An UnLimited Media Bulletin
Monday 24 February 2014

 
TODAY'S TOP STORY: Dutch anti-piracy group BREIN intends to take its web-blocking efforts to the Supreme Court in the Netherlands, after the country's High Court overturned blockades instigated against The Pirate Bay. As previously reported, in 2012, on its second attempt, BREIN secured a web-block injunction against the infamous file-sharing website, ie a court order which told Dutch internet service providers Ziggo... [READ MORE]
 
TODAY'S APPROVED: Having hit the big(ish) leagues both with Chairlift, and latterly by writing 'No Angel', the most steely and skeletal track on Beyonce's 'Beyonce' LP, Caroline Polachek has, since this time last year, been making appearances as her new solo alias, Ramona Lisa. 'Disguised' (barely) in a fringed wig and an extra pair of eyes, she/Ramona will release her/Ramona's first LP, 'Arcadia', on 14 Apr... [READ MORE]
TOP STORIES Dutch anti-piracy group to appeal ruling that pulled down the web-blocks
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LEGAL Minaj sued by former wig-making collaborator
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DEALS Warner's ADA announces Mute deal for North America
Le1f signs to XL/Terrible for new EP
Alan McGee signs Jaq Gallier, Sourya and Mz Moxy to 359 Music
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LIVE BUSINESS Live Nation takes complete ownership of Dublin O2 venue
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DIGITAL & D2F SERVICES Indie musician Ron Pope cheers for Spotify
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MEDIA Iggy Pop gets regular show on 6 Music
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EDUCATION & EVENTS Crime At Major UK Music Festivals conference this week
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ARTIST NEWS Kiss call off Hall Of Fame performance to overcome ex-member tensions
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RELEASES Lily Allen names silly album
Fierce Panda details weepy anniversary LP feat The Walkmen, Art Brut and I Like Trains
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GIGS & FESTIVALS Gigs & Tours Round-Up: Cate Le Bon, Action Bronson, Schlohmo and Polar Bear
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AWARDS Artist And Manager Awards announces Pioneer and Peter Grant prize winners
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AND FINALLY... Katy Perry booed after late arrival at Milan Fashion Week
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CMU INSIGHTS: BUILDING A FANBASE PART 1 – SOCIAL MEDIA TOOLS
This two-hour session provides a beginner’s guide to the role of social media tools in building, engaging and understanding core fanbase.

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ROYAL COLLEGE OF MUSIC - DIRECTOR OF COMMUNICATIONS
The Director of Communications will be responsible for leading and managing communications, and for the development, implementation, delivery and evaluation of transformational strategies to promote the profile and work of the RCM nationally and internationally. This is an important role for the RCM where we recognise the importance of good communications and leadership and there is huge scope for you to stamp your mark on this position.

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ACADEMY OF CONTEMPORARY MUSIC - MUSIC CO-ORDINATOR
The Academy Of Contemporary Music (ACM) in conjunction with its strategic partner Metropolis Studios London has an exciting new opportunity for a Music Co-ordinator. This is a new and exciting position within a vibrant music office housed within ACM in Guildford.

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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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Dutch anti-piracy group to appeal ruling that pulled down the web-blocks
Dutch anti-piracy group BREIN intends to take its web-blocking efforts to the Supreme Court in the Netherlands, after the country's High Court overturned blockades instigated against The Pirate Bay.

As previously reported, in 2012, on its second attempt, BREIN secured a web-block injunction against the infamous file-sharing website, ie a court order which told Dutch internet service providers Ziggo and XS4All that they must block their users from accessing the Bay. But, whereas in the UK the net firms have generally accepted and complied with such injunctions, even if a little reluctantly, the Dutch ISPs appealed the web-block ruling, and last month succeeded in the High Court.

For the music and film industries in several countries, web-blocking is becoming the most important weapon in the battle against online piracy. Such blockades are not without controversy, of course, and opponents always point out that it's actually quite easy to circumvent the web-blocks. Though the rights owners increasingly hope that if they can also force the search engines to stop listing blocked sites - and any proxies set up to help get round the blockades - then actually such a system will deter more casual web-users from accessing unlicensed content sources.

But the Dutch High Court ruled last month that the blocks were "ineffectual" and "constitute an infringement of [people's] freedom to act at their discretion". BREIN Director Tim Kuik confirmed to the website Tweakers that the organisation would continue to fight on the issue, though admitted that the next round of appeal could take eighteen months to go through the motions. Kuik said: "Depending on the type of appeal it can take a year to eighteen months before a decision. Moreover, there are still questions for the European Court Of Justice so it might take even longer".

The Pirate Bay blocks in the Netherlands will come down in the meantime.

Minaj sued by former wig-making collaborator
When wig maker Terrence Davidson announced he was ending his creative partnership with Nicki Minaj just over a year ago, he said "it has been an amazing experience offering me a chance to express my creativity and exhibit my love for the art form of wig design". But now he's suing the rap lady, claiming that she's nicked his wig creations and cost him $30 million in lost deals by making unfulfilled promises.

Davidson's lawsuit, filed with the US District Court in Atlanta last week, claims that he turned down other media and design work because Minaj said she wanted to launch a reality TV show and a wig line with the designer. But, says Davidson, despite implied contracts in relation to those projects, he found himself increasingly shut out of Minaj's projects, until the two ultimately parted company last year. She then set up her own wig line exploiting Davidson's designs, he alleges.

According to Billboard, a legal rep for Davidson, Christopher Chestnut, claimed of Minaj: "She lied, cheated and stole from him - [and instigated] a misappropriation of his intellectual property".

The rapper is yet to respond to the legal claims.

Warner's ADA announces Mute deal for North America
Warner Music's label services company ADA announced on Friday a new deal with UK-based independent Mute, which will see the major-label division provide distribution services to the indie in the US and Canada.

Confirming the deal, ADA Worldwide's Kenny Weagly told CMU: "It is a true honour to welcome Mute into the ADA family of labels. For the past 35 years, [Mute boss] Daniel Miller and the Mute roster have epitomised the independent label spirit, leading the way in fearlessly signing groundbreaking artists that not only span genres, but have often created them. All of us at ADA are thrilled to be partnering with a true beacon of the independent music community, and we're looking forward to working with everyone at Mute as they continue to champion artistic freedom and creativity".

Meanwhile, Miller added: "We're excited to bring Mute back to ADA, whom we worked with 20 years ago - it's a great home for the label and our artists. We feel confident this partnership will support Mute's continuing vision!"

The ADA deal in North America is in addition to Mute's deal with [PIAS] over here, which was renewed last year.

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Le1f signs to XL/Terrible for new EP
So you've probably danced to his 2012 hit 'Whut' in tha cluhb, and now, off the back of that and other past singles, NYC rap man Le1f has signed jointly to XL Recordings and Terrible Records.

The MC, born Khan Diouf, will release a five-track digital EP titled 'Hey' via the labels on 11 Mar, with a vinyl pressing set to follow in May.

Says Le1f via Billboard: "I've dreamed of recording for XL since I was like fifteen and I'm super excited to be working with all of my Terrible labelmates. I'll be doing the same stuff that I've been doing but on another level. It's an interesting challenge and I like that".

Terrible Records' Ethan Silverman, who runs the independent with Grizzly Bear's Chris Taylor, adds: "Hip hop is probably the genre that I personally listen to the most, if I'm being honest. It's always been something that I was passionate about and this felt appropriate. Le1f fits perfectly into the Terrible spectrum of personalities".

And what finer way to end this than by previewing 'Hey' track 'Boom'?

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Alan McGee signs Jaq Gallier, Sourya and Mz Moxy to 359 Music
One-time Creation/Poptones don Alan 'maverick' McGee has announced some signings to 359 Music, the label he launched last May as a JV with Cherry Red Records.

Joining the books at 359 as part of this latest consignment are Nottingham singer-songwriter Jaq Gallier, Parisian indietronica artist Sourya, and gogo-pop lady Mz Moxy.

Sourya's first single for 359, 'Winterwind', will blow in on 7 Apr, whilst Mz Moxy's new track 'Sugar' is released 19 May. Gallier's 'Higher Love', meanwhile, which falls from above on 5 May, sounds like this.

Live Nation takes complete ownership of Dublin O2 venue
Live Nation has acquired complete ownership of the O2-branded arena venue in Dublin in a 35 million euro deal that values the building at 70 million euros.

The live music conglom already owned half of the venue, Ireland's biggest indoor arena, but recently utilised its 'first refusal' right to buy the rest of the equity in the venue venture, which was in the control of the Irish government's National Asset Management Agency following its dealings with the original co-owner of the complex, Dublin Docklands developer Harry Crosbie.

Live Nation is yet to comment on the deal, which was actually agreed late last year, but which has come to light via Ireland's Independent newspaper this weekend.

Indie musician Ron Pope cheers for Spotify
There's money to be made from Spotify, or so says indie musician Ron Pope. And, unlike a lot of artists who've weighed in on this debate, he has numbers to back up his argument.

In an article for The Huffington Post last week, Pope wrote: "My music was added to Spotify in September of 2010; through the most recent report, which runs through November 2013, I've had over 57 million plays and they've paid me out $334,636, with over $200,000 of that coming in 2013. I'm getting over a million streams in Sweden alone most months".

Of course, not every artist is getting those sorts of play counts. But, says Pope, having a broad catalogue of work available on Spotify has been key to growing these numbers. Also, as we've so often said before, he highlights the importance of artists tapping into a number of different revenue streams, not just recordings, and making sure they all work together.

In particular, he talks up the gigs he's been able to secure as a result of the newfound popularity of his music that Spotify has helped to build. "When I played in Norway in early 2012, I sold around 100 tickets; since then, my music has exploded on Spotify there", he said. "My upcoming show sold out at 450 tickets more than three months in advance".

On how his recording-based revenues have changed in recent years, he added: "Until a few years ago, I was deriving 95% of my income from selling digital singles; if there's anyone who should be afraid of streaming, it's me. Instead, I'm watching my fanbase grow exponentially as my fans utilise social networking and streaming sites like Spotify to create an honest to goodness grassroots movement. These fans are consuming my entire catalogue rather than one specific single".

Read Pope's article in full here.

Iggy Pop gets regular show on 6music
After a couple of guest spots on the station over the Christmas period, Iggy Pop is to front a regular show on the BBC's 6 Music from 16 Mar through to the end of the year. Pop's show will air from 4-6pm on Sunday afternoons in what has been traditionally the Jarvis slot, the Pulp man taking a sabbatical from his radio show.

Confirming his new job as radio DJ, the punk icon and occasional insurance salesman told CMU: "I had a great experience doing the shows for BBC Radio 6 Music over the holidays. To be honest commerce, critics, crooks, and creeps have conspired over time to knock the stuffing out of my soul as I become ever more removed from the joys of feeling music. The act of revisiting my library and memories to share the tunes I have treasured with a radio audience has relit a flame for me. So I was kind of hoping the Beeb would ask me to do some more. So I guess I did alright, because I'm gonna. Watch out for me".

6 Music boss man Bob Shennan added: "BBC Radio 6 Music is incredibly proud to welcome Iggy Pop to the network, an artist who is renowned the world over for breaking the rules and providing an alternative soundtrack to people's lives. I'd like to welcome him to Sunday afternoons on 6 Music, where he will be a valuable and hugely exciting addition to the station's array of trusted music guides".

Crime At Major UK Music Festivals conference this week
The Crime At Major UK Music Festivals conference is to return for its sixth year, this week.

The annual event provides a platform for music festivals to share information and expertise, with speakers this year including West Yorkshire Police Chief Superintendent Andy Battle and Festival Republic MD Melvin Benn.

The conference will take place at the Royal Berkshire Conference Centre at the Madejski Stadium in Reading on Thursday, 27 Feb.

  Approved: Ramona Lisa
Having hit the big(ish) leagues both with Chairlift, and latterly by writing 'No Angel', the most steely and skeletal track on Beyonce's 'Beyonce' LP, Caroline Polachek has, since this time last year, been making appearances as her new solo alias, Ramona Lisa. 'Disguised' (barely) in a fringed wig and an extra pair of eyes, she/Ramona will release her/Ramona's first LP, 'Arcadia', on 14 Apr.

Its lead single, title track and first-listed song, available here as a free MP3 is, apparently, typical of the rest of the record in that its vocals were taped in a cupboard or at an airport, is about love, and also holds lots of 'natural' symbolism. It's bare and abstract, like a palette washed pale of its paint, and shaded-in again with madrigal organ bars, loops of cloistered courtyard noise and, ringing out above it all like a sad chime, Polachek's fine-boned soprano.

See Caroli... sorry, 'Ramona' running around Rome in a flasher mac and stroking a pillar amid a biblical swarm of creepy crawlies in the 'Arcadia' video, which she co-directed.
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Kiss call off Hall Of Fame performance to overcome ex-member tensions
Kiss have announced that they won't play at their induction into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame later this year, after some potential squabbling over what version of the band's line-up should take to the stage.

The current incarnation of the band, which includes founder members Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons, issued a statement about the upcoming Hall Of Fame event after fellow founder member Ace Frehley, originally with the band until 1982, and again between 1996 and 2002, expressed disappointment in a radio interview that the current plan was for the current members of Kiss, rather than the original line-up, to play at the awards event.

Frehley told New York's Q104.3 FM: "I don't think Kiss fans are gonna be too excited and happy about the news, cause at this juncture Paul and Gene have decided to perform with [current Kiss members] Tommy [Thayer] and Eric [Singer], and it looks like the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame is going along with it".

He went on: "The last time I was on [this radio show], it was a very exciting and happy call. And the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame was very excited about having the four original members who are being inducted to perform at the ceremony. And that was shot down by Paul and Gene".

But in a statement on the band's official site, Stanley and Simmons insisted they hadn't explicitly refused to play with any of their former bandmates at the Hall Of Fame show, but that given the growing tensions they'd decided it would be easier to just not play at all.

In their statement, the current Kiss set up wrote: "Our intention [at the Hall Of Fame show] was to celebrate the entire history of Kiss and give credit to all members including long time present members Tommy Thayer and Eric Singer, and additionally Bruce Kulick and Eric Carr, all who have made this band what it is, regardless of the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame's point of view"

"Although Kiss has moved forward far longer without them, Ace and Peter are at the very foundation of what we have built and this would all be impossible had they not been a part of it in the beginning. It is over thirteen years since the original line-up has played together in make-up and we believe the memory of those times would not be enhanced [by a reunion at the Hall Of Fame. But] contrary to claims made through the media we have never refused to play with Ace and Peter".

The concluded: "This is understandably an emotional situation where there is no way to please everyone. To bring this to a quick end, we have decided not to play in any line-up and we will focus our attention on celebrating our induction into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame. We are excited and are looking forward to seeing you all on the Kiss 40th Anniversary worldwide tour".

Nirvana, Peter Gabriel, Hall And Oates, Cat Stevens and Linda Ronstadt are all due to be inducted into the US industry's Hall Of Fame on 10 Apr alongside Kiss.

Lily Allen names silly album
The Lily Allen wince-fest hit a new, slightly excruciati... I mean 'well edgy' high last Friday when the singer revealed her new LP's title.

You're probably aware of it by now, but just in case you're all like, "Huh? What? What title? I know of no title" - the title was and in fact is; 'Sheezus'. Like 'Yeezus', only feminist. Or at least, female. See what I mean? Edgy. On the very edge of edginess itself. And at least it's got us all talking, right?

Letting the world in on her thinking re 'Sheezus', Lily told Graham Norton on TV: "It's a confident title choice - and a little nod to Kanye West".

Well, I did figure. Anyway let's waltz in circles with Lily in her silly new viddy 'Air Balloon'.

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Fierce Panda details weepy anniversary LP feat The Walkmen, Art Brut and I Like Trains
Hey, English indie Fierce Panda will have been in the label game 20 years this year, having begun in a London pub in 2004, and gone on to release early material by The Macabees, Idlewild, Placebo, Ash, Keane and, of course, Coldplay. And in 'celebration', kind of, the label has placed its 'weepiest' ever singles on one definitive LP, apparently the "saddest album in the world".

'Endangered: Fierce Panda 2004-2014', as it's titled, will carry eighteen FP-released tracks in all, from past and present signees like The Walkmen, Art Brut, The Raveonettes, The Crookes, Tom Hickox and I Like Trains. It'll be available as its own individual thing on 7 Apr, and as of today will also be given away as a goodwill gift with every music purchase made via www.fiercepanda.co.uk

This is its tracklisting in full:

Woodpigeon - The Saddest Music In The World
Milo Greene - Son My Son
Goldheart Assembly - Last Decade
The Walkmen - In The New Year
The Hosts - Would You Be Blue
The Crookes - Howl
Acres Of Lions - Collections
Dingus Khan - Made A List
Art Brut - Rusted Guns Of Milan
The Raveonettes - Last Dance
Hatcham - Social Sidewalk
Department M - J-Hop
Hey Sholay - The Bears The Bees The Clocks
The Spinto Band - They All Laughed
Melanie Pain - How Bad Can It Be
Tom Hickox - Let Me Be Your Lover
I Like Trains - A Rook House For Bobby
Ultrasound - Sovereign

Gigs & Tours Round-Up: Cate Le Bon, Action Bronson, Schlohmo and Polar Bear
Hi. Cate Le Bon has chalked up some new shows on that great, imaginary pop-board in the sky. The tour, which is in support of Le Bon's new LP 'Mug Museum', begins on 26 Jun at St Mary's Church in Ashford, and includes her biggest date yet, at London's Koko on 11 Sep. The last of all the shows, which you can see listed here, is on 18 Sep at Plug in Sheffield. In relevant news, Kate is giving away free MP3s of her new, non-LP track 'He's Leaving', so get your copy here.

Veering at speed far, far away from Cate, it's over to statuesque Queens rapper and real-life dope chef Action Bronson, who only the other day confirmed five 'select' solo shows. Taking place in light of the Vice-signed Bronson's 'Saaab Stories' EP of 2013, latter 'Blue Chips 2' mixtape, and a looming new LP, the trip kicks off on 12 May at Manchester's Academy 2, and wraps 17 May at the Forum in London. And for the uninitiated, this is AB in action (ha ha ha) in the official clip for his big springtime hit (also of 2014), 'Strictly For My Jeeps'

A native to LA, production wonderboy Shlohmo, aka Henry Laufer, is coming over Europe-ways in March, making a pair of UK PAs at Dublin's Twisted Pepper (5 Mar) and London's The Laundry (6 Mar). He'll spin beats like this one, which is the basis of R&B star Banks' single 'Brain'.

Shaggy jazz cats Polar Bear, who've actually taken a turn away from jazz to make their new album 'In Each And Every One', will introduce that same record on a tour spanning late-March and a bit of April. It runs off on 20 Mar, from Manchester's Band On The Wall, and grinds to a halt at its ultimate date, SJE Arts in Oxford, on 3 Apr. Full listings are on this page. 'In Each And Every One', since you ask, is out on the Leaf Label on 24 Mar.

Artist And Manager Awards announces Pioneer and Peter Grant prize winners
Organisers of the Artist And Manager Awards have announced the winners of two more of this year's prizes, ahead of the event in April.

The Peter Grant Award for artist management will go to One Fifteen's Paul Loasby, who currently manages Jools Holland, David Gilmour, the Syd Barrett estate, Deacon Blue and Ruby Turner. Meanwhile, the Pioneer Award will go to Unconvention founder Ruth Daniel, for her work "to build communities in the grassroots music industry".

On Loasby's win, MMF Chairman Brian Message told CMU: "Paul has been a long time MMF member and supporter of artists rights and we are delighted to present this award to him".

FAC Board Member Martyn Ware said of Daniel: "When the whirlwind that is Ruth Daniel entered my life, I was overwhelmed by the energy, commitment, determination and sheer chutzpah with which she conducts her innovative and trailblazing work. She is a shining example of how to make ideas reality by simply doing them, and I am in awe of her energy and her humanitarian heart. In short, this award could not go to a more deserving person".

This year's Artist And Manager Awards will take place at The Troxy in London on 3 Apr.

Katy Perry booed after late arrival at Milan Fashion Week
Katy Perry was reportedly booed while appearing on the catwalk at Milan Fashion Week last week, the fashionistas apparently unimpressed that the pop star arrived 50 minutes late for a showcase of the new Moschino range designed by the singer's mate Jeremy Scott. Apparently there's a difference between being fashionably late and just late.

Perry, however, hit back at the boo-makers, shouting at the amassed audience at the exclusive 'let's all watch some people wearing clothes' show: "You're all going to get your picture, so shut the fuck up".

It's not actually clear whether the fuck was, indeed, shutted up with immediate effect. But we'd hope so.

 
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ALY BARCHI | Staff Writer
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