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Setlist: Grande, Apple, The Eagles

By and | Published on Wednesday 29 August 2018


CMU’s Andy Malt and Chris Cooke review key events in music and the music business from the last seven days, including Grande Communications accusing the record industry of trying to make internet service providers their “de facto copyright enforcement agents”, how Spotify has given up on using Apple to sell subscriptions, and why Michael Jackson’s ‘Thriller’ is no longer the biggest-selling album of all time in the US. Setlist is sponsored by 7digital.

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Stories discussed this week:

• Labels want ISPs to be “de facto copyright enforcement agents”, says ISP
• Copyright infringement is definitely “stealing”, reckons judge in BMG v Cox case
• Spotify and Netflix both make moves to reduce payments to Apple
Eagles’ greatest hits overtakes Michael Jackson’s Thriller as most successful US album of all time

Also mentioned:

Pete Doherty sings (eats really fast) for his supper (breakfast)
• Beef Of The Week #418: Nicki Minaj v Travis Scott (and his baby)
That anti-piracy advert
Adam Buxton – Piracy Song
Richard & Judy – The Autobiography
Syd Little – Little Goes A Long Way: My Own Story

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Speed briefings at music conferences
‘Dissecting The Digital Dollar’ masterclass with the Musicians’ Union

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