CMU’s Andy Malt and Chris Cooke review key events in music and the music business from the last week, including the latest announcements about the CMU Insights @ The Great Escape conferences, ERA’s new stats showing access overtook ownership in terms of revenue in 2016, and how Ed Sheeran is ruining the charts for everyone. The CMU Podcast is sponsored by 7digital.
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Stories discussed this week:
• Music publishers worldwide follow mechanical rate proceedings in US
• UK Music cautiously welcomes Chancellor’s statement of business rates, though still not entirely clear how music venues will be affected
• SXSW to remove deportation threats from artist contracts
• Iron Maiden say their anti-touting tactics have worked