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CMU Podcast: Spotify, European copyright review, Agent Of Change, Wu Tang Clan

By and | Published on Friday 11 December 2015


CMU’s Andy Malt and Chris Cooke review the week in music and the music business, including Spotify considering windowing, the European Commission’s Digital Single Market review, the agent of change principle, and Wu Tang Clan’s one-copy album buyer. The CMU Podcast is sponsored by 7digital.

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Stories discussed this week

• New Coldplay album not on Spotify as band keeps new record off freemium
• Taylor Swift briefly returns to Spotify, miscredited to Lostprophets
• Spotify considering premium-before-freemium windowing
• European Commission announces copyright reform agenda
Labour MPs push for ‘agent of change’ to be added to new planning legislation
Wu-Tang sell secret album for “millions”
AIDS drug ‘price gouger’ revealed to be single-copy Wu-Tang album buyer

CMU Approved

Nick Nicely
• The Response
• Sophia Somajo
• Kloe

What we didn’t have time to talk about

• Warner/Chappell settles over Happy Birthday
• Short-lived streaming app Aurous settles with US record industry
• Cream founder may be hired to help rescue SFX
• Levelz return social media to flagging agency Elastic Artists
• New CEO announced at MMF

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