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Have you checked out all the Setlist specials yet?

By | Published on Friday 13 March 2020

Setlist Podcast

Next week we’ll be publishing the seventh in our series of special Setlist podcasts discussing the top ten music industry legal battles of all time. Which makes now a good time to check out the rest of the series if you haven’t already done so.

Our special edition podcasts give the Setlist treatment to music industry disputes, incidents and revolutions that occurred in the past, telling the full story, and providing all the background and context you need to understand what happened.

Our Top Ten Legal Battles series has already dissected the ‘Blurred Lines’ song-theft dispute, the ‘dancing baby’ fair use case, Prince’s long-running feud with Warner Music, the Kraftwerk sampling case, Morrissey’s libel action against the NME and those years when the record industry was suing the file-sharers. Next week we put the spotlight on good old moral rights.

Also sitting in the Setlist archives is the special series of shows that marked CMU’s 20th anniversary, looking at the biggest 20 music industry news stories that happened between 1998 and 2008. Along the way you get EMI, Grooveshark, HMV, NME, Michael Jackson, the Bass Brothers, MySpace, Napster, iTunes, YouTube, Spotify, Viagogo, web-blocking, DRM, Live Nation, MegaUpload and The Pirate Bay.

You can check all the special editions to date here.