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By and | Published on Monday 16 April 2018

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CMU’s Andy Malt and Chris Cooke review key events in music and the music business from the last seven days, including the return of the Music Modernization Act, new double figure growth for the UK record business, and what it’s like being a shareholder in Spotify. Setlist is sponsored by 7digital.

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Stories discussed this week:

• All-new Music Modernization Act glues together American music proposals
• Spotify debuts on Wall Street with a $30 billion valuation
Sony anticipates $1 billion windfall from Spotify share sale
• UK record industry saw 10.6% growth last year, woo!

In brief:

80% of deaf and disabled music fans still experiencing issues buying tickets
Arts Council England “too posh for pop”, says UK Music
Disney developing High Fidelity TV series
Empire Records to be adapted into a stage musical

Also mentioned:

Spotify’s current share price
• 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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