Monday, April 30, 2018

Setlist: Viagogo, IFPI, royal vinyl | UNLIMITED | CMU


CMU’s Andy Malt and Chris Cooke review key events in music and the music business from the last seven days, including indication that the UK Competition & Markets Authority intends to take Viagogo to court, yet more exciting and/or depressing growth for the record industry, and the royal twelve-inch. Setlist is sponsored by 7digital.

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Stories discussed this week:

• CMA indicates court action against Viagogo planned
• Recorded music revenues grew 8.1% last year, despite the value gap
• Royal Wedding recording proves the vinyl revival has gone too far

In brief:

House Of Representatives passes the Music Modernization Act
EC launches wider investigation into Apple’s Shazam acquisition
Beef Of The Week #401: Arctic Monkeys v Marketing

Also mentioned:

CMU Insights at The Great Escape 2018
• 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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