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CMU Podcast: SFX, RIAA, PRS/PPL, Rita Ora

By and | Published on Friday 5 February 2016

SFX Entertainment

CMU’s Andy Malt and Chris Cooke review the week in music and the music business, including the SFX bankruptcy, the RIAA adding streams into its sales awards, the PRS/PPL joint venture, and Rita Ora’s legal battle with Roc Nation. The CMU Podcast is sponsored by 7digital.

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Stories discussed this week

• SFX finally enters bankruptcy
• RIAA says 1500 streams equals one album sale, updates gold and platinum certifications
• PPL and PRS announce joint venture to simplify public performance licensing
• Roc Nation responds to Rita Ora litigation, though settlement possibly pending

CMU Approved

Synne Sanden
• Sophie Beem
• Guns
• Rina Sawayama

What we didn’t have time to talk about

Government taskforce proposals could reduce mega-damages in US copyright cases
MU forms taskforce and initiates consultation on US visa issues for British artists
Amazon reportedly considering standalone streaming music service
GEMA suffers another knockback in ongoing YouTube litigation
Adele not endorsing Donald Trump, if you were wondering

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