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Setlist: Enrique Iglesias, Little Mix, The Smiths

By and | Published on Monday 29 January 2018

CMU’s Andy Malt and Chris Cooke review key events in music and the music business from the last seven days, including the latest sales v licence litigation launched by Enrique Iglesias against Universal Music, an interesting legal case testing the responsibilities of concert promoters under the Equalities Act, and the very short lived almost Smiths reunion. Setlist is sponsored by 7digital.

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Stories discussed this week:

• Enrique Iglesias reckons misclassified streams cost him millions in royalties
Little Mix lawsuit to test obligations of gig promoters under the Equality Act
• Smiths orchestral show collapses after original band members pull out

In brief:

Spotify investor says streaming market will quadruple in size to $40 billion by 2025
YouTube to start issuing ISNI numbers to creators
Birmingham’s Rainbow Venues launches campaign to help fund appeal against closure

Also mentioned:

• Buy Chris’s new book on how streaming music services are licensed and where the money goes right here on Amazon
• Mark E Smith dies
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• Rainbow Venues’ Educate Not Revocate campaign

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