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CMU Podcast: Ticket touts, Duran Duran, Prince

By and | Published on Friday 18 November 2016

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CMU’s Andy Malt and Chris Cooke review key events in music and the music business from the last week, including the Culture Select Committee session on ticket touting in Parliament, Duran Duran testing the reach of America’s copyright reversion rule, and Prince’s label suing Tidal. The CMU Podcast is sponsored by 7digital.

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Stories discussed this week:

MPs recommend investigation of “far-ranging and disturbing factors” in ticketing market
• Duran Duran go to court to test reach of US copyright reversion right
• Prince companies sue Tidal over catalogue streams

In brief:

New GEMA court ruling could “devastate” German industry, say music publishers
Spotify announces Ticketmaster deal as it ramps up gig plugging efforts
US Internet Association gets its copyright demands in quick to President-Elect Trump
US Department Of Justice to appeal 100% licensing agreement
Amazon Music Unlimited launches in the UK
Frank Ocean kept albums out of Grammys in protest at awards’ poor diversity

Once you’re finished listening to the podcast, why not check out some of our Spotify playlists. Or, even better, listen to prolific songwriter Matt Farley’s best 25 songs of the hundreds he’s written in the last year.

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