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Setlist: Viagogo, IFPI, royal vinyl

By and | Published on Monday 30 April 2018


CMU’s Andy Malt and Chris Cooke review key events in music and the music business from the last seven days, including indication that the UK Competition & Markets Authority intends to take Viagogo to court, yet more exciting and/or depressing growth for the record industry, and the royal twelve-inch. Setlist is sponsored by 7digital.

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Stories discussed this week:

• CMA indicates court action against Viagogo planned
• Recorded music revenues grew 8.1% last year, despite the value gap
• Royal Wedding recording proves the vinyl revival has gone too far

In brief:

House Of Representatives passes the Music Modernization Act
EC launches wider investigation into Apple’s Shazam acquisition
Beef Of The Week #401: Arctic Monkeys v Marketing

Also mentioned:

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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