CMU Daily - on the inside Monday 7th March

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In today's CMU Daily:
- Tommy Vance dies
- Evans to host Radio 2 Easter shows
- BPI scores PR win in anti-download fight
- Album Review: Hans-Joachim Roedelius and Tim Story - Lunz/Reinterpretations
- Like a father: Jacko trial update
- Busted boy pleased with Fightstar response
- Javine to represent UK at Eurovision
- Radio 1 dance guy goes to Ten Alps
- Chart update
- This week's Student Radio Chart
- Album Review: New Order - Waiting For the Sirens' Call
- Survey suggests music fans rarely make use of high capacity MP3 players
- Cher sues Warner/Chappell over disputed royalties
- Sigel album due
- 50 Cent shifts a million in a weekend
- IOW line up update
- Album Review: Mando Diao - Hurricane Bar
- Justin to play Elton now the wild bits are in the script
- Jamelia up for bond movie
- Music Week winners

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KILL ALL HIPPIES RETURNS
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TOMMY VANCE DIES
British radio is again mourning the loss of one of its legends this morning following the announcement that former Radio 1 DJ Tommy Vance had died in hospital three days after suffering a stroke - he was 63. While perhaps not as important in A&R terms as John Peel, Vance was surely the voice of rock music after a long career in rock radio beginning in the US, and then on the UK airwaves, firstly via pirate station Radio Caroline, later on Radio 1, and most recently through shows on VH1 and Virgin Classic Rock.

Paying tribute to Vance, his agent Jon Roseman told reporters yesterday: "He was a great bloke and he was held in very high regard for his knowledge of rock which was unsurpassed. I had known Tommy for 35 years. He certainly had one of the most recognisable voices on radio".

Fellow DJ Dave Cash, who worked with Vance at Radio Caroline, Radio 1 and Capital, told BBC Radio Kent: "Once you became friends with Tommy you were friends for life. He was a very private guy, but to his friends he was great, you could always rely on him. He's a bit like John Peel and Kenny Everett - he's irreplaceable, he was a total professional. Tommy was part of the group that actually cared about the music he was playing."

Radio 1 Controller Andy Parfitt said: "Tommy Vance was a great broadcaster. He presented for many years on Radio 1 the seminal rock show which a whole generation of music fans remember very fondly. He will be sadly missed by listeners and fellow DJs alike."

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EVANS TO HOST RADIO 2 EASTER SHOWS
Having lost two of its greats in less than a year, the UK radio industry needs to make the most of the small community of really talented presenters it still possesses, so let's be thankful the comeback to radio of one Chris Evans is continuing to move forward. Evans has signed up to present two shows over the Easter weekend on BBC Radio 2, with rumours the special programmes might be the forerunner of a regular show with the national BBC station. The two shows will be Evans first return to BBC Radio after he controversially quit the Radio 1 breakfast show back in 1997 after a highly public falling out with then station controller Matthew Bannister.

If Radio2 are looking to sign up Evans to a regular show they might kick off a bidding war between themselves and the commercial radio sector. As reported last week, the commercial radio companies are hoping to launch a national show syndicated on local commercial stations owned by different groups all over the UK, and rumour has it Evans is their first choice for presenter. A key motivation for the competing commercial radio companies to work together on such a show is to take on BBC Radio 2 who, with radio heavyweights Terry Wogan and Jonathan Ross on their books, are seen as one of the commercial radio sector's biggest rivals. The commercial players won't want to see the Beeb add Chris Evans to that list.

If a bidding war was to begin on Evans it would be somewhat ironic given that since his high profile sacking from Virgin Radio the maverick DJ has struggled to repeat past successes, with his three high profile TV production projects - 'The Terry & Gabby Show', 'Live with...' and 'Girls & Boys', all failing to win big ratings, the former being such a disaster Channel 4 had to reconsider their entire Saturday night strategy.

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BPI SCORES PR WIN IN ANTI-DOWNLOAD FIGHT
Given that the main aim of suing music fans who illegally share music on the internet is to win PR rather than legal victories, then mission accomplished for the BPI who grabbed the front pages on Friday by announcing their anti-P2P legal campaign had completed stage one. BPI bosses confirmed that 23 of the people the industry association was targeting for evil file sharing activities had agreed to out-of-court settlements. Between them they will hand over £50,000 in hard cash to the record labels to compensate for sharing some 9000 tracks via P2P networks like Grokster, Imesh, WinMix, BearShare and good old Kazaa. Just because it's kind fun to do so, let's list the details of the 23 guilty parties:

Mr R - Swanley, Kent - Kazaa user
Mr S - Chatham, Kent - Grokster user
Ms C - Romford, Essex - Kazaa user
Ms C - Glasgow, Scotland - Kazaa user
Mr G - Hamilton, South Lanarkshire, Scotland - Kazaa user
Mr C - St Leonards, Sussex - Grokster user
Mr D - Chatham, Kent - Kazaa user
Mr R - Andover, Hampshire - Imesh user
Mr J - Bristol, Avon - WinMx user
Mr R - Highbury, London - Kazaa user
Mr J - Cwmbran, South Wales - Kazaa user
Mrs L - Hastings, Sussex - Kazaa user
Mr C - Fife, Scotland - Kazaa user
Mr A - Brighton, Sussex - Imesh user
Ms F - Welwyn Garden City, Herts - Kazaa user
Mr M - Loughborough, Leics - Imesh user
Mrs P - Lytham St Annes, Lancashire - BearShare user
Mr T - Liverpool, Merseyside - Kazaa user
Mr S - Barnstaple, Devon - Kazaa user
Mrs M - Linlithgow, West Lothian, Scotland - Kazaa user
Mr M - Marlow, Bucks - Kazaa user
Mr I - Canvey Island - Imesh user
Mr N - Stoke on Trent - Kazaa user

Confirming the legal settlements, BPI general counsel Geoff Taylor told reporters: "We are determined to find people who illegally distribute music, whichever peer-to-peer network they use, and to make them compensate the artists and labels they are stealing from. We have no desire to drag people through the courts. So we have attempted to reach fair settlements where we can. We hope people will now begin to get the message that the best way to avoid the risk of legal action and paying substantial compensation is to stop illegal file-sharing, and to buy music online, safely and legally, instead."

The compensation payments will go back to music copyright holders, although the BPI admits the payments are more about "deterrence than compensation". The BPI is still in talks with three more alleged file sharers, and has confirmed they will now begin legal action against 31 more P2P users suspected of copyright violation.

The British music industry, of course, has some way to go before equalling the Recording Industry Association of America, who have now issued over 9000 such lawsuits. However the BPI were keen to stress that their legal action was one part of a wider global legal campaign against the illegal distribution of music online - a campaign which, they claim, has started to have a real effect on the usage levels of P2P networks, with a 45% decline in activity reported on Fast Track, the file-sharing network used by Kazaa. That claim is, of course, debatable given that other statistics show no real sign that less people are using P2P networks now than before, while others argue any decline in P2P usage is as a result of the growth of legitimate download platforms like iTunes rather than the draconian legal campaigns of the industry bodies.

CMU, like everyone in the music industry, does not condone copyright violation of course - in fact we've been known to walk up to people who use P2P networks and hit them on the head, very hard. But, of course, litigation like this is simply a PR tool and not a sound way to safeguard our common future interests. The BPI seem much more aware of the limitations of the litigation approach than their counterparts at the RIAA and are pursuing the legal route in a much more controlled way - which is bad news for lawyers, but good news for everyone else. So kudos to them for that. But while the tabloids concentrate on the naughty kids, their P2P-acquired music collections and strongly worded cease-and-desist letters, let's ensure debate in the music industry centres on more productive, more creative and less litigious ways of ensuring a profitable (musically and commercially) future for the music industry. More on that in the article 'No place for lawyers', something of a rant re-run at http://www.cmumusicnetwork/alwaysreadthelabel.

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ALBUM REVIEW: Hans-Joachim Roedelius and Tim Story - Lunz/Reinterpretations (Gronland)
Originally released a couple of years ago to widespread acclaim (CMU included), 'Lunz' is now being reissued (in a move similar to that of Longview's recent 'Mercury'/'Subversions' album) with a bonus CD featuring re-workings of the source material by various feted names in experimental, electronic and indie music. The purified minimalism of the original album is still a beautiful place to visit. Consisting of just haunting piano melodies, fragments of cello, and occasional shards of electronics which pierce the alpine ambience, it's not the kind of material that lends itself easily to remixes. Instead the artists concerned have effectively either covered the tracks, or used them as a template from which to construct more lavish affairs. Some opt to do this via the simple (yet effective) expedient of adding in chunky beats (Alias on 'Clue', Faultline's reverb-heavy version of the title track, or Millenia Novia's DJ Shadow-like take on 'Carnickel And Pocketboat'); whilst other acts (Lloyd Cole, Half Cousin) add in vocals, creating beautiful, otherworldly songs in the process. Best of these is Adem's 'Lunz', wherein the craggy-voiced magician conjures up a slightly sinister, dreamlike fairytale trip through the woods. There's an Ulrich Schnauss remix here to behold too - CMU readers may have already come across my enthusiasm for his genius in his recent work for Depeche Mode and Longview. The German, as ever, is on top form here with his shimmering ethereal electronica. Whilst the original album (as evocative a piece of modern classical music you're likely to hear) is rarely surpassed on 'Reinterpretations', the whole package remains an intriguing listen, and will beguile anyone with an ear for a cerebral yet tranquil sonic journey. MS
Release date: 14 Mar
Press contact: In House Press

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LIKE A FATHER: JACKO TRIAL UPDATE
Look at this, Jacko relegated to story number four! In Friday's Jacko trial proceedings the court room were shown a video in which the singer's accuser, Gavin Arvizo, says Jackson is a father figure to him. The video shows Gavin saying "He treats me like he's my father", while his mother, Janet, is seen denouncing people who accuse the pop star of acting inappropriately with children, saying that people who made those allegations were "missing out on something very beautiful that they have tainted". Gavin's brother Star, meanwhile, says "He actually seemed more fatherly than like our biological father."

As previously reported, the video was filmed shortly after the first screening of Martin Bashir's now legendary Michael Jackson documentary. The prosecution claim the family were forced into making the recording while they were held of Jacko's Neverland ranch.

After the little video screening, Gavin's older sister Davellin returned to the witness stand. She told the court room how she had seen Jackson "constantly hugging and kissing" her brother "on the cheek or the head", adding that after spending time with the singer her brother "didn't want to be hugged, he didn't want to be kissed".

Jacko's defence scored some points when questioning Davellin - the sister admitted that she had lied about certain things when questioned by the authorities about the allegations, and also admitted that when she said she saw Jackson and her brothers drinking wine together she did not actually know for certain what was actually being drunk - she assumed it was wine because they were in he wine cellar at the time.
The case continues. Oh joy.

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BUSTED BOY PLEASED WITH FIGHTSTAR RESPONSE
Former Busted boy Charlie Simpson has told the BBC World Service's Music Biz show that he is "ecstatic" at the reception his new band Fightstar has received. Aware that his new project was being scrutinised "every second" after his high profile departure from the boy band, and that the rock music press he needs support from could "have easily written us off" just because of his pop background, Simpson told the programme: "Pretty much all of the magazines that I like and read gave us really good reviews. I was so ecstatic... at the gigs people [were] coming up and saying 'I did not want to like this band'."

Going back over his decision to quit Busted so he could work full time on Fightstar, Simpson told the show: "I was 15 when the Busted thing came along - it was a laugh, it was two guys that seemed like they just wanted to have fun. I was at school, the opportunity came along, and I just thought, 'whatever, I'll just take it - what could happen?'. And it suddenly exploded into this huge thing. And I thought to myself, nothing really matters to me apart from my artistic happiness. It sounds corny, but at the end of the day, I could have made as much money with Busted as there was to make, but that didn't interest me."

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JAVINE TO REPRESENT UK AT EUROVISION
So it will be former Popstars finalist Javine, and not Jordan, who represents good old Great Britain at the Eurovision Song Contest in Kiev in May. The song she performed (and, as it happens, co-wrote) - 'Touch My Fire'- proved more popular with viewers of the Eurovision Making Your Mind up show than 'Not Just Anybody', the song sung by Jordan, performing under her real name Katie Price. Javine said she was "gobsmacked" at winning.

Elsewhere in TV shows with a music theme and containing a viewer vote mechanic (!), quick Celeb Fame Academy update. We've been a bit slack on this one - but when one TV show includes both Edith Bowman and Patrick Kielty on it just writing about it makes me feel a bit ill. Anyway, with Red Nose Day approaching and the finale of this instalment of Fame Academy packaged in it, the list of evicted celebs now includes: Al Murray, Gina Yashmere, Jon Culshaw, Jenny Eclair, Chris Colquhoun and Konnie Huq. The aforementioned Bowman is favourite to win.

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RADIO 1 DANCE GUY GOES TO TEN ALPS
Former Radio 1 dance music exec producer Matt Priest, who spearheaded the BBC station's position in the dance music and clubbing sector ensuring specialist presenters like Pete Tong, Judge Jules and Fergie had a Radio 1 branded presence at Ibiza, the Notting Hill Carnival and most major UK music festivals, has been recruited by Ten Alps, Bob Geldof's media company.

Priest will oversee Ten Alps' events division, working with brands looking to market themselves by getting involved in or creating music events.

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CHART UPDATE
Talking of Radio 1, that previously reported revamp of the station's flagship chart show kicked off yesterday, with JK and Joel replacing Wes Butters as hosts. The new format transforms the chart show from a simple countdown format into an all round music magazine programme. We didn't listen ourselves (it clashes with Xfm's Remix Show after all), but we're sure it was lovely.

Talking of the chart, former CMU columnists Stereophonics (ah, those were the days) are back in poll position as far as the singles chart is concerned with new single 'Dakota' - and well done them. Last week's number one from Nelly slipped down to two, leaving the number three slot for the latest Elvis re-release (of course). Other new entries ran thus: Cabin Crew at 4, Britney at 6, The Bravery at 7 (hurrah), Styles & Breeze at 16, Moby at 18, Kano at 22, REM at 26, LCD Soundsystem's excellent 'Daft Punk Is Playing At My House at 29 (double hurrah), Shania Twain at 30, Bjork at 31, Fatboy Slim at 32, Rammstein at 35 and Nathan at 37.

Albums wise and X Factor finalists G4 went straight in at one, with that other pop-operatic group Il Divo going back up the chart at 2, Tony Christie at 3 and The Carpenters at 4. Was it Mothers Day this weekend or something? Non Mothers Day induced new entries from J Lo at 8 and Judas Priest at 39.

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THIS WEEK'S STUDENT RADIO CHART
1. [2] Kaiser Chiefs - Oh My God (B Unique)
2. [3] Futureheads - Hounds Of Love (Warners/679)
3. [1] Doves - Black And White Town (EMI/Heavenly)
4. [5] Beck - E-Pro (Universal/Geffen)
5. [RE] The Subways - Oh Yeah (Warner)
6. [6] The Bravery - An Honest Mistake (Universal/Polydor)
7. [4] Green Day - Holiday (Warner/Reprise)
8. [NE] Kasabian - Club Foot (BMG/RCA)
9. [NE] Basement Jaxx - Oh My Gosh (Beggars/XL)
10. [NE] Arcade Fire - Neighbourhood (Rough Trade)
11. [18] My Chemical Romance - I'm Not OK (I Promise) (Warner/Reprise)
12. [NE] Phantom Planet - California (Sony/Epic)
13. [12] Willy Mason - Oxygen (EMI/Virgin)
14. [NE] New Order - Krafty (Warner/London)
15. [NE] Jimmy Eat World - Work (Universal/Interscope)
16. [NE] Estelle - Go Gone (V2)
17. [9] Gwen Stefani - Rich Girl (Universal/Polydor)
18. [11] KT Tunstall - Black Horse And The Cherry Tree (EMI/Relentless)
19. [10] Queens Of The Stone Age - Little Sister (Universal/Polydor)
20. [7] U2 - Sometimes You Can't Make It On Your Own (Universal/Island)
21. [21] Bloc Party - So Here We Are (Wichita)
22. [14] Moby - Lift Me Up (EMI/Mute)
23. [NE] The Dead 60s - Riot Radio (Deltasonic)
24. [16] Maximo Park - Apply Some Pressure (Warp)
25. [NE] Jem - They (SonBMG)
26. [NE] The Donnas - I Don't Want To Know (Warners/Atlantic)
27. [NE] Avril Lavigne - He Wasn't (SonyBMG)
28. [RE] The Mars Volta - The Widow (Universal/Island)
29. [NE] Do Me Bad Things - What Hideous (Must Destroy)
30. [NE] British Sea Power - It Ended On An Oily Stage (Rough Trade)

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ALBUM REVIEW: New Order - Waiting For the Sirens' Call (Warner/London Records)
Not since the halcyon days of the Hacienda have New Order enjoyed such pressing relevance: their "Godlike Genius" status at the NME awards testament to the fact that a fresh generation of bands (Bloc Party, the Bravery, Interpol, to name but three) have tapped into their enigmatic pop insouciance. Like Morrissey last year, their critical rehabilitation seems a genuine attempt on behalf of fans and industry players alike to will the band back to the sort of imperious form which made them, for a time, simply the most breathlessly intoxicating band on the planet. And like Morrissey, they have made an album which, whilst only occasionally scaling the peaks of their very finest work, nevertheless deserves to nestle confidently alongside their formidable back catalogue. If 2001's "Get Ready" chronicled a band rapidly falling out of love with club culture, this album finds them ostensibly reconciled with their dance floor roots. Not that "Waiting For the Sirens' Call" is necessarily a straightforward re-treading of past glories: at least a couple of tracks here represent sure-footed forays into previously uncharted territory. "I Told You So" is one of the most incongruous songs they have ever recorded, beginning as a Balearic beat-frenzy and building into a dense Death In Vegas-style freakout. Album closer "Working Overtime" - essentially a death disco update of "Blue Monday" - effortlessly trumps the neo-garage luddites with its muscular drone rock swagger. Even so, it is the self-referential, knowingly 'classic' tracks here which prove the most uncomplicatedly satisfying: the title track in particular exuding that ecstatically hypnotic mix of otherworldly grace and strung-out abandon which runs through their best work. A very good New Order album, then: and at this stage in their career, better than we had any reasonable cause to expect. DL
Release date: 28 Mar
Press contact: Press Counsel [CP, RP, NP] Out Promotions [CR, RR, NR]

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SURVEY SUGGESTS MUSIC FANS RARELY MAKE USE OF HIGH CAPACITY MP3 PLAYERS
With all the main digital music companies busy increasing the capacity of their MP3 players, a new survey by WebTV Europe suggests that the average music fan makes regular use of just 2% of the tracks they have stored on their portable device. The survey suggests that while consumers buy the big capacity players they frequently don't get anywhere near to filling them, and when they do they rarely listen to the vast majority of the tracks they own.

This leads some to question the need for such high capacity MP3 players - pointing to the success of cheaper lower-capacity players like the iPod Mini, and flash based players like the iPod Shuffle and those made by Creative and iRiver. That news will be welcomed by the mobile industry who are busy adding MP3 player functionality to their phones but who are a long way off being able to deliver the kind of capacity that an iPod offers.

However, others argue there is still a place for high capacity players on the market. They argue that anyone with a large music collection generally only listens to a tiny part of that collection on a regular basis, but that they want to know they have access to a much wider music library should they want it.

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CHER SUES WARNER/CHAPPELL OVER DISPUTED ROYALTIES
Reports in the US say that Cher has sued major music publishers Warner/Chappell Music for breach of contract and is seeking over $250,000 in royalties she claims the company has failed to pay her. The dispute seems to centre on royalty agreements from 1965 and 1966 which Warner/Chappell has subsequently inherited through various company acquisitions.

Because the disputed agreements stem from the Sonny and Cher days, the estate of the late Sonny Bono, including his daughter with Cher, Chastity Bono, and the daughter from his first marriage, Christy Bono, are also plaintiffs on the lawsuit, which was filed at the LA Superior Court last week.

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SIGEL ALBUM DUE
Jailed rapper Beanie Sigel is back in the spotlight, though not because of more legal woes, rather because AOL Music's First Listen is streaming his new single 'Don't Stop' ahead of the release of new album 'The B Coming'. As previously reported, Sigel is the latest hip hop star to be releasing a record from behind bars. The new album, the first to be released by Damon Dash's new music company, features production contributors from the likes of Just Blaze, Buckwild, DJ Scratch, Boola and Chad "Wes" Hamilton.

Commenting on the name for the album, Sigel has told reporters: "When I started recording this album, I was going to call it 'The Great Depression'. But over the course of making the album, I went from a really dark to place to a place where I feel I've grown and matured as a man and a father and a businessman."

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50 CENT SHIFTS A MILLION IN A WEEKEND
Talking of hip hop releases, whatever the Reading crowd might think, 50 Cent has still got it when it comes to shifting shed loads of records. The latest album to get an early Friday release in the US, Fiddy's new album 'The Massacre' has already sold over a million copies. Well done him.

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IOW LINE UP UPDATE
Quick bit of festival news - Razorlight and Faithless have been added to the bill at this year's Isle of Wight Festival. According to the NME they are the latest additions to a line up that already includes Snowpatrol, Embrace and REM.

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ALBUM REVIEW: Mando Diao - Hurricane Bar (EMI/Mute)
Both American and Canadian bands seem to be currently outdoing UK bands in keeping the spirit of Britpop alive, most obviously The Killers and The Dears, and now the Scandinavians are getting in on the act. Mando Diao are clearly influenced by the melodic pop of Oasis and the Beatles. The band's earlier material had a more garage-rock vibe and there are hints of that on this album, but mostly they've adopted a smoother, more mainstream sound. They hail from Sweden but the album was recorded in Bath with Richard Rainey (U2), which might explain the Brit sound. And as if to affirm those Brit influences, the album's title refers to the name of a Brit-pop club in the band's native Borlange (frequented by local criminals apparently). Songwriters Gustaf Noren and Bjorn Dixgard know how to pen a catchy tune. The anthemic 'Clean Town' is a homage to their home town and details their desire to escape from it. 'God Knows' and 'Added Family' are particularly reminiscent of Oasis while 'Down In The Past' is a bluesy, Beatles-esque number. Mando Diao are, not surprisingly, very big in Scandinavia and support is building throughout the rest of Europe; it should only be a matter of time before the birth place of Brit-pop catches up too. JW
Release date: 7 Mar
Press contact: Mute IH [CP, RP, NP] Anglo [CR, RR, NR]

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JUSTIN TO PLAY ELTON NOW THE WILD BITS ARE IN THE SCRIPT
Justin Timberlake has said that he only agreed to play Elton John in a new film after it was agreed scenes depicting his wild past would be included. Timberlake was offered the part by Elton himself, but on receiving the script Justin didn't think it was wild enough. He told reporters: "Knowing what a wild existence Sir Elton has led I thought 'Wow, you're offering me that role?' but when I read the script all the wild stuff had been left out. I told the studio that it would have to be warts-and-all so that's what it's going to be. I can't wait to get started."

The film won't be the first time Justin has played Elton, of course. He appeared as a young version of the singer in the video for Elton's track 'This Train Don't Stop There Any More'.

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JAMELIA UP FOR BOND MOVIE
Talking of pop stars in the movies, the Daily Star reports that Jamelia is being lined up to become the next Bond girl. The paper says she has beaten off competition from model Victoria Silverstedt and former Neighbours actress Holly Valance for a part in the 21st Bond movie, quoting a source as saying: "Jamelia is perfect. She has a huge appeal with all ages and, boy, is she talented! She's not only a gifted singer, but also a very good actress."

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MUSIC WEEK WINNERS
And finally, well done one and all. Here are the winners from last week's Music Week awards. More info at http://www.musicweekawards.com/2005/index.php

Best Music Sales Force: Pinnacle
Best Distributor: EMI
Best Music Retail Chain: HMV
Best Independent Store sponsored by Deluxe: Reveal, Derby
Best Digital Music Service sponsored by Sonopress: Napster
Best Regional Promotions Team sponsored by Nielsen Music Control: Sony BMG
Best Independent Promotions Team: Anglo
Best National Promotions Team: Parlophone
Best Radio Station sponsored by PPL: Kerrang! 105.2
Best Music Exploitation: Confusion by The Zutons in the Peugeot 'Shame' ad
Producer of the Year sponsored by Sanctuary Studios: Tore Johansson for Franz Ferdinand - Franz Ferdinand
Best PR Campaign: Sundraj Sreenivasan of Polydor for Scissor Sisters
Best Venue: Shepherds Bush Empire
Best UK Marketing Campaign sponsored by LAUNCH Music on Yahoo!: Jo Power of Sony BMG for Kasabian
Best International Marketing Campaign sponsored by Interoute: Mirelle Davis & Caroline Butler of Domino Records and Brian Cellar of Epic US for Franz Ferdinand
Best Catalogue Marketing Campaign: Daryl Easlea & Silvia Montello of Universal Music for The Summer of Motown
Best TV Concept Marketing Campaign: Karen Meekings & Eddie Ruffett of UMTV for Pop Party 2
Top Publisher: EMI Music Publishing
UK Achievement Award: Dramatico
The A&R Award sponsored by MTV: Caroline Elleray
Manager of the Year sponsored by Gibson: Coalition
The Strat: Peter Reichardt
Independent Company of the Year sponsored by Deluxe: Domino Records
Record Company of the Year sponsored by AOL UK: Universal Music

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