CMU Daily - on the inside 25 Jun 2002
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Can you name six names that Norman Cook has released records under in the UK? Answer tomorrow.

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WHAT’S THE STORY?
With Heathen Chemistry released on 1 Jul on Sony / Big Brother we’re compiling the CMU Oasis Top 10. What, in your opinion, is the best Oasis track ever recorded. It can come from any album, or could be a b-side, or, indeed, could be one of the Gallagher’s new offerings. Vote for your favourite Oasis song by emailing it to chris@cmuonline.co.uk and look out for the CMU Oasis Top 10, voted for by the music industry and music media, on 1 Jul.

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ELTON JOHN LOSES APPEAL
Elton John has lost his appeal against a high court ruling that his former accountants Pricewaterhousecoopers were not negligent in charging him overseas tour expenses totaling $20 million. John sued PWC and his management company John Reid Enterprises back in 2000, claiming a previous profit share agreement meant he was exempt from paying international tour expenses. The UK courts disagreed calling on John to settle the debt, a decision backed by the appeal courts yesterday. John, who had already reached an out of court settlement with JRE, will now have to pay the accountancy firm their fee and legal costs. As yet John’s lawyers have not applied to take the case to the House of Lords, the next step up in any appeal process.

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PAVAROTTI & GELDOF HOUNOURED AT THE REAL EUROMUSIC AWARDS
Luciano Pavarotti and Sir Bob Geldof are set to receive special honours at the Platinum Europe Awards, staged by the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry in Brussels on 10 July. The awards, this year hosted by French electro-genius Jean Michel Jarre, honours artists who achieve sales in excess of one million in Europe. Pavarotti will be presented with an award for ‘Outstanding Contribution to Music’, the first time a classical performer has been given an award in the event’s seven year history. Jay Berman, Chairman of IFPI, told us: "For the first time the IFPI Platinum Europe Awards is honouring classical music and its contribution to European culture. Luciano Pavarotti is a towering figure in the music world and he has an enormous influence on widening the popularity of opera and classical music around the globe. I am also delighted that this year's ceremony will pay tribute to Sir Bob Geldof who is not only an innovative musician, but has used music to mobilise public opinion to extraordinary effect." Artists set to perform at the ceremony include French singer Hélène Segara, German rock star Westernhagen, Belgian singer Axelle Red, Finnish dance group Bomfunk MC's and representing the British contingent R&B boyband Blue. Press information from LD Publicity on 020 7439 7222.

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INERTIA RECORDS LAUNCH SITE
The label that brought you the sublime Hefner (the jazz/brokenbeat producer not the arty/obscure indie band) have finally launched a label website at www.inertia.co.uk. The site includes artist biogs, artist and release news, a links page and an online shop featuring samples of all the latest Inertia releases. The boys from the Bush (Shepherds) would also like to make everyone aware that they are taking their particular brand of modern jazz-beat shapes to Ginglik on Shepherds Bush Green in West London this Saturday. £2 entry, it runs from 9pm – 2am. Comfy sofas, big cinema screens and good music should make for a fun night.

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RINSERS & RIMIXERS LINED UP UNTIL AUTUMN
Always ahead of the game Xfm’s James Hyman has the provisional schedule of guests to appear on his Rinse & Remix shows organised up until October – and there’s some blinding mixes in the pipeline. More information from the Xfm press office on

Lined up for The Rinse (Fridays, 11pm – 1am):
28 Jun: ILS + DJ Shorty
5 Jul: Steve Lawler (Global Underground)
12 Jul: Miss Kittin
19 Jul: Loaded Records (Tula/Andy Mac)
26 Jul: Trevor Jackson (DJ Kicks) + Chad Jackson (Acetate)
2 Aug: Satoshi Tomiie (Global Underground)
9 Aug: Sasha
16 Aug: Da Lata
23 Aug: Tim Fielding (Journeys By DJ)
30 Aug: Alex Attias
6 Sep: Kwality (Ralph Lawson/Dan Ghenacia)
13 Sep: Lee Coombs
20 Sep: Miles & Elliot (Paper Recordings)
27 Sep: Layo & Bushwacka tbc
4 Oct: High Contrast (Hospital)
11 Oct: Audio Bully's
18 Oct: DJ Jazzy Jeff tbc
25 Oct: Unique 3 (Edzy)

Lined up for The Remix (Fridays, 9pm – 11pm):
28 Jun: DJ First Rate (Former Scratch Pervert)
5 Jul: Tim 'Love' Lee/Dolphin Boy (Tummy Touch) tbc
12 Jul: Fatboy Slim + Drummatic Twins
26 Jul: Quantic
2 Aug: Soul Of Man (Finger Lickin')
9 Aug: Fingathing (Grand Central)
23 Aug: DJ Craze
30 Aug: Jack Dangers (Meat Beat Manifesto)
6 Sep: Frou Frou (Guy Sigsworth)
13 Sep: Hybrid
27 Sep: Death In Vegas
4 Oct: Raw As F*ck (Matt & Aston/Freestylers)
11 Oct: Plump DJs tbc
25 Oct: Manitoba tbc

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MAJOR MUSIC BOOTLEGGING OPERATION SMASHED
Police officers in the UK and Austria have broken up what has been called a “large-scale organised international music bootlegging operation” that was involved in the global distribution of “illegal sound recordings”. Simultaneous raids were carried out at the end of last week following investigations by the BPI in the UK and the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry in Austria. Over 250,000 bootlegged discs by he likes of Rolling Stones, Beatles, Eminem, U2, Oasis, Bruce Springsteen, Bob Dylan, Radiohead, Nickelback and Sheryl Crow were seized from a warehouse in North Vienna and an address in West London. David Martin, Director of Anti-Piracy at the BPI, told us: "Investigations by the BPI, IFPI and Austrian national group has successfully smashed an international, organised bootlegging ring. We are grateful to the assistance of all the police forces involved in the operation." The raid follows a report earlier this month that suggested that, outside the US, conventional bootlegging was a much bigger threat to the music industry than online music piracy, with new cheaper technology meaning up to 40% of international music sales were of pirated goods. Press information from Fiona Harley at the IFPI on 020 7878 7900

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THE STREETS ONLINE MIX
The Streets, aka Mike Skinner, has launched an exclusive new mix for his website – www.the-streets.co.uk. The mix is reported to include Wu Tang Clan, Busta Rhymes, DMX, Method Man and Mr Vegas. Following on from the success of ‘Push Things Forward’, Skinner will release 'Weak become Heroes' from the current album 'Original Pirate Material' on July 15. The track is already enjoying radio play on alternative shows around the UK.

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GLA ENCOURAGE BROADBAND FOR CREATIVE BUSINESSES
The Greater London Authority is doing its bit to encourage small businesses in the creative sector (including smaller music companies) to adopt broadband internet by publishing a guide to broadband services in the capital. Speaking at the snappily titled ‘Creative Industries Broadband Seminar’ yesterday GLA e-bod Valerie Shawcross said: “I am delighted that the GLA has produced this simple guide for businesses to enable them to find out where they can get broadband services. The Mayor and I are committed to the development of broadband services in London which are integral to wider business competitiveness. It is particularly critical for innovations in our creative industries which play a critical role in London’s future growth and prosperity.” Press information about the initiative from Catherine Bithell on 020 7983 4714.

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BLATANT PLUG: QUANGO NIGHT
Future jazz label Quango is hosting another night at Thirteen Gerrard St (formerly the Clinic) on Sunday 30 Jun, timed to coincide with the release of Da Lata’s remix album. Da Lata’s Chris Franck will be playing along side Joe Davis Far Out Records with support from Gerry Lyseight (Palm Pictures), Pete Herbert (Quango), Charles Olive (Tighten Up/Palm Pictures) and CMU’s resident DJ Gill. If you fancy coming down, email gill@unlimitedmedia.co.uk for guest list.

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Answer to Monday's CMU pop quiz:

Neighbours star Holly Valance's debut single 'Kiss Kiss' has now enjoyed 8 weeks in the top 20, but can you name 7 other Neighbours stars who have released singles in the UK?

Other than Holly Valance the list of Neighbours stars who have released singles in the UK include Kylie Minogue (Charlene Robinson), Jason Donovan (Scott Robinson), Craig McLachlan (Henry Ramsay), Natalie Imbruglia (Beth Brennan), Stefan Dennis (Paul Robinson), Anne Charleston (Madge Bishop) and Ian Smith (Harold Bishop).

Who could forget Stefan Dennis’ classic hit ‘Don’t It Make You Feel Good’? Though we suspect most of you have sensibly forgotten Madge & Harold’s ‘An Old Fashioned Christmas’ released in 1989.

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