Monday, February 26, 2018

Setlist: BRITs, Amazon, Toni Basil | UNLIMITED | CMU

BRIT Awards 2018

CMU’s Andy Malt and Chris Cooke review key events in music and the music business from the last seven days, including whether efforts by the BRIT Awards to avoid the same criticisms as The Grammys were successful, Amazon’s decision to get out of ticketing (at least for now), and new hurdles for ‘Mickey’ singer Toni Basil’s legal battle with Disney. Setlist is sponsored by 7digital.

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Stories discussed this week:

• Stormzy saves the BRIT Awards
Amazon Tickets to close
• Trademark elements of Toni Basil’s Mickey case dismissed

In brief:

Spotify founders will retain control after stock market listing
Irish government could back ticket touting ban

Also mentioned:

• Buy Chris’s new book on how streaming music services are licensed and where the money goes right here on Amazon


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