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Live at Wide Days

Live at Wide Days

2022-05-2342:04

A special live edition of the show recorded live at Wide Days in Edinburgh. CMU’s Chris Cooke is joined on stage by Serenade's Mike Walsh and SNM Management's Shikayla Nadine to review key events in music and the music business from the last week, including the latest judgement against Viagogo in Australia, Universal's DIY distribution platform Spinnup going invite-only, and the battle for the top of the singles chart in Jubilee week. STORIES DISCUSSED THIS WEEK • Australian appeals court upholds AUS$7 million judgement against Viagogo • Universal’s DIY distributor introduces A&R process, drops a chunk of its current artists • Sarah Brightman and Alfie Boe aiming for jubilee number one with new recording of God Save The Queen ALSO MENTIONED • DCMS Economics Of Streaming Inquiry MORE FROM CMU • Upcoming CMU webinars • Buy MMF and CMU Insights’ Dissecting The Digital Dollar book on Amazon • Sign up to receive the CMU Daily news bulletin • Listen to the full Setlist theme tune
Live at The Great Escape

Live at The Great Escape

2022-05-1601:03:12

A special edition of the show recorded live at The Great Escape in Brighton. CMU’s Andy Malt and Chris Cooke are joined on stage by music rights consultant Becky Brook and creative entrepreneur Ameena Badley to review key events in music and the music business from the last week, including Napster's shift to Web3, the MMF's $ong Royalties Manifesto, and the death of the iPod. STORIES DISCUSSED THIS WEEK • Napster acquired for Web3 fun • MMF launches $ong Royalties Manifesto at The Great Escape • Apple discontinues the iPod ALSO MENTIONED • STLST - Theme From Setlist MORE FROM CMU • Upcoming CMU webinars • Buy MMF and CMU Insights’ Dissecting The Digital Dollar book on Amazon • Sign up to receive the CMU Daily news bulletin
CMU’s Andy Malt and Chris Cooke review key events in music and the music business from the last week, including Deezer's announcement that it is going public with a valuation of more than €1 billion, as a result of a deal to merge with French special purpose acquisition company I2PO that will result in the streaming music firm being publicly listed on the Euronext Paris stock exchange, plus Tyga’s entry into the torrid world of sports shoe litigation. SECTION TIMES 01: Deezer (00:05:49) 02: Tyga (00:23:15) (Timings may be slightly different due to adverts) STORIES DISCUSSED THIS WEEK • Deezer to go public with €1.05 billion valuation • Tyga’s MSCHF trainers prompt legal battle with Vans ALSO MENTIONED • Deezer announces partnership with German broadcaster RTL Deutschland (November 2021) • Deezer’s IPO is off (October 2015) • Setlist: Lil Nas X’s Satan Shoes recalled back to Hell (April 2021) • Tommy Cash has collaborated with Adidas on some really long shoes (NME) MORE FROM CMU • Upcoming CMU webinars • Buy MMF and CMU Insights’ Dissecting The Digital Dollar book on Amazon • Sign up to receive the CMU Daily news bulletin
CMU’s Andy Malt and Chris Cooke review key events in music and the music business from the last week, including the battle over Sheffield's Leadmill venue after its current management were served with an eviction notice with plans for the building's landlord to install their own team, plus the producer suing Justin Bieber for allegedly breaking promises on royalties. SECTION TIMES 01: The Leadmill (00:10:45) 02: Justin Bieber (00:25:06) (Timings may be slightly different due to adverts) STORIES DISCUSSED THIS WEEK • Sheffield Leadmill landlord says building will remain a music venue, despite eviction notice • Dispute over the future of Sheffield’s The Leadmill rages on • The Leadmill landlords have already begun registering the trademark for Electric Sheffield • “The Leadmill will not continue” following landlord takeover, says current General Manager • Leadmill management petition for suspension of Section 25 of Landlord And Tenant Act as dispute with landlord continues • Bieber producer sues over points dispute ALSO MENTIONED • Industry Takeover Seminars • Sound + Vision Comedy Conference • Great Escape Conference schedules published as more keynotes and conversations are confirmed MORE FROM CMU • Upcoming CMU webinars • Buy MMF and CMU Insights’ Dissecting The Digital Dollar book on Amazon • Sign up to receive the CMU Daily news bulletin
CMU’s Andy Malt and Chris Cooke review key events in music and the music business from the last week, including the lawsuit launched against Fortnite maker Epic Games by the choreographer behind the dance routine in the video for the Charlie Puth song ‘How Long’ alleging that an 'emote' available within the gaming platform utilises his choreography without licence, and the US Copyright Royalty Board's rejection of industry proposals on royalty rates for discs and downloads. SECTION TIMES 01: Fortnite dance (00:05:56) 02: Copyright Royalty Board (00:15:57) (Timings may be slightly different due to adverts) STORIES DISCUSSED THIS WEEK • Choreographer on Charlie Puth video reignites debate about dance copyright on Fortnite • US Copyright Royalty Board rejects proposal to keep mechanical royalty on discs and downloads unchanged ALSO MENTIONED • Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins dies • Mira Calix dies • The Wanted’s Tom Parker dies MORE FROM CMU • Upcoming CMU webinars • Buy MMF and CMU Insights’ Dissecting The Digital Dollar book on Amazon • Sign up to receive the CMU Daily news bulletin
CMU’s Andy Malt and Chris Cooke review key events in music and the music business from the last week, including the latest stats from the IFPI showing that global recorded music revenues grew 18.5% in 2021, plus a whole load more stats from Spotify aiming to fend of criticism about the money artists and songwriters earn from the platform (although possibly not doing that good a job of it). SECTION TIMES 01: IFPI stats (00:05:50) 02: Spotify stats (00:31:13) (Timings may be slightly different due to adverts) STORIES DISCUSSED THIS WEEK • Global record industry revenues grew 18.5% to $25.9 billion in 2021 • Spotify paid $7 billion to the music industry last year - and other fun stat brags ALSO MENTIONED • Shape Of You song-theft court case concludes • The things people get wrong about streaming (Setlist specials, May 2020) • The things people still get wrong about streaming - dissecting the Economics Of Streaming report (Setlist special, July 2021) MORE FROM CMU • Upcoming CMU webinars • Buy MMF and CMU Insights’ Dissecting The Digital Dollar book on Amazon • Sign up to receive the CMU Daily news bulletin
CMU’s Andy Malt and Chris Cooke review key events in music and the music business from the last week, including Spotify's $310 million deal to sponsor Spanish football team FC Barcelona - which the streaming service says will be great for artists - and former chief Brexit negotiator Lord Frost's admission that the deal he secured with the European Union may have messed things up for musicians. SECTION TIMES 01: Spotify (00:05:24) 02: Brexit (00:19:00) (Timings may be slightly different due to adverts) STORIES DISCUSSED THIS WEEK • Spotify’s $310 million FC Barcelona sponsorship deal confirmed – and it’s great news for artists, says Spotify • Former Brexit negotiator admits “purist” approach to EU trade deal inflicted excessive paperwork on musicians ALSO MENTIONED • UK record industry revenues grew 12.8% in 2021 MORE FROM CMU • Upcoming CMU webinars • Buy MMF and CMU Insights’ Dissecting The Digital Dollar book on Amazon • Sign up to receive the CMU Daily news bulletin
CMU’s Andy Malt and Chris Cooke review key events in music and the music business from the last week, including Ed Sheeran's trip to the High Court in London in a bid to defeat a song-theft lawsuit filed against him and his musical collaborators in relation to his 2017 track 'Shape Of You', and the return of LimeWire - not as a piece of peer-to-peer file-sharing software, but as a music NFT marketplace.  SECTION TIMES 01: Ed Sheeran (00:05:40) 02: LimeWire (00:23:13) (Timings may be slightly different due to adverts) STORIES DISCUSSED THIS WEEK • Musical “magpie” Ed Sheeran in court over Shape Of You song theft claims • Ed Sheeran testifies in Shape Of You song-theft dispute • Musical “magpie” Ed Sheeran is also a “music squirrel”, says lawyer in Shape Of You song-theft case • Johnny McDaid takes to the stand in Ed Sheeran’s Shape Of You song-theft battle • Another Ed Sheeran collaborator testifies in Shape Of You song-theft case • LimeWire to relaunch as NFT marketplace ALSO MENTIONED • US recorded music market grew 23% in 2021 • Writers of TLC’s No Scrubs given credits on Ed Sheeran’s Shape Of You (March 2017) • Ed Sheeran settles Photograph song-theft lawsuit (April 2017) • LimeWire founder settles out of court for $105 million (May 2011) • Merlin settles with LimeWire (March 2012) • So where exactly did the bogus “$72 trillion” claim come from? (May 2012) MORE FROM CMU • Upcoming CMU webinars • Buy MMF and CMU Insights’ Dissecting The Digital Dollar book on Amazon • Sign up to receive the CMU Daily news bulletin
CMU’s Andy Malt and Chris Cooke review key events in music and the music business from the last week, including Epic Games' acquisition of Bandcamp and what a gaming company might want with a direct-to-fan music platform, plus the Entertainment Retailers Association's stats on streaming music in 2021 and what it thinks should happen in the economics of streaming debate. SECTION TIMES 01: Bandcamp (00:02:57) 02: ERA stats (00:17:43) (Timings may be slightly different due to adverts) STORIES DISCUSSED THIS WEEK • Epic Games buys Bandcamp • ERA publishes positive stats galore about streaming, but says industry needs to be “bold” in responding to economics of streaming debate ALSO MENTIONED • Music Export Ukraine: How to support the people of Ukraine • Ukrainian musicians urge streaming services to allow political messaging on their platforms in response to Russian invasion • Spotify and Live Nation make announcements regarding Russian activities following the invasion of Ukraine MORE FROM CMU • Upcoming CMU webinars • Buy MMF and CMU Insights’ Dissecting The Digital Dollar book on Amazon • Sign up to receive the CMU Daily news bulletin
CMU’s Andy Malt and Chris Cooke review key events in music and the music business from the last week, including Megan Thee Stallion’s legal dispute over the definition of an album – and specifically whether her 2021 release ‘Something For Thee Hotties’ is one or now – plus the eventful rollout of Kanye West's latest record, 'Donda 2'. SECTION TIMES 01: Megan Thee Stallion (00:06:14) 02: Kanye West (00:18:14) (Timings may be slightly different due to adverts) SUBSCRIBE TO SETLIST Listen to Setlist and sign up to receive new episodes for free automatically each week through any of these services… Acast | Amazon Music | Apple Podcasts | audioBoom | CastBox | Deezer | Google Podcasts | iHeart | Mixcloud | RSS | Spotify | Stitcher | TuneIn STORIES DISCUSSED THIS WEEK • Megan Thee Stallion goes back to court to dispute label’s definition of “album” • Kanye West says he sold more than $2 million worth of Donda 2 players in 24 hours • Kanye West misses Donda 2 release date • Kanye West releases four Donda 2 tracks • Kanye West releases Donda 2 (or at least a version of it) ALSO MENTIONED • Live Nation upbeat as it publishes its 2021 figures • Storm Eunice: Record wind gust amid disruption (BBC News) MORE FROM CMU • Upcoming CMU webinars • Buy MMF and CMU Insights’ Dissecting The Digital Dollar book on Amazon • Sign up to receive the CMU Daily news bulletin
CMU’s Andy Malt and Chris Cooke review key events in music and the music business from the last week, including the lawsuits filed against Pandora by three comedians - and the estates of comedy legends Robin Williams and George Carlin - over allegations the American streaming service is streaming comedy routines by those performers without all of the proper licences in place, and the RIAA's legal letter to music NFTs website HitPiece that was both a cease-and-desist on behalf its members and a demand for information about all of the outfit’s activities and revenues to date. SECTION TIMES 01: Pandora (00:10:22) 02: HitPiece (00:23:12) (Timings may be slightly different due to adverts) STORIES DISCUSSED THIS WEEK • Comedians sue Pandora in dispute over literary work licences • RIAA sends stern legal letter to controversial music NFTs site HitPiece ALSO MENTIONED • AWAL • BRITs power up for fully-fledged return MORE FROM CMU • Upcoming CMU webinars • Buy MMF and CMU Insights’ Dissecting The Digital Dollar book on Amazon • Sign up to receive the CMU Daily news bulletin
CMU’s Andy Malt and Chris Cooke review key events in music and the music business from the last week, including the controversy sparked by a company called HitPiece after it appeared to be selling NFTs related to a plethora of musicians without permission, plus accusations by Lil Yachty that another music-focussed NFT Company, Opulous, used his name and brand as part of its launch communications, even though - he claims - he had not agreed to get involved in the venture. SECTION TIMES 01: HitPiece (00:08:37) 02: Lil Yachty (00:20:55) (Timings may be slightly different due to adverts) STORIES DISCUSSED THIS WEEK • Artists and labels hit out at unofficial NFTs site that allows people to “own a song” • Lil Yachty sues music NFT start-up Opulous for trademark infringement • Opulous says Lil Yachty lawsuit is “meritless” ALSO MENTIONED • Joe Rogan and Daniel Ek commit to beefed up and more transparent content polices in response to Neil Young boycott • Spotify science podcaster hits out at Spotify’s response to Rogan backlash • Spotify boycott grows as Young v Rogan fallout continues MORE FROM CMU • Upcoming CMU webinars • Buy MMF and CMU Insights’ Dissecting The Digital Dollar book on Amazon • Sign up to receive the CMU Daily news bulletin
CMU’s Andy Malt and Chris Cooke review key events in music and the music business from the last week. On this episode we’re discussing just one story that dominated the headlines over the last seven days – Neil Young’s protest against the Joe Rogan Experience podcast on Spotify. Saying that Rogan is “spreading fake information about [COVID-19] vaccines”, Young issued an ultimatum – ditch Rogan, or remove all of his music from its platform. Spotify chose Rogan.  Please note: This episode was recorded prior to Spotify CEO Daniel Ek and Joe Rogan’s latest statements on Neil Young’s protest. STORIES DISCUSSED THIS WEEK • Over 250 scientists and medics hit out at Spotify over Joe Rogan podcast • Management looking into Neil Young’s request to boycott Spotify in Joe Rogan protest • Spotify confirms it is removing Neil Young’s music following his Joe Rogan podcast protest ALSO MENTIONED • CMU Insights & Friend MTS White Paper – Building Trust #02: Harmful Content MORE FROM CMU • Upcoming CMU webinars • Buy MMF and CMU Insights’ Dissecting The Digital Dollar book on Amazon • Sign up to receive the CMU Daily news bulletin
CMU’s Andy Malt and Chris Cooke review key events in music and the music business from the last week, including the artist backlash against venues that charge a commission on any merchandise they sell at gigs and the Featured Artist Coalition's new directory of '100% venues' that don't take any cut at all, plus the battle between the estates of former Jimi Hendrix Experience drummer Mitch Mitchell and bassist Noel Redding with the Hendrix estate and Sony Music over alleged unpaid royalties.  SECTION TIMES 01: Venue merchandise commissions (00:07:47) 02: Jimi Hendrix (00:19:01) (Timings may be slightly different due to adverts) STORIES DISCUSSED THIS WEEK • FAC launches campaign against venue merch commissions, urges ‘100% Venues’ to sign up to new directory • Jimi Hendrix estate goes to court following royalty claim from former Experience collaborators ALSO MENTIONED • SOPA/PIPA and the MegaUpload shutdown (Chris' blog) • The FAC's '100% Venues' directory • Upcoming CMU webinars MORE FROM CMU • Buy MMF and CMU Insights’ Dissecting The Digital Dollar book on Amazon • Sign up to receive the CMU Daily news bulletin
CMU’s Andy Malt and Chris Cooke review key events in music and the music business from the last week, including the US Ninth Circuit appeals court judges’ skeptical approach to an attempt to have the song-theft case over Katy Perry’s ‘Dark Horse’ reinstated and other song-theft lawsuits currently working their way through the courts, plus Spotify’s successful bid to block a trademark application for legal marijuana selling platform, Potify. SECTION TIMES 01: Katy Perry (00:06:00) 02: Spotify (00:23:56) (Timings may be slightly different due to adverts) STORIES DISCUSSED THIS WEEK • Dark Horse litigation back in court, but judges cautious of over-extending copyright • Taylor Swift has one last go at getting the Shake It Off song-theft lawsuit dismissed • Chris Brown and Drake hit back over No Guidance song-theft claim • Spotify successfully blocks Potify trademark application ALSO MENTIONED • Over 250 scientists and medics hit out at Spotify over Joe Rogan podcast • Chris Brown & Drake – No Guidance (YouTube) • Mr Cooper – I Love Your Dress (YouTube) • Burger King – You Got It Your Way advert 1992 (YouTube) • Roy Orbison – You Got It (YouTube) • Jack Dee Burger King routine (YouTube) MORE FROM CMU • Buy MMF and CMU Insights’ Dissecting The Digital Dollar book on Amazon • Sign up to receive the CMU Daily news bulletin
CMU’s Andy Malt and Chris Cooke discuss five companies likely to find themselves involved in big music industry controversies in 2022. They span the economics of streaming debate, the major label system, the live industry, digital licensing and more. Some of these companies will be more used to finding themselves the focus of people’s anger than others, and some more willing to fight back than others.  SECTION TIMES 01: Spotify (00:04:29) 02: Universal (00:19:48) 03: Viagogo (00:28:13) 04: Twitter (00:35:13) 05: Live Nation (00:43:56) (Timings may be slightly different due to adverts) FURTHER READING • Streaming services push for pre-2018 song royalty rate in US Copyright Royalty Board proceedings (October 2021) • Songwriter groups make final submission to review of US royalty rates on discs and downloads (November 2021) • Artist Rights Alliance calls Spotify’s Discovery Mode “exploitative and unfair” (May 2021) • Believe, TuneCore and DistroKid formally endorse Spotify’s controversial Discovery Mode (July 2021) • Universal Music shares surge 38% on day one of trading (September 2021) • MPs again call for performer ER on streams as Universal boss’s £150 million pay packet is compared to songwriter earnings (November 2021) • Ed Sheeran secures injunction against Viagogo over touted tickets in Germany (December 2021) • NMPA chief says Twitch’s music licensing blog post contains some “astounding admissions” (December 2020) • DistroKid announces partnership with Twitch (February 2021) • Warner Music and Twitch announce new deal (September 2021) • Congress members hit out at Twitter over rights management systems and lack of music licences (August 2021) • Congressional committee demands documents and information from Live Nation in relation to Astroworld tragedy (December 2021) MORE FROM CMU • Buy MMF and CMU Insights’ Dissecting The Digital Dollar book on Amazon • Sign up to receive the CMU Daily news bulletin
CMU's Andy Malt and Chris Cooke review key events in music and the music business from the last year. For this edition of Setlist we’re doing things a bit differently. It's our final episode of 2021, so we're going to look back at the big five stories of the last twelve months in the music business. It's been a while since we last did this, because last time we recorded a 'review of the year' edition it took so long we nearly missed Christmas. This time we've come up with a plan though, we only have five minutes to talk about each story. Can it be done? And what were the five big music industry stories of 2021 anyway? Find out here. SECTION TIMES 01: Streaming economy debate (00:05:54) 02: Brexit (00:12:25) 03: NFTs (00:19:39) 04: Apple Tax (00:25:57) 05: Music rights boom (00:33:41) (Timings may be slightly different due to adverts) FURTHER READING • CMU reports on the streaming economy debate • CMU reports on Brexit • CMU reports on NFTs • CMU reports on Epic Games v Apple MORE FROM CMU • Buy MMF and CMU Insights’ Dissecting The Digital Dollar book on Amazon • Sign up to receive the CMU Daily news bulletin
CMU’s Andy Malt and Chris Cooke review key events in music and the music business from the last week, including Universal’s lawsuit against investment platform Republic over its move into music (there already being music company called Republic, which Universal has owned for more than 20 years), and Tidal’s big shift to user-centric royalties.  SECTION TIMES 01: Republic (00:06:51) 02: Tidal (00:20:38) (Timings may be slightly different due to adverts) STORIES DISCUSSED THIS WEEK • Universal Music goes legal over investment platform Republic moving into music • Tidal adds free tier – and announces artist bonuses and user-centric plans ALSO MENTIONED • Conference themes and lead country partner announced for Great Escape 2022 • Submit conference speakers for The Great Escape 2022 MORE FROM CMU • Buy MMF and CMU Insights’ Dissecting The Digital Dollar book on Amazon • Sign up to receive the CMU Daily news bulletin
CMU's Andy Malt and Chris Cooke discuss the tragedy that occurred at Travis Scott's Astroworld festival in Houston Texas on Friday 5 Nov. Ten* people were killed and hundreds more injured after a dangerous crowd-surge occurred during Scott's headline set at the festival. A criminal investigation is now underway to ascertain the sequence of events that led to the injuries and deaths, and to what extent poor planning or bad decision making on the ground contributed to the tragedy. Meanwhile, over 100 lawsuits have been filed by victims of the event, with many more expected. *This episode was recorded before the death of nine year old Ezra Blount. STORIES DISCUSSED THIS WEEK • Travis Scott's Astroworld festival subject to criminal investigation and civil action, after eight people killed during crowd surge • Astroworld lawsuits mount up, as further statements are issued over festival tragedy • Lawyers for Astroworld victims get access to the festival's site, as calls for independent investigation increase • Travis Scott's attorney criticises Houston officials for inconsistent statements and "finger-pointing" in wake of the Astroworld tragedy • Travis Scott urges Astroworld victims to get in touch as another festival-goer dies from her injuries ALSO MENTIONED • Astroworld promo video (Instagram) • Travis Scott sued over balcony fall at New York gig • Travis Scott's attorney says rapper didn’t know about deadly crowd chaos (Good Morning America/YouTube) • Rapper’s rowdy past raises red flags in Astroworld lawsuits (Associated Press) • Gwen Stefani sued for encouraging fans to rush forward at gig • Gwen Stefani still faces injured fan lawsuit, but Live Nation is off the hook MORE FROM CMU • Buy MMF and CMU Insights' Dissecting The Digital Dollar book on Amazon • Sign up to receive the CMU Daily news bulletin
CMU’s Andy Malt and Chris Cooke review key events in music and the music business from the last week, including Jay-Z claim in court that his fragrance launched in 2013 failed not because he didn't live up to his agreement regarding promoting it but because of perfume company Parlux's "crappy, lazy work", plus the All Party Parliamentary Group On Music's demand for "urgent action" from the UK government to tackle the crisis facing British musicians and crew planning to tour Europe as a result of the Brexit shambles. SECTION TIMES 01: Jay-Z (00:04:31) 02: Brexit (00:18:16) (Timings may be slightly different due to adverts) STORIES DISCUSSED THIS WEEK • Jay-Z takes to the witness stand in ongoing perfume promo dispute • Jay-Z lays into perfume company’s “crappy, lazy work” in ongoing legal battle • Cross-party group of MPs calls for urgent action on post-Brexit touring bureaucracy ALSO MENTIONED • Big Sean leaves GOOD Music “to start getting a bigger cut” • Kanye West says signing Big Sean to GOOD Music was “the worst thing I’ve ever done” • Submit to APPG On Music's inquiry into EU touring MORE FROM CMU • Buy MMF and CMU Insights’ Dissecting The Digital Dollar book on Amazon • Sign up to receive the CMU Daily news bulletin
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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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