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Setlist: Taylor Swift, Thekla, Tidal

By and | Published on Monday 13 November 2017

Taylor Swift

CMU’s Andy Malt and Chris Cooke review key events in music and the music business from the last week, including Taylor Swift’s cease-and-desist to a blog that published an article discussing the alt-right’s love of her music, why Bristol’s floating venue Thekla is under threat of closure, and how Tidal is leading the way in telling you who played bassoon on your favourite tracks. Setlist is sponsored by 7digital.

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Stories discussed this week:

• Taylor Swift criticised over blog post cease-and-desist
Thekla’s future still in doubt, as new development approved
• Tidal adds detailed credit info to millions of tracks

In brief:

Scientific copyright case brings web-blocking to the USA
Streaming companies set up new lobbying group in Europe
There were Jedward japes galore when merch dispute got to Ireland’s high court

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