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#03: May 2014
Music business insights based on some of the key strands presented by CMU at this year’s Great Escape, including:
• CMU Business Editor Chris Cooke’s keynote address on the direct-to-fan revolution and how labels fit in.
• Dan Le Sac on what artists really think about streaming music.
• The results of CMU’s survey of music editors on festival PR.
• A comprehensive overview of music rights in 2014.
#02: March 2014
Reviewing the music business year so far, we focus on some of the digital challenges the industry is tackling, including:
• How should we be pricing digital?
• The long-running digital royalties debate.
• Ticketing questions of the primary and secondary kind.
• The music industry’s love/hate relationship with Google.
#01: January 2014
A review of the eight biggest trends and developments in music in 2013, including:
• A recovering record industry?
• The end of EMI.
• The HMV crash.
• The growth and float of SFX.
• Plenty of digital debates.
• Copyright changes.
• A year of takedowns and web-blocks.
• Social considerations.

  • Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams depositions made public in Blurred Lines squabble
  • Majors still pushing for Friday global release day, but more opposing voices heard
  • The Entertainment Retailers Association is even more angry than you about that U2 album
  • Bob Crewe 1930-2014