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CMU Podcast: Fake artists! Fake t-shirts! Fake radio!

By and | Published on Monday 17 July 2017


CMU’s Andy Malt and Chris Cooke review key events in music and the music business from the last week, including Spotify’s ‘fake’ artist ‘scandal’, Kylie and Kendall Jenner’s legal battle over what constitutes copyright infringement when printing t-shirts, and the Mansfield radio station battling repeated unwanted intrusions by a wanker. The CMU Podcast is sponsored by 7digital.

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Stories discussed this week:

The Streaming Problem: How Spammers, Superstars, and Tech Giants Gamed the Music Industry (Vulture)
• Spotify on Non-Existent Artist Allegations: ‘We Do Not and Have Never Created Fake Artists’ (Billboard)
• Spotify denies it’s playlisting fake artists. So why are all these fake artists on its playlists? (MBW)
• CMU Artists Of The Year 2014: Matt Farley
• Jenner reps say Tupac t-shirt was legit, hit back at photographer lawsuit
• Mansfield radio station pleas for wanking intrusions to stop

In brief:

• SoundCloud axes 173 jobs, closes London office
Music industry welcomes EU committee votes on safe harbour reform
Psy’s Gangnam Style loses position as YouTube’s most played video

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