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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

Anarchy in the High Court - it's the Sex Pistols!

7/26/2021
CMU’s Andy Malt and Chris Cooke review key events in music and the music business from the last week, including The Sex Pistols’ appearance in the High Court in a dispute over a sync deal to include the band’s music in a new show directed by Danny Boyle based on the memoir of guitarist Steve Jones, plus Sony Music’s lawsuit against sportswear brand Gymshark accusing it of using unlicensed music in social media promos for years. SECTION TIMES 01: Streaming royalties (00:12:49) 02:...

Duration:00:38:17

The things people still get wrong about streaming – dissecting the Economics Of Streaming report

7/19/2021
Taking a break from the usual format, on this week’s Setlist CMU’s Andy Malt and Chris Cooke discuss the culture select committee of the UK parliament’s newly published report based on its inquiry into the economics of the music streaming business, including the key findings, what the committee got wrong, and an important question that should probably get answered before anyone instigates the “complete reset” of the entire music streaming business that the committee called...

Duration:00:46:00

Let's fix streaming by taxing the superstars

7/12/2021
CMU’s Andy Malt and Chris Cooke review key events in music and the music business from the last week, including the new research from the UK’s Association Of Independent Music’s arguing that paying popular tracks on streaming services lower royalties and less popular track more might be the key to a fairer system, and the news that supermarket chain Sainsbury’s is freeing up shelf space in its stores by ditching CDs and DVDs. SECTION TIMES 01: Streaming royalties (00:12:56) 02:...

Duration:00:41:37

Brexit negotiator says touring issues aren't his problem

7/5/2021
CMU’s Andy Malt and Chris Cooke review key events in music and the music business from the last week, including chief Brexit negotiator Lord David Frost’s less than reassuring answers to questions about how he failed to deliver visa-free touring in the EU for British musicians and what is being done about it, plus the music companies going on the record to say positive things about Spotify’s controversial Discovery Mode. SECTION TIMES 01: Brexit (00:5:38) 02: Discovery Mode...

Duration:00:39:27

Damon Dash and the court-blocked Jay-Z NFT

6/28/2021
CMU’s Andy Malt and Chris Cooke review key events in music and the music business from the last week, including the court order barring Damon Dash from auctioning an NFT that the Roc-A-Fella record label claims is an attempt to sell off copyright in Jay-Z’s ‘Reasonable Doubt’ album that he does not own, and the private Universal Music share deal that edges it closer to a public stock market listing. SECTION TIMES 01: Jay-Z NFT (00:7:38) 02: Universal Music (00:23:57) (Timings may be...

Duration:00:33:53

Could this bold new law finally fix streaming?

6/21/2021
CMU’s Andy Malt and Chris Cooke review key events in music and the music business from the last week, including the new private members bill proposed by MP Kevin Brennan to change UK copyright law to provide musicians with guaranteed income when their music is streamed, and Sony Music’s announcement that it will start paying royalties to unrecouped artists on 20th century record contracts. SECTION TIMES 01: Private members bill (00:5:23) 02: Sony Music (00:24:24) (Timings may be...

Duration:00:37:03

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Duration:00:32:03