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CMU Podcast: Pandora, MegaUpload, Measuring Music, Justin Bieber

By and | Published on Friday 6 November 2015


CMU’s Andy Malt and Chris Cooke review the week in music and the music business, including Pandora’s “unprecedented” licensing deal with Sony/ATV, MegaUpload’s lawyers finally defending rather than delaying in the long drawn out extradition case, UK Music’s ‘Measuring Music’ report on just how much money the music industry is pumping into the UK economy, and a week in the life of the world’s greatest human being Justin Bieber. The CMU Podcast is sponsored by 7digital.

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Stories discussed this week

• Sony/ATV announces direct licensing deal with Pandora
• MegaUpload defence begins in extradition hearing
• Economic impact of UK music up 5% in 2014, says UK Music
• Justin Bieber walks off stage after fans hinder urgent cleaning work
• Justin Bieber is the world’s greatest human, says volunteer organisation

CMU Approved

• Kelly Lee Owens
• Club 8
• Jupiter Sounds

What we didn’t have time to talk about

• Romanian PM resigns after mass protest over Bucharest club fire
Another law firm pursuing action against SFX
• Ministry Of Sound launches streaming service
• London venue The Coronet to close in 2017
• In-car entertainment is fast evolving, though the CD remains key for now
• Former NWA manager sues over movie portrayal

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