Saturday, March 18, 2017

CMU Podcast: SXSW, Pandora, Deadmau5 | UNLIMITED | CMU


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:

• SXSW says those visas were just fine
• Pandora puts its on-demand service live
• What do consumers really want in a premium music service? (Medium)
• Deadmau5 sued over the name of his (live)cat

In brief…

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


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