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CMU Podcast: YouTube, not YouTube, YouTube-mp3

By and | Published on Friday 30 September 2016


CMU’s Andy Malt and Chris Cooke review key events in music and the music business from the last week, including the appointment of Lyor Cohen as YouTube’s Global Head Of Music, various rumours of streaming service acquisitions, and the record industry’s new campaign against stream ripping and legal action against YouTube-mp3. The CMU Podcast is sponsored by 7digital.

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Stories discussed this week:

YouTube hires record industry veteran Lyor Cohen as Global Head Of Music
• European Commission publishes copyright reform proposals including transparency and the value gap
• Apple not looking to buy Tidal, though Spotify could go to Facebook (but probably won’t)
• Spotify in talks to buy SoundCloud as it launches in Japan
• Record industry sues as stream-ripping tops piracy agenda

In brief:

• Pandora revamps premium radio offering, confirms Warner Music deal
• iHeart unveils its move into subscription streaming
Sadiq Khan to protect venues with introduction of ‘agent of change’ principle
• Closing arguments presented in MegaUpload extradition case, as Kim Dotcom’s lawyers seek rehearing in US on seized assets
Robbie Williams announces heavily entertaining new album
• Ed Sheeran revealed as buyer of Ed Sheer-ham

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