An UnLimited Media Bulletin
Wednesday 30 April 2014

 
TODAY'S TOP STORY: Independent music publisher Imagem is reportedly up for sale, if you want it. Set up in 2007 and backed by Dutch pension fund ABP, the company began by buying song catalogues that Universal was forced to sell when it acquired the original BMG publishing company in 2008. An acquisition spree then followed, with the purchases of Boosey & Hawkes and the Rodgers & Hammerstein Organisation... [READ MORE]
 
TODAY'S APPROVED: 'Want It' is the yield of an Adidas/Yours Truly-backed Songs From Scratch-orchestrated collaboration between alt-wired 'Cut 4 Me' lady Kelela and gifted Chicago MC Tink, who came at the project from total polar opposite sides of the R&B arena. With 'Worst Behaviour'/'Money Trees' overseer DJ Dahi mediating over its beat (like, in his words, "a psychiatrist"), Tink's job on the track is to tip... [READ MORE]
TOP STORIES Imagem owner considering sale
Neighbouring rights under the spotlight at The Great Escape next week
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LEGAL Brad Paisley sues Sony for breach of contract
vKontakte signs piracy agreement with Russian telecoms regulator
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LIVE BUSINESS Abbey Road's Live Here Now to release instant rips of Robbie Williams shows
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DIGITAL & D2F SERVICES Vevo reportedly considering sale and investment options
Deezer CEO to step down
Spotify partners with Sprint on family streaming deals
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MEDIA Syco's DJ talent search telly show back on the cards
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ARTIST NEWS Billy Bragg calls for end to prison guitar ban
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RELEASES James Pants, Nightwave score RBMA's soothing hypno-site
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GIGS & FESTIVALS 'Big-selling band' to headline Pyramid Stage, says Michael Eavis
Roundhouse to host Summer Sessions, feat Jonny Greenwood and Sinead O'Connor
Gigs & Tours Round-Up: Prince, Lauryn Hill, Kiesza, Lizzo and Suuns
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AND FINALLY... Leeds promoter mocks DJ "debt relief fund" crowdfunding campaign with "promoter legal aid fund"
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Imagem owner considering sale
Independent music publisher Imagem is reportedly up for sale, if you want it. Set up in 2007 and backed by Dutch pension fund ABP, the company began by buying song catalogues that Universal was forced to sell when it acquired the original BMG publishing company in 2008. An acquisition spree then followed, with the purchases of Boosey & Hawkes and the Rodgers & Hammerstein Organisation perhaps the stand out deals.

Reports suggest that the firm's owners are looking for in the region of $650 million for the company, with New York bank Jeffries LLC currently sounding out possible buyers. Though insiders say ABP is in no rush to sell, and will only do so at the right price.

Meanwhile Imagem CEO Andre De Raaff told Billboard that while ABP was indeed reviewing its ownership of the publishing firm at this time, various options are being considered, including "a sale, a strategic partnership, or a hold". De Raaff added that a decision should be known about the future of Imagem by the summer, which I think gives us a good ten weeks to start spreading BMG/Imagem merger rumours.

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Neighbouring rights under the spotlight at The Great Escape next week
So-called neighbouring rights will be under the spotlight at The Great Escape convention next week, and in particular how featured artists and session musicians benefit from this copyright-based revenue stream, and what they could be doing to ensure they receive every penny they are due.

The session will feature the CEO of the UK record industry's collecting organisation PPL, Peter Leatham, plus Featured Artists Coalition co-CEO Crispin Hunt and Ann Tausis, MD of Kobalt Neighbouring Rights, which helps numerous musicians manage this revenue stream. And ahead of the session, CMU Business Editor Chris Cooke has been speaking to Tausis to get a little background.

She explains: "The term 'neighbouring rights' refers to a form of copyright linked to commercially released recordings. Both the owner of those master recordings, which is usually a record label - referred to in copyright law as the 'producer' - and the performing artists who appear on the recording - so any singers, instrumentalists and, if they play on the track, the studio producer - are entitled to a royalty when recordings they have contributed to are broadcast on the radio, on TV or are performed in public, for instance in restaurants, bars and shops. It is an 'economic right', in the sense that when recorded music is used in this way by people and companies to make money, performing artists and labels can claim remuneration".

Asked how the 'neighbouring rights system' knows which musicians are due royalties from what recordings, she goes on: "This is quite a complex process. Put simply, a rightsholder needs to provide collecting societies information about participating musicians on a recording including which instruments each person played. The societies then use a set method - which varies from society to society - for calculating what royalties are due to each performer based on the amount of airplay that has been reported to them by commercial broadcasters and others who play recorded music in public".

Cooke will host Maximising Music Rights, the insights strand in which neighbouring rights will be explained. Also in that strand, which is supported by both PPL and PRS For Music, will be a discussion on how labels are now policing the distribution of their content online on a day-to-day basis, plus an interview with Mike Weatherley MP, David Cameron's IP Advisor.

Find out more about the strand here, and read the full interview with Tausis here.

Brad Paisley sues Sony for breach of contract
Country singer Brad Paisley has submitted new legal papers in an ongoing royalty dispute with Sony Music, in which he claims that the major label has underpaid him by over $10 million.

Paisley originally sued in 2010, claiming that underpayments dated back to September 2002, when he first renewed his original 1997 contract with Sony. However, the following year a judge dismissed the case, saying that a "tolling agreement" added to a 2006 renewal of the deal meant that by 2011 Paisley had missed his window of opportunity to dispute payments as far back as 2002, and could only raise objections on royalties from January 2006.

However, Paisley's legal team argues that the musician had only signed up to the tolling agreement on the promise that Sony would release the documents they needed in order to audit payments, which the major then did not provide.

According to RadarOnline, a new lawsuit filed in March states: "The primary reason that Paisley is commencing this action is because Sony continuously has refused Paisley access to a variety of information and applied incorrect royalty rates, prices, and reductions, pursuant to the recording agreement, resulting in Sony's significantly underpaying Paisley".

The papers state that an audit conducted in 2006 had uncovered the underpayments on 2002-2005 royalties, but an exact figure could not be ascertained because Sony did not provide complete records. Attempts to resolve this, it is alleged, were unsuccessful on this and subsequent audits, and underpayments continued, with a claim that "Sony has continually failed to discharge its contractual duty to Paisley".

The musician is now suing for breach of contract and seeking an injunction forcing Sony to release the documents he claims it has been withholding. He also demands damages to cover the money he says he is owed, plus interest.

Read the lawsuit in full here.

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vKontakte signs piracy agreement with Russian telecoms regulator
Often controversial Russian social network vKontakte has reportedly signed a memorandum of understanding with the country's telecoms regulator with regards how the firm deals with the distribution of unlicensed content over its networks.

The agreement has already been signed by numerous other Russian web firms, but vk.com has until now refused to sign up.

As previously reported, despite at one point indicating it was seeking to work with the music industry, vk.com has come under increased criticism in the last few months from both the US government and the major music companies for allowing its users to share music files.

The memo of understanding in theory means that vk.com is agreeing to step up its takedown processes and fingerprinting technology, though it remains to be seen if and when that happens, and if it placates the majors, which launched litigation against the social networking firm earlier this month.

Abbey Road's Live Here Now to release instant rips of Robbie Williams shows
Look kids, isn't this neat? Abbey Road Studios is releasing recordings of each show on Robbie Williams' 'Swing Both Ways' arena trek via its instant 'straight-to-CD' service Live Here Now, which has done similar things with Blur, Tinie Tempah, Depeche Mode, Pixies, Deadmau5 and Goldfrapp. See, neat!

High quality audio rips of all the dates will be available to buy immediately, as soon as the show's over, as a digital file and/or as CDs on sale on site, or exclusively online via the shop on Robbo's official website.

The pan-European tour, which began straight outta Budapest on Friday, reaches the UK on 13 Jun with a date at Belfast's Odyssey Arena. Full listings are on this page.

Time now for some words from David Rowntree, Head at Live Here Now: "We're absolutely delighted to be working with an artist of Robbie Williams' stature. More and more artists and management are recognising the value of creating new releases from gigs. The service Live Here Now provides is a logical extension of the live music industry's role as a key revenue stream, with gig-derived product generating sales from core fans, without cannibalising existing retail releases".

Tim Clark, of Williams' management co ie:music, adds: "What could be a better memento of an unforgettable evening than a live, unexpurgated recording of a Robbie Williams swing concert? Whether buying a CD on the night or online later we know that fans love this opportunity and Robbie always tries to give them what they want! Abbey Road have all the expertise and the experience to deliver recordings of the highest quality".

Vevo reportedly considered sale and investment options
Music video player Vevo is close to hiring Goldman Sachs to review possible sale options, according to Bloomberg.

Vevo was set up by Sony Music and Universal Music, with the Abu Dhabi Media Co soon coming on as a backer, and Google taking a small stake more recently. Bloomberg's sources reckon that DreamWorks, Liberty Media and a joint venture between AT&T and Cherin Group are all interested in the digital music firm, which is best known for its YouTube-based services, but which now also pumps out pop promos and other video content via a number of other digital channels.

It's thought that interested bidders might be offered a majority stake in the company, with the existing owners retaining a smaller shareholding, though various options are thought to be up for consideration. Vevo boss Rio Caraeff recently admitted that the company was looking for new investors to help fund further expansion.

Though neither Vevo nor Goldman Sachs have specifically commented on the Bloomberg report.

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Deezer CEO to step down
Deezer has announced that Axel Dauchez, who has been the streaming service's CEO since 2010, is stepping down. He will leave the company to "pursue a new professional opportunity" in September.

In a statement, Deezer founder Daniel Marhely said: "The entire Deezer team and I wish to whole-heartedly thank Axel for his hugely valuable contribution over the last four years. We wish Axel all the best and continued success as he pursues his new career. Together, we have grown our brand in France and throughout the world and will continue to pursue this growth with the management team".

Dauchez will stay in charge of the company until his departure. No replacement has been announced, but CEO of Deezer's US division Tyler Goldman has also now been added to the whole group's management team. If you wanted to speculate, you could take a guess that he's being lined up to take over to coincide with the company's long awaited US launch.

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Spotify partners with Sprint on family streaming deals
As expected, Spotify and US mobile service provider Sprint yesterday announced a new partnership, which will include discounted accounts for families. The deal goes head-to-head aggressively with the family plan offered by Beats Music and AT&T.

AT&T customers who sign up to Beats' deal get a 90 day free trial, afterwards paying $14.99 per month for an account with up to five users. Which is a pretty good deal. However, Spotify and Sprint will offer six months free access to the streaming service's top level paid service, followed by a charge of $7.99 per month for up to five users and $4.99 per month for up to ten users (this in addition to Sprint's account charges of course, which is why it's even cheaper for more users, because the premium fee is in Sprint's bit).

Individual Sprint customers will be able to get Spotify Premium at the usual $9.99 after a three month free trial.

Family plans would seem to make sense as a standard offer for streaming services in the long term, though at this stage they are largely being used for growth - Spotify and Beats are both seemingly being heavily subsidised by their mobile partners. Of course, these offers are also currently only available in the US, and require all users to be on the same mobile network.

The Spotify and Sprint deal will go live in the States on 2 May.

Syco's DJ talent search telly show back on the cards
Simon Cowell's DJ talent show is back! Who's excited? Well, Robert Sillerman is, because his SFX company has partnered with Cowell's Syco Entertainment and T-Mobile to make it happen.

Back in 2012, Syco and the production company owned by Will and Jada Pinkett Smith, Overbook Entertainment, ditched plans to produce a televised DJ contest. Mainly, according to reports at the time, because Cowell and the Smiths couldn't agree on who should get top billing in the show's credits.

But they say great ideas never die, and this idea hasn't died either. It even has a name now: 'Ultimate DJ'. And SFX does seem like a pretty good match for such a show, it having bought up half of the world's electronic music - or EMC (Electronic Music Culture), as Sillerman still insists on saying - events and companies.

Says Sillerman: "Bringing EMC [see?] to the world is our goal. And building a TV franchise in the USA is a key part of that strategy. It's always exciting to work with Simon Cowell, and the creative power of the Syco organisation is undisputed".

That's right, no one has ever disputed Syco's creativity. Anyway, Simon Cowell added: "We have been developing this concept for a while but our partnership with SFX has been a real game changer for this format. It made complete sense for us to collaborate with SFX with their access to the best up-and-coming DJs and their great marketing platform to build new DJ talent".

And where does T-Mobile come in? Well, it's going to push some sort of content to its users. CEO John Legere was too busy squeezing buzzwords into his quote to actually explain what his company's involvement will be: "In the same way we're revolutionising wireless to empower customers everywhere, we look forward to working with Syco and SFX to showcase and promote a fresh, new generation of DJ/producer talent. Our customers spend a lot of time listening to music on their devices, so you can expect us to take on entertainment and music in our typical bold and aggressive, un-carrier style".

So, that's all fun and exciting, isn't it? Here's the sort of thing you can look forward to when the show finally hits our screens.

  Approved: Kelela & Tink - Want It
'Want It' is the yield of an Adidas/Yours Truly-backed Songs From Scratch-orchestrated collaboration between alt-wired 'Cut 4 Me' lady Kelela and gifted Chicago MC Tink, who came at the project from total polar opposite sides of the R&B arena.

With 'Worst Behaviour'/'Money Trees' overseer DJ Dahi mediating over its beat (like, in his words, "a psychiatrist"), Tink's job on the track is to tip in the hood tenacity and the lite, easy glide that Kelela's slightly stiffer, chillier style (which I still love, clearly) tends to miss. And though I don't usually go in for hasty brand-sponsored 'collabs' like this, the Adidas/Yours Truly ones have proven strong so far, and Kelela and Tink's might be the pick of the lot.

Watch a 'making of' clip - which is really pretty fascinating, by the way - and then hear the track here.
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Billy Bragg calls for end to prison guitar ban
Billy Bragg has written an open letter to Justice Minister Chris Grayling urging him to overturn a ban on allowing prisoners to have steel-strung guitars. The letter is also signed by other musicians, including Johnny Marr, Dave Gilmour and Richard Hawley.

As previously reported, Bragg runs an initiative called Jail Guitar Doors, named after a song by The Clash, which aims to help the rehabilitation of people in prison through music.

In the letter, Bragg writes: "As musicians, we are concerned to hear that the use of steel-strung guitars is being prohibited in prisons. We believe that music has an important role to play in engaging prisoners in the process of rehabilitation. However, this ability will be seriously undermined if inmates are unable to practice between group sessions".

With steel-strung guitars locked up outside supervised practices, prisoners are allowed to use their guitars with nylon strings. However, says Bragg, this is not practical because nylon strings are not suitable for this type of guitar. He continued: "We understand that there must be security protocols when steel strung guitars are used in prisons, but up until this ruling, access has been at the discretion of staff".

Finally, he suggested a link between suicides and the guitar ban, saying: "There has been a worrying rise in the number of self-inflicted deaths in the period since this new ruling was introduced. From October 2013, when only one death was reported, there have been a total of 50 self-inflicted deaths, over double the figure for the same period last year".

Bragg and his co-signatories urged Grayling to look into this possible link to increased deaths as a matter of urgency, and to explain why the ban has been put in place at all.

James Pants, Nightwave score RBMA's soothing hypno-site
With no especial aim in mind, except total brain-and-body relaxation, Red Bull Music Academy has created what it claims is "the internet's most relaxing website" in Eternal Bliss(tm), which features a calming score by RBMA-linked acts like James Pants, Nightwave, Suzanne Kraft, Lucrecia Dalt and Johnny Nash. And yes, this is breaking and very imperative news.

The site eases seekers-of-inner-peace into intervals of gently-directed, text-led meditation (whether they be one minute, one hour, or 'infinity'), and gives different word and 'zone' options to click between, depending on the viewer's desired vibe.

De-stress the RBMA way via relaxinfinity.com

'Big-selling band' to headline Pyramid Stage, says Michael Eavis
Glastonbury fest's resident 'big tease', Michael Eavis, has let slip several key hints re the ID of this year's secret third main stage headliner.

Speaking via the Bristol Post, Mike said the mystery act, who'll join already-confirmed bill-toppers Arcade Fire and Kasabian (☹) on Glasto's 2014 bill, closing the Pyramid Stage on the Saturday (29 Jun), is "one of the biggest-selling bands in the world at the moment". And apparently, claims the Post, Eavis also confirmed that this big-name band will make its first appearance at the festival this year. So it isn't Coldplay, or any of this lot.

Oh, and it 100 million % is not - I said NOT, no matter the implications of Liam 'LG' Gallagher's lil Twitter spelling bee last week - Oasis. How do I know? Because Michael said so, to the Bristol Post. And nobody fucks with the Bristol Post.

"The Oasis thing had nothing to do with us, we hadn't even considered asking them", said Eavis when quizzed on the 'O A S I S' topic, adding: "I'm not sure that Noel is ready to go back on the road with Oasis because he has his own band at the moment. I think if it were to happen and they did come back to Glastonbury it would probably be in four or five years time - I can't see it happening before then".

Nor can I, not for all the teabags, instant noodles and/or condoms in the world.

Anyway, all this 'secret headliner' mess will be tidied nicely when the Glasto 2014 listings are revealed in their great, great entirety, in 'early May'. Which is any day now, basically.

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Roundhouse to host Summer Sessions, feat Jonny Greenwood and Sinead O'Connor
The Roundhouse in London has sprung a summer multi-arts festival, the Roundhouse Summer Sessions, the inaugural edition of which will run at the Camden venue from 24 Jul - 24 Aug.

On its programme, amongst other things, is a world's first from Radiohead's Jonny Greenwood, who'll collaborate live (and twice, on 6 and 7 Aug) with the London Contemporary Orchestra to play his original score to Oscar-winning film 'There Will Be Blood'. One-off shows featuring Sinead O'Connor, Ninja Tune signing Andreya Triana, Icelandic singer Olafur Arnalds and Kid Koala are also on the music side of the bill as it looks so far, as is Chilly Gonzales' previously reported piano masterclass promoting his forthcoming book, 'Re-Introduction Etudes'.

Forming the finale to all that, and under the Summer Sessions banner for the first time, is the also Roundhouse-based Reverb, which this year has odd-pop lady Imogen Heap picking its acts. Heap curates a line-up encompassing live performances from the likes of Tim Exile, Leafcutter John, and the London premiere of 'Powerplant', a new commission from Will Gregory of Goldfrapp.

Find details of the Summer Sessions here, and Imogen Heap's Reverb here.

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Gigs & Tours Round-Up: Prince, Lauryn Hill, Kiesza, Lizzo and Suuns
Hey, remember when Prince said he was going to play a load of UK shows this year, then he played a few and fucked off back to America? You thought he was all gone for good, didn't you? Well, you were wrong. He just had to go and sign a record contract. He'll be back for three shows next month. So says The Guardian, anyway.

Although there's no venue information as yet, Prince will apparently be playing in Birmingham on 15 May, Manchester on 16 May and Leeds on 23 May.

Providing more concrete details, Ms Lauryn Hill has announced a super-rare UK show - 'rare' in that she hasn't played on our isle since 2012. It takes place at London's Brixton Academy on 20 Sep, and tickets will be available for sale at 9am on 2 May (aka Friday) here.

Next is overnight 'Hideaway' pop-sation Kiesza, who in reaction to the massive thirst for tickets to an initial headline date at London's Electrowerkz on 22 May, has added an additional show in the capital, this one at XOYO on 3 Jun. Pre-sale tickets to the gig, which fits in neatly with Kiesza's festival appearances at this year's Love Saves The Day, Parklife, Glastonbury, Wireless, Lovebox and Bestival, are available here.

Bizzy R&B bee Lizzo, the Minneapolis rapper still flying high on the looming shape of her first LP 'LIZZOBANGERS' (released 16 Jun), has added a headline show at Oslo, in London, on 2 Jul.

It slots in at the midpoint of a hectic festival season for Lizzo, who plays Liverpool Sound City, Live At Leeds, Stag & Dagger and The Great Escape as well as Wireless and Reading & Leeds (so basically every fest ever), and will in all likeliness find her doing her new single 'Faded' - which is released the same day as 'LIZZOBANGERS', all live, like.

Look at the video for 'Faded', which co-stars Har Mar Superstar and little Kevin off of 'Home Alone', while you wait in line for tickets to the Oslo show, right now.

Rising up fifth and finally in this Gigs & Tours horizon, it's Suuns, who are doing a one-off London show, at the Village Underground, on 29 Sep, following a drop-in at Liverpool Psych Fest on 26 Sep. Both dates, which are a small part of a larger European tour, go to show off the band's latest LP, 'Images Du Futur'.

Check availability to the London show via this link, and then watch a short film, taped live at a gig in Dijon, France, which features all-time Suuns faves 'Arena', '2020', and 'Bambi'.

Leeds promoter mocks DJ "debt relief fund" crowdfunding campaign with "promoter legal aid fund"
Leeds promoter Donald Keys, of house night Nest, has launched a crowdfunding campaign to raise $1 million in order to sue Terrence Parker on behalf of all promoters the Detroit DJ has stood up in recent years.

The campaign on Indiegogo is actually a tongue-in-cheek response to one set up by Parker recently, asking fans to help him to raise money to cover debts incurred from failing to turn up to shows he was booked to play. Yeah, you can see why that might rub some people up the wrong way - though Parker has so far raised over $2000 of his $20,000 target.

Explaining his "debt relief" campaign, Parker says: "I need to raise money to help cover debts owed to promoters due to poor DJ tour management and expenses related to my current DJ tours. My once stellar reputation has been damaged because of many broken or empty promises made which left me unable to travel and perform at several shows; disappointing my fans and friends. I have been working very hard on my own trying to recoup the monies to restore the promoters. While I have successfully paid in full refunds to many promoters, there are other who I still owe".

This claimed goodwill, and vague blame shifting, has been disputed by a number of promoters, prompting Keys' counter crowdfunding campaign On his Indiegogo page, Keys mimicks Parker's own words, saying: "I need to raise money to help cover debts owed to me and other hard working promoters due to the incompetence of Terrence Parker DJ Extraordinaire which dates back to 2012. My once stellar reputation has been damaged because of con man who made empty promises which left me and others out of pocket by trying to pull wool over peoples eye's saying he was unable to travel and perform at several shows; disappointing his fans".

Before you decide which campaign you'd like to donate to, you may want to note that while a $1000 donation to Parker will get you ten 60 minute DJ mixes and free guestlist entries to his shows for life, the same amount handed over to Keys will get you a "candlelit dinner with penetration".

Your choice.

 
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