FRIDAY 10 JUNE 2016
TODAY'S TOP STORY: The recollections of Terra Firma chief Guy Hands of the days leading up to his audacious purchase of EMI in 2007 have again been questioned in court, as the private equity chief has another go at blaming the bankers at Citigroup for what turned out to be a disastrous dalliance with the music industry. As much previously reported, Hands accuses Citigroup execs of misleading him... [READ MORE]
 
TODAY'S APPROVED: Long time readers of this column will know I'm a big fan of both Groove Odyssey's nights and Louis Vega, so this is a double whammy. Tomorrow night the Masters Of Work man will be playing a birthday set as the Odyssey takes over Ministry Of Sound. Apparently, according to the MoS website, it could be emotional, so watch out for a man weeping at the decks... [READ MORE]
 
BEEF OF THE WEEK:  I know what you're thinking. Can I really be trying to stretch the EU referendum theme in this column out to another week? You're goddamn right I can. And I will continue to do so for as long as Brexit is a thing. So bear in mind, if you vote to leave, that could mean that you are directly contributing to increasingly weak content filling this hole for maybe another fifteen years, while the... [READ MORE]
 
CMU PODCAST: CMU's Andy Malt and Chris Cooke review the week in music and the music business, including the $20 million song-theft lawsuit filed against Ed Sheeran, the RIAA's attempt to suspend The Pirate Bay's .org domain, The Worldwide Independent Network's new indie music market research and Axl Rose’s photo woes. The CMU Podcast is sponsored by 7digital. [READ MORE]
TOP STORIES Citigroup lawyer says Guy Hands recollection of his EMI purchase "all over the place"
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LEGAL Matt Cardle distances himself from Ed Sheeran plagiarism case
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LABELS & PUBLISHERS Universal launches new soundtracks business out of Abbey Road Studios
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EDUCATION & EVENTS Music 4.5 puts the spotlight on the politics of licensing
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ARTIST NEWS Brian May displeased with Donald Trump
Lady Leshurr discusses building a career on YouTube
Rick Astley doesn't mind being called Dick Spatsley
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AWARDS Kerrang! Awards presented
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ONE LINERS Three Six Zero, Radiohead, Steven Tyler, more
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AND FINALLY... CMU Beef Of The Week #309: Pop v Brexit (Round 4)
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Citigroup lawyer says Guy Hands recollection of his EMI purchase "all over the place"
The recollections of Terra Firma chief Guy Hands of the days leading up to his audacious purchase of EMI in 2007 have again been questioned in court, as the private equity chief has another go at blaming the bankers at Citigroup for what turned out to be a disastrous dalliance with the music industry.

As much previously reported, Hands accuses Citigroup execs of misleading him about the financial health of EMI as of 2007, and about the intentions of other bidders, arguing that, as a result of that bad information, Terra Firma bid quicker and higher than it might otherwise have chosen to do so.

The EMI purchase, backed by a massive Citigroup loan that couldn't be restructured post the credit crunch, proved disastrous for Hands, with the British music firm subsequently being repossessed by the bankers and split up for sale to the other music majors.

Terra Firma's allegations against Citigroup were first presented in the New York courts in 2010, but the bankers won the case. Now fighting the good fight in the London courts, legal reps for the private equity firm recapped the key allegations made at original trial as the new case got underway earlier this week, while also introducing some new claims about the alleged misbehaviour of Team Citi.

That included the allegation that the bank's then Global Head Of Investment Banking, Michael Klein, totally misrepresented Citi's general opinion about EMI. Terra Firma's legal rep Anthony Grabiner claimed that, back in 2007, Klein had told Hands that he so admired the EMI business, that the bank would invest itself if it wasn't conflicted by it also being an advisor on the sale. But email exchanges between other Citi execs at the time describe EMI as an "old pup" and a "terminal cancer patient on chemotherapy".

Meanwhile, according to the Telegraph, Terra Firma alleges that, in the bank's concurrent role as an advisor to EMI, Klein had been told by the then CEO of the music firm, Eric Nicoli, that if the big deal to take the EMI Group back into private ownership failed, there would be "clusterfuck of massive proportions". Ah, the best kind of clusterfuck.

But speaking for Citigroup, lawyer Mark Howard confirmed to the court from the outset that his client's case remains the same as in 2010: that Terra Firma is just trying to shirk the blame for a disastrous investment it chose to make. The private equity group's core claim was "a manufactured claim" said Howard, "because Terra Firma is trying to pin the blame for a disastrous investment onto someone else".

As Hands himself took to the stand this week, another key line of argument used by Citigroup in the New York case also reappeared, that the Terra Firma boss seemed to have a very clear recollection of the conversations where Citi execs allegedly made their misleading statements, yet a rather hazy memory of everything else going on at that time. In the original trial, Hand's main memory - beyond the misinformation he alleged he had received - was that chocolate biscuits had been available during the key stages of the deal making.

And more than that, argued Howard, according to The Guardian, there are now "gross discrepancies" between the new testimony and that given in New York. Hands' recollection is "all over the place", said the lawyer. "You recognise the consequences of giving perjured evidence", the legal man said at one point. "Yes I do", responded Hands.

Among other things, Howard took a shot at Hands' allegation that Citi banker David Wormsley had told him there was a rival bidder for EMI and therefore he should increase his bid to 265p per share. "You had a confusion in your mind about where the 265 came from and you have sought subsequently to attribute it to Mr Wormsley", said the lawyer. Hands disagreed.

The case continues.

Matt Cardle distances himself from Ed Sheeran plagiarism case
Now, people, don't you even be thinking for just one moment that Matt Cardle has a beef with Ed Sheeran. I mean, if he did, we'd make it Beef Of The Week, wouldn't we? And we didn't. Not at all. It wasn't even up for consideration. Because Cardle doesn't have a beef with Sheeran, see. He thinks Sheeran is the business. A total top dude.

"Please read news articles closely", said the 'X-Factor' alumnus on Twitter yesterday, which is wishful thinking, doesn't he know we live in a world where people get all their news from entirely misleading headlines. "This is not my lawsuit", he added. "I think Ed Sheeran is a genius and 100% deserves all his success".

The lawsuit, of course, is that being pursued by songwriters Martin Harrington and Thomas Leonard, who penned Cardle's 2012 miss 'Amazing', and who are now suing Sheeran and his songwriter buddy Johnny McDaid off of Snow Patrol over allegations Ed's hit 'Photograph' borrows a great deal from their song.

Or, in the words of Harrington and Leonard's lawsuit: "The songs' similarities reach the very essence of the work. The similarities go beyond substantial, which is itself sufficient to establish copyright infringement, and are in fact striking".

The duo's lawyer, Richard Busch, was last seen successfully suing Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams on behalf of the Marvin Gaye estate, which reckoned that the terrible twosome's hit 'Blurred Lines' ripped off Gaye track 'Got To Give It Up', so he knows a thing or two about plagiarism cases. Even though many commentators, after listening to 'Amazing' and 'Photograph', are saying, "hmmmmmmmmmm, well, they're kind of similar aren't they?" Which isn't quite as resolute as what Busch is saying.

But still, as far as Cardle is concerned, this is an open and shut case. That should go completely in Sheeran's favour. I mean that's the "success" Cardle reckons Sheeran "100% deserves", right?

There's more discussion of this case on this week's edition of the CMU Podcast, which you can listen to here.

Universal launches new soundtracks business out of Abbey Road Studios
Universal Music UK is launching a new soundtracks business that brings together its creative and commercial division Globe with the major's Abbey Road Studios complex.

"Why?" you ask. You want to know why? Really? Well, to "work with producers, directors, music supervisors and composers to source and create music for a wide variety of projects", says the major. "[The new unit] will contribute at the earliest stages of a soundtrack, in terms of funding as well as content and composition", apparently.

"But what does Globe President Marc Robinson have to say?" You're really hard work, you know? Well, he reckons: "Globe Soundtrack & Score" - oh, yes, sorry, the new division is called Globe Soundtrack & Score - "Globe Soundtrack & Score is about being part of the creative process from the beginning, helping to shape and fund budgets and then being the team that takes the music through to recording, release, marketing and distribution".

So, now you know. "It's at that point" - oh, hang on, Marc's not finished - "It's at that point the strengths of Globe as part of the Universal Music infrastructure kick in - it's like a label services company for filmmakers". Ah, a label services company for filmmakers. Why didn't you say that at the outset? It's a label services company for filmmakers.

"Globe Soundtrack & Score will be a central resource for all aspects of music in film production". Ha, you thought Marc had finished, didn't you? Oh no. "If you're producing a film, or a TV show, you believe in the importance of music, want to work with some of the best specialists in the industry and utilise some of the finest facilities in the world, that's what Globe Soundtrack & Score exists for". Ah, so that's what it exists for.

"At the moment we see a lot of musical visions being compromised because of budget, and that's not in anyone's interest", Marc says, amazingly still delivering this quote. "There is a passion for scores and for soundtracks and people are listening to them on streaming services at an increasing rate".

And? "We have re-thought the model and are finding original and exciting ways to engage with film-makers and film music fans alike". Lovely. "We couldn't have wished for a more inspirational project than 'On Chesil Beach' to get things started".

Oh yeah, the film adaptation of the Ian McEwan novel 'On Chesil Beach' is the first project for the new division. I really should have mentioned that already. Anything else Marc? No. Good.

Music 4.5 puts the spotlight on the politics of licensing
If our CMU Trends free read on the music industry's tetchy relationship with YouTube got you interested in the politics of music licensing, well, here is the event for you.

The next Music 4.5 session is taking place in London on 22 Jun, with the safe harbours behind the YouTube squabble very much on the agenda, as the spotlight is put on the various issues that remain in the music licensing domain, especially in relation to the ever expanding streaming market. Plus will the EU Collective Rights Management Directive that is now in operation really deliver the simpler multi-territory licensing, and more efficient and transparent collective licensing systems, that it set out to achieve?

Amongst those set to speak at 'The Politics Of Licensing' are Alex Damon from Russells, Paul Kempton from Footprint Music, Paul Pacifico from the Featured Artists Coalition, and songwriter and producer Crispin Hunt, who now also sits on boards at PPL, PRS and BASCA. Creators, rights owners, licensees and lawyers will all contribute to what is set to be a lively debate. Plus CMU Business Editor Chris Cooke will get the ball rolling with his customary Story So Far presentation that kicks off the proceedings.

It all takes place at the HQ of Lewis Silkin on 22 Jun. For more information and to book your tickets, get over to this link here.

  Vigsy's Club Tip: Groove Odyssey at Ministry Of Sound
Long time readers of this column will know I'm a big fan of both Groove Odyssey's nights and Louis Vega, so this is a double whammy.

Tomorrow night the Masters Of Work man will be playing a birthday set as the Odyssey takes over Ministry Of Sound. Apparently, according to the MoS website, it could be emotional, so watch out for a man weeping at the decks. Or something.

Also on board will be Bobby & Steve and Paul 'Trouble' Anderson, who may or may not be crying, among others. Get down and have a good cry yourself. Tears of joy, obviously. Happy birthday Louis.

Here's an unnecessary message from the man himself.

Saturday 11 Jun, Ministry Of Sound, 103 Gaunt Street, Elephant & Castle, London, SE1 6DP, 11pm-6am, £22. More info here.
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Brian May displeased with Donald Trump
If you're keeping a tally of musicians annoyed that Donald Trump has used their music at his campaign rallies - and let's face it, who isn't? - you can add Brian May to the list. Remember that Neil Young is back off it again now though.

"I've had an avalanche of complaints about Donald Trump using our 'We Are The Champions' track as his 'theme' song on USA TV", wrote May on his website this week. "This is not an official Queen statement, but I can confirm that permission to use the track was neither sought nor given. We are taking advice on what steps we can take to ensure this use does not continue".

"Regardless of our views on Mr Trump's platform, it has always been against our policy to allow Queen music to be used as a political campaigning tool", he continued, presumably partly aiming his message to the Trump himself. "Our music embodies our own dreams and beliefs, but it is for all who care to listen and enjoy".

Which I think translates roughly as, "We give this music to the world. Except you, shit face".

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Lady Leshurr discusses building a career on YouTube
Lady Leshurr has spoken to BBC Raw about how she accelerated her career and maintained her independence with YouTube.

In February last year, she released the first of five monthly freestyles under the name 'Queen's Speech'. The videos brought new life to her career, the most popular video - 'Queen's Speech Part 4' - having now clocked up nearly 30 million views.

"It was like I came back as a new artist", she recalls. "I planned, and then I met up with this video camera guy. We shot the first 'Queen's Speech' [video], then I went home, I put it on my computer and I uploaded [to YouTube], but I kept it on private because I was scared. I was just like, I don't know if people are gonna like this - the new Leshurr. I was petrified. But I thought, you know what, you're never gonna know until you do it".

She continues: "It didn't do as well as all the other ones - this is 'Queen's Speech 1' - but I learnt [from it], and that's what happens when you start to develop and build your YouTube channel. You start getting your subscribers, and you start getting your notifications, you start building everything. And once you've got that good, solid - you haven't got a Vevo, [you've got] your own account, and it's got all these subscribers, you don't need no one".

YouTube is obviously a controversial subject in the music industry of late, but as we heard in a number of sessions at CMU Insights @ The Great Escape last month - including interviews with YouTubers Noodlerella and Hannah Trigwell - there are many ways artists can use to their advantage, depending on their current objectives.

Watch the full interview with Lady Leshurr here.

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Rick Astley doesn't mind being called Dick Spatsley
It's something we've all wondered at some point over the last 25 odd years, did Rick Astley mind being repeatedly called Dick Spatsley by Smash Hits back in his (and its) heyday? The answer, for your information, is "no".

I mean, obviously it's no. How many times has Rick Astley shown that he's fine with jokes that he's the butt of? He once turned up to accept an award for being the greatest artist of all time, knowing fully that it was a joke and no one thought that. So, yeah, "Dick Spatsley", just another little thing that Rick thinks is a bit of a laugh.

"I even credited one of the songs I'd written to Dick Spatsley", he tells the BBC. "So Dick has earned quite a bit of publishing royalties over the years, actually".

Just in case you're a cynical type (unlike us), thinking now, 'Oh yeah, right. I bet he's just putting a brave face on it', a quick search confirms that there is a songwriter registered with PRS called Dick Spatsley, responsible for co-writing 'The Love Has Gone' from Astley's 1987 album 'Whenever You Need Somebody'.

Asked if he has any other pseudonyms, he adds: "I met Nick Ashley, the fashion designer, years ago and we realised that both of us get mistaken for each other. Especially in Japan - because his name is pretty hard to pronounce there, and so is mine. I've been called 'Lick Ashtray' in Japan".

To our knowledge, Lick Ashtray has no songwriting credits.

Kerrang! Awards presented
Kerrang! Awards you say? Yeah, you're right. Must be time for a Download. But not before we type out all the winners of the rock mag's annual awards bash, which took place last night.

Best Track: All Time Low - Missing You
Best Album: No Devotion - Permanence

Best Event: You Me At Six - The Ghost Inside Benefit Show
Best Festival: Bloodstock

Best British Band: Asking Alexandria
Best International Band: A Day To Remember
Best Live Band: Babymetal
Best British Newcomer: Creeper
Best International Newcomer: Cane Hill
Best Fanbase: Twenty One Pilots
Tweeter Of The Year: Hayley Williams

Best Film: Deadpool
Best TV Show: Making A Murderer
Best Radio Show: Nights With Alice Cooper - Planet Rock
Best Video Game: Rise Of The Tomb Raider
Best Comicbook: The Wicked + The Divine
Best Comedian: Amy Schumer

Lifetime Achievement Award: Deftones
Kerrang! Legend: Iron Maiden
Kerrang! Hero: Thin Lizzy
The Icon Award: Blink 182
Spirit Of Punk: Frank Carter

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Other notable announcements and developments today...

• Your good mate Dave Wallace is joining management firm Three Six Zero, and is bringing his management roster, including You Me At Six and Bat For Lashes, plus his team from The League International, like managers Graham Brown and Ed Morford, with him.

• We all know Radiohead's 'A Moon Shaped Pool' is arriving on Spotify on 17 Jun, but what about bloody 'In Rainbows', which has to date been absent from the streaming platform? Well, that's there too now! Though don't be getting too smug, Spotify users. I have it on good authority the world's going to end at 11.58pm on 16 Jun. Ha!

• Oh, and remember how you said that the recent release of 'A Moon Shaped Pool' would have been the perfect opportunity for Spotify to launch the premium-before-freemium windowing system that we all know is going to eventually become the norm for big releases? Well, according to Music Ally, Spotify was negotiating to do just that, but then pulled out, hence the band delaying streaming the new LP there.

• Aerosmith's Steven Tyler will release his debut solo album 'We're All Somebody From Somewhere' on 15 Jul. So there you go.

• Aphex Twin has gone ahead and announced that he will release a new EP, 'Cheetah', on 8 Jul. So now you know.

• Vessels have released the video for 'Are You Trending?' Quick reminder: 'Are You Trending?' is fucking great.

CMU Beef Of The Week #309: Pop v Brexit (Round 4)
I know what you're thinking. Can I really be trying to stretch the EU referendum theme in this column out to another week? You're goddamn right I can. And I will continue to do so for as long as Brexit is a thing.

So bear in mind, if you vote to leave, that could mean that you are directly contributing to increasingly weak content filling this hole for maybe another fifteen years, while the UK attempts to get out of the EU with anything more than a collection of utterly terrible trade deals plus a sudden and embarrassing reminder of all the great things being a member of the EU got us.

Not that CMU has any political stance on the matter. We're famously neutral when it comes to politics. But seriously, any CMU readers who vote out are gonna have to report to our offices afterwards to get kicked in the shins.

Anyway, this week Mick Hucknall has taken exception to what he sees as Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn's not entirely committal stance on the EU referendum. Officially the Labour Party chief is supporting remain, but Corbyn has not really been giving it his all in pushing that line.

"What a shabby, spineless coward Jeremy Corbyn is proving to be", tweeted Hucknall. "Either fully commit to #LabourIn OR #LabourLeave or GO!"

While Corbyn did not respond directly, The Huffington Post's Paul Waugh tweeted that he'd been told by a Labour Party source that the tweets about the party leader were "low level and ignorant abuse from a musical and political has-been".

Other than going on 'Question Time' once and being a long-time supporter of the Labour Party, I'm not entirely sure what Mick Hucknall's political credentials are, or whether he could be considered a 'has-been'. Can you become a 'has-been' simply for having opinions over a long period of time? Asking for a friend.

PoliticsHome Editor Kevin Schofield also spoke to a Labour source and apparent comedian, who said: "Jeremy's campaigned consistently for Labour In. If Mick doesn't know his views by now, he will never, ever, ever know them".

And then everyone laughed until they cried and were sick.

As often happens when someone criticises Jeremy Corbyn online, a load of his supporters then started hurling abuse at Hucknall, which is definitely the best way to get your point across in any given situation.

The Simply Red frontman locked his account down for a bit, but returned to note that he was "amused to have received mountains of abuse from [the Socialist Workers Party] infiltrated Corbynite Labour. So much for their new style of politics".

Abusing people on Twitter possibly is a new style of politics though. Maybe that's the future. Another thing that Twitter has got us lately is confirmation from Hucknall that Labour's deputy leader Tom Watson is a good singer. Which is the other thing we've all been wondering of late.

Anyway, something to think about there. Don't forget what I said re shins either.

 
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