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CMU Podcast: PRS v SoundCloud, MegaUpload, Tyler The Creator, One Direction

By and | Published on Friday 28 August 2015


CMU’s Andy Malt and Chris Cooke review the week in music and the music business, including PRS suing Soundcloud, more recent developments in the dispute over the lost MegaUpload data, Tyler, The Creator being refused a visa by the UK government, and One Direction’s upcoming hiatus. The CMU Podcast is sponsored by 7digital.

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Stories discussed this week

PRS v SoundCloud

PRS sues SoundCloud
PRS’s memo to members about its SoundCloud litigation


EFF responds to server firm seeking to delete lost MegaUpload files
• Lawyers say the US government should buy servers holding lost MegaUpload data
• Once again, MegaUpload user asks court for his files back (EFF)
• MegaUpload wants US Govt to buy and store its servers (TorrentFreak)

Tyler, The Creator

Tyler cancels UK and Ireland shows
• Tyler, The Creator says UK gig cancellations were down to visa issues
• Christian Clancy statement (Tumblr)

One Direction

One Direction hiatus in the diary, apparently
• 1D to disband in March after crunch talks (The Sun)

What we didn’t have time to talk about

Spotify apologises for confusion over new privacy terms
• Sony Music acquires Century Media Records
• Talent agency UTA boosts music credentials by acquiring The Agency Group
• Sony’s catalogue unit secures bulk of Van Morrison catalogue, reissues aplenty incoming
• PRS announces a new deal with Spotify

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