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Setlist: Taylor Swift, Spotify, Sam Fender

By and | Published on Monday 8 July 2019

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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 sale of US indie label Big Machine to Scooter Braun (aka Taylor Swift’s “worst case scenario”), Spotify cancelling plans to allow artists to upload music directly, and how autoplaying promo videos on social media are affecting people with epilepsy. Setlist is sponsored by 7digital.

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Stories discussed this week:
Scooter Braun acquires Big Machine in Taylor Swift’s “worst case scenario”
Taylor Swift didn’t get advance warning of Big Machine deal from Dad
Spotify abandons plans to offer direct-upload tools for artists
Sam Fender withdraws autoplaying Twitter video after it triggers seizures

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