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CMU Podcast: Apple Music, The Slants, Morrissey

By and | Published on Sunday 25 June 2017

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CMU’s Andy Malt and Chris Cooke review key events in music and the music business from the last week, including Apple Music reportedly looking to reduce the royalties it pays the labels, US band The Slants getting American trademark law rewritten, and Morrissey’s silly spat with HMV. The CMU Podcast is sponsored by 7digital.

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Stories discussed this week:

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• Now Apple is trying to cut the labels’ share of the digital pie too
• American band The Slants get trademark law rewritten
• Morrissey accuses HMV of attempting to suppress sales of Smiths reissues
• Turns out HMV actually DID want to sell those Smiths records

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