An UnLimited Media Bulletin
Monday 11 Aug 2014

 
TODAY'S TOP STORY: After collecting societies ASCAP and BMI both came out last week and suggested that the US government loosen up the country's collective licensing system for music publishers, the National Association Of Broadcasters has opposed any change at all in its submission to the Department Of Justice's ongoing review. As previously reported, the DoJ is currently reviewing the 'consent decrees' that... [READ MORE]
 
TODAY'S APPROVED: Having at one time dated Elvis's granddaughter (and probably done some other stuff during his life so far too), True Panther-signed Canadian artist Tobias Jesso has been skirting 'the scene' for a while now under various guises, at last hitting on the right one with his newish 'Jr' alias. Following on from the softly cloistered, Lennon-like vibe of 'Just A Dream', TJ Jr's new track is 'True Love', a song... [READ MORE]
TOP STORIES US National Association Of Broadcasters opposes changes to ASCAP and BMI consent decrees
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LIVE BUSINESS Musicians' Union publishes buskers' guide to Liverpool
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MEDIA Official Charts Company hires Rob Copsey as new website editor
Future puts Declan Gough in charge of film, games and music brands
Report claims sexism and racism in music videos is "endemic", calls for compulsory age ratings
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ARTIST NEWS Mystery musician Lewis finally found
DJ Rashad's death confirmed as drug overdose
Rick Parfitt doing fine following minor operation
Blazin Squad comin back
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RELEASES Gold Panda releases dreamy free MP3
Dels details Petals LP, shares track
Fela Kuti film and soundtrack album coming next month
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GIGS & FESTIVALS Boardmasters final day cancelled due to "extreme weather conditions"
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AND FINALLY... Lady Gaga talks new "alluring and ready for sex" fragrance
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The Music Publishers Association (MPA) is seeking an Office Administrator to join it's small team which works to support music publishers and the business of music publishing throughout the UK. The Office Administrator will be responsible for the smooth running of a busy office including managing suppliers, troubleshooting IT problems, administering room bookings and processing invoices. There are also a number of agreements and licences to administer in conjunction with the General Manager.

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MUSIC PUBLISHERS ASSOCIATION - GENERAL MANAGER (LONDON)
The Music Publishers Association (MPA) is seeking a General Manager at a time of transformational change, both within the organisation and the sphere in which its members operate. The changing patterns and methods of music consumption provide numerous opportunities but also significant challenges to the music industry and music publishers look to the MPA to take the lead in addressing the issues of the day and responding collectively.

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US National Association Of Broadcasters opposes changes to ASCAP and BMI consent decrees
After collecting societies ASCAP and BMI both came out last week and suggested that the US government loosen up the country's collective licensing system for music publishers, the National Association Of Broadcasters has opposed any change at all in its submission to the Department Of Justice's ongoing review.

As previously reported, the DoJ is currently reviewing the 'consent decrees' that govern how ASCAP and BMI licence songs for public performance in the US. This comes as some publishers, Universal and Sony/ATV in particular, push to be allowed to withdraw their digital rights from the collective system in order to negotiate rates with digital services direct, while continuing to licence broadcast, live and such like collectively.

Both the societies support a move towards publishers being able to pick and choose which services they licence through the collective system. They also say that they should be allowed to licence mechanical rights as well as performing rights - something ASCAP noted in its submission last week that the third, smaller collecting society in the US, SESAC, is allowed to do should it so wish, as it is not governed in the same way by the consent decrees.

However, in a submission to the Department Of Justice's Antitrust Division on Friday, the NAB said that the consent decrees should remain unchanged to prevent anti-competitive behaviour by the music publishers. They also held SESAC up as an example, though for their part as an organisation operating without consent decree control that, in the broadcasters' opinion, shows why things shouldn't be allowed to change for the bigger copyight groups.

The trade body said: "The aggregation of rights gives the PROs tremendous market power, which in the absence of the consent decrees would allow the PROs to extract supra-competitive pricing for their licenses. Radio and television broadcasters lack control, in certain instances, over the particular songs that are broadcast. Even with respect to programming created by broadcasters, each of the PROs has aggregated such a large repertory that there is often no practical way to avoid playing music licensed by each of the PROs".

Arguing that withdrawing certain service types from the collective system would allow publishers to discriminate against different licensees, it added: "The major music publishers with substantial catalogues have essentially the same market power as the PROs because their catalogues do not compete with one another, and each has aggregated a large enough number of songs from individual songwriters as to make the licensing of their catalogues indispensable for broadcasters. If allowed to circumvent the consent decrees, those publishers will abuse their market power to extract supra-competitive rates, terms, and conditions from the blanket licensees they choose to target".

Although the NAB is best known for representing the traditional FM and AM broadcasters, many of its members have ambitions in the streaming music domain also, so have a similar attitude towards digital licensing as Pandora, which is opposed to the flexible opt outs from collective licensing.

The NAB also called for greater transparency on the part of ASCAP and BMI within the existing system, saying: "Lack of meaningful access to such information has increased transaction costs and hindered licensing activities - both direct and collective. Repertory transparency would allow licensors, licensees, and the rate courts to better understand the rights that are being licensed and their value".

Both Universal Music Publishing and Sony/ATV are yet to make their own submissions to the DoJ review, though these are expected shortly and are likely to echo those of ASCAP and BMI.

Musicians' Union publishes buskers' guide to Liverpool
The Musicians' Union has launched a new guide to busking in Liverpool, aimed at promoting harmony between street performers and local business owners. Harmony as in an absence of conflict, obviously. Local business owners aren't expected to join in.

'The Guide To Busking In Liverpool' comes two years after the MU successfully opposed the introduction of licensed pitches for busking in the city. It has been published jointly with Liverpool City Council, the Keep Streets Live Campaign and the Business Improvement District.

Says the MU's Regional Officer for the North of England, Morris Stemp: "The aim of the guide is to foster a vibrant street culture which allows for spontaneity whilst at the same time making provision for constructively resolving any issues that may arise using existing statutory powers, and is an example I anticipate many will want to follow. It also blows apart the myth that busking is in some way illegal".

He added: "This is in stark contrast to some less pragmatic authorities and councils, where heavy handed regulation and over-zealous bureaucracy stifle self-expression. Buskers in Liverpool now have a guide that will help nurture music and other art forms on the streets, with all the benefits this will bring to the city, to buskers and to wider society".

In part, that was a little swipe at Camden Council, which has imposed restrictions on busking in the London borough. Attempts to oppose this move were unsuccessful, with the council's decision upheld by the High Court earlier this year.

Official Charts Company hires Rob Copsey as new website editor
Former Digital Spy Music Editor Rob Copsey has been announced as the new editor of the Official Charts Company's website, ahead of a revamp in the autumn. Copsey will replace Dan Lane, who is leaving to become AXA Insurance UK's new Social Media And Content Manager.

OCC big boss Martin Talbot says of the site: "OfficialCharts.com has grown from being a modest communications website to become a highly visible, extremely popular pop website for music fans everywhere - driving awareness and recognition of the music industry-owned music brand. To grow from around 350,000 monthly visitors to more than two million in less than three years is staggering".

He adds: "Much of the credit for this goes to the brilliant work put in by Brand Manager, Lauren Kreisler, and Content Manager, Dan Lane. We are desperately sad to see Dan go, but if anyone can follow and build on his work Rob can - and we are delighted that he is joining us to take OfficialCharts.com to the next level".

A "thrilled" Copsey says: "I'm thrilled to be joining OfficialCharts.com at such an exciting moment in its journey. The team have done a brilliant job so far and I look forward to building on their work on a brand new site that continues to be authoritative while delivering the very best in all things music".

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Future puts Declan Gough in charge of film, games and music brands
Future Publishing has announced the promotion of Declan Gough to Head Of Content & Marketing for all of its film, games and music titles. Having joined the company in 2012, he has previously overseen the company's creative and design titles, as well as gaming brand Edge.

Although Future sold its highest profile music mags like Metal Hammer and Classic Rock, it still has a number of publications aimed at music makers, including print titles Guitarist, Guitar Techniques, Total Guitar, Rhythm, Future Music, Computer Music, as well as the MusicRadar website and Producer Sessions events.

Gough said in a statement: "I'm thrilled to be taking on Future's music portfolio with world leading brands like MusicRadar, Guitarist and Computer Music. I'm looking forward to taking them to a new level in the market place in the UK and internationally".

The company's Content & Marketing Director Nial Ferguson added: "This is a hugely important and exciting role as we look to strengthen our leading positions within these markets. Declan has introduced several new successful initiatives during his time on the Creative & Design portfolio, from launching new events, new digital properties and relaunching several magazines. I fully expect to see similar innovation within the music, film and games portfolios".

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Report claims sexism and racism in music videos is "endemic", calls for compulsory age ratings
A new report has found that "sexist and racist stereotypes are endemic" in music videos and called on the government to apply compulsory age ratings to them. Calvin Harris' 'Summer' and Basement Jaxx' 'Never Say Never' were particularly singled out as recent examples of "highly sexualised and racialised music videos".

The report is published by Rewind & Reframe - a joint project between charities The End Violence Against Women Coalition, Imkaan and Object - which has already called on the BPI and David Cameron to support online age ratings, and on Vevo to "properly" enforce its rules on hosting explicit and harmful content.

Since these letters were published, the government has, as previously reported, asked the BPI and British Board Of Film Classification to work on a voluntary pilot scheme for applying age ratings to online music videos. And from October physically released music videos will have to be submitted for classification, where they previously would not.

This report is seemingly a move to lay on more pressure as work on the pilot scheme slowly continues, with the report's author, Dr Maddy Coy, saying in a statement last week: "This paper sets out what is known about music videos - that sexist and racist stereotypes are endemic - and that this can be related to harm in the real world".

Whether age ratings on videos will actually have any effect, particularly online, is a matter up for debate. And, of course, apply age ratings to videos doesn't mean that they will be less sexist or racist.

Misogyny in music and the music industry was debated in a wider sense at this year's Great Escape - read our reports and listen to the discussions here.

  Approved: Tobias Jesso Jr
Having at one time dated Elvis's granddaughter (and probably done some other stuff during his life so far too), True Panther-signed Canadian artist Tobias Jesso has been skirting 'the scene' for a while now under various guises, at last hitting on the right one with his newish 'Jr' alias.

Following on from the softly cloistered, Lennon-like vibe of 'Just A Dream', TJ Jr's new track is 'True Love', a song so basic and so sappy you'd almost take it as a joke, apart from the fact that it ties in all the beautiful simplicity, and all the most basic (but hardest to capture) traits of a love song drawn from the heart. And whilst this might be all artificial 'art' on Jesso Jr's part, it certainly seems real.

You can follow along with the piano chords to 'True Love' on this tutorial page, and/or just listen to it and 'Just A Dream' now.
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Mystery musician Lewis finally found
Lewis Baloue has finally emerged, the Lights In The Attic label revealed this weekend. Or rather, the man behind the project, Randall Wulff, has made himself known.

As previously reported, Lights In The Attic re-issued the 1983 album 'L'Amour' by Lewis earlier this year. The label knew very little of the record, let alone who or where the man behind it actually was. Nonetheless, the company vowed to store his share of royalties on the off chance he could be found.

After the album and the story behind it began to spread, a second record emerged, 'Romantic Times', which LITA is due to release later this month, only adding to the myth and mystery. But with word spreading, it was only a matter of time before someone's memory was jogged for information.

And it was. Although it had been feared that he was dead, a friend of the musician got in touch and revealed that Wulff is alive and well and living in Canada.

"Randy had no idea about the recent interest in his old records and didn't seem to care in the slightest", the label explains a blog post. "We had a [cheque] for him but he wasn't interested. We brought him CDs and LPs of 'L'Amour'. He took a look, impressed ('nice'), and smiled, recalling a number of positive stories from back in the day. Then handed back the CD, saying it was for us and kindly declined keeping it. Randy simply wanted to look forward with both his life and music and had no interest in any celebrity or financial gain having to do with the albums".

It continues: "He told us over and over again, 'That was a long time ago' and that we should 'have a ball' with the re-issues. When we mentioned that we'd been looking for him for years, he was surprised, responding that he's been right there all along and shops for groceries at his neighborhood store".

Despite this, the company said it didn't feel right not sharing the revenues from these two releases with him, even if he doesn't want the money. As a result, the records will not be repressed once they've sold out, and Wulff's royalties will continue to be set aside, just in case he does decide he wants them.

Read Lights In The Attic's full blog post about finally tracking Lewis down here.

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DJ Rashad's death confirmed as drug overdose
Rashad Harden, better known as DJ Rashad, died earlier this year after overdosing on a mix of heroin, cocaine and Xanax, toxicology results have confirmed.

As previously reported, Harden was found dead in a Chicago apartment in April. Police stated that they suspect a drug overdose was the cause, having found drugs and drug paraphernalia near the body, though a cousin of the producer later claimed that complications relating to a blood clot in his leg was the cause.

An autopsy in the days after Harden's death proved inconclusive, meaning that medical examiners had to wait for the toxicology results to be returned. Last week they confirmed that it had been a drug-related death.

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Rick Parfitt doing fine following minor operation
It's 'Rick Parfitt Watch' time and, following his trip to hospital last fortnight, he's now doing fine, and is even expected to re-join the The Quo for the band's show in Worksop this Friday.

As is detailed in an official FB post from Status Quo HQ, Parfitt was taken ill whilst on the road in Croatia, and flown back to London via air ambulance. Later tests revealed that a graft transplanted during Rick's quadruple heart bypass of 1997 had become "furred", which was causing his condition. This was remedied with the insertion of a stent, or mesh tube, with Parfitt said to be doing fine following the operation.

Confirming that, as thing stand, Parfitt and band will be back on rockin form in time for gigs at Worksop's Clumber Park (15 Aug) and Norfolk's Holkham Hall (23 Aug), manager to the Quo Simon Porter adds: "We are all obviously delighted that Rick has made such rapid progress, especially as the band is shortly to unveil another exciting and innovative new project, details of which will be announced in the next couple of weeks".

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Blazin Squad comin back?
Chingford massiv Blazin Squad have re-ignited their 'Break A Sweat' EP circa 2005, sharing it via Deezer, the go-to destination for "all-new" nine year old releases. SMH.

And it appears the Squad, who split off at life's crossroads (crossroads, crossroads) following the release of a 'greatest hits' compilation in 2009, are on the way back flip reversing their fates, with whisperings rife on Twitter of a peace treaty within the crew.

So that's all really, really thrilling news. I'm so happy for Strider, Flava, Kenzie, Melo-D, Reepa, Spike-E, Krazy, Freek, Tommy-B, Rocky B, as well as for Melo-D, Reepa, Krazy, Tommy-B, Rocky B, Krazy, Spike-E, Kenzie and Strider. And not forgetting, Kenzie.

Anyway here's 'We Just Be Dreamin'.

Gold Panda releases dreamy free MP3
Electronic pop recorder Gold Panda, aka Derwin Schlecker, has nibbled off a new single entitled 'Clarke's Dream', with no especial motive for doing so since the track isn't the lead off a new LP or anything like that.

Featuring "loops, jams and edits" that are traceable back to GP's base in Chelmsford, Essex, it's available to play and download at no cost now via SoundCloud.

Gold Panda, who's passing time at the mo by making one off songs like 'Clarke's Dream' and, the hope is, a new longform release, is down to play live shows this winter at Manchester's Warehouse Project (21 Nov) and opening for Bonobo at London's Alexandra Palace (28 Nov).

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Dels details Petals LP, shares track
Brit hip hop infiltrator Dels, real name Kieren Gallear, has released a stream of details on his soon-coming latest LP, 'Petals Have Fallen', which follows a hard act in 2011's brilliant 'Gob'.

Made with a tight-knit team headed by executive "reducer" Kwes, the record features singers Bila, Elan Tamara, Kerry Leatham, Rosie Lowe and approved vocalist Tirza, and beats by Bonobo, Micachu, Blue May and Eli-T.

An initial preview to the LP is now available via one of its tracks, 'RGB', the beat to which is a co-write by Micachu and Kwes. Be certain to go see a special DJ/MC set by Dels at London's 555-555 night on 22 Aug, and check 'RGB', and a 'Petals Have Fallen' tracklisting, which reveals where all the 'feat' artists sit, here:

Limbo
Fall Apart
House Of Commons
Pulls feat Kerry Leatham
You Live In My Head (feat Elan Tamara)
Burning Beaches (feat Rosie Lowe)
Pack Of Wolves
RGB
Bird Milk (feat BILA)
Lost For Words
Petals Have Fallen (feat Tirzah)

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Fela Kuti film and soundtrack album coming next month
A new documentary about Fela Kuti and accompanying soundtrack album are due to be released next month.

'Finding Fela' will hit cinemas on 5 Sep, following a two-disc compilation of his music earlier the same week. Directed by Alex Gibney, the film follows stage show 'Fela!' as it becomes the first Broadway production to transfer to Nigeria. It then uses that as a springboard to delve further into the life and music of the musician himself.

Watch the trailer for the film here, after which you'll find the tracklist for the soundtrack album:

CD 1

Fela Kuti & Nigeria 70 - Jeun Ko Ku (Chop N Quench)
Fela Kuti & Africa 70 - Opposite People (Edit)
Koola Lobitos - Highlife Time
Fela Kuti & Africa 70 - Lover
Fela Kuti & Nigeria 70 - Viva Nigeria
Fela Kuti & Africa 70 - Upside Down (Edit)
Fela Kuti & Africa 70 - Egbe Mi O (Carry Me)
Fela Kuti & Africa 70 - Johnny Just Drop (Edit)
Fela Kuti & Africa 70 - Vip Pt 2 (Live In Berlin)

CD 2

Fela Kuti & Egypt 80 - Teacher Don't Teach Me Nonsense (Edit)
Fela Kuti & Africa 70 - Go Slow (Edit)
The Fela! Band - Zombie
Fela Kuti & Egypt 80 - Power Show (Edit)
Fela Kuti & Egypt 80 - Beasts Of No Nation (Edit)
Fela Kuti & Africa 70 - Shuffering And Shmiling (Edit)
The Fela! Band With Femi Kuti - Colonial Mentality (Live At The New Afrika Shrine)

Boardmasters final day cancelled due to "extreme weather conditions"
The final day of the Boardmasters festival in Cornwall was cancelled yesterday "in light of the extreme weather conditions caused by hurricane Bertha", organisers said in a statement.

Initially it was announced that the opening of the third day of the annual surfing themed event would be delayed. However, as conditions failed to improve, the event day was called off at 12.30pm. The day was due to be headlined by Bastille, with Peace, George Ezra and 2manydjs also on the bill.

Announcing the decision, organisers said: "Our guests, staff and performers' safety is our main concern and we have decided that the magnitude of the conditions is too severe for the arena site to be opened".

Details of how to claim refunds are due to be published on the Boardmasters website early this week.

Lady Gaga talks new "alluring and ready for sex" fragrance
Fragrances are where the smart money in music's at these days. One Direction's first scent, 'Our Moment', won a prize for being the fastest selling in The Perfume Shop's 30 year history, and Lady Gaga's 'Fame' has apparently brought in revenues of over $1.5 billion, despite her saying it smells like "an expensive hooker".

You can't argue with numbers like that, which will be why Gaga is bringing out another bottle of perfume at some point in the near future, which she has decided to call 'Eau De Gaga'. Yes, that is a pretty terrible name.

Anyway, having announced the thing on Instagram last week, Gaga fielded a few questions from fans about the scent on Twitter.

Clarifying that, like 'Fame', 'Eau De Gaga' is a unisex smell, Gaga said that it is "inspired by the adventurous woman and the man who loves her". So, not hookers and semen, like the last one. No, in fact, she went on, "the base consists of sparkling water, lime, leather. Three things I use every day. A very clean expensive scent".

Another fan asked if she could make a "100% male version", which seems like an odd request. "You don't need it with this fragrance", she responded. "It is an extremely sexy and arousing smell for all genders. Alluring and ready for sex".

The perfume is ready for sex? I don't know what that means. I guess we'll have time to work it out though, because she also said: "I wanted it to be a timeless, elegant, luxurious bottle, something that would last forever".

 
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