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Setlist: 20 years of CMU – The digital royalty lawsuits

By and | Published on Monday 3 September 2018

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This week’s episode of Setlist is another marking CMU’s 20th birthday, the fifth in a series of special editions reviewing the 20 biggest stories CMU has covered over the last two decades. Here we discuss the debate around how digital royalties should be shared out and legal action by pre-internet artists who reckoned they were due a bigger cut of the pie. In particular the landmark litigation pursued by FBT Productions – aka the Bass Brothers – against Universal Music in relation to their work on the early Eminem releases. Setlist is sponsored by 7digital.

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