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CMU Podcast: The General Election, Prince, Festival Republic

By and | Published on Sunday 28 May 2017

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CMU’s Andy Malt and Chris Cooke review key events in music and the music business from the last week, including the upcoming General Election in the UK and what it might mean for music, a round-up of all the latest Prince legal news, and plans for Festival Republic to introduce facilities for ticketholders to test the safety of drugs at its events. The CMU Podcast is sponsored by 7digital.

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Stories discussed this week:

• 22 dead in bomb blast at Ariana Grande show in Manchester
• Chris Cornell death ruled suicide
• BPI responds to Conservative and Labour election manifestos
• Preliminary injunction extends ban on release of unofficial Prince recordings
• Prince estate recommends rescinding Universal’s $30 million recordings deal
• Festival Republic to begin offering drug testing services

In brief:

Jon Webster steps down as MMF President
MMF launches mental health guide for artist managers
Guvera ceases operations as co-founder exits
Paypal sues Pandora over logo