An UnLimited Media Bulletin
Monday 10 February 2014

 
TODAY'S TOP STORY: Ah, American copyright law, what a complicated mess you are. It's almost as if the lawyers who helped draft the rules wanted a system full of ambiguity and confusion to ensure they stayed in business forever, but that can't be it. Anyway, that 1972 thing. Regular viewers might remember that there has been much debate of late in American copyright clubs - which is how the cool kids... [READ MORE]
 
TODAY'S APPROVED: Iggy Azalea is so divisive, she practically slices 'divisive' in half, stomps a Louboutin on it and leaves it TO die. Here are a few reasons why: a) She's white, white-blonde, and raps with an accent that isn't hers (she's from Australia, not Atlanta). b) Her stage name is also her dog's name, and the dog had it first. c) She built a hit on an um, 'colloquial' P-bomb, dated A$AP Rocky, released a bad... [READ MORE]
TOP STORIES Labels seek to clarify Californian law on pre-1972 recordings with jury instruction
Four more CMU Insights evening courses announced
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DEALS BMG buys Talpa Music
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LABELS & PUBLISHERS Warner narrows losses as Parlophone aids revenue growth
Sony music businesses see revenues and profits rise
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DIGITAL & D2F SERVICES Times announces Spotify partnership, Spotify announces Bragg playlists
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MEDIA X-Factor US goes off air as Cowell returns to UK version of show
Example gets show on Capital
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ARTIST NEWS Cher says her label doesn't care
Frank Carter to put Pure Love on hold
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GIGS & FESTIVALS Insane Clown Posse's Gathering Of The Juggalos moves to new site
Festival line-up update: Boardmasters, Way Out West, Longitude and more
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AWARDS Artist And Manager Awards to return in April
Videos shortlisted for new Twitter voted BRIT Award are being revealed today
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AND FINALLY... Pharrell wants Oasis reunion
Polish roundabout renamed in Slayer guitarist Jeff Hanneman's memory
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Labels seek to clarify Californian law on pre-1972 recordings with jury instruction
Ah, American copyright law, what a complicated mess you are. It's almost as if the lawyers who helped draft the rules wanted a system full of ambiguity and confusion to ensure they stayed in business forever, but that can't be it.

Anyway, that 1972 thing. Regular viewers might remember that there has been much debate of late in American copyright clubs - which is how the cool kids spend their free time Stateside - as to whether protection provided to sound recording copyrights by federal statute should apply to recordings made pre-1972, which are, in actual fact, protected by state rather than federal law.

The record industry reckons that it should. Well, it does when it suits it. As previously reported, this has all come to a head because of the channels dedicated to music from the 1950s and 1960s on the Sirius XM satellite radio network in the US.

Satellite radio, unlike terrestrial radio in America, is obliged to pay royalties to the record companies when it plays their recordings because federal law says it has to, albeit via the statute controlled SoundExchange collective licensing system. But, says satellite broadcaster Sirius, that doesn't apply to the pre-1972 state law protected catalogue, so screw you record labels and watch us play all this rock n roll nonsense on a freebie.

But the record industry is not impressed, and has launched legal proceedings, as has the aforementioned SoundExchange and American songwriters Flo & Eddie. Litigation is now underway in a few states, though most attention has focused on legal action in California. And it is there that the labels made a further filing last week, proposing that an interpretation of the law, that would very much favour their case, be read to jurors should the legal battle get to the courtroom later this year.

The proposed jury instruction, seen in legal papers posted to Scribd, reads: "The owner of a sound recording 'fixed' (ie recorded) prior to February 15 1972 possesses a property interest and exclusive ownership rights in that sound recording. This property interest and the ownership rights under California law include the exclusive right to publicly perform, or authorise others to publicly perform, the sound recording by means of digital transmission - whether by satellite transmission, over the internet, through mobile smartphone applications, or otherwise".

The Sirius legal team is sure to argue that nothing so certain can be said about Californian copyright law at this time. Though it may well be true in Tennessee pretty soon, because legislation has been put forward there to clarify the situation on pre-1972 recordings which would mean that Sirius and online services like Pandora would be obliged to pay royalties in that state at least.

Of course, if the record industry does gets its way on this, whether through litigation or lobbying, the question will then be posed, well what about the 'safe harbour' clauses in the federal Digital Millennium Copyright Act? The labels are keen for that bit of federal law not to be applied to state-based copyrights, because it's a technicality they're using to try to gazump controversial streaming service Grooveshark.

So, more fun times ahead then.

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Four more CMU Insights evening courses announced
Tickets are now on sale for four more evening seminars from the CMU Insights team, which take place each Monday evening in Shoreditch. The two-hour sessions each provide an in depth but easy-to-digest guide to a different aspect of the music business.

The four courses now open for booking include one looking at those revenue streams in music beyond content, ie the live sector, brand partnerships and fan services; and two focused on building fanbase, firstly by considering the role social media tools play, and secondly by reviewing where more conventional music media fit in.

The fourth session is called 'Building A Fan-Orientated Business', and looks at how artists can and should utilise social and direct-to-fan tools to better plan their business activities, and the deals they might do with labels, publishers and others music companies to make it all happen. Think of it as the future of the music business in two hours.

This series of seminars kicks off next Monday, 17 Feb, at 6.30pm. Places are £45 per course, and full details and booking information is online at www.cmuinsights.com.

BMG buys Talpa Music
BMG has just announced the acquisition of Talpa Music, the music business of the Talpa Group, the Dutch media company of Endemol co-founder John de Mol which, amongst other things, is responsible for 'The Voice'. The music publishing business controls over 37,000 songs and administrates 500,000 more, with a particular expertise in EDM. Under the deal BMG will relaunch its Dutch business as BMG Talpa Music, to be led by Talpa Music founder Tony Berk, BMG Benelux MD Frank Bruens and another Talpa VP Pieter van Bodegraven.

Confirming the deal, BMG CEO Hartwig Masuch told CMU: "This is a very significant acquisition of one of Europe's leading music publishers. At one stroke it not only further builds our position in the Benelux, making us the leading publisher of local repertoire, it gives us access to leading international songwriters, particularly in the EDM category".

Berk added: "The new company BMG Talpa Music will be a great force in our exciting and constantly evolving music publishing industry, with its internationalisation of copyright exploitation and the changes of collection of its various income streams from all kind of existing sales and usages, as well as from new great online media opportunities. I am sure BMG will be a perfect umbrella for our catalogues and will add great value to our international activities".

Warner narrows losses as Parlophone aids revenue growth
Warner Music saw revenues grow and losses narrow in the final quarter of 2013 (the first quarter of the firm's current financial year), a money update published by the company last week revealed. Revenues were up from $769 million in the same quarter a year earlier to $815 million, while net loss was down from $80 million to $37 million. The mini-major's 2013 acquisition of the Parlophone Records business in Europe aided the revenue hike.

Generally upbeat about his company's performance, despite the net loss overall, WMG CEO Stephen Cooper told reporters: "There were a number of bright spots this quarter, including strong growth in steaming revenue for our recorded music business and solid performance from our music publishing business. While we had a light release schedule this quarter, we are enthusiastic about our release schedule for the second half of the fiscal year".

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Sony music businesses see revenues and profits rise
While Sony Corp at large continues to struggle, the conglom's music businesses are doing alright, with revenues in the last quarter of 2013 across the music division - which includes the Sony record company, Sony/ATV publishing firm and its music businesses in Japan - up 14.4% year-on-year, resulting in an operating profit rise of 32.5%. In cash terms that's $1.38 billion in revenue and about $207 million in profit.

Global releases from One Direction, Beyoncé and Miley Cyrus all helped, with Sony top guard also noting the continued rise of digital revenues. Record sales in Japan, however, were down a little year-on-year, though that was blamed on a light release schedule compared to late 2012. For the current financial year, which ends on 31 Mar, both revenues and operating profits are also up within Sony's music division.

Times announces Spotify partnership, Spotify announces Bragg playlists
Spotify and The Times last week announced a new deal that will give the newspaper's subscribers a free premium account on the streaming service for one year. Existing subscribers who receive the newspaper seven days a week, digitally or in print, will also be extended the offer.

Chief Marketing Officer at the newspaper's parent company News UK, Katie Vanneck-Smith, said: "Music is one of the top passions of readers of the Times and the Sunday Times and it is our aim to provide new services to our membership base to add value to their subscription. It is great to be working with a like-minded brand that also offers premium paid-for content".

Of course the attraction for The Times is to boost its subscriber numbers by offering something worth £120 for nothing as a sweetener. For Spotify, meanwhile, this deal potentially puts it in front of a more mainstream audience who, while not huge (153,000 digital, 207,000 print), may previously not have considered signing up for a streaming music service, let alone paying for one.

It also assures Spotify the fandom on one Mr Rupert Murdoch, who tweeted last night: "Great partnership between Spotify and Times of London. Fabulous tone quality. I link Spotify to my jambox".

Good to know. And presumably tomorrow Rupert will be logging on to the streaming platform to play some tunes lovingly selected by one Billy Bragg, who has just announced he will be compiled a 'talking playlist' once a month to help Spotify users navigate the service's vast catalogues of content.

Says Bragg: "I'm looking forward to using my 'talking playlist' to introduce listeners to some of the amazing material in Spotify's back pages. One of my favourite artists from the 50s is a guy named Louis Prima. Spotify have over 100 albums of his on their system and he's just one among thousands of obscure artists who have languished in the racks in second-hand record stores for the past half century".

X-Factor US goes off air as Cowell returns to UK version of show
Simon Cowell is returning to 'X-Factor UK' because he's "excited to find a global superstar again", and not at all because the Syco chief has time on his hands after Fox decided to axe the US version of the talent show after just three series.

Well, maybe. Fox is spinning its decision not to renew the American version of the 'X' franchise as being linked to Cowell's desire to return to 'X-UK', but the show has never performed especially well Stateside, and its future there has been in doubt for some time.

Though it's no secret that ITV has been desperate for Cowell to return to the British version of the show, which - while still one of the most watched programmes on UK TV - has seen its ratings wobble quite a bit since the 'X' boss departed the show in favour of its American spin-off.

Confirming 'X-USA' was, erm, on hold, Cowell said: "I've had a fantastic time over the last twelve years [on US TV], both on 'The X-Factor' and 'American Idol'. And apart from being lucky enough to find some amazing talent on the shows, I have always had an incredible welcome from the American public (most of the time!). Last year, for a number of reasons, I had to make a decision to return to the UK version of 'The X-Factor' in 2014. So for now, I'm back to the UK and I want to thank Fox for being an incredible partner and I also want to thank everybody who has supported my shows. America, I'll see you soon!"

Meanwhile Fox TV's Kevin Reilly added: "To all of us at Fox, Simon is more than one of the most prolific TV personalities of our time - he's part of our family. A consummate showman and partner, there's no one more passionate or creative than Simon, and we feel so fortunate to have enjoyed such a wonderful, collaborative relationship with him over the past twelve years. Unfortunately, there is no 'X-Factor USA' without Simon Cowell, but we understand and support his decision to focus on the international formats and on the next phase of his personal life. We wish him the very best, and it's our sincere hope that we work together again soon".

Meanwhile, over on ITV's press release in Britain, Cowell could be found declaring: "I'm absolutely thrilled to be returning to 'The X-Factor UK'. It's been three years since I last judged the competition and I'm excited to find a global superstar again. The UK 'X-Factor' has set the benchmark in finding worldwide superstars over the years - including One Direction, Leona Lewis, Cher Lloyd, Olly Murs, JLS and Little Mix".

And who doesn't want another Olly Murs?

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Example gets show on Capital
Capital FM has signed up Example to host a weekly Saturday night show on the station, which will kick off on 15 Feb. He'll be playing "the hottest hit music tracks", in case you wondered, plus "remixes of some big Capital tunes".

Confirming his new radio gig, the Sony-signed artist said: "Capital has championed my music from the early days, and over the years it's been a real pleasure to be part of their Jingle Bell and Summertime Balls as well as numerous appearances on the breakfast show".

He went on: "To host my own show, and have the chance to play some of the freshest dance tracks to Capital's listeners across the country, goes even further in cementing the great relationship we already have. I can't wait to get stuck in!"

  Approved: Iggy Azalea - Fancy (feat Charli XCX)
Iggy Azalea is so divisive, she practically slices 'divisive' in half, stomps a Louboutin on it and leaves it TO die. Here are a few reasons why:

a) She's white, white-blonde, and raps with an accent that isn't hers (she's from Australia, not Atlanta).

b) Her stage name is also her dog's name, and the dog had it first.

c) She built a hit on an um, 'colloquial' P-bomb, dated A$AP Rocky, released a bad single, and then a less bad single (which I think is great), and then, back at plain bad again, a single involving TI.

But, oh I don't know, whilst most of the world still thinks she is some kind of horrible joke, I think Iggy's got something, if not much notion of how to put on clothes. But who likes putting on clothes anyway? And what she does have is genuine (possibly) grit, and enough guile to have out-ground the tough hip hop millstone, and made some dough. Plus she has a catchy new hit featuring pop's go-to 'feat' singer, 1990s grungekind Charli XCX, which always helps.

Its title is 'Fancy', and its beat is c/o London trio The Invisible Men, which explains why it has a certain eau de Sugababes to it. In it, Iggy teases the basic idea of drinking and dancing at night into a few clever-ish verses, no easy feat, whilst Charli XCX sings things to do with mini bars, Tokyo, and mini bars in Tokyo.
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Cher says her label doesn't care
Font-of-eternal-pop Cher isn't happy with the way her label, Warner Bros, has treated the release of her latest album, 'Closer To The Truth'. In spite of Cher earning her highest place (#3) in the US Billboard charts ever with the LP, circa last year, she claims Warner reps simply CBA to give it their time.

It's like she said it last week via Twitter, after she "read a mean review" of the (OTT and amazing, BTW) vid for her new 'Closer' single, 'Take It Like A Man'.

"The video had nothing 2 do with me", she tweeted, adding: "I was told it would only be shown in gay bars.It's true WB's hasn't got a Great Deal of Interest In My CD. Not ALL,THERE R HARD WORKING ADORABLE PPL. But Decision Makers Don't Seem 2CareThat Much".

Last of all, she said "it's Ok YHSTLOM", which is 'Cherthand' for "You Haven't Seen The Last Of Me', a la that song she did on the 'Burlesque' film score.

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Frank Carter to put Pure Love on hold
Hard rock twosome Jim Caroll and Frank Carter have taken Pure Love, the band they began in 2011, and "placed it into the phantom zone". Which is really an original (and spooky) way of saying they're going on 'indefinite hiatus'. They will, at least, place the hiatus on, um, hiatus, until they've played a final lot of "brilliant shows" in the UK, which are still TBA.

Shouts to Rock Sound for compiling Jim n Frank's announcement, which came via Twitter last Friday, and ran as follows: "After what can only be described as a 'hard year', Jim and I have decided to hit the brakes and place Pure Love into the phantom zone. It's not an easy decision, and we both hate the term 'indefinite hiatus' but that's exactly where we are at. We will be playing our only shows this year in the UK where you have all been so great to us. We look forward to seeing you all there".

Insane Clown Posse's Gathering Of The Juggalos moves to new site
At the tail end of last week, Insane Clown Posse announced initial details of their fifteenth annual Gathering Of The Juggalos festival. One of the details was that the event has moved to a new site, shifting from the Hogrock Campground in Illinois to the CryBaby Campground in the neighbouring state of Missouri.

An exact reason for the move has not been given, but aside from the dubious reputation the event has built up over the last seven years at its former site, last year's festival hit financial difficulties that pushed it towards the verge of bankruptcy. As previously reported, GOTJ racked up unpaid debts of around $300,000 after "expenses exceeded estimates and expectations".

There's no mention of all that, though, in the statement from ICP label Psychopathic Records' spokesperson Jason 'J-Webb' Webber. He simply talked up the benefits of the new venue, saying: "Juggalos, this place is the SHIT! I'm serious. It's got the same level of intimacy that we enjoyed at Hog Rock for all those years but this campground also has plenty of flavor that Hog Rock didn't have, including CELL PHONE RECEPTION! NEARBY HOTELS! NEARBY STORES! ACTUAL FUCKING CIVILIZATION!"

Local sheriff Bill Abbott isn't quite so excited about the new event on his patch, telling the Kansas City Star that he's heard that Juggalos "do a lot of drugs, fighting [and] stealing". He added: "If you're looking for trouble, you'll find trouble. We don't want no trouble here whatsoever, and I'm sure they don't either. We want them to obey the laws and have a good time. I'd like to meet the main man [organizing the festival] and talk to him".

Yeah, that sounds like a good idea. Just, whatever you do, don't call the Juggalos a gang.

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Festival line-up update: Boardmasters, Way Out West, Longitude and more
Surf's up at seaside pop party Boardmasters, or at least the festival's first listings bulletin is (up), and includes Chase & Status, Bastille, Ben Pearce, Palma Violets, Reel Big Fish and George Ezra. I, for one, am stoked.

And stoked some more at the thought of Sweden's Way Out West fest, which will this year feature The National, Janelle Monáe, Neutral Milk Hotel and Blood Orange.

Those are the headlines, and these, these are the listings to which they refer, with extra listings for extra festivals also in the mix...

ARCTANGENT, Fernhill Farm, Compton Martin, Somerset, 28-30 Aug: And So I Watch You From Afar, Three Trapped Tigers, TTNG, The Physics House Band, Baby Godzilla, Nordic Giants, The St Pierre Snake Invasion, Theo. arctangent.co.uk

BEYOND THE REDSHIFT, various venues, London, 10 May: Cult Of Luna, God Seed, God Is An Astronaut, Amplifier, Jesu, Amenra, The Old Wind, Bossk, Blueneck, Syndrome, Dirk Serries, Sleepmakeswaves. facebook.com/beyondtheredshift

BOARDMASTERS, Watergate Bay, Cornwall, 6-10 Aug: Chase & Status, Bastille, Ben Pearce, Palma Violets, Reel Big Fish, George Ezra, Dan Croll, Bipolar Sunshine, The Cuban Brothers, Big Deal, Coves, Raleigh Ritchie, Lyger, Emily And The Woods, Saint Raymond, Eton Messy DJs, with Friend Within, Blonde, Issac Tichauer, Bodhi, DJ Ez, Kidnap Kid, Roska, My Nu Leng, Monki, Toyboy & Robin, TCTS, The Golden Boy, Panda, Billion. www.boardmasters.co.uk

CLOUDSPOTTING, Stephen Park, Slaidburn, Lancashire, 1-3 Aug: The Leisure Society, Melt Yourself Down, Islet, Colorama, Pictish Trail, Randolphs Leap, Monoganon, Tuff Love, Plank!, Denis Jones, Laura J Martin, Gideon Conn, Drop The Floor. www.cloudspotting-festival.co.uk

LONGITUDE, Marlay park, Dublin, 18-20 Jul: Bombay Bicycle Club, First Aid Kit, Icona Pop, George Ezra, Koreless. longitude.ie

MOSTLY JAZZ FESTIVAL, Moseley Park, Birmingham, 4-6 Jul: Fun Lovin Criminals, Radio Riddler. mostlyjazz.co.uk

ROSKILDE, Festivalpladsen, Roskilde, Denmark, 3-6 Jul: Damon Albarn, Interpol, Warpaint, A$AP Ferg, Earl Sweatshirt, World's Fair, Psyched Up Janis. roskilde-festival.co.uk

WAY OUT WEST, Slottsskogenk, Gothenburg, Sweden, 7-9 Aug: The National, Janelle Monae, Neutral Milk Hotel, Blood Orange, Jenny Wilson, Joey Bada$$, Deafheaven. www.wayoutwest.se

Artist And Manager Awards to return in April
The Music Managers Forum and Featured Artist Coalition has announced that the next edition of its Artist And Manager Awards will take place at the Troxy in East London on 3 Apr with Spotify on board once again as chief sponsor, it having been confirmed as 'definitely not evil' last week.

Also not evil is Robbie Williams, who will receive the Artists' Artist Award at the event, which he will attend as guest of honour. Confirming that fact, FAC co-chair Sandie Shaw told CMU: "The FAC is counting the days until we can welcome Robbie to our awards show and honour a true British talent who has supported the FAC since its inception".

Tickets for the event go on sale next Monday.

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Videos shortlisted for new Twitter voted BRIT Award are being revealed today
The nominations will be revealed today for the all new best music video BRIT Award, which is now being dubbed the Social Vote Award, because punters worldwide will be able to vote via Twitter.

As you read this, some of the five shortlisted videos will likely have already been announced. It's not entirely clear how long it's going to take to reveal the shortlist, but the first nominated video was expected to be confirmed at 10.30am.

Come BRITs night, on 19 Feb, fans of the nominated artists will be able to cast their votes using tbc hashtags on the Twitter platform. Only one vote per Twitter account will be allowed, but 1D fans have nine days to set up 3000 Twitter accounts each, so that's all fine.

Shortlisted vids will be revealed here.

Pharrell wants Oasis reunion
Pharrell Williams is hoping to succeed where Wayne Rooney failed. The prolific producer is going to get Oasis back together. For definites.

Speaking to BBC Newsbeat, Williams said that working with the Gallagher brothers would be a dream collaboration for him, enthusing: "Who wouldn't want to work with the Gallaghers? Yeah, both of them".

Well, the Gallaghers, for starters. And that's your biggest hurdle right there. Still, there's no harm in trying. I mean, if they got back together, then they could make more videos that Noel could then complain about.

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Polish roundabout renamed in Slayer guitarist Jeff Hanneman's memory
A roundabout in the Polish city of Jaworzno has been renamed 'Jeff Hanneman's Circle Pit', in memory of the late Slayer guitarist, reports NaszeMiasto. The opportunity to name the roundabout is sold at a charity auction each Christmas, with locals Joanna and Krzysztof Czuszek this year paying 15,800 złoty (just over £3000) for the honour.

As previously reported, Hanneman died from alcohol-related cirrhosis in May last year. This followed a long period of illness from necrotising fasciitis, a flesh eating disease contracted from a spider bite, which meant he rarely played with Slayer in the final few years of his life.

As well as the new name for the roundabout, a sign on the traffic island informs passers by that "Hanneman is a metal icon and a source of inspiration for hundreds of bands all over the world" and that when he died "the music world lost one of the most innovative and creative artists".

Watch a local news report covering the unveiling of the sign here.

 
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