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Setlist: Spotify, Canada, Kanye

By and | Published on Monday 7 May 2018


CMU’s Andy Malt and Chris Cooke review key events in music and the music business from the last seven days, including Wall Street’s panic at Spotify’s first financial report as a publicly listed company, the USA’s copyright beef with Canada, and Kanye West’s attempts to alienate all of his fans. Setlist is sponsored by 7digital.

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Stories discussed this week:

• Spotify share price dips 9% on back of first quarterly report
• Sony has offloaded about a half of its Spotify shares
• Canada still appears on US government’s copyright watch list
Poop! Poop! Kanye West releases new music
• Doctor asks Kanye West not to use his image as album cover
• Kanye talks, and talks, and talks

In brief:

Guitar maker Gibson files for bankruptcy
Billboard decides 1250 streams equals one album sale (so long as the listener was paying)
Abba record new music

Also mentioned:

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CMU Insights at The Great Escape 2018
• 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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