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Thursday 17 Jul 2014

 
TODAY'S TOP STORY: The UK's Featured Artist Coalition last night welcomed the indie label community's Fair Digital Deals Declaration, via which hundreds of labels have pledged to better communicate to artists how digital deals are structured, and who is paying what to whom. The Declaration also sees signed-up labels promise to "account to artists a good-faith pro-rata share of any revenues and other... [READ MORE]
 
TODAY'S APPROVED: It's hard to believe it's now six years since The Bug, aka producer Kevin Martin, released his 'London Zoo' album, which chronicled the darker edges of the capital. Now relocated to Berlin, the long-awaited full-length follow-up, 'Angels & Devils', spreads its net wider, pulling in the light and dark of the world in 2014. Due for release through Ninja Tune on 25 Aug, the first single from the album will be... [READ MORE]
TOP STORIES Featured Artist Coalition backs indie community's Digital Deals Declaration
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LABELS & PUBLISHERS Sony/ATV publishes its complete catalogue online
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LIVE BUSINESS Night & Day called to licensing meeting in ongoing noise level dispute
Pacha London nightclub to close
Ibiza Rocks to withdraw from Mallorca
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EDUCATION & EVENTS Leeds College Of Music appoints new Principal
Kendal Calling Academy line-up announced
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ARTIST NEWS Ron Howard to direct Beatles live documentary
Bowie promises new music "soon"
Tool album delayed by insurance company legal battle
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RELEASES The Drums reveal new single
Jamie T unveils new single
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GIGS & FESTIVALS Lily Allen takes Two Door Cinema Club's Latitude headline slot
Black Lips announce UK tour
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AND FINALLY... Malik and Edwards not married, OK?
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CMU INSIGHTS: THE MUSIC BUSINESS IN 2014
A series of evening seminars providing a complete overview of the music business in 2014 - covering all key revenue streams, music rights in detail, music PR and social media, direct-to-fan and artist deals.

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MACHINE MANAGEMENT - DAY-TO-DAY ARTIST MANAGER
Machine Management is looking for an experienced day-to-day Artist Manager to join the management team. This is a fantastic opportunity for anyone with minimum 2-3 years' experience to develop in this very busy and internationally focused role. Based in offices in East London, the position will be working primarily with one of the company's biggest talents, is very much a 24/7 role and will involve some travel.

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ESSENTIAL MUSIC & MARKETING - LABEL MANAGER
For ten years, Essential Music & Marketing has been at the forefront of the evolving distributor and label services models for releasing music. We are seeking a highly motivated Label Manager to join our growing team.

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JAZZ CAFE - FOOD & BARS MANAGER
MAMA & Company is seeking a Food & Bars Manager for the Jazz Café in London. The purpose of the role is to all aspects of the bars operation of the building, assist in all aspects of food operation within the kitchen and restaurant.

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MARATHON ARTISTS - COMMUNITY MANAGER
Marathon Artists is seeking a Community Manager to work across all the label's socials and websites. The successful candidate will be able to engage and start conversations with Marathon and our band's communities, and will send weekly reports to the team. The candidate will also need experience setting a social calendar and strategy for the label across all digital platforms including Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, Twitter, Google+

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ACADEMY MUSIC GROUP - GENERAL MANAGER, O2 ACADEMY ISLINGTON
Academy Music Group is recruiting for a General Manager at London's O2 Academy Islington. Candidates should have at least three years' experience of live and club venue management.

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LONDON-BASED MUSIC PR COMPANY - PRESS ASSISTANT / JUNIOR PRESS OFFICER (DEPENDENT ON EXPERIENCE)
Wilful Publicity is seeking a new member of staff to join the team, and work across a wide and diverse roster of both established artists and new talent. Dependent on experience, the role has the potential for the successful candidate to quickly develop their own roster of artists and would suit a candidate with some previous experience working in a record company or independent music PR, looking to take the next step in their career.

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GENERATOR - ARTIST DEVELOPEMENT MANAGER
Newcastle Upon Tyne-based music development agency, Generator, is looking for a commercially minded individual with strong industry contacts to develop and implement its Artist Development programme. The candidate will manage a bespoke service that includes mentorship, release support, building sustainable teams, developing live strategies and providing digital marketing support. Experience of supporting artists at various levels will prove useful to this role.

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SUNDAY BEST - PRODUCT MANAGER
London-based independent record company Sunday Best Recordings are seeking an experienced Product Manager to join our dedicated, creative and hardworking team. The successful candidate will initiate and drive album marketing campaigns, liaise with international partners, commission assets and implement creative digital strategies.

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THE ROUNDHOUSE - MUSIC PROGRAMME PRODUCER
We are looking for an enthusiastic and dynamic individual, to lead on the planning and management of the Music Programme for young people. Working with professional artists and other creative organisations, you will develop projects, workshops and performance opportunities, to establish pathways and progression routes for young people locally, nationally and internationally.

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EVENTIM - E-COMMERCE ASSISTANT (PAID INTERNSHIP)
UK ticketing agent Eventim are looking for an ambitious graduate to fill a three month paid internship position, starting asap. Based in central London, the successful candidate will gain valuable experience working across the E-commerce and Operations departments, assisting the team in maximising sales for our clients across the country.

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Featured Artist Coalition backs indie community's Digital Deals Declaration
The UK's Featured Artist Coalition last night welcomed the indie label community's Fair Digital Deals Declaration, via which hundreds of labels have pledged to better communicate to artists how digital deals are structured, and who is paying what to whom. The Declaration also sees signed-up labels promise to "account to artists a good-faith pro-rata share of any revenues and other compensation from digital services that stem from the monetisation of recordings but are not attributed to specific recordings or performances".

The pledge to better explain how digital licensing in the record industry works follows a CMU artist panel survey ahead of The Great Escape earlier this year, which showed that many artists had been left in the dark about how deals were being done and what royalties were being paid.

Meanwhile both the FAC and the Music Managers Forum have been increasingly vocal about the problems the 'non-disclosure agreements' that cover so many digital deals cause, meaning that, bizarrely, beneficiaries of those arrangements often aren't allowed to know what exactly was agreed.

And another issue for the FAC and MMF, in theory addressed by the indie community's new Declaration, is what exactly happens to any advances or equity taken by the labels when they strike up a deal with a new digital service provider. Though the majors are assumed to be the big beneficiaries of such arrangements, and the indies, artists and managers may now put pressure on them too to sign up to the World Independent Network's new pledge.

Welcoming the WIN initiative last night, the FAC said in a statement: "We applaud how this sets the bar for industry-wide transparency and best practice in its dealings with artists. In recent years, there have been widespread reports, shrouded in the secrecy of Non-Disclosure Agreements, that digital deals with distributors contain huge upfront payments".

"These 'catalogue-access fees' or 'non-artist specific advances' are rumoured to run into hundreds of millions of dollars with long-term royalty rates being significantly lowered in exchange. Unfortunately, it is these rates upon which artist payments are based and excess income that is not attributable to individual artists goes straight to the bottom line of the companies concerned".

"We understand the financial risk involved in licensing new platforms, especially given the volatile and highly competitive nature of the digital environment. But surely artists should participate in all revenues that derive from catalogue value, however the financial deals are structured?"

While welcoming WIN's Declaration, which the indies said was needed to ensure "fairness" in the recorded music sector, the FAC goes one step further, by arguing that labels have a fiduciary duty to their artists to represent their interests - as well as those of their shareholders - when negotiating digital deals.

The FAC statement concludes: "WIN describe this in terms of fairness. The FAC would go one step further and say that all labels should have a fiduciary duty to artists, as well as their shareholders, to protect and grow the value of the copyrights which are core to their business, and conduct third-party agreements with artists' best, long-term interests in mind. This declaration is a huge step forward for the record business and their relationships with artists and we look forward to seeing the list of participants grow to encompass all those who invest in those artists".

Sony/ATV publishes its complete catalogue online
It's all about DIY in the music business in 2014, we all know that, and having totally and utterly, or if you prefer completely and entirely, failed to get its Global Repertoire Database of the ground, it feels like the music publishing industry is saying "here you go, have our data and build your own fucking database". Truth be told, your DIY database is probably going to be better than the GRD ever would have been anyway.

So yes, the world's biggest music publisher Sony/ATV/EMI has announced that its entire songs catalogue can now be viewed via its website. And while you might have thought that any music rights firm keen for anyone and everyone to licence its songwriter's works might have thought to do that ten years ago, there's bragging rights for the Sony publisher here, because it's beaten the Universal publishing company with its data splurge. Universal Music Publishing announced it would likewise plonk its database online last month, though will begin with its US repertoire before making its global data available.

Confirming his company's big data venture, Sony/ATV boss man Marty Bandier told reporters yesterday: "As the world's leading music publisher we want to ensure that existing users, prospective licensees and those with a need to access our extensive song list are provided with that capability. We are thrilled to announce today that the company is taking the next step and offering a greater level of transparency by enabling our global catalogue to be accessible upon request".

Both Sony/ATV and Universal are making moves to share their catalogue data in more friendly ways following the news that the publishing sector's Global Repertoire Database project, which involved the big collecting societies as well as the publishers themselves, had run aground. It's also a response to calls from licensees and the political community for the music industry to make its licensing processes simpler, and probably the current review of the collective licensing system in the US by the Department Of Justice.

As much previously reported, the big publishers want to start licensing digital services directly, and arguably they need to be seen to be providing digital players better copyright ownership data if they are going to do that (even though, even if the publishers do start licensing digital directly, they'll likely still use the collecting societies to administer royalty collection, initially at least).

Night & Day called to licensing meeting in ongoing noise level dispute
Popular Manchester music venue Night & Day has been called to what the Manchester Evening News calls a "crunch licensing hearing" as it continues to tackle complaints from neighbours over noise levels.

As previously reported, Night & Day is one of the regional gig venues facing the prospect of losing its licence because of complaints made by neighbours. Though the venue, like some others, is seemingly facing the frustrating situation where the neighbours making the complaints are relatively new, meaning they chose to move in adjacent to a popular music haunt, and are now moving to have its core operations shut down.

According to the MEN, the venue stands accused of repeatedly breaching a noise abatement notice issue by Manchester City Council back in January, with noise experts seemingly having measured noise levels in nearby apartments. Although the council has options other than entirely revoking Night & Day's licence when the matter is considered at a meeting later this summer, many fear additional licensing commitments would make it impossible for the venue to operate in its current form.

There has been plenty of support for Night & Day from both musicians and punters. Meanwhile on a national level a campaign is calling on central government to review the rules, arguing that a trend is emerging where venues launch in run down parts of towns and cities, these cultural businesses then fuel a revival of the neighbourhood, and then property prices rise and new people move in who then complain about the noise.

Though some of the people complaining have hit back, saying that they don't want Night & Day to close at all, but that they feel the venue has a duty to work with the council on noise issues. Said complainers have also been on the receiving end of some hatemail since the noise abatement order was issued, which arguably doesn't help the venue's case.

But nevertheless, Night & Day's owners remain critical of Manchester's council, arguing that they are still appealing the abatement order, making this review meeting premature. A spokesperson for the space told the MEN: "The council have made an unprecedented move to review our licence before we have had the opportunity to appeal the Noise Abatement Notice in front of an independent judge in court".

They went on: "We had spent a huge amount of money on legal fees to build our case and have been working tirelessly since the matter first arose to improve the situation. The support from the public has been phenomenal so far and its now crucial that this continues. We need statements of support to bring in front of the licensing committee, ideally from neighbouring residents and businesses".

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Pacha London nightclub to close
The London branch of the Pacha nightclub chain is to close in September, it has been announced. Opened in 2002, and named the capital's Best Dance Club at Bar Magazine's annual awards ceremony last year, the club will finally close its doors in September. A farewell party on 20 Sep will followed by one last hurrah, Kinky Malinki's sixteenth birthday party on 27 Sep.

In a statement, the club's owners said: "It was a nightclub born from those famous silver Balearic sands, a piece of Mediterranean musical heaven in the heart of London. The wild child offspring that has hosted some of the most sought after DJs from around the globe, will close its hallowed doors in the last week of September".

However, the Pacha London brand looks set to live on, with the statement also hinting at plans to "take a completely new direction to match the changing trends of music in the capital".

It continued: "Watch this space for the fresh, exciting beginnings and projects that are already in the pipeline. With such tight bonds forged as part of the Pacha family and an evolution underway, don't be surprised if you have to swap the sultry dance floors for chic hotel foyers as plans for a boutique hotel unfold".

I think that means the building's getting turned into a hotel. Here's a goodbye video.

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Ibiza Rocks to withdraw from Mallorca
Elsewhere in Ibiza institutions downsizing - though please note this is actually a change in "strategic agenda" - the Ibiza Rocks people have announced they'll end their operations in Mallorca later this year.

Ibiza Rocks extended onto neighbouring Balearic Isle Mallorca - or Majorca if you prefer - five years ago setting up a base in Magaluf, a resort which has become famous for a very different clubbing franchise in recent weeks. But the Ibiza Rocks Group will now depart from the island at the end of this season, with a view to focusing on its operation on Ibiza itself, and spin-off ventures beyond the Balearics

Ibiza Rocks CEO Andy McKay told CMU: "As the Ibiza Rocks Group expands with exciting new hotel and event projects in Ibiza and beyond, our strategic agenda has changed and the time is right for us to move on at the end of the summer season".

He went on: "We are really proud of what we have brought to the Mallorcan resort of Magaluf but we are pulling out of the resort in September. We will concentrate on building our Ibizan infrastructure and our global expansion plan and feel this is the right movement at the right moment for the Ibiza Rocks brand".

Leeds College Of Music appoints new Principal
The Leeds College Of Music has announced its new Principal and Managing Director as Gerry Godley. Currently Director of the Improvised Music Company, he will take up his new role on 22 Sep, replacing Philip Meaden.

Chair of the conservatoire's board of directors, Libby Raper, said: "We are very much looking forward to working with Gerry and we are confident he is the right person to take Leeds College Of Music forward. He will join our hugely capable executive team, bringing complementary skills and experience, which will ensure the conservatoire continues to deliver an innovative, relevant and excellent educational experience for our students".

Godley himself added: "It's a great honour to be appointed to this significant role at Leeds College Of Music. While I've worked with artists in many genres and at many stages of their life in music, my focus over the last decade has been at the early stages of career development, and it's given me valuable insight into the challenges and opportunities for musicians and educators throughout Europe. As it marks fifty years, I'm looking forward to playing my part in the next stage of the conservatoire's journey, and embracing life in one of the UK's academic and cultural hubs".

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Kendal Calling Academy line-up announced
The Kendal Calling festival and the University Of Cumbria have announced the return of the Kendal Calling Academy for its second year. Over the three days of the festival, the event will host talks and debates on various aspects of arts and culture.

So, should the lure of getting drunk in a field not be strong enough, you can instead hear Virgin Galactic's Commercial Director Stephen Attenborough talking about the company's test flights, attend a seminar on becoming a journalist, watch short films and a whole load more.

Kendal Calling takes place from 1-3 Aug. Here's the full programme of Academy events:

Friday

12pm: How to become a journalist
1pm: Janapar: One man, 3.5 years, 32 countries, one love story
2.30pm: Q&A with Janapar's Tom Allen
3.15pm: Learn Magic with Magic Sam - The People's Magician
4.30pm: Kendal Mountain Festival introduces Joe Beaumont
5pm: Kendal Mountain Festival short films
6pm: Festival Highlights and Lakeside Sessions footage
7pm: Bad Language Presents... with Jon Robb

Saturday

12pm: Is the music review dead?
1pm: In conversation - Dave Haslam and Andrew Mueller
3pm: Space Travel - with Virgin Galactic
4pm: Writing workshop
5pm: Kendal Mountain Festival short films
6pm: Festival Highlights and Lakeside Sessions footage
7pm: Bad Language Presents... with Dave Haslam

Sunday

1pm: Writing workshop - how did you do?
2.30pm: The Idler Academy - The History Of Idling
4pm: The Idler Academy - Ukelele Workshop
5pm: Kendal Mountain Festival short films
7pm: Bad Language Presents... Open Mic Sessions

  Approved: The Bug
It's hard to believe it's now six years since The Bug, aka producer Kevin Martin, released his 'London Zoo' album, which chronicled the darker edges of the capital. Now relocated to Berlin, the long-awaited full-length follow-up, 'Angels & Devils', spreads its net wider, pulling in the light and dark of the world in 2014.

Due for release through Ninja Tune on 25 Aug, the first single from the album will be out next week, condensing the themes of the LP down into a double A-side release. On 'Void', Grouper's Liz Harris voices the angelic side, adding abstract vocals to an uncharacteristically restrained, but more than welcome, almost ambient Bug backing. Then we head into more familiar territory, with 'Function', as Roll Deep's Manga raps over heavy beats and distorted brass samples.

There's something about Kevin Martin's work as The Bug that feels like it drives straight into your bloodstream, and these new tracks are no different. Listen to both here.
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Ron Howard to direct Beatles live documentary
Ron Howard is set to direct a new documentary about the touring lives of The Beatles, made in partnership by his own Imagine Entertainment company, the band's Apple Corps and White Horse Pictures.

The film will follow The Beatles' relatively short stint as a touring band, beginning with their first shows in Liverpool in 1961, to their first European tour in 1963, up to their show in San Francisco in 1966.

Howard said: "I am excited and honoured to be working with Apple and the White Horse team on this astounding story of these four young men who stormed the world in 1964. Their impact on popular culture and the human experience cannot be exaggerated".

Find out more about the project here.

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Bowie promises new music "soon"
Bored of secrets and surprises, David Bowie has confirmed that he's working on new music.

In a statement issued to a Terrance Higgins Trust event in London celebrating his 50 years in music, reports the NME, Bowie said: "This city is even better than the one you were in last year, so remember to dance, dance, dance. And then sit down for a minute, knit something, then get up and run all over the place. Do it. Love on ya. More music soon".

Bowie, of course, announced his last album 'The Next Day' as it went on presale on iTunes in January 2013, having kept the fact that he was even still making music at all a complete secret.

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Tool album delayed by insurance company legal battle
How close Tool are to releasing a follow-up to their 2006 album '10,000 Days' has long been a topic of rumour and debate. Now the band's guitarist Adam Jones and drummer Danny Carey have come clean and said that there are currently no songs complete for it. Though they do have a lot of work in progress, they told Rolling Stone this week, much of their time in recent years has been devoted to a spiralling series of lawsuits.

It apparently began with a dispute over the creation of some artwork in 2007, before an insurance company underwriting the band's legal costs sued them over some technicalities relating to the case, to which the band launched a countersuit.

"The whole thing is really depressing", said Carey. "The bad thing is it's really time consuming. As we've gotten older and our priorities have changed, it's hard to get the band on a good, solid schedule as it is. People have kids now. And there's lots of other things that pop up. To throw this into the mix, it makes everything that much worse and stresses people out".

Jones added: "It's costing millions and millions and millions of dollars to defend us, and the fans are all going, 'We want a new Tool album. What the fuck?' And you don't want to pull people into your problems, because they don't understand. But the point is, we're fighting the good fight. We're going to trial and we want to crush them. But every time we've gotten close to going to trial, it gets postponed and we've wasted money and time and it has just drained our creative energy. We bought an insurance policy for peace of mind, but instead we would have been better off if we never had it and just dealt with the original lawsuit".

Despite all this, work has continued on new music where possible, they said. The band are now "through the toughest part of writing", insists Carey, with ideas just needing to be refined into songs. And one or two songs are actually near completion, it seems.

Discussing how it's all sounding, Jones explained: "Sometimes I feel we get a little too proggy or too into exploring time signatures but not getting heavy enough for my taste. There are some good nose-bleeding riffs happening, and I'm really happy about that. It's not out-of-the-gate crazy heavy, but there are these little journeys with nice paths that end up very heavy".

So that sounds good. Read the full interview here.

The Drums reveal new single
The Drums have unveiled their first new music for three years with new single, 'Magic Mountain'. The track is taken from a soon-to-be-announced new album.

Frontman Johnny Pierce told Noisey: "Not since the 'Summertime' EP has it been [just] Jacob and I left up to our own devices. Now that we're back to just the two founding members, we figured we could do whatever we wanted to and run with it. Together, we had just one goal: let go of any preconceived ideas that anyone has about The Drums and make songs to be as grand and majestic as we want them to be".

Listen to 'Magic Mountain' here.

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Jamie T unveils new single
Having recently unveiled a handful of live shows - his first in bloody ages - Jamie T has now unveiled some also very long-awaited new music too.

'Don't You Find' is, I'd guess, the first single from his new album. But he's keeping quiet on that still. It's out on 21 Jul, anyway. The single, not the album. I don't know anything about the album. However, I do know that since we wrote about those live shows earlier this month, he's added another in London.

You'll be able to catch him at London's Tufnell Park Dome on 7 Aug.

Here's the video for 'Don't You Find'

Lily Allen takes Two Door Cinema Club's Latitude headline slot
Despite her comeback having been "officially" declared a disaster by The Sun yesterday, the Latitude festival has gone ahead and secured Lily Allen as a replacement for first night headliners Two Door Cinema Club. The group were forced to pull out of the event after frontman Alex Trimble was hospitalised with a "chronic stomach complaint".

In a statement, TDCC said: "It is with a heavy heart that we are going to need to cancel our upcoming shows at Latitude and Bournemouth Academy. Alex collapsed at Seattle airport on the way to London and has been hospitalised with a chronic stomach complaint. We are devastated to have to cancel shows that we were so looking forward to. We can only apologise and hope for your understanding at this time".

Allen added: "So sorry to hear about Alex from Two Door Cinema Club. However I am more than happy to step in. I've never been to Latitude but I hear it's fabulous and I can't wait to get my heels on for some serious dancing action on Friday evening - so, so excited".

The festival's other two headliners, Damon Albarn and The Black Keys, will perform as planned.

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Black Lips announce UK tour
The Black Lips have announced that they will tour the UK once again in October and November of this very year - that known as Two Thousand And Fourteen.

Tickets for the shows are on sale now, the dates for which you can see after watching the video for 'Boys In The Wood', taken from the band's fairly recently released seventh album, 'Underneath The Rainbow'.

25 Oct: Bristol, Colston Hall
26 Oct: Birmingham, The Oobleck
27 Oct: Newcastle, The Cluny
29 Oct: Glasgow, Stereo
30 Oct: Edinburgh, Electric Circus
31 Oct: Norwich, Norwich Arts Centre
1 Nov: Liverpool, Liverpool Music Week Closing Party
2 Nov: Sheffield, The Harley
4 Nov: London, The Scala

Malik and Edwards not married, OK?
It's dead easy to get Cheryl 'Girls Aloud' Cole and Zayn 'One Direction' Malik confused. Both became famous on the back of TV talent shows. Both hang out with Simon Cowell. Both used to be married to famous footballers. Maybe. They're practically the same person. Which is presumably why a rumour has been going around that the 1D boy has secretly married his fiance Perrie Edwards off of Little Mix. But no, people. It's Cole who had the secret wedding, remember?

Actually, I think the Malik wedding rumour began when he posted a picture of himself to Instagram wearing what some assumed was a wedding ring. But it's an engagement ring, you stupid people. An engagement ring. Look, here's what a spokesperson told the Daily Mail: "Perrie and Zayn are not married. The picture shows his engagement ring".

So there you go. Cole secretly married. Malik not secretly engaged. Pop music's not as difficult to grasp as some of you guys seem to think.

 
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