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CMU Podcast: Ticket touts, cheap streams, Spinal Tap

By and | Published on Friday 21 October 2016

Ticket touts

CMU’s Andy Malt and Chris Cooke review key events in music and the music business from the last week, including moves by MP Nigel Adams to get ticket-buying bots banned, how the cost of streaming is putting off mainstream consumers, and Harry Shearer’s $125 million lawsuit over royalties from ‘This Is Spinal Tap’. The CMU Podcast is sponsored by 7digital.

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Stories discussed this week:

MP hopes to ban ticket touting bots through Digital Economy Bill
• Streaming is too expensive for the mainstream, says YouGov research
• Harry Shearer sues Universal owner Vivendi over This Is Spinal Tap royalties

In brief:

• Isle Of Wight Festival announces 2017 dates
• Rob Stringer promoted to top job at Sony Music
• A2IM warns of major CD counterfeiting operation on Amazon
• Pacha Group sale agreed
• Martin Garrix tops the DJ Mag Poll

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