WEDNESDAY 16 DECEMBER 2015
TODAY'S TOP STORY: While Pandora still awaits the ruling that will decide what it pays the labels via the collective licensing system in the US for the next five years (that decision is now due later today), the personalised radio service has done another one of those direct deals with a publisher, meaning it is even less reliant on collective licensing when it comes to the songs side... [READ MORE]
 
TODAY'S APPROVED: Every day this week in the CMU Approved slot, we'll be looking at one of our five favourite artists of 2015. Today, Kendrick Lamar... It's hard to make a list of artists who really meant something in 2015 without including Kendrick Lamar. Look, here he is, in the CMU Approved Of The Year list proving just that point. The buzz around the release of his latest album... [READ MORE]
 
CMU PODCAST: CMU's Andy Malt and Chris Cooke review the week in music and the music business, including Spotify considering windowing releases off its freemium service, the European Commission's Digital Single Market review, Labour's proposals on the agent of change principle, and the Wu Tang Clan's single-copy album buyer. The CMU Podcast is sponsored by 7digital... [LISTEN HERE]
TOP STORIES Pandora signs direct deal with Warner/Chappell
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LEGAL PIPCU arrests three men over karaoke piracy
Montserrat Caballé given suspended sentence for tax evasion
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LABELS & PUBLISHERS Imogen Heap allies with Downtown as her Mycelia project gains momentum
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ARTIST NEWS Paramore bassist Jeremy Davis quits
Epitaph to pay all profits from Ghost Inside releases to band
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GIGS & FESTIVALS Wilko Johnson announces 2016 UK shows
Shonen Knife announces 35th anniversary UK & Ireland tour
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ONE LINERS Demi Lavato, Shazam, Rdio, Placebo, more
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AND FINALLY... Disliking the Bay City Rollers not anti-Scottish, rules BBC Trust
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WARP - HEAD OF RETAIL MARKETING (LONDON)
Warp require an experienced person to lead promotions and marketing at physical retail and distribution, as well as the broad array of digital download and streaming services. This is a senior role in our sales and marketing team and you will be responsible for creating and implementing innovative retail focused sales and marketing campaigns, across new releases and catalogue, both in the UK and internationally.

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CONVERGENCE FESTIVAL - MARKETING CO-ORDINATOR (LONDON)
Taking place at multiple venues over 10-20 March 2016 Convergence is a celebration of music pioneers, visual artists and technologists. This role is required to implement Convergence 2016 marketing plan as set by the festival’s Marketing Director.

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MARKETING MANAGER (MUSIC & ARTS FESTIVAL) (LONDON)
You will join a small, young and energetic team of events organisers to take over the delivery of the festival marketing strategy. Your skills and expertise will be used to build on our previous success and support the festival growth with increased ticket sales and a strengthening brand profile.

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BASCA - MEMBER EVENTS/MARKETING CO-ORDINATOR (LONDON)
The British Academy Of Songwriters, Composers & Authors is seeking a Member Events And Marketing Co-ordinator.

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ROCKFEEDBACK - HEAD OF MARKETING & EDITORIAL (LONDON)
A crucial role at the RFB, this is a role for an ideally experienced person in the music industry, working with the Head Booker and full team on liaising with Booking Agents, Managers and the wider industry on constructing and actioning marketing plans and creative marketing ideas.

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We are hiring for a fantastic entry level position for someone looking to become fully employed in the live music industry. The role will be working directly with the Head Booker on the booking of new talent and bringing new acts into the fold, forging new relationships with industry - agents / managers / artists. Watching a wealth of new acts and looking to work closely with new music.

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AEG EUROPE - RECRUITMENT MANAGER (LONDON)
AEG employ more than 3000 staff, our European division's headquarters are based in London where we run the world's most popular music and entertainment venue The O2, SSE Wembley Arena and Hammersmith Apollo. We are now looking for an expert recruiter.

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Material are looking for an enthusiastic and dedicated Label Manager to work across their expanding in-house record labels and catalogue. Material are an innovative music company working across artist management, recordings and music marketing.

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Pandora signs direct deal with Warner/Chappell
While Pandora still awaits the ruling that will decide what it pays the labels via the collective licensing system in the US for the next five years (that decision is now due later today), the personalised radio service has done another one of those direct deals with a publisher, meaning it is even less reliant on collective licensing when it comes to the songs side of the equation. The latest deal is with Warner/Chappell.

As much previously reported, until recently Pandora was fully licensed via the collective licensing system in the US. Sound recordings are covered by the compulsory license that applies to personalised radio in America, so it pays royalties to labels and artists via SoundExchange at rates set by the Copyright Royalty Board. The song rights are licensed via the performing rights organisations like BMI and ASCAP, with rates ultimately set in the rate courts.

The digital firm's relationship with the music industry has been generally fractious, because Pandora has put a lot of effort into trying to persuade the CRB and the rate courts to reduce its royalty payments. It should find out later today whether its latest efforts to persuade the CRB to cut its royalty commitments to SoundExchange have been successful. SoundExchange - repping the labels - wants the royalty rates increased. A swing either way could have big money consequences over the next five years.

But at the same time as all that, Pandora has started reaching out to labels and publishers direct, circumventing the collective licensing system - as the digital services are allowed to do Stateside - and negotiating direct deals. This is partly because Pandora has ambitions to expand into new territories where there is no compulsory licence on the recordings side, and to move into fully on-demand streaming, where the SoundExchange licence doesn't apply even in the US.

Meanwhile on the publishing side, there is the consensus that the current review of collective licensing rules in America - of the so called 'consent decrees' that govern BMI and ASCAP - will allow the publishers to pull their digital rights from the societies while still licensing radio, live and other public performance collectively. So Pandora could be forced into direct deals with the publishers in the near future.

Which is possibly why, of late, most of the streaming service's direct deals have been with publishers rather than labels, with the Warner/Chappell tie-up following recent alliances with Sony/ATV and Songs Publishing, and its deal last year with BMG.

Confirming the latest deal, Warner/Chappell CEO Jon Platt told reporters: "It is Warner/Chappell's top priority to make sure our songwriters are prospering both creatively and commercially, and that the value of their music is properly recognised. We look forward to seeing our songwriters benefit from this new agreement with Pandora".

Pandora CEO Brian McAndrews, meanwhile, was predictably "thrilled" about this latest direct deal. "We are thrilled to partner with Warner/Chappell Music, which has represented many of the most talented songwriters for over 200 years", he said. "Pandora is proud to be part of their tradition of maximising the value of music publishing and talent".

Pandora's latest deal-making follows the news that the service is adding a new feature called Thumbprint Radio, which is a personalised playlist specifically based on all the music a user has ever liked (so, given the thumbs up) on the platform over the years. The feed will include both the thumbed-up tracks themselves, and other songs the system thinks a user will like. So, it's basically the standard Pandora system but, we are told, more tightly personalised to the user's preferences.

So, that's lovely isn't it? Though, depending on how today's CRB ruling on SoundExchange rates turns out, Team Pandora may be needing a playlist of exclusively celebratory songs, or possibly something much more sombre.

PIPCU arrests three men over karaoke piracy
The City Of London Police's IP Crime Unit, aka PIPCU, yesterday arrested three men accused of illegally distributing tens of thousands of karaoke tracks online.

The three men, one in Devon and two in Lancashire, were arrested following an investigation that was instigated when a legit karaoke company noticed a large number of tracks it released were quickly appearing on the Kickass Torrents site. Record industry trade group the BPI referred the case to PIPCU back in June, leading to yesterday's raids, during which the three men's properties were searched and computers were seized.

Confirming the arrests, Detective Constable Ceri Hunt of PIPCU told reporters: "The illegal downloading of copyrighted music may seem like a harmless thing to do, but the reality is that these individual offences are collectively damaging one of our key creative industries - costing people who work in the music industry millions of pounds and threatening thousands of jobs. PIPCU will continue to target the individuals and the organised crime gangs facilitating these crimes, working with key partners like the BPI to ensure that those most responsible are brought to justice".

Meanwhile John Hodge, who heads up the BPI's internet investigations, added: "Instances of commercial-scale copyright infringement are not exempt from investigation and anyone found to be facilitating such illegal activity is not immune from prosecution. Our work with PIPCU - and all of our partners - will continue to identify pirates across the UK and should act as a red flag to anyone engaging in similar counterfeit or criminal activity".

This isn't the first PIPCU investigation focused on karaoke tracks. The police unit shut down a file-sharing site called KaraokeWorld back in March following a complaint from collecting society PRS For Music.

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Montserrat Caballé given suspended sentence for tax evasion
Opera singer Montserrat Caballé - best known outside classical music circles for her 1992 single with Freddie Mercury, 'Barcelona' - has been given a six month suspended sentence and fined a quarter of a million euros for tax evasion.

She had been accused of defrauding Spanish tax authorities of 500,000 euros, which she has since paid. However, in addition to her fine, she was also ordered to pay those authorities an additional 72,000 euros.

According to the Guardian, the sentence came after the 82 year old singer reached a deal with prosecutors, which was ratified by a judge in Barcelona yesterday. Caballé appeared in court via videolink due to health complications stemming from a stroke she suffered in 2012.

Imogen Heap allies with Downtown as her Mycelia project gains momentum
Imogen Heap has signed a worldwide agreement with independent publisher Downtown Music covering a number of her songs, including a co-write with Taylor Swift on '1989' track 'Clean'.

Though this isn't just another deal where a songwriter appoints a publishing firm to administrate their copyrights. It is part of an initiative set up by Heap earlier this year to explore new approaches in administering music rights and royalties.

Downtown will support Heap in this rapidly evolving project, which operates under the name Mycelia, and which seeks to capitalise on the potential of the much discussed-of-late blockchain to create a fairer more transparent way for music to be monetised and monies to be shared between all the stakeholders in the music community.

Confirming the deal, Heap told Billboard that she started discussing these ideas with Downtown president Justin Kalifowitz about eighteen months ago, and that she likes the firm's flexibility, especially when it comes to the potential of new technologies. "It's really a great opportunity to work with a forward-thinking publishing company when the future is so wide open at the moment", she said.

Meanwhile Downtown's VP Technology Joe Conyers said the firm was pleased to be advising on Heap's Mycelia venture, noting that "she is a true engineer [and] it's great to partner with somebody like that, who's really going to be a builder with us. That's the spirit of this".

Heap is planning a number of events in the new year to further the Mycelia project, playing with technologies that could power a more transparent and efficient system of music distribution, while also meeting the existing gatekeepers in the industry whose data and participation would be required to make her ambitions a reality.

She has also recently thrown her support behind the DotMusic organisation that is bidding to control the .music domain, which is one of those new-fangled domains still to be allocated by domains overseer ICANN.

Heap hopes that if DotMusic, rather than a Google or an Amazon, gets control of that domain - with a plan to only allow artists to register theirname.music - then that system could also be used to house a new artist-led hub of music data. ICANN is expected to decide whether to give the domain to DotMusic - or to simply sell it to the highest bidder - early next year.

  Approved 2015: Kendrick Lamar
Every day this week in the CMU Approved slot, we'll be looking at one of our five favourite artists of 2015. Today, Kendrick Lamar...

It's hard to make a list of artists who really meant something in 2015 without including Kendrick Lamar. Look, here he is, in the CMU Approved Of The Year list proving just that point. The buzz around the release of his latest album, 'To Pimp A Butterfly', was so great that he promptly broke the record for the most number of streams in a single day on Spotify upon its release (an accolade otherwise claimed by more household names, most recently Adele).

In the months following the release, Lamar also surely broke some sort of record for the number of articles examining an album in minute detail. Because while his 2012 album, 'Good Kid, Maad City', put him firmly on the map, 'To Pimp A Butterfly' fixed his place permanently, earning him titles like, in the words of The Verge, "black America's poet laureate".

It's a record so complex, both musically and lyrically, that nine months later each listen feels both familiar and brand new. It's both deeply personal and an extraordinary piece of big picture thinking. If Lamar can maintain this level of creativity as he heads deeper into his career it will be amazing, but if this is the last album he ever makes he's already done more than most ever achieve.

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Paramore bassist Jeremy Davis quits
Paramore have announced the departure of original bassist Jeremy Davis, leaving vocalist Hayley Williams and guitarist Taylor York as a duo.

In a statement, the band said: "We've written and re-written this countless times and there's just not a good way to put it... Jeremy is no longer going to be in the band with us. To be honest, this has been really painful. After taking time to consider how to move forward, we ultimately found that we really do believe Paramore can and should continue on. And so we will".

This is not the first departure of members of Paramore, of course. Founder guitarist and drummer Josh and Zac Farro quit somewhat acrimoniously in 2010. With Davis gone, that leaves Williams the only original member of the group.

But there's no time to think about all that. There's the Paramore cruise coming up - Parahoy, as they've called it - which is in March. So, actually, there's plenty of time to think about it. Think away!

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Epitaph to pay all profits from Ghost Inside releases to band
Epitaph Records has announced that it will pass on all profits from records it has released by The Ghost Inside to the band, in order to aid their recovery from injuries sustained in a bus crash last month.

As previously reported, the drivers of the band's tour bus and the lorry they collided with while travelling through Texas were killed in the incident. The members of the band are still recovering from their injuries. "For some of us, simply learning to walk again will be a monumental undertaking", they said in a statement recently.

Posting to the label's Facebook page, Epitaph boss Brett Gurewitz said: "Our hearts go out to our brothers who have endured a catastrophic accident, with devastating injuries. In light of this, Epitaph has decided to donate all profits from the sale of all The Ghost Inside albums worldwide, directly to the band, indefinitely".

"If you want to support The Ghost Inside in their time of need, you can now do so by buying their music", he continued. "Epitaph won't make a profit while the band silently fight to rebuild their lives. We wish them a speedy recovery and return to health".

Wilko Johnson announces 2016 UK shows
Wilko Johnson has announced a UK tour for April next year, joined by guitarist Joanne Shaw Taylor.

Says Shaw Taylor: "I'm more than excited about going on tour with Wilko Johnson. He has had such a huge influence on all of us and I have endless admiration for the man".

Tickets went on sale this morning. Here are the dates:

14 Apr: Glasgow, ABC
15 Apr: Newcastle, Academy
16 Apr: Manchester, The Ritz
21 Apr: Bristol, Academy
22 Apr: Leamington, The Assembly
23 Apr: London, The Forum

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Shonen Knife announce 35th anniversary UK & Ireland tour
Shonen Knife have announced a tour of the UK and Ireland to mark their 35th anniversary. The shows will also coincide with the band's appearance at the Stewart Lee-curated edition of ATP on 15 Apr. The band are also recording a new album, which sees the return of original drummer (now bassist) Atsuko Yamano. That's due for release in March.

After various line-up changes in recent years, the group have now settled on something of a revolving line-up, as frontwoman Naoko Yamano explains: "Many things have happened to the band this year. Ritsuko is taking maternity and childcare leave, then Naru became the support bassist and Risa joined the band as a new drummer. It is very hard for girls to continue a band. We tour overseas a lot and it's difficult to keep the balance of private life and band activity. Nevertheless, I'd like to ... keep on rocking as an all-girl band".

"All members, Atsuko, Risa, Ritsuko and Naru, have the same feeling which is 'I like Shonen Knife'", she continues. "I'd like to make music with the members who can share the same feeling and have a good time. Basically, the official members are Atsuko, Risa and I - who can go to long tours - but I want Ritsuko and Naru to join the band when there are opportunities".

Here are the upcoming UK and Ireland dates:

14 Apr: Manchester, Ruby Lounge
16 Apr: Birmingham, Oobleck
17 Apr: London, Dingwalls
19 Apr: Falmouth, Princess Pavilion
20 Apr: Southampton, The Joiners
21 Apr: Brighton, The Haunt
22 Apr: Guildford, Boileroom
23 Apr: Norwich Arts Centre
24 Apr: Colchester Arts Centre
26 Apr: Leeds, Brudenell Social Club
27 Apr: Gateshead, Sage 2
28 Apr: Edinburgh, Summerhall
29 Apr: Glasgow, CCA
30 Apr: Dublin, Whelans
2 May: Cork, Crane Lane
4 May: Liverpool Arts Club
5 May: Nottingham, Maze
6 May: Leicester, Musician
7 May: Bedford, Esquires
8 May: Bristol, Fleece

Demi Lavato, Shazam, Rdio, Placebo, more

• Universal Music Publishing has signed a global deal to rep Demi Lavato, and has formed a joint venture with the publishing side of Safehouse, the music firm owned by Lovato, her manager Phil McIntyre and that there Nick Jonas (the label side of which also works with Universal).

• Shazam has hired Greg Glenday to be its new New York-based Chief Revenue Officer. Imagine that, a digital music company with revenue! Who'd of thought it possible?

• Rdio will go offline on 22 Dec. At approximately 5pm PST. And just in time for Christmas! Grab your Rdio data here. Then pump it into a new Spotify account here.

• Kobalt Label Services has built an official Apple TV app for Placebo, the first of its kind made for the Apple TV platform. It's got all of their music videos, some live footage, behind the scenes stuff, and other bits n pieces. It will also be a place for the band to premiere and monetise future content. "We see this", said the band's manager Anthony Crook. And now, so can you!

• Latest artists to get themselves a little bit of moola from the Arts Council-backed Momentum Music Fund? Well, Anna Meredith, Big Narstie, Bugzy Malone, Clock Opera, EAGULLS, Fyfe, Get Inuit, Holly Macve, Ibibio Sound Machine, Rozi Plain, Steve Mason and Swifta Beater.

• Run The Jewels' Killer Mike has sat down to interview US presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders. Watch here.

It's a new Purity Ring video!

• Mexican Morrissey rework band Mexrrissey have announced a new album of Mexican reworks of Morrissey songs. It's out in March. Here's the video for first single 'International Playgirl'. They'll also play the Electric Ballroom in Camden on 14 Apr.

• The BBC has announced that the next edition of the 6 Music Festival will take place from 12-14 Feb, and only in bloody Bristol! Bristol, people, Bristol! And if all you know about Bristol music is Roni Size, Tricky and Portishead's Geoff Barrow, well, yeah, that's pretty much the line-up.

• Hey everybody, BRITs Week is back, taking over London next February with a BRITy mix of BRITastic British BRITty-ness as the Brits prepare for the BRITs. It's a collaboration between AEG, London First and BRIT-maker the BPI. So, now you know.

Disliking the Bay City Rollers not anti-Scottish, rules BBC Trust
Disliking the Bay City Rollers is not inherently anti-Scottish, the BBC Trust has ruled. This follows a complaint that Johnnie Walker has never played "Scotland's answer to the Beatles" on his Radio 2 show, 'Johnnie Walker's Sounds Of The 70s'.

The Beeb received a complaint claiming that failing to play the band in any of 310 shows over six years documenting the music of the 1970s was "unreasonably biased" both against the band and Scottish licence fee payers.

In its response, the Trust noted that Walker had made "no secret" of his "poor opinion and dislike of the band". In fact, back in the actual 70s he quit Radio 1 after falling out with station bosses - partly over his description of the Bay City Rollers as "musical garbage" on air at their height of their fame.

"[The complainant] understood that Johnnie Walker did not like the band but ... felt that licence fee payers were entitled to hear what they wanted rather than what Johnnie Walker always wanted", said the Trust in its ruling.

However, the regulator countered that Walker's name was in the title of the show and therefore it should be expected that the content "reflected his taste", even if he does mainly pick tracks he personally feels his listeners will "most enjoy".

The complaint apparently stemmed from an edition of the show where Walker told someone who requested a Bay City Rollers track that he might consider playing it if they'd donate some money to charity. The presenter later said that the original requester had not responded, but someone else had offered him £20 not to play anything by the band.

The Trust said that there was no evidence that Walker's refusal to play Bay City Rollers songs was due to them being Scottish and that "it was not appropriate, proportionate or cost-effective to proceed with the [complaint] as it did not have a reasonable prospect of success".

 
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