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Setlist: Artists go to war over venue merch commissions

By and | Published on Monday 24 January 2022

CMU’s Andy Malt and Chris Cooke review key events in music and the music business from the last week, including the artist backlash against venues that charge a commission on any merchandise they sell at gigs and the Featured Artist Coalition’s new directory of ‘100% venues’ that don’t take any cut at all, plus the battle between the estates of former Jimi Hendrix Experience drummer Mitch Mitchell and bassist Noel Redding with the Hendrix estate and Sony Music over alleged unpaid royalties.

SECTION TIMES
01: Venue merchandise commissions (00:07:47)
02: Jimi Hendrix (00:19:01)
(Timings may be slightly different due to adverts)

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STORIES DISCUSSED THIS WEEK
• FAC launches campaign against venue merch commissions, urges ‘100% Venues’ to sign up to new directory
• Jimi Hendrix estate goes to court following royalty claim from former Experience collaborators

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• SOPA/PIPA and the MegaUpload shutdown (Chris’ blog)
• The FAC’s ‘100% Venues’ directory
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