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Setlist: Mercury Prize, MMA, Taylor Swift

By and | Published on Sunday 29 July 2018

Mercury Prize

CMU’s Andy Malt and Chris Cooke review key events in music and the music business from the last seven days, including the Mercury Prize and National Album Day announcements, fears that last minute lobbying on the Music Modernization Act might kill it, and claims that noted protector of her own trademarks Taylor Swift might have infringed someone else’s. Setlist is sponsored by 7digital.

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Stories discussed this week:

• Mercury shortlist announced
• National Album Day to celebrate albums nationally on a day
• Campaigners fear Music Modernization Act could falter because of HFA intervention
• SESAC responds to criticism of its late minute Music Modernization Act lobbying
• Taylor Swift sued over Swift Life app

In brief:

Billy McFarland reaches deal with SEC over Fyre Festival fraud
Eventbrite files paperwork for IPO

Also mentioned:

• Chris’s Music Moderization Act panel at Midem:

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