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CMU Podcast: Apple Music, Blinkbox, Beastie Boys, Foo Fighters

By and | Published on Friday 19 June 2015

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CMU’s Andy Malt and Chris Cooke review the week in music and the music business, including the indie label backlash against Apple Music, Blinkbox going into administration, Beastie Boys’ latest legal win against Monster Energy Drink, and Dave Grohl’s gammy leg. The CMU Podcast is sponsored by 7digital.

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Stories discussed this week:

Indie labels v Apple Music

American indie labels group A2IM questions Apple Music deal
AIM won’t endorse Apple Music deal that has “serious short-term consequences” for labels
• German trade group publishes open letter to Apple chiefs
• Beggars goes public on Apple Music deal

Blinkbox in administration

Blinkbox Music back up for sale as company goes into administration
• Rdio Select launch in Europe delayed by rights holders, says CEO

Beastie Boys v Monster Energy

Monster ordered to pay Beastie Boys another $668,000
Neil Young tries to trump Trump from trumpeting with his song

Dave Grohl’s gammy leg

5 Seconds Of Summer’s Michael Clifford burned by on stage flame thrower
• Dave Grohl breaks leg on stage, finishes show
• Imminent music festival seeks new headliner, GSOH, no broken legs

Listen to this week’s CMU Approved artists:

• Society
• Rudi Zygadlo
• Miguel
The Orb

What we didn’t have time to talk about:

• UK music tourism generated £3.1 billion last year
Van Morrison leads musical honours in Queen’s birthday list
Michael Nash returns to Warner Music, following Rob Wiesenthal’s exit
• Jesse Norman named new chair of Culture, Media And Sport Select Committee
PRS/STIM/GEMA joint venture gets the go ahead
Kathryn Joseph wins Scottish Album Of The Year Award
• Cassette Store Day is back
• Brixton nightclub Plan B closes ahead of relaunch under Columbo Group management
• Nick Grimshaw and Rita Ora added to ‘X-Factor’ judging panel
• Scroobius Pip, Kindness and more to work on British Red Cross refugee album
• Take That get the keys to The O2
Jess Glynne cancels shows to undergo vocal cord surgery

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