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Setlist: Shazam, Spotify, Touts

By and | Published on Friday 15 December 2017


CMU’s Andy Malt and Chris Cooke review key events in music and the music business from the last week, including Apple’s acquisition of Shazam, Spotify and Deezer calling on the EU to restrict tech giant “gatekeepers”, and the latest crackdown on illegal secondary ticketing. Setlist is sponsored by 7digital.

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Stories discussed this week:

• Apple confirms Shazam acquisition
• Spotify and Deezer call on EU to restrict tech giant “gatekeepers”
• National Trading Standards raids four properties in ticket tout investigation
• StubHub on ticket touts, high prices and musicians’ anger (BBC Newsbeat)

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