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CMU Podcast: Rdio, Radiohead, MCPS, Beyonce

By and | Published on Friday 8 April 2016


CMU’s Andy Malt and Chris Cooke review the week in music and the music business, including Sony Music’s lawsuit against former Rdio execs, Radiohead’s catalogue seemingly shifting over to XL, MCPS putting its operations up for tender, and Beyonce and Deadmau5’s latest trademark squabbles. The CMU Podcast is sponsored by 7digital.

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Stories discussed this week

• Sony Music sues former Rdio execs for keeping Pandora talks a secret
• Radiohead catalogue moves to XL, suggesting Warner’s offload of Parlophone assets to indies is underway
• MCPS seeks pitches to run its operations, could end long-term alliance with PRS
• Beyonce sues maker of Feyonce merch
• Deadmau5 sues vape company for trademark infringement

CMU Approved

Anna Of The North
• Ofelia K
• Femme En Fourrure
• Rukhsana Merrise

What we didn’t have time to talk about

Tidal confirms it has served “legal notice” to service’s former owners
Kesha suffers further set back in Dr Luke litigation
Justin Bieber and Usher could face song theft trial without expert witness
Cat’s Eyes gatecrash Buckingham Palace to perform new single

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