THURSDAY 4 FEBRUARY 2016
TODAY'S TOP STORY: The ongoing legal battle between Kesha and producer Dr Luke now has various concurrent strands to it, and yesterday there were rulings in New York on two of them. As previously reported, Kesha Sebert accuses Lukasz 'Dr Luke' Gottwald of plying her with drugs and alcohol and raping her as a teenager. He has countersued for defamation, saying that these are fabrications... [READ MORE]
 
TODAY'S APPROVED: Rina Sawayama is not what you'd call prolific - she's released four tracks since 2013, and the latest, 'Where U Are', is a cover. Though unless you're told it's a rework of 'I Wanna Be Where You Are' from Michael Jackson's 1972 debut solo album 'Got To Be There', I don't think you'd guess. Wallowing in rich, soulful R&B, she twists the track into an assessment... [READ MORE]
 
CMU PODCAST: CMU's Andy Malt and Chris Cooke review the week in music and the music business, including Spotify adding video and raising more money, T In The Park's "teething problems", the launch of Cür Music and B.o.B's scientific beef. The CMU Podcast is sponsored by 7digital.... [LISTEN HERE]
TOP STORIES Kesha v Dr Luke: Two of the producer's lawsuits are dismissed
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DEALS BMG invests in Ram Records
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BRANDS & MERCH Pot Noodle: The future of new music
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MEDIA Full line-up of stations for new national digital radio network confirmed
RAJAR Round Up: Radio X does well, 6 Music does better
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EDUCATION & EVENTS CMU Insights puts the spotlight on the music rights market next week
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GIGS & FESTIVALS Status Quo to hang up electric guitars
DIIV announce UK shows
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AWARDS MPG Awards dished out
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ONE LINERS Fader, Glassnote, Super Bowl, more
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AND FINALLY... Sheffield Bowie tribute divides opinion: does it look like Pat Sharp or not?
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DHP FAMILY - PROMOTIONS CO-ORDINATOR (LONDON)
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BUCKS MUSIC GROUP - PAID INTERNSHIP (LONDON)
Mute Song is seeking a dynamic individual to join the company as Music Publishing Assistant. This position presents a terrific opportunity for a bright and engaging person to embark on a rewarding career in music publishing.

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MUTE SONG - MUSIC PUBLISHING ASSISTANT (LONDON)
Mute Song is seeking a dynamic individual to join the company as Music Publishing Assistant. This position presents a terrific opportunity for a bright and engaging person to embark on a rewarding career in music publishing.

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BEGGARS MUSIC - COPYRIGHT AND ROYALTIES ANALYST (LONDON)
Beggars Music are looking to hire an experienced Copyright and Royalties Analyst, based in their London office. The role would be best suited to someone with experience of either working within music publishing administration or a collection society.

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LISTEN UP - PRESS MANAGER (LONDON)
We are hiring an experienced Press Manager to join the press team at Listen Up. The candidate will need 2-4 years' experience experience in a similar role with a thorough knowledge of artist and label campaigns. We are looking for an enthusiastic and articulate individual with strong writing and organisational skills.

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AEG LIVE - TICKETING ASSISTANT (LONDON)
We are now hiring a Ticketing Assistant to join our team. The successful candidate will support the day to day operations of the ticketing team for events within AEG Live & Goldenvoice.

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YOUR ARMY - MUSIC EVENTS AND PRESS OFFICER (LONDON)
Your Army is seeking a dynamic Music Events And Press Officer to join its expanding and busy Press Department and Promotions Team. The successful candidate will have a minimum of 2-3 years experience working across national music events and festivals alongside an adept understanding of both new and established artist campaigns.

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FMLY - BOOKING AGENT (BRIGHTON)
FMLY London is a booking agency based in Brighton and we are looking to expand our team and currently have an opening for an established booking agent.

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SECRET ROAD - MUSIC LICENSING CREATIVE (LONDON)
Secret Road Music Services, Inc is a boutique music services company based in Los Angeles, California that focuses on music licensing, music publishing and artist management. We are seeking a Music Licensing Creative to join our London team working out of offices in Kings Cross.

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CIRCUS RECORDS - PART-TIME PAID INTERNSHIP (LONDON)
Electronic record label seeking a pro-active, knowledgable intern for 20 hours per week to help out in all departments including label management, social media, press and merchandise. Main responsibilities will include, but are not limited to assisting the label team with DJ and club promotion, press, social media and other more general label activities.

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ATTITUDE IS EVERYTHING - COMMUNICATIONS ASSISTANT (LONDON)
In April 2016 we’ll be launching an Artist Engagement project to help us elicit support for our campaigns from prominent musicians. Esmée Fairbairn have awarded us funding to build on the success of our #MusicWithoutBarriers and Club Attitude campaigns. We are seeking a part-time Communications Assistant to work with us for two years.

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ATTITUDE IS EVERYTHING - ARTIST ENGAGEMENT AND COMMUNITY CO-ORDINATOR (LONDON)
In April 2016 we’ll be launching an Artist Engagement project to help us elicit support for our campaigns from prominent musicians. Esmée Fairbairn have awarded us funding to build on the success of our #MusicWithoutBarriers and Club Attitude campaigns. We are seeking a freelance Artist Engagement And Community Co-ordinator to work with us for two years.

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THE ORCHARD - INTERACTIVE MARKETING MANAGER (LONDON)
We’re looking for a savvy, seasoned digital music marketer to promote The Orchard’s distributed artists in Europe and beyond. The ideal candidate’s specialty lies in creating and executing strategic digital marketing campaigns designed to generate publicity and awareness, build audiences, engage fans, and drive sales and revenue for new releases and catalogue titles.

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CREAM - SOCIAL MEDIA & DIGITAL EXECUTIVE (LIVERPOOL)
Do you live and breathe social media? Have a passion for electronic music and festivals? Have a flair for design? Work well as part of a team? Enjoy working in a fast paced commercial environment? Then this could be the perfect job for you. Rare opportunity to join the Cream marketing team based in our new Liverpool offices.

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NUCLEAR BLAST RECORDS - ONLINE PROMOTIONS AND NEW MEDIA (LONDON)
Nuclear Blast UK are looking for maternity cover for the role of Online Promotion and New Media. The ideal candidate will have experience in all aspects of social media (including scheduling posts, adverts and maintaining label and roster channels), as well as managing online communities.

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LISTEN UP - OPERATIONS ASSISTANT (LONDON)
Listen Up is seeking an administrator to provide support to our expanding Operations Team. You will report directly to the Operations & HR Manager, working alongside the Office Manager and Accounts Manager to ensure company administration is completed to a high standard.

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A guide to upcoming events from and involving CMU, including seminars, masterclasses and conference sessions from CMU Insights and workshops from CMU:DIY, plus other events where CMU journalists are speaking or moderating.
 
8 Feb 2016 CMU Insights Seminar: The Music Rights Sector
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15 Feb 2016 CMU Insights Seminar: The Live Sector, Brand Partnerships & Fan Services
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Kesha v Dr Luke: Two of the producer's lawsuits are dismissed
The ongoing legal battle between Kesha and producer Dr Luke now has various concurrent strands to it, and yesterday there were rulings in New York on two of them.

As previously reported, Kesha Sebert accuses Lukasz 'Dr Luke' Gottwald of plying her with drugs and alcohol and raping her as a teenager. He has countersued for defamation, saying that these are fabrications invented in an attempt to get the singer out of her contract with his Kemosabe Records label.

Also on the receiving end of legal action from Gottwald are Kesha's manager, Jack Rovner of Vector Management, and her mother Pebe Sebert. Both are accused of interfering with Kesha's business relationship with Kemosabe, and of encouraging her of to renege on the commitments she had made in her record contact with Gottwald's company. Sebert Senior is also accused of defamation over a pubic smearing campaign she allegedly organised against the producer.

The key ruling this week relates to the allegation of tortious interference with Kesha's record contract by Rovner. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Gottwald claimed that this was the result of acrimony between him and the manager, which resulted from the latter being jealous that the former had the upper hand when it came to Kesha's recording career.

In the word's of Gottwald's lawsuit: "[The acrimony between the two men was] due to the fact, among other things, that in numerous conferences regarding Kesha's career which were attended by Gottwald, Rovner and third parties, Rovner made suggestions regarding creative and business matters which Gottwald rejected. Rovner, who is the former head of a record label and is used to being treated as 'the boss,' was enraged by these perceived slights by Gottwald. The fact that third parties witnessed them made Rovner even angrier. This was far more than Rovner's ego could take; accordingly, Rovner now hates Gottwald".

But, when considering Rovner's request for this particular lawsuit to be dismissed, the judge hearing the case said that the fact the manager hated and/or was jealous of Gottwald was not relevant. Moreover, the judge concurred with Rovner's lawyer who said that, when advising Kesha on her contractual relationship with Gottwald, Rovner was simply acting within the scope of his authority as an artist manager.

Said the judge: "Although plaintiffs allege that Rovner hates and is jealous of Gottwald, that is not enough. The case requires a showing that the agent acted outside the scope of his authority, in bad faith, and committed an independent tort. Even assuming hatred and jealousy amount to bad faith, they are not torts".

Meanwhile, one of the lawsuits against Kesha's mother was also dismissed, though more on a technicality. Sebert argued that the injury alleged in the lawsuit did not occur in New York State, and she is not tied to the clause in her daughter's contract that sets out what jurisdiction disputes will be settled in. Therefore the matter is outside the remit of the New York courts. Though Gottwald has also sued in Tennessee, so that legal battle will continue, but only on one front.

Meanwhile, Gottwald's legal rep has said that she is reviewing this week's rulings and will consider whether to appeal. The next strand of the wider case to be considered is Kesha's request for an injunction to allow her to release a record with Kemosabe parent company Sony Music while this legal battle goes through the motions.

BMG invests in Ram Records
BMG, clearly bored of just acquiring everything, has made a strategic investment in drum n bass label Ram Records. The label will remain independent, owned by founder Andy C.

BMG UK's EVP Alexi Cory-Smith said: "If ever a label could be said to have defined a genre, it's Ram. We are delighted to be able to help Andy C and Scott take Ram to the next level".

Andy C and his there mentioned business partner Scott Bourne then roared together, alternating between words, which made it really hard to understand what they were saying, but I managed to get it down: "We have worked with lots of companies over the years, but BMG really get it. We have been incredibly impressed by Alexi and her team, and we are very excited at being able to tap into BMG's infrastructure and resources".

The first release under the new partnership will be Andy C's own new single, appropriately titled 'New Era'.

Pot Noodle: The future of new music
The year is 2016. I am now receiving press releases telling me that new artists are being launched with the backing of Unilever. I think we now only need the oceans to turn to blood and that'll be the apocalypse.

London collective Raylo's track 'Winner' was teased on a recent Pot Noodle advert, and now the Unilever-owned brand has collaborated with creative agency Lucky Generals and music firm Big Sync Music on the music video. The track will also be screened at shows on the 'X-Factor' live tour and hosted on Shazam.

Here are some words that Big Sync's Lawrence Millar actually said: "When integrating an artist and brand collaboration, synchronicity is the key to success, and Pot Noodle, Lucky Generals and [Raylo's label] Ultra Music have embraced this concept wholeheartedly. By incorporating the song from the TV ad into their wider marketing and messaging, and then fully supporting the commercial release in partnership with the artist and label, it gives Raylo the ultimate platform to launch and the best possible opportunity to break through".

Lucky Generals founder Andy Nairn adds: "The whole Pot Noodle strategy is about 'making it'. And helping launch this artist to the world via a bespoke music video for the Pot Noodle campaign is a perfect example of that".

Perfect, yes. But where's the obvious quote in this story? Don't worry, this is what Pot Noodle's Brand Manager Lena Portchmouth had to say about it all: "Building off the success of Pot Noodle's 'You Can Make It' campaign, this music video is not only relevant to Pot Noodle's target audience, it also allows us to create fantastic content in channels we know they engage with".

I hope Raylo are having t-shirts made up right now with "relevant to Pot Noodle's target audience" printed on them. Surely that is the goal of any true artist.

Anyway, let's all watch this bloody music video and ponder the artistic merits of writing lyrics about being a winner and then getting your dinner from a pot.

Full line-up of stations for new national digital radio network confirmed
The full line-up of stations has been announced for the all new UK-wide DAB digital radio multiplex, which is breaking with a tradition by actually going live. This, of course, is the second attempt to get a second national DAB network on air, Channel 4's bid to do the same being aborted in 2008.

As previously reported, this attempt, going by the name Sound Digital, is being led by Bauer Radio and UTV Media, both of which have a number of stations on the new digital platform, some switching over from the existing national DAB network Digital One. The new DAB service doesn't have quite the reach of the existing one, so those stations making the switch will lose some of their digital audience as a result.

The stations due to appear on the new network are as follows:

TalkRadio
TalkSport 2
Virgin Radio
Share Radio
Mellow Magic
Magic Chilled
Absolute 80s
Kisstory
Heat Radio
Planet Rock
Sunrise Radio
Awesome Radio
UCB2
Premier Christian Radio
Premier Praise!
Panjab Radio
Fun Kids
Jazz FM

Saying things about all this was Scott Taunton, Chief Operating Officer at UTV Media, who used these words: "Today marks a landmark moment for British broadcasting, with confirmation that the biggest expansion in radio choice for a generation is just weeks away. UTV is proud to be broadening the range of speech radio programming through the launch of TalkRadio and TalkSport 2, as well as reuniting the British public with the iconic Virgin Radio brand".

Meanwhile, over at Bauer Media, Group Managing Director Radio Dee Ford added: "The launch of the UK's second national DAB multiplex is a significant moment in radio's digital development. Bauer is the UK's leading commercial digital radio broadcaster, and the national launches of Mellow Magic and Magic Chilled, heat Radio, Kisstory, Absolute 80 and Planet Rock on the new multiplex offer exciting programming to drive consumer take-up".

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RAJAR Round Up: Radio X does well, 6 Music does better
How can it be time for another round of RAJAR radio listening figures already? Well it is, and here are some top line observations.

1. Yeah, fuck off Radio 4, with your 4 Extra service, pretending to be the biggest digital-only station in the UK, with its vibrant mix of comedy and drama from the archives. But you can't beat good old 6 Music, can you? No, it's just scored a record 2.2 million listeners putting it back on top of the tree. The digital radio tree, I mean. And what a fine tree that is.

2. "But fuck 6 Music, what about Radio X?!" you all ask. Which I'm not sure is an appropriate way to join this conversation. But as you asked, it scored a RAJAR of 1.2 million listeners, which is a 30% increase year-on-year compared to poor old Xfm, which it replaced, of course. Though it is now national on DAB, which Xfm was not. So, let's assume that's behind the increase, just to keep Chris Moyles' ego under control.

3. To be fair, Moyles has increased the Radio X breakfast show audience too, though fuck that, he's still nowhere near as big as the fucking Capital FM breakfast show, which remains the biggest in London. In terms of commercial radio breakfast slots in the capital, it goes Capital, Magic, Kiss, Heart and then LBC.

4. "But fuck biggest in London, I want fucking biggest in Britain", says The Queen. Well, ma'am, that'll be Radio 2, which continues to dominate UK-wide, with its weekly reach up on the previous quarter to 15.47 million.

5. "But fuck all this good news, give me some bad news", demands CMU Editor Andy Malt. Well Andy, the overall reach of BBC radio at large was down this quarter, from 35.10 million to 34.95 million. Which might not sound like much, because it's not much, and the RAJARs aren't especially accurate so that probably means nothing, but I can spin it into a "it's the end of radio, everyone's using YouTube now" story if you like.

Anyway, fuck this CMU RAJAR Round Up, go read what radio expert Matt Deegan has to say about Moyles and Radio X.

CMU Insights puts the spotlight on the music rights market next week
CMU Insights will put the spotlight on the music rights market next Monday as the latest programme of evening seminars continues in Shoreditch East London. This includes an overview of the digital market in 2016, and the different kinds of services that are gaining momentum around the world, plus an overview of the CD and vinyl markets, sync and public performance. A few tickets are still available for just £49.99.

Meanwhile, booking is also open for upcoming CMU seminars on the merch, live and brand partnerships sectors, plus fan building for new talent through social media and music media. And don't forget next week sees the latest CMU Insights Masterclass taking place at the London HQ of Lewis Silkin, providing a concise overview of all the key developments n music rights in the last twelve months.

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  Approved: Rina Sawayama
Rina Sawayama is not what you'd call prolific - she's released four tracks since 2013, and the latest, 'Where U Are', is a cover.

Though unless you're told it's a rework of 'I Wanna Be Where You Are' from Michael Jackson's 1972 debut solo album 'Got To Be There', I don't think you'd guess. Wallowing in rich, soulful R&B, she twists the track into an assessment of love in the internet age (continuing themes explored on last year's 'Tunnel Vision').

"Online you can present your best edited self, and bypass lots of the messiness and awkwardness that comes with real human interactions", she says. "Your overheating phone substitutes human warmth. Weirdest of all, you're together, but also very alone".

Listen to 'Where U Are' here.

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Status Quo to hang up electric guitars
Status Quo are hanging up their electric guitars after one final tour, which will finish in December this year. From 2017 onwards there will only be acoustic shows, which can be a bit more laid back for the old timers, see.

"We've talked about it for some time and have decided that it's time for us to hang up the electrics", frontman Francis Rossi said earlier this week. "It's getting harder and harder for us to play those shows. It's 30 years since we last said we were stopping but this is a final decision. It doesn't mean we won't do other things, perhaps the odd special, but we're agreed that the moment has come. There's more to come from us in the years ahead, but we won't tour the electric set ever again".

Rick Parfitt adds: "We always thought we'd see a red light when it was time to stop. The show hurts now, physically. It's hard to maintain that level of energy and without that it's not really a Quo show. So we don't feel we should continue. This is definitely the end of our lives on the road with the electric set, life won't be the same for us - or many of the fans - but we can't go on at this pace any more".

'The Last Night Of The Electrics Tour' will run from October to December this year, with dates to be announced later this month.

Here's footage of a Quo acoustic show to give you an idea of what the future holds:

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DIIV announce UK shows
DIIV have announced UK tour dates for next month, which gives you plenty of time to get comfortable with new album 'Is The Is Are'. Well, just about, given that there are seventeen tracks on it. Too many tracks, you might say. And you'd probably be right. Anyway, it's out on Friday, so we can decide then.

No, let's decide now. Seventeen tracks is too many. Seriously, everyone stop putting seventeen tracks on your albums. It's not big or clever. In my day artists had the balls not to release their shit songs. Or at least to just make them b-sides. And even if you do record seventeen solid gold tracks, it's still too many for an album. Keep some for yourself. The public don't deserve to have your best stuff anyway. They'll only waste it. EPs featuring only music you're just about comfortable releasing is the future. No more, no less.

Oh, we were talking about tour dates, weren't we?

17 Mar: Birmingham, Institute
18 Mar: London, Heaven
19 Mar: Nottingham, Rock City
20 Mar: Manchester, Gorilla
21 Mar: Sheffield, Plug
22 Mar: Leeds, Belgrave Music Hall
24 Mar: Glasgow, SWG3
25 Mar: Edinburgh, Bongo Club
26 Mar: Newcastle, Riverside
27 Mar: Liverpool, Arts Club
28 Mar: Brighton, Haunt

MPG Awards dished out
So, it was the Music Producers Guild Awards in bloody old London town last night, and if you think the evening mainly involved the celebration of British music production talent with an occasional nod to non-British music production talent, then well done, you have finally cracked how these things work. Here are the winners!

UK Producer Of The Year: Charlie Andrew
Breakthrough Producer Of The Year: Catherine Marks
International Producer Of The Year: Max Martin
Recording Engineer Of The Year: Olga Fitzroy
Mix Engineer Of The Year: David Wrench
Mastering Engineer Of The Year: John Davis
Re-mixer Of The Year: Unkle
Breakthrough Engineer Of The Year: Brett Cox

UK Album Of The Year: FKA Twigs - LP1
UK Single Song Release Of The Year: FKA Twigs - Pendulum

Studio Of The Year: Air Studios
The A&R Award: Chris Brigg
Outstanding Contribution To UK Music: Youth (Martin Glover)
The MPG Award For Innovation: Geoff Emerick
The MPG Award For Inspiration: Sylvia Massy
Special Recognition Award: Fran Nevrkla

Fader, Glassnote, Super Bowl, more

Other notable announcements and developments today...

• New York-based indie label and magazine offshoot Fader is getting some services from Universal's label services set-up Caroline, initially on the new Saul Williams album 'MartyrLoserKing'. Fader co-founder Jon Cohen is "excited" about the tie-up. As am I. Well, more about the new Saul Williams album. I'm not that bothered about Caroline's involvement. Sorry Caroline.

• Good news for fans of French film producer EuropaCorp renewing its partnership with Universal Music Publishing around its music rights! Yes, if that's you, this is going to be a great day. The most magnificent Thursday ever. And let's face it, there's been a few. But it's true: French film producer EuropaCorp has renewed its partnership with Universal Music Publishing around its music rights.

• Excited by the news that the US record industry is now including streams in its Gold and Platinum Awards, the German industry has decided to add streaming data into its albums chart. But only from paying services, mind. None of this including YouTube stats nonsense that you get in the States. Crazy Americans.

• Long-time Polydor exec Liz Goodwin has joined Glassnote as MD of the indie's UK office. Glassnote's Director Of UK & European Operations Sam Rumney is "DEEPLY THRILLED" about the appointment. Which is taking things to a whole new level.

• The Super Bowl ads are starting to roll in. Drake has redone his 'Hotline Bling' video for T-Mobile. It's basically a rip-off of those old Orange Wednesdays adverts, except with Drake and T-Mobile in it.

• Oh, you want another advert? This one's got Lil Wayne in.

• Pop-rockers Scandal will release new album 'Yellow' through JPU Records on 11 Mar. A documentary made on their first world tour will also be out on 4 Mar. From 'Yellow', this is 'Stamp!'

• Outkast's Big Boi begins a monthly residency at the Wynn Hotel in Las Vegas on 6 Feb.

• Wiz Khalifa has confirmed to Hot 97 that he and Kanye West "spoke on the phone" earlier this week, and that it is "all good".

Peppa Pig listening to Bring Me The Horizon made me laugh.

Sheffield Bowie tribute divides opinion: does it look like Pat Sharp or not?
A tribute to David Bowie drew ridicule yesterday after its creation was documented on Twitter by BBC Radio Sheffield. Which wasn't very nice for the artist who created it, Trik. Though it does sort of look like the missing link between Pat Sharp and Russell Howard.

Trik told the BBC: "I'm looking at the reaction right now. It's not very nice to see people talking about me as an artist. I'm going to get a picture of it, so it will be fine, but I've got to do what I've got to do. Let them hate, I'm finding it fun".

Meanwhile, enough people pointed out the similarity to Pat Sharp that Surrey radio station Eagle Radio got the man himself to pose bemused next to a photo of the artwork.

 
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