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CMU Podcast: YouTube, Amazon, Fyre Festival

By and | Published on Sunday 14 May 2017

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CMU’s Andy Malt and Chris Cooke review key events in music and the music business from the last week, including Warner Music’s new licensing deal with YouTube and the ongoing safe harbours debate, Amazon’s latest moves in live music and its all new Echo device, plus an astonishing amount of Fyre Festival legal news. The CMU Podcast is sponsored by 7digital.

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Stories discussed this week:

• Warner extends its deal with YouTube
No safe harbour talk in Warner negotiations, says YouTube’s Lyor Cohen
• Amazon announces intimate live shows from Blondie, Katie Melua and more
• Amazon’s new Echo device will show you song lyrics as you listen
• Suppliers join ticketholders in suing Ja Rule over the Fyre Festival shambles
• More lawsuits fired at Fyre
• Mark Geragos expands his Fyre Festival litigation
• “Unjust enrichment” included in Fyre Festival lawsuit seven
• Fyre won’t fire you, but won’t pay you either, failed festival boss tells staff

In brief:

Prince estate confirms Universal’s $30 million recordings deal in doubt
Pandora raises $150 million in new investment, considers sale
Spotify and Deezer back call to regulate app store owners



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