THURSDAY 20 NOVEMBER 2014
TODAY'S TOP STORY: Billboard has announced that it will include streaming data in the calculation of its Billboard 200 album chart from later this month. "All of the major on-demand audio subscription services are considered", says Billboard, specifically naming Spotify, Beats Music, Google Play and Xbox Music. Chart compiler Nielsen will take 1500 streams from one album as being equivalent to... [READ MORE]
 
TODAY'S APPROVED: Having seen Efterklang's live show develop over the best part of a decade, in recent years they seemed to have hit upon a good thing. Touring the world and hooking up with orchestras in each city certainly carved them out a niche, and allowed them to play decent-sized concert venues to a procession of enraptured audiences. A good thing it was, but the last time I saw them it also... [READ MORE]
TOP STORIES Billboard to include streaming and single track sales data in US album chart
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DEALS Duke Garwood signs to Heavenly, confirms LP
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LABELS & PUBLISHERS Black Butter joins Sony Music UK
UK Music launches Internship Code Of Practice
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BRANDS & MERCH Justin Timberlake buys into AfterMaster audio co
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DIGITAL & D2F SERVICES Beats Music to become default app on iOS from March, says FT
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ARTIST NEWS Surgeon lists Bono's bike crash injuries, as U2 confirm Films Of Innocence
Jamie xx to score ballet adaptation of Jonathan Safran Foer novel
Fuse ODG discusses pulling out of Band Aid 30 over its representation of Africa
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ONE LINERS Radiohead, Faith No More, Tink x Sleigh Bells and heaps more
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AND FINALLY... Lorde deigns to explain Diplo diss
One Direction sing a song for U on Sesame Street
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Billboard to include streaming a single track sales data in US album chart
Billboard, having adding streaming data into its main singles chart back in 2012, has announced that it will include the same in the calculation of its Billboard 200 album chart from later this month.

"All of the major on-demand audio subscription services are considered", says Billboard, specifically naming Spotify, Beats Music, Google Play and Xbox Music. Chart compiler Nielsen will take 1500 streams from one album as being equivalent to one sale. The updated album chart will also measure single track sales - equating ten track sales from an album to one full album sale.

Billboard says that the changes, if already launched, would have had an impact this week on artists like Ariana Grande, Hozier and Maroon 5, whose streaming and single track sales are outperforming full album sales. Also, while mainstream artists traditionally push for high first week sales, thus often seeing a steep drop off in chart position in later weeks, it's likely that the changes will mean pop acts in particular maintain a higher position over time.

This is perhaps interesting news for Taylor Swift, who of course is currently not making her music available through a number of streaming services - notably Spotify and (contrary to earlier reports) YouTube's new Music Key.

As much reported, her stance is that she wants no part in the "grand experiment" of ad-funded freemium streaming tiers on on-demand services. Though it will be interesting to see how the chart changes affect her chart position (her number one already assured by her impressive full album sales figures) and if potentially seeming to fall out of favour quickly shifts her opinion at all. It's unlikely that the effect will be great this time around, though by her next album the landscape is likely to be very different.

Explaining the changes, Billboard's VP Of Charts And Data Development, Silvio Pietroluongo said: "Adding streaming information makes the chart a better representation of music consumption activity. While an extremely valuable measurement, album sales would mostly capture the initial impulse only, without indicating the depth of consumption thereafter. Someone could listen to the album just once, or listen to one track or a number of tracks 100 times. We are now able to incorporate those plays as part of an album consumption ranking throughout one's possession of an album, extending beyond the initial purchase or listen".

Supporting the addition of streaming stats to the album chart, Sony Music EVP Of US Sales & Distribution, Darren Stupak added: "The new methodology for the Billboard 200 is a welcome and necessary evolution of Nielsen and Billboard's album chart data. The ways in which fans consume music, and the ways in which music is monetized, have grown beyond the traditional metrics of album sales. Music consumption in today's marketplace is a diverse mix of access and acquisition, including on-demand streaming, track and album downloading, and physical product purchasing. The introduction of this expanded scope chart brings the Billboard 200 more closely in line with the multi-platform, multi-format experience of music fans".

The UK is likely to follow suit next year, The Official Charts Company's Martin Talbot told AIM's IndieCon conference earlier this week that it was "a matter of when, not if".

The first Billboard 200 chart to incorporate streaming will be published on 4 Dec, covering listening from Monday 30 Nov.

Duke Garwood signs to Heavenly, confirms LP
Quiet Englishman (and singer-songwriter) Duke Garwood has signed to Heavenly Recordings to release his next LP 'Heavy Love'.

A spotlight-dodging collaborator to the likes of Mark Lanegan, Josh T Pearson and Tinariwen, Garwood says: "When I was young and pretty, I could've become a star. Luckily, I didn't have any inkling to. I didn't know what I was doing; I wanted to play music the way I wanted it to be played. That probably saved my life".

Meanwhile Jehnny Beth of Savages, who features on the 'Heavy Love' title track, says Garwood's voice is like a "thin and full Chet Baker turned into a midnight wolf", adding: "I met Duke at The Luminaire. He was playing sweet ballads with a tint of free jazz. The first question was 'who is this guy?'"

Who indeed? Well, here's who.

I hate saying "intriguing", but... hmmm, this is all quite intriguing. 'Heavy Love' is out on 9 Feb 2015, and Garwood will play UK shows in its name at London's Slaughtered Lamb (on 21 Jan), at the Hebden Bridge Trades Club (on 24 Jan, this as part of Heavenly Recordings' 25th anniversary weekend festival), and again supporting Mark Lanegan at London's Shepherd's Bush Empire (28 Jan).

Black Butter joins Sony Music UK
British indie label Black Butter has signed a new deal with Sony Music UK to become a standalone imprint under the major. Sony's CEO for the UK and Ireland, Jason Iley, who was appointed to the role in April, has said this partnership is the first sign of his new vision for the company.

Responsible for the rise of acts like Rudimental, Clean Bandit, Gorgon City and Jess Glynne, Black Butter founders Henry Village and Joe Gossa will remain with the company, becoming co-presidents, while Nick Worthington will head up its A&R team. Worthington has been working with Black Butter for three years already, previously holding positions at XL and 679, and signed artist such as Plan B, Basement Jaxx and The Streets in the past.

Iley said in a statement: "Black Butter is the most exciting label to have emerged in the last five years, so this is a real coup for us. Henry and Joe bring with them a rare talent for spotting exceptional acts. The deal is a significant benchmark in Sony Music UK's growth plan for the future. Henry and Joe's vision and enthusiasm is incredible and they're the perfect fit for the new look Sony Music".

Explaining that Iley's approach was not entirely out of the blue, Village added: "Jason was very supportive early on in Black Butter's ascendancy and has always made it very evident he wanted to work with Joe and I as soon as we were ready. I've always been a supporter and now that he's taken the helm at Sony, the time felt right".

The new partnership will cover all newly signed talent, while pre-deal acts on the label will remain covered by any previous agreements - Rudimental's debut 'Home', for example, was released through Warner Music.

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UK Music launches Internship Code Of Practice
UK Music yesterday launched a new Internship Code Of Practice for the good old music industry, in partnership with action group Intern Aware.

The trade body has published a guide, which informs employers of their responsibilities when hiring interns - including how much they should be paid - and offers young people advice on how to avoid poor quality or unpaid positions.

Launching the code of practice, UK Music CEO Jo Dipple said: "Music is one of the UK's strongest cultural assets, to maintain our standing, we must ensure that our businesses are filled with the most talented people, constantly refreshed from the widest pool of creative talent. Internships are a fantastic way for a young person to get their foot in the door, but we must attract and retain people from all walks of life and all backgrounds. Diversity is a necessity, not an option".

She continued: "Our research shows that despite common myths, people perceive music as an open industry. This means we must ensure that music companies offer paid internships to maximise the number of candidates applying to any role. The policies and advice in this guide will ensure that employers respect every young person for their talent and not their ability to work for free. Adherence to this code will benefit both the employers and the intern".

Intern Aware's Gus Baker added: "Unpaid internships make access to the music industry exclusive and rule out talented young people who can't afford to work for free. We are delighted to be supporting UK Music's fantastic new guidance which will help ensure fair access to the music business".

Download the guide for music companies and young people here.

Justin Timberlake buys into AfterMaster audio co
Having possibly slowly and quietly backed off (as one might from a rabid wolf) from his role as flashy promotional prop to the still-ailing Myspace, popstar, actor and man Justin Timberlake is now chancing his arm at the 'audio quality enhancement' game, having joined tech company AfterMaster Audio Labs Inc as a co-owner.

Timberlake says: "I'm thrilled to be a part of this groundbreaking company. The first time I heard audio, post AfterMaster, I knew that I had to be a part of this company and that we had something revolutionary on our hands".

So speaks a changed man. And now to hear from another, AfterMaster CEO Larry Ryckman, an old hand at the audio business having, along with AfterMaster's head engineer Shelly Yakus, launched audio tech company QSound along with present-day Beats chief Jimmy Iovine all the way back in 1986.

Ryckman says: "Justin is an audiophile. He really understands quality audio. We've worked with the world's biggest artists, and not all of them have a focus on audio quality on their own; they look to their producers and their engineers. Justin loves technology, completely understands audio and he's very powerful and respected in the entertainment community".

The software format of AfterMaster, via which musicians can upload songs, generate a remastered version and opt either to pay to download it or not, will be available next month. Products like headphones, TVs and mobiles containing an AfterMaster chip, meanwhile, will follow early next year.

In the meantime, fans of Michael Jackson's 'Thriller' can get a taste of the wonders AfterMaster has wrought on the first 20 seconds of the track via the 'listen' page on the company's site. I mean wow, that creaking door sound is MINDBLOWING in high quality.

Beats Music to become default app on iOS from March, says FT
After the phenomenal success and universal joy that greeted U2's new album 'Songs Of Innocence' when it was pushed out to iTunes users everywhere earlier this year, Apple is planning to have another go. The company will force Beats Music on all iPhone owners next year, according to the Financial Times.

Apple, of course, bought Beats Electronics - headphones, streaming service and all - back in May, and since then there has been much speculation about what the tech firm will do with its new music streaming company.

Various Apple product launches have come and gone with no mention of Beats Music. But, reckons the FT, Apple is now planning to include the app in a forthcoming update of its iOS mobile operating system. It would make the streaming software a default app for all iPhone users, possibly as early as March, though people would have to opt-in to paying monthly subs to actually get any music out of it.

The FT reckons that the service will be rebranded under the iTunes name - sitting alongside the download store and the existing iTunes Radio Pandora-style streaming service - and will remain a paid-for-only service. Presumably the hope is that by having the app pre-installed more people will click on it and sample the service, giving iTunes Beats an edge on its streaming competitors.

Though whether customers will go with the flow remains to be seen. It could annoy people if something suddenly appears on their phones without asking and immediately starts asking for money. Even U2 wouldn't do that.

  Approved: Efterklang - The Last Concert film
Having seen Efterklang's live show develop over the best part of a decade, in recent years they seemed to have hit upon a good thing. Touring the world and hooking up with orchestras in each city certainly carved them out a niche, and allowed them to play decent-sized concert venues to a procession of enraptured audiences.

A good thing it was, but the last time I saw them it also occurred to me that the basic premise of the show hadn't developed in a while. What they were doing seemed to have found its natural level and had stopped there. Which wasn't a bad thing, necessarily. Certainly I never saw them play a bad show, or look like they were anything less than overjoyed to be doing it.

Which probably made the decision to stop doing all that all the more difficult. But earlier this year the band announced that it was "time to reflect and time to move forward ... to fundamentally change what it means to be Efterklang and how we operate, create and perform".

And so, on 28 Feb this year, the last performance by Efterklang as they were took place at the Alsion concert hall in Sønderborg, Denmark. Performing with the South Denmark Philharmonic and South Denmark Girls Choir, along with various other guests, they ran through a set featuring songs from across their back catalogue, as well as others that had never been released.

The performance was captured on film in all its glory by director Vincent Moon (who also directed 2011 Efterklang documentary 'An Island'), wandering amongst the performers with a single camera as they performed, making it a concert film seen from the band's perspective rather than the audience's.

You can watch the film in full here, and listen to the complete unedited audio of the performance here. And while you're at it, you can hear the first steps of the new Efterklang too. The audio from the first show by new band Liima - a collaboration between Efterklang and percussionist Tatu Rönkkö is here.
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Surgeon lists Bono's bike crash injuries, as U2 confirm Films Of Innocence
Bono's surgeon has confirmed that, whilst the U2 man's bicycle crash last Sunday was more serious than was at first reported, his prognosis for a full recovery is still good.

Though it was known at the time that the singer required surgery for the injuries sustained during the accident, NYC-based trauma surgeon Dean Lorich has since revealed a long list of multiple fractures to Bono's eye socket, shoulder blade, little finger and, most acute of all, his upper arm; not least the three metal plates and eighteen screws inserted into the singer's elbow.

Releasing all the details in the form of a statement via Rolling Stone, Lorich added that Bono "will require intensive and progressive therapy, however a full recovery is expected". All of which makes it pretty understandable that U2 had to cancel their planned 'Tonight Show' residency after the incident.

And another U2-related thing. The band are releasing a non-free series of 'street art' films, each paired with a track off their 'priceless digital gift' of an LP, 'Songs Of Innocence'.

Graffiti artists Oliver Jeffers, Robin Rhode, D*Face, Mode 2, Chloe Early, Ganzeer, Vhils, Maser, ROA, DALeast and Todd James have all participated on the visual side of 'Films Of Innocence', which "celebrates the unique democratic power of urban art takes the political murals of Northern Ireland as a reference point".

It's all coming out on 9 Dec, costing £6.99. This is the trailer.

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Jamie xx to score ballet adaptation of Jonathan Safran Foer novel
Jamie xx has composed the score for a ballet inspired by author Jonathan Safran Foer's 'Tree Of Codes'. The piece will receive its premiere at next year's Manchester International Festival.

Choreographed by Wayne McGregor, it will be performed by dancers from The Paris Opera Ballet and McGregor's Random Dance Company, with set design by visual artist Olafur Eliasson. Which is all very exciting.

And, in what may be the most pretentious and patronising quote we have ever published (which is really saying something), Eliasson said of the show: "Clearly Jamie's music can't live without movement and space. Clearly Wayne's choreography can't live without sound and space. Clearly my art can't live without sound and movement. Clearly creativity can change the world".

The show will run from 9-10 Jul next year at the Manchester Opera House. Tickets will go on sale at 10am this Saturday here.

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Fuse ODG discusses pulling out of Band Aid 30 over its representation of Africa
The fourth iteration of the Band Aid single, 'Do They Know It's Christmas?', is due to hit number one in the UK singles charts this week. It is also already the fastest-selling single of the year so far (a record it broke within its first 24 hours on sale), and by mid-week had shifted over a quarter of a million copies. But, if you've been anywhere near the internet this week, you'll no doubt be aware that not everyone is that happy about the latest Band Aid sing song fundraising venture.

There's been a lot of criticism of Band Aid, and of Bob Geldof, a lot of which has been quite shouty. But a more measured response yesterday came from rapper Fuse ODG, who - as has been widely reported - pulled out of appearing on the new recording shortly before it took place on Saturday.

Writing for The Guardian, he said that he had been sceptical of the project from the off, having concerns that it would portray (and has portrayed in the past) the entire continent of Africa in a negative light.

"I was sceptical because of the lyrics and the videos of the previous charity singles", he writes. "And I worried that this would play into the constant negative portrayal of the continent of Africa in the West. Geldof and I spoke at length about this and he agreed with me on many levels, assuring me that we could use it as an opportunity to showcase the positives of Africa".

However, he continues: "On receiving the proposed lyrics on Thursday - two days before the recording was due to take place in London - I was shocked and appalled by their content. The message of the Band Aid 30 song absolutely did not reflect what Africa is truly about and I started to question whether this was something I wanted to be a part of".

"[Though] in truth, my objection to the project goes beyond the offensive lyrics", he goes on. "I, like many others, am sick of the whole concept of Africa - a resource-rich continent with unbridled potential - always being seen as diseased, infested and poverty-stricken. In fact, seven out of ten of the world's fastest growing economies are in Africa.

He says that he is "not disregarding the fact that Ebola is happening and that people need help" but adds: "That image of poverty and famine is extremely powerful psychologically. With decades of such imagery being pumped out, the average westerner is likely to donate £2 a month or buy a charity single that gives them a nice warm fuzzy feeling, but they are much less likely to want to go on holiday to, or invest in, Africa".

Fuse ODG's debut album is titled 'TINA', an acronym for This Is New Africa, which represents his vision for showing Africa in a different light.

Read Fuse ODG's article in full here, and watch the video for 'TINA', the title track from the album, here.

Radiohead, Faith No More, Tink x Sleigh Bells and heaps more

Other notable announcements and developments today...

• Radiohead are in the studio recording right at this moment. Well, maybe not this exact moment. But recording is a thing they're doing. Guitarist Jonny Greenwood told BBC Radio Oxford that the band are currently in the studio "talk[ing] about different approaches and ... trying a bunch out".

• Faith No More have premiered their first new song for seventeen years. It is called 'Motherfucker'. It'll be released in the US as a seven-inch for Record Store Day Black Friday on 28 Nov. So there you go. And here it is.

Co-approved rapper Tink has 'gone in' with Sleigh Bells on a new single sponsored by one of those brand-backed collaboration-type programmes, in this case Red Bull Sound Select. Hear 'That Did It' via this link.

• A Kanye West-produced Pusha-T track titled 'Lunch Money', which may or may not feature on Pusha's TBC new record when that is finally 'Ced', has appeared online. Listen to a not-quite-official stream of it here.

• Electronic entity Oceaán, real name Oliver Cean, has peeled back 'Candour', a bare-all track from his new EP 'The Grip', which is set to arrive intact on 8 Dec. Buzz off over to SoundCloud to listen to it now, go on.

• Lone-star folk artist Angel Olsen has released a video for the agonising last track to her latest LP 'Burn Your Fire For No Witness'. Watch the clip, a profile of Angel Olsen's blocky fringe throughout history, RIGHT NOW.

• Emika has previewed the A-side to the first single released by her fresh new label Emika Records. Share in 'Melancholia Euphoria' here.

Approved pop swamplings Bernard + Edith have signed to Bella Union, immediately releasing a weird video for their weirder new single 'Wurds'. They'll baptise the track with a coming-out party at the Eagle in Manchester on 3 Dec. Hear it in the space between here.

• CMU Approved (both in his old and new guises), George McFall, aka CGIV, has released another excellent new track and he nudges ever closer to a new album. Due for release on 24 Nov, have a listen to 'Autumn' here.

Lorde deigns to explain Diplo diss
Lordly popstar Lorde has clarified why it was that she dissed her friend and 'Hunger Games' score collaborator Diplo (and his "tiny penis") for all to read and retweet on Twitter.

Logistically speaking, by the way, it was a means of chiding Diplo after he tweeted a link to a man's 'charitable' [read: demeaning] campaign to 'get Taylor Swift a booty'.

Having since ostensibly made peace (if only on Twitter) with Diplo, a Hong Kong-based Lorde has told The Fader what exactly drove her to 'belittle' the producer - real name Thomas Wesley Pentz - in this way.

She says: "I think often I say things and realise that Americans hear what I say differently to how I hear it. I love Wes and he's a big brother to me and one of my first friends in the industry, and part of having a friendship with someone like that is not letting them say stupid shit. Taylor's my friend as well, and I'm a girl, and if I see some weird body-shaming on my feed I'm going to be like, 'Hey man...' [But] we do still love each other, hopefully".

Asked if she'd always had that same confidence to 'call people out', Lorde added: "I wasn't always that type of person. I've been notoriously quiet my whole life, so it wasn't until I started to be able to run a board meeting and direct people in the way I wanted things to go that I gained confidence as a leader. As a businessperson, I got confident in saying, 'Hey, this is whack'".

I'm rashly translating that last bit as Lorde directly saying that Diplo is whack. Because Diplo is pretty whack; if not all the time, then at least at the time of the Taylor Swift tweet, and in this Instagram photo, in which he's wearing sunglasses, at sea, at night. And playing a white grand piano. And ignoring his friends. And all the other ways in which it is whack. In fact, let's play a game of how many whack things we can spot in this photo/caption Diplo posted to Instagram. GO.

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One Direction sing a song for U on Sesame Street
Sure, One Direction have achieved a lot of things in their short career, but everyone knows you're still a nobody until you've been on 'Sesame Street'. So well done 1D for finally 'making it'.

The boyband recorded their appearance on the kids' TV show almost a year ago, as part of the recently commences 45th season of the show. Amongst their contributions was a reworked version of their song 'What Makes You Beautiful', retitled 'What Makes U So Useful'. As you've probably guessed, the lyrics explain why U is such a great letter, because it makes words like 'ukulele' and 'unicorn' possible. Though I think there's a good argument for banning the letter if it also got rid of ukuleles.

Is the new version of the song any good though? Well, no. It's really not. They do their best with the clunky new lyrics, but the damage was already done before they started. And quite unfairly, this is only compounded by their video on YouTube going straight into a preview of Janelle Monáe being pretty stunning during her appearance on the show.

But anyway, we've talked about it long enough, here's what happened when One Direction went on 'Sesame Street'.

 
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