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Setlist: Anarchy in the High Court – it’s the Sex Pistols!

By and | Published on Monday 26 July 2021

John Lydon

CMU’s Andy Malt and Chris Cooke review key events in music and the music business from the last week, including The Sex Pistols’ appearance in the High Court in a dispute over a sync deal to include the band’s music in a new show directed by Danny Boyle based on the memoir of guitarist Steve Jones, plus Sony Music’s lawsuit against sportswear brand Gymshark accusing it of using unlicensed music in social media promos for years.

01: Streaming royalties (00:12:49)
02: Sainsbury’s (00:28:51)
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• Sex Pistols in court over sync deals and a 1988 band agreement
John Lydon is a “total dick”, former bandmate confirms in court
Sex Pistols are probably “gone for good” following sync deal bust up, Paul Cook confirms
John Lydon says he doesn’t remember signing “terrifying” Sex Pistols band agreement as sync deal dispute continues
John Lydon lawyer says he wasn’t aware of 1988 band agreement until a previous licensing dispute

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• Danny Boyle to direct Sex Pistols TV series
John Lydon calls Sex Pistols TV series “disrespectful”
• Sony Music sues Gymshark over unlicensed recordings in its social media videos

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