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CMU Podcast: IFPI stats, Facebook, We Shall Overcome, NWA

By and | Published on Friday 15 April 2016

IFPI Global Music Report 2016

CMU’s Andy Malt and Chris Cooke review the week in music and the music business, including the key stats from the IFPI’s latest Global Music Report and what they mean, Facebook’s new Content ID system, the legal battle to prove that ‘We Shall Overcome’ is in the public domain, and Gene Simmons’ attempts to prove that NWA aren’t rock n roll. The CMU Podcast is sponsored by 7digital.

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Stories discussed this week

• Record industry returns to growth, but would rather talk about the value gap
• Facebook unveils its version of Content ID
• Happy Birthday lawyers have a go at the We Shall Overcome copyright
• Gene Simmons and Ice Cube continue to argue over the definition of rock n roll

CMU Approved

• Dälek
• Slowolf x Kimbra
• Anchorsong

What we didn’t have time to talk about

New European collective licensing regulation formally goes live
Bruce Springsteen and Bryan Adams cancel shows to protest new anti-LGBT laws
MP proposes ban on audience members carrying fireworks at music events
Hevy Fest cancelled and retired
Gareth Gates launches caffeine-free coconut tea range

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