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CMU Podcast: Spotify, Bandpage, In-car listening, Morrissey

By and | Published on Friday 19 February 2016


CMU’s Andy Malt and Chris Cooke review the week in music and the music business, including Daniel Ek’s claims that streaming is turning around the record business’s fortunes and Spotify’s attempt to stop David Lowery’s lawsuit from becoming a class action, YouTube’s acquisition of Bandpage, new research on the popularity of in-car radio listening, plus Morrissey’s ill-fated move into modelling. The CMU Podcast is sponsored by 7digital.

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Stories discussed this week

• Daniel Ek says Spotify is enabling a record industry revival
• Spotify responds to David Lowery’s mechanicals lawsuit
• YouTube buys BandPage
• Radio still dominates in-car listening, for now at least
• Morrissey takes up modelling, decides it’s not for him

CMU Approved

Jorja Smith
• Nevermen
• Berger
• Teleman

What we didn’t have time to talk about

Kanye West fends off Martin Shkreli to release new album
• The Grammys! It was the Grammys! The Grammys happened!
• Zara Larsson tops first Official Trending Chart
Pandora boss plays down reports his firm is up for sale
• Shift to free secures NME its highest ever ABC

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