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Setlist: Anti-piracy, indie festivals, social prescribing

By and | Published on Friday 16 November 2018


CMU’s Andy Malt and Chris Cooke review key events in music and the music business from the last seven days, including Google’s latest anti-piracy bragging, new figures about the independent festival market and the argument that NHS doctors should be prescribing gig tickets instead of drugs. Setlist is sponsored by 7digital.

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Stories discussed this week:

Google reckons its anti-piracy efforts are working, while bragging about its YouTube pay-outs
Following Yandex stand-off, Russian watchdog to launch new anti-piracy database
• Independent festivals contributed one billion to UK economy in three years
Give people with long-term illnesses gig tickets, not drugs, says Health Secretary

Also mentioned:

Spotify announces share buy-back scheme
• The Spice Girls have only gone and announced their reunion tour

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