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CMU Podcast: New Order, Web-blocks, Elastic Artists, Sound Of 2016

By and | Published on Friday 4 December 2015

New Order

CMU’s Andy Malt and Chris Cooke review the week in music and the music business, including Peter Hook’s lawsuit against his former New Order bandmates, the latest developments in web-blocks, the social media hijack at Elastic Artists, and all those ones to watch lists. The CMU Podcast is sponsored by 7digital.


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Stories discussed this week

• Hooky sues his former New Order bandmates
New Order comment on being sued by Peter Hook
German supreme court says web-blocks allowed
Swedish court knocks back web-block request against The Pirate Bay
Elastic Artists admits that financial difficulties have led to unpaid artist fees
Elastic Artists client hijacks agency’s social channels as company falters
BBC’s Sound Of 2016 longlist unveiled
Jack Garrett wins BRITs Critics’ Choice
Spotify Spotlight On 2016 – UK (Spotify playlist)

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• Lafawndah
Los Porcos
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What we didn’t have time to talk about

• Adele tickets go on sale, battle against touts begins
Martin Garrix settles with Spinnin Records, further legal action still pending
SFX appoints bankers to explore debt restructuring
BBC Three boss says his channel is simply “re-inventing itself” as it goes online-only
Totally Pointless Music Awards shortlists unveiled
Thom Yorke likens YouTube to Nazis

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