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Monday 21 Jul 2014

 
TODAY'S TOP STORY: The major internet service providers, trade body reps for various content industries and the government came together this weekend to announce Creative Content UK, which has at its heart the voluntary copyright alert system mooted earlier this year, which sort of puts stage one of the three-strikes element of the 2010 Digital Economy Act into operation (though seemingly with the support of the ISPs... [READ MORE]
 
TODAY'S APPROVED: Formed way back in the heady days of 2009, Saint Motel are what I guess you'd refer to as a 'retro'. In that listening to them I imagine them wearing heavily pressed suits, and at least one of them wearing a neckerchief. Thankfully, all the pictures I've seen are neckerchief free. However, they do have a mid-70s soft rock via mid-90s Britpop sound that would normally harden my cynical heart, but each... [READ MORE]
TOP STORIES Creative industries and ISPs announce copyright alert and education alliance
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DEALS Former Lady Gaga PA to write tell-all book
Teen metal band Unlocking The Truth to write book
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DIGITAL & D2F SERVICES Facebook launches Mentions app for celebs
MixRadio to spin off from Microsoft/Nokia
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EDUCATION & EVENTS September dates announced for CMU Insights courses
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ARTIST NEWS One Direction's Louis Tomlinson's "gutted" after football team takeover deal falls through
Scott Weiland hoping for "easy money" reunion with Velvet Revolver
Mike Patton hasn't ruled out working with Dillinger Escape Plan again
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GIGS & FESTIVALS Sparks announce second show with Heritage Orchestra
Ali Campbell The Legendary Voice Of UB40 Reunited With Astro & Mickey announce album and tour
Edinburgh's Pale Imitation Festival 2014 line-up announced
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AND FINALLY... Fred Durst's first eHarmony advert appears online
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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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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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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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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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Creative industries and ISPs announce copyright alert and education alliance
The major internet service providers, trade body reps for various content industries and the government came together this weekend to announce Creative Content UK, which has at its heart the voluntary copyright alert system mooted earlier this year, which sort of puts stage one of the three-strikes element of the 2010 Digital Economy Act into operation (though seemingly with the support of the ISPs, rather that them being forced to participate via statute).

Under the new system, participating net providers will send alerts to customers whose internet connections - according to the record companies, movie studios or TV firms - are being used to access unlicensed sources of content, such as file-sharing networks. Customers will be told that accessing content from said sources is unlawful and will be given information on how they could access the same or similar content via legit services.

Although similar to the early stages of the three-strikes or 'graduated response' anti-piracy programme set out in the DEA, this system is actually closer to a voluntary programme set up by the content and internet sectors in the US, the letter-sending being more about educating consumers on what is and is not legit online, rather than telling them that they'll be cut off or sued if they don't stop their naughty file-sharing.

Alongside the copyright alert system, Creative Content UK will stage a high profile copyright education programme. Of course 'educate the masses' has been included somewhere in every anti-piracy declaration by either the copyright industries or government in the last fifteen years, though usually it's been an afterthought to more draconian measures against the infringers.

Here the education bit is given equal billing, and indeed came first in this weekend's announcement. And while the copyright alert system will be funded by the internet and content industries, the government will also chip in on the education bit. Though, tellingly, the initiative is being run out of the government's departments of business and culture, not education.

And while the online piracy problem is not restricted to teenagers by any means, you can't help thinking that if the entertainment industry had focused its lobbying on the Department Of Education fifteen years ago, rather than asking business and culture ministers for new anti-piracy laws, then perhaps copyright could have been brought into the curriculum ten years ago. And perhaps 20-somethings would now at least know the arguments for why respecting copyright is a good thing to do.

That said, the intentions of Creative Content UK on the education front do seem genuine, trade body and Department Of Business led copyright education initiatives to date have generally rated between lacklustre and woeful. But maybe this time they'll crack it. Though if anyone says the word "gamify" at any point in this project, let's assume it'll be another failure.

Meanwhile a plethora of industry reps and political types lined up on Saturday to hail the arrival of Creative Content UK which - given the ISPs' hostility to the content industries' anti-piracy efforts in the past - is a definite achievement. Though you're all busy people, we know that, so as we've already given you the general gist of the new venture, we edited this barrage of quotes down a bit for your convenience...

The government's Business Secretary Vince Cable: "Respected"

The government's Culture Secretary Sajid Javid: "Underpinning".

Labour's Shadow Culture Secretary Harriet Harman: "Innovators".

Motion Picture Association's MD EMEA Chris Marcich: "Fantastic".

BPI's CEO Geoff Taylor: "Landmark".

BT Consumer CEO John Petter: "Pleased".

Sky Broadband Director Lyssa McGowan: "Guidance".

TalkTalk CEO Dido Harding: "Awareness".

Virgin Media CEO Dana Strong: "Compelling".

Association Of Independent Music CEO Alison Wenham: "Acknowledgment".

BBC Director Of Strategy & Digital James Purnell: "Playlister".

Equity General Secretary Christine Payne: "Livelihoods".

Featured Artists Coalition co-CEO Crispin Hunt: "Rewarding".

Film Distributors' Association President David Puttnam: "Driven".

Independent Film & Television Alliance CEO Jean Prewitt: "Exemplary".

ITV's MD Commercial and Online Fru Hazlitt: "Legitimately".

PACT CEO John McVay: "New".

PRS For Music CEO Robert Ashcroft: "Reduce".

Publishers Association CEO Richard Mollet: "Ensure".

Premiere League Director of Communications Dan Johnson: "Players".

UK Music CEO Jo Dipple: "Household".

Former Lady Gaga PA to write tell-all book
Lady Gaga's former PA Jennifer O'Neill, who sued the musician last year, is to write a book about her experiences in the job.

As previously reported, O'Neill sued Gaga claiming that she was owed nearly 300 days worth of overtime pay, having been on call 24 hours a day, seven days a week during her time in the PA job on the 2009-2011 'Born This Way' tour, even having to sleep in the same bed as her employer. Gaga dismissed those claims as "bullshit", but reached a settlement in October before the case could get to court.

Though seemingly that settlement did not include an agreement to shut the fuck up about it. Last week Vice President of Simon & Schuster imprint Atria Books, Paul Olsewski confirmed to the New York Post that his company had done a deal with O'Neill for a book about her experiences, tentatively titled 'Fame Monster'. A release date has not yet been set.

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Teen metal band Unlocking The Truth to write book
The first signing to Sony's new Cherry Party imprint, the rather youthful metal band Unlocking The Truth have now signed a deal to write a book about their experiences to date.

What experiences could a bunch of twelve and thirteen years olds have had? Yes, you might ask that. Well, how about going from busking in Time Square to opening for Guns N Roses? That's a good 30 pages right there. Throw in some photos, a bit of early childhood, getting into music, and signing their big record deal and you've got yourself something. Plus, it's a book for kids, so it doesn't need to be heavy on content. Kids will buy any old nonsense.

Due to their youth, the band's contracts have to be approved by the New York Supreme Court to ensure they're not getting ripped off. Which is possibly why, according to the New York Post, they've been offered higher than average royalties of 16-17% on their record deal. They'll also, if nothing else, get a $60,000 advance for their first album. The specifics of their proposed publishing contract are not known.

Should everything receive proper approval, the book will be written with US journalist Charisse Jones and published next year by Penguin's Books For Young Readers imprint.

Facebook launches Mentions app for celebs
Facebook has launched a new app, called Mentions, aimed at public figures. It apparently allows them to discover and join conversations Facebookers are having about them on the social network. Which could be a disaster.

Currently only available to famous people with verified accounts in the US who own iPhones, amongst the musicians using the app at launch are Ed Sheeran, Mariah Carey, Austin Mahone and Outkast's Big Boi.

The app will come to other countries over the next few months, apparently. If you want to try it out, or just look at some screenshots, click here.

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MixRadio to spin off from Microsoft/Nokia
Following the news last week that IT giant Microsoft planned to shed a mere 18,000 jobs across its business over the next year, including 12,500 from the Nokia business it acquired last year, it looks likely that Nokia MixRadio, the phone-maker's most recent and least lame attempt at a music service, could be spun off into a standalone business. Albeit one that would retain a close alliance with Microsoft, which also has its own music ventures.

The Nokia music platform's Jyrki Rosenberg told MusicAlly last week: "Basically, we're planning a spin-off. Microsoft is going to focus on developing and maintaining the best operating system for consumers to use music and entertainment with their choice of third-party applications".

Rosenberg added that the MixRadio app would still be pre-loaded on Windows-powered smartphones, but operating apart from Microsoft and Nokia, the firm would be able to pursue partnerships elsewhere too.

He said: "For me personally it's very exciting. I've been meeting with potential investors around the world in the last few weeks. We have very strong interest from investors in the US, Europe and Asia, and we remain open for further discussions".

September dates announced for CMU Insights courses
The autumn dates for the CMU Insights evening seminars have been announced, once again offering eight two-hour sessions taking place in London each Monday at 6.30pm from 15 Sep. Each course works on its own, or tickets for all eight can be bought for just £299.

Says CMU Business Editor and course leader Chris Cooke: "However old you are, September still has that 'back-to-school' feel about it, so is the perfect time to reaffirm and expand your knowledge of the business, and catch up on all the latest trends in music rights, digital, marketing and PR and artist deals. These two-hour seminars are packed with information and know-how, though the lively approach with plenty of opportunities to ask questions means you should leave the building with all the stuff important to your job safely stored in your mind".

Tickets for stand-alone courses are just £45, and tickets for each session or the whole programme are available from www.cmuinsights.com.

  Approved: Saint Motel
Formed way back in the heady days of 2009, Saint Motel are what I guess you'd refer to as a 'retro'. In that listening to them I imagine them wearing heavily pressed suits, and at least one of them wearing a neckerchief. Thankfully, all the pictures I've seen are neckerchief free. However, they do have a mid-70s soft rock via mid-90s Britpop sound that would normally harden my cynical heart, but each new song I hear is too joyous and too infectious to allow that process to begin.

The band released their debut album, 'Voyeur', in 2012, making some waves on the alternative circuit and doing pretty well on the Hype Machine, if that still counts for anything. Now signed to Warner/Parlophone, they're back this month with a new EP, 'My Type', the title track from which appeared on their Bandcamp page last year and now has itself an official video.

Cynics! You may try to resist that brass, but the syncopated cowbell will overpower you. Listen here.
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One Direction's Louis Tomlinson's "gutted" after football team takeover deal falls through
One Direction's Louis Tomlinson has said he's "gutted" after his takeover of Doncaster Rovers Football Club was blocked by the Football League last week. The news came after a crowdfunding campaign to raise money to pay for the running of the club failed to achieve its target.

As previously reported, Tomlinson and business partner John Ryan, the club's former chairman, agreed to buy the football business from current owners Terry Bramall, Dick Watson and David Blunt. The pair then launched a crowdfunding campaign to raise £2 million to cover running costs, setting up The Tomlinson Ryan Trust to manage the money and putting in £500,000 themselves to get things started.

But four weeks later, when the crowdfunding campaign came to an end, they had only managed to raise an extra £257,796 on top of their original investment (so £757,796 in total) putting them at just 38% of their target. And as these things go, if you don't reach your target, you don't get anything at all. Possibly they overestimated how enthusiastic One Direction fans would be about the rewards on offer.

Without the money in place, it seems, the Football League authorities do not see the two men as being fit to run the club, which has upset both of them greatly.

Tomlinson aired his disappointment on Twitter, writing: "I'm absolutely gutted the Doncaster Rovers deal is not going ahead. I am desperate for the club to be given the recognition it deserves. I was explicitly told that the deal to buy the club was not dependent on the money raised by crowdfunding. Unfortunately I was misled".

He added: "My passion for Doncaster Rovers remains as strong as ever, and I hope that I can still be involved with the club moving forward! And to all the Doncaster Rovers fans, I will do all in my power to help the club succeed. I really do love the club! For the record, I insisted contractually I would never earn a penny from DRFC. I simply wanted to help club and community. Still hoping I can".

John Ryan, meanwhile, spoke to BBC Radio Sheffield, and was considerably more angry about it. He said: "The situation is that the crowdfunder didn't succeed and we are very sorry about that, but the real problem is with the Football League. They have made it so difficult now that unless you have a bag full of cash you are going to get turned down".

Though the footballing organisation itself released a statement last week saying that the business plan presented to support the takeover had not been satisfactory. It wrote: "In any club takeover it is a requirement for the prospective purchaser to provide a business plan and to demonstrate that the funding is in place to deliver on that plan. In this case, this fundamental requirement has not yet been met. We are in close contact with the club and will continue our dialogue".

But that dialogue will not include Tomlinson and Ryan, seemingly. Certainly not Ryan anyway, who continued in his BBC interview by saying: "As far as I am concerned this is a dark day for football. Louis and I were just looking to do the right thing but this is the end of my involvement in football now. It has been a long love affair between myself and Doncaster Rovers but it has hit the buffers today. The way I feel right now I doubt I will ever go to another football match in my life".

The Doncaster Rovers crowdfunding campaign was one of the topics discussed during the live recording of the CMU Podcast in June, so at least someone got something out of it. Join us again at The Roundhouse in London on 29 Jul to see what we jinx next.

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Scott Weiland hoping for "easy money" reunion with Velvet Revolver
Currently working on his third solo album, Scott Weiland is keen for a Velvet Revolver reunion.

And, yeah, I know what you're thinking, they did have a pretty acrimonious split back in 2008, but Weiland doesn't think that's a problem. The problem, apparently, is that his former bandmates are all too rich.

He told French-Canadian newspaper Le Soleil: "We don't have any problem. I even called the guys to propose to them to do some shows together in a few months. We are on good terms, but I do not want to be a member of Velvet Revolver full time. If possible, I would like to only play at festivals. You know, to make easy money".

But, he apparently added, he's the only one of the five who could really do with some easy money: "Dave [Kushner] made ​​music for TV. He made ​​the theme tune for the series 'Sons Of Anarchy'. Duff [McKagan] has made a lot of money on the stock market. As for Slash, he put aside the money he made in the days of Guns N Roses. And Matt [Sorum] has embarked on a bunch of stuff".

So, there you go, a further instalment in the long-running non-reunion of Velvet Revolver saga, and an insight into how to make money from music and keep it. I guess one tip would be not to get into a protracted legal battle with the other band that kicked you out.

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Mike Patton hasn't ruled out working with Dillinger Escape Plan again
Mike Patton has said that he might work with The Dillinger Escape Plan again in the future. The Faith No More frontman previously joined the band for one EP, 2002's 'Irony Is A Dead Scene'.

Speaking to the band's Ben Weinman in a video for his new Party Smasher Inc website, Patton said of working on that EP: "When you're working with the right people, it's pretty great. I didn't do this stuff over your music - your music made me do that. Seriously. I have never done anything like that, before or maybe never again. We shared similar instincts and it just worked. We'll do something again, who knows?"

Watch the full interview here.

Sparks announce second show with Heritage Orchestra
Sparks have added a second performance of their 'Kimono My House' album with the Heritage Orchestra at The Barbican, after the first sold out.

The new date will take place on 20 Dec, the day after the first, with tickets due to go on sale at 10am on Thursday, 24 Jul. So, if you want one, you'd better start mentally preparing now.

Tickets will be available here.

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Ali Campbell The Legendary Voice Of UB40 Reunited With Astro & Mickey announce album and tour
Former UB40 members Ali Campbell, Astro and Mickey Virtue have presumably lost or given up on their bid to claim the name 'UB40' from the other band - featuring Campbell's brothers Robin and Duncan - who are currently using it. This is the only reason I can think of for them suddenly billing themselves as Ali Campbell The Legendary Voice Of UB40 Reunited With Astro & Mickey. It doesn't exactly roll off the tongue.

Anyway, Ali Campbell The Legendary Voice Of UB40 Reunited With Astro & Mickey are going to release an album with the much snappier name 'Silhouette' on 6 Oct through Cooking Vinyl. It'll be preceded by a single, also called 'Silhouette', on 18 Aug.

Enthusing about it all, Mickey said: "[Ali's] a genius in the way he can work a set of lyrics around a great melody. Any song he sings could easily be a UB40 tune".

For legal reasons though, please remember that it's an Ali Campbell The Legendary Voice Of UB40 Reunited With Astro & Mickey tune.

As well as the album thing, Ali Campbell The Legendary Voice Of UB40 Reunited With Astro & Mickey have also announced some tour dates in December this year and April next year. Here they are:

18 Dec: Glasgow, ABC
19 Dec: Birmingham Academy
20 Dec: London, IndigO2
21 Dec: Manchester Academy
21 Apr: London, Brixton Academy
22 Apr: Birmingham, NIA

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Edinburgh's Pale Imitation Festival 2014 line-up announced
The big cultural beast that is the Edinburgh Festival kicks off next week, and our sister magazine ThreeWeeks is already previewing the highlights. Meanwhile the founder of the Edinburgh-based Song, By Toad record label and blog, Matthew Young, has announced that the Pale Imitation Festival will return to this August, running a series of reasonably priced gigs during the Scottish capital's mega-fest.

Launched last year, the event will again showcase some of Scotland's finest independent musical talent at Henry's Cellar Bar, plus there will be one show - Mersault's farewell gig - at the Queen's Hall. That show will cost £12, but all the others will be priced at £5, with £25 buying you a pass to all ten shows at Henry's Cellar Bar. Which is pretty good value.

Explaining the thinking behind Pale Imitation, Young previously told CMU: "I like the Edinburgh Festival, I really do. Or at least I try. There's lots of awesome stuff happening, but there is also a massive, stifling avalanche of over-priced, imported rubbish which smothers everything in the city and dominates the press and makes it almost impossible to do anything at all in music except sit back for six weeks and wait for it to be over. And being a bloody-minded little shit, I don't accept that".

You can read more from Matthew in this interview he did ahead of the first Pale Imitation last year. And here's the full line-up of shows coming to Edinburgh this August:

2 Aug: Adam Stafford, Le Thug & Duchess
7 Aug: The Leg, Now Wakes The Sea & one more TBC
9 Aug: The Yawns, Sharptooth & alansmithee
13 Aug: Meursault & Plastic Animals: Queen's Hall
14 Aug: Deathcats, Garden Of Elks & Passion Pusher
16 Aug: Jonnie Common, Jesus H. Foxx & Andrew R. Burns
21 Aug: Rick Redbeard, Siobhan Wilson (Ella The Bird) & Kitchen Cynics
23 Aug: LAW, Numbers Are Futile & Wozniak
28 Aug: eagleowl, Ian Humberstone & Smackvan
30 Aug: PAWS, Halfrican & Et Tu Brute!!!

Fred Durst's first eHarmony advert appears online
Fred Durst's eHarmony advert is online, everyone! Yeah, you remember, the dating company hired the Limp Bizkit frontman back in May in a bid to appeal to a wider audience.

According to Ad Age, the company has quite enough people in the 25-40 age range on its books, but struggles to pull in significant numbers of members either side of that. Wanna fix that? Durst is your man. First on his list: Five year olds.

The first in a series of three adverts the rapper/singer has made shows a five year old boy trying to convince eHarmony CEO Neil Clark Warren to let him sign up to the service so that he can talk to a girl he's already met. The message being that children are idiots who don't understand how dating sites work. Or something.

With this clip due to start airing in the US next month, the second will apparently feature a witch and an ogre, while a third has the title 'Bouquet'. So, those are some things to look forward to.

Says Durst: "These particular commercials are more fun than I'm used to seeing from eHarmony campaigns, but you can relate to them in a way that makes sense on many different levels for many types of people".

Have a watch here.

 
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