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CMU Podcast: Prince, TeamRock, rebooting copyrights

By and | Published on Friday 13 January 2017


CMU’s Andy Malt and Chris Cooke review key events in music and the music business from the last week, including all the many Prince-related news stories from deals to no deals, how Metal Hammer and Classic Rock magazines have been saved by the company that sold them off four years ago, and why a load of rare Motown tracks from 1966 have suddenly appeared on music services. The CMU Podcast is sponsored by 7digital.

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Stories discussed this week:

Prince estate announces merch deal with Universal’s Bravado
Prince estate confirms deal with Irving Azoff’s Global Music Rights
Tidal responds to lawsuit filed by Prince estate
Future buys back Metal Hammer and Classic Rock following TeamRock collapse
Universal releases Motown rarities album to reboot European copyright

In brief…

The Carpenters sue Universal over unpaid royalties, including sales-v-licence
UK live music census announced
Drop it, Mariah!
Charlotte Church won’t play for “tyrant” Donald Trump
“Help! James Blunt wants me dead”, pleads Ed Sheeran

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