TUESDAY 22 DECEMBER 2015
So, welcome to the very final CMU Daily of 2015, with some extra thrills. Don't forget our review of the year on the CMU Podcast and check out the mega CMU Approved playlist. We'll share some of our favourite CMU Trends Report articles with you tomorrow, and will report on key music business developments on the website over the Christmas break. The CMU Daily returns on 6 Jan. Have yourself some season's greetings.
 
TODAY'S TOP STORY: Right, everyone, Christmas is cancelled. PRS and SoundCloud have gone and ruined it all with some goodwill, which is not in-keeping with the season at all. I was promised a long drawn out bitter legal showdown and now I'm not going to get it. Next you'll be telling me Santa's not real. Yeah, well, anyway, PRS For Music and SoundCloud have reached a multi-territory licensing agreement... [READ MORE]
   
TODAY'S APPROVED: The festive season sees a lot of events occurring, but the two main clubbing nights are Boxing Day and, of course, New Year's Eve. Here are a few ideas for navigating the best of those two nights out in London this year. A couple for dancing off the Christmas pud the day after the main festivities, and then, cripes, there's too much choice for seeing in the new year... [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 SoundCloud and PRS reach licensing agreement, legal action off
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DEALS Downtown Music Publishing does direct deal with Pandora
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LABELS & PUBLISHERS Warner Music invests in Instrumental
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MARKETING & PR Thrilled in 2015
Murray Chalmers PR inks integrated comms deal with Elton John company
Toni Tambourine joins Neighbourhood PR
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ARTIST NEWS Madonna won't be silenced, even by her own people
Björk launches virtual reality iPhone app
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ONE LINERS Christmas number one, BMG, TFI Friday, more
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AND FINALLY... Lenny Kravitz accused of illegal dentistry in the Bahamas
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SoundCloud and PRS reach licensing agreement, legal action off
Right, everyone, Christmas is cancelled. PRS and SoundCloud have gone and ruined it all with some goodwill, which is not in-keeping with the season at all. I was promised a long drawn out bitter legal showdown and now I'm not going to get it. Next you'll be telling me Santa's not real.

Yeah, well, anyway, PRS For Music and SoundCloud have reached a multi-territory licensing agreement, which brings an end to the litigation that was launched by the UK publishing sector's collecting society against the streaming service earlier this year. As previously reported, back in August, PRS announced that "following five years of unsuccessful negotiations" with SoundCloud, in a bid to agree a licensing deal covering the society's repertoire, it was left with "no alternative but to commence legal proceedings".

"Launched in 2008, [SoundCloud] now has more than 175 million unique listeners per month", said PRS at the time. "Unfortunately, the organisation continues to deny it needs a PRS For Music licence for its existing service available in the UK and Europe, meaning it is not remunerating our members when their music is streamed by the SoundCloud platform".

The dispute related to the online music platform's existing service, which, of course, allows anyone to upload music. SoundCloud was originally primarily pitched at creators as a tool for sharing their work. But even if artists and producers upload their own music, if they are PRS members, then a licence is required from the society to cover those streams. And that's before you consider the people uploading music to SoundCloud that they were in no way involved in creating it.

Like YouTube, SoundCloud tells rights owners that if they don't want their music to appear on its platform they should issue a takedown notice. And like YouTube, SoundCloud has refined its takedown procedures over the years. Both tech firms argue that, under the safe harbours of copyright law, by operating a takedown system, they cannot be held liable if their users upload content without the rights owner's permission.

Safe harbours have, of course, become increasingly contentious in the music community this year. And PRS is among the organisations in the music rights sector calling for copyright law to be amended so that services like YouTube and SoundCloud can no longer rely on safe harbour protection. Though the current law is somewhat ambiguous, and had it got to court this dispute would have been an important test case on what exactly European law says about the responsibilities of intermediaries in the unlicensed distribution of music.

The ambiguities mean that the case could have gone either way, though SoundCloud arguably had more to lose, [a] because PRS is concurrently lobbying for the law to be amended anyway, and [b] because the digital firm, which is busy pivoting its business model to become an ad-funded and subscription-charging streaming platform, could really do without the cost and PR damage of a high profile copyright lawsuit.

As it was, the litigation was already seemingly hindering SoundCloud's efforts to sign up the majors to its new ad-funded/subscription gubbins. Universal was rumoured to be close to inking a deal when the PRS lawsuit landed, with those deal talks being frozen as a result.

Both parties insisted throughout that they'd prefer an out-of-court settlement here, and that's what's been achieved, just in time for Christmas. Which means we won't get our fascinating test case on safe harbours and music streaming in Europe. Nor any passive aggressive bickering between the music and tech communities. Which is no fun for us, even if this is a good result for songwriters and publishers.

Though, of course, the specifics of the deal - which relates to past grievances and usage as well as future opportunities and streams - are not yet known. So it remains to be seen just how good a result this really is for songwriters and publishers. Perhaps there will be some fun to be had watching the songwriting community try to drill down into what has been agreed.

Meanwhile, PRS For Music chief exec Robert Ashcroft was careful to remind everyone that safe harbours are still a big problem, even if this safe harbours dispute has been resolved. He said yesterday: "On behalf of our members, I am pleased that we have been able to reach a settlement with SoundCloud without extended legal proceedings. This ends over five years of discussions on the licensing requirements for the platform, resulting in a licence under which our members are fairly rewarded for the use of their music".

He continued: "The safe harbours in current legislation still present ambiguity, and obstruct the efficient licensing of online services, but our agreement with SoundCloud is a step in the right direction towards a more level playing field for the online marketplace. Many of our members love the SoundCloud service and I greatly appreciate their management's willingness to work with us in the way they have".

Meanwhile SoundCloud CEO Alexander Ljung added: "SoundCloud is a platform by creators, for creators; we're working hard to create a platform where all creators can be paid for their work, and already have deals in place with thousands of copyright owners. PRS For Music is also fully committed to creators, and we're pleased to have reached an agreement that will expand revenue opportunities, improve the accuracy of royalty distributions, and launch new services for our 175 million monthly active listeners on SoundCloud in 2016".

It should be noted that there had been rumours a settlement was incoming on this nice little squabble for a few weeks now, so we carefully steered away from the topic in the our Review Of 2015 on the CMU Podcast, not wanting to bring the mood down with an amicable settlement. And if you want proof of that, why not check it out? And look, you can do that on SoundCloud! Who, let us remember, we've never sued.

Downtown Music Publishing does direct deal with Pandora
If there is one thing you can say about 2015, it's that direct deals with Pandora were definitely in vogue in the US music publishing community. In fact, anyone showing up at the American music publishers' annual Christmas cheese and wine bash without a direct deal with Pandora was laughed out of the room.

No one was laughing at Downtown Music Publishing though, which has just inked a direct deal with the personalised radio service. It follows fellow indie Songs Music Publishing and major publishers Sony/ATV and Warner/Chappell in signing a Pandora agreement.

BMG, of course, went direct with the digital firm last year, way before everyone else. And to think, it was BMG being laughed at during last Christmas's cheese and wine bash. "You did a direct deal with Pandora", the other publishing fellows guffawed. "You big fat suckers you". But not this year, oh no. This year BMG got to be all smug about everything, and had first dibs on the gorgonzola. It was quite the party.

Now I think about it, I hope the US music publishers don't actually have a cheese and wine bash each Christmas, otherwise this little story I'm telling might turn out to be libellous. Anyway, just know this: Pandora used to license all of its song rights via the collective licensing system; but collective licensing rules Stateside are up for review and that may not be possible by this time next year; so Pandora is pre-empting the change by doing direct deals already.

Now here's Downtown CEO Justin Kalifowitz with a quote: "This agreement with Pandora is a milestone in our on-going mission to deliver equitable, accurate and timely payments for our songwriters. It also serves as a reminder that songwriter royalties are best negotiated in a free market. We're looking forward to working more closely with Pandora in optimising this agreement and know that, in the words of Cy Coleman, the best is yet to come!"

The best is yet to come? That's going to be quite the cheese tray at the 2016 bash then.

Warner Music invests in Instrumental
Warner Music has just invested a load of cash into Instrumental, the company formerly known as PopShack. So that's nice. For the company formerly known as PopShack.

Instrumental is an artist discovery and development business that focuses on new acts emerging through that social media thing they have now. The start-up already had an alliance with Warner via its CEO, former Warner exec Conrad Withey.

Under the new deal, the mini-major will provide financial backing and also collaborate with Instrumental on various things, like A&R, artist development, YouTube channel management, release promotion, brand and content partnerships. Oh, and Warner will also get first dibs on acts signed up to Instrumental's new artist management division, Instrumental Artists.

Confirming the new arrangement, Withey said this: "This is an extremely exciting development for the business. The investment and partnership gives artists joining Instrumental the confidence that we can help them go from social stars to the top of the charts. Warner Music is a company I know well and the whole team at Instrumental are excited about the potential of this partnership in the UK and around the world to unlock value for artists and brands".

Warner Music UK CEO Max Lousada, who will join the board of Instrumental as a non-executive director, added: "We want to be where creators are and we want to be where fans are. The multi-channel network space is somewhere those communities are connecting in rapidly growing numbers, so this investment opens up a number of exciting opportunities for us both creatively and commercially".

Thrilled in 2015
Sometimes in life it can be hard to let your true feelings flow out unimpeded. But the one place where that doesn't seem to be the case is when announcing something - anything really - via a press release.

As soon as someone is able to communicate their thoughts and emotions through this most basic of PR tools, the feelings just flood out. It's almost as if the person speaking isn't actually speaking at all, and some PR dude has just typed some key words into a waffle machine and said machine has worked its magic. But that can't be it.

Either way, the result is a long line of men and women shouting to the sky about how thrilled they are about everything. Well, mainly about the contract they just wrote, executive they just hired or the app they just released.

Think about it, no one ever says the word "thrilled" in normal conversation. No one. It just never happens. And yet in the world of the press release nearly everyone is thrilled about something. Wouldn't it be nice to live in that world? No. It would not.

Anyway, here, on the CMU website, and for your reading pleasure, is a summary of just some of the times music people got thrilled about something in a press release in 2015.

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Murray Chalmers PR inks integrated comms deal with Elton John company
Music PR firm Murray Chalmers PR last week announced a new deal with Elton John's Rocket Entertainment Group, which will see the agency take on responsibility for "the integrated communication needs of the organisation", which will include providing comms support to John himself.

Confirming the new deal, as well as the recent promotion of staffer Sarah Henderson to the role of director at his company, Chalmers told reporters: "Working with Rocket Entertainment Group and Elton John is a big personal thrill for me, and confirms my view that we have one of the best artist rosters in the business. I'm also incredibly happy that Sarah Henderson is now a director of the company - she and I have worked very closely over the last few years to build MCPR into what it is today. Onwards!"

Meanwhile, speaking from John's side of the table, Rocket Entertainment CEO David Furnish said: "With an artist of Elton's stature and the sheer depth of his back catalogue, it's extremely challenging to break through the diverse clutter of communications that now exist to make fans aware that he's still creating brilliant new music. Relying solely on traditional press just doesn't sell records these days. We moved our business over to Murray Chalmers as his talents embrace the multitude of ways in which music fans consume and get their information about music today".

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Toni Tambourine joins Neighbourhood PR
Neighbourhood PR has appointed Toni Tambourine, most recently Head Of Press at Listen Up, an Associate Partner of the company. He will be the London point of contact for the Newcastle Upon Tyne-based company.

"Neighbourhood PR is an extremely well respected agency in the industry that is home to some of the most innovative and creative artists around", says Tambourine. "Neil Bainbridge is a hard working, well connected, young and innovative director who has a clear view of how he wants the business to develop. Together we will be a formidable team".

That very Neil Bainbridge, founder of the company, adds: "[Toni is] someone that I've personally admired for over a decade, both in work and as a friend; I've always been able to turn to him for trusted and valued advice. I'm confident that Toni's fantastic, well nurtured network of contacts and vast experience across all manners of artists will add significant strength to the team and what I feel is one of the best rosters of electronic acts".

"His position as Associate Partner creates huge scope in our international campaigns, solidifies Neighbourhood's ethos and continues to drive the company upwards", he continues. "He wears great hats, loves coffee and has impeccable taste in music".

Gotta love a good hat. Neighbourhood's label clients include !K7, Monkeytown, Fabric, Sony Music, Kobalt and Warner Music.

  Vigsy's Festive Club Tips
The festive season sees a lot of events occurring, but the two main clubbing nights are Boxing Day and, of course, New Year's Eve. Here are a few ideas for navigating the best of those two nights out in London this year. A couple for dancing off the Christmas pud the day after the main festivities, and then, cripes, there's too much choice for seeing in the new year, but I've limited myself to three crackers (pun probably intended).

Jungle x Garage Boxing Day Special at Brixton Jamm
This Jungle Splash & Garage Splash Boxing Day Special at Brixton Jamm is looking rather fine, with a great list of big hitters on the bill.
Saturday 26 Dec, Brixton Jamm, 261 Brixton Road, Brixton, London, SW9 6LH, £8-10, 10pm-6am. More info here.

Rinse FM Boxing Day at Ministry Of Sound
Rinse FM is taking over Ministry Of Sound on Boxing Day and is pulling in plenty of friends and family of the radio station to make up a big fat line-up, including Katy B, Novelist, DJ Zinc, Horsepower Productions and Fatima Al Qadiri.
Saturday 16 Dec, Ministry Of Sound, 103 Gaunt Street, Elephant & Castle, London, SE1 6DP, £14-19, 10pm-7am. More info here.

Sasha presents Last Night On Earth NYE at Electric Brixton
Midnight is always a bit early for seasoned clubbers, to be honest. But I think you'll be alright if you want to quaff a bit of champagne elsewhere first, as Sasha goes for an eight hour set at Electric Brixton (or the ex-Fridge, to olduns like me).
Thursday 31 Dec, Electric Brixton, Town Hall Parade, Brixton, London, SW2 1RJ, £25-35, 9.30pm-6am. More info here.

Soundcrash Tropical New Year's Eve Party at Village Underground
We also have 6 Music's Gilles Peterson strutting his stuff at Soundcrash's Tropical New Year's Eve Party with Quantic, Kode 9 and LV at Village Underground - the first Soundcrash party on the 31st of December for two years.
Thursday 31 Dec, Village Underground, 54 Holywell Lane, Shoreditch, London, EC2A 3PQ, £27-45, 10pm-6am. More info here.

Wiggle & Superfreq present Superwigglefreq NYE Party at Pond Dalston
Finally, Wiggle and Superfreq take over the Pond in Dalston. Got to love Mr C with Evil Eddie Richards. And there's a secret special guest on the bill too.
Thursday 31 Dec, Stamford Works, 3 Gillett Street, Dalston, N16 8JH, £20-30, 9.30pm-8am. More info here.

A smorgasbord of choice for Hogmanay. Happy Christmas to one and all and best wishes for 2016!

Vigsy

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Madonna won't be silenced, even by her own people
Madonna has hit out at those who try to silence her. Specifically those who try to silence her by cutting off the power at her shows. And even more specifically, those who try to silence her by cutting off the power at her shows in Glasgow.

The singer was performing in the city on Sunday night, and after another late start, found the power to the stage shut off before she'd decided that she'd finished singing. And so she led an a capella singalong in the dark to close her performance.

She then posted on Instagram yesterday: "We don't stop till it's over Glasgow! Don't try to silence the Queen".

By the Queen, she means herself, not the Queen, despite the capitalisation. But who was silencing her? It certainly sounds like the venue shut her down after she went on too long, doesn't it? But a spokesperson for the Hydro Arena told the BBC: "Madonna finished her agreed set and then chose to come on for another song. By that stage, all the power and control equipment had already been disconnected by her own production engineers. I would stress that this was not a venue decision".

Earlier this month, at a show in Manchester, Madonna referred to fans who were annoyed that she'd been an hour late on stage due to technical problems as "diva bitches".

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Björk launches virtual reality iPhone app
Björk has launched her 360° virtual reality film for her song 'Stonemilker' as an app for iOS users. Filmed in Iceland by director Andrew Thomas Huang, the video was originally released on YouTube earlier this year.

Says the musician of the video: "This came about as a spontaneous fruit of mine and Andrew Huang's collaboration. We found ourselves in Iceland one day with nothing to do and a 360 camera lying about. We discussed its potential for intimacy and Andrew then suggested we take it to the beach where the song was written. It immediately rang true for me as that location has a beautiful 360° panoramic view which matches the cyclical fugue like movement in the song. If the song has a shape it is sort of like a circle that just goes on forever".

Andrew Thomas Huang adds: "We captured 'Stonemilker' in November on the westernmost tip of Reykjavik, an island called Grótta on the Seltjarnarnes peninsula, which is the very site by the lighthouse where she wrote the song and recorded much of Vulnicura. After arriving in Iceland with a variety of camera gear and open minds, and after my in-depth conversations with Björk at her home about the circular nature of the song, we spontaneously decided to shoot a performance of 'Stonemilker' on the beach where it was written, using the 360° Vrse.works camera with the intent of capturing an intimate performance for virtual reality in the round".

"Because of the all-seeing nature of this camera" he continues, "my whole crew and I ducked behind boulders, leaving Bjork alone with the camera, not knowing what we would be ultimately capturing. All I remember is staring at the pearlescent purple seashells beneath my feet throughout the takes listening to her strings reverberating against the wet tidepool rocks, popping my head up occasionally to steal glances of Björk in her duet with the camera".

You can download the app here, and view the video in either 'magic window' mode or in full VR with a headset.

Christmas number one, BMG, TFI Friday, more

Other notable announcements and developments today...

• BMG has expanded its production music business by acquiring Beds & Beats, which provides music beds for the UK radio sector. BMG UK boss Alexi Cory-Smith is "delighted" with the deal, which will also bring Beds & Beats founder Dave Bethell to the music rights firm.

• Molly Neuman, who has been Interim President of the American Association Of Independent Music since Rich Bengloff stood down from the top job there earlier this year, has confirmed she is not staying in the role long-term, and will instead become Head Of Music for Kickstarter. A new A2IM President will be confirmed shortly.

• 'TFI Friday' has been let off by Ofcom with a slapped wrist after actor Nicholas Hoult swore on the revived show before the 9pm watershed. Hoult had been told not to swear and was not someone known for doing so in interviews, said Channel 4. Also, Chris Evans apologised immediately and it was only eight minutes before the watershed. All of which means they've all been let off.

• The Hennepin County Medical Examiner's Office ruled last week that Scott Weiland died from an accidental drugs overdose, after finding a mix of cocaine, alcohol and ecstasy in his system. The former Stone Temple Pilots frontman was found dead on his tour bus earlier this month.

• Justin Bieber's 'Love Yourself' last night nudged ahead of the Lewisham & Greenwich NHS Choir's 'A Bridge Over You' in the modest dash for Christmas number one. I think that means that JB and his fans don't believe in universal healthcare for all. And he seemed so nice.

Lenny Kravitz accused of illegal dentistry in the Bahamas
Lenny Kravitz has been accused of practising illegal dentistry in the Bahamas. Or at least running a dental clinic without the necessary paperwork. I should make it clear that there is no evidence that he was pulling teeth himself. Even if his music might sometimes make it feel that way.

A temporary free clinic in Gregory Town on the island of Eleuthera, set up by the musician's Let Love Rule Foundation, was shut down by police and immigration officials on Monday, after Kravitz failed to provide proper documentation for the four day initiative.

According to The Eleutheran Newspaper, a police report stated that officers had raided the clinic following a tip off that "a group of persons [were] operating an illegal clinic at the Catholic Hall in Gregory Town".

Kravitz himself was apparently on site, the report continuing: "While there [police] spoke with Mr Lenny Kravitz who reported that he was hosting the free clinic through his Let Love Rule Foundation in conjunction with the GLO Good Foundation. Mr Kravitz was not able to produce documentation authorising the event, as a result he was informed that he was in breach of the Immigration and Public Health Acts and was instructed to cease all operations until proper authorisation was obtained".

The newspaper reports that among the people being treated at the time, one was having dentures fitted and another was undergoing root canal surgery. It's not clear if these procedures were completed. "This could have been handled much more diplomatically... and was so embarrassing", said one patient.

It is expected that the clinic will re-open in the new year, once proper paperwork has been obtained.

 
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