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Setlist: Brexit negotiator says touring issues aren’t his problem

By and | Published on Monday 5 July 2021

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CMU’s Andy Malt and Chris Cooke review key events in music and the music business from the last week, including chief Brexit negotiator Lord David Frost’s less than reassuring answers to questions about how he failed to deliver visa-free touring in the EU for British musicians and what is being done about it, plus the music companies going on the record to say positive things about Spotify’s controversial Discovery Mode.

SECTION TIMES
01: Brexit (00:5:38)
02: Discovery Mode (00:25:00)
(Timings may be slightly different due to adverts)

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STORIES DISCUSSED THIS WEEK
• Chief Brexit negotiator finally speaks to culture select committee about new bureaucratic barriers for touring artists, reassures no one
Elton John says the government “tossed away” the arts when negotiating Brexit trade deal
#LetTheMusicMove campaigns for resolution to UK touring musicians’ “no deal Brexit”
Believe, TuneCore and DistroKid formally endorse Spotify’s controversial Discovery Mode

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