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Friday 25 Jul 2014

 
TODAY'S TOP STORY: Rumour has it Live Nation will restructure its artist management business, with Madonna and U2 manager Guy Oseary set to head up a more cohesive new division. As previously reported, late last year Oseary merged his management firm with that of long-term U2 manager Paul McGuinness, with the former running the shop and the latter taking more of a backseat role. At the same time the merger... [READ MORE]
 
TODAY'S APPROVED: Fabriclive continues at full pelt and tonight sees some big guns in. DJ Hype goes for a two hour set as he headlines Room One, with support from Hazard, Sigma and Pascal. The Taxman goes B2B with Original Sin, while your comperes for the night are IC3, Funsta, Felon and Junior Dangerous. Over in Room Two you'll find the icon that is LTJ Bukem with Bristol's DJ Die and the 'mighty mighty'... [READ MORE]
   
BEEF OF THE WEEK: If you're talking about the biggest dispute of the week, which I guess we are, then there can be no other than Tulisa Contostavlos v Mazher Mahmood. Undercover reporter Mahmood has for two decades uncovered dodgy goings on in the business world, though most often in sport it seems, most famously in his 'Fake Sheikh' persona, originally at the News Of The World, and now The Sun... [READ MORE]
TOP STORIES Live Nation reportedly considering overhaul of management assets
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LEGAL Tulisa found guilty over blogger assault
Chubby Checker settles with HP over the Chubby Checker
Duran Duran issue statement on fanclub lawsuit
Kid Rock subpoenaed over missing dildo in Insane Clown Posse sexual harassment case
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DEALS Unlocking The Truth record deal approved
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LABELS & PUBLISHERS PPL promotes Christian Barton to Finance Director
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DIGITAL & D2F SERVICES Leanne Sharman joins Disciple Media
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ARTIST NEWS Jessie Ware shares all of new song
Work begins on Kurt Cobain biopic, as documentary is completed
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RELEASES The Lord favours rockabilly, Iceage act accordingly
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GIGS & FESTIVALS Rixton announce tour dates
Cold Specks announces tour dates
Ben Watt to tour
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AND FINALLY... CMU Beef Of The Week #216: Tulisa v The Fake Sheikh
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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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Live Nation reportedly considering overhaul of management assets
Rumour has it Live Nation will restructure its artist management business, with Madonna and U2 manager Guy Oseary set to head up a more cohesive new division.

As previously reported, late last year Oseary merged his management firm with that of long-term U2 manager Paul McGuinness, with the former running the shop and the latter taking more of a backseat role. At the same time the merger was confirmed it was announced that the new talent management venture was allied to Live Nation.

The live music major is a prolific player in the artist management space through its loosely grouped Artist Nation division. The core of that business came with the Ticketmaster acquisition, the ticketing firm having previously acquired Irving Azoff's Front Line management company. Various other deals over the years mean a number of other management agencies around the world are also owned, part-owned or linked to the live firm.

Though it can be tricky working out exactly which agencies are affiliated with the company, because the Artist Nation side of Live Nation, originally set up to manage the firm's mega-bucks 360 degree partnerships with Jay-Z, Madonna, Shakira and Nickelback, became something of a miscellaneous branch of the company, holding its various interests in management and other artist service businesses.

According to HitsDailyDouble, Live Nation now plans to tidy up its management assets, with Oseary at the top of a new division. How integrated that division will be remains to be seen; it's not clear if Live Nation Management will then sign artists directly, or if it will be more of a formalised parent company sitting above the group's existing management agencies, which would continue to operate autonomously. Either way, it is thought the management side of Live Nation's Jay-Z joint venture Roc Nation would remain separate.

A number of other senior artist managers are said to be involved in the restructuring, include Ron Laffitte, Larry Rudolph and Gee Roberson, probably best known for managing
Pharrell, Miley Cyrus and Nicki Minaj respectively. And HDD also reports that, in addition to absorbing management companies already owned or part-owned by Live Nation, Oseary's new division may be on the look out for some new strategic acquisitions too.

Tulisa found guilty over blogger assault
You win some, you lose some, I guess. Following the spectacular collapse of the drugs case against Tulisa Contostavlos earlier this week, after a judge questioned the testimony of the Sun journalist whose sting had led to the drugs charges, the N-Dubz star has not faired so well in her other court dealings.

As previously reported, celebrity blogger Vas J Morgan claimed that Contostavlos attacked him while in a "drunken and angry state" as he was leaving last year's V Festival. Her assistant Gareth Varey was also accused of using threatening behaviour.

The N-Dubber said that Morgan had a vendetta against her relating to a time she'd had him removed from the VIP area of a London club, while her lawyers questioned whether the blogger had been injured at all, because the main evidence was since deleted photographs.

But it seems that the judge found Morgan's case more convincing, with Contostavlos found guilty this morning and ordered to pay at £200 fine. Varey though, last seen apologising for claiming to Sun hacks he knew Simon Cowell was gay, was cleared of his charges.

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Chubby Checker settles with HP over the Chubby Checker
Chubby Checker has settled with Hewlett-Packard in the previously reported dispute over the IT firm selling, for a short-time, a penis size estimating app in its proprietary app store.

The Chubby Checker - as in the app, not 'The Twist' star - estimated penis size based on shoe size, a useless methodology which might be why the app was reportedly only downloaded 84 times before a cease and desist from Chubby Checker - 'The Twist' star, not the dick app - resulted in it being removed from sale.

Nevertheless, Checker sued for mega-bucks, claiming the app had resulted in "irreparable damage and harm" to his reputation and brand. It seemed like an ambitious lawsuit from the start, though it was interesting in that it tested whether an app store operator could be liable for infringements by the app makers whose products it sells.

But no court hearing will now take place as the two parties have reached an undisclosed settlement, crucially without HP accepting any liability, thus ensuring no informal precedent is set.

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Duran Duran issue statement on fanclub lawsuit
Duran Duran have issued a statement regarding their lawsuit against WorldWide Fan Clubs, the company which had, until recently, been running its official fanclub.

The band said via their website: "Duran Duran value and respect their many fans around the world and feel compelled to correct the media's misrepresentation of its lawsuit against Worldwide Fan Clubs, Inc. The band emphatically states that the lawsuit is not against its loyal fans but simply seeks to protect its rights against the company that formerly managed its fan club".

I don't think anyone did say they were suing their fans. Why would they do that? Sure, most headlines said that the band were suing "their fanclub", but it would be quite a stretch to assume that meant that they were taking its members to count.

As previously reported, the band are suing WorldWide for breach of contract, accusing the company of failing to provide proper accounts and not paying the full 75% of profits to the band, as agreed when they partnered in 2010.

The statement from the band added: "Duran Duran have now brought their official fan community in-house and continue to make every effort to provide the highest level of service".

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Kid Rock subpoenaed over missing dildo in Insane Clown Posse sexual harassment case
As a sexual harassment case against Insane Clown Posse continues to make its way through the courts, lawyers representing a former publicist at their Psychopathic Records label have subpoenaed Kid Rock, asking him to present a sex toy as evidence in her case.

As previously reported, Andrea Pellegrini sued the rap duo's company for wrongful termination of her contract and harassment from colleagues during the three years that she worked there. One of the alleged incidents listed in her lawsuit was that a co-worker had given her a dildo as a gift after he saw that she had changed her relationship status to 'single' on Facebook.

According to a press release from the Rasor Law Firm, which is representing Pellegrini, the colleague in question, 'Dirty Dan' Diamond, admitted in a deposition last week that he had "attempted" to give Pellegrini the "phallic object" in question, but that she had refused it. After this he gave the dildo - "which Diamond claims is a work of art", the company noted - to Kid Rock instead.

Kid Rock was given fourteen days to respond and present the item.

Unlocking The Truth record deal approved
A New York court has approved a deal for Sony Music's Cherry Party label to sign teen metal band Unlocking The Truth, according to New York Daily News.

As previously reported, the label agreed to sign the band to release their debut album for an advance of $60,000 and royalties of 16-17%. However, in the jurisdiction covering the deal, because of the band members' ages, between twelve and thirteen, the deal needed to be approved by a judge.

The record contract, which also includes options on follow-up albums, has been widely reported as being worth $1.7 million, though this is only if the label options the further five LPs after the debut.

The band are also set to release a book about their experiences to date before the end of the year.

PPL promotes Christian Barton to Finance Director
The UK record industry's collecting society PPL has announced the promotion of Financial Controller Christian Barton to the role of Finance Director. Barton will replace current CFO Ben Lambert, who is due to leave the company next week.

The rights body's CEO Peter Leathem said: "Christian has been working under Ben for nine years and so is very experienced in PPL's operations and finances. Christian has been a star performer at PPL for some time and, as succession planning is something on which I have been very focussed, I am delighted that we are able to promote from within and offer him this career progression with the opportunity now arising".

Barton himself added: "I'm delighted to have the opportunity to take on the Finance Director role at PPL. I have had a wonderful time at the company and want to thank Ben from whom I have learnt a great deal. I very much look forward to the opportunities that lie ahead as we look to enhance yet further the value and service to our members".

Leanne Sharman joins Disciple Media
Music tech firm Disciple Media has announced the appointment of Leanne Sharman as its new COO.

Says CEO Benji Vaughan: "Leanne has long been a pioneer of developing digital business models and leading high-profile launches, with a particular track record of success with subscription services. Her commercial acumen, entrepreneurial zeal, experience working within the music industry, and in-depth understanding of digital music will add significant value as Disciple Media aggressively ramps up its commercial roll-out".

Sharman added: "I've been privileged to work at the forefront of the fast-paced digital music industry for almost fifteen years, creating and implementing strategy from both an industry and a service perspective. In recent years, consumers have become much more educated about the benefits of subscription services, and I was immediately impressed by the huge potential for artists to create valuable new revenue streams through Disciple's offering. I'm really looking forward to working with artists, labels, publishers and the whole Disciple Media team to help build the most compelling direct-to-consumer experiences possible".

Sharman has previously worked in senior roles at Warner Music, Napster UK and MP3.com.

  Vigsy's Club Tip: FabricLive at Fabric
Fabriclive continues at full pelt and tonight sees some big guns in. DJ Hype goes for a two hour set as he headlines Room One, with support from Hazard, Sigma and Pascal. The Taxman goes B2B with Original Sin, while your comperes for the night are IC3, Funsta, Felon and Junior Dangerous.

Over in Room Two you'll find the icon that is LTJ Bukem with Bristol's DJ Die and the 'mighty mighty' Grooverider. MCs in that space are: GQ, SP:MC and Stamina.

Friday 25 Jul, Fabric, 77a Charterhouse Street, London, EC1M 6HJ, 11pm-7am, £8-£22, more info here.
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Jessie Ware shares all of new song
Jessie Ware has released another new track from her forthcoming second album, 'Tough Love'. Despite it being called 'Share It All', she's still keeping most of the album under wraps. She wants to make up her mind.

Anyway, don't get too annoyed about that, this new song was co-written by Romy from the xx. Not that I'm saying you should be annoyed about that instead. But you might be. I don't know. I think it's fine. Look, you've not even listened to this track yet, stop complaining.

Oh for fuck's sake, just shut up and listen to it, will you?

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Work begins on Kurt Cobain biopic, as documentary is completed
Filming is due to begin on a Kurt Cobain biopic at some point in the next twelve months. Maybe a bit longer. So says Courtney Love. Currently a lead actor is still to be selected. Though not by her.

Love told the Philippine Daily Inquirer: "The biopic should start within the next year or so. CAA directly sent me actors' [demo] reels. That was really tough because these boys are so pretty, so cute. I won't name names because I don't want to jinx it for anyone, but these are 25 year olds who are blonde, gorgeous and the new Brad Pitts. There's a ton of those. Some are really good actors, not just pretty faces. I don't want to be the person who makes that decision. Let's leave that to the agents; I have great agents now. But I will have a say in it".

Don't go confusing this film with the previously reported other film about Cobain, a documentary by Brett Morgen, though. That one's apparently in the can already, which may mean it gets the 2014 release date the director was hoping for. Of that film, Love said: "[Morgan has] based it a little bit on the movie 'Lenny', the one with Dustin Hoffman. It's not like a 'Behind The Music' doc. The only people talking in it are Krist Novoselic, Kurt's mother and me. It's vérité, mostly".

Meanwhile, although Love is still working with guitarist Eric Erlandson, it seems that a full-on Hole reunion is definitely not on the cards at the moment. Though not because they all got annoyed with Love for talking about it, honest.

Love explained: "I don't want to get on the oldies circuit. I don't need to do that for money. I want to put out music that is relevant today. [Being] one of the last chicks in a rock n roll band is a weird place to be. It's scary not to be selling out".

The Lord favours rockabilly, Iceage act accordingly
Danish hardcore band Iceage have unveiled a new song, which is decidedly, um, un-hardcore. It's more on the rockabilly end of things. Is that a sign of what to expect from their next album? No idea. Let's just wait and see. It's called 'The Lord's Favorite', by the way.

Maybe they'll play some more new stuff on their upcoming tour dates. If you want to find out, you'll need to get yourself a ticket for the Jabberwocky festival on 16 Aug, which comprises their sole UK show for the moment.

Anyway, here's 'The Lord's Favorite'.

Rixton announce tour dates
Rixton, who you may know from such YouTube pre-roll adverts as EVERY SINGLE FUCKING ONE OF THEM, have announced a UK tour in October and November. Well, everyone else is, they might as well too.

Tickets go on sale at 9am on... no, Saturday. I would have guessed Friday too. But today is Friday, so it would have been a pretty silly guess, when you think about it. You best not drink too much tonight if you want to get some. Or you could drink loads, stay up all night and then foolishly buy tickets for all of your friends come 9am. That's your best bet, I'd say.

Here are the dates:

22 Oct: Oxford, Academy 2
23 Oct: Birmingham, Academy 2
24 Oct: Leicester, Academy 2
26 Oct: Manchester, Academy 2
28 Oct: Nottingham, Rescue Rooms
29 Oct: Leeds, Cockpit 1
30 Oct: Newcastle, Academy 2
31 Oct: Glasgow, Oran Mor
2 Nov: Sheffield, Academy2
3 Nov: London, Koko
4 Nov: Southampton, Brook
6 Nov: Brighton, Concorde 2
7 Nov: Cardiff, CF10

And now you can watch the video for Rixton's number one single, 'Me & My Broken Heart'.

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Cold Specks announces tour dates
Cold Specks has announced some UK tour dates in support of her previously reported new album, 'Neuroplasticity', which is out on 25 Aug. She's also said she'll release a new single, called 'Bodies At Bay', on 1 Sep, and I believe her.

Here are those very dates:

25 Sep: Portsmouth, Wedgewood Room
28 Sep: Bristol, The Lantern
29 Sep: Brighton, Green Door Store
30 Sep: London, Village Underground
1 Oct: Manchester, Band On The Wall

And here is 'Bodies At Bay'.

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Ben Watt to tour
The Ben Watt Trio, that is the band of former Everything But The Girl man Ben Watt, will be heading out on a tour of the UK and Ireland in the autumn. October and November. The touring months.

Watt, plus trio completers Bernard Butler and Martin Ditcham, will be performing songs from his second solo album, 'Hendra', which was released this year, 31 years after his first, 'North Marine Drive'. Better late than never.

Here are the dates:

23 Oct: Exeter, Phoenix
24 Oct: Bristol, Fiddlers
25 Oct: Cardiff, Clwb Ifor Bach
27 Oct: Edinburgh, Voodoo Lounge
28 Oct: Manchester, Ruby Lounge
29 Oct: Dublin, Whelans
1 Nov: Hull, Fruit
2 Nov: York, Fibbers
3 Nov: Leicester, Musician
5 Nov: Brighton, Komedia
6 Nov: Southampton, The Joiners
10 Nov: London, Village Underground

CMU Beef Of The Week #216: Tulisa v The Fake Sheikh
If you're talking about the biggest dispute of the week, which I guess we are, then there can be no other than Tulisa Contostavlos v Mazher Mahmood.

Undercover reporter Mahmood has for two decades uncovered dodgy goings on in the business world, though most often in sport it seems, most famously in his 'Fake Sheikh' persona, originally at the News Of The World, and now The Sun On Sunday (aka, the New News Of The World).

Last year, Contostavlos became his latest victim, being convinced to arrange the supply of half an ounce of cocaine. Thus proving, The Sun On Sunday and Mahmood claimed, that she was involved in the shady world of drugs. Tulisa, meanwhile, claimed that the sting was entrapment . She believed, she said, that she was being offered a lucrative part in a Bollywood film and was acting out the part of a 'bad girl' she believed would be required of her in the film.

It's not the first time Mahmood has used this sting, or one like it. In 1997, he posed as an Arabian prince and convinced actor John Alford to supply him with cocaine and cannabis. Alford also claimed entrapment, arguing that he had believed that he was in line to be part of the celebrity line-up at the opening of a new Dubai nightclub.

The judge agreed that entrapment had been involved, but told Alford that he could nonetheless have backed out of the deal at any time. The actor was sentenced to nine months in prison when the case came to trial in 1999.

Could the same fate have befallen Tulisa? Probably not, because she had a different defence planned. A statement given by Judge Alistair McCreath when the latest fake sheikh trial collapsed this week explained that the singer's defence, had the court been able to hear it, was that she had been pretending to be more streetwise than she actually is, because she thought that would make her look better for the film role.

She never had any intention of actually going through with the deal, it was claimed, but as Mahmood continued to push her to come through, it became harder to avoid it. In the end though, her friend Michael Coombs, aka rapper Mike GLC, did the deal without telling her "out of a misplaced desire on his part to help her out of her dilemma".

Contostavlos said in a statement outside the court: "This case only happened because Mahmood and his team tricked me into believing I was auditioning for a major movie role. They targeted me at a time when things were going badly for me and they had no mercy. Mahmood got me and my team completely intoxicated and persuaded me to act the part of a bad, rough, ghetto girl. They recorded this and produced this as evidence when I thought it was an audition. It was a terrible thing to do".

Coombs, who had pleaded guilty to supplying a class A drug, also had his case thrown out, after discrepancies in testimony from Mahmood raised concerns that "the integrity of the court would be compromised by allowing the trial to go ahead".

McCreath said that differences between evidence Mahmood gave at a pre-trial hearing in June and then during the trial last week meant that there were "strong grounds" to suggest that the hack had lied in court. The judge said it was also believed that the reason for this may have been "to conceal the fact that he had been manipulating the case" by trying to get his driver, Alan Smith, to change his account of comments he heard Contostavlos make about her "disapproval of drugs".

Following the case being thrown out, The Sun suspended Mahmood, pending an internal investigation. It also put out a slightly non-committal statement: "We are very disappointed with this outcome, but do believe the original investigation was conducted within the bounds of the law and the industry's code. This was demonstrated by the CPS decision to prosecute. The Sun, of course, takes the Judge's remarks very seriously".

While the Sun;s investigation may have been legal and within industry rules, it does still beg the question of what the public interest of the sting was. If we believe Contostavlos's defence, then all it's shown is that if you offer someone a multi-million pound movie deal and a lot of alcohol, then they might do things that are out of character to ensure they stay in your favour. And you probably could have found any old popstar to do that.

Court papers also claim that Tulisa was offered money for sex, the suggestion possibly being that Mahmood and his team were throwing various vices at the singer to see if something would stick.

Indeed, Contostavlos' slightly ridiculous 'codewords' for drugs - "white sweets", "green sweets" - don't suggest a hardened drug dealer, living life on the edge with no clue where the right side of the tracks even is.

But questions over the validity of the original story are perhaps now not the most pertinent, following the accusation that Mahmood lied in court - which could potentially result in perjury charges. The Independent reported yesterday that the Crown Prosecution service is now investigating the undercover reporter in not only this, but 30 other criminal cases, to assess his credibility as a witness.

Tulisa's trial may have collapsed, but this story is not over just yet.

 
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