WEDNESDAY 5 NOVEMBER 2014
TODAY'S TOP STORY: Why do people always want to break the ground? What has the ground ever done to hurt anyone? The 'land' just gets marked, but the 'ground' always has to be broken. Always. Anyway, Warner Music last night announced a "groundbreaking" and "landmark" partnership with SoundCloud. Though given that clouds are mainly found in the sky, I'm not sure what ground or land has to do with... [READ MORE]
 
TODAY'S APPROVED: Self-starting Stockholm/Hackney-based pairing Panes are, as individuals, vocalist Tyson McVey and Flesh & Bone Studios' Shaun Savage, who hit a dark and choppy note via their four-track first EP, also titled 'Panes', presented with confidence back in May. A distinctly polished collection from a so far quite short-lived band, it works as a strong show-reel for what Panes can (and will) do, rolling... [READ MORE]
TOP STORIES Warner announces licensing deal with SoundCloud
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LEGAL All three Pirate Bay founders now in custody
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LABELS & PUBLISHERS Tru Thoughts Sharp & Ready to raise flag for sound system culture
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DIGITAL & D2F SERVICES Spotify royalties top iTunes income for Kobalt songwriters in Europe
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MEDIA Billboard and Nielsen renew partnership
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RELEASES Beyonce's Beyonce box set coming soon
Former Fleet Fox Father John Misty confirms new album
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GIGS & FESTIVALS McBusted, as you already know, are going on tour again
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AWARDS Michael Eavis gets the good old MIT Award, and Lars Ulrich speaks!
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ONE LINERS Joker, Die Antwoord, Gruff Rhys and maybe more
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AND FINALLY... Wes Anderson dreaming of a Devo-inspired theme park
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Warner announces licensing deal with SoundCloud
Why do people always want to break the ground? What has the ground ever done to hurt anyone? The 'land' just gets marked, but the 'ground' always has to be broken. Always. Anyway, Warner Music last night announced a "groundbreaking" and "landmark" partnership with SoundCloud. Though given that clouds are mainly found in the sky, I'm not sure what ground or land has to do with any of this. Unless the whole thing's a bit foggy. Which it possibly is.

Anyway, as they say, yes, Warner Music is the first major label to sign on the dotted line, dance the 'deal done dance' and sell a little more of its soul to the digital devil by going into business with SoundCloud. Under the deal confirmed last night, Warner will join the digital platform's new ad-sales scheme and provide music to a new subscription streaming service planned for 2015. And, YouTube style, the major will seemingly get greater content control and have the opportunity to monetise user-generated content as part of the alliance.

As much previously reported, right here, on many a day gone by, to the point some of you might be bored of me saying it, SoundCloud has been very busy indeed in the last year or two trying to develop new revenue streams beyond charging content owners for storage and streaming bandwidth.

This was initially to placate record companies and music publishers which, while liking the SoundCloud platform and recognising the firm's growing community of users, didn't like the fact that using the service was, for them, all cost centre and no revenue. Though more recently, it's thought that the digital start-up's own investors have also been calling for new revenue streams to be launched, once it became clear the firm was unlikely to be bought in a mega-bucks deal (which, of course, is how early doors investors usually profit) in its current form.

But SoundCloud has found negotiating with the major music rights firms slow going, its initial offer seemingly being knocked back. In July, it was reported that the digital firm was offering the majors equity to sweeten the deal and, according to the Wall Street Journal, Warner will indeed get a few percent of the SoundCloud business as part of this arrangement. Though, even with the equity offer, Universal was recently rumoured to have walked away from the negotiating table, and sources have told the WSJ that both it and Sony remain hesitant about SoundCloud's current offer.

Though, while the full-on subscription service will really need all three of the majors on board, not to mention the big indie label distributors and Merlin-repped independents, SoundCloud's pre-roll ad scheme can be very much rolled out and tested with a smaller number of rights owners in the mix, and Warner - while the smallest of the majors - is a significant partner in that domain.

Confirming the "groundbreaking, landmark" deal, Warner Music Group's Chief Operating Officer Rob Wiesenthal told reporters: "This leading-edge partnership reflects WMG's commitment to establishing new and alternative business models that recognise the value of music for our artists. SoundCloud is a platform built on music innovation and it has a rare ability to drive music discovery while enhancing the connection and collaboration between an artist and their following. Our deal will foster that relationship, while providing a powerful range of income opportunities for WMG's artists and songwriters".

Meanwhile SoundCloud's CEO Alexander Ljung added: "We're thrilled that Warner Music Group will be the first major label to join our new creator partner programme. We expect to generate significant revenue for Warner and its artists in the months and years ahead as we roll out an ad-supported offering and subscription service that delivers real value to the industry".

SoundCloud has at times called itself the 'YouTube of audio', and like YouTube is a popular tool amongst music marketers, but it is yet to convince many in the wider label and artist community that its business model can truly work. And, of course, there are some in the artist world yet to be convinced that any of the current streaming business models really add up long term.

It's like Taylor Swift said: "Fucking Soundcloud, they can fuck right off, they're not getting any of my shitting music, the stingy fuckers, people can buy my fucking music if they fucking want it, BUY IT, give me some fucking money, give it me NOW". Well, I suspect that's what she said. Which I'm not sure was entirely necessary. Still, perhaps the Warner deal can demonstrate - even to Swifty - the value of all things Sound in the Cloud.

All three Pirate Bay founders now in custody
So, whoever had November 2014 in the sweepstake for the month when all three Pirate Bay founders would be in custody, well done you. You get the prize. It's a trolley dash around the Oxford Street HMV this lunchtime. Take as many CDs as you can in three minutes. One minute for each founder. We've not actually cleared it with HMV management, but we thought it would be more in the spirit of The Pirate Bay that way.

So yes, Fredrik Neij, one of the three men who created the always controversial Pirate Bay, has been arrested crossing from Laos into Thailand, seemingly by Thai immigration officials responding to an Interpol arrest warrant. It's thought a Thai lawyer working for a US movie organisation may have provided border officials in the country with a photo of the last remaining Pirate Bay man at large.

As previously reported, Neij and his co-founders Gottfrid Svartholm and Peter Sunde were found guilty of rampant contributory copyright infringement in the Swedish courts in 2009. Having promised a precedent-setting defence after being charged by Swedish prosecutors for their role in running the Bay, the three men - and their primary funder, who was also charged - presented run of the mill arguments that had failed in numerous previous file-sharing cases.

Though this case was different to many of the previous file-sharing court hearings in that it was a combined civil and criminal trial, meaning that when found guilty of infringement the four men were given prison sentences as well as being ordered to pay mega-bucks damages.

However, the prison terms weren't to begin until all routes of appeal had been exhausted. And by the time higher Swedish courts had upheld the earlier ruling, the three Pirate Bay founders were basically on the run (Svartholm not even showing up for appeal hearings). Lawyers for Carl Lundström, meanwhile, negotiated down his sentence to the point where he could serve it under house arrest.

Svartholm was the first of the Pirate Bay founders to be brought into custody, being arrested in and deported from Cambodia in 2012, partly because he was also wanted for alleged hacking offences. He has now technically served his time for the Pirate Bay copyright crimes, but was sentenced to another three and a half years in a Danish court last week over various hacking charges. Sunde, meanwhile, was arrested and thrown into jail in July.

It's not completely certain what will now happen to Neij. According to Billboard, he has informed his lawyer that he has been told by Thai officials that he is to "be transported to Sweden", though said attorney says no actual decision has been made regarding extradition. Though if he does return to Sweden, presumably he will go straight to jail without passing Go or collecting £200.

The jailing of the Pirate Bay Three has not been without controversy, of course, Sunde's incarceration in particular being criticised by some, he being less of a hacker and more of an entrepreneur with new business ventures in development. Others have wondered why the Bay founders got jail while the operators of Napster, Grokster and Kazaa were subject to business crippling legal settlements, but not criminal charges or prison time.

Though, whereas some of the early file-sharing set-ups inadvertently led to rampant copyright infringement (usually with the founders subsequently ignoring it in order to build their businesses), The Pirate Bay was specifically set up to encourage and enable piracy (the clue is sort of in the name). Plus its founders, Sunde especially, were prone to mock the legal establishment in the early days, which was funny at the time, but will never help if you then find yourself asking a judge for clemency.

But, of course, none of this has stopped The Pirate Bay from happily continuing to operate, the founders having already pretty much stepped away from the site by the time of their 2009 trial. And whether prison time for Svartholm, Sunde and Neij will actually deter future piracy site founders is debatable. Still, some of the music and movie industry's anti-piracy reps might argue, three out of three not free ain't bad.

Tru Thoughts Sharp & Ready to raise flag for sound system culture
The Brighton-based Tru Thoughts has raised a new sub-label, Sharp & Ready, designed to spotlight the 'new wave' of artists on the UK sound system scene.

The idea to create the new imprint came via a conversation Tru Thoughts co-founder (and interviewee at The Great Escape Convention earlier this year) Robert Luis had with august sound system DJ Jean-Claude 'Lionbeat' Charnier, initially over a potential label deal for Charnier's managerial ward, jungle/reggae/roots man Congo Natty.

And whilst that wasn't (and still hasn't been) sealed at the time, the Sharp & Ready brainwave was clinched by Luis' admiration for the scene, and for TT newest signings, London pairing Ghost Writerz, whose bottom heavy new single 'Back It Up' is released on 8 Dec.

Says Luis: "To find very creative people making music that you feel needs to be heard, and is capturing the moment, is great when you run a record label. These artists are adding something important to a scene that is definitely bubbling".

Spotify royalties top iTunes income for Kobalt songwriters in Europe
The boss of music rights and label services group Kobalt will confirm at a conference in Dublin tomorrow that the songwriters it represents in total collected more from Spotify than iTunes in the first quarter of this year, 13% higher in fact. Which is a neat stat for fans of the 'iTunes is dying, Spotify is booming' story arc.

Kobalt CEO Willard Ahdritz will go on to say that while in the third quarter of 2013 the publishing income from iTunes for its writers was 32% higher than from Spotify, in quarter four the Apple download service's lead was down to 8%, with Spotify outperforming iTunes at the start of this year.

It's no secret that streaming service income is booming for the labels, and that in some Scandinavian markets it has become the dominant revenue stream. And in a number of other countries iTunes revenue has now peaked. Though Kobalt's figures are interesting partly because they say that Spotify has outperformed iTunes Europe-wide, and partly because they offer a spotlight on the royalties earned by music publishers and songwriters rather than labels and recording artists.

The licensing of publishing rights (so the copyright in lyrics and compositions, as opposed to recordings) to digital services is arguably even more complicated than with the labels' recording rights, not least because with iTunes it's all about the so called 'mechanical copy' rights, while streaming is a combination of 'mechanical' and 'performing' rights. Throw in the complications of multi-territory collective licensing, and it can be pretty hard to work out what's going on. While plenty of songwriters bemoan that the cheques that pop out the other end are pretty disappointing.

Though for Kobalt, the fact that streaming is becoming a serious revenue stream is important news because of the complications about the way song rights are licensed to such services, Ahdritz reckoning that his company's rights management technology and services outperform his rivals, ensuring - he would argue - songwriters repped by Kobalt get more clarity and more money from the streaming domain. Often 30% more, Ahdritz will claim at the Web Summit in Dublin tomorrow.

Of course, it's hard to say that stats relating to 6000 songwriters in one three month period in Europe gives us any insight into market-wide trends, other than the one we already new - streaming is becoming a serious revenue stream - though the Kobalt stats are interesting nonetheless.

Says Ahdritz: "Spotify overtaking iTunes in Europe is an important new milestone in streaming. What Kobalt offers to artists, songwriters, and publishers has become more important than ever as the music industry's infrastructure is failing them, unable to efficiently account for the enormous volumes of data from digital transactions. We are fixing those clogged pipes and, for Kobalt clients, the money is flowing. And happy music creators means the whole ecosystem will flourish".

Billboard and Nielsen renew partnership
US record industry trade mag Billboard has announced that it has renewed its partnership with data firm and one time sister company Nielsen to create its many many music charts. With the partnership already half way through its third decade, the two companies now also plan to develop new methods of measuring and analysing trends in the industry.

Says Billboard co-President John Amato: "We are ecstatic to continue our partnership with Nielsen. Billboard and Nielsen have a storied history of charting the music business and with this renewed partnership we are taking a leadership position to continue to innovate the charts to mirror the ever-changing marketplace. No other combination of companies has the historical context and brand strength to support the industry the way Billboard and Nielsen do, and it's our goal to make that experience even more prolific to both the music industry and consumers alike".

Nielsen Entertainment President Howard Appelbaum added: "As the world's premiere music publication and a trusted industry source for information on the latest trends in music, Billboard is a natural partner for Nielsen. We are delighted to play such an important role in creating the most authoritative charts measuring music consumption, and we're excited to extend what has been an extraordinarily successful relationship".

 
  Approved: Panes
Self-starting Stockholm/Hackney-based pairing Panes are, as individuals, vocalist Tyson McVey and Flesh & Bone Studios' Shaun Savage, who hit a dark and choppy note via their four-track first EP, also titled 'Panes', presented with confidence back in May.

A distinctly polished collection from a so far quite short-lived band, it works as a strong show-reel for what Panes can (and will) do, rolling on easily from its anxious first track 'Bones Without You', to the lush and languid soul of 'Dust Becomes', to bone-rattling, japonais-style R&B slider 'Choice Errors', to clipped finale 'Stills', which is all tender nerves, needling beats and static circling McVey's still-smooth-flowing vocal toplines.

They'll play all that (and probably more) tonight when supporting at Kelela's headline show at Corsica Studios. Kill time until then by listening to all of 'Panes' and also the Tyson McVey-featuring 'Not Enough', the speedy new single by mystery mix act 'Ezra x Dunlop'. It's the first release from new label Therapy, a venture that "intends to start a musical dialogue between the artists it releases and the audience it engages", whilst acting as "a space for artists and music lovers to be given the sense of community in a deep way". That's deep.

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Beyonce's Beyonce box set coming soon
The great and 'Flawless' Beyonce is to release a 'platinum edition' re-fit of her fifth solo LP, the aptly-titled 'Beyonce', featuring an extra pair of tracks - '7/11' and 'Ring Off' - and some additional 'miscellanea'.

And no, it has nothing to do with the fake tracklisting 'leaked' (and later de-leaked) by a fan last week. Which is good, because the fake tracklisting had some pretty shocking song titles on it. 'Renouncement (feat Justin Timberlake)'? No, no, no, no.

Hitting the world's shops on 24 Nov, the REAL four disc pack-in-a-box will contain "MORE audio CD", thanks to the above bonus songs, and so-far unreleased remixes of four 'Beyonce' tracks; not least that Nicki Minaj-featuring 'Flawless' one, and others with added Kanye and Pharrell.

Also, if that hasn't convinced you all, it will carry a "LIVE DVD" of ten live tracks filmed on the 'Mrs Carter Show World Tour', the original fourteen track LP and DVD (for 'Beyonce' was and is an audio-visual album, in case anyone forgot), and an official 2015 Beyonce mini calendar, which is a mini bit anti-climactic as a gift.

Still, at least fans can take consolation from the also incoming big old biography and collaborative Topshop sporting line, which Yonce is apparently releasing in the new year.

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Former Fleet Fox Father John Misty confirms new album
Father John Misty, aka one-time Fleet Foxes man Josh Tillman, will on 9 Feb release his highly concept-driven new LP, 'I Love You, Honeybear', via Bella Union. Blammo.

I say 'highly concept-driven', but that's really the joke, because as Tillman writes in his short-novel-length notes on the record, it's kind of essentially about him falling in love with his now-wife Emma. "My ambition, aside from making an indulgent, soulful, and epic sound worthy of the subject matter, was to address the sensuality of fear, the terrifying force of love, the unutterable pleasures of true intimacy, and the destruction of emotional and intellectual prisons in my own voice. Blammo", adds Pa John.

Anyway, this is him singing its lead track, 'Bored In The USA', that time he went on American TV recently with a big band. Bye!

McBusted, as you already know, are going on tour again
McBusted yesterday held a press conference yesterday, at which there seemed to be some confusion between the six band members whether or not they should turn up in their Halloween costumes from last weekend or not. Tom and Matt decided yes, Dougie, James and Danny decided no, and Harry was hedging his bets.

But the press conference wasn't only a chance to assess their dressing up skills, it was also an opportunity to hear about their new tour. A tour that will take place a 2015. A tour that apparently couldn't be announced with just a press release, even though, by their own admission, everyone already knew about it.

Anyway, tickets for this tour will go on sale this Friday at 9am. And I hope you've been saving up, because as well as that, there's a new single and tour documentary to buy before the month is out too. And the little matter of their debut album on 1 Dec.

Here are all the dates:

12 Mar: Glasgow, The SSE Hydro
16 Mar: Newcastle, Metro Radio Arena
18 Mar: Leeds, First Direct Arena
21 Mar: Manchester Arena
22 Mar: Manchester Arena
24 Mar: Sheffield, Motorpoint Arena
28 Mar: Birmingham, Barclaycard Arena
29 Mar: Birmingham, Barclaycard Arena
31 Mar: Liverpool Echo Arena
4 Apr: London, The O2 Arena
5 Apr: London, The O2 Arena
9 Apr: Cardiff, Motorpoint Arena
10 Apr: Cardiff, Motorpoint Arena
13 Apr: Bournemouth, BIC
15 Apr: Bournemouth, BIC
18 Apr: Nottingham, Capital FM Arena
21 Apr: Dublin, 3 Arena
22 Apr: Belfast, Odyssey Arena

Michael Eavis gets the good old MIT Award, and Lars Ulrich speaks!
So, do you want to read the speech Metallica's Lars Ulrich gave on Monday night honouring Glastonbury chief Michael Eavis? Well, do you? I mean, do you really want to? Because I've no time for any time wasters here. You're going to have to really want this.

Like, really want it. Because there's plenty of people who kind of want it, but the internet's a busy place, and if I'm going to add to the congestion by sending you in the general direction of The Guardian's website, I've got to know you really want it. I mean, we're in Shoreditch, they're Kings Cross, and the Pentonville Road's busy enough at this time of day without your digital packets clogging things up.

And just because everything's free in this crazy internet age, it doesn't mean you should be just helping yourself to any old niggins and noggins even though you're not really interested. Be selective. Be choosy. Be sincere. Given some time, some consideration, some thought, where are you heading in life, what do you want, what do you need?

And if, and only if, you decide that you're heading towards Lars Ulrich's speech honouring Michael Eavis, that an Eavis honouring statement is what you want, and that a Glastonbury-style eulogy from a metalhead who happened to play there this year is what you need, well, I've got something special just for you. Click here to read what Lars Ulrich had to say about Michael Eavis at the Music Industry Trusts Awards dinner held in the Glastonbury man's honour on Monday night.

And you should. It's good. Eavis is a worthy winner. And the whole thing's in aid of charity. In fact, now I think about it, I'm surprised and slightly disappointed you didn't all just click on that Guardian link from the off. Have you no respect?

Joker, Die Antwoord, Gruff Rhys and maybe more

Other notable announcements and developments today...

• Bass producer Joker has confirmed his latest LP 'Mainframe', an "emotional, grimey, cinematic, electronic, R&B-ish mindscape" he'll self release via his Kapsize label on 16 Feb. FACT has all the facts.

• Die Antwoord have kind-heartedly shared the new video for 'Ugly Boy', a track off their third LP 'Donker Mag', ahead of the score of shows they're playing all over Europe from mid-Jan onwards. The clip co-stars name-on-head-game-type pop celebrities Cara Delevingne, Jack Black, Marilyn Manson, Flea, Dita Von Teese and, naturally, The ATL Twins. Live the nightmare and watch it now.

• John Robb has announced the next two releases on his Louder Than War record label, an offshoot from his music website of the same name. They are a single from Faerground Accidents, 'We Hate The Same Things' (watch the video here), and King Champion Sounds' new album 'Songs For The Golden Hour' (listen to album track 'Ghetto of Eden here).

CMU approved twins Ibeyi have announced their debut album, which is to be titled eponymously. And why not? It'll be out via XL on 16 Feb next year. While you wait, here's the new video for their song, 'Mama Says'.

• Speaking of twins we all love, Jedward are back with a new single, 'Ferocious'. "We were inspired by life experiences and wanted to make a song that would lift people up who are down and let them know we understand", says Edward of the song. Listen here.

• Following the release of his spiritual 'American Interior' LP earlier this year, wizard-of-Wales Gruff 'Griff' Rhys is playing a heap of UK shows with a band between 8 Feb (at Salisbury Arts Centre) and 19 Feb (At Glasgow Art School). Details here. Amen.

• The Twilight Sad have announced that they are heading out on tour next spring, with UK dates set for April. Fans who buy tickets via the band's Music Glue store will also get a free download of an acoustic version of the band's single, 'Last January'. Watch the video for the original version of the song here.

Wes Anderson dreaming of a Devo-inspired theme park
Always one to dream big, film director and cardboard cut-out kook Wez Anderson has stated an aim to build a theme park "conceived and designed entirely" by Devo's Mark Mothersbaugh.

And then maybe make a movie about it starring Bill Murray as a wry, rich and pickled rollercoaster tycoon, Anjelica Huston as his world-wise estranged lover/the brains behind the operation, and one of the Wilson brothers as the weary-looking guy taking tickets at the ghost train. And featuring a forbidden romance. And stop-motion woodland and/or sea creatures. Possibly.

Anderson and Mothersbaugh have, of course, maintained a silky smooth working relationship over the course of the past nine or so years, with Mothersbaugh composing the scores to a string of Anderson's films, from 1996's 'Bottle Rocket' to 2004's 'The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou'.

Writing (like a smartass character in one of his own goddamn movies) in the foreword to 'Myopia', the forthcoming book of Mothersbaugh's artworks, Anderson says: "I hope to soon secure the means to commission the construction of an important and sizeable theme park to be conceived and designed entirely by Mark Mothersbaugh".

"For 40 years he has set about creating a body of work which amounts to his own Magic Kingdom, where the visitor is amused and frightened, often simultaneously", adds he.

 
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