MONDAY 10 AUGUST 2015
TODAY'S TOP STORY: Beatport has said that it will pay "trapped" royalties to labels this week, after saying last week that money would be delayed indefinitely while parent company SFX Entertainment is taken back into private ownership. It has also denied that preferential treatment was given to the major labels, although admitted that they had already been paid royalties due... [READ MORE]
 
TODAY'S APPROVED: So the world's greatest cultural event - the Edinburgh Festival - officially kicked off again this weekend, with the Scottish capital set to host over 4000 shows and events over the next three weeks. And while best known for its comedy and theatre programmes, the Edinburgh Festival is a truly cross-genre event, with an impressive array of musical treats... [READ MORE]
 
CMU PODCAST: CMU's Andy Malt and Chris Cooke review the week in music and the music business, including facts, figures, rumours and deals at Apple Music, Universal's new playlist marketing boss Jay Frank, the latest on Robert Sillerman's attempts to buy back SFX Entertainment and the knock on effects for Beatport, plus the surprise new album from Dr Dre. The CMU Podcast is sponsored by 7digital... [LISTEN HERE]
TOP STORIES Beatport to pay "trapped" royalties this week
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LEGAL Dr Luke facing trial over 'Price Tag' drums
Phil Rudd hoping for AC/DC return
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DIGITAL & D2F SERVICES Prince to release Tidal-exclusive album next month
This Is My Jam to close
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ARTIST NEWS Spice Girls 20th anniversary reunion is/isn't happening
Azealia Banks says management split will delay new music
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GIGS & FESTIVALS Tyler, The Creator cancels Australian tour
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ONE LINERS Spotify rumours, One Direction's personal best, Darkstar's Tory koala, and more
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AND FINALLY... iTunes is no more illegal now than it ever was as private copy exception gets a rethink
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Beatport to pay "trapped" royalties this week
Beatport has said that it will pay "trapped" royalties to labels this week, after saying last week that money would be delayed indefinitely while parent company SFX Entertainment is taken back into private ownership. It has also denied that preferential treatment was given to the major labels, although admitted that they had already been paid royalties due from quarter two this year.

As previously reported, in a memo last week Beatport told label partners that SFX's "going private process" had "trapped certain earned label payments", adding that it hoped to be able to release that money in a few weeks time when this process is completed. Though as it had previously been suggested that the buy-back could take until the end of the year, labels weren't filled with huge amounts of confidence.

For dance music focussed labels, Beatport is a significant source of income, and with many of those companies running on tight cashflow, a gap in payments could cause significant problems. As a result, several distributors committed to advance royalties owed by Beatport.

But in a new letter late last week - published by US distributor Symphonic - Beatport announced that it would now be paying all delayed royalties this week, following negotiations with the still relatively new Association For Electronic Music trade body.

"We deeply regret any hardships this delay has placed on members of the creative community", said the company. "Especially independent labels and artists, who are the lifeblood of electronic music culture and who have been long standing partners and suppliers to Beatport since 2004. We are truly sorry this has happened, and that we allowed payment distribution to get caught up in unrelated matters".

It also admitted that the major labels had been paid on time, but said that this was not due to preferential treatment, adding that some indies had also received their money before payments were put on hold.

"While the majority of payments were delayed, some payments were made before the hold went into effect, and those included payments to major labels and some labels participating in the new Beatport streaming service. This was not preferential treatment in any way, but we understand how the optics may illustrate just the opposite".

After closing by grovelling that "Beatport is nothing without creative partners", head of SFX Robert Sillerman also apologised, saying: "I regret that unrelated elements made Beatport delay some payments for the first and only time in its more than ten year history. The way we handled this was inexcusable and should never have happened. The thousands of creators who have made Beatport what it is today deserved better, and I am deeply embarrassed, both personally and professionally, by what has happened".

AFEM CEO Mark Lawrence added: "It's been a difficult and delicate few days leading up to this positive outcome. I can't commend Beatport enough for the way in which they have handled the resolution and I am pleased that AFEM was able to support both its member labels and Beatport".

Meanwhile, SFX is still awaiting confirmation from Sillerman that he actually has the funds to buy back publicly held shares in the company. There also remains confusion over why one recent new investor suddenly sold its shares to another of Sillerman's companies at almost a dollar per share less than the proposed buy-back price.

Dr Luke facing trial over 'Price Tag' drums
Well, here's a thing. Producer Dr Luke is facing court over the use of a breakbeat in Jessie J's 'Price Tag'. If successful, the case could have serious implications for thousands of other artists and producers.

A breakbeat, if you're not sure, is a portion of a percussion track played solo without other instruments. These have long been popular with producers because they can be sampled and looped to create new drum parts. Most famous is the 'Amen Break', taken from 1969 track 'Amen, Brother' by The Winstons, which has featured in thousands of tracks. There is some controversy around this, as these samples are rarely cleared.

Dr Luke is being sued over the alleged use of another popular breakbeat, taken from 'Zimba Ku' by Blackheat, according to the Hollywood Reporter. New Old Music Group, which is owned by the writer of the 1975 track, Lenny Lee Goldsmith, sued the producer earlier this year claiming similarities between the Zimba Ku break and the drum part in 'Price Tag'. In a ruling last week, a New York judge refused to dismiss New Old Music's claim and proposed that the case should be put before a jury.

The producer's lawyers stated, in a similar way to the defence in the 'Blurred Lines' plagiarism case, that the drum part merely contains elements representative of a particular style. However, Judge Ronnie Abrams said: "The court disagrees. While many of the individual elements of 'Zimba Ku' may be commonplace, defendants have not shown that, as a matter of law, the combination of those elements in the drum part is so common as to preclude any reasonable inference of copying".

Abrams added: "A jury may well find that even though it has not been presented with prior art embodying precisely the combination of elements at issue, the similarities between 'Zimba Ku' and 'Price Tag' nevertheless do not sufficiently raise an inference of copying. At this point in the litigation, however, the court cannot conclude as a matter of law that no reasonable juror could infer, on the current record, that the creators of 'Price Tag' copied 'Zimba Ku'".

If 'Price Tag' is shown to infringe 'Zimba Ku', it would be by no means the only track to have done so. Songs by NWA, Eric B & Rakim, DJ Shadow, Chance The Rapper, Biz Markie and many more feature the breakbeat.

Exactly what precedent this could set it not clear. And, of course, Dr Luke could still win the case.

In 2000, photographer Brian Cross brought together three session drummers responsible for many popular hip hop breakbeats, Earl Palmer, Paul Humphrey and James Gadson. The aim had been to photograph them and ask them what they remembered of recording those drum tracks, though for the most part, as busy musicians for hire in the 60s, none had very much recollection of any of them.

It did, however, result in a collaboration between the drummers and turntablists such as Cut Chemist, Madlib, DJ Numark, JRocc, Babu and others, for a collaboration that spawned the short documentary 'Talking Drums And Whispering Vinyl' and a live show that was captured on second film 'Keepintime: A Live Recording'.

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Phil Rudd hoping for AC/DC return
Currently under home detention after pleading guilty to charges of threatening to kill and drug possession earlier this year, (currently) former AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd has given an interview to New Zealand's 3 News.

In it he says a lot of things. Like these actual words: "If your wife leaves you, it doesn't matter. You can take this car to bed with you, mate. It's so sexy. It's sexy and it's brutally quick. Brutal!"

But you didn't come here to have disturbing Ferrari-related images placed in your mind. Rudd also discussed the incident that led to his arrest last November, and his hopes to rejoin AC/DC.

Explaining how, following a party to celebrate the release of his debut solo album 'Head Job', he came to make a phonecall threatening to kill an employee, Rudd said: "I was under a lot of stress. When you're doing it yourself you don't realise what a job it is. I got in at 7pm and everyone was pissed. Everyone was pissed and painful. I don't like people that are pissed. When you want to listen to my album don't turn up pissed, know what I mean? Know what I'm saying?"

Not entirely, no. On the subject of getting back together with AC/DC once his sentence is complete, he said he "didn't want to act like something is happening and then look like a complete dickhead when it doesn't" but that he would "never give up" in his bid to rejoin the outfit, despite suggestions that the band's current tour without him may be their last.

"I've got a lot to think about now", he said. "I've grown up, but not grown old. I hope there's a difference. I still want to play the drums. I've got a lot of game left and I reckon I'm just starting to fucking get cleared up. So I just want a chance to get back in with the boys and just carry on from there. This last tour bullshit, you know, sure. Last tour, AC/DC will never retire, Angus will never retire".

As for his replacement, Chris Slade, Rudd said: "Slade! He's a good drummer, mate. Chris Slade's a good drummer but I've got no idea what he's doing up there. Trust me, I know what I'm talking about. I got nothing against Chris. It's just he hasn't got a permanent job. I hope! That's all".

Prince to release Tidal-exclusive album next month
Prince's famously fractious relationship with the internet took another unexpected turn last week. Following the surprise release of a Spotify-exclusive single 'Stare' last month, he has now announced that he will release a Tidal-exclusive album, titled 'Hitnrun', next month. The musician's back catalogue is already exclusively available on the Jay-Z owned streaming service, after being pulled from others at the start of July.

First mentioned by his band 3rdeyegirl in an interview last month, 'Hitnrun' will be released on Tidal on 7 Sep. It features the musician's other recently released single 'Hardrocklover'.

On his decision to work with Tidal, Prince said: "After one meeting, it was obvious that Jay-Z and the team he has assembled at Tidal recognise and applaud the effort that real musicians put into their craft to achieve the very best they can at this pivotal time in the music industry. Secondly, Tidal have honoured us with a non-restrictive arrangement that once again allows us to continue making art in the fashion we've grown accustomed to and we're extremely grateful for their generous support".

He added: "In the tech-savvy, real-time world we all live in today, everything is faster. From its conception and that one and only meeting, 'Hitnrun' took about 90 days to prepare its release. If that's what freedom feels like, 'Hitnrun' is what it sounds like".

Meanwhile Jay-Z commented: "Prince has always been a visionary, a free-thinker. We're honoured to offer his breadth of work, '1999', 'Purple Rain', etc, music that has inspired so many, on Tidal. We're also excited to be the home for his new upcoming album, 'Hitnrun'".

He continued: "Both Prince and Tidal share the belief that all creatives should have the opportunity to speak directly to those that love and support them. This partnership with Prince represents Tidal's philosophy in its truest form, a one to one connection and direct delivery of artistry to the world".

Spoken like a true creative.

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This Is My Jam to close
Launched in a flurry of excitement in 2011, single track recommendation service This Is My Jam has announced that it is to close next month. The site will stay live - becoming a "read-only time capsule" - though users will no longer be able to recommend new songs.

Founders Hannah Donovan and Matt Ogle said in a blog post: "First and foremost, it feels like we've explored This Is My Jam's original mission best we could. We're ready to free up our evenings and weekends for new ideas and projects, while hopefully doing good by the thing that made Jam great: the 200,000 of you who shared more than two million hand-picked songs over the last four years, week after week. Whew. It's been a serious privilege discovering music with you all".

Although they added that a shift in online music listening from desktop computers to mobile devices has also caused problems for the service: "Unfortunately, rules around mobile streaming are very different from web streaming, prohibitively so. We spent our initial funding on the web version of Jam, and felt doing mobile properly would require a total product reboot, something we weren't in a position to do at the time. Since 2012 we've also watched nearly a dozen different companies attempt mobile single-song sharing apps. While none have taken off quite yet, we really hope that one of them will! It would be genuinely exciting to see a new player pick up the torch".

In the meantime, here's a little farewell video.

  From The Fringe: ThreeWeeks Edinburgh
So the world's greatest cultural event - the Edinburgh Festival - officially kicked off again this weekend, with the Scottish capital set to host over 4000 shows and events over the next three weeks. And while best known for its comedy and theatre programmes, the Edinburgh Festival is a truly cross-genre event, with an impressive array of musical treats on offer too.

How do we know this? Because our sister magazine ThreeWeeks Edinburgh has been covering the Festival for two decades, and is back there once again this month. Each day over the next three weeks here in CMU we'll be picking out bits n pieces of ThreeWeeks coverage which we think will be of interest to the wider music community.

Though today we begin with a bit of self-promotion. Because if you like the CMU Podcast, well, there's a ThreeWeeks Podcast too, and it's back up and running for another year. Click here to stream current and future editions, and to sign up and subscribe. And look out for more From The Fringe here in the CMU Daily tomorrow.
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Spice Girls 20th anniversary reunion is/isn't happening
The Spice Girls are getting back together to celebrate their 20th anniversary. Or they're not. One of those things.

The Sun reported last week that Emma Bunton, Geri Halliwell and Mels B and C had all agreed to head out on an international tour in 2016, though said that Victoria Beckham would sit it out. This followed an interview with Mel B on 'The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon' where she said she "keeps saying" that they should get back together. Though in an interview with 'The Today Show' in the US, she added that while she hopes to do "something" next year, "It's in my plan. I don't know about anybody else's".

Bunton and C(hisholm) were both quick to deny any knowledge of a tour, the former saying on her Heart FM show: "If anything happens and it's concrete, and we decide on something, I will let you know".

Mel C tweeted: "Woke up this morning wondering whether I need to start practising my backflips?!", to which Bunton replied: "Do I need to put my pigtails in?!"

Geri Halliwell then tweeted on Saturday: "Holidays are amazing, no matter where you are, it's who you're with that makes the memories". Which I think speaks volumes. Not sure why she added a picture of herself with her husband and daughter though. Unless they're going to be replacing Victoria Beckham. Oh, I bet that's it.

Speaking of Beckham, while we're gathering up tweets, she posted a photo of a battered copy of 'The Official Spice Girls Photo Album' last Thursday.

All of which, I think you'll agree, is clear evidence that a deal has been done.

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Azealia Banks says management split will delay new music
So when we reported last month that "Azealia Banks has left Prospect Park as a management client, though will remain signed to the company's record label for the time being" we could have thrown in a "reluctantly" or two in there. Which we probably could have guessed.

Commenting on her most recent business dealings on Twitter last week, Banks told her fans that Prospect Park and its boss man Jeff Kwatinetz "no longer wants to manage me BUT... is holding me in my album contract until February 2016".

But don't be assuming that means she'll be making a record for Kwatinetz – who's possibly too busy restructuring his own business affairs to be releasing a Banks record anyway – but Prospect Park enforcing that particular contract will mean, she says, "there won't be any new music until March 2016. Sorry guys".

Though given how long we waited for 'Broke With Expensive Taste', I'm not sure March next year seems all that far away.

Tyler, The Creator cancels Australian tour
Tyler, The Creator's upcoming Australian tour, as pretty much expected, has been cancelled, following protests against his appearance in the country.

As previously reported, the rapper tweeted that he had been "banned from Australia" last month, though promoter Frontier Touring quickly issued a statement that said, while this was not actually the case, Australia's department for immigration had "raised issues" with his visa application.

Tyler has faced protests both as a member of Odd Future and as a solo act when trying to perform in Australia in the past over references to violence against women in his lyrics.

An exact reason for the cancellation was not given in a statement published by Frontier Touring this morning, but the rapper was quoted as saying: "We would much rather come to Australia when it isn't surrounded in controversy. I love my fans there and hopefully I'll be back soon. Don't do drugs".

Spotify rumours, One Direction's personal best, Darkstar's Tory koala, and more

Other notable announcements and developments today...

• Spotify is about to start offering premium-only content, reckons Digital Music News. The site claims this is a concession to get the major labels to sign new licensing agreements with the streaming service, and that Daniel Ek "hates the idea" but doesn't really have a choice. If this is true, I bet Taylor Swift will claim it as her victory.

• One Direction's surprise single 'Drag Me Down' has become their most successful single ever, shifting 500,000 copies worldwide in its first week, and being streamed 17.7 million times. And the money only has to be split four ways now. Hurrah!

• Peter Andre has signed a "six figure" record deal with Warner Music, according to The Sun. Last year the singer released a Christmas album through Cooking Vinyl sold exclusively in Iceland stores. This could be even bigger than that.

• "I told them the other day, 'Let's take it even further. Let's make our 'Purple Rain', let's make our 'The Wall'. With a movie – not just the album, but do a movie", Slipknot's Corey Taylor told Q103 Albany of his recent discussions with the band about their future. This will not end well.

Here's Rita Ora's new single, 'Body On Me'.

• "Think you'll like this", said an email I received last week. "It's the new video from Darkstar, and features a Tory koala forcing his employee to give him head whilst listening to a David Cameron speech". And it is. And oh my God it does.

• Speaking of people dressed as animals doing things you wouldn't expect, here's the new video from Girl Band for new single, 'Paul'.

• Scandal have released a new single, 'Stamp!', the video for which you can see here.

• Blondes have released a new EP through RVNG Intl, hear the video for title track 'Persuasion'.

• Pinkshinyultrablast have a new single coming out on 2 Oct. It's called 'Kiddy Pool Dreams' and you can listen to it here.

• Visual kei band The Gazette have released the lyric video for new single 'Ominous', taken from forthcoming new album 'Dogma'.

• Hospital Records has defended surgeons who listen to drum n bass in the operating theatre. "Doctors raving it up in their scrubs, gun fingers and scalpels thrown about all over, but dance music creates a positive and uplifting energy, which can obviously be appreciated in what can be a very bleak situation", a spokesperson told Thump.

iTunes is no more illegal now than it ever was as private copy exception gets a rethink
So, as we predicted when the music industry hailed its recent victory in the High Court over the UK government's plan to introduce a private copy right without any compensation for the music community, this development has been spun in the tech press as the big bad music business trying to stop consumers doing what they've always done anyway. Though even we didn't expect Torrentfreak's story to that effect to be so widely picked up by the mainstream press.

In amongst all the "iTunes in the UK is now practically ILLEGAL" headlines (thank you Daily Mail), let's just recap. In theory, if you rip a CD to your PC, that is copyright infringement and the record label that released the record could sue you. Though realistically they never would. Which is why this is a stupid bit of law, and why everyone - including nearly every single person working in the music industry - agrees that there should be a so called 'private copy right', like there is in most other countries, and which we had for a short time here too. Until it got abolished in the High Court.

To repeat: the music industry doesn't oppose the idea of a 'private copy right' in principle. The issue is that, elsewhere in Europe, the music industry is compensated for all the private copies being made, traditionally via a levy put on blank cassettes and CDRs, and more recently on MP3 players, and in some countries now on smartphones and tablets too.

But when the UK government finally got around to introducing a private copy right over here they decided to do so without compensation for the music community. It was that bit of the new law that the music industry opposed, arguing that it was unfair and, more importantly, not in line with European copyright rules. Which is how the High Court could quash the new private copy right. It remains to be seen what the government does next. The music industry wants a private copy right with compensation.

However, as we've said before, and we'll say it again, even if you think the music industry's interpretation of European law was right on this (as the High Court did), and even though some of the private copy levies in Europe go straight to musicians and songwriters (so it's not just feeding the corporate machine), in our mind the private copy levy isn't something worth fighting for.

First, what do you even add the levy to these days? Many smartphone owners will rightly say that they don't use their device for any music, let alone music ripped from CD. Secondly, most people assumed they were allowed to rip tracks from CDs anyway, so it seems like they are now being asked to pay for something they already did, which is a hard sell in PR terms.

And really this is all about PR. Copyright owners need to put more value on having a copyright system that is credible. And while all the misreporting on the private copy right last week might not be the music industry's fault, it was almost inevitable. And if you truly value the credibility of copyright, the money a private copy right levy could generate in the final few years of music ownership ain't so impressive.

 
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