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Setlist: Ticketing, SGAE, Prince

By and | Published on Monday 19 February 2018

Live Music

CMU’s Andy Malt and Chris Cooke review key events in music and the music business from the last seven days, including the UK government’s clarification of rules for secondary ticketing sites and what data they must display when reselling tickets, calls for sanctions against Spain’s performing rights collecting society, and your chance to own a bit of a Prince song. Setlist is sponsored by 7digital.

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Stories discussed this week:

• Government extends rules for ticket resellers, publishes guidelines for the touts
• Dice responds to accusations of secret booking fees
• Music publishers call on CISAC to suspend Spanish collecting society SGAE
• CISAC responds to publishers’ demands over Spanish collecting society
• Publishing rights in Prince’s first single for sale on eBay

In brief:

• BRITs announces white rose initiative in support of Time’s Up campaign
• Industry backs EU’s pilot programme to support music community
• Taylor Swift gets song-theft action dismissed

Also mentioned:

• Buy Chris’s new book on how streaming music services are licensed and where the money goes right here on Amazon
• Artist:Entrepreneur Day at the City Roots festival in Cambridge on 1 Mar

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