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Setlist: Tencent, TikTok, Katy Perry

By and | Published on Monday 12 August 2019

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CMU’s Andy Malt and Chris Cooke review key events in music and the music business from the last few weeks, including Chinese web giant Tencent taking a 10% stake in Universal Music Group, TikTok taking ICE to the copyright tribunal and the big Katy Perry song theft case. Setlist is sponsored by 7digital.

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Stories discussed this week:
Vivendi confirms talks under way for Tencent to take 10% of Universal Music
TikTok takes PRS and ICE to Copyright Tribunal
TikTok says it hopes for “reasonable outcome” by taking ICE to Copyright Tribunal
Court rules that Katy Perry ripped off Christian rap track on Dark Horse
Joyful Noise makers now seek their share of the $41 million made by Katy Perry’s Dark Horse
Katy Perry and co ordered to pay $2.7 million to rapper they ripped off

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