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Setlist: Songwriters call time on pop stars’ unearned credits

By and | Published on Monday 5 April 2021

The Pact

CMU’s Andy Malt and Chris Cooke review key events in music and the music business from the last week, including the new songwriter campaign seeking to stop famous artists from grabbing a cut of the copyright in songs that they help make famous but don’t actually co-write, plus Ice Cube’s lawsuit against the “unscrupulous and predatory” Robinhood app.

SECTION TIMES
01: Songwriters v Pop stars (00:03:58)
02: Ice Cube (00:21:14)
(Timings may be slightly different due to adverts)

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STORIES DISCUSSED THIS WEEK
Songwriter group pushes back on superstar artists demanding a copyright cut on songs they didn’t co-write
Ice Cube sues “unscrupulous and predatory” Robinhood app for posting his photo on its website

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