WEDNESDAY 24 FEBRUARY 2016
TODAY'S TOP STORY: Following some chatter that occurred during the whole "Kanye's Tidal-exclusive album is on the file-sharing networks, shocker!" moment last week - to the effect that music piracy has waned in recent years - US research firm Musicwatch has stepped up with a big fat "no, no, no, no", aided by the results of a survey it conducted back in December. Musicwatch confirms... [READ MORE]
 
TODAY'S APPROVED: Gold Panda has announced that he has signed a new record deal with City Slang, and will release his third album, 'Good Luck And Do Your Best', on 27 May. The record began as a collaboration with photographer Laura Lewis to create an audio/visual document of a trip to Japan based around field recordings made while in the country. But a chance comment... [READ MORE]
 
CMU PODCAST: CMU's Andy Malt and Chris Cooke review the week in music and the music business, including Daniel Ek's claims that streaming is turning around the record business's fortunes and Spotify's attempt to stop David Lowery's lawsuit from becoming a class action, YouTube's acquisition of Bandpage, new research on the popularity of in-car radio listening, plus Morrissey's ill-fated move into modelling... [LISTEN HERE]
TOP STORIES P2P may be down, but music piracy continues to grow, says new research
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LABELS & PUBLISHERS Charli XCX launches Warner imprint
Sony Music launches new West Africa hub in Lagos
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Metallica accept Record Store Day 2016's ambassadorial position
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DIGITAL & D2F SERVICES US investment firm takes "major position" in PledgeMusic
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MEDIA Trinity Mirror launching brand new daily newspaper without website
BBC Music launches mobile app
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RELEASES Rosamund Pike stars in dark Massive Attack video
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ONE LINERS Danger Mouse, BMG, VP Records, more
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AND FINALLY... Now Justin Bieber claims NOT to be the Messiah
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P2P may be down, but music piracy continues to grow, says new research
Following some chatter that occurred during the whole "Kanye's Tidal-exclusive album is on the file-sharing networks, shocker!" moment last week - to the effect that music piracy has waned in recent years - US research firm Musicwatch has stepped up with a big fat "no, no, no, no", aided by the results of a survey it conducted back in December.

Musicwatch confirms that while the number of Americans tapping P2P file-sharing networks for free unlicensed music has likely halved in the last decade (it estimates there were about 41 million such file-sharers in the US in 2004, compared to about 22 million in 2015), that doesn't mean online piracy across the board is declining.

Because, reckons Musicwatch, the "badquirers" are still involved in plenty of "badquisition" (yeah, those are the firm's actual terms), they're just using alternative methods like "streamripping". I think they missed a trick there to be honest, why not call it "stripping"?

The point is, the sharing of links to content stored in digital lockers and the ripping of music streams, especially off platforms like YouTube, have become increasingly popular ways for people to get free music as P2P file-sharing has gone into decline. Overall, Musicwatch estimates that 57 million Americans are now "badquiring" music through the various piracy channels, including 35% of those who are still buying CDs and downloads.

Given that the music industry has gone out of its way to provide legitimate free streaming services in recent years - partly ad funded, partly through tel-co partnerships, and partly as loss-leader marketing platforms that attempt to upsell subscription services - Musicwatch also questioned the thousand Americans taking part in its most recent survey as to why they still tap illegal sources of content.

Among the reasons given are that the pirates still want to own the music they really like, so free streams are good for day-to-day, but they want MP3s of the best stuff. Plus mobile listening is key, and the free streaming services often don't work when a phone is out of range, and even when they do, they might eat up a consumer's mobile data allowance.

The classic excuses for online piracy were also raised - including that people access tracks illegally that they can't find on the legit platforms, and that people use piracy as a try-before-you-buy service, and: "If we like it, we buy it, promise, guvnor". Meanwhile 73% of respondents said that they assumed any app providing free music that comes from an official app store must be legit. Even though many are not.

Of the stats, that last one will be of most concern - but also, possibly, most use - to the music industry. Those who pay attention to these things know that online piracy has shifted in recent years. Which is why there was quite of a bit of litigation against the digital locker platforms, of which the ongoing MegaUpload legal battle was the highest profile. Meanwhile others have expressed concern about the number of apps available in the Apple and Google stores that give users a ready supply of free, illegal music, or which aid with the 'stripping' process.

Pressure has been put onto the tech giants on this point in the past, though plenty of apps still remain, and some score highly when people search app stores for "free music". Even though - with both Apple and Google now in the streaming music game themselves - you'd think there'd be support within those companies for a crackdown on such software.

The fact that Musicwatch's survey suggests that there is considerable consumer confusion over which music apps are legit and which are not - a confusion that is presumably furthered because some legit music apps do offer free music - might be grounds to pile more pressure onto Apple and Google on this issue.

Meanwhile, in the ongoing battle with Google over YouTube, labels and music publishers could be more vocal in their demands that the video site do more to hinder the stripping of audio off its platform. Those demands have been made before, and YouTube did make a few nominal moves to target the makers of the stripping apps, though this issue doesn't seem to get the same attention as the "charge more for your ads" and "down with safe harbours" side of the YouTube debate.

All that said, as has always been true in the long-running battle against online piracy, technical and legal solutions will only ever go so far. Ever better legal services and more copyright education are also key. Though we've probably got enough mediocre murals to be getting on with for now.

Read the Musicwatch blog on its latest piracy survey here.

Charli XCX launches Warner imprint
Charli XCX has announced the launch of her new record label, Vroom Vroom, which will run as a subsidiary of Warner/Atlantic. She marked the occasion with a new EP of her own, as well as singles from new signees Rivrs and CuckooLander.

"Vroom Vroom Recordings is my new, experimental pop label and it will combine my love for bubblegum pop with mystery and darkness", says Charli XCX. "The artists coming up through it will be sharp, potent, deadly, and ultimately, will leave their mark on pop music".

On the first signings, she goes on: "RIVRS and CuckooLander are two artists who have so much intelligence, pop sensibility and potential - they know what they want and both have great vision. That inspires me and it's why I want to work with them. I've always been fascinated by shy and introvert people - it's something that I am mostly not - but I feel both [of these] acts are in a way. It captivates me and sucks me in, and I think their music will do the same for others".

The tracks showcased as the label goes live are 'Friend/Lover' by Rivrs and 'Beating Myself Up' by CuckooLander.

On her own music, she continues: "I've worked with Sophie on the new EP and what we create together speaks for itself. Sometimes we get aggressive, sometimes we get beautiful; he pushes me and I push him. I'm making beautiful party songs right now and this is just the start. The album goes to other places and I can't wait for people to hear it. I feel the most creative I have in a long time and I couldn't be more excited for the next chapter".

You can listen to a bit of lead track 'Vroom Vroom' (hey, that'd be a good name for a label) here.

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Sony Music launch new West Africa hub in Lagos
Sony Music yesterday announced it had opened a new office in Lagos, Nigeria as part of a plan to expand its active presence in key African markets. The Lagos HQ will become a hub for the major's operations in West Africa, while moves are also afoot to set up a base in Nairobi in Kenya, which would provide a hub for East Africa.

It's part of the major's ongoing efforts to step up operations in emerging markets, where it's hoped there are new opportunities in the recorded music space, in no small part enabled by the potential of mobile music services in countries where the global record industry has not previously seen much revenue. And Sony isn't the only big music rights firm with its sights on Africa - where operations to date have often been focused on South Africa - even though challenges remain in many markets on the continent.

Michael Ugwu has been appointed Sony Music's General Manager for the West African region, while last month the major signed Nigerian superstar artist Davido to a worldwide deal, in a bid to make a splash with its arrival in the region.

Confirming all this, Sony's President of Northern/Eastern Europe & Africa, Adam Granite, told reporters: "Expansion in Africa has been part of our strategy for several years. As the region continues to grow, we see significant opportunities to market the incredible local talent in Africa to the rest of the world as well as import our repertoire and exploit it on emerging digital platforms".

Meanwhile the MD of Sony Music Africa, Sean Watson, said of the major's ambitions in the region: "We are really keen to partner with African artists to deliver local, African and global success stories. With over 800 million people living in Sub Saharan Africa, the African continent is a market with huge potential for local artists wanting to expand their horizons".

Metallica accept Record Store Day 2016's ambassadorial position
Metallica have been announced as the official ambassadors for this year's Record Store Day, a role which someone will one day properly explain to me. Right now I can tell you that Metallica will be talking about how much they like record shops, and releasing a new live album, as part of the festivities.

"Independent record stores are part of Metallica's DNA", said drummer Lars Ulrich, partly confirming what I just said. "They have been pivotal in shaping each one of us into the music fanatics we've all become. We could not be any prouder to be Record Store Day Ambassadors for 2016 and are looking forward to screaming from every rooftop the next few months about everything independent record store and beyond".

Now, that live album. It'll be released on Record Store Day (of course) and is titled 'Liberté, Egalité, Fraternité, Metallica! - Live at Le Bataclan. Paris, France - 11 Jun 2003'. Recorded thirteen years ago at the Paris venue that was the scene of a terrorist attack during an Eagles Of Death Metal show last November, proceeds from sales will go to Fondation de France's Give For France charity.

Watch Metallica's full announcement here.

US investment firm takes "major position" in PledgeMusic
The entertainment division of New York-based investment firm Magna has announced a number of new investments, including taking a "major position" in direct-to-fan and pre-order platform PledgeMusic.

As MusicAlly notes, Magna already has an alliance with Pledge, with the boss of its entertainment division, former record industry exec Russell Rieger, joining the direct-to-fan firm's board a year ago.

Magna CEO Joshua Sason is also a board member, alongside PledgeMusic co-founder Benji Rogers. The size of Magna's investment is not known, but the backing will presumably provide some stability for Pledge as it continues to grow and evolve.

Confirming the new investment in Pledge and other entertainment ventures, including a short-form video platform and some film projects, Rieger said: "Content has never been more in demand, nor more accessible through an abundance of new platforms. We bring a new perspective to investments in the space, but also communicate the needs of investors and the financial community to the corridors of the entertainment industry. We see ourselves as a bridge that is uniting both approaches and perspectives".

Trinity Mirror launching brand new daily newspaper without website
If you've been worrying that the newsagents of Great Britain might have a hole in their shelving system when The Independent ceases to exist as a print publication next month, well, worry thee not kind sir, as the cool kids are prone to say. Because Trinity Mirror is launching a new daily print title to takes its place.

Whereas the publisher of the Indy was all like "print's dead granddad, get with the moment, website, website, website, let's get appy", rival newspaper firm Trinity Mirror is all "woo, print, that's what it's all about baby, boo to the internet, no dead tree, not for me!" I'm paraphrasing slight, I should add. But only a little.

So, yes, The New Day, the new daily paper from the Daily Mirror publisher, will launch next Monday. And while it plans to be active on the socials, the new title won't have its own website. Because, says The New Day Publishing Director Zoe Harris, the new paper isn't about breaking news, but about providing a concise, one-stop-shop summary of what happened in the world in the last 24 hours. They should do it as an email. Everyone knows that all the best concise, one-stop-shop summaries of what happened in the (music) world in the last 24 hours come in an email.

"When we talked to consumers about the type of content they wanted, they were able to articulate that there was a gap in the market when it comes to newspapers", Day told Marketing Week. "There are many places where you can get breaking news online, and with The Mail Online and The Huffington Post, consumers are super served in that space already. When we looked at the opportunity, we thought about where we excel, which is why we're all about the print experience. Readers can lean back and spend 30 minutes with one title, which is very different from how [consumers] use online".

The new title in many ways apes the streamlined sister title of the aforementioned The Independent - i - which was sold to the Johnston Press earlier this month, but which will still be able to tap content from the online Indy under a licensing deal. Trinity Mirror was also tipped as a possible buyer for i at one point, but decided to launch its own concise-news-summaries-for-time-light-consumers title instead. The resulting publication, which will operate autonomously from the Mirror, will likely be more tabloidy in feel to its concise paper rival.

The New Day will cost 50p, but will be free on launch day, and 25p for the first two weeks. It will be interesting to see if the whole project finds enough readers and advertisers to be a viable venture long-term. Because unlike other newspapers, it won't be able to excuse disappointing print sales by saying "oh well, it's promoting our website, and blimey is that going to be a cash cow operation one day soon... maybe".

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BBC Music launches mobile app
BBC Music has launched a new mobile app, pulling together music and other content from across the broadcaster's TV, radio and online divisions. So akin to the BBC Music website. But in an app. And with some integration with the big streaming music platforms.

Building on the BBC Playlister service - and doing roughly what was laid out in last year's 'British. Bold. Creative' report on the Beeb's future - the app has a number of functions.

It offers curated playlists, as well as the ability to track down any song played on BBC radio in the last week and listen to a clip of it. It also puts all of the broadcaster's live performances and interviews in one place. Plus, it offers a personalised feed based on your musical preferences, and the ability to listen to tracks in it in full via Spotify, Deezer and YouTube.

"The BBC Music app lets you get straight to the music you love, from In Concert and Live Lounge sessions to Jools Holland, with the tap of a button", says BBC Music Director Bob Shennan. "This is just the start for us, and we want to hear from users over time to make the BBC Music app the best that it can be, so they can enjoy music from across the BBC - whenever and wherever they are".

The app will be available for iOS and Android devices today.

  Approved: Gold Panda - Time Eater
Gold Panda has announced that he has signed a new record deal with City Slang, and will release his third album, 'Good Luck And Do Your Best', on 27 May.

The record began as a collaboration with photographer Laura Lewis to create an audio/visual document of a trip to Japan based around field recordings made while in the country. But a chance comment from a taxi driver provided a creative spark, and took the project in a whole new direction.

"One afternoon we had taken a taxi, and as we got out, the Japanese taxi driver's parting words to us as we left, were 'good luck and do your best'", explains the producer. "It was [the driver] speaking in English. He didn't know English that well, but there's a Japanese phrase called 'ganbatte, kudasai'. And roughly translated, it basically means 'do your best', or it can also mean 'good luck'. Once you have a title, for me, things come together a lot easier for what it's going to be".

Recorded back in the UK, the music was actually inspired by two trips to Japan and the photographs that Lewis took while there. "The album was recorded at home in Chelmsford, but I had that visual inspiration or documentation from Japan", he says. "So it was a look back ... You don't control the music you make. The tracks need to reveal themselves. Personally I don't think I can choose to make it how I want".

The first single from the album, 'Time Eater', certainly has a Japanese feel about it. It's also possibly Gold Panda's most musically interesting work to date, filled with a warmth and spark that makes his return all the more welcome.

Watch the video for 'Time Eater' here.

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Rosamund Pike stars in dark Massive Attack video
Rosamund Pike stars in a new video for Massive Attack's 'Voodoo In My Blood'. Taken from the recently released 'Ritual Spirit' EP, the track features Young Fathers.

Directed by Ringan Ledwidge, the video is a sci-fi homage to Andrzej Żuławski's 1981 film 'Possession', recalling its unsettling subway scene. It sees Pike walking through the Joe Strummer Subway under West London's Westway, when a floating orb takes control of her body in what sits somewhere between contemporary dance and violent attack.

"Am I involved?" asks Pike of the video. "Someone said the girl in the video looks like me. I have been to the Joe Strummer subway. I did have a strange encounter there once".

It is her, yes. Watch for yourself here.

Danger Mouse, BMG, VP Records, more

Other notable announcements and developments today...

• Kobalt Music Publishing has signed a worldwide administration deal with Danger Mouse. Though I read the headline on the press release as "Kobalt sings Danger Mouse", and then had the 'Danger Mouse' theme tune in my head all day. The deal covers future works, of which I'm sure they'll be many. He is, after all, the strongest, the quickest and the best.

• BMG has announced an alliance with Space Station 12, which isn't quite as exciting as it sounds. It's the new record label from Roxette's Per Gessle. Though, the press release brags that Roxette "remain second only to ABBA as the most successful Swedish recording artists of all time", so perhaps Gessle could afford to house the label on an actual space station.

• Legendary reggae label VP Records has extended its existing alliance with Warner Music's label services division ADA, which will now provide physical distribution in North America and digital distribution worldwide. ADA Worldwide boss Eliah Seton is "THRILLED" about it all. Obviously. Who wouldn't be?

• Remember that new app Soundcloud launched for creators last year, but only on Android? Just imagine if that was available on iOS too! What, haven't got an imagination? Well, worry not, you need imagine no more. I present: "SoundCloud Pulse: now on iPhone".

• That new All Saints single is playable here. It is a hell of a lot better than you probably thought it would be.

• Efterklang offshoot Liima have released a new track called '513'. Their debut album, 'ii', is out on 18 Mar.

• Lafawndah has released a new video for 'Ally' from her latest EP, 'Tan'.

• Kero Kero Bonito have a new track up on SoundCloud called 'Lipslap'.

• Let's Eat Grandma have shared another new track, 'Sink'. It's the b-side to debut single 'Deep Six Textbook'.

• The Great Escape has added 150 artists to its festival line-up. 150! That's loads! And just the Stormzy Spotlight Show is exciting enough. You can get access to them all, plus the CMU Insights @ The Great Escape conference, when you buy your delegates pass.

Now Justin Bieber claims NOT to be the Messiah
Justin Bieber is not the messiah, just a disappointing popstar, he has confirmed.

This is particularly upsetting news after his suggestion last September that he might at least be something close to Jesus. However, despite him being the world's nicest guy, he is not a religious figure and should not be worshiped as such, he's told The Mirror in a new interview.

"I would really suggest to people, 'Don't put your faith in me'", said Bieber. "Because I'm gonna disappoint you every time. Yeah. It's scary. But I want them to know that I'm not going to be able to solve their problems... I'm not that higher power".

Bieber is not God. Repeat: Bieber is not God. But is there a chance that one day he might be?

"I'll never be", he continued, dashing all last hope. "I'm not perfect. I've made so many mistakes. I just want to get to a place where... I just want people to know humans aren't meant to be worshipped. We're just not. So when a human is being worshipped, this is dangerous. Cos it does nothing but give you pride".

What should we do, o mighty Bieber? Give us a sign. "I feel like the fans, they gotta understand: you can love me, you can be passionate about me, you can fantasise, you can do whatever you want. But it's a finicky thing when you start putting your trust in me. And I've seen certain people just break down..."

This is exactly the sort of thing the actual Messiah would say, of course. I still have total faith in you, Justin. This was a good test. I look forward to you commencing the rapture at tonight's BRIT Awards.

 
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