WEDNESDAY 25 MARCH 2015
TODAY'S TOP STORY: The spotlight will fall at The Great Escape this year (metaphorically speaking, no hard hats required) on one of the biggest music industry debates of the moment: the division of streaming revenues between each of the stakeholders in music. While artists have long griped about the cut they receive of digital income, of late it has been the publishers and songwriters who have... [READ MORE]
 
TODAY'S APPROVED: If you've come across Amy MacDougall before, it's most likely as a collaborator of King Creosote. However, as Beam she is also building up a collection of songs that mark her out as a strong solo presence. Brought to my attention by Song, By Toad, she plays folk songs layered by samples and loops, alongside traditional instruments, creating an atmosphere that feels close... [READ MORE]
TOP STORIES Digital pie debate in the spotlight at this year's Great Escape
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LEGAL Happy Birthday case arrives in court as summary judgement motions considered
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LABELS & PUBLISHERS Ed Sheeran gives his Warner imprint a name and a signing
Promotions and appointments at Matador
[PIAS] relaunches Different imprint
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DIGITAL & D2F SERVICES ReverbNation announces SESAC alliance
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THE GREAT ESCAPE Dave Rowntree to inspire future music talent at The Great Escape
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ARTIST NEWS Lil Chris dies
Mykki Blanco to leave music for investigative journalism
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ONE LINERS Tidal countdown, Bloc Party a bassist down, Stewart Lee gets down, and more
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AND FINALLY... Do not question Taylor Swift's grammar
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ISOLATION NETWORK INC - ASSOCIATE, CLIENT OPERATIONS (LONDON)
Isolation Network, Inc. ("IN") is the parent company of INgrooves Music Group and INscribe Digital. IN's technology powers media distribution for INgrooves Music Group, INscribe Digital, as well as a number of corporate enterprise media clients. Operations Associate will be client facing, responsible for content ingestion, catalogue change requests and other operational activities.

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YES PLEASE - PRESS OFFICER (LONDON)
Yes Please is a dynamic music publicity agency based in Brick Lane. We are looking for a press and online officer to join the team. We are currently working with some of the industry’s best labels in the indie and major world and some fantastic artists including; Karen O, elbow, Conor Oberst, Speedy Ortiz, Fat White Family and The Districts amongst many others.

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PREMIER AVIATION UK - BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT MANAGER, MUSIC & ENTERTAINMENT (CRAWLEY)
Premier Aviation UK Ltd, a member of the Hunt & Palmer group, are specialist brokers to the music and entertainment industries and have worked with many of the world's top acts since 1996. With so many exciting new opportunities on the horizon for 2015, we are looking to appoint a dedicated Business Development Manager to help us grow our business and enhance Premier Aviation's position as Europe's foremost provider of aircraft charter to the music and entertainment industry.

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UNLIMITED I&C - FREELANCE DESIGNER & WORDPRESS DEVELOPER (LONDON)
UnLimited I&C is a sister company to CMU publisher UnLimited Media. We are currently looking for the following freelancers for upcoming projects: we need a freelance graphic designer for imminent projects and a freelance WordPress developer with experience in building and optimising content-rich websites.

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MINISTRY OF SOUND - MARKETING ASSISTANT (LONDON)
Ministry Of Sound Recordings is seeking an experienced Marketing Assistant. The Marketing Assistant will be a key support role to the Marketing team with day-to-day departmental administration and co-ordination of promotional and marketing activities. The position is with a view to developing the Marketing Assistant into a Junior Product Manager over time.

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THE COLUMBO GROUP - PROMOTIONS MANAGER (LONDON)
The Columbo Group is seeking an enthusiastic individual to join the Marketing & Promotions team to assist with the opening of their new venue. The role will involve an extensive working week which will require exceptional time management.

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YOUR ARMY - SENIOR PRESS OFFICER (LONDON)
Your Army is seeking a dynamic Senior Press Officer to join its busy Press Department and Promotions Team. The successful candidate will have a minimum of 2-3 years experience working across both print and online media alongside an adept understanding of both new and established artist campaigns. Knowledge of dance music is preferable and a good understanding of social media a bonus.

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BELIEVE DIGITAL - UK SALES MANAGER (LONDON)
Believe Digital is looking for a sales manager to join its label management team in the UK. A deep knowledge of the independent music industry and key labels, as well as the experience and knowledge to sign content is essential as Believe continues to drive its label acquisition strategy in the UK and internationally.

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DOMINO - DIGITAL CO-ORDINATOR (LONDON)
Domino Recording Co. is looking for an enthusiastic, tech-conscious individual to join the digital department of the label. This full-time position will be based in the London office and will assist the day-to-day work of the department, supporting the content, marketing, sales and operations functions.

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THE ROUNDHOUSE - HEAD OF MUSIC (LONDON)
The main purpose of this role is to create and lead the Roundhouse's internationally renowned music programme. The Head of Music leads on nurturing and maintaining our relationships with promoters and leading players in the music industry and developing the Roundhouse's own music programme, including opportunities for 11-25 year olds. As a member of the Senior Management Team, the successful candidate joins a strong and proactive team that ensures the organisation and all its activities flourish.

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MGR TOURING - ASSISTANT (LONDON)
Bright, well organised, numerate assistant required to support our small team of experts in steering international touring artistes through the maze of withholding taxes in UK, Europe and beyond. Based in NW London within offices of MGR Weston Kay chartered accountants the role initially involves admin, planning and research with some basic bookkeeping, but with training and guidance from the rest of the team we would expect this to expand to include more technical and client facing work.

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IBIZA ROCKS - COMMERCIAL MANAGER/PROMOTER (IBIZA)
We are looking for an ambitious, creative and self-motivated person with a fresh perspective to drive and develop our on island marketing, promotion and sales strategies across our range of events in Ibiza this summer. They should have a passion for events and proven experience in promoting and selling them.

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JUNO RECORDS - MARKETING AND SOCIAL MEDIA ASSISTANT (LONDON)
Juno, the world's largest online dance music and DJ and studio equipment store, is looking for an enthusiastic marketing and social media assistant to help expand its fast-growing marketing and social media activity, on and offline.

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UNLIMITED I&C - FREELANCE EVENTS CO-ORDINATOR (LONDON)
UnLimited I&C is looking for a freelance events coordinator. This person will help plan and deliver conference-style events, handling pre-event administration, including speaker and venue liaison. They will also need to be on site during the event to help with delivery.

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UNLIMITED I&C - WEBSITE EDITOR (LONDON)
UnLimited I&C is looking for a part-time Website Editor to edit and manage the website of Creative Skills For Life, a social venture and campaigning organisation which aims to enable people living with life-limiting and life-threatening conditions to come together and explore their creative potential as a catalyst for healing and personal development.

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Digital pie debate in the spotlight at this year's Great Escape
The spotlight will fall at The Great Escape this year (metaphorically speaking, no hard hats required) on one of the biggest music industry debates of the moment: the division of streaming revenues between each of the stakeholders in music.

While artists have long griped about the cut they receive of digital income, of late it has been the publishers and songwriters who have become most vocal about the division of the 'digital pie', with many questioning why the owners of sound recording rights routinely receive four or five times more in streaming royalties than those who control song rights.

For their part, labels generally insist that they continue to take most of the risk in launching new artists and distributing new music, that actually the other stakeholders are now getting a bigger cut of the income than they did in the CD age, and current concerns over low royalty cheques will be addressed once streaming revenues reach their true potential.

At The Great Escape, Vick Bain - CEO of the British Academy Of Songwriters, Composers & Authors - will lead this discussion, explaining why the songwriting community believes the current system is unsustainable. BASCA, of course, recently launched a campaign to highlight current songwriter concerns - the previously reported Day The Music Died initiative - with this issue at its heart.

Representatives from across the music community will also join the debate, ensuring all sides of the argument are heard, before the panel considers how current dissent can be addressed when labels and publishers license digital service providers separately, and every artist and songwriter's record and publishing contract is different.

The digital pie debate will unfold as part of the full day CMU Insights strand 'Music Licensing: Explained At Last!' - the second of the four CMU conference strands taking place at The Great Escape this year to be fully revealed. Presented in association with PPL, and providing key facts and figures, insider knowledge and lively discussion, this strand, hosted by CMU Business Editor Chris Cooke, will explain once and for all how music services of all kinds are being licensed, and what is happening to the money generated.

Other highlights of the full-day strand include...

• A beginners guide to music copyright - everything you need to know in one hour!

• Expert insights on where the money is being generated. IFPI's Alex Jacob will guide us through the label group's global record industry stats. PPL's Camilla Waite will explore the growth of neighbouring rights income and the increased importance of SoundExchange in the US. And Media Insight Consulting's Chris Carey will shed light on CISAC's data on music publishing worldwide.

• A user-friendly explanation of how streaming platforms are licensed by both labels and publishers, and how the money is the divvied up, including input from Believe Digital's Lee Morrison and Clinton's Tom Fredericke.

• An exploration of the data challenges faced by the music rights sector. The data is out there, but how do we find it? CMU's Chris Cooke and CI's Kieron Faller will lead the debate.

'Music Licensing: Explained At Last' is one of four full-day conference strands presented as part of CMU Insights @ The Great Escape this May. More details about the strand can be found here, and you can read more about the other strand already announced - 'Music Marketing Is Broken: Let's Fix It' - here.

And look out for details very soon about the other two strands: 'How To Sell Out Gracefully: Better Brand Partnerships' and 'What's The Point Of A Record Label Anyway?'

Delegate passes that get you access to the whole Great Escape festival and convention are still available - for a limited time - at the saver rate of £175. Click here to secure your pass.

Happy Birthday case arrives in court as summary judgement motions considered
The always interesting 'Happy Birthday' legal battle was in court this week, as the judge overseeing the case, George King, considered motions and counter-motions for summary judgement.

As previously reported, a film-maker went legal over possibly the world's most famous song after making a documentary about its history. Good Morning To You Productions paid $1500 to Warner/Chappell to use the song in its documentary, but says that while researching the film it discovered evidence to suggest the work is actually public domain (in the US at least) and that the Warner publishing company has no right to be collecting royalties every time it is played or sung in a public place, or featured on TV, radio or in the movies.

As we noted when this case first emerged in 2013, the copyright status of 'Happy Birthday' is complicated. Most people agree that the song originated in the late nineteenth century with sisters Patty Smith and Mildred Hill, albeit initially with the lyrics 'Good Morning To You', though it's possible that they adapted the tune from an existing piece. But if the Hills were the authors, under European law the copyright will expire 70 years after the death of the longer-living sister, which is the end of next year.

In the US, however, it's more complicated because of the whims of early 20th century copyright law. Warner/Chappell, which acquired the rights to the song in 1990, claims that copyright protection stems from a 1924 songbook (lyrics) and 1935 piano arrangement (the melody). At that time in America lyrical and musical works enjoyed 95 years of copyright protection from publication (and registration), meaning the music will stay in copyright until 2030.

But, says Good Morning To You Productions, both the music and the lyrics of 'Happy Birthday' had been previously published and registered - and, crucially, before changes to American copyright law that were made in 1923 which extended terms. Meaning the song is out of copyright and Warner/Chappell only controls the specific adaptation of the tune published in 1935.

So, fun times. Both sides have since pushed for summary judgement in their favour, and it was the key arguments as expressed in their respective motions that were being aired in court this week. Spinning the dispute as a "David and Goliath case" (you did sense Warner/Chappell initially hoped to procrastinate this dispute away, as big guys sued by little guys sometimes do), Good Morning President Jennifer Nelson said the publisher was collecting royalties for a song that has been public domain for 65 years.

According to Courthouse News, Nelson then suggested that the Warner publisher was good at strong-arming royalties out of people who use 'Happy Birthday', but resisted ever going legal because of the ambiguities over the song's copyright status. After this week's hearing, Nelson said: "If you don't pay for the license to the song they will notify you and let you know that you have to pay. They've never actually sued anybody but they have strong-armed people into having to pay".

Warner/Chappell insists that the copyright it controls in 'Happy Birthday' properly originates from 1935, giving it another decade and a half of copyright protection in the US.

Asked about how the company made money from the song, the firm's legal man Scott McDowell told the court, "We're not talking about little kids' birthday parties in the back yard", before adding that public space sing songs were always covered by the ASCAP blanket licence. The real value of the song, therefore, is in sync. Usual sync licences cost between $500 and $1500, said McDowell, though when a movie uses the work, they could be paying a five or even six figure sum.

Having heard all the arguments, King is now considering both sides' motions. It remains to be seen if he lets the dispute go to court proper, though there's currently no word on when his decision will be made public.

Ed Sheeran gives his Warner imprint a name and a signing
Ed Sheeran has been chitting and a chatting about the record company he's set up, that Warner Music imprint first unveiled last year, but now boasting both a name and a signee. It's called Gingerbread and first on its roster is singer-songwriter Jamie Lawson.

Speaking to Nova FM in Australia, where he's currently doing the gigging thing, Sheeran mused: "I've set up my first record label, it's called Gingerbread and Jamie Lawson is my first signing. I wanted Australia to be the launchpad because Australia is a country that I feel would really really dig Jamie".

Recalling what motivated him to set up the label in the first place, he went on: "The first time I properly thought about it was when I took Passenger on tour for two years. I took him into my record company and played them the record but they didn't get it. Then I was too busy on my own stuff and I let it slide. Then he had a worldwide number one hit. After that, everyone was like, 'Maybe Ed does know what he's talking about'".

Maybe he does. Though Sheeran's second job as label bigwig and hotshot A&R will have to fit around his main career as occasional soap star. Having got a taste for acting while cameoing in 'Home & Away', he's now due to play a gate in Emmerdale.

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Promotions and appointments at Matador
Natalie Judge has been promoted to the role of General Manager at Matador UK, while Robby Morris will become A&R Director overseeing the indie's global A&R operation, as part of a good old fashion staffing rejig at the record company.

There are some new appointments too, with Rian Fossett joining the label's New York office as US Label Coordinator, having previously worked at Captured Tracks, while Blue Kirkhope joins the firm from PCL Presents in Glasgow to become UK Label Coordinator in the London office.

And now I've run out of Matador staffing news.

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[PIAS] relaunches Different imprint
So this is Different. Ha ha! Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha! Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha! Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha! Ha ha ha! Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha haha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha!

So, right, yes, [PIAS] has announced it is relaunching its electronic music imprint Different Recordings. Except, wait for it, after a three year hiatus this Different is going to be both "new" and "reinvigorated". That's right. It's going to be a different Different. Ha ha! Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha! Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha! Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha! Ha ha ha! Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha!

When I grow up I'm going to work for Buzzfeed.

ReverbNation announces SESAC alliance
Direct-to-fan platform ReverbNation has announced an alliance with American performing rights society SESAC which will see the rights body participate in an artist development incubator that the D2F service is developing.

It seems that SESAC will use ReverbNation's platform to scout promising new talent which it might want to represent, the privately-owned performing rights organisation reckoning that songwriters get various benefits if they join its club, rather than allowing bigger American collecting societies BMI and ASCAP to represent their song catalogues to public performance licensees Stateside.

Confirming the alliance, SESAC CEO John H Josephson said: "ReverbNation has built a very powerful curation capability which enables it to look across its millions of songwriters and identify exceptionally talented new creators that can benefit from membership in SESAC. We are looking forward to working closely with these artists".

Meanwhile ReverbNation's Simon Perry added: "The SESAC initiative has great potential and we look forward to sharing the news with the ReverbNation artist community. Inclusion in SESAC will offer significant value to those selected to participate".

Dave Rowntree to inspire future music talent at The Great Escape
Saturday at The Great Escape this year will be all about future talent once again, with a full day CMU:DIY programme for aspiring artists and songwriters, and young people interesting in working in music. There will be tips and advice galore in a packed programmed that will finale with Blur's Dave Rowntree in conversation.

Along the way the CMU:DIY team and their guests will explain how the music industry works, how new artists can get their music online, on CD, and in front of key people, and what role label managers, promoters, publicists and music supervisors play.

Leading A&Rs will discuss how they discover new talent; the role music photography and video plays will be considered; and Blur's Dave Rowntree will reveal how he finds new artists and new music to play on his weekly radio show on Xfm.

CMU:DIY @ The Great Escape is open to all TGE delegates, plus standalone tickets are available for the DIY programme at just £15 from this link. And you will find more information about the day here.

  Approved: Beam
If you've come across Amy MacDougall before, it's most likely as a collaborator of King Creosote. However, as Beam she is also building up a collection of songs that mark her out as a strong solo presence.

Brought to my attention by Song, By Toad, she plays folk songs layered by samples and loops, alongside traditional instruments, creating an atmosphere that feels close, almost conspiratorial, as you're welcomed into a world that's rich with layers but never overwhelming.

Her SoundCloud profile is stocked with a collection of finished tracks, demos and works-in-progress that are all worth your attention. But, for the time-pressed, from a new EP released in February, this is 'Hex'.
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Lil Chris dies
Musician Chris Hardman, best known as Lil Chris, was found dead on Monday morning, it was confirmed yesterday. He was 24.

Hardman first found fame when he appeared in the second series of Channel 4's 'Rock School' in 2006, in which young musicians were mentored by Kiss bassist Gene Simmons. After the series ended, he signed to Sony/RCA, releasing his debut single, 'Checkin It Out', which went to number three in the UK singles chart.

Among those paying tribute yesterday was Simmons, who tweeted: "Sad to report Lil Chris from the 'Gene Simmons Rock School' TV show, has passed on. He was loved. RIP, Lil Chris".

McFly's Harry Judd wrote: "Shocked and saddened to hear the news about Lil Chris. He supported us a while back and was a little star and an awesome guy".

In a statement yesterday, Suffolk Police said: "Police investigating the sudden death of a man in Lowestoft can confirm they are not treating it as suspicious. Officers received a call from the ambulance service on Monday 23 Mar at around 11:45am and attended an address in Union Road following a sudden death of a 24 year old man".

It went on: "A post mortem examination is due to take place to establish the cause of death and a file will be passed to the coroner in due course and an inquest opened".

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Mykki Blanco to leave music for investigative journalism
Mykki Blanco is apparently quitting the music business to take up a new career in investigative journalism.

In a post on Facebook earlier this week, the rapper wrote: "I have decided to focus and pursue a passion I've had for quite some time now which is investigative journalism, particularly focusing on documenting and writing about homosexuality and gay culture in remote corners of the world".

Commenting on this seemingly drastic shift, she added: "I must be honest, writing words that rhyme over beats made by other people, mostly male, no longer interests me and I've felt this way for over a year now".

"I do not find being a 'rapper' fascinating", she continued. "And rather than waste the remaining nine months of 2015 in some kind of FAKE existential crisis where I pretend I don't know what I want, I'm taking the initial steps to securing what I know I do want - to observe and write about places and cultures in our world not known to many and to better educate myself about the cultures, gender politics and patriarchy that shape our society, so that I may one day be able to speak and influence our world in a way a dance song and music video cannot".

Read the full statement post here.

Tidal countdown, Bloc Party a bassist down, Stewart Lee gets down, and more

Other notable announcements and developments today...

• If you were wondering what that countdown on the Tidal website is all about, and I'm sure you all were, well, it's counting down to a big launch bash officially installing Jay-Z as the streaming service's boss man in New York on 30 Mar. By which point no WiMPs will be allowed in the building.

• Vessel has gone live, offering upfront and brand new video content from various sources - including YouTube stars and some record companies - for a $3 a month subscription. It will be interesting to see if people will pay for short-form video online, and especially content that will quickly become available free elsewhere.

• Edwyn Collins has joined the list of veteran artists who will be in conversation as part of this year's Liverpool Sound City in May, alongside previously announced conversers Wayne Coyne, Julian Cope, Viv Albertine and the one and only Mark E Smith. More here.

• Bloc Party bassist Gordon Moakes has ruled himself out of the band's new album, the one announced by frontman Kele Okereke on Australian radio last week. Moakes also suggested, in an update from the Twitter account of his new band Young Legionnaire, that Bloc Party drummer Matt Tong is also not involved.

• Comedian Stewart Lee has recorded a track for a new tribute album to folk musician Shirley Collins. Being released for Record Store Day, the record also features contributions from Graham Coxon, Angel Olsen, Johnny Flynn and more. But, for now, here's Lee and Stuart Estell's version of 'Polly On The Shore'.

• King Gizzard And The Lizard Wizard have put out a new track, called 'God Is In The Rhythm', from their new album, 'Quarters!', which is out in May.

Approved producer Cuushe is back with a new EP called 'Night Lines'. It'll be out next week. So, pretty soon. And - look! - here's a track from it.

• Soko has shared the video for 'Lovetrap', that song she did with Ariel Pink. Here it is.

• Singer-songwriter Martha Bean will release her debut album, 'When Shadows Return To The Sea', on 6 Apr. From it, this is 'Don't Get Lost In The Dark'.

• Tom Vek has created a video using footage from the film 'Watch The K Foundation Burn A Million Quid', in which the K Foundation - aka The KLF's Bill Drummond and Jimmy Cauty - burn bank notes amounting to the sum of one million pounds in a fire. So, now you know what you're looking at when you watch it.

• Thee Oh Sees' John Dwyer is releasing his second album under the name Damaged Bug on 1 Jun. The Oh Sees also have an album out in May. This is 'The Mirror' (by Damaged Bug).

• Oh look, here's Muse's new single, 'Dead Inside'.

• The tedious question of whether or not Death Grips actually split up last year has been answered with the announcement of a US tour. Until they double bluff us all by cancelling it.

• Black Sabbath have announced that they will play their last ever show at Ozzfest Japan on 22 Nov, with an invitation for estranged drummer Bill Ward to join the other three original members apparently still open.

• Zun Zun Egui, who were approved not long ago, have announced that they will tour the United Kingdom in May. Here are the dates.

Do not question Taylor Swift's grammar
Taylor Swift has called out American exams company The Princeton Review for citing her lyrics as an example of bad grammar in a SAT test.

The education body listed a number of lyrics in a question, asking students to spot the errors. One line attributed to Swift was, "Somebody tells you they love you, you got to believe em".

Did you spot it? Yeah? Well, it doesn't matter, because that's not the line she wrote. From 'Fifteen', it should of course have read: "Because when you're fifteen and somebody tells you they love you, you're going to believe them".

If there's one thing you can say about Taylor Swift, it's that she knows how to deploy a pronoun (if not hold a pencil correctly in order to write it down).

"Not the right lyrics at all pssshhhh", she wrote in response. "You had one job, test people. One job".

To be fair, the people involved in writing the test almost certainly had more than one job. Like correctly quoting other disastrous lyrics, including Justin Timberlake's "When you cheated girl, my heart bleeded girl".

 
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Sam oversees the commercial side of the CMU media, leading on sales and sponsorship, plus helps manage and deliver the CMU Insights training courses and consultancy services.
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