WEDNESDAY 24 SEPTEMBER 2014
TODAY'S TOP STORY: OK, America's pre-1972 copyright thing. Big development. Possibly. A court in California has found in favour of Flo & Eddie in their lawsuit against Sirius XM satellite radio. But what does that flippin well mean? First, a very quick recap. Federal copyright law in the US says that satellite and online radio services - a category which would include both Sirius and Pandora - are obliged to pay... [READ MORE]
 
TODAY'S APPROVED: The release of Andy Stott's third album, 'Luxury Problems', in 2012 was something of a breakthrough point for him, earning high acclaim and broader attention. The result of several years of development, under the guidance of the Modern Love label, the record saw him combine his dusty electronic productions with the voice of opera singer (and his childhood piano teacher) Alison... [READ MORE]
TOP STORIES Pre-1972 copyright ruling goes in favour of music community, but does it set any precedent?
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LEGAL Dave Lee Travis found guilty of indecent assault
Rod Stewart sued for allegedly breaking fan's nose with football kick
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MANAGEMENT & FUNDING New appointments at Three Six Zero
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MEDIA XXL to stop magazine, live on as digital brand
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ARTIST NEWS Dre tops Forbes hip hop rich list after Beats deal
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GIGS & FESTIVALS Manic Street Preachers to re-open The Holy Bible via anniversary shows
Oui Love to promote new French talent on UK tour
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AWARDS Sam Smith and grime dominate 2014 MOBO nominations
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ONE LINERS The Voice, Azealia Banks, Kendrick Lamar and more
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AND FINALLY... I see dead people (singing with Barry Manilow)
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Pre-1972 copyright ruling goes in favour of music community, but does it set any precedent?
OK, America's pre-1972 copyright thing. Big development. Possibly. A court in California has found in favour of Flo & Eddie in their lawsuit against Sirius XM satellite radio. But what does that flippin well mean?

First, a very quick recap. Federal copyright law in the US says that satellite and online radio services - a category which would include both Sirius and Pandora - are obliged to pay royalties to the record labels for any recordings they play, though the labels are in turn obliged to licence their content to such services via the SoundExchange collective licensing system, unless the broadcaster/webcaster opts to do a direct deal.

It's a significant bit of law because in the US, unlike Europe, traditional AM/FM radio stations are not obliged to pay any royalties to the labels, however many records they play (though they do have to pay the music publishers to cover the separate copyrights in the lyrics and musical compositions).

However, federal copyright law only directly applies to sound recordings that came into being after 1972. Records from before that date, including the still rather valuable 1950s/1960s rock n roll catalogues, are protected by state copyright law.

Which has posed two questions: do any recent innovations in federal law extend to state copyrights, and if not, what exactly does state copyright law say about satellite and online radio? Alas, ageing state laws say nothing specifically about satellite or online services, so everything is open to interpretation.

Sirius and, latterly, Pandora have interpreted the situation to the effect that they are not obliged to licence or pay for recordings that pre-date 1972. But unsurprisingly, given SoundExchange reckons satellite/online royalties due on recordings from this era could top $60 million a year, the record industry does not agree. And both SoundExchange and the major labels have begun litigation on the issue in different state jurisdictions.

As did Flo & Eddie, aka Howard Kaylan and Mark Volman, aka the two vocalists with American rock band The Turtles, a band whose heyday predates 1972. The duo has actually sued Sirius in three different states, the case in California coming first. And earlier this week a summary judgement found in the musicians' favour, ruling that Sirius had indeed violated state copyright law by playing Turtles tracks without permission.

Lawyers for Flo & Eddie claimed that Sirius had actually violated two elements of the duo's sound recording copyrights, firstly by copying the recordings and secondly by then instigating a public performance of them. The judge hearing the case said that the former claim would need to go to trial, but that she was ruling in favour of the plaintiffs on the latter, Sirius having been unable to deny it instigated public performances of Flo & Eddie's recordings, and therefore relying on legal interpretation rather than disputing any facts. A hearing to assess damages for Flo & Eddie is now scheduled for next month.

Although Sirius could still appeal both this week's ruling and any damages it is ordered to pay, the ruling could set a significant precedent, in that labels and artists in control of pre-1972 recordings could now push for royalties from Sirius, Pandora et al, both for past and future airplay. The satellite and online radio providers could also be obliged to negotiate licences for playing 1950s and 1960s records moving forward; it would be interesting to see if that would simply be handled by SoundExchange, or if any labels would argue for direct deals.

Of course, this ruling only applies to Californian law, cases in Florida and New York are pending. Though satellite and online services operate US-wide. Service providers could argue for a metric that means they only have to pay a sound recording royalty based on users in California, or work out a way to vary their services in the state, though reaching a deal with SoundExchange and/or the labels might be easier.

Though this ruling far from settles the matter of pre-1972 sound recording copyrights. Appeals will almost certainly follow plus, as Billboard pointed out yesterday, in a concurrent lawsuit between the majors and Sirius in California, a different judge has previously indicated she was erring towards the satellite broadcaster's arguments. It remains to be seen whether that judge now feels obliged to follow this week's ruling.

So, this judgement could have narrower implications than it first seems, or a wider impact. Indeed, some wonder if it will now force a re-evaluation of the public performance of pre-1972 sound recordings in California by all broadcasters. Which, should they ultimately lose this fight, would be a silver lining for Sirius and Pandora, who have long moaned about the fact AM/FM radio services, with whom they compete, have such an advantage when it comes to royalty commitments.

Dave Lee Travis found guilty of indecent assault
Presenter Dave Lee Travis, real name David Griffin, was found guilty of one count of indecent assault at Southwark Crown Court yesterday. He was found not guilty of another indecent assault, and cleared of a separate accusation of sexual assault after the jury failed to reach a verdict.

As previously reported, Griffin was acquitted on twelve sexual offence charges in February this year, but was ordered to face retrial on two charges on which the original jury failed to reach a verdict.

In April he was then charged over an additional indecent assault against a researcher on 'The Mrs Merton Show' in 1995. It was this charge on which he was found guilty yesterday.

In a statement, Deputy Chief Crown Prosecutor Jenny Hopkins said: "David Griffin, also known as Dave Lee Travis, indecently assaulted a young woman by touching her in a way that was not only deeply invasive but also against the law. We thank the jury for their careful consideration in this case and we respect all the verdicts of the court today".

She added: "The prosecution of sexual offences is often difficult and complex, perhaps even more so when the allegations are from some years ago. We will continue to consider cases and, wherever there is sufficient evidence and it is in the public interest, we will work with police to build strong cases which can be put before the court".

Griffin will be sentenced on Friday, and was warned by the judge yesterday that he could face a custodial sentence.

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Rod Stewart sued for allegedly breaking fan's nose with football kick
Given that Rod Stewart is famous for kicking footballs into his audience at any given opportunity, it's a wonder he hasn't faced legal action for causing a football-hitting-an-audience-member-based injury before. Oh, hang on, he did that time he broke an artist's finger, if I remember rightly.

Anyway, Stewart is facing a new lawsuit after one of his on-stage football kicks allegedly broke a fan's nose. According to PageSix.com, Mostafa Kashe's lawsuit targets both Stewart and his promoter AEG Live after one of the singer's balls smashed into his face at a Las Vegas show. Stewart kicked the football off the stage with "sufficient force so as to potentially injure a patron" says the lawsuit.

Kashe is seeking damages in excess of $10,000.

New appointments at Three Six Zero
EDM management hub and Roc Nation ally Three Six Zero has announced some new appointments, according to Music Week.

Universal Music business and legal affairs man Arif Mahmud joins the London-based company as UK General Manager, while existing staff members Matt Vines and Phil Sales have been promoted, and now both enjoy the job title VP UK Artist Management.

Meanwhile the group's COO, James Sealey, will be relocating to the firm's LA office to run worldwide operations.

Confirming the changes, Three Six Zero Co-Founder Mark Gillespie said: "We've got a great team across the UK and US now supporting our artists. Everything we do is to make it possible for them to take their music to new audiences and their talent in new directions".

XXL to stop magazine, live on as digital brand
Only a week or so on from Vibe mag getting binned by its newish owner SpinMedia, another American urban music media brand, XXL, is to cease producing its printed magazine following a take-over by Townsquare Media. Active since 1997, XXL will go digital-only following a final issue released next month.

As previously reported, Townsquare looks to be a company on the rise, having previously acquired a trio of niche sites - The Boot, The Boombox and Noisecreep - from a down-sizing AOL back in 2013.

Speaking to The New York Post, Townsquare's Chief Content Officer Bill Wilson, an ex-AOL President himself, confirmed he was keeping on eleven staffers from the XXL team, adding: "We think XXL has strong potential in both the digital and live events market", adding that the title might well re-appear in print again via occasional special issues.

Ben Harris, President of original XXL owners Harris Publications, told The NY Post: "We incubated something digitally, but the Townsquare people can take it to the next level with their digital expertise".

He added: "I don't think it is a cost-cutting thing. I think it is an opportunity for Townsquare to do more with the franchise".

  Approved: Andy Stott
The release of Andy Stott's third album, 'Luxury Problems', in 2012 was something of a breakthrough point for him, earning high acclaim and broader attention. The result of several years of development, under the guidance of the Modern Love label, the record saw him combine his dusty electronic productions with the voice of opera singer (and his childhood piano teacher) Alison Skidmore.

Having released one album already this year, a collaboration with Demdike Stare's Miles Whittaker under the moniker Millie & Andrea, he's now back under his own name again, announcing the follow-up to 'Luxury Problems' this week. Due for release on 17 Nov, and titled 'Faith In Strangers', the album again includes contributions from Skidmore, as well as euphonium from Kim Holly Thorpe.

But, of course, the centre of it all is Stott's finely crafted production, cutting up his collaborators' input and weaving it into his own world, where you're warmly welcomed one moment and coldly shoved aside the next. Listening at times feels voyeuristic, as on 'Violence', the first track from 'Faith In Strangers', which is an aggressively beautiful introduction to the record.
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Dre tops Forbes hip hop list after Beats deal
So, Dr Dre has topped the latest Forbes hip hop rich list, him taking the top spot from Sean 'Diddy Whatnot' Combs with annual earnings between June 2013 and June this year so massive (estimated at $620 million) that they are bigger than any twelve month earnings the magazine has ever documented for a musician, and exceed the annual earnings of all the other 24 listed wealthy hip hoppers put together.

And all for putting his name to some shitty headphones. I bet those other hip hop stars are kicking themselves for focusing on their rapping and producing and performing and making quality music. Stop recording records people, find yourself some techies (and a Jimmy Iovine), launch a business selling silly looking headphones to idiots, sell it to Apple for $3 billion, impress the guys at Forbes. Easy.

Though looking like paupers next to Dre, other money-loving hip hoppers high up Forbes' latest poll are Combs, Jay-Z, Drake and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis. Now let's all do a little rap about how hard it is on the streets.

Manic Street Preachers to re-open The Holy Bible via anniversary shows
The Manic Street Preachers will re-present their 1994 LP 'The Holy Bible' - which basic maths dictates is 20 years old this year - by playing it live and (for the first time) from start to finish over seven quite historical shows in December.

The idea for the live dates came when the band began rehearsing select 'Holy Bible' tracks for an episode of BBC Radio 4's 'Mastertapes' series, airing in November. Only they won't be able to swear in that, because it's Radio 4.

Interviewed by The Quietus this week, Manics man James Dean Bradfield said: "With the Radio 4 'Mastertapes' sessions, we've had a problem trying to come up with the list of stuff we're going to play, because we started rehearsing 'Yes', and then, y'know, of course [we thought], 'Oh, here we go, I can't sing that lyric. You've got 'cock' all the way through the lyric... 'You want a girl so tear off his cock''".

And it almost goes without saying that that kind of thing isn't particularly Radio 4-suitable. Still, at least with the December dates, he can get as explicit as he likes.

Thinking back to the Manics as they were at the time they made the LP, JDB adds: "I suppose it was a take-no-prisoners kind of vibe, we didn't care that everything was at stake, even our record contract... we just didn't care about anything. We just felt that it was really important just to be very myopic and single-minded about everything".

And contrasting that with today's 'vibe', he says: "I would say that I'm still essentially the same person, but it's hard to have that sense of myopia and indestructibility when you're 45. I've got to know that I can be as bloody-minded as I was. I know it sounds woefully pretentious... like some bullshit actor fishing for compliments from his agent - 'I'm not sure if I can play Lear!' It does spook me out a bit, but I just really want to know that I can do it justice".

So I guess we'll all have to wait until December to see if he can. Here are the listings:

8 Dec: Glasgow, Barrowlands
10/11 Dec: Manchester, Albert Hall
13 Dec: Dublin, Olympia Theatre
15/16/17 Dec: London, Roundhouse

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Oui Love to promote new French talent on UK tour
The joint venture between Bureau Export and Institut Français to promote French music in the UK, Oui Love, has announced details of its annual tour. New acts looking for recognition on this side of the English channel are Andrea Balency and NLF3.

Project Manager David McKenna tells CMU: "The key thing with Oui Love is that, as well as playing London, groups get to play in other regions of the UK - we've had groups like Anoraak and The Shoes in front of audiences they might not otherwise have the opportunity of playing to, and over the dates we've done that's been about 5000 people. It also allows the Bureau Export to forge links with local promoters who might work with more French acts, so it has a wider impact".

And here are those dates:

29 Sep: Birmingham, Hare & Hounds
30 Sep: Brighton, The Hope
1 Oct: London, The Shacklewell Arms
2 Oct: Edinburgh, Sneaky Pete's
3 Oct: Middlesbrough, Westgarth Social Club

Sam Smith and grime dominate 2014 MOBO nominations
This year's MOBO nominations shortlist has been released, and, holy god, what a shortlist it is.

With the awards confirmed to take place in London for the first time since 2007, all the prizes will be presented on 22 Oct at the Wembley Arena. And hey, it'll be the first time the grime genre will stand in a 'Best Grime' class of its own, instead of sharing an award with 'Best Hip-Hop', as it has in past years. We live in modern times.

Leading a noticeably man-dominated pack are London hip-hop pairing Krept & Konan and singing man-doll Sam Smith, who each have four noms; whilst FKA Twigs [a girl] and Tinie Tempah, Ghetts, Meridian Dan and Fuse ODG [not girls] have three chances to win apiece.

See/vote on the nominees here, and get tickets to the live ceremony, which will be shown on ITV 2 on 22 Oct, here.

The Voice, Azealia Banks, Kendrick Lamar and more

Other notable announcements and developments today...

• The PRS For Music Foundation has teamed up with the Gilles Peterson-founded Steve Reid Foundation to launch the Steve Reid InNOVAtion Awards, which will offer support - cash and mentorship - for unsigned artists "pushing musical boundaries". Info here.

• What does 'The Voice' need? No, not that. Or that. No. No. Oh, come on, there's no need for language like that. OK, I'll tell you. It needs Rita Ora. Well, I assume so, cos that's what it's got. She will replace Kylie Minogue on the next series.

• Azealia Banks is back! Was she gone? I'm not sure. But for the purposes of narrative let's just say she's back. And she's brought with her... a new track, called 'Chasing Time'. Still no sign of that album though.

• That Kendrick Lamar's new single, 'i', is now 'out there' for people to listen to. A quick poll of three people I just did gave it the thumbs down, but a lot of other people seem quite excited by it. How do you feel, huh?

Approved Canadian beat-creator Ryan Hemsworth has released a new single 'feat' singing by Dawn Golden. Its title is 'Snow In Newark', and it's the first sign of Hemsworth's TBA new record. Hear the track here.

• Matt Hales, aka Aqualung, who's written tracks with Lianne La Havas, Paloma Faith and Mikky Ekko since his 2010 solo LP 'Magnetic North', has this week detailed his next solo set, '10 Futures'. Released 19 Jan, it features La Havas, SOHN, Prides and Joel Compass, who features on lead single 'Tape 2 Tape. Stream that here.

• Alt-pop ladio Rosie Lowe, has shared a solo track titled 'Water Came Down', taken off her forthcoming first LP, which is set to arrive in the new year. Watch its video now.

• I've never quite seen the appeal of album listening parties myself. But Flying Lotus is good, isn't he? And you'd all like to hear his new album? Well get yourselves down to Plastic People in Shoreditch at 7pm today to have a listen to it in the company of others like you. Or just listen to 'Never Catch Me', featuring Kendrick Lamar, all on your lonesome right now.

• Ex-MCR poster boy Gerard Way is to headline his first solo British shows later this year. The first is on 5 Nov at The Ritz in Manchester, and the final date is at London's Koko on 10 Nov. All back Way's 'Hesitant Alien' LP, which hits shops next week.

I see dead people (singing with Barry Manilow)
Who would be your ideal dinner party guests, alive or dead? Actually, forget alive, just name the dead ones. And why does this game always have to be a dinner party? Dead people don't eat. Sure, dead people don't sing either, but no one told Barry Manilow that.

Apparently unable to find any living singers to collaborate with, Manilow has announced that his latest album will be a collection of duets from beyond the grave. I mean, haven't you always felt that Andy Williams' version of 'Moon River' was missing something (ie Barry Manilow)?

Titled 'My Dream Duets', the album features vocal tracks of eleven deceased singers, including Whitney Houston, Judy Garland, Dusty Springfield, Marilyn Monroe and Louis Armstrong. All having either failed or refused* to work with Manilow while they were alive, they have now had their vocals extracted from old recordings and plonked onto these new recordings alongside the man himself.

Says Manilow: "The songs have all new arrangements and sound as if they were recorded yesterday. The album is a miracle. It's been a huge undertaking, musically and technically".

There's a question of taste too, but he was too excited to stop and think about that: "Having the opportunity to record these legendary standards with artists whom I admire so much was really a dream come true".

The album is due out on 27 Oct through Universal/Verve Music, the label to which Manilow recently signed. Insisting that this whole project is totally fine, Verve chairman David Foster says: "The way he has taken the classic solo performances of the many iconic artists on 'My Dream Duets', transforming them into songs arranged for two voices, is an incredible artistic accomplishment. This album is really a crowning achievement in an unprecedented career spanning many decades".

Here's the full tracklist:

1. The Song's Gotta Come From The Heart with Jimmy Durante
2. Goody Goody with Frankie Lymon
3. Dream A Little Dream Of Me with Mama Cass
4. I Believe In You And Me with Whitney Houston
5. Sunshine On My Shoulders with John Denver
6. Zing! Went The Strings Of My Heart with Judy Garland
7. Moon River with Andy Williams
8. The Look Of Love with Dusty Springfield
9. The Candyman with Sammy Davis Jr
10. I Wanna Be Loved By You with Marilyn Monroe
11. What A Wonderful World/What A Wonderful Life with Louis Armstrong

*I should state, I have no evidence that any of these people ever refused to work with Barry Manilow. But, for future reference, any singers who aren't feeling at their best right now might want to state their Manilow-duetting preferences in their last will and testament, just to be sure.

 
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