MPs are planning to adapt legislation to clamp down on the online secondary ticket "racket" which is pricing fans out of concerts. Presenter Matthew Cook with Michael Waterson of Warwick university who put the Independent Review of Consumer Protection Measures concerning Online Secondary Ticketing Facilities" to Commons Culture Select Committee to find out more. Matthew also spoke with Fred Sanguino, independent musician with a collaboration label concept that helps independent artists pull together resources.
This week on inside music we continue the new music history segment with Gareth Murphy discussing the comparison between the early days of the record history and the current industry landscape.
Share Radios Frey Linsday and friend of the show Digital accounts manager at Proper Music Distribution Andy Belmont give their music industry analyses . And of course throughout the show there's the soundcloud artist of the week, this week Braille Face from Melbourne, Australia
This week we're talking 'Exclusives' what do they mean to the industry, distributors, artists and fans. I'll be speaking with the CEO of the Entertainment Retail Association Kim Bayley who has backed Universal's supposed ban on exclusives.
We'll be getting some more perspective of how the exclusives debate has intensified with Share Radios Frey Linsday and the Digital accounts manager at Proper Music Distribution Andy Belmont discussing how Frank Ocean has played into the Exclusive Model plus Later on in the show I'll also be talking to Gareth Murphy author of 'Cowboys and Indies: The Epic History of the Record Industry'.
And of course throughout the show there's the sound cloud artist of the week. This week Noname, an American hip hop recording artist and poet based in Chicago, Illinois.
We spoke with Adam Ryan New Music Festival Programmer & Promoter for The Great Escape Festival, Lovebox Festival, Wilderness Festival. Giving us some insight into Festivals and the importance of finding new artists. And of course we have the Soundcloud artist of the week The Deans a Galway born trio. With a fantastic Beatles musical industry anecdote of the week.
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.
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.