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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

Setlist: Coldplay's plans to make touring eco-friendly

10/18/2021
CMU’s Andy Malt and Chris Cooke review key events in music and the music business from the last week, including Coldplay’s plans to employ various technological solutions to reduce the environmental impact of their world tour next year, plus the music publishers' plans to push for the mechanical royalty rate on streaming in the US to be increased again in 2023. SECTION TIMES 01: Coldplay (00:07:52) 02: Copyright Royalty Board (00:23:48) (Timings may be slightly different due to...

Duration:00:36:30

Tina Turner's big money brand and rights deal

10/11/2021
CMU’s Andy Malt and Chris Cooke review key events in music and the music business from the last week, including Tina Turner’s wide-ranging deal with BMG in which she has given up her recordings, songs and brand for a reported $50 million, plus Friendly Fires’ anger after British Prime Minister Boris Johnson walked onto the stage at the Conservative Party’s annual conference to the sound of their song, ‘Blue Cassette’. SECTION TIMES 01: Tina Turner (00:06:02) 02: Friendly Fires...

Duration:00:36:32

Setlist: Donald Trump's Electric Avenue fair use failure

10/4/2021
CMU’s Andy Malt and Chris Cooke review key events in music and the music business from the last week, including Donald Trump's failed attempt to have a copyright infringement case brought against him by Eddy Grant dismissed on the grounds of fair use, and the attempt by the man who (as a baby) appeared on the cover of Nirvana's 'Nevermind' album to have the artwork on the record's 30th anniversary reissue censored. SECTION TIMES 01: Electric Avenue (00:02:19) 02: Nevermind...

Duration:00:29:47

Setlist: The government responds to Parliament’s streaming report

9/27/2021
CMU’s Andy Malt and Chris Cooke review key events in music and the music business from the last week. This week we focus on just one story – because there’s a lot to say about it – the British government’s response to Parliament’s big ‘Economics Of Music Streaming’ report published by Parliament’s Digital, Culture, Media & Sport Select Committee in July. SECTION TIMES 01: Economics of streaming response (00:03:52) (Timings may be slightly different due to adverts) STORIES DISCUSSED...

Duration:00:33:04

Setlist Live from Spot+

9/20/2021
Setlist’s Chris Cooke presents a live version of the programme at the Spot+ conference in Aarhus, Denmark. He is joined by a panel of industry experts to review key events in music and the music business from the last week, including the RIAA’s latest stats, Portishead’s user-centric royalties on SoundCloud, Epic Games and Apple, COVID passports, and why Ed Sheeran hates American awards ceremonies. PANEL • Maria Borg, Digital Partners & Export Manager at discowax / Sony Music •...

Duration:01:04:06

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