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CMU Planner – w/c 25 Feb 2013

By | Published on Monday 25 February 2013

Ministry Of Sound

A round up of music and music business events happening in the next seven days…

Boris’ decision on MoS flats. Ministry Of Sound will find out this week what London Mayor Boris Johnson has decided with regard to a planning application to build a block of flats opposite the superclub. Property developer Oakmayne’s proposals were unanimously rejected by Southwark’s planning committee in October 2011. However, a few months later London Mayor Boris Johnson’s office agreed to reconsider the decision, placing the club under threat once again.

NME Awards. One time alternative to the BRITs, now very much a part of the establishment itself, the NME Awards show takes place this Wednesday. Featuring heavy on the nominations list this year are David Bowie, Arctic Monkeys, Biffy Clyro, Florence Welch, The Maccabees and bloody Jake Bugg. The Cribs will pick up the Outstanding Contribution prize, while their former bandmate Johnny Marr will be named Godlike Genius.

IFPI’s Digital Music Report. The global record industry trade body’s annual report on all things digital is published tomorrow, 26 Feb. It covers “the latest global industry trends, market data and analysis of the music markets internationally”. So a good day for digital stat junkies.

AIM Sync event. The Association Of Independent Music’s 2013 sync licensing masterclass is this Thursday, 28 Feb, at Deloitte’s London HQ. Music supervisors set to share their expertise with the indie label community at the event include Alex Hancock, Sergio Pimentel of Nimrod Productions, Nick Angel of Working Title Films, Will Quiney of Vamanos Music and Sophie Urquhart of Tin Drum Music, while from the rights owner’s side, Mute’s David McGinnis will be offering advice.

New releases. Coinciding entirely coincidentally with their respective awards from NME, Johnny Marr and The Cribs have new records out this week. Marr’s in the form of his debut solo album displaying his godlike genius and The Cribs’ a career-spanning compilation showcasing their outstanding contribution to music. Also, Atoms For Peace, Doldrums, Caitlin Rose and Palma Violets are releasing albums. Oh and that David Bowie has a new single out.

Gigs and tours. Well, we just can’t seem to get shot of that Bieber boy, can we? His UK arena tour continues this week. Jessie J and One Direction are also doing the circuit. The arenas won’t know what’s hit them. And if those don’t take your fancy, you could check out The Jackson Four, Chase & Status, Fall Out Boy, Sigur Rós, James Blake or Lianne La Havas. If you’d prefer something a little more intimate, then also on those road this week are Chrvches, Death Grips, Egyptian Hip Hop, Tall Ships, Clinic, Christopher Owens, Iceage, and Bleached.