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Setlist: Takedown-stay-down, Spotify, pop politics

By and | Published on Monday 9 October 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 new European Commission guidelines supporting web services that offer takedown-stay-down copyright protection systems, Spotify’s ongoing mechanical royalties woes, and a turbulent week in pop politics. Setlist is sponsored by 7digital.

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Stories discussed this week:

• More than 50 killed in Las Vegas country music festival shooting
Tom Petty dies
European Commission backs takedown-and-stay-down for combating piracy online
Spotify appoints a new head of publisher licensing as US mechanicals dispute rumbles on
Beef Of The Week #375: Pop v Politics

In brief:

• Spinal Tap litigation to proceed, though some new paperwork is required first
US Supreme Court declines MegaUpload assets case
Guvera execs to be questioned under oath at liquidators ‘public examination’

Also mentioned:

• MUSIC:DIY
• Dissecting The Digital Dollar



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