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Setlist: HMV, Spotify, Terminators

By and | Published on Monday 11 February 2019


CMU’s Andy Malt and Chris Cooke review key events in music and the music business from the last seven days, including the deal to rescue HMV in the UK, Spotify becoming briefly profitable and then buying a couple of podcast companies, and new moves to make labels give back old artists their recording rights in the US. Setlist is sponsored by 7digital.

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Stories discussed this week:
HMV deal saves 100 stores
HMV’s Oxford Street shop among those to close
Spotify reports first quarterly operating profit, buys a couple of podcast companies
New lawsuits seek to force labels to return old recordings to artists

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