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Setlist: Spotify, SGAE, Ryan Adams

By and | Published on Monday 18 June 2018

Ryan Adams

CMU’s Andy Malt and Chris Cooke review key events in music and the music business from the last seven days, including Spotify’s rumoured offer of direct deals and cash advances to artists, the music publishers’ ultimatum to Spain’s song rights collecting society, and Ryan Adams presenting the weather. Setlist is sponsored by 7digital.

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Stories discussed this week:

• Spotify reportedly offering artists direct licensing deals with cash advances
• Music publishers will seek alternative licensing solutions in Spain if collecting society won’t address TV cash controversy
• CISAC responds to latest call for action against Spanish collecting society
• Ryan Adams presents weather after begging local TV station in song

In brief:

Supreme Court ruling on web-blocking costs shouldn’t affect music cases
Fyre Festival founder Billy McFarland arrested on new fraud charges
Dancing baby fair use case could end with settlement

Also mentioned:

• Buy Chris’s new book on how streaming music services are licensed and where the money goes right here on Amazon
• Watch Chris at Midem…

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