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CMU Podcast: Pandora, Modular, Streaming royalties, George Osborne

By and | Published on Friday 9 October 2015


CMU’s Andy Malt and Chris Cooke review the week in music and the music business, including Pandora’s acquisition of Ticketfly, Modular’s legal disputes with Universal Music and BMG, the US Copyright Royalty Board’s review of SoundExchange royalties and George Osborne’s love of NWA. The CMU Podcast is sponsored by 7digital.

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Stories discussed this week

Pandora moves into ticketing via Ticketfly acquisition
Modular hails win in high profile legal dispute with Universal, settles another with BMG
• “Could majors get better Pandora rates than indies?” asks rate setting board
• George Osborne says NWA live show was one of the best he’s ever seen

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What we didn’t have time to talk about

Former Blinkbox employees go legal against Guvera over streaming service’s collapse
• Sony Corp considering Sony/ATV sale
• Deadmau5 quits Universal for Kobalt
• Phil Rudd loses appeal over sentence
• HMV planning international expansion of retail website
• Benga calls for better awareness of mental health issues
• Busted to reunite?

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