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SETLIST is the music business podcast from CMU, sponsored by 7digital.
CMU helps people navigate and understand the music business through media, training, consultancy and education.
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STORIES DISCUSSED THIS WEEK• Massive Attack taking climate scientists on tour to study carbon footprint of live music (https://completemusicupdate.com/article/massive-attack-taking-climate-scientists-on-tour-to-study-carbon-footprint-of-live-music/)• Massive Attack to stage “super-low carbon emissions show” in Liverpool (https://completemusicupdate.com/article/massive-attack-to-stage-super-low-carbon-emissions-show-in-liverpool/)• Blue Mink’s Melting Pot causes another radio station reprimand from OfCom (https://completemusicupdate.com/article/blue-minks-melting-pot-causes-another-radio-station-reprimand-from-ofcom/)• BBC presenter kicks off Christmas tradition of banning Fairytale Of New York (https://completemusicupdate.com/article/bbc-presenter-kicks-off-christmas-tradition-of-banning-fairytale-of-new-york/)• Robin Richards to release new EP in doughnut form (https://completemusicupdate.com/article/robin-richards-to-release-new-ep-in-doughnut-form/)• JME releases new album on physical formats only (https://completemusicupdate.com/article/jme-releases-new-album-on-physical-formats-only/)ALSO MENTIONED• Genius goes legal in lyrics dispute with Google and LyricFind (https://completemusicupdate.com/article/genius-goes-legal-in-lyrics-dispute-with-google-and-lyricfind/)• Buy the Dissecting The Digital Dollar book (http://amzn.to/2Due7th)
Viagogo, Billboard, Jay-Z

Viagogo, Billboard, Jay-Z

2019-12-0200:41:09

STORIES DISCUSSED THIS WEEK• Viagogo buys StubHub for $4 billion (https://completemusicupdate.com/article/viagogo-buys-stubhub-for-4-billion/)• Viagogo has Google Ads ban lifted (https://completemusicupdate.com/article/viagogo-has-google-ads-ban-lifted/)• Billboard updates album chart bundling rules following criticism (https://completemusicupdate.com/article/billboard-updates-album-chart-bundling-rules-following-criticism/)• Jay-Z sues over hip hop themed AB(Jay)Z kids book (https://completemusicupdate.com/article/jay-z-sues-over-hip-hop-themed-abjayz-kids-book/)ALSO MENTIONED• New American collecting society announces initial partners, including HFA (https://completemusicupdate.com/article/new-american-collecting-society-announces-initial-partners-including-hfa/)• Nicki Minaj wanted to punch Travis Scott “in his fucking face” over chart result (https://completemusicupdate.com/article/nicki-minaj-wanted-to-punch-travis-scott-in-his-fucking-face-over-chart-result/)• DJ Khaled could sue Billboard over chart position (https://completemusicupdate.com/article/dj-khaled-could-sue-billboard-over-chart-position/)• AB To Jay-Z (Amazon) (https://amzn.to/2rOiSJN)• Buy the Dissecting The Digital Dollar book (http://amzn.to/2Due7th)
STORIES DISCUSSED THIS WEEK• Apple unveils its B2B streaming product (https://completemusicupdate.com/article/apple-unveils-its-b2b-streaming-product/)• Coldplay will not tour until they can make it environmentally “beneficial” (https://completemusicupdate.com/article/coldplay-will-not-tour-until-they-can-make-it-environmentally-beneficial/)• Taylor Swift says her Borchetta/Braun beef is stopping award shows and Netflix projects (https://completemusicupdate.com/article/taylor-swift-says-her-borchetta-braun-beef-is-stopping-award-shows-and-netflix-projects/)• Artists and politicians intervene in Taylor Swift v Big Machine beef (https://completemusicupdate.com/article/artists-and-politicians-intervene-in-taylor-swift-v-big-machine-beef/)• Taylor Swift’s AMA medley is all cleared insists Big Machine (https://completemusicupdate.com/article/taylor-swifts-ama-medley-is-all-cleared-insists-big-machine/)• Scooter Braun comments on Taylor Swift beef, insists disputes should be settled behind closed doors (https://completemusicupdate.com/article/scooter-braun-comments-on-taylor-swift-beef-insists-disputes-should-be-settled-behind-closed-doors/)ALSO MENTIONED• Value of UK music industry tops £5.2 billion, says UK Music (https://completemusicupdate.com/article/value-of-uk-music-industry-tops-5-2-billion-says-uk-music/)• Ninja Tune boss uses AIM AGM speech to call on music community to do more to tackle climate change (https://completemusicupdate.com/article/ninja-tune-boss-uses-aim-agm-speech-to-call-on-music-community-to-do-more-to-tackle-climate-change/)• Artists and music companies come together to demand action on the climate emergency (https://completemusicupdate.com/article/artists-and-music-companies-come-together-to-demand-action-on-the-climate-emergency/)• Buy the Dissecting The Digital Dollar book (http://amzn.to/2Due7th)
00:05:23 - Distibution Revolution00:23:41 - Lizzo00:39:12 - X FactorSTORIES DISCUSSED THIS WEEK• AIM launches new report on the revolution in music distribution (https://completemusicupdate.com/article/aim-launches-new-report-on-the-revolution-in-music-distribution/)• Lizzo goes legal as debate continues over who the “truth” should hurt (https://completemusicupdate.com/article/lizzo-goes-legal-as-debate-continues-over-who-the-truth-should-hurt/)• Simon Cowell declares war on Little Mix (apparently) (https://completemusicupdate.com/article/simon-cowell-declares-war-on-little-mix-apparently/)• Sinitta says she invented pop group TV show format, not Simon Cowell or Little Mix (https://completemusicupdate.com/article/sinitta-says-she-invented-pop-group-tv-show-format-not-simon-cowell-or-little-mix/)ALSO MENTIONED• Get the Distribution Revolution report here (https://bit.ly/distributionrevolution)• Artists “unlikely” to receive any money from PledgeMusic liquidation, says official receiver (https://completemusicupdate.com/article/artists-unlikely-to-receive-any-money-from-pledgemusic-liquidation-says-official-receiver/)• Owner of Kurt Cobain’s MTV Unplugged cardigan says he’s selling it because it’s too powerful (https://completemusicupdate.com/article/owner-of-kurt-cobains-mtv-unplugged-cardigan-says-hes-selling-it-because-its-too-powerful/)• Kurt Cobain’s cardigan sells for over $330,000 (https://completemusicupdate.com/article/kurt-cobains-cardigan-sells-for-over-330000/)• Buy the Dissecting The Digital Dollar book (http://amzn.to/2Due7th)
CMU’s Andy Malt and Chris Cooke review key events in music and the music business from recent weeks, including new calls to make FM and AM radio in the US pay performance royalties, the lawsuit accusing Lil Peep's management team of being liable for his death, and Apple's plans to bundle music and TV subscriptions together. Setlist is sponsored by 7digital.
CMU’s Andy Malt and Chris Cooke review key events in music and the music business from recent weeks, including Robert Fripp of King Crimson's dispute with the David Bowie estate and collecting society PPL about how his contributions to Bowie’s ‘Heroes’ and ‘Scary Monsters’ albums have been classified, the US record industry’s latest piracy gripe list, and Tegan & Sara’s new way to fight back against touts. Setlist is sponsored by 7digital.
CMU’s Andy Malt and Chris Cooke review key events in music and the music business from the last seven days, including Deezer’s big push to get support for user-centric royalty distribution, all 877 submissions to the Department Of Justice’s new review of the consent decrees that regulate BMI and ASCAP, and US Congress’s questions about YouTube’s Content ID. Setlist is sponsored by 7digital.
It's the second in a series of special editions of Setlist looking at the top ten music industry legal battles of all time. CMU's Andy Malt and Chris Cooke discuss Prince v The Dancing Baby – or Lenz v Universal Music Corp, to give it it’s official if less fun sounding name. This long running case tested the obligations of takedown issuers to consider whether unlicensed use of their copyright material is in fact ‘fair use’. Setlist is sponsored by 7digital.
Tencent, Tents, Baby Shark

Tencent, Tents, Baby Shark

2019-09-0400:46:32

CMU’s Andy Malt and Chris Cooke review key events in music and the music business from the last seven days, including China’s competition regulator investigating Tencent’s exclusivity deals with the major labels, a proposed tax on tents at festivals and a lawsuit claiming that Baby Shark is a rip-off. Setlist is sponsored by 7digital.
CMU’s Andy Malt and Chris Cooke review key events in music and the music business from the last seven days, including Eminem’s publishing company Eight Mile Style suing Spotify and claiming that the recently passed Music Modernization Act is unconstitutional, Tidal threatening to sue Norway and a Universal fire update. Setlist is sponsored by 7digital.
The first in a new series of special editions of Setlist – looking at the top ten music industry legal battles – this week we tell the story of the Blurred Lines song-theft case. CMU’s Andy Malt and Chris Cooke discuss how pre-emptive litigation by Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams against the Marvin Gaye Estate back-fired, kick-starting a high profile and entertaining court battle that centred on some tricky copyright technicalities. Setlist is sponsored by 7digital.
Tencent, TikTok, Katy Perry

Tencent, TikTok, Katy Perry

2019-08-1200:57:27

CMU’s Andy Malt and Chris Cooke review key events in music and the music business from the last few weeks, including Chinese web giant Tencent taking a 10% stake in Universal Music Group, TikTok taking ICE to the copyright tribunal and the big Katy Perry song theft case. Setlist is sponsored by 7digital.
CMU’s Andy Malt and Chris Cooke review key events in music and the music business from the last seven days, including UK competition regulator concerns about the takeover of Irish concert promoter MCD Productions by Live Nation, the latest roadblock in the story of the surely doomed Woodstock 50 festival, and how Ja Rule wormed his way out of an ongoing Fyre Festival lawsuit. Setlist is sponsored by 7digital.
CMU’s Andy Malt and Chris Cooke review key events in music and the music business from the last seven days, including the sale of US indie label Big Machine to Scooter Braun (aka Taylor Swift's "worst case scenario"), Spotify cancelling plans to allow artists to upload music directly, and how autoplaying promo videos on social media are affecting people with epilepsy. Setlist is sponsored by 7digital.
CMU’s Andy Malt and Chris Cooke review key events in music and the music business from the last seven days, including the inevitable lawsuits over the Universal archive fire and the New York Times' response to the major label's criticism of its reporting, efforts to stop record labels artificially boosting their streaming figures, and Apple’s claim that Spotify is barely paying any App Store fees. Setlist is sponsored by 7digital.
CMU’s Andy Malt and Chris Cooke review key events in music and the music business from the last seven days, including Genius accusing Google of stealing lyrics from its website, publishing company Wixen accusing Pandora of displaying lyrics from its catalogue without permission, Krept & Konan appearing in Parliament to discuss drill, and when the hell Vivendi is going to sell half of its Universal shares. Setlist is sponsored by 7digital.
FTC, Universal, DJ Khaled

FTC, Universal, DJ Khaled

2019-06-2200:45:58

CMU’s Andy Malt and Chris Cooke review key events in music and the music business from the last seven days, including the FTC's all-day session on the American ticketing market and the new proposals in US Congress that followed, allegations about how many Universal masters were actually lost in a big fire a decade ago, and DJ Khaled's beef with the Billboard charts. Setlist is sponsored by 7digital.
This week’s episode of Setlist is the last in our series of episodes marking CMU’s 20th birthday, in which we have been looking back at the 20 biggest stories CMU has covered over the last two decades. This time we look at what was once the biggest piracy site on the internet, and how it has survived where so many others have sunk. Setlist is sponsored by 7digital.
CMU’s Andy Malt and Chris Cooke review key events in music and the music business from the last seven days, including CISAC's expulsion of Spanish collecting society SGAE, the RIAA’s latest moves against piracy sites, and how Richard Ashcroft reclaimed his most famous song from the Rolling Stones. Setlist is sponsored by 7digital.
This week’s episode of Setlist is another marking CMU’s 20th birthday, the penultimate in a series of special editions reviewing the 20 biggest stories CMU has covered over the last two decades. This time we turn to the live industry. Not the whole sector, but one company that makes up an increasingly large chunk of it - the ever expansive Live Nation. Setlist is sponsored by 7digital.
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Sara Chaves

I loooooveeee this podcast. I can't stop laughing sometimes by myself with their jokes, but still really informative!!

Jan 17th
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