CMU’s Andy Malt and Chris Cooke review key events in music and the music business from the last week, including US customs officials’ refusal to allow a number of international acts into the country to perform at SXSW, the launch of Pandora’s premium on-demand streaming service and what (apparently) makes it different, plus Deadmau5 being sued over the name of his cat. The CMU Podcast is sponsored by 7digital.
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Stories discussed this week:
• Ed Sheeran released an album and now the charts are broken
• Government confirms bots ban and better enforcement in response to secondary ticketing review
• SoundCloud plays down talk of “fire sale”, opens up Premier to DJs
• Russia puts forward Eurovision entry, Ukraine threatens to arrest her