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CMU Podcast: Music Venue Trust, virtual reality, Justin Bieber

By and | Published on Friday 28 October 2016

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CMU’s Andy Malt and Chris Cooke review key events in music and the music business from the last week, including the Music Venue Trust’s open letter calling for an end to PRS For Music’s minimum fee for live shows, the latest developments in virtual reality for music, and Justin Bieber’s campaign against screaming. The CMU Podcast is sponsored by 7digital.

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Stories discussed this week:

Music Venue Trust urges songwriters to support an end of minimum fees on PRS gigs licence
• Avenged Sevenfold to live-stream virtual reality show tomorrow
• Boiler Room announces virtual reality venue
• Abba working on virtual reality project with Simon Fuller
• Justin Bieber walks off stage in Manchester, chats biology with ‘respectful’ Birmingham audience

In brief:

MP3tunes appeal might raise the obligations of safe harbour dwellers
Cliff Richard’s lawsuit could cost BBC and South Yorkshire Police £1.5 million
Kesha’s New York Times profile part of a “co-ordinated campaign to mislead the public”, says Dr Luke’s lawyer
Spotify lets video licences lapse, insists it remains committed to video
Bob Dylan still quiet on Nobel win, organisers warn he may lose prize money

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