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Setlist: The future of live music, charity chart battles

By and | Published on Monday 4 May 2020


CMU’s Andy Malt and Chris Cooke review key events in music and the music business from the last week, including new research into what the future music look like for live music after lockdown, plus the ressurgence of charity singles as the Live Lounge Allstars knock Captain Tom off number one in the UK singles chart. Setlist is sponsored by 7digital.

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