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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

The music publishers' $200 million lawsuit against Roblox

6/14/2021
CMU’s Andy Malt and Chris Cooke review key events in music and the music business from the last week, including the $200 million lawsuit against Roblox from a consortium of music publishers led by the US National Music Publishers Association, plus Brexit negotiator David Frost’s big no-show at a parliamentary inquiry into how the UK-EU trade deal messed things up so badly for touring musicians and what, if anything, is being done about it. SECTION TIMES 01: Roblox (00:3:36) 02: Brexit...

Duration:00:30:45

YouTube's four billion dollar stats brag

6/7/2021
CMU’s Andy Malt and Chris Cooke review key events in music and the music business from the last week, including YouTube Global Head Of Music Lyor Cohen’s brag that the Google division has paid out over $4 billion to the music industry over the last year, and the last minute pleas for the government to save the festival season by offering state-backed cancellation insurance. SECTION TIMES 01: YouTube (00:4:27) 02: Festival insurance (00:24:50) (Timings may be slightly different due to...

Duration:00:33:59

The music industry's "war on the internet"

5/31/2021
CMU's Andy Malt and Chris Cooke review key events in music and the music business from the last week, including US ISP Cox Communication's claim that the music industry is "waging war on the internet" as it appeals the 2019 safe harbour ruling against it, plus a new survey from the Musicians' Union and the Incorporated Society Of Musicians showing that 77% of UK music-makers expect their income to fall as a result of new post-Brexit touring bureaucracy. SECTION TIMES 01: Cox Communications...

Duration:00:28:43

High quality audio goes mainstream

5/24/2021
CMU’s Andy Malt and Chris Cooke review key events in music and the music business from the last week, including Apple and Amazon's announcements that users of their streaming services will now be able to enjoy some super enhanced audio action via their respective music platforms at no extra cost, plus the UK's competition regulator the Competition & Markets Authority's announcement that it has launched an investigation into the recent acquisition by Sony Music of Kobalt's recordings...

Duration:00:27:46

Are iPhone users the real victims of the Apple Tax?

5/17/2021
CMU’s Andy Malt and Chris Cooke review key events in music and the music business from the last week, including the new class action legal claim in London on behalf of the millions of iOS users in the UK, presenting consumers rather than app-makers as the bigger losers when Apple adds a 30% commission onto in-app purchases, plus Believe’s first step towards its IPO. SECTION TIMES 01: Apple Tax (00:12:27) 02: Believe (00:26:00) (Timings may be slightly different due to adverts) STORIES...

Duration:00:30:43

PRS livestreaming rates: the controversy continues

5/10/2021
CMU’s Andy Malt and Chris Cooke review key events in music and the music business from the last week, including the new controversy over PRS For Music’s new livestreaming licence after it was revised to address previous controversy, plus media regulator Ofcom’s consultation on its view that BBC Sounds is no threat to anyone in commercial radio and podcasting. SECTION TIMES 01: PRS livestream tariff (00:05:15) 02: BBC Sounds (00:31:07) (Timings may be slightly different due to...

Duration:00:40:52

The EU takes a stand against the Apple Tax

5/3/2021
CMU’s Andy Malt and Chris Cooke review key events in music and the music business from the last week, including the European Commission’s ‘statement of objections’ to Apple saying that it believes it has distorted competition in the music streaming market by enforcing the mandatory use of its own payment system, plus Tencent’s likely fine for alleged anti-competitive behaviour in the music streaming market. SECTION TIMES 01: EU v Apple (00:02:58) 02: China v Tencent (00:21:49) (Timings...

Duration:00:28:38

Artists call on Boris Johnson to fix streaming

4/26/2021
CMU’s Andy Malt and Chris Cooke review key events in music and the music business from the last week, including the letter to UK Prime Minister 'Boris' Johnson from 156 musicians demanding that he fix music streaming, and another letter sent by an alliance of copyright industry trade groups to the European Union demanding that it beef up an element of its proposed Digital Services Act. SECTION TIMES 01: Letter to 'Boris' Johnson (00:06:59) 02: Letter to the EU (00:30:05) (Timings may...

Duration:00:39:26

Live Nation prepares venues for the livestreaming future

4/19/2021
CMU’s Andy Malt and Chris Cooke review key events in music and the music business from the last week, including Live Nation's announcement that it is kitting out more than 60 US music venues with equipment to offer any artist performing in them the option to also broadcast their shows online, and Ofcom's decision not to take action over a Capital Xtra DJ taking money in exchange for airplay. SECTION TIMES 01: Livestreaming (00:04:31) 02: Capital Xtra (00:19:59) (Timings may be slightly...

Duration:00:30:48

Lil Nas X's Satan Shoes recalled back to Hell

4/12/2021
CMU’s Andy Malt and Chris Cooke review key events in music and the music business from the last week, including a legal settlement that will see 666 pairs of Nike trainers that were turned – without the sportswear brand’s permission – into Lil Nas X’s Satan Shoes recalled, plus the merger of Scooter Braun’s Ithaca Holdings with the South Korean music company formerly known as Big Hit Entertainment, HYBE. SECTION TIMES 01: Satan Shoes (00:06:41) 02: HYBE and Ithaca (00:21:13) (Timings...

Duration:00:31:26

Songwriters call time on pop stars’ unearned credits

4/5/2021
CMU’s Andy Malt and Chris Cooke review key events in music and the music business from the last week, including the new songwriter campaign seeking to stop famous artists from grabbing a cut of the copyright in songs that they help make famous but don’t actually co-write, plus Ice Cube’s lawsuit against the “unscrupulous and predatory” Robinhood app. SECTION TIMES 01: Songwriters v Pop stars (00:03:58) 02: Ice Cube (00:21:14) (Timings may be slightly different due to adverts) STORIES...

Duration:00:37:38

How record labels kept the money flowing in 2020

3/29/2021
CMU’s Andy Malt and Chris Cooke review key events in music and the music business from the last week, including new stats from trade bodies the IFPI and BPI showing that streaming kept the record industry in growth in 2020, despite COVID-19, plus the new campaign launched by the Ivors Academy calling on labels to better compensate songwriters for their work. SECTION TIMES 01: Stats! Stats! Stats! (00:05:15) 02: #PaySongwriters (00:21:40) (Timings may be slightly different due to...

Duration:00:28:52

Spotify gets in on the economics of streaming debate

3/22/2021
CMU’s Andy Malt and Chris Cooke review key events in music and the music business from the last week, including Spotify’s new website formally laying out its positions on the different aspects of the economics of streaming debate, and calls for the Recording Academy to support publishing contract reform. SECTION TIMES 01: Spotify on the streaming economics (00:03:15) 02: The campaign against ‘minimum delivery and release commitment’ (00:28:23) (Timings may be slightly different due to...

Duration:00:38:44

The music business year so far

3/15/2021
CMU’s Andy Malt and Chris Cooke review key events in music and the music business from 2021 so far, including UK parliament’s inquiry into the economics of streaming, the debate around user-centric streaming royalties, and the issues facing UK musicians who want to tour Europe post-Brexit. SECTION TIMES 01: Economics of streaming (00:07:33) 02: User-centric royalties (00:17:15) 03: Brexit and live music (00:23:31) (Timings may be slightly different due to adverts) STORIES DISCUSSED...

Duration:00:32:03

Artists say PRS fees could cause livestream losses

12/14/2020
CMU’s Andy Malt and Chris Cooke review key events in music and the music business from the last week, including the UK’s Music Managers Forum and Featured Artists Coalition anger at PRS For Music's “unworkable” proposed royalty rates for livestreamed shows, plus our favourite music of 2020. SECTION TIMES 01: Livestream rates (00:04:43) 02: Tracks of 2020 (00:23:57) (Timings may be slightly different due to adverts) STORIES DISCUSSED THIS WEEK • MMF and FAC hit out at proposed PRS...

Duration:00:31:44

Can the Grammy Awards ever escape controversy?

12/7/2020
CMU’s Andy Malt and Chris Cooke review key events in music and the music business from the last week, including the accusations of corruption levelled at the Grammy Awards by The Weeknd and Halsey (among others) and whether the big US music industry awards show can ever escape criticism, plus the $3 million lawsuit launched by Chance The Rapper's former manager that calls his last album a “freestyle-driven product of sub-par quality”. SECTION TIMES 01: Grammy Awards (00:05:35) 02: Chance...

Duration:00:27:53

Artists tell MPs streaming is "threatening the future of music"

11/30/2020
CMU’s Andy Malt and Chris Cooke review key events in music and the music business from the last week, including the first parliamentary hearing in the culture select committee inquiry into the economics of streaming, plus Instagram's insistence that no one would ever confuse its Reels feature with US cable TV channel Reelz. SECTION TIMES 01: Streaming inquiry (00:05:36) 02: Reels/z (00:28:35) (Timings may be slightly different due to adverts) STORIES DISCUSSED THIS WEEK • Performer ER...

Duration:00:36:13

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...

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...

Duration:00:36:24