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Antitrust Music (a playlist)

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In a very questionable use of his free time, Nuno Carrolo dos Santos (Vieira de Almeida) has spent years compiling a themed Spotify playlist of 101 songs that might be appealing (or maybe not) to competition experts.

You can check out this work of a lifetime here: Spotify – Antitrust Music

The playlist includes (real) songs like “Oligopsony Sucks”, “Cartel Swag”, “Short Form and/or long Form”, “Monopolistic Industry”, “Deadline and Commitments”, “State aid Blues” and “Predatory Impalement”.

Nuno has made the list collaborative so that other people might be able to add new songs. The geekiness bar is high, but no such bar is too high for the readers of this blog.

All featured musicians should be honoured and humbled to have made it to such a prestigious playlist. Given the Bob Dylan Nobel prize precedent, however, they will surely be left wondering why there are no writing award categories for the best lyrics in a sort-of-antitrust-themed song (subdivided by area of competition law and type of music, of course).

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20 January 2022 at 10:48 am

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