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SETLIST is the music business podcast from CMU. CMU helps people to navigate and understand the music business through media, training, research and events.

SETLIST is the music business podcast from CMU. CMU helps people to navigate and understand the music business through media, training, research and events.

Location:

London, United Kingdom

Description:

SETLIST is the music business podcast from CMU. CMU helps people to navigate and understand the music business through media, training, research and events.

Twitter:

@cmu

Language:

English

Contact:

+442080999050


Episodes

300 million reasons why Taylor Swift still hates Scooter Braun

11/23/2020
CMU’s Andy Malt and Chris Cooke review key events in music and the music business from the last week, including Taylor Swift's anger upon learning that the master rights in her first six albums have been sold without her knowledge for a second time, plus music publisher Wixen's lawsuit against TikTok rival Triller. SECTION TIMES 01: Taylor Swift (00:08:24) 02: Triller (00:23:37) (Timings may be slightly different due to adverts) STORIES DISCUSSED THIS WEEK • Scooter Braun sells Taylor...

Duration:00:32:16

Are we headed for a live music dystopia?

11/16/2020
CMU’s Andy Malt and Chris Cooke review key events in music and the music business from the last week, including Ticketmaster's proposal to use its app to verify that ticketholders have had a COVID-19 vaccination or negative test before attending shows, and the latest twist in the copyright infringement battle between Nirvana and fashion designer Marc Jacobs. SECTION TIMES 01: Ticketmaster (00:03:51) 02: Nirvana (00:18:04) (Timings may be slightly different due to adverts) STORIES DISCUSSED...

Duration:00:25:31

Spotify opens up its algorithm... for a fee

11/9/2020
CMU’s Andy Malt and Chris Cooke review key events in music and the music business from the last week, including Spotify's new pilot scheme allowing artists and labels to influence its music-selecting algorithm in return for a lower royalty rate, plus Live Nation's beaming positivity in the face of another round of definitely not positive financial results. SECTION TIMES 01: Spotify algorithm (00:07:01) 02: Live Nation finances (00:27:39) (Timings may be slightly different due to adverts)...

Duration:00:36:24

Songwriters fear 35% royalty drop in 2020

11/2/2020
CMU’s Andy Malt and Chris Cooke review key events in music and the music business from the last week, including global collecting society grouping CISAC's positive revenue stats for 2019 and very gloomy predictions for 2020, and the news that Harry Styles has invested in a new arena venue in Manchester. SECTION TIMES 01: CISAC figures (00:04:45) 02: Harry Styles (00:20:16) (Timings may be slightly different due to adverts) STORIES DISCUSSED THIS WEEK • Song right societies saw collections...

Duration:00:32:14

Could Viagogo's StubHub merger be on the verge of collapse?

10/26/2020
CMU’s Andy Malt and Chris Cooke review key events in music and the music business from the last week, including the UK competition regulator's conclusion that a merged Viagogo and StubHub would likely result in a “substantial lessening of competition in the online secondary ticketing market” and proposal that the whole thing be called off, plus the new report that warns that 170,000 live industry jobs are at risk as a result of the UK government's response to COVID-19. SECTION TIMES 01:...

Duration:00:37:48

Parliament probes the economics of streaming

10/19/2020
CMU’s Andy Malt and Chris Cooke review key events in music and the music business from the last week, including the announcement that the culture select committee of the UK Parliament is opening an inquiry into the economics of music streaming, and the music industry's positive response to the number of venues, festivals and other music organisations who will receive support from the Culture Recovery Fund. SECTION TIMES 01: Streaming inquiry (00:05:38) 02: Culture Recovery Fund (00:27:44)...

Duration:00:42:49

BMG moves to make record contracts fairer

10/12/2020
CMU’s Andy Malt and Chris Cooke review key events in music and the music business from the last week, including BMG's announcement that it is eliminating a controversial, artist unfriendly clause from its record contracts and whether other labels might follow suit, plus what the members of BTS serving military service could mean for both the band and the South Korean economy. SECTION TIMES 01: BMG’s contracts (00:04:26) 02: BTS’s conscription (00:18:22) STORIES DISCUSSED THIS WEEK • BMG to...

Duration:00:29:06

Travis Scott's thumbs get him into trouble

10/5/2020
CMU’s Andy Malt and Chris Cooke review key events in music and the music business from the last week, including Travis Scott being sued by gaming accessory company KontrolFreek over some (allegedly) dodgy thumbsticks that (allegedly) rip off the company's designs, and why John Lennon's former personal assistant is being sued for speaking publicly about his time as John Lennon's personal assistant. SECTION TIMES 01: Travis Scott sued over thumbsticks (00:08:08) 02: John Lennon's former PA...

Duration:00:27:31

Commerical radio hits out at BBC Sounds

9/28/2020
CMU’s Andy Malt and Chris Cooke review key events in music and the music business from the last week, including OfCom's announcement that it intends to investigate whether the BBC Sounds app is competing with commercial media, and YouTube hitting back at a lawsuit arguing that it should not enjoy protection under the copyright safe harbour because it doesn’t make its Content ID rights management system available to everyone. SECTION TIMES 01: OfCom to investigate BBC Sounds (00:05:19) 02:...

Duration:00:33:26

Kanye West puts record deals in the spotlight

9/21/2020
CMU’s Andy Malt and Chris Cooke review key events in music and the music business from the last week, including Kanye West's big dispute over the structure of record company deals with artists (and the contents of the deals he dumped on Twitter), and Facebook's deals with the music industry to include music in video game livestreams on its Twitch rival Facebook Gaming. SECTION TIMES 01: Kanye v Universal (00:05:19) 02: Facebook Gaming (00:29:51) STORIES DISCUSSED THIS WEEK • Kanye West hits...

Duration:00:42:37

Music industry numbers - the week in stats

9/14/2020
CMU’s Andy Malt and Chris Cooke review key events in music and the music business from the last week, including the increase in US record revenues, the cost of ‘Boris’ Johnson’s ‘Operation Moonshot’, the boost in users of Fender’s guitar tuition app, the settlement reached in the legal battle between Sony Music and the estate of 1950s pop star Ricky Nelson, and the festivals people have most been pining for on Spotify. SECTION TIMES 01: RIAA figures (00:06:32) 02: Operation Moonshot...

Duration:00:35:43

Ford v Freeplay: When free doesn't mean free

9/7/2020
CMU’s Andy Malt and Chris Cooke review key events in music and the music business from the last week, including the Ford motor company's accusation that production music library Freeplay Music intentionally chose a name to make it seem like its music was free to use in order to sue it (and others) for copyright infringement, plus the crackdown on the boom in illegal raves during the pandemic. SECTION TIMES 01: Ford v Freeplay Music (00:04:59) 02: Crackdown on illegal raves (00:22:29) STORIES...

Duration:00:33:00

Nicki Minaj and the case of the sorry sample

8/31/2020
CMU’s Andy Malt and Chris Cooke review key events in music and the music business from the last week, including Tracy Chapman's accusation that Nicki Minaj is ignoring both the facts and the law in their sampling legal battle, plus the row over the inclusion of 'Rule, Britannia' and 'Land Of Hope And Glory' in this year's BBC Proms. SECTION TIMES 01: Tracy Chapman v Nick Minaj (00:03:13) 02: Rule, Britannia (or don’t) (00:20:35) STORIES DISCUSSED THIS WEEK • Nicki Minaj’s Sorry claims ignore...

Duration:00:34:35

Fortnite goes to battle with Apple

8/24/2020
CMU’s Andy Malt and Chris Cooke review key events in music and the music business from the last week, including the escalation of ‘Fortnite’ video game maker Epic Games’ legal battle against Apple over its App Store rules, plus two copyright cases that weren’t copyright cases which failed because they were copyright cases. SECTION TIMES 01: Epic v Apple (00:04:18) 02: 50 Cent v Rick Ross and Genius v Google (00:17:46) STORIES DISCUSSED THIS WEEK • Fortnite maker ramps up anti-Apple rhetoric...

Duration:00:31:30

Top ten legal battles - Procul Harum take it to the Lords

8/17/2020
It’s the eighth in our series of special editions of Setlist looking at some of our favourite music industry legal battles of all time. This time, CMU’s Andy Malt and Chris Cooke look back at the copyright battle over authorship of Procul Harum's 1967 single, 'A Whiter Shade Of Pale', which was fought all the way up to the appellate committee of the UK's House Of Lords. Organist Matthew Fisher argued that he should have been given 50% stake in the song, but by taking 38 years to go legal,...

Duration:00:22:10

What Donald Trump's TikTok ban means for the music industry

8/10/2020
CMU’s Andy Malt and Chris Cooke review key events in music and the music business from the last week, including what Donald Trump's pending ban on TikTok and messaging app WeChat means for the music industry, and Live Nation's optimism for the future despite seeing revenues fall by 98%. SECTION TIMES 01: Donald Trump's TikTok ban (00:04:39) 02: Live Nation's optimism, despite everything (00:19:50) STORIES DISCUSSED THIS WEEK • Donald Trump begins the process that could effectively ban TikTok...

Duration:00:32:51

Wiley, Twitter and the online censorship debate

8/3/2020
CMU’s Andy Malt and Chris Cooke review key events in music and the music business from the last week, including Wiley’s antisemitic social media posts and what responsibilities the social media platforms have when their users offend, plus the call from various big name musicians for politicians to stop using their music (or any music) without permission. SECTION TIMES 01: Wiley antisemitic social media posts (00:07:39) 02: Musicians’ letter to politicians (00:25:11) STORIES DISCUSSED THIS...

Duration:00:32:42

Taylor Swift's secret folklore and shaken off lawsuits

7/27/2020
CMU’s Andy Malt and Chris Cooke review key events in music and the music business from the last week, including Taylor Swift’s surprise new album and latest legal win, plus Spotify’s new deal with Universal and TikTok’s litigation-avoiding agreement with the US National Music Publishers Association. SECTION TIMES 01: Taylor Swift new album (00:03:44) 02: Taylor Swift lawsuit (00:10:34) 03: Spotify’s Universal deal (00:17:33) 04: TikTok’s NMPA deal (00:22:31) STORIES DISCUSSED THIS WEEK •...

Duration:00:25:20

Migos say they were “robbed” and “cheated” out of millions

7/20/2020
CMU’s Andy Malt and Chris Cooke review key events in music and the music business from the last week, including Migos suing their former layer over claims that he “robbed” and “cheated them out of millions of dollars, and Billboard’s amazing ability to make some seemingly simple updates to its chart rules incredibly complicated. SECTION TIMES 01: Migos sue their lawyer (00:04:31) 02: Billboard updates its chart rules (00:14:36) STORIES DISCUSSED THIS WEEK • Migos accuse their longtime lawyer...

Duration:00:30:50

Lady A sue Lady A over who is the real Lady A

7/13/2020
CMU’s Andy Malt and Chris Cooke review key events in music and the music business from the last week, including Lady A suing Lady A over who really owns the name Lady A, and the UK government's latest concessions to the live music industry as the COVID-19 shutdown begins to lift. SECTION TIMES 01: Lady A sue Lady A (00:04:18) 02: UK government's support for live music (00:18:35) STORIES DISCUSSED THIS WEEK • Lady A sue Lady A over the name Lady A...

Duration:00:31:12