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SETLIST is the music business podcast from CMU.

CMU helps people to navigate and understand the music business through media, training, research and events.

Setlist Complete Music Update (CMU)

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    • 4.8 • 40 Ratings

SETLIST is the music business podcast from CMU.

CMU helps people to navigate and understand the music business through media, training, research and events.

    MPs ask for an update on the "complete reset of streaming”

    MPs ask for an update on the "complete reset of streaming”

    CMU’s Andy Malt and Chris Cooke review key events in music and the music business from the last week, including last week's Digital, Culture, Media & Sport Select Committee hearing, which saw music industry experts and representatives updating MPs about the work that has been ongoing within the music community since the committee published its report last year on the economics of music streaming.

    STORIES DISCUSSED THIS WEEK
    • Artist remuneration remains a key sticking point as MPs return to the economics of streaming debate
    • DCMS Economics Of Streaming Inquiry timeline

    ALSO MENTIONED
    • Music consumption at all time high powered by streaming and video apps
    • IFPI Engaging With Music report 2022 (ifpi.org)
    • MMF Song Royalties Manifesto (themmf.net)
    • Watch the DCMS select committee hearing (parliamentlive.tv)
    • CMU Podcast: Spotify mechanicals, BBC pay, BBC music show with guest presenter Becky Brook (July 2017)

    MORE FROM CMU
    • Upcoming CMU webinars
    • Buy MMF and CMU Insights’ Dissecting The Digital Dollar book on Amazon
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    • Listen to the full Setlist theme tune

    • 47 min
    Drake and 21 Savage ordered to destroy fake Vogue cover

    Drake and 21 Savage ordered to destroy fake Vogue cover

    CMU’s Andy Malt and Chris Cooke review key events in music and the music business from the last week, including Drake and 21 Savage being sued by magazine publisher Condé Nast for trademark infringement over a fake Vogue cover that formed part of the promotional campaign for their new collaborative album ‘Her Loss’, plus Lorde's discussion of the challenges facing the live music sector at the moment and how for an increasing number of artists the economics of touring currently don’t add up.

    SECTION TIMES
    01: Drake and 21 Savage (00:05:16)
    02: Lorde (00:20:03)
    (Timings may be slightly different due to adverts)

    STORIES DISCUSSED THIS WEEK
    • Condé Nast sues over Drake and 21 Savage fake Vogue cover
    • New York court orders Drake and 21 Savage to stop distributing their fake Vogue cover
    • Lorde is the latest artist to discuss the challenges of touring in 2022

    ALSO MENTIONED
    • Upcoming CMU webinars
    • Setlist: Why is touring becoming economically unviable for more artists? (17 Oct 2022)

    MORE FROM CMU
    • Buy MMF and CMU Insights’ Dissecting The Digital Dollar book on Amazon
    • Sign up to receive the CMU Daily news bulletin
    • Listen to the full Setlist theme tune

    • 27 min
    Has music copyright “never had it so good”?

    Has music copyright “never had it so good”?

    CMU’s Andy Malt and Chris Cooke review key events in music and the music business from the last week, including former Spotify economist Will Page's claim that “music copyright has never had it so good”, with – by his calculations – the value of the wider music rights business now almost $40 billion worldwide, and the changes over at Amazon Prime Music with more music but less functionality.

    SECTION TIMES
    01: Will Page report (00:09:15)
    02: Amazon Music (00:28:04)
    (Timings may be slightly different due to adverts)

    STORIES DISCUSSED THIS WEEK
    • Will Page says “music copyright has never had it so good” as global revenues reach almost $40 billion
    • Amazon shuffles its Prime Music offer, full 100 million track catalogue now available

    ALSO MENTIONED
    • BBC celebrates 70 years of singles chart by playing most streamed track released each year
    • Listen to the full Setlist theme tune

    MORE FROM CMU
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    • 41 min
    Noise complaints still threatening live music

    Noise complaints still threatening live music

    CMU’s Andy Malt and Chris Cooke review key events in music and the music business from the last week, including Manchester music venue the Night & Day Café continuing to fight against a Noise Abatement Notice served by Manchester City Council last year, and 5 Seconds Of Summer’s feelings about winning the Worst Band prize at the NME Awards three years in a row.

    SECTION TIMES
    01: Night & Day Café (00:09:52)
    02: 5 Seconds Of Summer (00:26:14)
    (Timings may be slightly different due to adverts)

    STORIES DISCUSSED THIS WEEK
    • Manchester music venue Night & Day Café facing closure as it continues to fight noise complaint
    • 5 Seconds Of Summer discuss being voted Worst Band at NME Awards three times

    ALSO MENTIONED
    • Apple Music increases baseline subscription rate to 10.99
    • Night & Day Café petition (Change.org)
    • James Blunt demands NME award he won thirteen years ago (May 2019)

    MORE FROM CMU
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    • Buy MMF and CMU Insights’ Dissecting The Digital Dollar book on Amazon
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    • Listen to the full Setlist theme tune

    • 41 min
    How much will promoters lose from the Festicket collapse?

    How much will promoters lose from the Festicket collapse?

    CMU’s Andy Malt and Chris Cooke review key events in music and the music business from the last week, including confirmation from Festicket's administrators that a number of the promoters who worked with the collapsed ticketing company are insisting that the money it collected for their shows and events was meant to be held in trust although it wasn't, and the news that all seven members of BTS will serve their two years of military service in South Korea after all.

    SECTION TIMES
    01: Festicket (00:05:32)
    02: BTS (00:20:37)
    (Timings may be slightly different due to adverts)

    STORIES DISCUSSED THIS WEEK
    • Festicket did not hold promoters’ ticket sale monies in trust, administrators confirm
    • BTS confirm that they will carry out military service in South Korea

    ALSO MENTIONED
    • Little Simz wins 2022 Mercury Prize

    MORE FROM CMU
    • Upcoming CMU webinars
    • Buy MMF and CMU Insights’ Dissecting The Digital Dollar book on Amazon
    • Sign up to receive the CMU Daily news bulletin
    • Listen to the full Setlist theme tune

    • 34 min
    Why is touring becoming economically unviable for more artists?

    Why is touring becoming economically unviable for more artists?

    CMU’s Andy Malt and Chris Cooke review key events in music and the music business from the last week, including Animal Collective's announcement that they are cancelling their European tour, which was due to take place next month, explaining that – while preparing for the shows – they realised they were looking at “an economic reality that simply does not work and is not sustainable”, plus Mike Batt’s revelation that he’s destroyed his original multitrack tapes for the music he made as The Wombles to stop anyone remastering his work.

    STORIES DISCUSSED THIS WEEK
    • Animal Collective cancel European shows after concluding that international touring in 2022 isn’t economically viable
    • Mike Batt destroyed the Wombles master tapes so that they can’t be remixed after he dies

    ALSO MENTIONED
    • Coachella sues Afrochella for trademark infringement
    • Santigold cancels US tour: “I will not continue to sacrifice myself for an industry that has become unsustainable”
    • Deezer releases AI tool to split tracks into individual parts (November 2019)

    MORE FROM CMU
    • Upcoming CMU webinars
    • Buy MMF and CMU Insights’ Dissecting The Digital Dollar book on Amazon
    • Sign up to receive the CMU Daily news bulletin
    • Listen to the full Setlist theme tune

    • 35 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
40 Ratings

40 Ratings

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