THURSDAY 23 OCTOBER 2014
TODAY'S TOP STORY: There were developments earlier this week in the high profile and emotive legal battle between Kesha and her long-time collaborator Dr Luke. As previously reported, in legal papers filed earlier this month Kesha accused Luke, real name Lukasz Gottwald, whose label and music publishing outfit she signed to aged... [READ MORE]
 
TODAY'S APPROVED: The first thing to say of SE London's Virginia Wing - or Alice Merida Richards, Sam Pillay (ex-Let's Wrestle) and Sebastian Truskolaski - is that the band have a new LP, 'Measures Of Joy', filed for release on 2 Nov, via the ever-great Fire Records. So write that date down. Moving on, or rather, back, 'Measures' lights... [READ MORE]
TOP STORIES Kesha claims about Dr Luke contradicted in earlier deposition
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LIVE BUSINESS East London's Vibe Bar closing over licensing issues
MN2S recruits two more agents
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DIGITAL & D2F SERVICES Pandora launches data service for artists
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MEDIA RAJAR Round Up: Good quarter for 6, less so for Radio 1 and Heart
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ARTIST NEWS Wilko Johnson free of cancer and feeling iconic
Ain't no party like a televised, charity-motivated S Club mega-party
Kate Bush takes stock 'After The Dawn'
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GIGS & FESTIVALS Japan Night steps up music export plans with international concert announcement
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AWARDS Qs dished out
MOBOs dished out
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ONE LINERS Sony/ATV, Son Lux, Slim Twig and more
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AND FINALLY... Taylor Swift makes fans pay for white noise
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Kesha claims about Dr Luke contradicted in earlier deposition
There were developments earlier this week in the high profile and emotive legal battle between Kesha and her long-time collaborator Dr Luke.

As previously reported, in legal papers filed earlier this month Kesha accused Luke, real name Lukasz Gottwald, whose label and music publishing outfit she signed to aged eighteen, of forcing her to "take drugs and alcohol in order to take advantage of her sexually while she was intoxicated". Gottwald quickly fired back accusing Kesha and her mother of making false accusations as part of a dispute over contracts between the singer and producer.

A key development this week is the publication of a deposition - an out of court testimony given under oath - that was given by Kesha in relation to earlier litigation in which the singer and her producer were on the same side. The 2010 dispute was between the duo and DAS Communications, which had managed the singer for a time.

In the deposition, made public at the request of Gottwald's lawyers, Kesha seemingly defended the producer over various allegations made about his conduct, denying he had ever assaulted her or forced her to take drugs. Those statements seem to directly contradict some of the allegations made in her new lawsuit.

But Kesha's legal rep Mark Geragos has countered the release of the deposition transcriptions, implying that his client had been intimidated by the producer even during the 2010 litigation. He told reporters yesterday: "After the deposition, after the threats, she went into rehab and therapy and now she's finally strong enough that she's not going to be intimidated or threatened anymore".

The case continues.

East London's Vibe Bar closing over licensing issues
East London's Vibe Bar is to close after a run in between the venue's owners and local licensing authorities. Owners of the space, which was one of the clubbing venues that helped spearhead the 1990s economic revival of the Brick Lane area of London, say that current strict licensing laws have turned clubs in the area into "prisons with airport-style security".

According to the Evening Standard, Vibe Bar owner Alan Miller called the licensing rules put in place by Tower Hamlets Council "petty minded", adding that they had turned Brick Lane "into a quieter place" during clubbing hours. Meanwhile a clamp down on one-off licence extensions for special events had led to a 30% drop in business.

A spokesman for the local council, though, said that licensing regulations hadn't actually changed, and that it remained a "strong supporter" of Brick Lane bars and clubs.

As previously reported, near by venue 93 Feet East was shut for a time last year after having its licence revoked by Tower Hamlets, but it was able to reopen after taking successful legal action against the local authority.

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MN2S recruits two more agents
The MN2S booking agency has added to its team by recruiting two new agents in the form of Joanna Miles, who comes to the firm from This Agency, and Lindsay Maclaren, who makes the move from IMD. The former brings with her acts like Saytek, Death On The Balcony and Tone Of Arc, while the latter will look after the likes of Terry Farley, Cristian Varela, and Utah Saints.

Commenting on her new role, Miles told reporters: "MN2S has always been an agency I've looked up to and being asked to join the team here is really exciting, for both me and my artists. You can tell it's a successful place to work as soon as you meet everyone. It's really great to be given the opportunity to work with such a talented group of agents and artists".

Meanwhile Maclaren said: "It goes without saying that I am thrilled to have joined MN2S who are one of the leading and most admirable booking agencies in the industry. The company boasts a fantastic roster which continues to expand with outstanding talent from across the globe and I look forward to the months ahead working alongside their dynamic and knowledgeable team".

Pandora launches data service for artists
Pandora continues in its bid to convince the music community it's not evil by offering artists access to listening data. As previously reported, the US-based streaming service, currently wholly licensed through the collective system in America, has faced a considerable backlash from across the wider music community because of its various attempts to reduce the royalty payments it has to pay to labels and publishers.

The latest in a number of initiatives to placate music people, Pandora AMP will offer artists access to a range of data based on how their music is consumed on the streaming platform. Fan data is all the rage in the music industry of course, and has a definite value to managers and labels, and Spotify has also offered some data services as part of its artist outreach programme. Music people, therefore, seem likely to check out Pandora AMP, even if they retain the right to grumble about the digital firm at every possible opportunity.

Announcing the new service in a blog post, Pandora founder Tim Westergren said: "With AMP, we hope to make the day in and day out easier for artists by eliminating the guesswork. From finding out what songs are performing well to informing singles or set lists, to mapping where an artist's fanbase is to informing tour schedules, our ultimate goal is to help artists across the spectrum build and maintain their careers. We're just getting started, but we have a strong vision for where this can lead and are excited to watch it take shape".

RAJAR Round Up: Good quarter for 6, less so for Radio 1 and Heart
What five things do you need to know about the latest round of radio listening figures from the good old stat monkeys at RAJAR? Well...

1. 6 Music had a very good RAJAR quarter, with a weekly average audience of 1.99 million, putting the station which the crazy loons at the Beeb once planned to shut down (seems like a moment of madness with hindsight, doesn't it?) ever so close to two million listeners. It also extended its lead over Radio 3 (the audience size for which was up slightly on the previous quarter, but down year-on-year). Digital only 6 Music having a bigger audience than the Beeb's classical channel led to Tom Watson MP recently suggesting the former should get the latter's prestigious slot on FM.

2. Radio 1 did not have a tip top RAJAR quarter, with its overall audience down 2.5% year-on-year to 10.6 million. Prime time DJ man Nick Grimshaw also saw his audience size slip quarter-on-quarter, to 5.82 million, although he was up on this time last year. And Radio 1 would like you to know that it is now operating in the super-duper multi-channel age, and that its brand exists beyond its FM/DAB channels. There are even plans for a Radio 1 channel on the iPlayer. The telly iPlayer. They have a point really, Radio 1 is now a multi-media brand. Which is why everyone should take notice of my proposal to merge Radio 1 and BBC 3, creating BBC 1.5. Possibly.

3. Chris Evans did not have a brilliant RAJAR quarter, in that his audience was down 600,000 on the previous period, though his is still the biggest breakfast show on British radio, and he's working for the biggest radio station in the UK, Radio 2. So let's not worry too much for Evans.

4. How about some commercial radio? Heart London had a bad quarter, with its lowest audience figures in fourteen years at 1.44 million weekly listeners. Though outside of London, Heart is doing a bit better. In those areas that got Heart recently as a result of Global's rebrand of former Real Radio stations, weekly reach on those channels is up. Biggest in London on the commercial radio side is also Global-owned Capital FM, though its newer sister station Capital XTRA still isn't doing so well. Maybe it wasn't a great 'choice' to rebrand from Choice.

5. UK-wide on the commercial side, Bauer's Absolute Radio topped four million listeners across its network of stations, though it is Absolute 80s rather than the brand's main channel that is really delivering. The biggest digital-only commercial station, with 1.43 million listeners each week, the 80s version of Absolute isn't now so far away from its flagship sister station, which also broadcasts on AM across the UK and FM in London, and has 1.87 million listeners.

 
  Approved: Virginia Wing
The first thing to say of SE London's Virginia Wing - or Alice Merida Richards, Sam Pillay (ex-Let's Wrestle) and Sebastian Truskolaski - is that the band have a new LP, 'Measures Of Joy', filed for release on 2 Nov, via the ever-great Fire Records. So write that date down.

Moving on, or rather, back, 'Measures' lights on top of a small pile of singles and EPs (dating back to 2012's brilliant 'A Worn Path'/'Divination' tape), retailed on tight-knit labels like Sexbeat, Critical Heights and the Brighton-based Faux Discx. And over the lifeline of which VW's basic line-up has shuffled back and forth a fair bit, with Richards taking over main vocals from one-time frontman-of-sorts Mike 'Lightning' Hankin early on. Or at least, I think that's what happened... the band's biog is kind of hard to track.

Anyway, that's the history part over with, so now to listen to a pair of advance tracks off the Virginia Wing of today's 'Measures Of Joy'; namely the smoky, close-coiled 'World Contact' and after, with its own meditative and slightly chilly video, avant-pop-song-with-poise 'Marnie'.
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Wilko Johnson free of cancer and feeling iconic
More from Wilko Johnson's pretty extraordinary recovery story now, as the one-time Dr Feelgood guitarist - who had a major operation to alleviate his long-standing (and, it was thought circa his initial diagnosis in 2012, terminal) pancreatic cancer back in June - says he is now free of the disease and doing well.

Appearing at yesterday's Q Awards to accept this year's Icon prize, Johnson said: "I feel so iconic, I feel like a little flat square thing that sticks on the computer screen. That's an icon". Iconic? Ironic, more like. Right?

Wilko went on to say that a holiday in Japan had helped him get his strength back following the big operation, which involved the removal of his whole pacreas, and parts of his stomach and other organs, adding: "I think very very soon I'm going to go into a rehearsal room with the band and see if I can remember how to do it".

"This tumour weighed 3kg. That's the size of a baby. Anyway, they got it all. They cured me", he said finally.

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Ain't no party like a televised, charity-motivated S Club mega-party
So. 4:3 girl:boy ratio pop superband S Club 7, aka the S Club Seniors, are back. Back to you, that is. Okay... fine, they're "bring(ing) it all back to you". I said it. I hope you're happy.

Yes, that's right. All seven S Club stars - even the still moderately high-profile ones (Rachel and Hannah basically) - have finally given in and, because they so love raising money for kids' charities, will pretend to like each other for a limited time in aid of this year's BBC Children In Need appeal.

First off, so you know it's real, this is an audio clip in which the whole S Club bunch say their names, thus binding themselves in a verbal contract. Pop's most magnificent seven will sing a megamix of their greatest hits on the big live Children In Need show, which airs on 14 Nov.

In the meantime, they've given the BBC a 'band statement' expressing their excitement. Which goes like this: "We're massive fans of BBC Children In Need and it was great to be able to support the charity all those years ago. We're really looking forward to bringing it all back for Pudsey, for BBC Children In Need and for all our fans who have been so great over the years. This is going to be the mega S Club party of all time!".

If you're too young to know or too old to care who and what S Club 7 are, this is a quickish history painstakingly compiled by Popjustice.

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Kate Bush takes stock 'After The Dawn'
Dear everyone who went to one of Kate Bush's 22 back-to-back 'Before The Dawn' shows at London's Hammersmith Apollo earler this year, and dear everyone else, too.

Anyway, as I wasn't saying, but will now, Kate has written a passage or two via her official site about what it was like to play live again after 35 years. And she writes that the experience was "one of the most extraordinary of my life".

Mostly though, it's a nice, polite thank you note (like your parents used to make you write to your grandparents at Christmas) to all the audiences who showed up to watch. Writes Bush: "I was really delighted that the shows were received so positively and so warmly but the really unexpected part of it all was the audiences. Audiences that you could only ever dream of".

She goes on: "One of the main reasons for wanting to perform live again was to have contact with that audience. They took my breath away. Every single night they were so behind us. You could feel their support from the minute we walked on stage. I just never imagined it would be possible to connect with an audience on such a powerful and intimate level; to feel such, well quite frankly, love. It was like this at every single show".

Japan Night steps up music export plans with international concert announcement
A collaboration between the Federation Of Music Producers Japan and ad agency Dentsu, music export venture Japan Night today announced plans for a series of worldwide concerts to promote the country's artists internationally in the run-up to the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo.

Japan Night launched earlier this year with an event at the Kokuritsu Kyogijo Stadium, with artists such as pop trio Perfume and rock band L'Arc En Ciel playing to 120,000 people, including invited international guests, over two days.

And today it was announced that the event will now also take place in Thailand, Hong Kong, Indonesia and Singapore in 2015, followed by the US and Europe in 2016. Other events will then be held before it returns to the redeveloped Kokuritsu Kyogijo in 2020, ahead of the Tokyo Games.

Aiji Oda of one of the project's partners, Sync Music Japan, explained at a press conference: "The aim of Japan Night is to spread the love and appreciation of Japanese music all around the world, and create new fans in the process".

Today Japan Night hosted the final night showcase of this year's Tokyo International Music Market conference, with three bands from different rock genres performing - Vamps, [Alexandros] and Sakanaction.

Of the three bands, Vamps have performed internationally the most, but still feel that there are barriers to going abroad as a Japanese act. Frontman Hyde said at today's announcement: "We want to do as much as we can as a band, but currently our international options are limited. A project like this is a tremendous opportunity, so we are very happy to participate ... tonight's show will be short, but we want to communicate everything good about what we do in that time".

Look out for a full interview with Vamps next week, plus a look at the current state of the digital music market in Japan in the next edition of the CMU Digest Report (subscribe now!)

Qs dished out
What's this, an awards show just for music people, oh my Lord what did we do to deserve one of them? How lucky are we? Thank you Q magazine, for putting the music press's depressing slide into oblivion on hold for a whole afternoon so that some music business egos could finally be shined. If only there could be more of these music awards shows. I mean, there's definitely one morning in November when there isn't one.

But who, you are all definitely asking right about now, won themselves a Q-like nod of approval? Well only this bloody lot. I see Kasabian were there. I do hope they served up chicken and broccoli for lunch.

Best Album: Elbow - The Take Off And Landing Of Everything
Best Track: Paolo Nutini - Iron Sky
Best Video: Jamie xx - Sleep Sound
Best Act In The World Today: Kasabian
Best New Act: Sam Smith
Best Solo Artist: Ed Sheeran
Best Live Act: Kasabian

Classic Album: Pink Floyd - Dark Side Of The Moon
Classic Songwriter: Andy Partridge
Gibson Les Paul Award: Johnny Marr
Inspiration: Simple Minds
Hero: The Charlatans
Innovation In Sound: Jean Michel Jarre
Icon: Wilko Johnson
Hero: The Charlatans
Outstanding Contribution To Music: Richard Russell

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MOBOs dished out
Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, after a long, long, long, long wait of, oh, I don't know, I think it was about four hours, the music business finally got itself another awards event all of its own last night in the form of the MOBOs, beamed from the Wembley Entertainment Shed in London to a waiting world via the esteemed broadcasting bastion that is ITV2.

And here, ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, after a long, long, long, long wait of, oh, I don't know, I think it was about four inches, is another list of music type winners. Relish it people, it's not like you get a music awards show every week of the year. Because there's that week in June when there isn't one.

Best Male: Sam Smith
Best Female: Jessie J
Best International: Beyoncé
Best Newcomer: Ella Eyre

Best Song: Sam Smith 'Stay With Me'
Best Album: Sam Smith
Best Video: Skepta ft J.M.E 'That's Not Me'

Best Reggae Act: Stylo G
Best HipHop Act: Krept and Konan
Best RnB/Soul Act: Sam Smith
Best Gospel Act: Living Faith Connection Choir
Best Jazz Act: Zara McFarlane
Best Grime Act: Stormzy
Best African Act: Fuse ODG

Inspiration Award: Idris Elba

Sony/ATV, Son Lux, Slim Twig and more

Other notable announcements and developments today...

• Sony's music publishing house Sony/ATV has promoted one Rich Christina to the position of SVP, Head Of East Coast A&R. Christina will be based at the company's New York office, reporting to Sony/ATV's American co-president Danny Strick. Meanwhile, Christina's team has itself a new Director Of A&R in the form of Clip Massey, who joins Sony/ATV from Universal Music Publishing.

• Alternative pop artiste Son Lux, real name Ryan Lott, has signed to Glassnote Records, so there. His first release via the new deal will be his original score to James McAvoy's new film 'The Disappearance Of Eleanor Rigby', on 4 Nov. From that, this is the Faux Fix-featuring 'No Fate Awaits Me'.

• In a blast from the Approved past, Canadian pop auteur Slim Twig, aka Max Turnbull, has signed to DFA Records to give his 2012 LP, the startling 'A Hound At The Hem', an official release on 1 Dec. Prime your mind for that by watching the vid for one of its songs, 'All This Wanting', NOW.

• This year's UK Music Video Awards in London on 10 Nov will be preceded by the first ever MusicVidFest conference, with Grammy Award-winning director Joseph Kahn confirmed as the event's keynote speaker. Get all the God damn info at musicvidfest.com.

• The first wave of artists and conference events at next year's SXSW (the music bit) - taking place in Austin, Texas, between 17 and 22 Mar - have been named. Jessie Ware, Courtney Barnett, Bishop Nehru and Ibeyi are all playing; and topics of conversation at the convention will include 'Ladies First: How To Be A Woman in Rap Journalism, 'That Sync-ing Feeling!' and 'Getting Royalties From Streaming Music Services'. Details via sxsw.com.

• Indie-pop-inclining five-piece Dutch Uncles will, on 23 Feb 2015, release their new LP. It's titled 'O Shudder', an overarching banner for its contents, which are, says lead singer Duncan Wallis, a series of meditations on "pregnancy, terrorism, school discos, divorce, health scares, sexual dysfunction and job-seeking". I dread to imagine. Here's cringe-y lead single 'In N Out'.

Approved whispy-voiced folk singer Jessica Pratt has detailed her latest LP, 'On Your Own Love Again', which will be released via Drag City on 27 Jan 2015. It's been in the making for several years now, so in place of an up-to-date track, here's her singing an early take of 'I've Got A Feeling' (which is in fact on the forthcoming long player) back in 2011.

• 'Big in France' Franco-Finnish pairing The Dø will release their latest LP 'Shake Shook Shaken' over in ol Britain on 26 Jan 2015. Inspired by 'sisu', the Finnish word for 'resilience and bravery', the album is, says vocalist Olivia Merilahti based on the idea of "finding oneself in chaos and knowing how to live with it". Dip into that notion via featured track 'Despair, Hangover & Ecstasy' (so essentially an average weekend, then), here.

Taylor Swift makes fans pay for white noise
In phase II of Taylor Swift's deeply evil and slightly deranged experiment testing her fans' ability to stay loyal to all-things T-Swizzy, in the face of a load of smoke and mirrors trickery and, let's face it, total bullshit, the 'Shake It Off' star released a track earlier this week with a radical new sonic aesthetic.

Radical in that the song, priced at $1.29 per download, titled 'Track 3', and a special preview of Swift's immeasurably-hyped new LP '1989', was eight seconds of static. Or white noise. Or BASICALLY CRACKLY SILENCE. Which didn't stop it from topping the iTunes chart in Canada within minutes of it being available to buy there.

So I guess Taylor's sweet, faithful Canadian Swifties pass the ultimate test and win the big game; tolerating Swift's nation-by-nation approach to promoting her new long player, cited after British fans wondered where the "available to all on iTunes NOW" '1989' preview track 'Out Of The Woods' was last week (when it wasn't available in the UK).

We should note that Slate writer Forrest Wickman thinks the 'Track 3' trick was down to "some sort of glitch" in Canada's iTunes, which is always possible I suppose.

Or it might be a publicity ploy, as if '1989' hasn't been shoved into the public consciousness quite enough already. And maybe if it's played backwards you hear Taylor Swift whispering a satanic incantation... um, backwards. Like I said, it's all a big, evil, scheme. And most importantly of all, can '1989' please just be released already? I mean, really. Sick of it now.

 
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