CMU’s Andy Malt and Chris Cooke review key events in music and the music business from the last week, including Birmingham City Council’s decision to revoke Rainbow Venues’ licence over drug-related deaths, the legal battle over who should own the late Walter Becker’s half of Steely Dan, plus a round up of interesting things Chris learned at this year’s Slush Music conference in Finland. Setlist is sponsored by 7digital.
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Stories discussed this week:
• Birmingham’s Rainbow Venues to appeal after licence revoked over drug-related death
• Walter Becker estate responds in Steely Dan dispute
• Steely Dan’s legal drama: a copyright expert explains Donald Fagen v Walter Becker Estate (Newsweek)
• Slush Music
• BBC Sound Of 2018 longlist announced
• Jorja Smith, Mabel and Stefflon Don make BRITs Critics’ Choice shortlist
• UK’s £92 billion creative sector growing twice as fast as the wider economy
• UK’s Competition and Markets Authority to crack down on ticket resellers