Wiley, Twitter and the online censorship debate

CMU’s Andy Malt and Chris Cooke review key events in music and the music business from the last week, including Wiley’s antisemitic social media posts and what responsibilities the social media platforms have when their users offend, plus the call from various big name musicians for politicians to stop using their music (or any music) without permission.

SECTION TIMES
01: Wiley antisemitic social media posts (00:07:39)
02: Musicians’ letter to politicians (00:25:11)

STORIES DISCUSSED THIS WEEK
• Wiley condemned over antisemitic social media outburst (https://completemusicupdate.com/article/wiley-condemned-over-antisemitic-social-media-outburst/)
• Wiley insists he’s not racist despite his antisemitic Twitter tirade (https://completemusicupdate.com/article/wiley-insists-hes-not-racist-despite-his-antisemitic-twitter-tirade/)
• Musicians call on politicians to stop using their music without permission
(https://completemusicupdate.com/article/musicians-call-on-politicians-to-stop-using-their-music-without-permission/)

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• Socially-distanced gig pilot didn’t provide a commercially viable model (https://completemusicupdate.com/article/socially-distanced-gig-pilot-didnt-provide-a-commercially-viable-model/)
• Return of indoor shows delayed (BBC News)
(https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-53608560) • Setlist 6 Jul 2020: Rolling Stones threaten to sue Donald Trump if he plays their music at another campaign rally (https://completemusicupdate.com/article/setlist-music-magazine-stay-off-the-shelves/)
(https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-53608560)

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