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Setlist: EMI, Spotify, Nine Inch Nails

By and | Published on Wednesday 30 May 2018

EMI Music Publishing

CMU’s Andy Malt and Chris Cooke review key events in music and the music business from the last seven days, including Sony’s plans to become the majority shareholder in EMI Music Publishing, the official settlement of one of the big mechanical royalty lawsuits against Spotify, and how streaming is changing the definition of an album. Setlist is sponsored by 7digital.

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Stories discussed this week:

• Sony Corp to take majority control of EMI Music Publishing
• Indie sector hits out at Sony’s bid to control 90% of EMI Music Publishing
• Judge approves settlement in Lowery/Ferrick mechanical royalties case
• New six track Nine Inch Nails record listed as an LP because Spotify downgrades EPs, says Trent Reznor

In brief:

Tidal accused of delayed label payments
Campaigners call on Spotify to ban more artists over ‘hateful conduct’
YouTube to launch music streaming service next week, adds credits to music videos

Also mentioned:

• CMU’s coverage of The Great Escape
Setlist’s interview with David Lowery
• Buy Chris’s new book on how streaming music services are licensed and where the money goes right here on Amazon

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