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Setlist: Ticketmaster, Bestival, Spotify

By and | Published on Monday 1 October 2018

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CMU’s Andy Malt and Chris Cooke review key events in music and the music business from the last seven days, including Ticketmaster’s push back against an exposé surrounding secondary ticketing in the US, Bestival’s financial troubles, and Spotify’s new option for artists to upload their music direct. Setlist is sponsored by 7digital.

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Stories discussed this week:

Ticketmaster US continues to push back following touting exposé
Bestival’s money-lender is trying to buy the company
• Spotify to offer artists direct-upload tools

Also mentioned:

Latest draft of MMA approved by House Of Representatives
• Music industry welcomes EU committee votes on safe harbour reform
• SiriusXM confirms “definitive agreement” to buy Pandora outright
• Sony files paperwork with European Commission over EMI deals

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