MONDAY 27 OCTOBER 2014
TODAY'S TOP STORY: As the shift from downloading to streaming escalates, the Wall Street Journal has cited insider knowledge that says music sales on the iTunes store worldwide are down around 14% this year, seemingly confirming the consensus that - iTunes music download sales having peaked in the US last year - that trend is now being matched around the world. iTunes is so dominant in the download... [READ MORE]
 
TODAY'S APPROVED: Of the three bands who played last week's Japan Night showcase at the Tokyo International Music Market conference, Sakanaction perhaps had the most work to do in the goal of reaching an international audience. "We sing in Japanese, and we don't know what the reaction to this will be", said frontman Ichirō Yamaguchi at a press conference last week, noting co-billings [Alexandros]... [READ MORE]
TOP STORIES As iTunes revenues dip 14%, what next for Apple and the record industry?
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DEALS Deezer acquires Stitcher
Sony/ATV signs TI
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LIVE BUSINESS AEG makes UK hires to develop Goldenvoice brand in UK
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MANAGEMENT & FUNDING More Momentum Music Fund grants dished out
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MEDIA First acts confirmed for BBC Music Awards
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INDUSTRY PEOPLE Accountancy firm appoints music specialist
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OBITUARIES Jack Bruce 1943-2014
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ARTIST NEWS Liam Gallagher closes his Beady Eye
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RELEASES Susanne Sundfør to send in new LP, Ten Love Songs
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ONE LINERS Plectrum Records, Låpsley deal, Drake tracks and more
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AND FINALLY... "Hey kids, where's your musical movement", asks Roger Daltrey
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As iTunes revenues dip 14%, what next for Apple and the record industry?
As the shift from downloading to streaming escalates, the Wall Street Journal has cited insider knowledge that says music sales on the iTunes store worldwide are down around 14% this year, seemingly confirming the consensus that - iTunes music download sales having peaked in the US last year - that trend is now being matched around the world.

iTunes is so dominant in the download space, of course, that such significant slippage at the Apple store gives an indication of what is happening in the wider digital music market, ie that the high-consuming music fans who helped drive the iTunes boom in many territories are now shifting over to subscription-based streaming services.

Meanwhile younger consumers, many of whom likely tapped illegal music services in the past, but who might have been expected to grow up into legit downloaders, are more likely - if going legit - moving over to streaming services. Anecdotal evidence also suggests those consumers are opting for the free streaming set-ups, whether that be YouTube or the audio streaming platform's freemium options. They may or may not subsequently mature into subscribers.

This poses different challenges for Apple and the music industry.

For Apple, despite iTunes originally being a means to an end to sell iPods and later iPhones, it creates a revenue gap in what had nevertheless become a very profitable content business. The IT giant needs to properly establish itself in the streaming domain of course. And iTunes' first go at streaming - iTunes Radio - having had limited success, that's now in the hands of Ian Rogers, who came to the firm via the Beats acquisition earlier this year.

He's now got to work out a way of mashing the fledgling Beats Music fully on-demand streaming service with the iTunes userbase and the cheaper-to-run iTunes Radio to create a killer streaming offer ready to go fully live in 2015. It's a tall order, though Rogers is very possibly the ideal man for the job.

For the record industry, it means an even trickier balancing act, capitalising on the boom in streaming whilst maintaining two declining revenue streams that are, nevertheless, still significantly bigger earners overall - ie CDs and downloads.

Whilst the peaking of iTunes-type income has been foreseeable for a while now, the labels are still learning to adapt to the streaming future, certainly in terms of album marketing, and in explaining how the much more complex ad and subscription revenue models work, to both staff and artists. Though, to be fair, most strategy chatter at the labels this year has been streaming focused, and these stats back up that approach to a point, providing everyone remembers that CD and download income is far from dead as yet.

Though it will be interesting to see how the peaking of download money impacts on overall record industry figures, fifteen years of decline having slowed significantly in recent years (Japan aside). Streaming money is booming, but is it booming enough to compensate for declines in both CD and download sales? While labels are right to focus on streaming to an extent, making those multi-revenue stream artist deals really work should also be a priority.

Deezer acquires Stitcher
Deezer announced on Friday that it had acquired US-based podcast app Stitcher in a deal that will bring a big library of radio-style content into the streaming music platform.

Stitcher is sort of a Pandora for podcasts, helping users navigate content from podcast makers large and small via a proprietary app which has probably been most prolifically used through in-car systems. The alliance will see Deezer also step up its partnerships with in-car digital entertainment platforms.

Confirming the deal, Deezer founder Daniel Marhely said: "Almost every music listener listens to some form of talk radio, whether it is news, entertainment or sports. We see the ability to deliver better talk streaming solutions, in the same way that we are doing in music, [as a way] to super serve the needs of our global audience of sixteen million users and growing. The acquisition of Stitcher helps us realise this opportunity".

Meanwhile Stitcher CEO Noah Shanok said: "Deezer has become a market leader by meeting the different needs of music consumers around the world. We look forward to continuing to evolve our offerings and delivering the most complete and best digital audio experience for listeners everywhere".

Bringing a big batch of radio-style and speech-based content into the Deezer ecosystem is an interesting move as the various big players in streaming music compete for market share.

Most of the content available via Stitcher is accessible through other podcasting or radio channels, and other streaming services could likely access said audio if they so wished. Though, by acquiring Stitcher, Deezer gets a significant batch of constantly updating content in one go, as well as access to users for whom such audio is as, if not more, attractive than straight streaming music.

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Sony/ATV signs TI
Your good mates at Sony/ATV have only gone and done a worldwide long-term deal with that there TI, which includes his share of the publishing rights in 'Blurred Lines', in which the mega-publisher already has a stake via its alliance with Pharrell.

But why wouldn't you want to represent a little bit more of the most successful rape anthem in pop history? After all, there's big bucks to be made from providing rape apologists with a funky beat over which to spout their misogynistic bilge, and why not share more of those rapey dollars - the majority of which went to Robin Thicke's business partners Universal - with Team Sony?

TI's future works, which won't necessarily all champion rape, are also covered by the deal, which is the sort of arrangement that might make you humble and excited, once you've caught your breath after treading through the 'Blurred Lines' moral vacuum.

"I am incredibly humbled and excited to be working with TI", said Sony/ATV's Shawn Holiday, just a little breathless from the trip. "He's one of the premiere and most successful artists of this generation. I am thrilled that Sony/ATV will now be part of this exciting new journey".

TI, meanwhile, used to the vacuum by know, didn't missed a beat in declaring: "I'm excited about this partnership and am looking forward to the opportunities that will come of this new venture. Sony/ATV is a world renowned entity and I'm honoured to be a part of this family and to be allowed to contribute to its legacy".

AEG makes UK hires to develop Goldenvoice brand in UK
AEG Live made two new UK appointments last week who will sit within the live music major's Goldenvoice division, which is perhaps best known for making the Coachella festival in California.

Laura Davidson becomes a VP for Goldenvoice/AEG Live, while Oscar Tuttiet joins the firm as a promoter. Davidson will report into AEG Live COO Colin Chapple, and with Tuttiet will be charged with the task of developing the Goldenvoice brand in the UK.

Chapple told reporters: "We are delighted to welcome the hugely talented Laura and Oscar to the Goldenvoice and AEG Live team. Both have strong promoting backgrounds having worked with a range of artists and genres. As AEG Live looks to expand its UK operations these new appointments will bring additional expertise and experience to the organisation".

More Momentum Music Fund grants dished out
These come around quickly, don't they? Yes, another round of funding has been dished out by the Momentum Music Fund, the Arts Council initiated PRS For Music Foundation managed funding programme for artists. And look people, here are the acts getting some funding love this time, with details of the projects being supported...

Attaque (album campaign and autumn touring)
Fear Of Men (UK album release)
Laura J Martin (recording and promotion of third album)
Melt Yourself Down (second album)
One Bit (EP and tour)
Pale Seas (album release)
Py (EP tour, album production)
Ronika (single promotion)
Roo Panes (UK Album Release)

In related news, Woman's Hour, who received Momentum funding back in June, have received an additional £2500 from scheme supporter Deezer, in the form of the Momentum Deezer Award.

The next deadline for applications to the fund is 28 Oct, aka tomorrow. Better get applying quickly.

First acts confirmed for BBC Music Awards
Remember back in June, when the BBC launched its big fat music strategy, part of which was the launch of a new music awards show hosted by Fearne Cotton and Chris Evans?

Well, anyone out there thinking that bosses at the cash-strapped BBC might see sense over the summer months, and realise that this was the absolute last thing British music - let alone British television - needs, were sadly deluded.

Yep, the whole thing is going ahead regardless, because why spend money on unique and world-beating specialist radio shows when you can gather together the same popstars that every other media network in the world is after and get them to record yet another shitty one-line-each cover version or perform at the UK's 38th music awards show of the year (and that's an actual figure - if you want the list click here)?

But hey, the BBC Music Awards, I bet they'll be championing the sorts of artists that only get championed, and that can only exist, because of the support of a media organisation uniquely funded by a form of special taxation like the British Broadcasting Corporation's magnificent licence fee. Bands like, erm, Ed Sheeran, Coldplay and Calvin Harris. Oh, and One Direction of course, a pop act whose very existence would have been impossible without, well, the BBC's primary competitor for 60 years, ITV.

Oh well, on the upside, this whole money-draining utterly-pointless exercise gives those Tories who hate the BBC further ammunition to have the whole thing dismantled and thrown into the North Sea. So, at least someone's getting something out of all this.

And here's host Evans getting very excited about that very prospect (well, about the Ed Sheeran, Coldplay, Calvin Harris and One Direction-featuring awards show): "Every year is a marvellous year for music in the UK and 2014 has been no exception. The inaugural BBC Music Awards will be the new icing on an ever mouth watering end-of-term cake. We shall gratefully be tipping our hats to those whose lights have shone brightest and whose music has helped water the inner flowers of our souls, hearts and minds over the last twelve months. Call it a review with prizes, or a show full of surprises, I cannot wait. Get your ears on, the BBC Music Awards is coming to get you".

Tickets went on sale for the Earls Court show on Friday priced £25 to £45, because if the BBC is going to saddle the labels with the costs of funding all the hoo and the haa that inevitably surrounds glitzy awards shows, it's only fair to screw over the promoters too by pulling a load of cash out of the London live sector to fund a pointless backslapping party for BBC executives.

TLDR: I don't think the BBC should be doing a music awards show.

Accountancy firm appoints music specialist
Accountancy firm NWN Blue Squared has announced the appointment of Jackie Da Costa who will become Business Support Manager, Music. She brings with her over a hundred music-based clients, and will offer accounting and tax expertise to the company's wider music client base too.

Confirming the appointment, NWN Blue Squared CEO Nick Lawrence told reporters: "The timing, the person and the business synergies could not have been better. The music industry is exciting, but often unpredictable and, while we always talk about delivering 'unexpectedly' high service, the one thing our clients always expect is sound, consistent and practical advice. Jackie has demonstrated a really strong track record in all of these and I'm certain our current and future clients will appreciate her expertise. The fact that she can now share this with the rest of the team is also a huge boost to the NWN brand".

Meanwhile Da Costa added: "I'm incredibly excited to become part of such a fast-growing and progressive company. What really attracted me to NWN was their passion for the creative sector and the music industry in particular. They just 'get it' and my experience and client portfolio will fit perfectly with theirs".

Jack Bruce 1943-2014
Scottish musician Jack Bruce, who's maybe most famed for his time in super-band Cream, but also as one of the most gifted bass players in rock history, died on Saturday, aged 71, at his home in Suffolk. A spokesman for his family confirmed that the cause of his death was liver disease, Bruce having received a liver transplant as a treatment for cancer in 2003.

Paying tribute to his late Cream bandmate, Eric Clapton has said that "he was a great musician and composer, and a tremendous inspiration to me".

Born in Lanarkshire in 1942, Bruce initially trained as a classical cellist and composer at the Royal Scottish Academy Of Music & Drama, later finding a love for jazz and, in 1962, joining Alexis Korner's London-based band Blues Incorporated, in which he played upright bass alongside Ginger Baker on drums.

Having made the switch to electric bass, Bruce moved on, with Baker, to form the Graham Bond Organisation, releasing a chain of singles and two LPs. He exited the band in 1965, partly over his volatile relationship with Baker, and later collaborated with guitarist Eric Clapton via a short stint in John Mayall's Bluesbreakers, which he quit for a profitable placement in Manfred Mann.

Clapton, Baker and, on the former's insistence, Bruce, formed Cream, one of rock's first 'power trios', in 1966, mixing shades of jazz, blues and florid psych rock on their first LP 'Fresh Cream', a split of covers and original songs released that same year. Bruce acted as lead vocalist on the lion's share of its tracks, and on Cream's headily psychedelic 1967 follow-on 'Disraeli Gears', this featuring classic Cream single 'Sunshine Of Your Love', a co-write by Bruce, Clapton and lyricist Pete Brown.

Cream became a live sensation in America on playing their first dates in the States that year. Their deafeningly-amplified shows became known, as Clapton later defined it, for their "endless, meaningless solos", which occasionally meant songs were extended to 20 minutes or more. As Baker said in a 2006 interview with Music Mart magazine: "It damaged my hearing permanently, and today I've still got a hearing problem because of the sheer volume throughout the last year of Cream. But it didn't start off like that. In 1966, it was great. It was really a wonderful experience musically, and it just went into the realms of stupidity".

The release of 1968's prog-leaning dual-LP 'Wheels Of Fire' signalled the end of days for the band - this in spite of the lasting legacy of tracks like 'White Room', and of the longplayer as a whole. Cream released one final LP, the aptly-titled 'Goodbye', after their split in 1968. Thereafter Clapton and Baker reconciled to form the short-lived Blind Faith with Steve Winwood and Ric Grech, whilst Bruce released his first solo LP 'Songs For A Tailor', following that with the jazzy 'Things We Like', which he'd actually made earlier than the conventionally 'rock' 'Tailor'.

'Harmony Row', released in 1971, was followed by a latter eleven solo records, most recently this year's 'Silver Rails', over which span Bruce was a prolific collaborator with the likes of Frank Zappa (on 1974's 'Apostrophe'), Mick Jagger and John Lennon (on one-off track 'Too Many Cooks') and Alexis Korner's 'Rocket 88', all the while maintaining his so-named 'Jack Bruce & Friends' circle with guitarist Larry Coryell, one-time Rolling Stone Mick Taylor and Carla Bley, also singing on the latter's triple-LP 'jazz opera' circa 1971, 'Escalator Over The Hill'.

Bruce was diagnosed with cancer in 2003, and given a liver transplant, recuperating in time to take part in Cream's high-profile reunion in 2005, which saw the trio play a handful of sold out (obviously) shows in London and New York. They received a lifetime achievement award at the Grammys in 2006.

Bruce is survived by his wife Margrit, four children, and a granddaughter.

 
  Approved: Sakanaction
Of the three bands who played last week's Japan Night showcase at the Tokyo International Music Market conference, Sakanaction perhaps had the most work to do in the goal of reaching an international audience.

"We sing in Japanese, and we don't know what the reaction to this will be", said frontman Ichirō Yamaguchi at a press conference last week, noting co-billings [Alexandros] and Vamps' more travel-friendly English lyrics. But, he said, in pushing their music outside of Japan, they hoped to raise awareness of the diverse music Japan has to offer. "When you look at Japan from abroad, anime and [pop] idols are the most prominent image. But we have a rich music scene and we would like to give that more exposure".

Filling the headline slot at the Japan Night showcase, the group began by performing some of their more house-leaning tracks, stood side by side in a visually uninspiring line behind a table, which didn't fill me with much hope that their performance would be the one to win over a new audience of international fans. But a few songs in, a clever sleight of hand saw the room plunged into darkness with them re-emerging in a full-band set up. From here the show really took off, the band joined on stage by dancers dressed as geisha, and their sound complemented by a mind-blowingly impressive laser show.

Oh and the music - the music was good. Right then and there, they needn't have worried about not being understood. While it is likely that their style of dance-inspired rock would struggle to find an mainstream audience in the UK on record without English lyrics, when exposed to their performance the language barrier couldn't have been further from my mind.

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Liam Gallagher closes his Beady Eye
In case anyone hasn't heard it on the grapevine already, here's the weekend's breaking Beady Eyes news: Liam Gallagher has said via Twitter that his post-Oasis band is "no longer" and... well, that's that, really. Ta-dah.

"Thanks for all the support", adds LG, with his one-time Beady band peer Andy Bell reiterating the split, and wishing the world "big love" in its wake.

So, RIP Beady E, we barely liked nor disliked ye especially. The band's closedown comes only four years and two LPs (in 2011's 'Different Gear, Still Speeding' and 2013's 'BE') into its lifespan. Oh, and coincidentally, it's happened a week or so 'hence' from Liam's distant acquaintance and brother Noel confirming his own post-Oasis band the High Flying Birds' latest LP, 'Chasing Yesterday'. Perhaps Liam's had an early listen to that, and it's so magnificent that he was all like "nah man, fuck this, can't top that", and has just... given up.

Hmmmmmmmmmmmm. Anyway to play this story out, and because I can't think of any Beady Eye songs, this Noel Gallagher & The High Flying Birds' latest single 'In The Heat Of The Moment'.

Susanne Sundfør to send in new LP, Ten Love Songs
A one-time CMU Artist Of The Year, Norwegian songbird-songwriter Susanne Sundfør is soon (on 16 Feb 2015, that is) to release her fifth LP, 'Ten Love Songs'. Despite featuring link-ins with past collaborators like M83's Anthony Gonzalez, Röyksopp and Jaga Jazzist's Lars Horntveth, and also the Trondheimsolistene Chamber Ensemble, it is, at heart, an intrinsically 'solo' record, with Sundfør taking on the body of its arrangements.

Writing an introductory note to the album, Sundfør says: "To me, love isn't always what it seems. When I first started to work on the album, I wanted to make an album about violence, and then, as I was writing the songs, there were violent aspects, but they were usually about love or relationships, how you connect with other people. And in the end, that turned out to be ten love songs".

And pointing to the tone of the LP's ten minute midpoint, 'Memorial', which is perhaps its most candid and emotionally-defenceless track, she adds: "People try to describe their emotions with numbers today, and in terms of science, which I feel is like the religion of today. It is very taboo to be a vulnerable person. It's almost like the biggest weakness today is to be a human being, because everything around us is about perfection, as if we're trying to be like robots".

Find one of the 'Ten Love Songs' - 'Fade Away' - here, and read this 2013 CMU interview to get a glance into Sundfør's state of mind circa her last LP, 'The Silicone Veil'.

Oh and this is the album's official tracklisting:

Darlings
Accelerate
Fade Away
Silencer
Kamikaze
Memorial
Delirious
Slowly
Trust Me
Insects

Plectrum Records, Låpsley deal, Drake tracks and more

• A shop claiming to be the UK's littlest vinyl retailer, Marr's Plectrum Records, has opened in its Peterborough-based owner Matthew Hawton's back garden. "This way we can keep the costs down which is great for our customers. I can't complain about the commute to work either", says he. Details here.

• Adele-esque singer Holly 'Låpsley' Fletcher has made a deal with XL Recordings, and will release her new 'Understudy' EP via the label on 5 Jan 2015. Listen in on lead track 'Falling Short' at this link.

• Fast-ageing rap star Drake celebrated his 38th birthday over the weekend by giving away three new tracks: 'How Bout Now', 'Heat Of The Moment' and '6 God'. Get them via the relevant links. And a very happy birthday, grandpa Drake.

• Iggy Azalea is now streaming a new track titled 'Beg For It', featuring the brilliant MØ aka Danish-popstar-with-bite Anne Marie Ørsted. 'Beg For It' will be released as one of the extras on 'Reclassified', the shiny new repackage of Azalea's 'The New Classic' LP, on 24 Nov. No need to beg for 'Beg For It', for here it is now.

• Red Bull Music Academy is taking a coach-load of dance DJs over to Leeds' Canal Mills on 15 Nov for a night of um... dancing. Kenny Dixon Jr aka Moodymann headlines, with George Fitzgerald, John Talabot, Daniel Avery and Erol Alkan all on the bill also. Basic info and tickets available here.

Approved Philadelphia singer-songwriter Alex G has added to his live obligations via a new list of British dates; spanning 1 Mar 2015 at Brighton's Green Door Store, to 7 Mar at Leeds' Brudenell Social Club. This link is the link to get tickets.

"Hey kids, where's your musical movement?", asks Roger Daltrey
And in the 'old popstar bemoans new pop music' slot today, it's Mr Roger Daltrey. Modern artists lack "angst and purpose", see? Perhaps all the angsty kids with purpose are too busy sexually molesting strangers on their YouTube channels; when it comes to turning teenage rebellion into a revenue stream for the establishment, Google's taken over from the labels.

Anyway, says The Who man Daltrey to the Mail On Sunday: "Here we are with the world in the state it is in, and we've got One Direction. Where are the artists writing with any real sense of angst and purpose? There are no movements at the moment: we had mod and then there was punk, but it's so hard to start a movement now. Unless it's ISIS".

Oh, so all the angsty kids with purpose are too busy declaring war on Western liberal secularism on their YouTube channels? Well, if someone's got to turn that into a revenue stream for the establishment, Google's welcome to it.

 
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