Competition law concerns over Spotify’s royalty plans
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CMU’s Andy Malt and Chris Cooke review key events in music and the music business from the last week. On this edition, competition law expert (as well as musician and label owner) Amelia Fletcher's letter to Spotify boss Daniel Ek about the streaming service's plan for a two-tier royalty system, and the rickrolling takedown battle between two stream-ripping platforms.  SECTION TIMES 01: Spotify (00:04:27) 02: Stream-ripping (00:19:56) (Timings may be slightly different due to adverts) STORIES DISCUSSED THIS WEEK • Spotify two-tier payment “discriminatory and exploitative” says competition law expert • Stream-ripper gets court order to identify who is behind rick-rolling Google takedown notices ALSO MENTIONED • Music industry contributes £6.7 billion GVA to British economy • Download the UK Music This Is Music 2023 report • Amelia Fletcher's full letter to Daniel Ek
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