CMU’s Chris Cooke and guest presenter Becky Brook review key events in music and the music business from the last week, including the latest mechanical right lawsuits against Spotify in the US and what they reveal about the complexities of digital licensing, plus the BBC’s big pay reveal and its plan for a new prime-time music show. The CMU Podcast is sponsored by 7digital.
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Stories discussed this week:
• Warner acquires Songkick gig discovery business, but not the ticketing platform
• Believe boss plays down Sony acquisition reports
• Proposed new law aims to fix America’s pre-1972 copyright quirk
• Statutory music rights database proposed in US Congress