CMU’s Andy Malt and Chris Cooke review key events in music and the music business from the last seven days, including recent growth of the UK music industry and how the government could ruin it all, Sony’s EMI Music Publishing deal getting waved through in Europe, and SoundCloud taking some heat for the wording of its agreement with DIY artists looking to monetise their music. Setlist is sponsored by 7digital.
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Stories discussed this week:
• UK music is booming says UK Music – but it still needs help
• Indies and songwriters hit out as European Commission approves Sony’s EMI deal
• SoundCloud amends its Premier contract following criticism