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CMU Podcast: Fabric, FanFair, Frank Ocean

By and | Published on Friday 9 September 2016

#savefabric

CMU’s Andy Malt and Chris Cooke review key events in music and the music business from this summer, including the closure of Fabric, the launch of the FanFair campaign against secondary ticketing, and Frank Ocean’s two new albums and how they contributed to the debate over streaming exclusives. The CMU Podcast is sponsored by 7digital.

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Stories discussed this week

Fabric closed
• FanFair Alliance hopes to take on the ticket touts
• ERA welcomes Universal’s possible exclusives ban, as speculation about Frank Ocean release strategy continues

In brief

Music industry plans fight back as Department Of Justice confirms consent decree conclusion
• Alleged Kickass Torrents chief arrested in Poland, US begins extradition proceedings
• Creditors to take hit in Guvera settlement, as rumours emerge about streaming firm’s Indian operation
• 212 artists back Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams in Blurred Lines appeal
• Now Ed Sheeran’s being sued for ripping off a Marvin Gaye record
• Blind Melon song-theft case could test parameters of the cover version

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