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CMU Podcast: SoundCloud, Tidal, BPI, Kanye West

By and | Published on Friday 1 April 2016

SoundCloud

CMU’s Andy Malt and Chris Cooke review the week in music and the music business, including the launch of SoundCloud’s subscription service, Tidal’s stats, brags and potential lawsuits, BPI’s 200 million takedowns and Kanye’s ever evolving album. The CMU Podcast is sponsored by 7digital.

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Stories discussed this week

• SoundCloud subscription service is Go
• Tidal passes three million users, one year after Jay-Z acquisition
• Tidal confirms it has served “legal notice” to service’s former owners
• As it issues 200 millionth takedown against Google, BPI calls for web giant to do more to keep piracy sites out of search
• Kanye’s Life Of Pablo no longer a Tidal exclusive, rapper working with Scooter Braun

CMU Approved

Marcus Whale
• Jennifer Evans
• Wesley Gonzales

What we didn’t have time to talk about

Spotify raises a billion in debt finance
Avicii announces retirement from live performance
Pandora founder returns as CEO as streaming firm overhauls senior management
Steve Penk checks the news daily for new acts to play on Radio Dead
Bieber fans face financial dilemma over cancelled meet and greets

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