An UnLimited Media Bulletin
Wednesday 19 February 2014

 
TODAY'S TOP STORY: Everyone can have an extra top up of their champagne at tonight's BRIT Awards. Well, except all the ex-alcoholics, they can have double fizz in their water. Ahead of today's big backslapping bash, record industry trade group and BRIT operator the BPI announced this morning that recorded music revenues in the UK were up 1.9% year-on-year in 2013 - that's up to £730.4 million from £716.8... [READ MORE]
 
TODAY'S APPROVED: Katy B is having a really B-eautiful 2014, isn't she? As are her fans (and me), because they (and I) can sit and happily play Katy's new LP 'Little Red' as many times as they (and I) like. There's that, and the extra side-treats B has been releasing lately, like this Valentine's spray of 'Flowers' (the Sweet Female Attitude kind) via Kiss, which finds Katy plying that 'wise best friend' thing she plies so well... [READ MORE]
TOP STORIES Digital drives UK recorded music revenue growth
Eventim latest company to support CMU's services
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LEGAL Fishbone respond to million dollar stagedive judgement
New study estimates value of ad income to piracy sites
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LIVE BUSINESS Ticketscript announces stepped up analytics and on-the-door sales service
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EDUCATION & EVENTS Spotify's Director Of Artist Services joins MusicTank debate
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ARTIST NEWS Devo's Bob Casale dies
Dave Grohl, Corey Taylor and Corrosion Of Conformity form band
David Crosby delays solo shows following heart operation
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RELEASES Release Round-Up: Afghan Whigs, My Chemical Romance, Small Black feat Frankie Rose and Woman's Hour
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GIGS & FESTIVALS Angel Olsen adds dates to UK tour
The Specials set anniversary shows
Noise Of Art announces more about electronic music 100th anniversary celebrations
Festival Line-Up Update: Wilderness, Wireless, For Festival and more
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AND FINALLY... Disclosure and Lorde's collaboration at the BRITs tonight might be a load of old nonsense
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CMU INSIGHTS: LIVE, BRANDS & FAN SERVICES
This two-hour session provides an overview of music industry revenue streams beyond intellectual property, including the live sector, brand partnerships, and the increasing importance of direct-to-fan services.

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MUSIC FESTIVAL - MARKETING CO-ORDINATOR
A well known summer music festival wishes to appoint a Marketing Co-ordinator to join their friendly team and to implement and manage the delivery of their Marketing Plan. This role will suit an ambitious marketing/sales/PR professional with at least two year's experience in a music/arts/entertainment environment. The successful candidate will have proven ability to co-ordinate and contribute to successful target driven strategic campaigns and promotions.

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TEAMROCK - ONLINE EDITORS
We are looking for three on line Editors to form a new team working on one of the following websites - TeamRock, Metal Hammer or Classic Rock. The focus of each role will be to plan, produce, edit and publish on line content to tight deadlines for a specific brand. You will work in close collaboration with all of those within our business who can generate stories or messages about our brands.

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METAL HAMMER MAGAZINE - DEPUTY ART EDITOR
TeamRock are looking for a Deputy Art Editor for Metal Hammer magazine. You will be an experienced commercial designer whose current role will include cover design, page concepts and layout, and ideally some experience of digital publishing. You will excel in making old stuff look really vital and exciting and feel comfortable commissioning and directing photographers.

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CLASSIC ROCK MAGAZINE - ASSISTANT FEATURES EDITOR
We are looking for someone to commission and contribute to the magazine's front section, The Dirt, to assist in commissioning and writing features, and aid the Deputy Editor and Editor. You must be able to demonstrate an indepth knowledge of our brand and apply this to the delivery of high quality, in depth articles and reports. You will be able to work independently to produce relevant and appropriate work.

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PROG MAGAZINE - DEPUTY EDITOR/PRODUCTION EDITOR
The main purpose is to undertake all the regular tasks of a Production Editor plus additional editorial and admin duties. The job is to organise workflow around the magazine team and contributors; sub-edit copy to house style.

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CREATIVE ARTISTS AGENCY - SUMMER INTERNSHIP PROGRAMME
Creative Artists Agency (CAA) is the world's leading entertainment and sports agency, with offices in Los Angeles, New York, Nashville, and Beijing. Founded in 1975, CAA represents many of the most successful professionals working in film, television, music, theatre, video games, sport, and digital content, and provides a range of strategic marketing and consulting services to corporate clients. The London office is seeking highly organised and motivated people for Internship positions in both the Music and Sport Departments.

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RESIDENT ADVISOR - ACCOUNT MANAGER
We are looking for an exceptional, sales focussed account manager to join our ticketing team. In order to be considered for the role you will need to have an in-depth understanding of Electronic Music relevant to RA's core audience, both in the UK and internationally, and ideally will already have relationships with some of the key players in our industry.

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INDEPENDENT RECORD LABEL - PAID INTERNSHIP
Intern wanted for busy independent record label based in London. The successful candidate will be a hard working, organised and enthusiastic with a genuine passion for live music. Day-to-day duties will include; artist diary management, liaison with promotional team, ticket ordering, assisting marketing & international staff with admin, and general office duties.

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SECRETLY LABEL GROUP - JUNIOR RADIO PLUGGER
The Secretly Label Group is looking to hire a Junior Radio Plugger who can learn on the job and fit in well with the small UK team. Ideally the candidate will have a huge passion and knowledge of radio and the music released by the three labels Dead Oceans / Jagjaguwar / Secretly Canadian. Some experience of working with radio is essential.

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Digital drives UK recorded music revenue growth
Everyone can have an extra top up of their champagne at tonight's BRIT Awards. Well, except all the ex-alcoholics, they can have double fizz in their water.

Ahead of today's big backslapping bash, record industry trade group and BRIT operator the BPI announced this morning that recorded music revenues in the UK were up 1.9% year-on-year in 2013 - that's up to £730.4 million from £716.8 million in 2012. This stat continues a theme that has occurred in a number of markets in the last year: that the decade-plus decline of the record industry is coming to an albeit slow end.

And, as with most other countries that have seen growth, the UK record industry's recovery is largely thanks to the continued increase in digital revenues, which now account for 50% of total income. The largest increase came from streaming, with revenues in that sector up 41% in 2013 to £77 million. The bulk of this, £54.7 million, came from subscriptions, while ad-supported streaming paid out £19 million and locker services (such as Apple's iTunes Match) contributed over £3 million.

Contrary to what some might expect from such an increase, digital album sales also showed a strong increase last year, up 19.5% to £160.5m, though single track sales fell 4.4% to £121.7 million. Meanwhile, although revenues from physical sales, as expected, fell again last year, the decline was not as fast as some previously predicted, coming in 6.4% lower than in 2012 at £365.4 million (compared to £359.2 million for digital income - so actually, physical is still ever so slightly ahead, but it's basically 50/50).

Vinyl continued to see its revenues grow, leaping 49% in 2012. Though before you write your 700th 'resurgence of vinyl' feature, this amounts to £12.1 million, or 2.4% of total album income. Though that is vinyl's highest annual cash haul since 1994, so maybe you can write that article after all. Knock yourself out. We're all looking forward to reading it.

Obviously thrilled at the news, BPI chief exec Geoff Taylor ran to the top of the nearest hill and shouted: "The UK's record labels have re-imagined their businesses for a world of instant mobile, global access to music, driven by social media. Rapid growth from digital albums and music streaming services such as Spotify powered a rebound in revenues in 2013. This will further boost investment in talented British artists like Arctic Monkeys, Bastille, Rudimental and Ellie Goulding, who will reach a global audience tonight as the BRIT Awards is streamed live around the world".

Pausing to catch his breath for a moment, he then added: "With digital increasingly becoming its key source of revenue, Britain's music industry is fit and ready to seize the global opportunities it offers".

It's worth mentioning that while the overall increase here is very slight, after years of decline, these figures don't include sync and public performance income or, crucially, any other revenue streams that labels are now sharing in via 360 degree type deals. So, that's all a bit upbeat isn't it? Get ready to seize all those opportunities, just as soon as you've shifted that hangover tomorrow morning.

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Eventim latest company to support CMU's services
CMU this week welcomes another sponsor to the Daily, whose support will enable us to continue providing and expanding our free news and information services for the music industry. And the latest company supporting these services is Eventim UK, who are currently highlighting the London venue that bears their name - the recently renovated and now rather plush Eventim Apollo - at the top of the Daily.

Confirming their support, Rob Edwards, Managing Director of Eventim UK, said: "We're delighted to come on board as a headline sponsor of CMU and its popular Daily bulletin. With the importance of live entertainment to the music industry we're happy to support the CMU team as they expand their news and information services to the wider music community, and see great value in keeping the CMU readership informed of the ticketing, marketing and access control services we offer to promoters, venues and festivals".

A number of leading music business companies have come on board as CMU sponsors so far this year. Other companies interested in becoming CMU supporters, and promoting their companies to CMU's 25,000 strong audience of music people, should call Sam Taylor on 020 7099 9060 or email sam@unlimitedmedia.co.uk.

Fishbone respond to million dollar stagedive judgement
American alt-rockers Fishbone have issued a statement in response to that previously reported court ruling that ordered the band to pay $1.37 million in damages to a woman injured after frontman Angelo Moore stagedived at a gig in 2010.

Fishbone's management and the promoter's of their February 2010 show had both previously reached out-of-court settlements with Kimberly Myers, who fractured her skull after falling in the mosh pit following Moore's dive. But she then launched new litigation against Moore himself, who failed to respond to the lawsuit, something that almost certainly made the judge's ruling in the case considerably harsher.

In a statement on the band's Facebook page, Fishbone question the impact the ruling in the Myers case might have on live music performances, stepping up, as it does, health and safety concerns for bands and their associates. The band write: "Due to legal circumstances, we are limited in our response to the recent court ruling. We do not endorse or encourage disruptive behavior that results in injury. We do endorse self expression and feel strongly that self expression is a powerful form of artistic release, as it defines the punk rock subculture we, and hundreds of bands, have been a part of since the late 1970s".

They go on: "We do not encourage people to come forth and participate in, for example, a mosh pit, if it is not something they are familiar with or beyond their comfort level. Our many fans are familiar with our show. The claim against us outlined what was a very unfortunate and accidental circumstance experienced by someone who had never been to a Fishbone concert. We'd like to encourage a discussion by fans, nonfans, the venues and promoters about artistic expression at concerts and how to move forward from here".

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New study estimates value of ad income to piracy sites
When facing criticism from the content industries for not doing enough to remove piracy sites from its search results, Google's line has usually been "you should be going after the money". That is to say, rather than getting bothered about all the links to unlicensed content sources that appear in Google searches, labels, studios and publishers should focus on the revenue streams enjoyed by the actual piracy sites, which often includes ad income.

And to be fair, the anti-piracy brigade within the music business has been looking into the presence of ads on websites that provide links to unlicensed content, and into what can be done about it. And support for that action might now increase after a report from US consumer group the Digital Citizens Alliance, which estimates that 596 piracy sites which it surveyed are together generating about $227 million a year in ad revenues, with the top 30 sites bringing in around $4.4 million each. And because said sites have relatively few running costs, the DCA reckons these operations could be operating at an 80% to 94% profit margin.

The report also reckons that 30% of the larger piracy sites carry ads for "premium" brands, despite efforts by ad agencies to ensure their banners do not appear on such websites. Nearly 40% carried "legitimate secondary ads", the report added. DCA Executive Director Tom Galvin said: "These premium ads are on sites that are stealing content, which gives the sites the incentive to keep going, and at same time, it damages the credibility of the brands".

Meanwhile Wenda Harris Millard of MediaLink, the company that carried out the research on behalf of the Alliance, added: "The reality of it is, this is a big business. I think people thought it was a cottage industry".

Ticketscript announces stepped up analytics and on-the-door sales service
Ticketing service provider ticketscript yesterday announced the launch of its new products for 2014, notably a stepped up dashboard offering a stack of extra analytics and data for promoters, and the ticketscript box office, a device making it easier to sell last minute tickets onsite.

Dubbed the #sellmore reporting suite, the ticketing firm says its new dashboard has been developed in response to client feedback, and provides "more intelligent, dynamic reports". Some of these extra services go live this week, while others will be added later this month, and include reports to enable promoters see where ticket-buyers are based, what devices they are using and what referred them to the ticketing purchase site. Users will also be able to integrate ticketscript data with their Google Analytics.

The box office device, says ticketscript, means "customers can buy tickets via card or cash, and receive a printed ticket on the spot or direct to their mobile, which is then scanned at the event entrance". It's been created specifically to allow promoters using the ticketscript platform to be able to sell tickets on the door at their events in a way that is fully integrated with their online ticket operations.

Commenting on the launches, ticketscript CEO Frans Jonker told CMU: "Our focus is on helping our clients maximise their sales and customer experience. There is no other ticketing service that can deliver this level of insight and enable their clients to gain such a deep understanding of their business. Clients can now truly measure the return on investment of their marketing campaigns, bringing a more professional edge to online, and even offline, marketing. What's more, our service is free to event organisers. We are delighted and excited by the potential this new functionality has for the industry and for our clients to sell more".

Meanwhile on the box office device, Jonker added: "We are incredibly excited about the opportunities ticketscript box office will unlock for event organisers. Once more we have disrupted the industry, there is now no need to invest significantly in ticketing hardware. Our app provides an on-the-door solution and a slick, simple service with no financial barriers to entry. It enables our customers from major conferences and festivals through to bespoke club nights to have the easiest and most user-friendly system".

There's more info on both these developments here.

Spotify's Director Of Artist Services joins MusicTank debate
Spotify's Director Of Artist Services Mark Williamson and Roger La Haye of The Royalty Society have been added to the line-up of speakers at the next MusicTank event in April. As previously reported, entitled 'The Artist Economics Of Streaming', the debate will be lead by Billy Bragg.

MusicTank Chairman Keith Harris told CMU: "As a new means of consuming music the growth of streaming cannot be overlooked. But with this format comes new revenue models that many artists are struggling to understand, and where we hope MusicTank can provide some insight in discussion with our expert speakers".

The event takes place at the University Of Westminster on 7 Apr. Full details here.

  Approved: Katy B
Katy B is having a really B-eautiful 2014, isn't she? As are her fans (and me), because they (and I) can sit and happily play Katy's new LP 'Little Red' as many times as they (and I) like.

There's that, and the extra side-treats B has been releasing lately, like this Valentine's spray of 'Flowers' (the Sweet Female Attitude kind) via Kiss, which finds Katy plying that 'wise best friend' thing she plies so well. Here it is first.

And hey, she's versatile besides that, and can be sad and sexy as well, as in this highly flammable new mix of Tinashe's 'Vulnerable' and Beyonce's 'Drunk In Love'.
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Devo's Bob Casale dies
Devo guitarist Bob Casale, a founder member of the new wave group, died from heart failure on Monday, aged 61. The news was announced by his brother and bandmate Gerald Casale on Facebook.

Gerald Casale wrote on the band's official Facebook page: "As an original member of Devo, Bob Casale was there in the trenches with me from the beginning. He was my level-headed brother, a solid performer and talented audio engineer, always giving more than he got. He was excited about the possibility of [frontman] Mark Mothersbaugh allowing Devo to play shows again. His sudden death from conditions that lead to heart failure came as a total shock to us all".

Devo formed in 1972, and although he left the group for a period in the 90s, Bob Casale performed on all nine of the band's albums to date.

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Dave Grohl, Corey Taylor and Corrosion Of Conformity form band
A super-punk superband named Teenage Time Killer - with a line-up including Dave Grohl, Slipknot's Corey Taylor, one-time QOTSA/Kyuss man Nick Oliveri and Dead Kennedys leader Jello Biafra - has sprung up.

The group was co-founded c/o Mike Dean and Reed Mullin, both of Corrosion Of Conformity, and is now at work on music of the "hardcore punk, punk and metal" persuasion, says Mullins, at Dave G's Studio 606 in California, on the same (and infamous) Sound City mixing console that was the focus of Grohl's 'Sound City' doc of 2013.

Mullins also says: "We had all these other folks who wanted to participate. It's a very good mixture - people are going to be pleasantly surprised. It's pretty cool".

As named by Mullins in this clip, Municipal Waste's Tony Foresta, Tommy Victor of Prong/Danzig, Soulfly guitarist Max Cavalera, Misfits' Doyle Wolfgang Von Frankenstein and Keith Morris of Black Flag/Circle Jerks are also amongst those in the TTK fold.

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David Crosby delays solo shows following heart operation
David Crosby has postponed the forthcoming last part of his solo tour after having heart surgery "at the urging of his doctor".

According to his official site, Crosby was found to have a blocked artery that might, if not treated, lead to a heart attack, and so underwent surgery on Valentines Day.

David says: "I am very glad that I listened to my doctors and my family. It seems I am once again a very lucky man. I'm sorry to have to move the dates, but I promise the music will be good when we do play them".

The tour, which was supposed to carry on this month in support of Crosby's solo LP 'Croz', will now do so in March.

Release Round-Up: Afghan Whigs, My Chemical Romance, Small Black feat Frankie Rose and Woman's Hour
First, it's time to whig out to the sound of the once-split, twice-reunited Afghan Whigs' first single since 2007, which in turn is the first to be taken from the group's first LP in sixteen years, 'Do To The Beast'. The longform disc isn't out till 15 Apr, but Sub Pop's kindly given this new track 'Algiers' a nice mournful clip to look at right now.

And look, sticking with the bad mood hits, it's over to My Chemical Romance, who contrary to the Whigs are breaking apart for good. Or at least, for now. Anyway, the band have released a new track titled 'Fake Your Death' in celebration of their 'Black Parade' to splitsville, which will feature on their greatest hits LP 'May Death Never Stop You'.

Its title, they say in sync, "is fitting, because as sad as it was to say goodbye to the band, we look at this collection as a celebration of our best songs, and hope the memory of them continues to bring joy to you all as they have for us. We hope you take the journey with us into MCR's past, and enjoy the small taste of what might have been". May Death Never Stop You' is released on 24 Mar. And in its stead here's 'Fake Your Death'.

Third let's lift the vibe with a new single by chillwave (if that's still a thing) scene-escapees Small Black, who've hired the blooming great Frankie Rose to do singing on their track 'Lines Of Latitude'. Scale the Frankie-featuring heights of 'Lines', which will be released with SB's new 'Real People' EP on 1 Apr via, no lie, Jagjaguwar, right here.

Winging in last like a sad, plaintive bird, it's airy London band Woman's Hour's 'I Need You', which will be released back-to-back with their last track, 'Her Ghost', via Secretly Canadian on 24 Mar. Find a quiet place and listen to it here.

Angel Olsen adds dates to UK tour
With her smoking solo LP 'Burn Your Fire For No Witness' still hot following its coming-out this week, folk singer Angel Olsen has committed to some new shows in June.

Olsen will make previously-announced stops in Manchester (Soup Kitchen, 23 Mar) and London (Dingwalls, 25 Mar), pausing a while and starting off on a further summer run as follows:

4 Jun: Brighton, The Hope
5 Jun: Birmingham, Hare & Honds
8 Jun: Belfast, McHughs
9 Jun: Glasgow, Mono
10 Jun: Bristol, The Lantern

And as an afterthought to all that, this is 'Burn Your Fire' song 'White Fire'.

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The Specials set anniversary shows
Prize ska darlings The Specials have set themselves an eleven date trek stretching the length and breadth of Great Britain and Ireland. It's being held in this, the band's 30th anniversary year because... well, because that, and will speed ahead in the winter, as listed:

3 Nov: Dublin, Olympia
4 Nov: Belfast, Ulster Hall
6 Nov: Glasgow, Barrowlands
9 Nov: Newcastle, Academy
11 Nov: Manchester, Apollo
13 Nov: London, The Roundhouse
14 Nov: London, The Roundhouse
17 Nov: Brighton, Dome
18 Nov: Bournemouth, Academy
20 Nov: Wolverhampton, Civic Hall
22 Nov: Nottingham, Rock City

Details and ticket links are here.

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Noise Of Art announces more about electronic music 100th anniversary celebrations
Noise Of Art has announced full details of its celebrations for the 100th anniversary of electronic music in April.

As previously reported, the arts and music collective is marking the 100th year since April 1914 when Italian futurist Luigi Russolo performed for the first time using prototype synthesizers. And those celebrations will finale with a show headlined by Booka Shade on 25 Apr. Further events in April include two nights at the National Portrait Gallery, featuring music, visual art and spoken word as part of the museum's Great War exhibition.

The full dates are as follows:

3 Apr: London, National Portrait Gallery
3 Apr: London, National Portrait Gallery
4 Apr: London, Big Chill House
12 Apr: London, The Social
18 Apr: London, Hayward Gallery
19 Apr: Woodbridge, Club Liquorish
25 Apr: London, Village Underground

Further events will take place throughout 2014. For full details head over to www.noiseofart.org

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Festival Line-Up Update: Wilderness, Wireless, For Festival and more
So, woodsy boutique event Wilderness has listed a whole lot of highly good performers for its 2014 edition. Metronomy is one of them, with Burt Bacharach, London Grammar, Jessie Ware feat Wilderness Orchestra, Sam Smith, Connan Mockasin, Gregory Porter, Submotion Orchestra and Mount Kimbie also on the shortlist.

Look on to find which acts have been recently added by festivals inc Spain's Black Keys/Franz Ferdinand/MGMT-featuring Bilbao BBK fiesta, Cambridge's vari-sited annual folk shindig (aka the Cambridge Folk Festival), Finland's main dance event Weekend Festival, and attractive Croatian do For...

ARCTANGENT, Fernhill Farm, Compton Martin, Somerset, 28-30 Aug: Jamie Lenman, Tera Melos, Lite, Enemies, Her Name Is Calla, 100 Onces, Tangled Hair, Codes in the Clouds, Bear Makes Ninja, Alpha Male Tea Party, Iran Iran. arctangent.co.uk

BILBAO BBK, Calle del Monte Cobetas, Bilbao, Spain, 10-12 Jul: Foster The People, John Newman, Conor Oberst, Frank Turner And The Sleeping Souls, Future Of The Left, Kuroma, Allen Stone, Bleachers, Vetusta Morla. www.bilbaobbklive.com

CAMDEN ROCKS, various venues, Camden, London, 31 May: The Blackout, Orange Goblin, Ginger (The Wildhearts), Hacktivist, The Virginmarys, Blitz Kids, Colt 45, Los Pepes, Turbowolf, Nine Black Alps, Acoustic TV (Terrorvision's Tony Wright, The Howling, Crazy Arm, Apologies, I Have None, God Damn, Hounds, Hang the Bastard, Exit International, Deadcuts, Electric River, Turbogeist, Generation Graveyard, Dolomite Minor, Sons Of Icarus, The Dogbones, Tankus The Henge, Ltnt, VerseChorusVerse, Menshevik, Dead, The One Hundred, Verses Knights, The Front, IC1s, Dead Eye Mariners, Panic The Vulture, Dead Sea Skulls, Paris Pickpockets, Stereo Juggernaut, The Parade, The Dirty Truth, Charlie and the Band of Demons, Itamar, The Broken Chords, My Little Empire, Voodoo Vegas, Saint Agnes, Death Koolaid, Dirty Harrys. www.camdenrocksfestival.com

CAMBRIDGE FOLK FESTIVAL, various venues, Cambridge, 31 Jul - 3 Aug: Van Morrison, Sinead O'Connor, Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Roseanne Cash, Loudon Wainwright III, The Full English, Jason Isbell, Richard Thompson, Peggy Seeger, Lunasa, Sarah Jarosz, Afro Celt Soundsystem, Cara Dillon, Pokey LaFarge, Catrin Finch & Seckou Keita. www.cambridgefolkfestival.co.uk

FOR FESTIVAL, Hvar, Croatia, 19-22 Jun: Darkside, Klaxons, Mark Ronson, Erol Alkan, Factory Floor, Tensnake, Storm Queen, Kelela, Maurice Fulton, Daniel Wang, Psychemagik, Tiger & Woods, Bok Bok, Fort Romeau, Movement, Ghost Culture. forfestival.com

GREENBELT, Boughton House, Kettering, 22-25 Aug: Sinead O'Connor, Stornoway, Jahmene Douglas, Lau, Gaggle, Beth Rowley. www.greenbelt.org.uk

MUSICPORT, Whitby Pavilion, Whitby, North Yorkshire, 17-19 Oct: Catrin Finch & Sekou Keita, The Crazy World Of Arthur Brown, Amine & Hamza, Robyn Hitchcock. Jesse Bannister's Play Out feat Zoe Rahman, John Smith, Kathryn Willisms, Perunika Trio, Lucy Ward Band, New Rope String Band, Tantz, Tashi Lhunpo Monks, My Sweet Patootie, Attila The Stockbroker, O'Hooley & Tidow, The Bevvy Sisters, Varldens Band. www.musicportfestival.com

WEEKEND FESTIVAL, Kyläsaari, Helsinki, Finland, 15-16 Aug: Deadmau5, Calvin Harris, Hardwell, Knife Party, Brennan Heart, Contiez, Deorro, Martin Garrix, R3hab, Showtek, Zomboy. www.wknd.fi

WILDERNESS, Cornbury Park, Oxfordshire, 8-10 Aug: Metronomy, Burt Bacharach, London Grammar, Jessie Ware feat Wilderness Orchestra, Sam Smith, Connan Mockasin, Gregory Porter, Submotion Orchestra, Mount Kimbie, Soak, Greg Wilson, Futureboogie, Horse Meat Disco, Zero 7 DJs. www.wildernessfestival.com

WIRELESS, Finsbury Park, London, 4-6 Jul: . Cole, 2 Chainz, Knife Party, BoB, Giorgio Moroder, Foxes, Bleachers, A Great Big World, Joel Compass, Vic Mensa, Raleigh Ritchie, Kwabs, Jess Glynne, Becky Hill, G-Eazy, YG, Sage the Gemini, Dominique Young Unique. www.wirelessfestival.co.uk

Disclosure and Lorde's collaboration at the BRITs tonight might be a load of old nonsense
Disclosure haven't managed to rehearse their BRITs performance with Lorde yet. And the BRIT Awards are tonight. You can see why that might be a problem.

Howard Lawrence of the teen dance sensation told The Daily Star: "It's been tough getting things ready as we've been on the road. So we've been constantly on the phone with Lorde, organising stuff. It was somebody else's idea to hook up so we haven't even met her yet. We've only been able to communicate remotely or through Skype because we've been so far away".

Oh dear. But are they worried? Hell no, they're not worried. "We get a few hours' rehearsal before the performance so hopefully it will come together", Lawrence continued, adding: "She was amazing at the Grammys. That gave us an idea what to expect at the BRITs".

See, they know the gist. And anyway, if the live performance is looking really ropey, they can always pretend.

 
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