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Setlist: CRB appeal, closing venues, Kanye

By and | Published on Monday 18 March 2019

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CMU’s Andy Malt and Chris Cooke review key events in music and the music business from the last seven days, including Spotify’s appeal of the US Copyright Royalty Board’s new mechanical royalties rate, ongoing challenges for grassroots music venues in the UK and EMI’s counter-suit in its contract battle with Kanye West. Setlist is sponsored by 7digital.

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Stories discussed this week:
Spotify defends its appeal of the new US songwriter royalty rate
NMPA responds to Spotify’s “spin” and “falsehoods” in mechanical royalties spat
Spotify goes to war with Apple, asks EU to investigate anti-competitive behaviour
Oxford’s Cellar venue closes following two-year battle to stay open
The Social says it needs to raise £95,000 in two weeks to avoid closure
Chancellor “missed a great opportunity” by not fixing venue business rates issue in spring statement
EMI fires back in Kanye West publishing contract dispute

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The Social crowdfunding campaign
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