An UnLimited Media Bulletin
Tuesday 4 March 2014

 
TODAY'S TOP STORY: Sony Music has confirmed that, as expected, Nicola Tuer will basically take over from Nick Gatfield, who departed as the boss of the major's UK division somewhat suddenly last week. Though interestingly Tuer, previously Executive Vice President at Sony Music UK, will become Chief Operating Officer, rather than holding the CEO role Gatfield had. But she will report directly into Edgar Berger, CEO of Sony... [READ MORE]
 
TODAY'S APPROVED: It's the surprise discoveries that really make showcase festivals like Oslo's by:Larm, which took place last week. Finding myself with 30 minutes to kill between performances by Veronica Maggio and Emilie Nicolas - both of whom were very much on my lists of acts to see from the outset - I made use of the staircase connecting the large Rockerfeller venue to next door's basement, the altogether... [READ MORE]
TOP STORIES Tuer confirmed as new UK chief for Sony Music
Trends report - 'Plenty Of Digital Debates'
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DEALS Dean Blunt signs to Rough Trade, announces solo LP
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LABELS & PUBLISHERS Warner Music ready to sell chunks of Parlophone to indie labels
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MANAGEMENT & FUNDING London-based Proper management firm combines with Vector
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BRANDS & MERCH AEG merch firm merges with rival
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DIGITAL & D2F SERVICES PledgeMusic puts new look platform live
Apple announces new in-car iPhone controls
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MEDIA Smooth to replace Gold on the AM network
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RELEASES Coldplay confirm Ghost Stories LP
Release Round-Up: Tune-Yards, Klaxons, Arctic Monkeys and Jungle
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GIGS & FESTIVALS Charlie Simpson shares solo single, live dates
Brian Jonestown Massacre to tour UK in June
Festival Line-Up Update: Visions, Open'er, Green Man and more
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AND FINALLY... Jake Bugg brands American Idol "cruel"
Definitely Maybe don't buy Oasis reissues, says Liam Gallagher
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Tuer confirmed as new UK chief for Sony Music
Sony Music has confirmed that, as expected, Nicola Tuer will basically take over from Nick Gatfield, who departed as the boss of the major's UK division somewhat suddenly last week.

Though interestingly Tuer, previously Executive Vice President at Sony Music UK, will become Chief Operating Officer, rather than holding the CEO role Gatfield had. But she will report directly into Edgar Berger, CEO of Sony Music International, and will lead the company in the UK moving forward. Tuer is a long-term Sony Music exec having joined the company way back in 1995.

Confirming her promotion to the COO role, Berger told CMU: "Nicola's competitive spirit, commercial acumen and passion for music are unrivalled in the business. I am delighted to announce her promotion to COO and I am certain she will have enormous impact in leading the UK company to the next level".

Meanwhile Tuer herself added: "I am thrilled to have this opportunity. Sony is home to the most iconic labels and artists in the industry. Add to that our incredibly exciting roster of new artists and our dynamic executive team and we have all the ingredients to grow the company even further".

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Trends report - 'Plenty Of Digital Debates'
Reports of growing revenues in the recorded music markets of several European countries have all noted the important role the rapidly expanding streaming music sector is now playing in ensuring that digital growth is starting to out run declines in CD sales. Though, of course, relatively speaking the streaming market is still young, and potentially volatile with it. And whereas a pretty standard approach now prevails across the download space, the streaming companies are still very much tinkering with their business models.

In a CMU Digest report at the start of the year, Business Editor Chris Cooke noted: "Whereas most download stores operate in pretty much the same way, in the streaming space there is lots of variation between services, and, indeed, most services are constantly refining their business models". Key variations include whether a platform offers 'listen' or 'access' services (to use analyst Mark Mulligan's terms), and whether the service is subscription or advertising based.

You can now read this trends piece from January - 'Plenty Of Digital Debates' - on the CMU site at this link. And to receive a monthly overview of key trends in the music business, sign up to the new CMU Digest premium service. Providing a weekly news digest and monthly trends report, a CMU Digest subscription is just £4.99 a month, though the special introductory rate - £29 for the year - is still available for a very limited time. Click here to sign up.

Dean Blunt signs to Rough Trade, announces solo LP
Dean Blunt of now-kaput pop oddbins Hype Williams has signed to Rough Trade. The label will put out his new disc-of-indeterminate-length, 'Black Metal', the follow-on to his 2013 solo record 'The Redeemer', at some point this year.

This follows his artistic split with one-time Hype Williams collaborator Inga Copeland, whose first solo LP, 'Because I'm Worth It', was announced last Thursday.

As previously reported, Blunt is set to play a 'free jazz' set at London's Café Oto on 1 Mar. And this is one of the songs Dean'll (probably) do as part of that, 'Black Metal' track 'Mersh'.

Warner Music ready to sell chunks of Parlophone to indie labels
Warner Music Group is preparing to begin divesting parts of the Parlophone catalogue to indie labels, reports Billboard.

As previously reported, Warner made agreements with indie label reps IMPALA and Merlin when it was bidding for the Parlophone Label Group last year, agreeing to subsequently sell off some of the label's assets in exchange for independents not opposing the deal; PLG being the bits of EMI that Universal had been forced to sell off in order to gain regulator approval for its big acquisition. Universal agreed to sell PLG to Warner for £487 million in February last year, with the European Commission giving its approval in May, while the indie community applauded from the sidelines.

According to Billboard, Warner will now shift 25-33% of Parlophone to indies, though it will obviously keep the best stuff for itself. Sources told the publication that what exactly goes is based on a complex formula, so it's not entirely clear at this stage what will be sold. Indie labels had until last Friday to say which catalogues they were interested in, with negotiations due to begin shortly.

London-based Proper management firm combines with Vector
London-based Proper Artist Management, led by Peter Rudge, is combining with US-based Vector Management. Both companies are affiliated to Live Nation's management powerhouse Artist Nation, as will be the combined entity, which will operate under the Vector name.

Confirming his new alliance with Vector, Rudge, previously Global Head Of Music at Octagon Music, told Music Week: "We are excited to be joining forces with [co-Presidents] Ken [Levitan], Jack [Rovner] and the Vector team and adding to their experience, wide-ranging assets and infrastructure. In an industry where management companies are required to provide greater expertise in all areas of the business, Vector can now confidently offer existing and new clients a global footprint that is second to none. Management can be a lonely game but finally after many years, I feel we've found a home".

Meanwhile the there mentioned Rovner added: "Peter is one of the all time greats whom I'm honored to have known for over 30 years. We are thrilled to be working with him and his team".

AEG merch firm merges with rival
US-based merch companies BandMerch and Cinder Block are merging to created what the two firms' owners say will be "the largest, full-service independent entertainment merchandising company in the United States". So that's something. BandMerch is the merchandising business of live giant AEG, of course.

Confirming the merger, Joseph Bongiovi, who will be the President of the combined entity, which will trade as BandMerch, told CMU: "We're extremely excited about this transaction as it pairs two like-minded companies who are focused on bringing the highest level of customer service to our clients. I believe that this combination puts us in a unique place in the market relative to our less sophisticated competitors and, for clients who want a hands-on, full service merchandising strategy, I think we will be the only place to call home".

Meanwhile Cinder Block CEO Jason Greene, who will have the same role at the new company, said: "What we're seeing is that clients want a real, multi-channel sales strategy that brings incremental value to the table. The combination of Cinder Block and BandMerch positions us as the leading alternative for artists who are seeking a high-touch, high-service, high-quality experience from their merchandise partner".

PledgeMusic puts new look platform live
An all-new PledgeMusic website went live last night, an overhaul that sees the company - originally positioned as a fan-funding service - complete its transition to become a 'direct-to-fan' platform with specialisms in pre-order sales, limited-edition products and experiences, and the better engagement of fans between pre-order and product delivery.

In some ways that transition is as much semantic as anything else - after all, once the equity or profit-share element of 'crowd-sourcing' in music fell away (which happened before Pledge even launched), the distinction between fan-funding and pre-order direct-to-fan was mainly about positioning. Though the new look PledgeMusic comes with new functionality responding to the way artists, managers and labels have actually used the platform in recent years.

Announcing the revamped site, the Pledge team say: "The new platform is optimised to offer fans a front row seat to the process of making and releasing music and not just the selling of it, offering exclusive items such as signed memorabilia and higher tiered, once-in-lifetime experiences such as private concerts and VIP tickets to album release parties".

Meanwhile PledgeMusic founder and President Benji Rogers told CMU: "We are so proud of both the PledgeMusic team and the PledgeMusic community of artists, fans and charities. This marks an important turning point for our platform and for our company. Ultimately we feel that we have created a significant marketing channel for the artists that we work with and our entire team remains dedicated to creating more reasons for fans to participate in what we see as a thriving music ecosystem with a bright future ahead".

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Apple announces new in-car iPhone controls
Apple has announced a new in-car system to work with the iPhone. Called CarPlay, it will allow iPhone users to connect their devices to their car's dashboard touchscreen, taking over from the in-built operating system and giving them in-vehicle access to a number of Apple's own and third-party apps.

Cars made by Ferrari, Mercedes-Benz and Volvo with CarPlay capabilities will be unveiled in Geneva this week, while thirteen other manufacturers, including BMW, Ford and General Motors, have committed to add it to their own vehicles in the near future.

Greg Joswiak, Apple's Vice President of iPhone and iOS Product Marketing, said in a statement: "CarPlay has been designed from the ground up to provide drivers with an incredible experience using their iPhone in the car. iPhone users always want their content at their fingertips and CarPlay lets drivers use their iPhone in the car with minimized distraction. We have an amazing line-up of auto partners rolling out CarPlay, and we're thrilled it will make its debut this week in Geneva".

Users will also be able to use iOS voice command system Siri to control CarPlay, and while use of its proprietary Maps app is being particularly talked up by Apple, the vast majority of the in-car services that will be available have some sort of music element - there are Apple's own Music and Podcasts apps, of course, but software from companies such as Spotify, Beats Music, iHeartRadio and Stitcher will be available too.

The system will work with iOS7 on the iPhone 5 and upwards.

Smooth to replace Gold on the AM network
As it ploughs on with its latest brands rejig, initiated by the acquisition of the former GMG Radio business, Global Radio has confirmed that its Gold brand will disappear from a plethora of AM frequencies later this month.

Many of the Gold outposts on the AM dial began as golden oldie spin-offs to the old fashioned local FM stations owned by Global Radio's predecessors, and came about when launching golden oldie spin-offs on the medium wave became fashionable in commercial radio in the 1990s. Over the years acquisitions and rebrands - via the Classic Gold or Capital Gold call sign - led to the creation of the Gold network.

But from 23 Mar most Gold frequencies will start broadcasting Smooth Radio instead, the one former GMG Radio brand Global is retaining. Though Gold will remain on AM in those markets where Smooth already operates on FM, namely London, Manchester, Derby and Nottingham, and will continue to be available via the regional DAB networks in London and the East Midlands, on the Sky and Virgin Media platforms nationwide, and online. It's thought that Gold may also be added to the national DAB network in due course.

With that in mind, a spokesman from Global continued to talk up the company's Gold network yesterday, despite the considerable cut back in its analogue reach later this month, telling RadioToday: "We will continue to play the greatest hits of all time on Gold for our loyal and valued listeners. If you love Gold you can still listen on AM in Greater London, Manchester and The East Midlands, and if you live in other areas of the country you can listen on DAB Digital radio or your Digital TV, on the website and on the Gold mobile app".

  Approved: Ondt Blod
It's the surprise discoveries that really make showcase festivals like Oslo's by:Larm, which took place last week. Finding myself with 30 minutes to kill between performances by Veronica Maggio and Emilie Nicolas - both of whom were very much on my lists of acts to see from the outset - I made use of the staircase connecting the large Rockerfeller venue to next door's basement, the altogether more intimate John Dee, to catch Ondt Blod.

Their name translating as 'Evil Blood', the band hail from a small port town about as far northeast - and away from the usual musical hubs of Oslo and Bergen - as you can get in Norway. Tucked away up there they've developed a powerful hardcore sound and a live show that they used to take complete control of that small room.

In complete sonic contrast to the pop I'd been watching (and would immediately go back to watching afterwards) upstairs, it was thrilling to see the quintet arrange themselves like a wall along the front of the stage and thrash out a short, aggressive and energetic set that had everyone in the room enthralled. Singing in Norwegian (and a specific regional dialect, at that), I have no idea what frontman Aslak Heika Hætta Bjørn was so angry about, but as he leapt down into the audience and threw himself around with the group of fans roaring each word along with him, it was no less infectious.

The band released their debut EP, just called 'EP', through Loyal Blood Records last year. Listen to 'Frykt Og Avsky' ('Fear And Loathing') here.
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Coldplay confirm Ghost Stories LP
Now in the throws of a radical Bon Iver phase, Coldplay have confirmed a nice new LP to go with the nice new track, 'Midnight', they stealth-released last week. Isn't that nice? The album's called 'Ghost Stories', and will go on sale on 19 May.

It's likeable lead single, 'Magic', is available as an instant gift to fans paying for the LP in advance. Stream it, and steal a look at the 'Ghost Stories' tracklisting, here:

Always In My Head
Magic
Ink
True Love
Midnight
Another's Arms
Oceans
A Sky Full Of Stars
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Release Round-Up: Tune-Yards, Klaxons, Arctic Monkeys and Jungle
Put in the shade a bit by Coldplay's shock LP reveal yesterday was US multi-artist Merill Garbus, who makes colourful un-pop under the assumed name Tune-Yards, and who revealed that her first LP since 2011's raucous 'W H O K I L L' will have the title 'Nikki Nack'. She'll pair its release on 5 May with a European tour, which includes just the one UK show at London's Village Underground on 12 May. To kill some time in the interim, flip through this sampler of all the songs on the album.

In addition, Klaxons have taken the lid off their new LP, 'Love Frequency', which will drop on 2 Jun. Having tuned it up over the course of 2013, roping in Gorgon City, Erol Alkan, James Murphy and Tom Rowlands as co-producers, the group will workshop it during a short four date tour of the UK, starting 31 Mar at the Hare & Hounds in Birmingham. Preceding that on 30 Mar is the release of the band's new AA-side single 'There Is No Other Time/Children Of The Sun'. Stream it here.

And now, Arctic Monkeys, who've thrown down a new video from their lofty post on the top of the pop sludge-pile. 'Arabella', a joint off the Monkeys 'AM' LP, is coming out as a single on 10 Mar. In the meantime here it is represented in this NSFW clip.

Finally, a cool visual with lots of formation hip hop dancing in it, for futuro-funk group Jungle's first single for XL Recordings, 'Busy Earnin', which is out now. Busy yourself watchin it (and Jungle's previous vids for 'The Heat' and 'Platoon', which are quite good also) now.

Charlie Simpson shares solo single, live dates
Though I'm still finding it tough to forgive that Charlie Simpson for bursting the McBusted bubble on his one-time bandmates (and McFly), it is true that he's quite busy right now, building a new life with the now-reunited Fightstar, and as a solo artist.

It's in the latter guise that Simpson has shared out both a new single, 'Winter Hymns', and the listings to a forthcoming round of UK shows. Find those dates after this note from Charlie, in which he says a bit about his untitled and still-TBA new solo album:

"It's almost been a year to the day since I headed into the studio with producer Steve Osborne to start work on the follow up to my debut solo record 'Young Pilgrim'. Though it has been a long time coming, I can truly say that I am so proud of the record I have made and I can't wait to share it with you all".

Tour dates:

12 May: Glasgow, King Tut's
14 May: Manchester, Deaf Institute
15 May: Birmingham, Academy 2
16 May: London, Islington Academy
17 May: Brighton, Concorde 2
19 May: Bristol, Thekla

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Brian Jonestown Massacre to tour UK in June
The Brian Jonestown Massacre will come over to the UK for some shows come summertime, carting the copious fruits of their twelve LP oeuvre. The tour listings are as follows, plus here's the group's standalone song of 2012, 'Days, Weeks And Moths'.

28 Jun: Brighton, Concorde 2
1 Jul: London, Roundhouse
2 Jul: Norwich, Waterfront
3 Jul: Bristol, Fleece
4 Jul: Nottingham, Rescue Rooms
5 Jul: Glasgow, ABC
6 Jul: Newcastle, Upon Tyne Think Tank
7 Jul: Birmingham, Academy 2
9 Jul: Dublin, Academy 2
10 Jul: Manchester, Ritz
11 Jul: Leeds, Cockpit
12 Jul: Liverpool, East Village Arts Club

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Festival Line-Up Update: Visions, Open'er, Green Man and more
Diving straight into the day's FLUU pool, the first thing to be fished out is London one-dayer Visions, which is spread over several sites in the London Fields environ. Besides live sets by Poliça, Andrew WK, Baths, The Fat White Family, Eagulls, The Range, Jacco Gardner, Young Fathers, Perfect Pussy and Sean Nicholas Savage, the event will feature various art exhibitions, nice food, and cool vibes.

Talking of vibes, there are set to be plenty at Polish weekender Open'er, mainly because the just-confirmed Metronomy, Foster The People, Earl Sweatshirt and The Afghan Whigs will all be present.

For more on all that, plus additions to bills at Global Gathering, Bestival, Jersey Live and Strawberry Fields festival, look at this list...

BESTIVAL, Robin Hill Country Park, Isle Of Wight, 4-7 Sep: Paloma Faith, Basement Jaxx, Candi Staton. www.bestival.net

BINGLEY MUSIC LIVE, Myrtle Park, Bingley, West Yorkshire, 29-31 Aug: Bipolar Sunshine, Catfish & The Bottlemen, Eliza And The Bear, We Are Catchers, Night Engine, Natasha North, D/C, Ultimate Power DJs. www.bingleymusiclive.com

GLOBAL GATHERING, Long Marston Airfield, Nr Statford-on-Avon, 25-26 Jul: The Prodigy, Chase & Status, Knife Party, Netsky, Andy C, Pretty Lights, Annie Mac, Sub Focus, Gorgon City, MistaJam. www.globalgathering.com

GREEN MAN, Glanusk, Wales, 14-17 Aug: Bill Callaham, Caribou, Mac DeMarco, Mailton Leithauser, Boy & Bear, Angel Olsen, Teleman, Francois & The Atlas Mountain, Adult Jazz, Samaris, 9 Bach, Hockeysmith, The Rails, Babe. www.greenman.net

JERSEY LIVE, Royal Jersey Showgrounds, Trinity, Jersey, 30-31 Aug: Ellie Goulding. www.bingleymusiclive.com

OPEN'ER, Babie Doly Gdynia, Poland, 2-5 Jul: Metronomy, Foster The People, Earl Sweatshirt, The Afghan Whigs, Tourist, Mela Koteluk, The Dumplings, Misia Ff, Król. opener.pl

REDFEST, Robins Cook Farm, Redhill, Surrey, 25-26 Jul: Billy Locket, Coasts, Sivu, A Plastic Rose, Raglans, Soak. www.redfest.co.uk

STRAWBERRY FIELDS FESTIVAL, Cattow Farm, Heather, Leicestershire, 8-10 Aug: Steely Dan, Mogwai, Reverend And The Makers, The Family Rain, The Rifles, Steve Lawler, Catfish & The Bottlemen, Dexters, The Struts, Racing Glaciers, The Swiines, Goldie Lookin Chain, Twisted Wheel, By The Rivers, Hidden Charms, The Koo, Detlef, Anek, Randall M, and Smak Pony. Sunday's headliner is Altern8's Mark Archer who tops a bill including Shock C, Kella, Cybergroove, Neo-Funk, Mark Pemberton, Gary O'Donnell, Delite, Big Fish Little Fish, No Way Pedro, 2 Dark Horses, Darcie Dimples, Silent Code, Leon Hunt, Diggy, Baller-B, Rap-torial, Just James, Boston Green, Colin Dale, Darren Mills, Drive & Hedgehog, Mark Gardner & Steve Morley. www.strawberryfieldsfestival.co.uk

VISIONS, various venues, London Fields, London, 2 Aug: Poliça, Andrew WK, Baths, The Fat White Family, Eagulls, The Range, Jacco Gardner, Young Fathers, Perfect Pussy, Sean Nicholas Savage, Josef Salvat, Årabrot, Rainer. visionsfestival.com

WEYFEST, The Rural Life Centre, Farnham, 29-31 Aug: The Feeling, Ian Anderson & friends, Kokomo, The Undertones, Deborah Bonham, Jo Harman, Catballou, New Hawleans Jug Band, Grizzly & The Grasshoppers. www.weyfest.co.uk

Jake Bugg brands American Idol "cruel"
'American Idol' is cruel, or so says Jake Bugg, who'd know a thing or two about it, having performed on the show recently. Not as a contestant though, so I think they actually treated him quite nicely.

Speaking about his appearance, Bugg told BBC Newsbeat: "It was quite sad. We ended up doing the show because one of the judges, Keith Urban, wanted us. [But] it's cruel [for the contestants]. It's like, 'Thanks for coming on but you'll never get a contract'. It's the dream smasher".

Given that the winner on the show automatically gets a record deal, and other finalists enter into a contract with the show's makers and their label partners, that's not quite right - there are plenty of contracts for 'Idol' contestants, it's long-term success that's never assured.

But anyway, why did he appear on the show if he feels this way? Well, he explained: "For my sins, as I talked about those shows so much, I thought it might be an idea to actually go and experience it. I thought we might as well. [Plus] we play music, it's something a bit different for the kids [who watch] those shows. And some of those kids might only have one television in their house and their big sister might be in control of the remote".

Yes, imagine not having the opportunity to hear Jake Bugg.

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Definitely Maybe don't buy Oasis reissues, says Liam Gallagher
Liam Gallagher has said that Oasis fans shouldn't buy the new and previously reported 20th anniversary reissue of the band's debut album, 'Definitely Maybe'.

"How can you remaster something that's already [been] mastered?" He tweeted, answering his own question. "Don't buy into it. Let it be".

So there, let it be. Let it be. Let it be, let it be. Et cetera. At least until next year, if Liam manages to pull off his dream of getting Oasis back together to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the band's second album, '(What's The Story) Morning Glory'.

 
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