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Setlist: Education, Grammys, Biggest Weekend

By and | Published on Wednesday 7 February 2018

CMU’s Andy Malt and Chris Cooke review key events in music and the music business from the last seven days, including calls for the government to review its education policies after schools admit cuts to creative subjects, the poor representation of women at this year’s Grammy Awards, and the BBC’s plans to screw over the festival sector this summer. Setlist is sponsored by 7digital.

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Stories discussed this week:

• MU calls for government music education review following BBC schools survey
• Grammy Awards accused of sidelining female artists
BBC announces details of The Biggest Weekend

In brief:

Pandora to lay off 5% of its workforce
Appeals court overturns BMG’s safe harbour win, despite strengthening its case
YouTube plays down talk of non-disparagement agreements

Also mentioned:

• Buy Chris’s new book on how streaming music services are licensed and where the money goes right here on Amazon
• Output Belfast
• CMU Premium
• CMU Insights Education Conference – 16 May in Brighton

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