WEDNESDAY 17 FEBRUARY 2016
TODAY'S TOP STORY: After Recording Academy President Neil Portnow used his Grammy Awards speech to deliver a little dig at the streaming services this week, Spotify chief Daniel Ek yesterday defended his company against its critics in the music community, insisting that the streaming platforms, and specifically his streaming platform, was behind a revival in the record industry's fortunes... [READ MORE]
 
TODAY'S APPROVED: After a few years mostly keeping a low profile, Margaret Berger returns with a new single and a stripped back name - call her Margaret no more, she's just Berger to you now. 'Apologize' is the first in a series of self-released singles planned for the coming months. Berger's last big appearance was as the performer of Norway's 2013 Eurovision entry... [READ MORE]
 
CMU PODCAST: CMU's Andy Malt and Chris Cooke review the week in music and the music business, including Warner Music and Sony Music's commitments to share any cash from selling Spotify shares with their artists, Bloc's move out of the festival market, SoundCloud's make or break year, and (for some reason) Martin Shkreli. The CMU Podcast is sponsored by 7digital... [LISTEN HERE]
TOP STORIES Daniel Ek says Spotify is enabling a record industry revival
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LEGAL US industry continues to review six strikes
Legal battle over Slipknot bassist's death watched closely by doctors in Iowa
First piracy site web-blocked under new law in Singapore
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LABELS & PUBLISHERS Zara Larsson tops first Official Trending Chart
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DIGITAL & D2F SERVICES Irving Azoff "too angry" to speak to YouTube
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ARTIST NEWS Eagles Of Death Metal frontman: "Until nobody has guns, everybody has to have them"
Natalie Cole family disappointed by short Grammy tribute
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ONE LINERS Coldplay, Kanye West, Perfume, more
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AND FINALLY... Dream Themes launch YouTube soap opera Thamesmeerd
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Daniel Ek says Spotify is enabling a record industry revival
After Recording Academy President Neil Portnow used his Grammy Awards speech to deliver a little dig at the streaming services this week, Spotify chief Daniel Ek yesterday defended his company against its critics in the music community, insisting that the streaming platforms, and specifically his streaming platform, was behind a revival in the record industry's fortunes.

"When you stream a song, all the people that created that music collectively get paid a small fraction of a penny", said Portnow in his speech. "Isn't a song worth more than a penny?"

When asked about those artists who had criticised his company during a Q&A on the Quora website, Ek responded: "The music economy - like so much of the rest of the economy, from cars to publishing to news - is changing as it moves from an ownership model to an access model. And like any change, it can be complicated and challenging for lots of people. We get that, and we understand that. So it's our responsibility to make sure that artists - and songwriters and producers and everyone else in music - understands that we are in this together with them, and that we are committed to their success".

Returning to the familiar line about just how much money Spotify has now pumped into the music industry, he continued: "Look, we pay the great majority of our revenue back to the music industry. And as we grow, that revenue is really making a difference. Many people don't realise that the music industry was in decline throughout all the download years (with a one year exception in which it was basically flat). Now, finally, after years and years of decline, music is growing again, streaming is behind the growth in music, and Spotify is behind the growth in streaming".

Following that little brag, he added: "Ultimately, we think the best measure of our contribution to the industry will be results - results that will give thousands and thousands of artists, songwriters, producers and so on the chance to do what they love, and their fans love, while being paid fairly for doing it. We love music, we love all the amazing people who make it, and we want to succeed together".

It is certainly true that it is now the streaming boom that is keeping the record industry's revenues more or less flat, and flat is good after the steep decline the recorded music business saw between 2000 and 2010.

Though pessimists might want to note that this means the record industry is ever more dependent on a streaming sector that is almost universally loss-making, with venture capital, tel co cash and now money-lenders propping it all up. Therefore, whatever you think of the Spotify model and the royalties it pays - as well as Ek's arguments that downloads were never going to fuel a revival and that he has turned file-sharers into customers - there is a strong argument that no one in music can afford for services like Spotify to fail.

Elsewhere in the interview, Ek was predictably bullish about his company's chances of becoming a profitable business, despite its deep-pocketed rivals like Apple, Google and Amazon. He also insisted that, as a company fully focused on streaming tunes, his business - unlike the tech and web giants - had a common goal with the music community. And for anyone thinking he's just doing all this in a bid to cash out after the inevitable IPO, well, he obviously insisted that's simply not the case.

The big question, of course, is just how many paying users Spotify needs in order to become a profitable business month to month. Ek's interview coincided with a Financial Times report that the service - widely believed to have 28 million premium subscribers as of the end of last year - will top 30 million in the next three months.

Much attention is always given to how that compares to Apple Music, now at eleven million users after just over six months in business, though the industry really needs both services to succeed, bringing us back to that key question, what numbers does a streaming service of the £10 a month kind need to be commercially viable long-term? And how long does it take to get that point, given that many reckon Spotify's freemium-to-premium upsell model is preventing more mass-market middle-priced services from getting off the ground?

Working all of that out will require some strategic intelligence, that's for sure. The good news is that Spotify has just hired someone to do just that, in the form of one-time IFPI researcher and digital consultant Keith Jopling who, according to MBW, is now Spotify's Global Head Of Strategic Intelligence.

US industry continues to review six strikes
The US music and film industries are continuing to work with the country's internet service providers on a revamp of the Copyright Alert System, the voluntary anti-piracy programme via which ISPs commit to send warning letters to suspected file-sharers on behalf of copyright owners.

The system has been dubbed 'six strikes', because some sort of sanction is meant to take place after six warnings have been given (similar systems piloted in other countries were generally a more draconian 'three strikes').

The agreement that resulted in the Copyright Alert System expired last year, but has been extended a number of times while rights owners and net providers discuss revamping the programme. For the record companies and movie studios, that means ramping things up a bit, most rights owners reckoning that - while the CAS system is better than no system - the results of the anti-piracy initiative have been somewhat lacklustre.

According to Torrentfreak, the most recent renewal of the original agreement - while talks continue - only extended the current system to 22 Mar, which might suggest agreement is close on a new deal. Though a spokesman for the initiative was non-committal, saying that "while this extension is shorter than prior extensions, it is still a matter of routine business that will allow us to maintain the programme as we work together to refine the system".

Some wonder whether last year's court win by BMG against Cox Communications, the big US ISP not part of the Copyright Alert System, might have resulted in the rights owners being more bullish in negotiations with the other net firms, as that was a potentially landmark ruling that very much went in the music industry's favour.

Hollywood is known to favour a web-blocking system over three-four-five-six strikes, that having become an anti-piracy tactic of choice elsewhere in the world. Though political challenges remain over that practice Stateside as everyone remembers the hoo and the haa that erupted around the SOPA and PIPA proposals in Congress four years ago, which had web-blocking at their heart.

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Legal battle over Slipknot bassist's death watched closely by doctors in Iowa
Doctors in Iowa are watching closely a legal battle relating to the death of late Slipknot bassist Paul Gray, because it could impact on their liabilities for malpractice.

As previously reported, Gray died from an accidental drug overdose in 2010. Two years later a medic who had treated the musician was charged with involuntary manslaughter in relation to the deaths of nine of his patients, including Gray, with the central allegation being that the doctor had prescribed dangerous levels of prescription medications.

Testifying during Daniel Baldi's trial, Gray's widow Brenna told the court that, in the months leading up to her husband's death, she had attempted to convince the doctor to take her spouse's addiction to various prescription drugs more seriously, including showing him pictures of Gray passed out from drug use.

Although Brenna Gray conceded that the doctor eventually did provide pills to treat her husband's addiction, she said he also continued to supply the musician with other drugs, particularly pain medication Xanax, which she described as Gray's "drug of choice". Though Baldi's lawyer argued that toxicology reports found that Gray died from an overdose of Fentanyl and morphine, neither of which were prescribed by the doctor, therefore he could not be held liable for the Slipknot member's death.

Baldi was ultimately acquitted in the criminal trial, which took place in 2014, while the same year civil proceedings filed against the doctor by Mrs Gray were also dismissed on the basis that Iowa law states that medical malpractice lawsuits of this kind must be filed within two years of the death any doctor is accused on causing.

However, Gray is appealing that ruling on various grounds. First, that she didn't initially realise that her husband's death was related to his treatment by Baldi, and secondly, that the couple's daughter, born six months after the musician's passing, is also a victim of the doctor's alleged malpractice.

The latter point is important because under Iowa law children have more time to file malpractice lawsuits than adults. And, according to the Des Moines Register, a legal rep for the Grays told the Iowa Supreme Court yesterday: "This child ... every day lives without her father. There is no father around her to support her. There is no father to see her at her birthdays or to be with her at Christmas".

It was the legal claim by the young October Gray that occupied most of the discussion at the first day of the appeal hearing yesterday, with judges debating whether the rule that children have longer to make a claim for medical malpractice was really intended for cases like this. One judge, David Wiggins, expressed the opinion that the provision was really intended for children who directly suffered from medical malpractice before birth, the results of which weren't seen until several years later.

As the legal battle proceeds, the medical profession in the state will be wondering whether, if the Grays are allowed to proceed, the flood gates might be opened for other malpractice lawsuits relating to alleged incidents more than two years ago. The case continues.

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First piracy site web-blocked under new law in Singapore
The first website to be blocked on copyright grounds in Singapore will be Solarmovie.ph. So well done to those guys. I'll make you a t-shirt.

As previously reported, the island nation's parliament passed web-blocking laws back in 2014, getting the anti-piracy system onto the statute book pretty quickly. Despite the controversy that usually surrounds any moves to write new laws that introduce measures to force internet service providers to block access to websites accused of enabling rampant copyright infringement.

However, despite welcoming that move, it took a while for the entertainment industry to get a web-block application into court. Now, according to Torrentfreak, Singapore's High Court has ordered local net firms to block access to the Solarmovie.ph site which, as its name suggests, is mainly a source of links to pirated movies.

The boss of the Motion Picture Association's Asia-Pacific branch, Mike Ellis, welcomed the news, saying: "It is important that the creative industries are able to work via Singapore's High Court to take a reasonable step forward to limit content theft. Piracy websites not only stifle the growth of legal online platforms for movies and television shows, they may also pose a risk of malware infection".

In many countries where web-blocking is introduced - whether via new legislation or a precedent-setting judgement in court - The Pirate Bay is often the first target for a blockade. Though it's thought that the Bay is likely on a list of sites the record industry is concurrently seeking to block under the new laws in Singapore.

Zara Larsson tops first Official Trending Chart
Zara Larsson has topped the first UK Official Trending Chart with her single 'Lush Life', which was at number sixteen on last Friday's main singles chart.

As previously reported, the new weekly countdown aims to highlight tracks that are rising up the singles chart but which are not yet hits. Based on the first four days of each week's sales and streaming data, its launch comes as the wider adoption of 'on air, on sale' means that fewer tracks are entering at the top of the main chart.

Larsson's track was originally released last summer, and entered the top 100 at 88 six weeks ago, following a new push in December. "I'm so excited to be number one in the first EVER Official Trending Chart in the UK", she told OfficialCharts.com. "I love the UK - it's amazing to be getting so much love".

The Trending Chart should provide a promotional boost to newer and less established talent, and, indeed, the first ever top ten features new, underground acts like, erm, Jason Deulo, Ellie Goulding, Coldplay, Sia, Selenz Gomez and someone called Adele. The biggest rise is Sia with 'Cheap Thrills', which sat at 122 on last week's chart and is on course to make it to number 40 this Friday, based on Monday's sales data.

One name that does stand out in the top ten is Viola Beach, who were tragically killed in an accident in Sweden at the weekend. A campaign to get their debut single - 'Swings & Waterslides' - to number one in the main chart was launched by fans following their deaths. They appear at number nine on the first Trending Chart, with the OCC predicting that the track will break the main top ten this Friday.

Here's the full Official Trending Chart top 20:

1. Zara Larsson - Lush Life
2. Jason Derulo - Get Ugly
3. Ellie Goulding - Army
4. Coldplay - Hymn For The Weekend
5. Twenty One Pilots - Stressed Out
6. Adele - When We Were Young
7. G-Eazy feat Bebe Rexha - Me, Myself & I
8. Sia - Cheap Thrills
9. Viola Beach - Swings & Waterslides
10. Selena Gomez - Hands To Myself
11. Birdy - Keep Your Head Up
12. Mike Posner - I Took A Pill In Ibiza
13. Fetty Wap feat Monty - 679
14. Alan Walker - Faded
15. Rick Wakeman - Life On Mars
16. Little Mix - Love Me Like You
17. Chainsmokers feat Roses - Roses
18. Flo Rida - My House
19. Rudimental feat Anne-Marie & Will Heard - Rumour Mill
20. Selena Gomez - Same Old Love

Irving Azoff "too angry" to speak to YouTube
Remember when veteran manager and one-time Live Nation chief Irving Azoff launched his performing rights organisation Global Music Rights, vowing to increase royalties by 30% for songwriters who joined him? Then he went out for YouTube's blood? Well, that was all quite a while ago now. Well over a year. Let's check in and see how it's going.

"When I started GMR, I was looking for a business opportunity that could better somebody's plight, and performing rights were the most outrageous and egregious of bad treatment to the creative community", he explained to the New York Times in a new interview. "Every year I was sitting here looking at statements on major writers that were going down, down, down at a time when consumption of music was going up, up up".

Yes, but how is that whole thing going with YouTube? "YouTube is an ongoing negotiation", he admitted. "But I've stepped out of it and allowed my team to handle it themselves because I'm too angry".

I would say that means it's not going as well as he'd hoped.

  Approved: Berger
After a few years mostly keeping a low profile, Margaret Berger returns with a new single and a stripped back name - call her Margaret no more, she's just Berger to you now. 'Apologize' is the first in a series of self-released singles planned for the coming months.

Berger's last big appearance was as the performer of Norway's 2013 Eurovision entry, at which she came a respectable but still annoyingly low fourth (she was robbed!).

'Apologize' isn't as musically aggressive as the song she competed with there - 'I Feed You My Love' - but vocally she maintains a firm emotional clarity, projecting strong feelings with a light touch.

Watch the video for 'Apologize' here.

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Eagles Of Death Metal frontman: "Until nobody has guns, everybody has to have them"
Despite witnessing a horrific terrorist attack during one of his own shows, Eagles Of Death Metal frontman Jesse Hughes says that his views on gun control have not changed.

Eagles Of Death Metal, of course, were performing at the Bataclan theatre in Paris when gunmen opened fire on the audience, in the bloodiest of a series of attacks on the city on 13 Nov last year.

Speaking to French TV station iTélé ahead of the band's return to Paris for a show at the Olympia theatre last night, US National Rifle Association member Hughes said: "Did your French gun control stop a single fucking person from dying at the Bataclan? And if anyone can answer yes, I'd like to hear it, because I don't think so. I think the only thing that stopped it was some of the bravest men that I've ever seen in my life, charging head-first into the face of death with their firearms".

Those men were, of course, police officers fully trained in the use of firearms and diffusing such awful and thankfully unusual situations. But Hughes remains unswayed.

"I know people will disagree with me", he continued. "But it just seems like God made men and women, and that night guns made them equal. And I hate it that it's that way. I think the only way that my mind has been changed is that maybe that until nobody has guns, everybody has to have them. Because I've never seen anyone that's ever had one dead. I want everyone to have access to them. I saw people die that maybe could have lived, I don't know".

Speaking about the decision to return to Paris to perform so quickly, he went on: "I think that's what we really need, to just have fun together, so that we can put some of this shit behind us and really leave it there so it doesn't follow us around for the rest of our lives".

As previously reported, owners of the Bataclan have said that they plan to refurbish the venue before re-opening it later this year.

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Natalie Cole family disappointed by short Grammy tribute
The family of Natalie Cole have expressed disappointment at the brevity of the Grammy Awards' tribute to the singer on Monday night. Cole, who died in December, was only mentioned as part of a short video montage of artists who have died in the last year, rather than being given a standalone tribute as David Bowie, Lemmy, BB King and Eagles' Glenn Frey were.

"Sadly a FORGETTABLE tribute to Natalie Cole", the singer's sisters, Timolin and Casey, told Entertainment Tonight. "Words cannot express the outrage and utter disappointment at the disrespectful tribute, or lack thereof, to a legendary artist such as our sister".

Cole's son Robert Adam Yancy added: "Here is a woman who has been in the business for four decades, had 21 Grammy nominations and won nine Grammys. She deserves more than [to be a part of] a minute and a half tribute. It was shameless the way they minimised her legacy. [But] we will find solace in her legacy as well as her endless fans around the world".

The singer's first Grammy Award was for Best New Artist in 1975, making her the first African-American to win the category. In 1991 she took home six awards for 'Unforgettable... With Love' - an album of songs for which her father Nat King Cole was known - including Album Of The Year.

Coldplay, Kanye West, Perfume, more

Other notable announcements and developments today...

• Perfume will release their new album, 'Cosmic Explorer', on 6 Apr. Here they are talking about it.

• Producer Seiho releases his debut album, 'Collapse', through Leaving Records on 20 May. From it, this is 'Peach & Pomegranate'.

• Coldplay are going to headline Glastonbury for the fourth time in fifteen years this year. And to think, they've only done the Super Bowl once.

• Maynard James Keenan's Puscifer are coming to the UK for the first time. They'll play Manchester's Bridgewater Hall on 30 May and The Roundhouse in London on 31 May.

• Kanye West's new album is all over the file-sharing networks, Torrentfreak confirms. No surprise there really, I guess, though obviously it's funny because of him being so insistent about the record only being available via Tidal. Do I mean funny? Tragic. Is it tragic? Concerning? Depressing? Creativity hindering? No, let's stick with funny.

Dream Themes launch YouTube soap opera Thamesmeerd
TV theme tune covers band Dream Themes have branched out into the world of soap operas. Every word of that last sentence is true. Available on YouTube, 'Thamesmeerd' follows the hectic life of the band as they hang around in their flat, local pub The Dishwasher and new café OMG Crisps ("Today's soup of the day is crisps").

The show was conceived by bassist Paul Kelly, who says: "Before they've seen episode one, people have asked, naturally, whether YouTube made a bid for the rights to 'Thamesmeerd' and I can confirm that this isn't the case. We decided that we'd give the show away to begin with, wait until it has become a global viral hit, and then make money off tea towel sales and other merchandise".

"We've gone for a raw, unrehearsed, 'made for less than 50 quid' feel for this series", he adds. "The actors make it look as though they've never performed before and the cinematography makes it look as though the whole thing was just filmed on iPhones".

Watch episode one here.

 
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