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CMU Podcast: YouTube Red, Victory Records, Venues Day, Mercury Prize

By and | Published on Friday 23 October 2015

YouTube Red

CMU’s Andy Malt and Chris Cooke review the week in music and the music business, including the unveiling of YouTube’s subscription service, Victory Records’ mechanical rights dispute with Spotify, the debates around Venues Day and the Mercury shortlist. The CMU Podcast is sponsored by 7digital.

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Stories discussed this week

• YouTube unveils platform-wide subscription service, and it’s Music Key RIP
Spotify pulls Victory Records catalogue in mechanical royalties dispute
• Small venues should seek more arts funding, says culture minister
• Everything on the Mercury shortlist is awful and music is ruined forever

CMU Approved

• Susanne Sundfør
• DJ Flugvél Og Geimskip
• Savages

What we didn’t have time to talk about

Max Hole steps down at Universal Music Group International’s CEO
• Apple Music has 6.5 million paying subscribers
• Jay-Z forgot he owns Tidal
• Jay-Z wins Big Pimpin sample case
• Adele apologises for taking so bloody long making her new album
• Warner/Chappell begins Happy Birthday fightback
• Urban Outfitters take the cassette revival beyond Cassette Store Day
• Liam Payne is fine now, cancelled 1D show rescheduled for this Friday

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