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CMU Podcast: Dancing babies, Aretha Franklin, Nielsen stats, Elton John

By and | Published on Friday 18 September 2015

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CMU’s Andy Malt and Chris Cooke review the week in music and the music business, including what the long-running dancing baby case tells us about takedowns and fair use, Aretha Franklin’s film woes, what Nielsen’s latest stats tell us about the streaming music sector, and Elton John not chatting to the Russian president. The CMU Podcast is sponsored by 7digital.

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Stories discussed this week

Takedowns, fair use and dancing babies: Long-running copyright dispute fuels more debate
Aretha Franklin doc producer agrees to one month pause in bid to negotiate deal
Nielsen report confirms the streaming sector’s pricing and freemium challenges
• Russian TV presenters admit faking Putin’s call to Elton John

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• Tinashe
• Kyla La Grange
• Dog In The Snow

What we didn’t have time to talk about

Live Nation announces brand alliance with Aussie bank
Human curation is “elitist”, says Alphabet boss
• US industry welcomes takedown of “largest file-sharing service”
• Appeal judges refuse to further postpone Kim Dotcom’s extradition hearing
• Tidal makes Prince exclusive available to the world
Autographs out, retweets in, Twitter study finds

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