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Setlist: Enemies of music, Stats, Zappa

By and | Published on Tuesday 3 October 2017

Setlist Podcast

In the first edition of our new look podcast Setlist, CMU’s Andy Malt and Chris Cooke review key events in music and the music business from the last week, including Dweezil Zappa’s legal battle with his siblings over the use of his own name, plus his views on plans for his father Frank Zappa to return to the stage as a hologram. They also look through key music industry stats published over the podcast’s summer break, and decide the music industry’s Public Enemy Number One. Setlist is sponsored by 7digital.

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Stories discussed this week:

• Frank Zappa ‘hologram’ to tour next year
Dweezil Zappa steps up legal battle with siblings over use of his own name
• Music provided a £4.4 billion boost to the UK economy in 2016
• Streaming boom keeps US record industry in growth, up 14.6% this year
• Young people turned off by radio and albums, research finds
• Young Americans not too keen on radio and albums either
• Facebook offering hundreds of millions to get music licences quicker
• Spotify’s latest mechanicals motion denied, though it could persist with its bold new argument
• More US politicians back American record industry’s bid for radio royalties
• Australian consumer rights commission takes Viagogo to court
• YouTube’s Lyor Cohen tells the music industry to shut up and wait (basically)

In brief:

Spotify now being valued at $16 billion by investors
Metropolitan Police to review controversial form 696
David Bowie used to hide under a table to avoid answering the door to Roger Moore



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