FRIDAY 14 AUGUST 2015
TODAY'S TOP STORY: Dance label Ultra Records has settled its ongoing legal tussle with YouTube star Michelle Phan. As previously reported, Ultra sued the YouTube channel owner and make-up demonstrator last year for allegedly using a number of tracks it released and/or published in her videos without permission. Though one of the tracks named in the lawsuit was by Kaskade, who then criticised the... [READ MORE]
 
TODAY'S APPROVED: So, this summer Sunday sees the Lockside Lounge in Camden stage its annual summer BBQ party. And while it might feel like summer has left us, the forecast's not so bad for London this weekend. And whatever the forecast, the menu is looking good as the Channel One Sound System rocks up for the party. Bass is on that menu. Which direction things go in – old classics or... [READ MORE]
 
BEEF OF THE WEEK: Does Deadmau5 mind being called an asshole? That's the question of the day everybody. And the answer? Yes, he does mind being called an asshole. But that's because he's an asshole. Though I should note, it's not me who's calling that asshole an asshole. No. It's the asshole's former friend. And the asshole himself. Asshole. So, yes, there was a minor spat this week between... [READ MORE]
   
CMU PODCAST: CMU’s Andy Malt and Chris Cooke review the week in music and the music business, including big tech accusing the MPAA of trying to resurrect the controversial SOPA web-blocking scheme in the US through the back door, Dr Luke’s breakbeat infringement case, why iTunes is no more illegal than it ever was, and Prince comparing record deals to slavery. The CMU Podcast is sponsored by 7digital... [LISTEN HERE]
TOP STORIES Ultra Records settles legal squabble with YouTube star
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LEGAL Sony's SoundCloud takedown frenzy takes down Dummy's Sony supplied promos
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MARKETING & PR Outside Organisation announces promotions
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EDUCATION & EVENTS Liverpool Sound City allies with South Korea showcase event
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ARTIST NEWS Ill health may have forced Lemmy to change his drink, but Motörhead will roll on
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RELEASES Tony Wilson tribute track launches today
Keith Richards solo catalogue goes digital
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AWARDS GRM Daily launches new urban music awards
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AND FINALLY... CMU Beef Of The Week #265: Deadmau5 v Skrillex
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Ultra Records settles legal squabble with YouTube star
Dance label Ultra Records has settled its ongoing legal tussle with YouTube star Michelle Phan.

As previously reported, Ultra sued the YouTube channel owner and make-up demonstrator last year for allegedly using a number of tracks it released and/or published in her videos without permission. Though one of the tracks named in the lawsuit was by Kaskade, who then criticised the label over the litigation.

Meanwhile Phan launched her own retaliatory lawsuit, claiming that she had received permission to use music released by Ultra in 2009 in exchange for promoting iTunes links for the tracks on her videos. Staff at the label had been pleased with all the promoting she had done, she added, before claiming that Ultra's litigation and the takedown requests it had issued against her YouTube channel had caused her damage.

Countering the countering claims, Ultra denied any such formal agreement ever existed between the label and the YouTuber, whatever Kaskade might think about the situation. A legal filing insisted "no such license ever existed, and that even if any license of a more limited scope did once exist (and it did not), it was without consideration and was expressly revoked long before the filing of this lawsuit".

So, that was all fun. But alas the fun is over with both sides settling this week. Terms of the settlement, of course, are not known. Maybe Phan's promised to send over a box of make-up samples every month.

Sony's SoundCloud takedown frenzy takes down Dummy's Sony supplied promos
Sony's always proactive SoundCloud takedowns team caused another little stir yesterday, when music website Dummy announced that its channel on the audio-streaming site, via which it streams records it is covering elsewhere, and in liaison with label promo teams, had been blocked because of multiple takedown requests by Sony.

Although the website's SoundCloud channel was still active, it found yesterday that it couldn't access the account or upload new content. "The reason Soundcloud has given" Dummy reported yesterday, "is that we have received three strikes for content that we have uploaded which is in breach of Sony's copyright, although SoundCloud have so far not told us which tracks are in question".

This was somewhat annoying for Dummy because, "we have only ever uploaded music that Sony have sent us to promote, so it seems ridiculous that they would want to shut down our account and prevent us from supporting new music signed to their label in the future".

Making things all the more frustrating, "Soundcloud have stated if we can persuade Sony to remove the objections then they will remove the strikes to restore and unlock our account. However, under instruction from Sony, Soundcloud are not allowed to tell us who to contact within the organisation".

Which is all fun, fun, fun. We should add that, after Team Dummy went public about the problem yesterday, someone at Sony sorted out the mess pretty much straight away so that the website's SoundCloud account is live again. But it's still a bit embarrassing for the major, and possibly another example of PR not always talking to Team Takedown, or of an overly-efficient automated takedown process.

That takedown team, of course, has been instructed to be more prolific with SoundCloud takedowns in recent months as talks between the major and the digital firm about the former possibly licensing the latter's all-new ad and subscription-funded services stalled.

Last month an up and coming producer went public about how he had received a Sony takedown request for posting a One Direction remix to SoundCloud, even though he did so as part of a Sony-organised competition, the instructions for which said to upload entries to SoundCloud. Fun, fun, fun, fun, fun.

Outside Organisation announces promotions
Entertainment PR agency the Outside Organisation has had a bit of a rejig, with the firm's Head Of Music Chris Goodman promoted to the role of Director Of Media And Events. And into his now vacant music role will slip Jack Delaney. Elsewhere former Radio 1 comms man Nick Caley, a senior consultant at the agency, will now head up the corporate communications department.

And if you don't believe me, how do you explain these words from Outside boss man Alan Edwards? He says: "I'm very excited about the changes within the company. Nick, Jack and Chris all bring different skills and fantastic experience that allows us to offer a wide variety of clients an unparalleled service. We have had a good year including our own series of events at the V&A looking at the history of PR and I'm as excited about our company and the industry as I was when I started out".

Liverpool Sound City allies with South Korea showcase event
Sound City – as in the team behind Liverpool Sound City – has announced another venture into foreign climes via an alliance with the Zandari Festival in Seoul, which takes place each October and, I quote, "forms the gateway to the exciting and rapidly developing Korean music market".

With backing from the International Showcasing Scheme funded by Arts Council England and the British Council, Sound City will develop business content for the music and digital conference side of the Zandari Festival as well as supporting English artists taking part in the event.

Confirming the tie up, Zandari Festival Director Yoon-Young Kong told reporters yesterday: 'This is a very exciting partnership with Sound City. It allows us to build a wider international audience for our festival and conference. We have worked with Sound City for the past three years sending artists to their world-class event in Liverpool. It is fantastic that we are now able to work on both sides in a wider and more strategic manner".

While Sound City boss fella David Pichilingi added: "South Korea is a very exciting emerging music market. We have worked with Yoon and Zandari for several years. This kind of initiative will now allow us to put together a firm partner deal that will allow us to expand our international reach as a brand as well as for all the artists and businesses we work with. This takes us to the next logical step in our business growth".

  Vigsy's Club Tip: BBQ & Beats - Channel One at Lockside Lounge
So, this summer Sunday sees the Lockside Lounge in Camden stage its annual summer BBQ party. And while it might feel like summer has left us, the forecast's not so bad for London this weekend. And whatever the forecast, the menu is looking good as the Channel One Sound System rocks up for the party. Bass is on that menu. Which direction things go in – old classics or pastures new – will be controlled by the selectas. Meanwhile the menu on the BBQ includes Big Apple Hot Dogs. What more could you want from a summer bash?

Sunday 16 Aug, Lockside Lounge, West Yard, Camden Lock Place, London NW1 8AF, 2pm-1am, free entry.
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Ill health may have forced Lemmy to change his drink, but Motörhead will roll on
Ill health in recent years has taken its toll on poor old Lemmy off of Motörhead, who has told The Guardian that he now often walks with a stick because his "legs are fucked".

But don't worry, he adds that "apparently I am still indestructible", and that he and Motörhead will continue for "as long as I can walk the few yards from the back to the front of the stage without a stick".

Though the stick isn't the only lifestyle change Lemmy has had to accept on the advice of doctors, with his customary Jack Daniels and Coke now off the menu, forcing him to drink, well, vodka and orange instead. "But I like orange juice better anyway" he said, "so, Coca-Cola can fuck off".

Tony Wilson tribute track launches today
So, this being new music Friday, use this Friday to check out this new music, if you haven't already, it having been doing the rounds for most of the week.

Skinny Dog Records today release a special track called 'St Anthony: An Ode To Anthony H Wilson' in memory of the late great music industry legend Tony Wilson, who died eight years ago this month. It sees a piece written by Mancunian poet Mike Garry set to music by composer Joe Duddell, while the accompanying video sees many former friends and colleagues of Wilson lip-sync the words.

Wilson was probably best known for his legendary label Factory Records and the music convention In The City, or maybe the Hacienda, or for his role in elevating the Manchester music scene and some of its key artists. Though he was also involved in a plethora of other projects, and had a second career in local news in the North West, a varied life that explains the eclectic mix of people participating in the tribute video.

The new song is raising money for Manchester's Christie Cancer Hospital, which treated Wilson before his death, and will be officially launched at an event at the old Granada Studios in Manchester tonight, where a live rendition of the track will be performed.

Find out more and buy the record here.

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Keith Richards solo catalogue goes digital
Talking of New Music Friday, or Old Music Friday really, Keith Richards' two solo albums to date – 1988's 'Talk Is Cheap' and 1992's 'Main Offender' – both arrive on all good digital stores everywhere today. You know, like it's 2004 all over again. Though we're talking download stores and streaming platforms here. So, like it's 2008 all over again.

The catalogue releases are going digital at last as the Rolling Stones guitarist prepares to release his first solo album in 23 years, 'Crosseyed Heart', which is due to land everywhere on 18 Sep. When I say "everywhere", I mean all download stores and streaming music platforms of course. Though if you're a Netflix fan, there will be a Keith Richards documentary going live there too on the same day.

GRM Daily launches new urban music awards
I think you all know that we're mainly of the opinion that there are far too many award events in this here business of music, though if GRM Daily says there is still a gap for a bash specifically celebrating the best British urban talent, who the hell are we to argue?

And so here come the Rated Awards, presented by GRM Daily and soft drink brand KA. Says GRM Daily Co-Founder Matt Thorne: "We believe artists in the scene deserve to be recognised amongst their peers. The genre is massively underrepresented, people like to associate with the genre for credibility but no one has taken the punt on representing it properly. It's time for a real credible award for our culture".

Nominations will be announced next week and then readers of the urban music website will be invited to get busy voting. The awards will be dished out at the Clapham Grand on 17 Sep where the likes of Kano and Ghetts will perform.

And if you were expecting a quote from a marketing rep at KA makers AG Barr, well, look, here it is. Adrian Troy says: "As a brand we have supported many grass roots artists to break onto the scene, providing a platform for new music and a step up in terms of visibility. This year we wanted to expand our involvement, supporting the scene as a whole and rewarding and recognising established talent on a national scale. We felt there was a space for a credible and authentic event recognising the high quality established talent within the genre".

More info at www.ratedawards.com

CMU Beef Of The Week #265: Deadmau5 v Skrillex
Does Deadmau5 mind being called an asshole? That's the question of the day everybody. And the answer? Yes, he does mind being called an asshole. But that's because he's an asshole. Though I should note, it's not me who's calling that asshole an asshole. No. It's the asshole's former friend. And the asshole himself. Asshole.

So, yes, there was a minor spat this week between that Deadmau5 fella and his old buddy Skrillex, which all began when the latter started chatting about the former's propensity to instigate minor spats with other artists. Well, that, and Deadmau5 asking of a recent collaboration between Skrillex's Diplo joint venture Jack Ü and Master Justin Bieber: "What the fuck is this shit?"

Speaking to New York radio station Amp Radio about his former champion Deadmau5 - real name Joel Zimmerman - dissing his recent work, Skrillex said: "I'll always have love for Joel because he put me on at an early time, but he's an asshole. And everyone knows that, and he knows that. And that's kinda his thing".

On the diss and Zimmerman's dissing, he went on: "I don't take it personally because I'm secure with myself and what I do, I love what I do. But I almost feel bad that that's his one way of getting attention rather than going into music and curating. I think his attitude's changed over the last couple years. I personally have become less connected to his music because his personality is almost overshadowing that, when he is such an incredible artist".

Ignoring the compliment in that final clause there, Deadmau5 then took to Twitter to respond to the Skrillex remarks, declaring "dont really give a fuck tbh", before theb posting a flurry of follow-on tweets that suggested that perhaps he did.

Said tweets seem to have been now deleted, but NME captured them, and they apparently went a bit like this: "He should have brought this up when I released his first album for him. Whatever. You like what you like. [But] thanks for that pocket full of certified psychoanalysis. It's really unfortunate I have a label. Sorry for being me".

He continued: "At the end of the fucking day, if I'm 'miserable / moody / negative', then that's just me dealing, or not dealing, with internal shit. Yes. I'm aware that I can be a fucking diva. Yes I am aware than I have more than one complex. Very fucking aware. The people you should REALLY fucking worry about, are the people who don't know it".

Concluding he tweeted: "So YES @skrillex, I'm SUPER SAD, I'm not as cheerful and super inspired by life like you. And I'm so SORRY I'm an asshole. But how about you let me worry about that shit. Some people don't want to be helped. I'm scraping by life with my fuckin insecurities and successes just fiiiine. Now, give it a fucking rest and talk about cats or some shit so I can go build a PC".

Actually, for a "minor spat", let alone a "beef of the week", there are some fair points in all of that. Though I think the conclusion of all this is that it's fine to think Deadmau5 is an asshole, just not to say so. Now, go talk about cats and leave the mouse alone.

 
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