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Tune in to the Setlist specials

By | Published on Wednesday 25 March 2020

Setlist Podcast

With everyone needing more home entertainment just now, don’t forget CMU’s Setlist podcast, and especially all the special editions in the archive.

These give the Setlist treatment to music industry disputes, incidents and revolutions that occurred in the past, telling the full story, and providing all the background and context you need to understand what happened. So educational as well as entertaining!

Once series of special editions marked CMU’s 20th anniversary, looking at the biggest 20 music industry news stories that happened between 1998 and 2018. Along the way you get EMI, Grooveshark, HMV, NME, Michael Jackson, the Bass Brothers, MySpace, Napster, iTunes, YouTube, Spotify, Viagogo, web-blocking, DRM, Live Nation, MegaUpload and The Pirate Bay.

The next series talks through the top ten music industry legal battles of all time. This series is ongoing, but there are already editions dissecting the ‘Blurred Lines’ song-theft dispute, the ‘dancing baby’ fair use case, Prince’s long-running feud with Warner Music, the Kraftwerk sampling case, Morrissey’s libel action against the NME, those years when the record industry was suing the file-sharers, and the big moral rights case involving Jay-Z.

Check them all out here.