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Setlist: Rainbow Venues, Steely Dan, Slush Music

By and | Published on Monday 4 December 2017

Rainbow Venues

CMU’s Andy Malt and Chris Cooke review key events in music and the music business from the last week, including Birmingham City Council’s decision to revoke Rainbow Venues’ licence over drug-related deaths, the legal battle over who should own the late Walter Becker’s half of Steely Dan, plus a round up of interesting things Chris learned at this year’s Slush Music conference in Finland. Setlist is sponsored by 7digital.

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Stories discussed this week:

• Birmingham’s Rainbow Venues to appeal after licence revoked over drug-related death
• Walter Becker estate responds in Steely Dan dispute
• Steely Dan’s legal drama: a copyright expert explains Donald Fagen v Walter Becker Estate (Newsweek)
• Slush Music

In brief:

BBC Sound Of 2018 longlist announced
Jorja Smith, Mabel and Stefflon Don make BRITs Critics’ Choice shortlist
UK’s £92 billion creative sector growing twice as fast as the wider economy
UK’s Competition and Markets Authority to crack down on ticket resellers

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