An UnLimited Media Bulletin
Monday 16 Jun 2014

 
TODAY'S TOP STORY: The boss of the Motion Picture Association Of America, Chris Dodd, last week praised the use of web-blocks in the UK as a tactic in the long-term campaign against illegal file-sharing. As much previously reported, although a three-strikes warning letter system was prioritised when parliament considered the content industries' battle against online piracy in 2010, while said letter-sending is yet to... [READ MORE]
 
TODAY'S APPROVED: First approved last summer with the release of their debut mini-album, 'I I Syndrome', Japanese pop-rap duo Charisma.com are back with their first full-length LP 'DIStopping'. And it finds them on full angry form once again. Still lumbered with a URL they don't own for a name (apparently the result of some confusion about what ".com" actually meant), the lead single from the album is 'Iina Dzuke... [READ MORE]
TOP STORIES US movie industry boss bigs up UK web-blocking
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LEGAL US movie industry boss bigs up UK web-blocking
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DEALS Syco signs Collabro
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LABELS & PUBLISHERS Ben Bodie hired to head up new Ministry Of Sound publisher
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MANAGEMENT & FUNDING Celine Dion's husband steps down as manager
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ARTIST NEWS New Kendrick Lamar LP to feature Dre
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RELEASES Weezer reveal ninth LP title
Dave Sitek previews latest Federal Prism releases, new solo track
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GIGS & FESTIVALS V&A to house Glastonbury archive
Lucy Claire, Jim Perkins and Leah Kardos live in London this week
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AWARDS Talvin Singh leads musical types in Queen's birthday honours
Grammys to allow samples in songwriting
International Music+Sound Awards winners announced
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AND FINALLY... Mr C auctioning Ebenezer Goode codpiece for charity
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ACADEMY MUSIC GROUP - DIGITAL CONTENT EXECUTIVE
The purpose of this role is to plan, create and co-ordinate inspirational content to support all of Academy Music Group's digital content and communications, including all email campaigns for Academy Music Group's portfolio of venues.

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Purple, who look after a roster of high profile international and domestic clients including Sam Smith, Goldfrapp, Beyoncé and Prince, are seeking a Senior Online PR. The ideal candidate must be highly creative, innovative, personable and hard-working, and will have a proven track record of successful PR campaigns, with a minimum of 3-4 year's previous Online PR experience.

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NINJA TUNE - CREATIVE SYNC MANAGER
Ninja Tune and Just Isn't Music Publishing are looking for an experienced Creative Sync Manager to work with all music from our front line roster including Kelis, Bonobo, Flying Lotus, Amon Tobin, The Cinematic Orchestra and The Heavy as well as our extensive back catalogue.

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CHARMFACTORY - JUNIOR CAMPAIGN MANAGER
Charmfactory, one of the UK's leading agencies for music, brands and events is looking for a Junior Campaign Manager. The applicant must be bright, cheerful, full of passion for music/entertainment and have at least one year's experience in digital PR.

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US movie industry boss bigs up UK web-blocking
The boss of the Motion Picture Association Of America, Chris Dodd, last week praised the use of web-blocks in the UK as a tactic in the long-term campaign against illegal file-sharing.

As much previously reported, although a three-strikes warning letter system was prioritised when parliament considered the content industries' battle against online piracy in 2010, while said letter-sending is yet to begin, the movie industry convinced the courts that the existing Section 97A of the Copyright Act enabled the issuing of injunctions ordering internet service providers to block access to copyright infringing websites.

And since then the British movie and music industries have secured blocks against a string of file-sharing operations that are hard to target with litigation or prosecution directly because of jurisdiction issues. Similar web-blocks have been secured in a number of other European countries, while Italy has empowered its internet regulator to issue web-block orders itself.

But in the US web-blocking has been off the agenda ever since the tech sector staged a massive protest against the arguably badly constructed SOPA and PIPA legislative proposals in Congress, which would have enabled web-blocking Stateside. Instead something more like the three-strikes system preferred by the UK parliament has been the main initiative, albeit a voluntary and light-touch version negotiated by the net firms and content owners.

But Dodd is nevertheless a fan of web-blocking. According to Torrentfreak, he told the previously reported International IP Enforcement Summit in London last week: "Here in the United Kingdom, the balanced and proportionate use of civil procedures has made tremendous progress in tackling infringing websites".

He went on: "To date, access to over 40 pirate sites focused on infringing copyright for commercial gain, have been blocked. In particular, Section 97A of the Copyright Act allowing courts to issue injunctions against service providers who know their services are being utilised for infringing purposes, has been one of the most effective tools anywhere in the world".

Of course, web-blocks have not been without their controversy in Europe, especially if - as is now happening in Italy - it becomes possible to block sites without a court hearing first. Critics also point out how easy it is for file-sharers to circumvent the blocks with a simple Google search.

Though the music and movie industries are lobbying hard to try and persuade or force Google et al to start delisting websites from their search databases (as well any proxies linking through to them) as soon as a web-block injunction is issued. The search engines have so far resisted such calls for action, though they were forced to remove some unlicensed movie streaming sites from their French engines after a web-block injunction there included Google and co as defendants.

And Dodd sees the search engines as key in this domain in the US too, adding: "If we convince these search engines to join our efforts to shut down illegal sites, it would be a significant step forward in our ongoing efforts to protect creators".

Police appeal for witnesses after Parklife attack victim dies
Greater Manchester Police have issued a further appeal for witnesses to a "brutal assault" at the Parklife festival earlier this month, after the victim, Robert Hart, died from his injuries.

As previously reported, the incident took place in front of the main stage on the Saturday of the event, and seemingly occurred after Hart's girlfriend was hit with an inflatable doll. The attacker is described as a muscular man in his late 20s, around six feet tall, of mixed race, with short, curly black hair. He was wearing shorts and a blue bomber jacket with a white letter A on the front.

Detective Inspector Richard Eales of GMP said in a statement: "We believe a confrontation took place following an inflatable doll hitting Robert's girlfriend and I am specifically appealing for witnesses who recall seeing the inflatable doll and the attack on Robert immediately thereafter".

The attack on Hart is unconnected to a knife fight that broke out earlier at the festival, and which was also reported on at the time. Although injuries were incurred in that incident too, they were less serious and the matter was resolved on site. You can see an e-fit of the attacker in the more serious assault on Hart in this video.

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Former Hammersmith Odeon manager found guilty of child abuse
Former Lincolnshire councillor Philip Leivers has been found guilty of molesting a schoolgirl while he was manager of the Hammersmith Odeon in the 1970s.

Leivers was accused of abusing the girl from 1975, when she was nine, until she was fourteen in 1981, when her family moved away from London. The court heard that he gave the girl free tickets to see shows at the Odeon, now the Hammersmith Apollo. He resigned from East Lindsey District Council when he was formally charged last year.

On Friday, a jury at Snaresbrook Crown Court found Leivers guilty of three counts of indecency with a child, though he was acquitted of seven counts of rape, four counts of indecent assault, and one count of indecency with another child.

Leivers was bailed until 7 Jul, when he will be sentenced. At the sentencing hearing, the prosecution will also announce whether or not they will go ahead with a retrial for four other charges, upon which the jury did not reach a verdict.

Syco signs Collabro
As isn't really a great shock to those that know (or not) and love (or not) ITV's Syco-owned variety contest 'Britain's Got Talent', this year's winners, musical theatre boyband Collabro, have signed to Syco's on-site label, Syco Music. The smiley five-piece will release their first LP on 14 Jul.

Having already spent time in 'the lab' with the band, Simon Cowell says: "Collabro were worthy winners of 'Britain's Got Talent'. I am delighted to welcome them to Syco and am looking forward to them starting work on their debut album".

Describing his time with Syco Music so far as the "most incredible" experience, Collabro's Jamie Lambert adds: "We are so lucky and proud to join a family of amazing, talented artists and colleagues and we're thrilled to be working with Syco in order to take Collabro to the next level".

Ben Bodie hired to head up new Ministry Of Sound publisher
Ministry Of Sound has hired Ben Bodie, formerly UK VP of A&R at BMG Chrysalis, to help it build a new music publishing business alongside its existing label.

Confirming his new job, Bodie told Music Week: "To help build [Ministry's] publishing business from the ground up is a once in a lifetime opportunity. The new company will mirror the ethos of the label in many ways, developing artists and writers and most importantly offering a truly bespoke hands-on service. As the label goes from strength to strength the timing for this new venture has never been more perfect".

Meanwhile Ministry Of Sound label MD David Dollimore added: "We really clicked when I met Ben fairly recently. He has a great taste in music and a good long-term vision for MoS Publishing. We are all very excited that he has moved to MoS Towers to head it up and are looking forward to working with him".

Celine Dion's husband steps down as manager
Celine Dion's husband Rene Angelil is stepping down as the singer's manager, with fellow Canadian Aldo Giampaolo, currently CEO of QMI Entertainment & Sports, set to move to Las Vegas to take over the running of the singer's company Feeling Productions.

Giampaolo, who once headed up the business side of Cirque du Soleil, will become CEO of Dion's business, with Angelil set to continue in a backseat role as Chairman.

Confirming his new role, Giampaolo said: "I am extremely touched and honoured to be offered this new challenge, and I see it as a continuation of the close working relationship that Rene and I have enjoyed for the past 25 years".

  Approved: Charisma.com
First approved last summer with the release of their debut mini-album, 'I I Syndrome', Japanese pop-rap duo Charisma.com are back with their first full-length LP 'DIStopping'. And it finds them on full angry form once again.

Still lumbered with a URL they don't own for a name (apparently the result of some confusion about what ".com" actually meant), the lead single from the album is 'Iina Dzuke Burū', an anthem to not conforming - more of a bold statement in J-pop than over here in the West.

If the song's message wasn't clear enough (and being in Japanese, I guess it's not), the video for the track sees MC Itsuka and DJ Gonchi head out to a school hall to corrupt The Kids directly through the medium of dance. Check it out here.
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New Kendrick Lamar LP to feature Dre
Kendrick Lamar Duckworth has confirmed that his TBA latest LP will feature beats, and possibly some rapping, by Dre.

Lamar has recently been head-to-head with the hip hop Dr it seems, making a follow-on to 2012's acclaimed 'Good Kid, MAAD City' (also a Dre production). It's set to be released later this year.

Alluding to his collaborator's recent Beats-related windfall, and his supposed new job at Apple, Lamar told KUBE 93 last week: "One thing about Dre, you can't take the music away. No matter how much money he has, he's always gonna be right there in that studio. That's before the deal, after the deal. He's always locked in there. That's something that I know personally".

In a separate chat with KMEL (via MTV), Kendrick said re the LP at large: "It's in the process. We cooking". And yet, he deliberately didn't get too specific, adding: "I couldn't say. I couldn't give a false pretence on where I'm at. I can't even give a date or a time, but it's going to be an event".

Weezer reveal ninth LP title
Weezer have lazily exhaled some news about their ninth LP, which is titled 'Everything Will Be Alright In The End'.

Whilst a launch date for the band's first lengthy release since 2010's 'Hurley' is yet to be set, Weezer have, at least, identified the man at its helm as Ric Ocasek, who produced Rivers Cuomo and co's eponymous green and blue LPs circa 1994 and 2001 respectively.

Anyway, it's all (well, the title is anyway) here in this teaser trailer released last week, which features a track fans have named as unreleased live fave 'Back To The Shack'.

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Dave Sitek previews latest Federal Prism releases, new solo track
TV On The Radio's David 'Dave' Sitek has shared a six-track insight into goings on at his Federal Prism label, not least a solo song of his own titled 'God Damn Beauty'.

That - and five additional singles by Telepathe, Wayne Coyne's nephew Dennis's band Stardeath And White Dwarfs, solo vocalist Natasha Kmeto, NYC band Living Days and one-time White Rose Movement man Finn Vine's new sideline Genuflex - will all arrive digitally on the same day, 17 Jun (ie tomorrow), via the Federal Prism site.

Hear all six tracks via a sample piece on Pitchfork, and/or simply listen to Sitek's 'God Damn Beauty' by itself here.

V&A to house Glastonbury archive
Ahead of the 2014 edition of Glastonbury next week, the V&A has announced that it is the new home of the festival's archive. The London museum will store the 44 year collection of memorabilia from the event, adding to it further as more is created each year.

Says Glastonbury founder Michael Eavis: "When I set out on this crazy hippy trip 44 years ago, little did I know how this rollercoaster would run. But now I have to pinch myself every morning when I wake up to the excitement of another day - heading up a team of the most creative artists anywhere in the world. The V&A is an inspirational space and feels like the natural 'home' for our ever-evolving archive so we can really show everyone, not just festival-goers, what we really do".

Selected highlights from the archive will be displayed in the V&A's Theatre & Performance Galleries from March 2015 to January 2016.

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Lucy Claire, Jim Perkins and Leah Kardos live in London this week
At Dalston's Servant Jazz Quarters this Thursday you'll be able to catch a double whammy of CMU approved artists performing live. And why would that be something you're not excited about?

Headlining will be Lucy Claire, launching her new EP, 'Collaborations No 1', which is also out this week. On stage ahead of her you'll find Jim Perkins, performing with Bigo & Twigetti labelmate Leah Kardos.

Tickets will cost you just £8, which is a bargain if you ask me, and they're available in advance from here.

Listen to Lucy Claire's 'Collaborations No 1' EP here while you buy your tickets.

Talvin Singh leads musical types in Queen's birthday honours
So, it wasn't the Queen's birthday this weekend. To celebrate, Her Maj dug deep into her purple pocket of people pleasing to present a portion of her only partly pointless honours. And there was much rejoicing.

Especially in the music community, where plenty of imperial post-nominals were dished out. The marvellous Talvin Singh was made an OBE, while there were MBEs for both singer/radio presenter Cerys Matthews and folk musician Eliza Carthy.

In the classical domain, John Berry, Artistic Director of the English National Opera, became a CBE, and there were MBEs for the conductors of two regional orchestras, Martin Binks of Leeds Symphony and Andrew Penny of Hull Philharmonic.

On the industry side of classical, the former CEOs of the agency Askonas Holt - Martin Campbell-White and Robert Rattray, got MBEs - and Janis Susskind, MD of Boosey & Hawkes becomes an OBE.

And elsewhere in the music business, Island Records President Darcus Beese, talent manager Jonathan Shalit and jazz promoter John Cumming of Serious all became OBEs.

Plus there were lots of awards for people working in music education too, including Mark Featherstone-Witty, principal and founder of the Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts and Victoria Sharp of London Music Masters, who both became OBEs.

And for fans of very long lists, here's da Queen's non-birthday present to you.

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Grammys to allow samples in songwriting
The Board Of Trustees over at the Grammy Awards has announced that the use of samples is now allowed in all songwriting categories. Previously only the Best Rap Song category was given such dispensation.

Recording Academy President Neil Portnow said in a statement: "The Academy's Board of Trustees continues to demonstrate its passionate commitment to keeping The Recording Academy a relevant and responsive organisation in our dynamic music community. This year's changes to our awards process are thoughtful, inclusive, and reflective of the current musical landscape, and we look forward to implementing them for the upcoming 57th Annual Grammy Awards".

The exact wording of what the Academy is now allowing is "samples or interpolations of previously written songs". And I'm pretty sure you'll agree that they're being pretty responsive to new trends in music by doing so. For the 2016 ceremony, they might even allow the use of harpsichords.

There's also been a bit more restructuring of some of the awards categories, but looking at the list makes my head hurt, so I'm not going to tell you about them. There will be 83 categories at next year's ceremony. 83. And they'll all be handed out on 8 Feb 2015.

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International Music+Sound Awards winners announced
Following its UK-specific counterpart in February, the winners of this year's International Music+Sound Awards for music and sound design in film, TV and advertising have been announced this morning. And, quite rightly, the use of Roachford's 'Cuddly Toy' in the opening titles of 'Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa', was named the Best Use Of Sync in a feature film.

Commenting on the initiative as a whole, awards co-founder Dan Neale said: "We're really proud to be the first dedicated music and sound awards anywhere in the world. We have now inspired organisations, magazines and other awards programmes to raise their game and take composers, supervisors, sync teams and sound designers seriously by recognising their achievements. While it's not mission complete for us - there are definite signs that our awards have had an impact".

And here are all those winners, who'll be formally celebrated with a party at Plage Goeland in Cannes on 20 Jun:

Best Original Composition

TV Advertising: Lexus - Swarm (Entrant: CHI & Partners, Composer: Jonathan Goldstein)

Cinema Advertising: Lexus - Poise (Entrant: CHI & Partners, Composers: Kozmenuik/Epstein/Forbes)

Television Programme Score: The Paradise, Series 2 (Entrant: Blaze Music Limited, Composer: Maurizio Malagnini)

Feature Film Score: McCullin (Entrant / Composer: Alex Baranowski)

Short Film Score: Practice Makes Perfect (Entrant / Composer: Jamie Harper)

Gaming: The Last Of Us (Entrant: Sony Computer Entertainment, Composer: Gustavo Santaolalla)

Non-Broadcast and Viral Advertising: Volkswagen - Play The Road (Entrant: Tribal Worldwide, London)

Trailers and Promos: The Condemned (Entrant: Eclectic Sounds Ltd, Composer: Simon Elms and Colin Smith)

Branding and Title Sequence: Downton Abbey, Series 4 (Entrant: John Lunn / Carnival Film & Television)

Best Sound Design

TV Advertising: Honda - Hands (Entrant: Factory, Sound Designer: Anthony Moore)

Cinema Advertising: British Airways - Today.Tomorrow. (Entrant: Factory, Sound Designers: Anthony Moore & Tom Joyce)

Television Programme: Dracula (Entrant: Carnival Film & Television, Sound Designers: Paul Carter, Matt Collinge & Martin Cantwell at Molinare / Phaze UK)

Short Film: Any Other Sense (Entrant: Factory, Sound Designer: Tom Joyce)

Gaming: The Last Of Us (Entrant: Sony Computer Entertainment, Sound Designers: Derrick Espino, James Barker, Robert Krekel, Neil Uchitel, Erick Ocampo, Mike Niederquell, Steve Johnson at Soundelux DMG)

Non-Broadcast & Viral Advertising: Save The Children's - Save Syria's Children Campaign (Entrant: Factory, Sound Designer: Jon Clarke)

Trailers & Promos: Volkswagen - Play The Road (Entrant: Tribal Worldwide, London, Sound Designer: Nick Ryan)

Best Audio Mix In A Commercial: Honda - Hands (Entrant: Factory, Engineer / Sound Designer: Anthony Moore)

Best Audio Production In Gaming: The Last of Us (Entrant: Sony Computer Entertainment, Sound Designers: Derrick Espino, James Barker, Robert Krekel, Neil Uchitel, Erick Ocampo, Mike Niederquell, Steve Johnson of Soundelux DMG)

Radio Advertising: BVMI - Umbrella (Entrant: Kolle Rebbe, Sound Designers: Torsten Hennings / Oscar Meixner of Studio Funk / Hastings Audio Network)

Branding And Title Sequence: Honda - Hands Channel 4 Documentaries Sponsorship (Entrant: Factory, Sound Designer: Anthony Moore)

Best Sync / Use Of Existing Music

TV Advertising: Guinness - Sapeurs (Entrant: Wave Studios, Song: The Heavy - What Makes A Good Man?, Music Supervision Company: Finger Music)

Cinema Advertising: Adelaide. Breathe. (Entrant: KWP Advertising, Australia, Song: INXS - Never Tear Us Apart)

Feature Film: Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa (Entrant: Universal Publishing, Song: Roachford - Cuddly Toy, Music Supervisor: Music Supervisor: Ian Neil)

Trailers & Promos: Geordie Shore, Series 5 (Entrant: Jungle Studios, Song: Ark Recordings - Gonna Make My Own Money)

Re-Records and Adaptations: Volkswagen - Baby (Entrant: SIREN, Song: Go To Sleep My Darling Baby, Arranger: Ben Cocks)

Band & Brand Partnership: Brand: Volvo - Leave The World Behind Band: Swedish House Mafia (Entrant: Camp David Film, Sweden)

Non-Broadcast and Viral Advertising: Mercedes-Benz - Sound With Power (Entrant: Ithaca Audio, Song Titles: Tidal Wave/Pass Out/Theme from Stingray/Little by Little/Mozart Symphony no 25/Mozart Requiem/Haydn Symphony no 104/Grieg Allegro Moderato/Graceful Flight)

Production Music

TV Advertising: State Farm insurance - Born To Assist (Entrant: Felt Music)

Trailers & Promos: Philomena (Entrant: Nick Murray, Switch Trailer Music)

Non-Broadcast & Viral Advertising: Kate Spade New York - Me and My Beau (Entrant: Extreme Production Music)

Branding & Title Sequence: Men Who Built America (Entrant: Extreme Production Music)

Mr C auctioning Ebenezer Goode codpiece for charity
Ah, the 90s. Remember them? A time when everyone in pop was wandering around in codpieces like it was nothing. Mr C from The Shamen, he was one. Bobbing around in the 'Ebeneezer Goode' video wearing nothing but heavy bondage gear, pretending not to rap about drugs. And, now you can own the very codpiece that Mr C wore in that outfit, because he's auctioning it off for charity.

Explains Mr C: "For many years I've thought about auctioning my infamous fetish harness and codpiece that I wore on the Shamen's UK number one smash hit video, 'Ebeneezer Goode', and our memorable Top Of The Pops performances of the same song, for a charity. And I'm honoured to now do this for the Cystic Fibrosis Trust".

The winning bidder won't just get the codpiece for their money though. Mr C continues: "Just before doing the first 'Top Of The Pops' performance back in September 1992, I'd had some bad press from the Daily Star who were sensationalising the drug reference in their national daily smutty rag and also the indie inky Melody Maker had been running a weekly spoof attack on me as an annoying rapper (which many believe I was... lol). So I stuffed the cod piece with these two articles for the 'TOTP' performance, which remain in the cod piece to this very day and will stay there as an exciting addition to this very sought after item".

There are a few other items thrown in, as well. The bidding as of this morning stands at £600, and you can bid yourself via Facebook here.

And here's a video of Mr C with some newspaper shoved down his pants.

 
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