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CMU Podcast: Pandora, Merlin, Bob Dylan

By and | Published on Monday 19 June 2017

Pandora

CMU’s Andy Malt and Chris Cooke review key events in music and the music business from the last week, including Pandora selling Ticketfly to Eventrbite and nearly a fifth of itself to Sirius XM, the latest indie label streaming stats from Merlin, and Bob Dylan borrowing from a school book in his Nobel lecture. The CMU Podcast is sponsored by 7digital.

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Stories discussed this week:

• Sirius to take stake in Pandora, but not buy it outright
• Eventbrite confirms $200 million Ticketfly buy
• Streaming continues to boom for indies, but not YouTube mind
• Beef Of The Week #359: Bob Dylan v Literature

In brief:

• Taylor Swift now streaming freely, Spotify to champion songwriters
• Katy Perry still wants to make friends with Taylor Swift
• Prince estate reviewing legal options over Purple Rain musical
• Gene Simmons attempts to trademark ‘devil horns’ hand gesture



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