Matthew Cook and Murray Stassen, Deputy Editor at MusicWeek, debate the latest story surrounding musician Ed Sheeran after two US musicians are suing him for an estimated $20m (£13.8m) for similarities of over his single 'Photograph'. Frey Lindsay presents the music industry anecdote of the week, while Adam Edelshain, Senior Manager at PwC, discusses the last PwC report, which suggests an impressive forecast for the UK media and entertainment industry.
Chris Jones, CEO of English Athletics, joins Sue Dougan on this week's Track Record. From teaching to becoming the head of one of England's most important sporting organisations, Chris shares his musical choices and his previous experiences in his sporting career. He also explains why athletics is currently booming since the London 2012 Olympics.
Matthew Cook is joined by Murray Stassen, Deputy editor of Music Week,discussing the current debate surrounding copyright laws. John Telfer, the new director of BMG Brazil and Co-Founder of Basement Music, discusses the company's development. Matt also discusses the European Copyright Law with Nathalie Vandystadt, the European Commission spokesperson for the Digital Single Market. Frey Lindsay looks at Elvis Costello's ban from Saturday Night Live as an example of how interpretation can lead to something one didn't think was possible.
Sue Dougan sits down with Ed Stafford, explorer, adventurer, film maker and Guinness World Record holder as the first man to walk the length of the Amazon River. Ed shares his incredible travel experiences, as well as his favourite musical tracks.
In the first edition of Inside Music where Presenter Matthew Cook and Co host Gareth Varty, Accounts Manager at PRS For Music, take look into the inner workings of the music industry. Matthew Cook speaks with Deputy editor of Music Week, Murray Stassen, and Contributing Editor for Music Business Worldwide, Rhian Jones. And of course, throughout the show they showcase the unsigned SoundCloud artist of the week, featuring Ancient Underground a creation by Canadian Born Daniel Harvey.
Gareth Varty, Rhian Jones, Daniel Harvey, Murray Stassen
Italian-born entrepreneur, Paola Diana, talks about her life in Italy before founding Nanny & Butler, Sigillus and A.M.O.R.E– a portfolio of companies that offers invaluable services, ranging from quality child care and household help to luxury experiences and curated matchmaking events. Paola also lists her favourite tracks and talks about her new book which was recently published in Italy.