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Setlist: Universal, Brexit, The Beatles

By and | Published on Monday 6 August 2018


CMU’s Andy Malt and Chris Cooke review key events in music and the music business from the last seven days, including Vivendi’s plan to sell off up to 50% of Universal Music, fears for UK artists touring Europe after Brexit, and researchers’ claims that Paul McCartney is wrong about which Beatles songs he wrote. Setlist is sponsored by 7digital.

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Stories discussed this week:

• Vivendi confirms it will sell a slice of Universal Music, but not by IPO
• House Of Lords warns of lack of clarity on post-Brexit touring
• Researchers say Paul McCartney “misremembers” writing Beatles song

In brief:

Major labels sue Cox Communications
• UK consumers giving up on illegal downloading

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