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CMU Podcast: Baboom, MegaUpload, SFX, The Voice

By and | Published on Friday 21 August 2015


CMU’s Andy Malt and Chris Cooke review the week in music and the music business, including the long-awaited launch of Baboom, the longer awaited deletion of MegaUpload, the further protracted buy-back of SFX, and unexpected departure of Tom Jones from ‘The Voice’. The CMU Podcast is sponsored by 7digital.

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Stories discussed this week


Baboom finally goes live, plays with the streaming music model


Server firm seeks to finally delete the old MegaUpload files
• Kim Dotcom posts pre-MegaUpload shutdown chat with Universal where collaboration is on the agenda
• Hosting company wants to wipe 1103 MegaUpload servers (TorrentFreak)
Universal Music Group and Kim Dotcom (SoundCloud)


Sillerman fails to finance SFX buy-back bid, opening a new seven week window for alternative proposals
Sillerman confirms he is working on SFX buy-back Plan B

The Voice

New coaches for The Voice
• Boy George comments on him thieving Tom Jones’ Voice seat (sort of)
Tom Jones statement (Facebook)

What we didn’t have time to talk about

Movie industry drops web-block injunction request from MovieTube case
SoundCloud no longer providing data to Next Big Sound
Apple Music disputes ‘half of users no longer streaming’ stat
• Apple announces all new look Roundhouse season
Deezer seeking new finance, IPO not ruled out
BBFC to pilot voluntary ratings for online music videos, as exemption threshold for music DVDs narrowed
• Extra security needed next to provocative Nicki Minaj waxwork after saucy photos go viral

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