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CMU Podcast: Blurred Lines, BBC iPlayer Radio, MIC Coalition, Foo Fighters

By and | Published on Friday 17 July 2015

Thicke N Pharrell

CMU’s Andy Malt and Chris Cooke review the week in music and the music business, including the latest in the Marvin Gaye’s family’s legal battle with Pharrell Williams and Robin Thicke over ‘Blurred Lines’, the BBC banning Neil Young and others from its radio stations, NPR’s withdrawal from the MIC Coalition, and why a cartoonist was sent to a Foo Fighters show. The CMU Podcast is sponsored by 7digital.

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Stories discussed this week:

Blurred Lines trial

Blurred Lines retrial request denied, though damages cut and no distribution ban
Thicke n Pharrell lawyer confirms Blurred Lines appeal
Robin Thicke – Blurred Lines (YouTube)
Marvin Gaye – Got To Give It Up (YouTube)

BBC bans Neil Young

Neil Young, The Doors and others excluded from BBC radio because of rights concerns over iPlayer upgrade
• Neil Young pulls from streaming over sound quality
Neil Young on pulling from streaming (Facebook)
Neil Young second post on pulling from streaming (Facebook)

NPR withdraws from MIC Coalition

NPR quits the MIC Coalition lobby group

Cartoonist sent to Foo Fighters show

Canadian paper circumvents Foo Fighters photographer rules by sending cartoonist
• Bad weather drives Foo Fighters off stage in Canada
• Photos Foo Fighters: the art of circumventing rigid requirements (Le Soleil)

Listen to this week’s CMU Approved artists:

• Qrion
Spangle Call Lilli Line

What we didn’t have time to talk about:

50 Cent declares himself bankrupt
Berklee report bigs up the blockchain as a royalty processing solution
Final paid edition of NME to be published this month
• FTC looking into impact of Apple tax rules on rival streamers
• Future of West London’s Troubadour unclear as venue put up for sale

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