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Friday 28 March 2014

 
TODAY'S TOP STORY: With just six weeks to go until The Great Escape 2014 in Brighton, today we announce details of four more of the CMU Insights-programmed convention strands that will take place this year. As previously reported, this year's TGE convention will have a brand new look, with six half-day strands allowing delegates to dig deeper into some key music business topics, and all those topics are now... [READ MORE]
 
TODAY'S APPROVED: Fabric is still a club to be reckoned with. But midweek can it cut the mustard? Well it is down to just the one room on Thursday, but who better to fill it than Mr Carl Cox, backed up by close compadre Jon Rundell? Intec was set up back in 1998 by Cox and C1 and after a hiatus resurfaced as Intec Digital. Coxy is a proper household name of course, as happy on the big stages in Ibiza and around... [READ MORE]
   
BEEF OF THE WEEK: It's alright, everyone. Mick Hucknall has sorted out a dispute over hunting rights on the estate in Ireland he owns with his former Simply Red bandmate Chris De Margary. This story dates back to 2005, when Hucknall and De Margary bought the Glenmore Estate in County Donegal, but got serious in 2009. In December of that year, the pair launched legal action against a neighbour, John Wilde... [READ MORE]
TOP STORIES The Blurred Lines debate to go under the spotlight as more Great Escape convention strands confirmed
European courts clear the web-blocks
Fourth SXSW crash victim dies
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LEGAL Funkadelic element of Blurred Lines songs theft squabble settled
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LABELS & PUBLISHERS Xtra Mile signs with Believe and Kartel
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DIGITAL & D2F SERVICES Disciple hires ex-EMI marketing exec
Twitter's new music strategy starts with Billboard partnership
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MEDIA BBC announces new Newsbeat editor
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EDUCATION & EVENTS David Lynch, Moby, Hans Zimmer to speak at IMS Engage
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ARTIST NEWS Jailed Pussy Riot members confirm protest remains the priority
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RELEASES More 'lost' Johnny Cash LPs in storage, says son
Savages to release live EP, curate Pop Noire nights
Jamie xx reveals new EP title track
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GIGS & FESTIVALS Kate Bush tickets sell out fast
Gigs & Tours Round-Up: Drenge, Amen Dunes, Pissed Jeans and Woods
Festival Line-Up Update: End Of The Road, Beacons, Secret Garden Party and more
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AND FINALLY... CMU Beef Of The Week #199: Simply Red v Anglers
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MANNERS MCDADE - ROYALTIES AND FINANCE MANAGER
Due to expansion, Manners McDade is looking for an experienced Royalty Accountant to work alongside our small team of publishing personnel in Central London. Candidates should be able to demonstrate a working knowledge of both Music Maestro (or similar) and SAGE.

For more information including a full job description and how to apply click here.
   
THE ORCHARD - CLIENT SERVICES MANAGER
Reporting to the Senior Director of International Client & Video Services, The Orchard has an immediate opening for a Client Relations Manager based out of our European headquarters in London. The position will act as a relationship, content and campaign manager for key clients across the UK & Europe. Working across both digital and physical for primarily frontline clients, the person will have a deep understanding of music distribution and label services and preferably a good grasp of rock, metal and heritage content.

For more information including a full job description and how to apply click here.
   
ACADEMY OF CONTEMPORARY MUSIC - MUSIC BUSINESS LECTURER
The Academy of Contemporary Music (ACM) in conjunction with its strategic Partner Metropolis Studios London is looking to appoint a Music Business Lecturer. Reporting to the Business School Manager, successful candidates will be lecturing on the Music Business Degree.

For more information including a full job description and how to apply click here.
   
OUTPOST - ONLINE PR ACCOUNT MANAGER / FREELANCER
Music PR agency Outpost is looking for a sharp online PR account manager who loves the web and takes pride in doing a superstar job. You will require significant music online experience, with a proven track record of working across artist PR, events and social media campaigns.

For more information including a full job description and how to apply click here.
   
DHP FAMILY - MARKETING & PR CO-ORDINATOR
We are after a Marketing & PR Co-ordinator who has a love for the opportunities that digital media presents. Primarily, you will be responsible for looking after the day to day population of our social media channels, e-mailouts and websites delivering reach, growth and engagement with our online community. You will also be using your digital knowledge to develop our PR strategy and actioning subsequent initiatives.

For more information including a full job description and how to apply click here.
   
KOBALT LABEL SERVICES / AWAL - DIGITAL ACCOUNT MANAGER
Kobalt Label Services / AWAL is looking for a dynamic Digital Account Manager to oversee day to day relationships with key digital accounts along with sales strategy and co-ordination through our international offices and partners. The right candidate will have broad knowledge of rapidly changing digital markets, and great relationships with key DSP Accounts.

For more information including a full job description and how to apply click here.
   
HOUSE OF 27 - INTERNSHIP
House Of 27 is a UK digital PR company representing a balance of major and independent label, emerging and development artists. We currently have a place for an intern, to gain a first-hand experience in the world of promoting music online over the course of the placement.

For more information including a full job description and how to apply click here.
   
MAMA & COMPANY - ASSISTANT GENERAL BUSINESS MANAGERS
MAMA & Company is looking for dynamic, experienced Assistant General Managers with a proven track record within a live music operation. This is a fantastic opportunity to work and grow with an exciting company at some of London's most established venues.

For more information including a full job description and how to apply click here.
   
MAMA & COMPANY - HR MANAGER
We are looking for a fully qualified HR manager with circa three years experience to work with minimal supervision to manage a workforce of around 450 part time and full time staff. Working full time three days a week.

For more information including a full job description and how to apply click here.
   
MAMA & COMPANY - SOCIAL MEDIA STRATEGIST/DIGITAL MARKETING ANALYST
We are looking for an experienced Social Media Manager to work across all MAMA brands to oversee their social media campaigns and strategies and measure the success of our online performance. The Social Media Strategist/Analyst will be responsible for proposing, managing and coordinating social media campaigns whilst working closely with our venues, festivals and marketing teams and fostering and building relationships within each of our social media channels.

For more information including a full job description and how to apply click here.
   
UNDER THE BRIDGE - EVENTS AND MARKETING ASSISTANT
Under The Bridge is seeking an Events And Marketing Assistant to assist in operational aspects of events at the venue including corporate events, private events, filming and public music events. Liaising with security, cleaners, in-house caterers and Chelsea FC venue sales team. Assist with all administration for sales, marketing and PR campaigns for music and private and corporate events.

For more information including a full job description and how to apply click here.
   
ANDERSON & PENNINGTON - MUSIC ACCOUNTANT
We are seeking an accountant with music industry experience to join our expanding Music Division, where you will work with artists, producers and writers. The role requires solid experience of international touring, whilst a knowledge of recording and publishing contracts is desirable. This is a fantastic opportunity for someone who wants to gain a broad range of experience in order to provide business advice to a wide portfolio of music clients.

For more information including a full job description and how to apply click here.
 
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The Blurred Lines debate to go under the spotlight as more Great Escape convention strands confirmed
With just six weeks to go until The Great Escape 2014 in Brighton, today we announce details of four more of the CMU Insights-programmed convention strands that will take place this year.

As previously reported, this year's TGE convention will have a brand new look, with six half-day strands allowing delegates to dig deeper into some key music business topics, and all those topics are now confirmed. Each strand will feature original research, insightful case studies, expert interviews and some lively debate.

Amongst the strands just confirmed is 'Blurred Lines: Does Pop Have A Misogyny Problem?', which will take place on Saturday 10 May. The Thicke hit, of course, was the biggest selling record of 2013 but also arguably the most controversial song of the year too. It certainly began a debate online about the way in which women are represented in and by the music industry, and that debate will continue at TGE this May, though with a focus on what practical steps, if any, the music community can take to truly tackle the issues.

The strand will be hosted by BBC Radio 1 DJ Jen Long, who told CMU: "From 'Blurred Lines' to Charlotte Church's Radio Festival speech to Lauren Mayberry's Guardian piece, the representation of women in and by the music industry has been debated more fiercely this year than I can ever remember. While this can only be a good thing, what in practical terms could and should be done? Perhaps we should start by addressing the make-up of the industry itself - only 14% of the PRS membership is women. I look forward to discussing possible action plans at The Great Escape this May".

The other strands now also confirmed include Building A Fan Business, New Product Strategies and The Festival Business, more on which is available online here, plus look out for full updates in the CMU Daily in the next few weeks. These four new strands join the two already announced, Global Digital Markets and Maximising Music Rights.

Confirming this little lot, The Great Escape's Festival Director Kat Morris added: "We're really excited about our new approach to convention programming this year, and the fact our delegates will be able to access more in-depth insights and case studies in six fascinating areas of our industry. And while The Great Escape is a place for the music community to do business, I think it's also important we consider the way our industry interacts with society at large, and our 'Blurred Lines' strand will definitely focus the debate in this area".

The latest batch of convention news follows the final additions to the Great Escape festival line-up, which were revealed earlier this week. Delegate passes that get you into all the core convention and festival events are available at this link.

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European courts clear the web-blocks
You know that web-blocking we've all be doing, by which I mean you've all been doing, by which I mean you there record companies have been all doing, by which I mean all you BPI affiliated labels have been endorsing? Well, good news, you've not been breaking any European laws. So, as you were.

As previously reported, the music and movie industries in various European jurisdictions, including the UK, have in recent years sought so called web-block injunctions through the courts, which order internet service providers to block access to their customers to websites that prolifically infringe copyright or, more likely, assist others in their pesky piracy conduct.

The UK courts have got rather good at issuing such injunctions, even though parliament wasn't so keen on the web-blocking procedure when it was proposed to MPs ahead of the 2010 Digital Economy Act. But judges subsequently ruled that no new anti-piracy laws were required to allow web-blocks to be ordered.

But in Austria one web-block case - led by movie companies Constantin Film and Wega against net firm UPC Telekabel Wien in relation to popular German-language content-nicking-forum kino.to - ended up being referred to the European Courts Of Justice, to check whether web-blocking violated any rights under European Union law. Had the EU court ruled against web-blocking, it could have forced a rethink in all Union jurisdictions.

But the European judges said "yay" to the web-blocks, or more to the point that such injunctions were allowed under EU law.

It was a decision unsurprisingly welcomed by the EMEA boss of the Motion Picture Association, Chris Marcich, who told reporters: "I am particularly encouraged by the strong stance the [EU court] has taken in relation to the responsibility of intermediaries to address copyright infringement. A sustainable internet that benefits all must operate fairly, with proportionate and balanced rules. We must all play a constructive role in this aim including search engines who continue to lead consumers to illegal money-making sites".

Although in the UK the web-block injunctions haven't generally proven controversial in court - though there are plenty of critics of such moves outside the courtroom - that's not been the case all over Europe. As previously reported, in the Netherlands the Dutch High Court recently overturned injunctions issued by a lower court, meaning web-blocks that had been in place have now been lifted while the country's anti-piracy group takes the matter to the country's Supreme Court.

And even where web-blocks are now the norm, there are plenty of proxies to help users circumvent the blockades. Critics say that fact makes the injunctions pointless, while rights owners argue that there should be a process for speedily blocking such proxies too, and that Google should be forced to also remove blocked sites and proxies from its search lists.

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Fourth SXSW crash victim dies
A fourth person has died from injuries sustained when a drunk driver hit a crowd at the SXSW festival in Texas earlier this month. The latest victim was named yesterday by police as eighteen year old DeAndre Tatum.

As previously reported, Rashad Owens crashed into more than 20 people while fleeing from police late one night at the showcase festival and convention. Many of those injured were queuing outside the city's Mohawke venue to see Tyler, The Creator. Two people died from their injuries at the scene, while a third passed away the following week.

Owens was charged with capital murder following his arrest on the night of the incident. It is still being considered whether the subsequent deaths will affect this charge.

Funkadelic element of Blurred Lines songs theft squabble settled
The Funkadelic element of the ongoing 'Blurred Lines' litigation in the US is no more, after reps for Robin Thicke et al reached an out of court settlement with Bridgeport Music, which controls a chunk of the George Clinton and Funkadelic catalogue.

As previously reported, when it first emerged that Thicke and his collaborators on the controversial hit, Pharrell Williams and TI, had been accused of improperly lifting elements from existing tracks, both Marvin Gaye's 'Got To Give Up' and Funkadelic's 'Sexy Ways' were mentioned.

Though Clinton - who is often critical of Bridgeport - quickly said he didn't hear anything in Thicke's record that could constitute infringement of one of his tracks, and most of the subsequent legal shenanigans has centred on the Gaye family's claims.

And as that legal dispute goes through the motions, it's now been confirmed that Thicke's reps and Bridgeport have reached a settlement, terms of which are not known.

Xtra Mile signs with Believe and Kartel
Digital experts Believe Digital and label services company Kartel have announced a new partnership, which will see them provide back end services to Xtra Mile, as the indie label celebrates its tenth anniversary.

Kartel will expand its existing relationship with Xtra Mile, to which is has provided some label services since 2011. Meanwhile, Believe will handle digital distribution. The partnership covers all territories, except North America, where Xtra Mile has an existing relationship with Warner's ADA.

Xtra Mile owner Charlie Caplowe told CMU: "It makes perfect sense to take advantage of the full range of services Kartel provides including the digital services offered via Believe Digital and their international network. It's a really exciting next twelve months for the label and it feels like we have a great team and set up to help move us forward".

Believe General Manager Lee Morrison added: "We're very excited to be working with Xtra Mile and feel this is a great demonstration of the potential of our expanding strategic alliance with Kartel. We are offering a fully comprehensive service tailored to the needs of independent labels and artists in order to maximise their presence in the modern music industry. Our goal is to be working with the top labels in each genre and the signing of Xtra Mile is in keeping with that ethos".

The new deal comes into effect on 1 May.

Disciple hires ex-EMI marketing exec
Music app developer Disciple Media has announced that it has hired Matthew Tilley as its new Executive Vice President of Business Development. Tilley was previously Senior Vice President of International Marketing at EMI Music.

Disciple founder Benji Vaughan told CMU: "Matthew is well known and respected among the artist and management community around the world, and bringing him onto the Disciple team will be hugely valuable as we start to show people how this technology can enable artists to create more engaging connections with fans via mobile devices".

Matthew Tilley says: "Having worked with artists for the last seventeen years to help them engage with their fans across the world, joining a groundbreaking venture like Disciple which can help them create and monetise connections is a fantastic step for me. We're already seeing huge excitement from the creative community about the potential for this technology, and I'm looking forward to spreading the word".

Tilley will be involved in deal negotiation and artist outreach to gain customers for the paid subscription-based app platform.

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Twitter's new music strategy starts with Billboard partnership
Just yesterday we were talking about Twitter being in talks with new partners for music offerings. Though we were talking in terms of SoundCloud, Vevo and Beats Music, not Billboard. But it was Billboard that Twitter announced as its new music buddy yesterday afternoon.

The partnership will see the creation of the Billboard Twitter Real-Time Chart, which will track tweet-based discussions about music in the US and (as the name suggests) create a real-time chart of popular artists.

Janice Min, Chief Creative Officer of Billboard parent company Guggenheim Media, said: "Billboard has always been the standard by which music popularity is measured, and Twitter and its millions of users worldwide have added an entirely new dimension and pace to the way the marketplace interacts with, and evaluates, music and music-makers. The Billboard Twitter Real-Time Charts, a natural extension for media brands so in sync in the music space, stands to once again dramatically shape the conversation around the content and the business".

Twitter's Head Of Music Bob Moczydlowsky added: "Twitter is where the music of the moment is discovered and discussed - every day, new songs and new artists are breaking on the platform. We're partnering with Billboard to create a groundbreaking chart to track the conversation around music as it happens. This means when artists share songs and engage with their audience on Twitter, the buzz they create will now be visible to fans, other musicians and industry decision makers in real-time".

The deal is part of Twitter's Amplify advertising programme, which has already seen it work with companies such as Coca-Cola, AT&T and Sony Pictures. It also follows the announcement last week that the social network was shutting down its short-lived standalone #Music app.

BBC announces new Newsbeat editor
The BBC has announced that BBC Radio 5 Live's Daytime Editor Louisa Compton is to become the new Editor of BBC Newsbeat and 1Xtra News.

Compton said of her appointment: "I'm really excited about joining Newsbeat and 1Xtra, working with such a talented group of people. I hope to build further on its reputation for strong original journalism tailored for a youth audience. I'm also looking forward to exploring new ways of innovating and making an impact".

Head Of BBC News Programmes, Ceri Thomas added: "The next few years will be some of the most exciting Newsbeat and 1Xtra News have ever seen as they really make their mark in the mobile and social worlds alongside their radio output, and we're delighted that Louisa Compton has agreed to take charge of them through this time. Louisa is one of the outstanding journalists of her generation in the BBC: a great story-getter and programme-maker, and a genuine innovator. Newsbeat and 1Xtra News are in the best hands we could hope to find".

As previously reported, Compton's predecessor Rod McKenzie was removed from the position in January, following accusations of bullying. McKenzie begins a new training role at BBC Local Radio next month.

David Lynch, Moby, Hans Zimmer to speak at IMS Engage
Organisers of Ibiza music conference the International Music Summit have announced the return of their spin-off event, IMS Engage, which will take place at the W Hotel Hollywood in Los Angeles on 16 Apr.

IMS Engage consists of six on-stage discussions between people you've heard of, on a range of music industry-focussed topics. Two conversations have been announced so far, with Moby talking to David Lynch, and Junkie XL talking to Hans Zimmer.

Find out more here.

  Vigsy's Club Tip: Intec Digital at Fabric
Fabric is still a club to be reckoned with. But midweek can it cut the mustard? Well it is down to just the one room on Thursday, but who better to fill it than Mr Carl Cox, backed up by close compadre Jon Rundell?

Intec was set up back in 1998 by Cox and C1 and after a hiatus resurfaced as Intec Digital. Coxy is a proper household name of course, as happy on the big stages in Ibiza and around the world as he was at his old residency at the Universal Base night with Jim Masters at the now long defunct The Velvet Rooms on Charing Cross Road. But down the line he's still waving the techno flag strong and true.

Thursday 3 Apr, Fabric, 77a Charterhouse Street, London, EC1M 6HJ, 10pm - 3am, £15 - £20, more info here.
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Jailed Pussy Riot members confirm protest remains the priority
Nadezhda Tolokonnikova and Maria Alyokhina, the two members of Russian punk protest group Pussy Riot who were jailed after a performance in a Moscow church in 2012, have told Estonian music convention Tallinn Music Week that they've had plenty of offers to tour as a group, but that they have declined, stressing that their objective remains political protest, with their creative output basically a means to an end. Tolokonnikova and Alyokhina for certain don't currently have any more conventional ambitions in the music space.

"We started our band when it became clear that the people in power in Russia were moving to ensure Vladimir Putin got a third term in office", Tolokonnikova explained. "We could see that the government was increasingly targeting its opponents. I saw it first hand - a guy I studied with was sent to prison for a year over political matters. So we formed the band to support these political prisoners, and to try and start an alternative discourse".

"Our mission remains staging protest performances, often in illegal spaces", she went on, confirming that, for her at least, the political protest came first and the music second, it being a medium for the desired 'alternative discourse'. "A conventional music career is not of interest to us", she said.

Joining Tolokonnikova and Alyokhina on the TMW panel was Russian promoter and journalist Artemyi Trotisky, who tackled the question of why - when so many high profile Western artists quickly spoke out in support of Pussy Riot after their arrest and during their trial - the Russian music community showed a lot less solidarity.

That protest came first for Pussy Riot was a big part of it, Trotisky noted. "I think Russian musicians didn't consider these girls as their colleagues, unlike their Western counterparts", he said. "They tended to hone in on Pussy Riot's musicianship - and took offence that this group didn't care so much about playing good guitar, that it didn't matter if the singing was out of tune - so this was a protest group rather than a band".

Which in essence it was, of course, though the power of the message, and the creative and contentious way in which it was delivered through song and performance nevertheless appealed to artists outside Russia.

"The Russian rock community is generally very quiet on political issues", he continued. "Though that might now be starting to change. But I think any failure to speak out in support of Nadezhda and Maria in 2012 was mainly down to fear - which is something rock stars don't like to admit to - and also a little jealously, that this group was getting so much worldwide attention by using music as protest, rather than making music for the sake of it".

More 'lost' Johnny Cash LPs in storage, says son
Johnny Cash's son, John Carter Cash, has said that the late Man In Black's archive has more to it than was first thought, and that, in fact, it holds four or more albums' worth of 'lost' songs. Who'd've thought? Not I, that's who wouldn't've.

Talking to The Guardian, Cash Jr spoke of a horde of unheard tracks that are still under wraps, saying: "There are a few things that are in the works right now - probably four or five albums if we wanted to release everything".

That, plus enough outtakes from his father and producer Rick Rubin's bout in the studio making all those 'American Recordings' LPs (the last of which, 'American VI: Ain't No Grave', came out posthumously in 2010) to make another "three or four albums". Though, Cash Jr told the Guardian: "Some of it may never see the light of day".

All this, of course, falls nicely astride the release this coming Monday of 'Out Among The Stars', an LP of tracks dating back to the 1980s that were found stashed in Cash's 'vaults' in 2013.

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Savages to release live EP, curate Pop Noire nights
Hi. Profoundly serious 'noir' punks Savages will soon unleash a two-song live EP, captured on-site at a show the band did at the Forum in London last November. Out on vinyl on 5 May, it'll include on one side the live-only 'Fuckers', which goes on for over ten minutes, and on the other a cover of Suicide's 'Dream Baby Dream'.

On the same day the disc is released, 5 May, Savages will curate one of their Pop Noire nights at the Shacklewell Arms in London, this featuring guitarist Gemma Thompson playing solo, plus A Dead Forest Index and CMU approved Japanese band ZZZs. A show the following night, at Birthdays, will commemorate a year to the day that Savages first and only LP, 'Silence Yourself', came to light, and will play host to live act Le Vasco and a DJ set by the band's lead singer Jehnny Beth.

Give savagesband.com a look over for all the info.

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Jamie xx reveals new EP title track
A never-wavering presence in the alt-dance field since, oh, it feels like always, The xx's team DJ Jamie (xx) yesterday shared the A-side (and title track) to his new EP, 'Sleep Sound'.

Jamie's first solo release since 2011's 'Far Nearer' extended play, which arrived at the same kind of time as his and Gil Scott Heron's collaborative LP, 'I'm New Here', was... well, 'there', the new set, which also features a track named 'Girl', will be available via Young Turks on 5 May.

Kate Bush tickets sell out fast
Tickets for Kate Bush's 22 London shows at the Hammersmith Apollo later this year sold out within fifteen minutes, after going on sale at 9.30am this morning. So that's that then. Until she announces yet more dates, or someone finds more down the back of a filing cabinet.

Actually, some people have suggested that they were still able to get tickets later than that. But it looks like they're all gone now. Even the really expensive hospitality tickets (as opposed to the really expensive general admission passes). So maybe that really is it. Maybe your first chance to see Kate Bush in 35 years is now gone. Maybe she'll never play live again after this. Maybe you really have blown it. I can't believe you blew it, you idiot.

Asked to comment on the sell out, Bush said this: "I'm completely overwhelmed by the response to the shows. Thank you so much to everyone. Looking forward to seeing you all later this year".

Not you though. You blew it.

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Gigs & Tours Round-Up: Drenge, Amen Dunes, Pissed Jeans and Woods
The brothers Drenge have announced some UK and Irish dates during which fans can take the chance to watch the 'post-grunge' duo playing those "darker and more moody" songs of theirs.

The tour, such as it is, starts at the Hull Welly on 3 Jun, and continues on through Oxford, Cardiff, Coventry, Derry and Cork, landing last at Galway's Roisin Dubh on 3 Jul. Rock on over to this URL to look at the full listings now.

Also bound for a tour in May, it's Brooklyn-based Scared Bones signing Amen Dunes, aka Damon McMahon, who's just planted a run of EU dates on the altar of his forthcoming LP 'Love'. His first port of call in the UK is at Brighton's Old Market on 19 May, supporting Mac Demarco, with slots also carved out at London's Jabberwocky Fest (15 Aug), and Liverpool Psych Fest on 29 Sep. Follow this link to plot his full course on FB, and this one to palm a play of one of the loveliest of McMahon's 'Love' songs, 'Lilac In Hand'.

Next, Pissed Jeans are making a stream of live GB appearances behind their label Sub Pop's new 'Pissed Jeans' greatest hits' comp '2009-2013: Live At The BBC', which is released on 20 Apr (ie Record Store Day), and features archive tracks taped live between the years stated in its title, at the BBC.

All taking place in August, the shows range from 13 Aug at Brighton's The Haunt, to 15 Aug at Birmingham's Institute on 15 Aug, and are topped off with a booking at ATP's Jabberwocky at London's ExCeL on 16 Aug. Look at black-and-white proof of all that via this link.

Finally, the gently psychedelic men of guitar band Woods will chop into the campaign trail for their latest LP, 'With Light And With Love', by playing a string of shows in September. Following an appearance at Dorset's End Of The Road fest, the band will continue on to headline London's Dingwalls on 2 Sep, before running off to Europe.

The group are then due to return to the UK on 22 Sep to fulfil a billing at The Lantern in Bristol, before doing other shows in Dublin, Glasgow, and Newcastle, with the short drop-in culminating at the Liverpool Psych Fest on 27 Sep. So, that was thorough to the point of long-winded, wasn't it? Find an easy guide to the tour on this page, and a SoundCloud-assisted play of the title track to 'With Light And With Love', which by the by will have its DIY release (via Woods' Woodsist label) on 14 Apr.

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Festival Line-Up Update: End Of The Road, Beacons, Secret Garden Party and more
So, in a UK exclusive, a huge line-up of HUGE figures in indie music, namely Beach House's Victoria Legrand and Alex Scally, Fleet Foxes' Robin Pecknold, Grizzly Bear's Daniel Rossen and ex-Fairport Convention man Iain Matthews, plus some of Wye Oak and Celebration, are coming as one to Salisbury's End Of The Road Festival. Masquerading as The Gene Clark No Other Band, they'll all pitch in to play Gene Clark of The Byrds' 1974 solo LP 'No Other', all the way to the end.

Beach House say this of 'No Other': "It feels like a special moment in Gene Clark's songwriting, it's one of those records where each time you listen, you love a different song the most. Each song is nuanced and amazing in its own way. Throughout the years since, many have dug the record up and fallen in love with it. We, Beach House, are certainly two of those people and we hope that the tour we are organising to play the record live will spread the album even more".

So, that's nice. As, to single out some amongst many, are updates to a flaming hot bill at Yorkshire's Beacons, the diverse latest lists of artists springing up at this year's Secret Garden Party and Wilderness fest, and the inaugural edition of conductor Charles Hazlewood's neo-classical Orchestival...

BEACONS, Funkirk Estate, Skipton, North Yorkshire, 7-10 Aug: Erol Alkan, Joy Orbison, Charli XCX, Daphni, A Love from Outer Space: Andrew Weatherall & Sean Johnston, The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart, Rejjie Snow, Cate Le Bon, Metz, Fat White Family, Sleaford Mods, Submotion Orchestra, The Wytches, Joanna Gruesome, John Wizards, Speedy Ortiz, Adult Jazz, Womans Hour, Psychemagik, Slaves, Nai Harvest, Younghusband, Moko, Sivu, Naked (On Drugs), Eaves, Nadine Carina. greetingsfrombeacons.com

BEATHERDER, Ribble Valley, Sawley, Gisburn, 18-20 Jul: 2manydjs, Eats Everything, Hot Since 82, Jagwar Ma, The 2 Bears, Gramatik, Justin Robertson, DJ Deekline, Blonde, Elite Force, Far Too Loud, Ed Solo, Kidnap Kid, Lisa Lashes, The Correspondents, Macka B & The Roots Ragga Band, Mountain Of Love, Slipmatt, John Morales, Captain Hotknives, Asbo Disco, Chris Liberator, Russ Cuban, Tim Sheridan, Skittles, Davos, Pimp Soul, Tayo Meets Acid Rockers, The Templebys, Lumberjack Cowboy Heartbreak Trucking Co, Eddie Earthquake & The Tremors, Two Man Ting, Ed Stones & The BD3, Me & My Friends, Emmott & The Folkestra, Jake and the Jellyfish, Lynn Veronneau, Foxes Faux, The Corporate Tramps, Mrs Cakehead, Blowjangles, Ennio Maccaroni, Afrobilly Jones, Bells In The Birches, Blue inc, Boy Oliver, Brother Bear, ChainSka Brassika, Chloe Foy, DJ Flyffilbybl, DJ Earthdoctor, Espai, Father Funk, Fire Beneath The Sea, Hanky Panky Burlesque Review, Ian Gillibrand, ixy (Spiral Tribe), John Tree, DJ Kate Fear, Krysko/Lord, Mark Turner, Ms MQ, Olivia Fern, Paper Cranes, Pareidolia, Phil Smith, Red Tin Dave, DJ Rich T, Skalextric, Snow Apple, Steve Coby, Steve Jeffries, Stone Penguin DJs, The Dirty Gentlemen, The Inexplicables, Vieka. beatherder.co.uk

BENICASSIM, Recinto De Conciertos, Benicassim, Spain, 17-20 Jul: Example, Paolo Nutini, Above & Beyond, Tom Odell. www.fiberfib.com

BINGLEY MUSIC LIVE, Myrtle Park, Bingley, Yorkshire, 29-31 Aug: Jess Glynne, The Selecter, The Strypes, Emma Garrett, Port Isla, Neon Waltz, The Sherlocks. www.bingleymusiclive.com

BOARDMASTERS, Watergate Bay, Newquay, 6-10 Aug: Zane Lowe, Wilkinson, The Enemy, Dead Kennedys, Oneman, Elli Ingram, Scott Matthews, The Ramona Flowers, Goldierocks, A Plastic Rose, Isaiah Dreads, Amber Run, Bat and Ball, The Magnus Puto Band, Ghouls, Antimatador. www.boardmasters.co.uk

BOOMTOWN FAIR, Matterley Estate, Nr Winchester, Hampshire, 7-10 Aug: Hollie Cook, Pama International, Laid Blak, Poirier feat Face T, By The Rivers, Jus Now, Digital Niya Binghi, Jacky Murda, Uzimon, Slowly Rolling Camera, Illbilly Hitec feat Brother Culture, The BaRLey Mob, Talisman, Capitol 1212, Black Star Dub Collective, Kayanites, One Roots, onlyjoe, Bahia, Steel City Rhythm, Trinity Lo Fi, Dub from Atlantis, Lion Dub, Kobo Town, Vic Ruggiero, Afro Celt Sound System, Babylon Circus, Eats Everything, The Toasters, Voodoo Glow Skulls, Rob Heron and the Tea Pad Orchestra, The Banana Sessions, Jaipur Kawa Brass Band, Lily & Meg, Rumba Do Bodas. www.boomtownfair.co.uk

END OF THE ROAD, Larmer Tree Gardens, Salisbury, Wiltshire, 29-31 Aug: The Gene Clark No Other Band, Black Lips, Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks, The Felice Brothers, tUne-yArDs, Jenny Lewis, Alice Boman, Archie Bronson Outfit, Arc Iris, Arrows Of Love, Benjamin Booker, Celebration, Chad Vangaalen, David Thomas Broughton, Kiran Leonard, Laish, Lapland, Lau, Lonnie Holley, Lucius, Lyla Foy, Mazes, Otti Albietz & The Voices, Phox, The Rails, Robert Ellis, Samantha Crain, St Vincent, The Districts, Theo Verney, Tides of Man, Traams, Wye Oak, Zachary Cale. www.endoftheroadfestival.com

GLASTONBURY, Worthy Farm, Pilton, Somerset, 25-29 Jun: Lana Del Rey. www.glastonburyfestivals.co.uk

LEICESTER MUSIC FESTIVAL, Welford Road Stadium, Leicester, 25-26 Jul: Tinie Tempah, Kool And The Gang. www.leicestermusicfestival.co.uk

NASS, Royal Bath & West Showground, Somerset, 11-13 Jul: Andy C, The Bronx, Gallows, Crissy Criss, Trash Talk, Cerebral Ballzy, Sonic Boom Six, Blitz Kids, Verses. www.nassfestival.com

ORCHESTIVAL, Royal Bath & West Showground, Somerset, 19-20 Jul: Squarepusher, The Unthanks, Will Gregory Moog Ensemble, Philharmonia Paraorchestra, Ruthwall. www.orchestival.com

PARKLIFE WEEKENDER, Heaton Park, Manchester, 7-8 Jun: Public Enemy, George Ezra, Kiesza, MNEK, Gold Teeth, Drop The Mustard, Butter Side Up, Lo-Fi, Zutekh. www.parklife.uk.com

SECRET GARDEN PARTY, Mill Hill Field, Abbots Ripton, 24-27 Jul: Public Enemy, Hercules And Love Affair, Foreign Beggars, King Charles, Alabama 3, Big Deal, Say Lou Lou, Big Gigantic, Rae Morris, The Skints, Thumpers, Koven, John Fullbright, The Hics, Lxury, TCTS, Jacob Plant, Josef Salvat, Eagles For Hands, Nimmo and the Gauntletts, Ted Zed, Mad Professor, Coves, Jon Batiste, Melt Yourself Down, The Ramona Flowers, Losers, Arkon Fly, Ekkah, Killsonik, Wara, Plump DJs, Too Many T's, Max Cooper, Miraculous Mule, Rag & Bone Man, Norma Jean Martine, Devon Sproule, Gorgeous George, Si Cranstoun, Palace, Dandaluz, Cable Street Collective, Longy, The Future Dub Project, Beans On Toast, Animanz, Feral Mouth, The 45's, Cut Capers, The Meow Meows, Crinkle Cuts, Alexia Coley, Myles Sanko, General Skank. www.secretgardenparty.com

SEMIBREVE, Braga, Portugal, 10-12 Oct: Demdike Stare, Patten, Ryoichi Kurokawa. www.festivalsemibreve.com

SLAM DUNK, Leeds University/The Foruym, Hertfordshire/Wolverhampton Civic, 24-26 May: Kids In Glass Houses, Mallory Knox, Capdown, We The Kings. www.slamdunkmusic.com

STAG AND DAGGER GLASGOW, various venues, Glasgow, Scotland, 4 May: Albert Hammond Jr, Arc Iris, The Beaches, Catfish & The Bottlemen, Courtney Barnett, Ratking, The Districts, East India Youth, Forest Swords, The Hold Steady, Honeyblood, Jagwar Ma, Johnny Flynn, Jungle, Lanterns on the Lake, Los Campesinos!, All We Are, Big Ups, Casual Sex, Eyedress, Model Aeroplanes, Phox, Royal Blood, Skinny Dipper, Tennis, Ezra Furman, Lizzo, September Girls, Sivu, Sons And Lovers, Syd Arthur, Wet. www.staganddagger.co.uk

T IN THE PARK, Balado, Kinross, Scotland, 11-13 Jul: DJ Fresh & Messy MC, The Charlatans, Foxes, Duke Dumont, Twenty | One | Pilots, Skream, Jackmaster, Factory Floor, Kerri Chandler, Tale Of Us, Chloe Howl, Guy Gerber, Wolf Alice, Drenge, Pretty Lights, Reverend And The Makers, Royal Blood, Circa Waves, Clouds, Alex Smoke, Josh Record, Mark Henning, Joris Voorn, Robert Hood, Red Hot Chili Pipers. www.tinthepark.com

TRUCK, Hill Farm, Oxford, 18-19 Jul: Julio Bashmore, Deap Vally, Slow Club, Dan Croll, Catfish And The Bottlemen, Saint Raymond, Dodgy, Canterbury, Superfood, Maybeshewill, Chris T-T & The Hood Rats, Big Deal, The Wytches, Danny And The Champions Of The World, Fickle Friends, Pixel Fix, The Original Rabbit Foot Spasm Band, As Elephants Are, The Dreaming Spires, The St Pierre Snake Invasion, Empty White Circles, Ella Martini, My Darling Clementine, Otis Gibbs, Steven James Adams, Ralfe Band. truckfestival.com

VOLKSFEST, Newnham Park, Plympton, Plymouth, 23-26 Mar: The Feeling, Razorlight, Heaven 17, Hayseed Dixie, Toyah, Johnny Borrell & Zazou, Moriaty, The Rising. www.plymouthvolksfest.co.uk

WILDERNESS, Cornbury Park, Charlbury, Oxfordshire, 8-10 Aug: Joan As Policewoman, Chet Faker, Slow Club, Jack Savoretti, Teleman, Hozier, Josh Record. www.wildernessfestival.com

WOMAD, Charlton Park, Malmesbury, Wiltshire, 24-27 Jul: Bobby Womack, Manu Dibango, Youssou N'Dour, Tunng, Trombone Shorty, Catrin Finch & Seckou Keita, Justin Vali & Ny Malagasy Orkestra, 9 Bach, Snarky Puppy, Debademba, Aar Maanta, Jus Now, Chloe Charles, Orange Hill, South Korean duo [su:m], Vinicio Capossela's Banda Della Posta, Imed Alibi, DakhaBrakha, Ethno Trio Troitsa, Madeeh. womad.org

CMU Beef Of The Week #199: Simply Red v Anglers
It's alright, everyone. Mick Hucknall has sorted out a dispute over hunting rights on the estate in Ireland he owns with his former Simply Red bandmate Chris De Margary.

This story dates back to 2005, when Hucknall and De Margary bought the Glenmore Estate in County Donegal, but got serious in 2009. In December of that year, the pair launched legal action against a neighbour, John Wilde, who lives on an estate on the opposite side of the River Finn, in a bid to stop him from allowing his guests onto their land to fish for salmon - the river being one of Europe's prime spots for doing so.

Wilde claimed that his father had been given the right to fish and hunt on both estates 26 years previously. Hucknall and De Margary said any such right became theirs exclusively when they purchased the land on their side of the river, and they'd very much like him to keep to his side now.

In their original legal challenge, they said that by allowing his guests to cross the river, Wilde had disrupted their "quiet enjoyment" of the land.

Now, just in case you thought this was all because the Simply Red boys were sensitive musicians, angry that people were standing on their lawn and killing fish, you would be wrong. They are both keen anglers themselves. Also, killing things is their business.

The Glenmore Estate, offers, says its website, "in excess of 60 kilometres of pristine estate-run rivers [which] teem with salmon and trout, while the 24,000 acres of shooting ground is home to herds of Red deer. Throughout the winter the hillsides and bogs provide unrivalled woodcock and snipe shooting; the numerous lakes give opportunities for outstanding duck shooting and trout fishing".

Yes, it sounds like a beautiful spot to quietly enjoy shooting at animals. I wouldn't want that spoiled by people coming over and killing some fish either.

Five years ago Judge John O'Hagan told the two sides that they should try to "sort it out" between themselves. And earlier this week they stood up in front of him again and revealed that they finally had. The exact details of that agreement are not known, though it's safe to say that while there may be a lot of needless death at Glenmore, it'll all be in good fun.

Buoyed by the outcome of this disagreement, Mick Hucknall then went and sorted out all the problems in the British political system by appearing on BBC One's 'Question Time'. He did this in quite a subtle way though, by either not saying anything, or failing to demonstrate any knowledge of the issues he was discussing.

 
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