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Setlist: Festival plastic, Hits Radio, Mariah Carey

By and | Published on Monday 23 April 2018


CMU’s Andy Malt and Chris Cooke review key events in music and the music business from the last seven days, including over 60 independent festivals’ commitment to ban single-use plastic, Bauer’s brand new national/local radio station Hits Radio, and Mariah Carey’s ex-manager’s threat to launch a “blockbuster expose lawsuit”. Setlist is sponsored by 7digital.

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Stories discussed this week:

• Independent festivals commit to ban single-use plastics by 2021
• Bauer launches new national pop station Hits Radio
• Mariah Carey’s ex-manager plotting “blockbuster exposé lawsuit”

In brief:

PRS confirms over-payment email to members is genuine
New campaign launched by “responsible secondary ticket operators”
Kendrick Lamar wins Pulitzer Prize For Music

Also mentioned:

CMU Insights at The Great Escape 2018
• 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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