FRIDAY 20 MAY 2016
TODAY'S TOP STORY: UK record industry trade group BPI has launched its Music Market Review, tracking the British recorded music sector in 2015, which shows that UK artists achieved a 17.1% share of the global albums market last year. And, as is now the tradition, the BPI celebrated by giving YouTube a bit of a kicking. A quick summary of the top line stats. While there was a decline... [READ MORE]
 
TODAY'S APPROVED: The Great Escape's late night Late Escape festival strand will put a focus on the electronic and dance world tonight and tomorrow in Brighton. Headlining a Ninja Tune-hosted night, German duo Max Graef and Glenn Astro will be previewing their rather good brand new jazz-influenced beat-laden album 'The Yard Work Simulator', and bringing some disco-tinged house... [READ MORE]
   
BEEF OF THE WEEK: US research firm Public Policy Polling recently published some entirely legitimate research showing that Nickelback are no longer the thing that most people hate out of all the things in the world. A survey showed that people now think slightly more of the band than they do Donald Trump. In fact this research, which is entirely legitimate research... [READ MORE]
TOP STORIES BPI announces big increases for UK music market in 2015, lays into YouTube for ruining everything
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LABELS & PUBLISHERS Universal launches classical-and-jazz-focussed Verve Music Group
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DIGITAL & D2F SERVICES Hourly car insurance app launches with focus on festival season
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MEDIA Supreme Court upholds press injunction hiding identity of celeb couple in threesome story
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EDUCATION & EVENTS Charity five-a-side tournament Indie Music Cup returns in June
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ARTIST NEWS Wiley to publish autobiography in November
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RELEASES Billy Bragg and Joe Henry travel the US by train for new album
Amanda Palmer to release album with father Jack
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AWARDS Kemosabe backtracks on Kesha awards performance block
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AND FINALLY... CMU Beef Of The Week #306: Avril Lavigne v E! Online
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BPI announces big increases for UK music market in 2015, lays into YouTube for ruining everything
UK record industry trade group BPI has launched its Music Market Review, tracking the British recorded music sector in 2015, which shows that UK artists achieved a 17.1% share of the global albums market last year. And, as is now the tradition, the BPI celebrated by giving YouTube a bit of a kicking.

A quick summary of the top line stats. While there was a decline of 3.9% in the CD market, and 13.5% with downloads, other revenue streams were up. Cause for celebration. Audio streaming was up 82% in terms of consumption, with a 69% increase in revenue. Vinyl continued to revive, passing two million sales, the highest for 21 years. Oh and then there was video streaming. Freebie video streaming was the best of all. That was up 88% in 2015. Consumption wise. Although revenue from ad-funded platforms only grew 0.4%.

And it's all the fault of the bloody YouTube, isn't it? Bloody, bloody YouTube. When will it all end? When the music industry convinces the politicians to rewrite safe harbour laws? Oh yeah, like that will ever happen.

"It is hugely encouraging that demand for British music is so strong at home and abroad thanks to our brilliant artists and the continual innovation and investment of our record labels", says BPI chief Geoff Taylor. "Yet the fact that sales revenues dipped in a record year for British music shows clearly that something is fundamentally broken in the music market, so that artists and the labels that invest in them no longer benefit fairly from growing demand".

He continues: "Instead, dominant tech platforms like YouTube are able to abuse liability protections as royalty havens, dictating terms so they can grab the value from music for themselves, at the expense of artists. The long-term consequences of this will be serious, reducing investment in new music, making it difficult for most artists to earn a living, and undermining the growth of more innovative services like Spotify and Apple Music that pay more fairly for the music they use".

Continuing to put the boot in, he concluded: "In 2015, UK fans streamed almost twice as many music videos as the year before; tens of billions more views. Yet artists and labels did not benefit from the increased demand for what they created. This is wrong. Music is precious - it's not a commodity to be strip-mined for big data. And as we've seen time and again in the digital market, where music goes first, the rest of the content sector will follow. This problem requires urgent action by the EU, and our government needs to take the lead in making sure it is tackled".

YouTube, of course, would presumably argue that it is paying lots of money into the music industry, with over $3 billion already distributed. And the firm's Candice Morrissey did just that at CMU Insights @ The Great Escape yesterday. She also argued that the platform had invested further time and money in offering studio space and advice for creators on how to make more engaging content.

And for some artists, YouTube is the key outlet for their work. Singer-songwriter Hannah Trigwell, also appearing at the CMU Insights YouTube strand yesterday, said that the "label model world is now broken. We're in a track by track world where engagement is crucial, where context and narrative is important. The labels will tell you, you can't go abroad until you break your own country. We just go global. That's the reach of a platform-based audience".

That approach is not going to work for every artist of course, and applies mainly to new talent, plus even for the most successful YouTube stars, their main source of income is not actually YouTube itself. However, it is true that the music industry would struggle to build a global marketing and fan engagement platform as successful as YouTube if it was to try.

Which isn't to say that the record industry's argument that YouTube is exploiting a bit of law that was never meant for it is wrong. But that doesn't mean changing that bit of law will solve all the problems, and at the same time, it's important not to ignore the opportunities.

Universal launches classical-and-jazz-focussed Verve Music Group
Universal Music has announced the formation of a new Verve Music Group, comprising the Verve label and some of the major's classical music units, like Deutsche Grammophon, Decca Records, Decca Classics, Mercury Classics and ECM. The new US-based group will be led by Danny Bennett, son and manager of Tony Bennett.

"Universal Music is home to the largest and most historically relevant jazz and classical recordings", says Bennett Jr. "It's a tremendous honour, and I am humbled to be chosen to lead the newly formed Verve Label Group. I'm indebted to David Foster for leading the iconic Verve label and I look forward to working with him on many future productions. Additionally, I offer my profound appreciation to Lucian Grange and Michele Anthony for this amazing opportunity".

Verve will relocate to New York, where it was originally founded. There Bennett aims to bring greater awareness of Universal's jazz and classical catalogues, while developing new acts too.

Hourly car insurance app launches with focus on festival season
A new app offering car insurance by the hour, Cuvva, has launched at The Great Escape, with a view to helping festival goers to travel to events using friends' cars which may otherwise being going unused.

The app was launched by avid festival fan Freddy Macnamara, who found it difficult to get around the country from rural Scotland, where he was living. "Setting up Cuvva was really just solving my own problem", he tells CMU. "I wanted to be able to drive other people's cars with minimum hassle whilst knowing that I was fully insured".

On why he's chosen to focus on travelling to music festivals with his car insurance venture, he says: "Based on our research, people will typically spend somewhere around £150-200 renting cars to go to festivals. With Cuvva, you are looking at spending somewhere between £20 and £40 for the insurance, even if you'd like to make a generous contribution to your mate for borrowing the car, that's a pretty big saving".

"Also, we're aware that if you are tired at the end of the festival, it's often nice to have someone to share the driving with", he adds. "With Cuvva, with a few clicks you can have a friend helping with driving and covered under fully comp insurance".

Find out more about Cuvva here. And read more of our conversation with Freddy Macnamara here.

Supreme Court upholds press injunction hiding identity of celeb couple in threesome story
The UK's Supreme Court yesterday upheld an injunction preventing the British press from reporting on a celebrity who was involved in an extra-marital threesome. The court said that there was no public interest in the person and their partner being named in the press. Although that's mainly because everyone knows who it is already.

"There is no public interest (however much it may be of interest to some members of the public) in publishing kiss-and-tell stories or criticisms of private sexual conduct, simply because the persons involved are well-known", said Supreme Court judge Lord Mance, according to Reuters.

He added that while there may be criticisms of the fact that the British press is being barred from reporting a story that has been widely reported elsewhere, "if parliament takes the view that the courts have not adapted the law to fit current realities, then, of course, it can change the law".

As well as this, it was ruled that while the identity of the people in the story may be available online already, the rush by all of British newspapers to report on them if the injunction were lifted would be far more damaging to them and their two young children.

Charity five-a-side tournament Indie Music Cup returns in June
Following its inaugural outing last year, music industry charity five-a-side football tournament the Indie Music Cup returns next month - renamed from the Indie Label Cup to reflect the expanded number of teams competing.

This year the event will raise money for Medecins Sans Frontieres, with teams from Resident Advisor, Domino, Boiler Room Ladies, Bella Union, PRS For Music, Last FM, Heavenly, 4AD, Mixmag, Secretly United, Bonafide, Transgressive, Mute, The Vinyl Factory, Ninja Tune and R&S all competing.

"It's great that so many companies in the music industry are coming together to support the work of MSF", says James Kliffen, the charity's Head Of Fundraising. "A huge thank you to everyone involved in making this tournament happen. We're an independently funded organisation and so depend on this kind of generous support from members of the public, in order to carry out our life saving work. MSF provides emergency assistance to people affected by armed conflict, epidemics and natural or man-made disasters without discrimination and irrespective of race, religion and gender or political affiliation".

The tournament takes place on 4 Jun, with DJ sets from Throwing Shade and others in addition to the football. Find out more about the event here, and donate money here.

  Vigsy's Club Tip: Max Graef and Glenn Astro at The Great Escape
The Great Escape's late night Late Escape festival strand will put a focus on the electronic and dance world tonight and tomorrow in Brighton.

Headlining a Ninja Tune-hosted night, German duo Max Graef and Glenn Astro will be previewing their rather good brand new jazz-influenced beat-laden album 'The Yard Work Simulator', and bringing some disco-tinged house choons and off kilter downtempo excursions to the festival.

Production duo Letherette will present a mix of psychedelic electronics with soul snippets and house beats, while Throwing Shade will kick things off with some more laidback pop.

This night will be open to festival-goers subject to capacity, a small allocation of tickets will also be sold separately to guarantee entry, separate tickets will cost £8 and are now on sale.

Friday 20 May, Patterns, 10 Marine Parade, BN2 1TL, Brighton, free/£8, 10pm-4am. More info here.
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Wiley to publish autobiography in November
Wiley is set to publish his autobiography on 3 Nov. Write that date in your diary.

"In this his first official autobiography he will give fans unprecedented insight into his life and the birth of the music scene that transformed London urban culture", says the book's blurb. Which is the sort of thing blurbs usually say.

Posting a picture of the contract with Hodder & Stoughton for the book, Wiley's manager John Woolf said on Instagram: "Very happy to have closed this deal today. For the past nine years I have worked alongside Wiley. The word 'genius' gets thrown around a lot but Wiley truly is one".

"Together we have sold millions of records and toured every inch of the globe. I'm grateful to have played a small role in such an amazing story. Also been through every emotion and crazy experience possible. I'm excited for everyone to read and see the story of this true musical icon I'm proud to call my client and friend".

As well as this, Wiley also has a new album 'Godfather' in September, plus a film based on his life is apparently in the works.

Billy Bragg and Joe Henry travel the US by train for new album
Billy Bragg and Joe Henry have teamed up for a new album, 'Shine A Light: Field Recordings From The Great American Railroad'. The record is made up of covers of railway-themed songs by various artists, recorded along a 65 hour journey across the US on the Texas Eagle railroad service.

Songs on the album were originally made famous by artists including Woody Guthrie, Lead Belly, Hank Williams, The Carter Family and more. Over 2728 miles, Bragg and Henry jumped off the train to record in stations along the way as the train stopped to pick up passengers. They finished up at Union Station in LA for a performance of Gordon Lightfoot's 'Early Morning Rain' at 4.30am.

"Railroad songs provided the bedrock of American popular music, from Jimmie Rodgers, the Singing Brakeman, to Lead Belly, whose repertoire provided several of the songs for this project", says Bragg. "In this country, Lonnie Donegan's 1956 hit 'Rock Island Line' sparked the skiffle craze, inspiring a generation of British teens to pick up guitars and form the groups that invaded America in the 60s, from the Beatles to Led Zeppelin".

He continues: "Growing up in the UK, I'd always been aware of this tradition but when I travelled to the US, I was surprised to find how few people look to the railroad as a means of transport. With this project, we wanted to explore the transformative power that the coming of the railroad had on the lives of ordinary people by taking these songs back to the places that inspired their creation. Traveling on the train and recording the songs as we went allowed us to both visit places that were important 125 years ago when the lines were laid, but to also explore the viability of the railroad as a means of transport in the 21st century".

Henry, who also produced Bragg's last album 'Tooth & Nail', adds: "The emergence of the railroad in America boasted of our might and sprawling enormity, yet signalled a deep desire for close community, connectivity. The songs that grew out of and alongside this innovation remain to tell this story of collective national character".

The album is due for released on 23 Sep and the pair will tour the UK in November, performing songs from it. Full tracklist and dates here:

1. Rock Island Line - Traditional (Recorded by Lead Belly, Lonnie Donegan)
2. The L&N Don't Stop Here Anymore - Jean Ritchie
3. The Midnight Special - Traditional (Lead Belly)
4. Railroad Bill - Traditional (Riley Puckett)
5. Lonesome Whistle - Hank Williams
6. KC Moan - Traditional (The Memphis Jug Band)
7. Waiting For A Train - Jimmie Rodgers
8. In The Pines - Traditional (Lead Belly, The Louvin Brothers)
9. Gentle On My Mind - John Hartford (Glenn Campbell, Aretha Franklin)
10. Hobo's Lullaby - Goebel Reeves (Woody Guthrie)
11. Railroading On The Great Divide - Sara Carter (The Carter Family)
12. John Henry - Traditional (Doc Watson)
13. Early Morning Rain - Gordon Lightfoot

7 Nov: London, Union Chapel
8 Nov: London, Union Chapel
9 Nov: Canterbury, The Marlowe Theatre
10 Nov: Brighton, St George's Church
12 Nov: Portsmouth, New Theatre Royal
13 Nov: Coventry, Warwick Arts Centre
14 Nov: Guildford, G Live
15 Nov: Bury St Edmunds, The Apex
17 Nov: Nottingham, Playhouse
18 Nov: Manchester, The Royal Northern College of Music
19 Nov: Lincoln, The Engine Shed

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Amanda Palmer to release album with father Jack
Amanda Palmer is set to release an album with her father, semi-professional choral singer Jack Palmer, this summer. Titled 'You Got Me Singing', the album sees the pair covering songs by artists such as Leonard Cohen, Sinead O'Connor and John Grant.

"The main inspiration behind this record was to share songs and time with my dad", says Amanda, who was separated from her father when she was less than a year old. "It was a really good reason to spend healing time together, sharing our musical histories, all poetically punctuated by the fact that I was seven months pregnant when we recorded".

"I believe nothing is more powerful than love, and that nothing expresses it better than singing", adds Jack. "It was one of Amanda's songs that began healing our fractured relationship. Years later, I hope the love that went into this project will perhaps touch listeners in the same way".

Ahead of the album release on 15 Jul, Amanda and Jack will also perform a one-off UK show in London at Koko on 3 Jun.

Here's the tracklist for the album:

1. You Got Me Singing (Leonard Cohen)
2. Wynken, Blynken And Nod (Lucy & Carly Simon)
3. Again (Melanie)
4. 1952 Vincent Black Lightning (Richard Thompson)
5. Louise Was Not Half Bad (Tom T Hall)
6. Black Boys on Mopeds (Sinead O'Connor)
7. All I Could Do (Kimya Dawson)
8. In The Heat Of The Summer (Phil Ochs)
9. Pink Emerson Radio (Kathleen Edwards)
10. Skye Boat Song (traditional)
11. Glacier (John Grant)
12. I Love You So Much (Noah Britton)

Oh, and here's a video for '1952 Vincent Black Lightning'.

Kemosabe backtracks on Kesha awards performance block
Kesha will now perform at this Sunday's Billboard Music Awards, after Dr Luke's Kemosabe Records reversed a decision to block her from doing so.

As previously reported, Kemosabe withdrew its permission for the singer to appear at the event, after TMZ reported that she was planning to use it to stage a "statement performance", which would make "direct references" to her legal battle with Dr Luke that "might even include images of him".

"Kesha's performance on the Billboard Music Awards was always approved, in good faith", said Kemosabe in a statement last night. "Approval was only suspended when Kemosabe learned Kesha was to use the performance as a platform to discuss the litigation".

It continued: "Now that Kemosabe has obtained assurances, that it is relying upon, from Kesha, her representatives and [Billboard Music Award producer] Dick Clark Productions that neither Kesha nor her supporters will use the performance as such a platform, the approval has been restored".

In an Instagram post prior to permission being granted again, Kesha said that she had been planning to pay tribute to Bob Dylan and never intended to reference Dr Luke.

CMU Beef Of The Week #306: Avril Lavigne v E! Online
US research firm Public Policy Polling recently published some entirely legitimate research showing that Nickelback are no longer the thing that most people hate out of all the things in the world. A survey showed that people now think slightly more of the band than they do Donald Trump.

In fact this research, which is entirely legitimate research, as I said before, found that the only thing people like less than Trump are haemorrhoids and cockroaches. Hipsters, used car salesmen, traffic jams and root canal surgery are all more positively thought of than Donald Trump. And also, to begin to bring this back around to the point, Nickelback. Also, lice. Lice came out way better than either.

Because this research was entirely legitimate, many news outlets reported on it with glee. But instead of focussing on how unpopular popular presidential candidate Donald Trump is, they wrote about Nickelback and how everyone would rather do jury duty than listen to them.

Picking on an E! Online article published under the headline "Justice for Nickelback: Poll Reveals People Actually Dislike One Thing More Than the Rock Band", frontman Chad Kroeger's estranged wife Avril Lavigne weighed in on Twitter.

"Hey E! Online and everyone writing these articles... grow up", she wrote. "This is extremely rude and uncalled for".

I'm not sure why she was so angry at news organisations reporting on SCIENCE. But apparently she was. And she quickly came back with some legitimate research of her own.

"Nickelback is one of the of the highest selling rock bands of the past two decades selling more than 50 million albums worldwide", she insisted. "SEVENTEEN NUMBER ONE HIT SINGLES! What an epic accomplishment! Nickelback is adored by millions worldwide! I've seen their sold out shows!"

"I've seen their sold out shows" does sound a bit like the classic playground lie "You can ask my mum". But it's true, Nickelback have managed to get a lot of people to part with money. And when all those people would actually rather be receiving root canal surgery from a hipster used car salesman covered in lice, that is quite an accomplishment.

"Enough is enough", she concluded. "You can't live a positive life with a negative mind".

She failed to back that statement up with any legitimate research though, so I'm not sure it can be proven. The one thing we do know is that if Nickelback were running to be US president right now, everyone would be very slightly happier. Fact.

 
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