Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Setlist: Tidal, RIAA, Dr Dre | UNLIMITED | CMU


CMU’s Andy Malt and Chris Cooke review key events in music and the music business from the last seven days, including Tidal’s denial that it fiddled the listening figures for its exclusive albums from Kanye West and Beyonce, the RIAA’s latest moves against US ISP Grande Communications, and the legal ruling that no one thinks of Dr Dre when they think of sexual health. Setlist is sponsored by 7digital.

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Stories discussed this week:

• Tidal denies fiddling the figures, accuses newspaper of “smear campaign”
• RIAA hopes to beef up Grande Communications litigation with new evidence
• Dr Dre not synonymous with sexual health, rules trademark court

In brief:

Warner confirms it has cashed in $400 million of Spotify stock
Law firm files class action over allegations Live Nation breached its Ticketmaster consent decree
Bestival to ban single-use plastic water bottles from its bars

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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