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Friday 22 Aug 2014

 
TODAY'S TOP STORY: Hey, so it turns out Morrissey was right. His deal with Universal/Capitol's Harvest imprint really has come to an end, and his latest album, 'World Peace Is None Of Your Business', is in the process of being removed from digital services. Word from Universal is still not forthcoming on the matter, but sometimes actions speak louder than words. And removing an artist's album from sale just... [READ MORE]
 
TODAY'S APPROVED: It's Notting Hill Carnival weekend, which gets a special place in my calendar year-on-year. The huge West London street party is one of London's top events and, as usual, it takes place over this upcoming August Bank Holiday weekend, on Sunday and Monday. Carnival's music policy is that of cross pollination of many genres. The traditional calypso, soca and reggae, and the steel bands... [READ MORE]
   
BEEF OF THE WEEK: It is a fact that if lawsuits in which songwriters claim to have been ripped off by other more successful songwriters stopped tomorrow, revenues of the entertainment law community would drop by 32% overnight. Well, not so much a fact as a number I just plucked out of the air. But the point I'm trying to make is that there are a lot more of these lawsuits than just the ones... [READ MORE]
TOP STORIES Morrissey's latest album is no longer any of Universal's business
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LEGAL Sony/ATV faces damages bill over indirect infringement in Shakira song
BBC journalists "acted appropriately" on Cliff Richard coverage, says Director General
Bieber implicated in scrape with Hawaiian paparazzo
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DEALS Sony/ATV signs James Blake
Cooking Vinyl inaugurates Carl Barat & The Jackals into its bosom
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ARTIST NEWS Team Sleep invite fans to join them as they record new album
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RELEASES Run The Jewels announce second album
Warp confirms Aphex Twin album details
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GIGS & FESTIVALS Laura Mvula playing intimate charity show in London, soon
The Knife to quit touring and "close down"
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AND FINALLY... CMU Beef Of The Week #220: Pablito Ruiz v Tame Impala
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Morrissey's latest album is no longer any of Universal's business
Hey, so it turns out Morrissey was right. His deal with Universal/Capitol's Harvest imprint really has come to an end, and his latest album, 'World Peace Is None Of Your Business', is in the process of being removed from digital services.

Word from Universal is still not forthcoming on the matter, but sometimes actions speak louder than words. And removing an artist's album from sale just over a month after its release seems pretty loud and clear.

Concluding a long dispatch on his perceived failures of the label, Morrissey said via fansite True To You earlier this week: "I might be wrong, but I think 'World Peace Is None Of Your Business' will instantly disappear from iTunes and record stores and every download-upload-offload outlet on the planet, because Harvest technically have no right to sell it". The major presumably lost said right with the end of the deal because Morrissey only ever licensed them the content.

Now, "instant" the removal was not, but gradually the album did disappear from US digital services yesterday. And while it's still currently available on Spotify in the UK at the time of writing, as of this morning it has been removed from iTunes here too.

What will happen to the album now is unclear. Morrissey could fire up his PC and get the record back on the digital services himself pretty easily. However, he still seems pretty set on finding a third party to do that for him, saying: "I still believe that there's a label out there with my name on it, and one that will issue 'World Peace Is None Of Your Business', and afford it the respect it deserves".

Respectful labels, get your applications in now.

Sony/ATV faces damages bill over indirect infringement in Shakira song
Sony/ATV is facing a damages payment after a plagiarism trial centring on 2010 Shakira track 'Loca'.

The Shakira track borrowed from a song called 'Loca Con Su Tiguera' by Eduardo Edwin Bello Pou, aka El Cata, from the Dominican Republic. But that was all fine, Bello was co-credited as a songwriter on the Shakira hit and he appeared on the track. The Dominican Republic songwriter said the original song was inspired by his relationship with his ex-wife.

However, according to The Hollywood Reporter, Bello was subsequently accused of having nicked the original track, or much of it, from another Dominican Republic songwriter called Ramon 'Arias' Vasquez, who claimed to have written the song in the mid-1990s inspired by his sister's relationship with a 'street-tough' boyfriend.

Arias added that he had met with Bello eight years ago and shared two of his songs with him, including 'Loca Con Su Tiguera'. Arias claimed Bello liked the song and asked to record it. But when he later did just that, and won some fame off the back of it, Bello then claimed that he had written the song himself. The collaboration with Shakira duly followed.

A music company called Mayimba Music acquired the rights in Arias' song, and it was that firm which sued the various Sony companies involved in the Shakira hit, the music major's label having released the track, and Sony/ATV's Miama division having published the songstresses rework of 'Loca Con Su Tiguera'. Though in the end the former was removed as a defendant.

Bello denied outright Arias's allegations, claiming 'Loca Con Su Tiguera' was his song. But a US judge decided the latter made a much more credible case, partly because of the existence of a cassette of the song in Arias's hands from 1998, and partly because of inconsistencies in Bello's story inside and outside of court. The judge then deemed the Arias and Bello songs to be sufficiently similar for there to be copyright infringement.

The Shakira song therefore indirectly infringed Arias's original, resulting in liability for Sony/ATV. Whether the publisher will appeal remains to be seen, though another court hearing will now be scheduled to consider damages.

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BBC journalists "acted appropriately" on Cliff Richard coverage, says Director General
Journalists at the BBC "acted appropriately" when reporting on a police investigation into allegations of sexual abuse against Cliff Richard, the broadcaster's Director General Tony Hall has said. This follows a complaint from South Yorkshire Police last week.

In a letter to the chair of parliament's Home Affairs Select Committee, Keith Vaz, Hall said: "I believe that BBC journalists have acted appropriately in pursuing this story. As you rightly say, the media has a right to report on matters of public interest. Sir Cliff Richard is one of the most successful British entertainers of all time and has been a prominent public figure for several decades".

He continued: "Investigations into historic sex abuse cases have - and will continue to have - a profound impact on the lives of well-known individuals and the standing of public institutions. The disclosure of a sex abuse allegation against Sir Cliff Richard and the police search of his property was clearly a significant story and the BBC was not alone in providing extensive coverage".

As previously reported, Richard's Berkshire home was searched by police last week, in relation to allegations of the sexual assault of a boy under the age of sixteen at a Christian faith rally in 1985. The singer has denied the claims, saying that they are "completely false", and adding that he will "co-operate fully" with the police investigation.

South Yorkshire Police then complained to the BBC over its conduct in reporting the case. It said that the BBC had contacted the police force about the case some weeks prior to the search of Richards' home. At this point, the police said in a statement, "it was agreed that the reporter would be notified of the date of the house search in return for delaying publication of any of the facts".

Some media reports after the search suggested that the police had leaked information to the BBC "in order to maximise publicity". The police complaint came later last week as South Yorkshire Police believed that "the BBC was slow to acknowledge that the force was not the source of the leak".

Since the search of his property and his denying of the allegations against him, the singer has cancelled a number of planned public appearances. Earlier this week he pulled out of an upcoming performance at a Canterbury Cathedral charity event. He has also cancelled an appearance at an event in the Portuguese city of Albufeira, where he lives, and where he was at the time of last week's search. The singer was due to receive the keys to the city on Wednesday next week.

In the wake of the allegations coming to light, fans of Richard have started a campaign to show their support by attempting to get his 1992 single, 'I Still Believe In You', in to the charts. The track went to number seven when it was originally released. In the midweek charts, the Official Charts Company reports, the song was still 500 sales off making the Top 40.

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Bieber implicated in scrape with Hawaiian paparazzo
As Justin Bieber spirals down, down, down and still farther down into a slimy, crime-y bog of yolk-attacks, attempted phone nicking and possible drag-racing, his dedicated legal team is now dealing with another lil lawsuit, this time newly-emerging 'infliction of emotional distress' claims made by a paparazzo against the singer.

Photog Aja Oxman is suing young Justin for around $25,000 in damages following an incident that happened last year in Hawaii. Oxman claims in his suit that the Bieber ordered his bodyguard, one Dwayne Patterson, to take away his (Oxman's) camera memory card, after Oxman was caught taking photos of Bieber diving into the sea off a cliff. He also alleges that Bieber had a hand in breaking his camera, though not that the pop boy himself attacked him.

Whilst Bieber was neither arrested nor charged at the time - due to lack of evidence of his involvement, the court confirms - Patterson, who Oxman accused of placing him in a chokehold, was in fact taken into custody on suspicion of assault, and later charged with second-degree robbery for taking and breaking the camera. He pleaded no contest to charges of criminal damage and harassment, and had to pay a fine of $6000.

But the civil litigation targets Bieber, presumably on the grounds he allegedly instructed Patterson to attack. If the whole 'Bieber v Paparazzi' scenario feels a bit familiar, it's because it is. A similar case, also still pending, dates back to a situation last June involving another photog, Jeffrey Binion, who alleges he was assaulted by one of Bieber's bodyguards, at Bieber's behest, after he tried to take snaps of the popstar.

And for anyone having difficulty placing that particular lawsuit, it's the one with the nightmarish deposition video.

Perhaps not shockingly, Team Bieber have not commented on any of the above.

Sony/ATV signs James Blake
Sony/ATV Music Publishing has signed a long-term deal with James Blake. Applying to all the known world, it'll cover all forthcoming James Blake releases, not least a follow-on to his 2013 LP 'Overgrown', which, Sony/ATV confirms, will arrive next year, potentially featuring 'collabs' with Kanye West and/or Justin Vernon.

Commenting on the new alliance, Sony/ATV's Creative Director Tyler Childs says: "James Blake is one of the premier artists of this generation. We're thrilled to work in partnership with him and Dan and for the world to hear all of James' incredible new songs".

The exact 'Dan' he means is Blake's manager Dan Foat, who adds (a bit archly, I think): "I had a great Sony Walkman when I was younger and we're really looking forward to working with Sony/ATV".

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Cooking Vinyl inaugurates Carl Barat And The Jackals into its bosom
Carl Barat And The Jackals, the band Carl Barat is in charge of that isn't The Libertines, are going places, and have signed a deal with Cooking Vinyl Records to facilitate the 'going places' plan.

Whilst it extends to the entire planet Earth (except North America, so not entirely "entire"), and to a feted first CB+TJ single, it won't apply to any of the Libertines releases past or present, nor to any of Barat's other one-time band Dirty Pretty Things, nor to his solo work. And that's final.

Carl says: "The Jackals and I are honoured to be inaugurated into the bosom of the Cooking Vinyl clan".

Cooking Vinyl Director Rob Collins, adds: "It's an honour to have Carl on the label. He's a fantastic writer and a top bloke to boot! With the Jackals in tow he'll kill it live just as he does with the Libertines".

Barat composed The Jackals having first put out a public call for applicants online. Individually, the band, who had to audition for places, are guitarist Billy Tessio, bassist Adam Claxton and drummer Jay Bone.

  Vigsy's Club Tip: Notting Hill Carnival 2014
It's Notting Hill Carnival weekend, which gets a special place in my calendar year-on-year. The huge West London street party is one of London's top events and, as usual, it takes place over this upcoming August Bank Holiday weekend, on Sunday and Monday.

Carnival's music policy is that of cross pollination of many genres. The traditional calypso, soca and reggae, and the steel bands, are excellent, as is the costumery. And the food and drink of the Caribbean is also a major part - the roti and jerk chicken or saltfish and ackee with rice n peas, to soak up the Caribbean rums and notorious Guinness punch.

But Carnival doesn't just focus on steel bands and tradition. A musical melting pot, it also covers strains as diverse as jungle, ragga, hip hop, house, broken beat, dubstep and blues. Strewn around Notting Hill over the weekend, it's worth checking in advance what static soundsystems are going to be in action before setting off to sample the variety of sonic treats.

Soundsystems well worth checking out this year are CMC/Matrix and 4 Play, playing drum n bass and garage, King Tubby v Saxon for the reggae vibes, Latin Rave Street Jam, Rap Attack and Channel One. I also love TKO for soul, and Gaz's Rocking Blues is down to add a slice of something different to the mix.

Sunday is traditionally children's day, and it does get a bit more lively on the Monday all round Notting Hill. Do get a map and plan where you'll be heading before setting out. It can be mobbed at times, so keep an eye out for your crew, and remember that mobile reception can be tricky due to overloaded networks. Some streets end up 'one way' with the crowds, so go with the flow rather than upstream, and moving across the float route can take a while as you can get hemmed in while you wait for the parade to pass.

Time Out still does an online map, which is handy for knowing the location of the soundsystems and the float route (and a printable one too, which is probably going to be more help once you're in the thick of it), but the official website info seems somewhat sparse. Also many tube stations are exit only during the day - so pay attention to this and give plenty of time for your journeys.

As well as the daytime festivities, the weekend will also see some superb Carnival-related bashes.

Friday sees Tru Playaz Carnaval Party at Fabric, with a '21 years of jungle' night, featuring DJ Hype, Goldie, Fabio & Grooverider, Bryan Gee B2B Jumping Jack Frost, Kenny Ken, Randall, Brockie.

Saturday at Pacha sees Groove Odyssey taking over, with UK legend Joey Negro and his bag of soulful Disco house, alongside New York big hitter Mr V, London lads Bobby & Steve, Groove Assassin and Steve Harrington, which promises to be a mini carnival by itself.

Sunday has a few afterparty choices. My main two are Swamp 81 taking over Heaven under the arches of Charing Cross with Zed Bias and Loefah, and Jungle Mania Carnival Special on at Old Kent Road's Coronet.

Closing things off on Monday, Benji B takes his Deviation sessions to The Paradise in Kensal Rise with DJ Zinc and Toddla T.

Let's hope the sun shines on West London, it just makes it so much more enjoyable. Viva Carnival Siempre!
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Team Sleep invite fans to join them as they record new album
Team Sleep are planning to record a second album, which means they might just get it out in time to mark the tenth anniversary of their debut. And they want fans who have waited patiently all this time to lend a hand with it.

Fronted by Deftones vocalist Chino Moreno, and featuring former Hella and Death Grips member Zach Hill on drums, the band released the (still great) 'Team Sleep' album in 2005. A second album, reported to be in production in 2007, never materialised, and it was generally thought that the project had come to an end.

Indeed, when discussing more recent side-project +++ in 2011, Moreno said that he didn't want this band to suffer the same fate as his last, telling AOL's Noisecreep: "The main thing about it is, I don't want to hype it up and give people all these expectations. To me, that's what made Team Sleep so hard to do. It was supposed to be this underground thing that would happen whenever, and it developed so much hype around it that it kind of ruined the whole thing for me".

But - hurrah! - Team Sleep were not dead at all, just sleeping. Which, I guess, is appropriate. They have now revealed that they will head down to the Applehead recording studio in Woodstock on 17-18 Oct to record album number two.

Yeah, you're right, those dates do seem unusually specific for a 'band to record new album' story like this. But that's because they are inviting fans to come and join them in the studio as they record it.

In a statement, the band said this: "For a long time, business people, logistics, careers, adulthood, families and the House Republicans have thwarted us, but we've continued to make music. At the same time, the creative process has become increasingly fragmented and dehumanised. With that in mind, we're very excited to get together with our dear friends, hang out, play music and have a unique experience in a beautiful place. We'd like you to be there, too. Your participation will be essential to the independent creation and release of the live performance and our forthcoming studio record; we look forward to seeing you".

Essential how? Do they need some tambourines shaking, or something? No, they need cash, as far as I can see. Your essential input will pay for the studio time, it appears. Well, that and the money it'll cost to produce all the extra bits and pieces - like hoodies, CDs and a gourmet meal with the band - that attendees will receive.

So, now I've got you interested, I'll have to let you know that tickets to this are $500 each. Which seems like a lot of money. Did I mention the gourmet meal though? I bet that'll be nice. If you're still game, you can secure your place here.

Run The Jewels announce second album
Run The Jewels have announced that they will release a new album, 'RTJ2', through Nas' Mass Appeal label on 28 Oct. The album will feature appearances from Rage Against The Machine's Zach De La Rocha and Blink 182's Travis Barker.

Announcing the record, producer El-P said: "We are very excited to bring you the next chapter of Run The Jewels via the good folks at Mass Appeal. We can make no promises about the safety of any animals involved in the creation of this record".

Rapper Killer Mike then insisted: "It is the best rap group album since 'RTJ1'!"

And who could argue with that? You can get a taste of the album from lead track 'Blockbuster Night Part 1', which is streaming here.

Meanwhile, Killer Mike has been offering his thoughts on the ongoing situation in Ferguson, Missouri, where people have been protesting the police shooting of an unarmed teenager last week. As well as an opinion peace for Billboard on the subject, he has also turned up on CNN.

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Warp confirms Aphex Twin album details
Warp Records has confirmed that it will release the new album by Aphex Twin, 'Syro', on 22 Sep. The label has also revealed the artwork for the release, which seems to be a comment on the costs of releasing an album versus the royalty payments received from streaming services. Or something.

Also, the company has published a typically zany biog to go with the press release for the album. This one, though it does contain a certain amount of factual information, seems designed to make the reader feel as if they're having a stroke.

Laura Mvula playing intimate charity show in London, soon
Soul lady Laura Mvula is booked to play a quite tiny (given her award-winning stature) 100-capacity show in London later this month, for charity.

All monies raised from the special 'audience with...' date, which takes place at Leicester Square's glitzy Hippodrome Casino on 29 Aug, will be donated to Centrepoint, an organisation supporting homeless youths aged 16-25.

Ms Mvula says: "I'm really glad that we're able to support Centrepoint by doing a show. It's such a great organisation and being able to use music to help get young homeless people off the streets is a huge privilege. Hopefully we raise lots of money!"

As I said, tickets to the show are strictly limited to 100, though I should add that each is priced at £100. Though like the other thing I said, it's all for charity. So buy buy buy one, or lots, now.

Finally, as fans will already know, Mvula is soon releasing a remake of her 2013 LP 'Sing To The Moon', comprising big-band arrangements of all its original tracks featuring the Metropole Orkest.

Sample some of it now via the following this montage.

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The Knife to quit touring and "close down"
The Knife have decided that they've had enough of touring, so they're going to stop. But not before they've toured some more. After that it's definitely all over, though.

Announcing this news, the duo said in a statement: "We are doing our last tour! In the autumn we will round up the 'Shaking The Habitual Show Tour' with a number of European dates. After the touring last year we reworked the show during the winter. The performers, previously known as dancers, learnt how to sing and play instruments, the stage got three levels, Shannon Funchess joined us and the show became more fun and shiny. We performed it in the US in the spring and now we would love you to join us in our dance for some last shaking moves".

But what does this mean exactly? Are they just quitting touring, or is this the end of The Knife as a project entirely? Apparently the latter, according to Dazed & Confused, which asked for clarification from the duo's PR, after Karin Dreijer made a slightly ambiguous statement in a new interview with the publication.

"For me, The Knife is anything and nothing. It can be whatever you want", she said, cryptically. "At the moment, The Knife is 25 people touring and even more people documenting the process, making videos and helping us out with different things. When we finish the tour now in November we will close down, it's our last tour. We don't have any obligations to continue, it should only and always be for fun.

The phrase "we don't have any obligations to continue" sounds like she's not really sure what the future holds, but if you want to take that as a permanent split, then fine. Take it.

Explaining the final shows further, Karin said in a statement: "When we talked about going on tour again, the first idea was to make a dance show, which we also decided to do. So we had to rework the tracks to accompany that idea".

Her brother Olof added: "I think the dance-y beat-oriented reworks we've done are not only made to dance to in the show, but they are also a reaction towards the more distorted material on the 'Shaking The Habitual' album. We keep on reacting from previous experiences".

The brief tour will come to a close with a performance at this year's Iceland Airwaves festival, but if you want to see them in the UK, you'll need to head down to the Manchester Academy on 5 Nov or the Brixton Academy on 6 Nov. Tickets are on sale as of this morning.

If you can't make any of the dates, then you might just about be able to console yourself with a mini-album featuring studio recordings of the new versions of some of the songs the duo have reworked for the tour, which will be released in November.

The tracklist looks like this:

We Share Our Mothers' Health (Shaken-Up Version)
Got 2 Let U (Shaken-Up Version)
Bird (Shaken-Up Version)
Without You My Life Would Be Boring (Shaken-Up Version)
Pass This On (Shaken-Up Version featuring Shannon Funchess)
Ready To Lose (Shaken-Up Version)
Stay Out Here (Shaken-Up Version)
Silent Shout (Shaken-Up Version)

You can listen to the new version of 'Pass This On' here, and watch a trailer for the tour here.

CMU Beef Of The Week #220: Pablito Ruiz v Tame Impala
It is a fact that if lawsuits in which songwriters claim to have been ripped off by other more successful songwriters stopped tomorrow, revenues of the entertainment law community would drop by 32% overnight.

Well, not so much a fact as a number I just plucked out of the air. But the point I'm trying to make is that there are a lot more of these lawsuits than just the ones you read about in CMU. Often the argument takes the form of, 'I gave a demo of my awesome music to [insert famous artist name] and then they totally ripped me off'. Because most unsigned artists assume that their demos actually get listened to and absorbed by the people they hand them out to.

Sometimes these disputes take multi-level, super confusing forms, like this week's ruling against Shakira, in which she is accused of recording a song that borrowed from another by a guy who had ripped off someone else in the first place. That happens less often. Mostly it's the first one.

The business of proving that someone has ripped someone else off in the songwriting domain is a difficult one though. You have to prove two songs are sufficiently alike to justify the words 'copyright infringement'. Then you have to decide if the similarities are coincidence, accidental or deliberate. And before all that, one artist has to notice the similarity between one of their songs and someone else's. And how that happens can be a strange thing in itself.

This week, Tame Impala found this out, as they now face possible legal action from Argentine songwriter Pablo Ruiz as the result of a joke.

Earlier this month, Chilean music website Rata published an article entitled, 'Estudios revelan que Tame Impala le copió a Pablito Ruiz' - or, in English, 'Studies show that Tame Impala copied Pablito Ruiz'.

The "studies" cited by the website seem largely (entirely) to be a YouTube video put together by Rata comparing portions of Tame Impala's 2012 song 'Feels Like We Only Go Backwards' and Ruiz's 1989 hit 'Océano'. You could get into a debate about how likely it would be that Tame Impala would have heard this song, but before that, you should probably note that the Rata video seems like a joke. I laughed, anyway.

You know how it is, you notice something you think is funny, you decide to share it amongst what you imagine is an audience who understand the tone and style of your website, and then thanks to sarcasm not always coming across when taken out of context online, people start taking you seriously. And sarcasm generally stands up less well when it's first filtered through Google Translate.

So it was that this week Rata published a new article, cataloguing how something they thought was nothing more than a "funny observation" went viral - or "viralizó", which is now my new favourite word. They catalogued (and later updated the article to catalogue some more) the many sites around the world that had picked up on the story, including Pitchfork.

"This is a joke, right?" said Tame Impala frontman Kevin Parker when asked for a comment by Rolling Stone.

"It was a joke", confirmed Rata's editors Raúl Álvarez and Patricio Pérez. They added: "We were at a party and had that idea. Curiously, it was viralized pretty fast. We never thought we'd had this impact, and we're very surprised about it".

Wait, "viralized" is my new favourite word. No, "viralizó". Oh, I can't choose.

Anyway, that can wait, because there is still a twist in this tale, as you might have guessed (or maybe even remembered from when I mentioned it earlier). Because it wasn't just the websites of the world that got wind of this story, it was Pablito Ruiz too. And Pablito Ruiz is not laughing.

Speaking to Radio ESPN 197.9FM in Argentina, he said: "Obviously there is plagiarism. Whether they have done it on purpose or not, there are seven bars that are equal to my song".

"Equal" is a debatable term. And we can debate it now if you like, but how about we just leave it up to the courts? Because Ruiz says he's now planning to consult his lawyers over his next course of action.

Hopefully his lawyers will point out that the similarities between the two songs are purely humorous. But you never know with lawyers. Pointing out obvious humour doesn't buy you a big car, does it? Not unless you're Michael McIntyre. Who does actually look quite like a lawyer, now I think about it.

But how do Álvarez and Pérez from Rata feel about the trouble they've stirred up?

"Of course we think it's funny", they chuckled to Rolling Stone. "But we hope there are no charges against Tame Impala. We actually like them a lot".

 
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Andy heads up the team, overseeing the CMU bulletin and website, coordinating features and interviews, reporting on artist and business stories, and contributing to the CMU Approved column.
Email andy@unlimitedmedia.co.uk (except press releases, see below)
   
CHRIS COOKE | Co-Publisher, Business Editor & Insights Director
Chris provides music business coverage, writing key business news and analysis. Chris also leads the CMU Insights training and consultancy business, and is MD of CMU publisher UnLimited Media.
Email chris@unlimitedmedia.co.uk (except press releases, see below)
   
ALY BARCHI | Staff Writer
Aly reports on artist news, coordinates the festival, gig and release round up columns, and contributes to the CMU Approved column. She also writes for CMU's sister title ThisWeek London.
Email aly@unlimitedmedia.co.uk (except press releases, see below)
   
SAM TAYLOR | Commercial Manager & Insights Associate
Sam oversees the commercial side of the CMU media, leading on sales and sponsorship, plus helps manage and deliver the CMU Insights training courses and consultancy services.
Email sam@unlimitedmedia.co.uk or call 020 7099 9060
   
CARO MOSES | Co-Publisher
Caro helps oversee the CMU media, while as a Director of UnLimited Media she heads up the company's other two titles ThisWeek London and ThreeWeeks Edinburgh, and supports other parts of the business.
Email caro@unlimitedmedia.co.uk
Send ALL press releases to musicnews@unlimitedmedia.co.uk - this is checked daily by the whole editorial team meaning your release will definitely get to the right person.

For details of the training and consultancy services offered by CMU Insights click here - Andy and Chris are also available to provide music business comment, just email them direct.

To promote your company or advertise jobs or services to the entire UK music industry via the CMU bulletin or website contact Sam on 020 7099 9060 or email ads@unlimitedmedia.co.uk
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