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SETLIST is the music business podcast from CMU, sponsored by 7digital.

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

Setlist Complete Music Update (CMU)

    • Music Commentary
    • 4.8, 36 Ratings

SETLIST is the music business podcast from CMU, sponsored by 7digital.

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

    What Donald Trump's TikTok ban means for the music industry

    What Donald Trump's TikTok ban means for the music industry

    CMU’s Andy Malt and Chris Cooke review key events in music and the music business from the last week, including what Donald Trump's pending ban on TikTok and messaging app WeChat means for the music industry, and Live Nation's optimism for the future despite seeing revenues fall by 98%.

    SECTION TIMES
    01: Donald Trump's TikTok ban (00:04:39)
    02: Live Nation's optimism, despite everything (00:19:50)

    STORIES DISCUSSED THIS WEEK
    • Donald Trump begins the process that could effectively ban TikTok in the US (https://completemusicupdate.com/article/donald-trump-begins-the-process-that-could-effectively-ban-tiktok-in-the-us/)
    • Live Nation stresses optimism about 2021 as it reports 98% revenue slump during COVID-19 shutdown
    (https://completemusicupdate.com/article/live-nation-stresses-optimism-about-2021-as-it-reports-98-revenue-slump-during-covid-19-shutdown/)

    ALSO MENTIONED
    • Neil Young sues Donald Trump
    (https://completemusicupdate.com/article/neil-young-sues-donald-trump/)

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    • 34 min
    Wiley, Twitter and the online censorship debate

    Wiley, Twitter and the online censorship debate

    CMU’s Andy Malt and Chris Cooke review key events in music and the music business from the last week, including Wiley’s antisemitic social media posts and what responsibilities the social media platforms have when their users offend, plus the call from various big name musicians for politicians to stop using their music (or any music) without permission.

    SECTION TIMES
    01: Wiley antisemitic social media posts (00:07:39)
    02: Musicians’ letter to politicians (00:25:11)

    STORIES DISCUSSED THIS WEEK
    • Wiley condemned over antisemitic social media outburst (https://completemusicupdate.com/article/wiley-condemned-over-antisemitic-social-media-outburst/)
    • Wiley insists he’s not racist despite his antisemitic Twitter tirade (https://completemusicupdate.com/article/wiley-insists-hes-not-racist-despite-his-antisemitic-twitter-tirade/)
    • Musicians call on politicians to stop using their music without permission
    (https://completemusicupdate.com/article/musicians-call-on-politicians-to-stop-using-their-music-without-permission/)

    ALSO MENTIONED
    • Socially-distanced gig pilot didn’t provide a commercially viable model (https://completemusicupdate.com/article/socially-distanced-gig-pilot-didnt-provide-a-commercially-viable-model/)
    • Return of indoor shows delayed (BBC News)
    (https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-53608560) • Setlist 6 Jul 2020: Rolling Stones threaten to sue Donald Trump if he plays their music at another campaign rally (https://completemusicupdate.com/article/setlist-music-magazine-stay-off-the-shelves/)
    (https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-53608560)

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    • 34 min
    Taylor Swift's secret folklore and shaken off lawsuits

    Taylor Swift's secret folklore and shaken off lawsuits

    CMU’s Andy Malt and Chris Cooke review key events in music and the music business from the last week, including Taylor Swift’s surprise new album and latest legal win, plus Spotify’s new deal with Universal and TikTok’s litigation-avoiding agreement with the US National Music Publishers Association.

    SECTION TIMES
    01: Taylor Swift new album (00:03:44)
    02: Taylor Swift lawsuit (00:10:34)
    03: Spotify’s Universal deal (00:17:33)
    04: TikTok’s NMPA deal (00:22:31)

    STORIES DISCUSSED THIS WEEK
    • Taylor’s swift new album (https://completemusicupdate.com/article/taylors-swift-new-album/)
    • Californian court dismisses one of the Shake It Off plagiarism lawsuits, again (https://completemusicupdate.com/article/californian-court-dismisses-one-of-the-shake-it-off-plagiarism-lawsuits-again/)
    • Universal signs new licensing deal with Spotify (https://completemusicupdate.com/article/universal-signs-new-licensing-deal-with-spotify/)
    • US publishers agree licensing deal framework with TikTok
    (https://completemusicupdate.com/article/us-publishers-agree-licensing-deal-framework-with-tiktok/)

    ALSO MENTIONED
    • Q magazine to close (https://completemusicupdate.com/article/q-magazine-to-close/)
    • Setlist w/c 6 Jul 2020: Music magazines stay off the shelves (https://completemusicupdate.com/article/setlist-music-magazine-stay-off-the-shelves/)
    • Ryan Adams on His Full-Album Taylor Swift Cover: ‘You Just Have to Mean It’ (Rolling Stone) (https://www.rollingstone.com/music/music-features/ryan-adams-on-his-full-album-taylor-swift-cover-you-just-have-to-mean-it-59783/)
    • Mercury Prize shortlist announced – what a list (apart from that one act)! (https://completemusicupdate.com/article/mercury-prize-shortlist-announced-what-a-list-apart-from-that-one-act/)
    • Believe and TuneCore sign licensing deal with TikTok
    (https://completemusicupdate.com/article/believe-and-tunecore-sign-licensing-deal-with-tiktok/)

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    • 26 min
    Migos say they were “robbed” and “cheated” out of millions

    Migos say they were “robbed” and “cheated” out of millions

    CMU’s Andy Malt and Chris Cooke review key events in music and the music business from the last week, including Migos suing their former layer over claims that he “robbed” and “cheated them out of millions of dollars, and Billboard’s amazing ability to make some seemingly simple updates to its chart rules incredibly complicated.

    SECTION TIMES
    01: Migos sue their lawyer (00:04:31)
    02: Billboard updates its chart rules (00:14:36)

    STORIES DISCUSSED THIS WEEK
    • Migos accuse their longtime lawyer of betrayal and incompetence, sue for millions (https://completemusicupdate.com/article/migos-accuse-their-longtime-lawyer-of-betrayal-and-incompetence-sue-for-millions/)
    • Quality Control Music boss responds to Migos lawsuit (https://completemusicupdate.com/article/quality-control-music-boss-responds-to-migos-lawsuit/)
    • Billboard updates album bundle rules (again), and cuts off CD single chart boost ruse
    (https://completemusicupdate.com/article/billboard-updates-album-bundle-rules-again-and-cuts-off-cd-single-chart-boost-ruse/)

    ALSO MENTIONED
    • MMF launches Third Edition of Dissecting The Digital Dollar (https://completemusicupdate.com/article/mmf-launches-third-edition-of-dissecting-the-digital-dollar/)
    • Watch Chris’ short presentation from the ‘Digital Dollar’ launch (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Syco9Qf2D_c&t=5s)
    • Read Chris’ short presentation from the ‘Digital Dollar’ launch (https://medium.com/@chrisunlimited/digital-dollar-five-years-on-ca95947c3590)
    • Switched On Pop – Rosie: Investigating a Crime at the Heart of the Music Industry
    (https://switchedonpop.com/episodes/rosie)

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    • 32 min
    Lady A sue Lady A over who is the real Lady A

    Lady A sue Lady A over who is the real Lady A

    CMU’s Andy Malt and Chris Cooke review key events in music and the music business from the last week, including Lady A suing Lady A over who really owns the name Lady A, and the UK government's latest concessions to the live music industry as the COVID-19 shutdown begins to lift.

    SECTION TIMES
    01: Lady A sue Lady A (00:04:18)
    02: UK government's support for live music (00:18:35)

    STORIES DISCUSSED THIS WEEK
    • Lady A sue Lady A over the name Lady A (https://completemusicupdate.com/article/lady-a-sues-lady-a-over-the-name-lady-a/)
    • UK government announces £1.57 billion support package for creative industries (https://completemusicupdate.com/article/uk-government-announces-1-57-billion-support-package-for-creative-industries/)
    • Music industry calls for clarity on government’s £1.57 billion COVID support scheme for the creative sector (https://completemusicupdate.com/article/music-industry-calls-for-clarity-on-governments-1-57-billion-covid-support-scheme-for-the-creative-sector/)
    • Government gives the go ahead for open-air live shows to resume in England this weekend (https://completemusicupdate.com/article/government-gives-the-go-ahead-for-open-air-live-shows-to-resume-in-england-this-weekend/)
    • COVID-19 VAT break will apply to live music, culture minister confirms
    (https://completemusicupdate.com/article/covid-19-vat-break-will-apply-to-live-music-culture-minister-confirms/)

    ALSO MENTIONED
    • Dissecting The Digital Dollar third edition book launch (https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/mmf-digital-dollar-3rd-edition-virtual-book-launch-tickets-112982457572)
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    • 32 min
    Music magazines stay off the shelves

    Music magazines stay off the shelves

    CMU’s Andy Malt and Chris Cooke review key events in music and the music business from the last week, including the announcements that Mixmag and Kerrang! will keep their print editions on hiatus for the foreseeable future, and the Rolling Stones' threat to sue Donald Trump if he plays their music at another campaign rally. 

    SECTION TIMES
    01: Music magazines stay off the shelves (00:03:45)
    02: Rolling Stones threaten to sue Donald Trump (00:21:19)

    STORIES DISCUSSED THIS WEEK
    • Mixmag’s print edition will remain paused until 2021, publisher confirms (https://completemusicupdate.com/article/mixmags-print-edition-will-remain-paused-until-2021-publisher-confirms/)
    • Kerrang! remains on indefinite hiatus in print (https://completemusicupdate.com/article/kerrang-remains-on-indefinite-hiatus-in-print/)
    • Planet Rock magazine to close, Q could survive under new ownership (https://completemusicupdate.com/article/planet-rock-magazine-to-close-q-could-survive-under-new-ownership/)
    • Loud And Quiet announces subscriptions to help weather COVID-19 crisis (https://completemusicupdate.com/article/loud-and-quiet-announces-subscriptions-to-help-weather-covid-19-crisis/)
    • The Rolling Stones team up with BMI to stop Trump’s use of their songs
    (https://completemusicupdate.com/article/the-rolling-stones-team-up-with-bmi-to-try-to-stop-trumps-use-of-their-songs/)

    ALSO MENTIONED
    • More than 1500 artists call on UK government to step up and ensure the live music industry can survive COVID-19 (https://completemusicupdate.com/article/more-than-1500-artists-call-on-uk-government-to-step-up-and-ensure-the-live-music-industry-can-survive-covid-19/)
    • Fraggle Rock to be revived by Apple TV+ after 33 years (BBC News)
    (https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-52813532)

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    • 36 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
36 Ratings

36 Ratings

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Always good

A staple of Music Industry news output. Insights delivered in very fun and easily digestible way from the CMU team.

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Great podcast!

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