FRIDAY 23 SEPTEMBER 2016
TODAY'S TOP STORY: Remember how iTunes was going to kill off the album format? That never happened did it? Bloody iTunes, always writing cheques it can't cash. Though, to be fair, it also wrote an awful lot of cheques that the music business did cash. So, we'll let it off for failing to destroy the record industry's long-standing favoured format. The debate of late, of course, has... [READ MORE]
 
TODAY'S APPROVED: Head honchos of the Heist label - Lars Dales and Maarten Smeets, aka Detroit Swindle - previously caught my eye a few moons ago when I tipped them back in 2014. And now the Dutch pair, known for their quality amalgam of house and disco, headline this DJ Mag Sessions night. Joining them is Recloose, who was signed to Planet E and was the scratchmaster... [READ MORE]
 
BEEF OF THE WEEK: The members of The Smiths are famously vegetarian. Militantly so (perhaps slightly less so in the case of Andy Rourke), going so far as to call an album 'Meat Is Murder'. This is not news. That album came out in 1985. You've had plenty of time to notice. No, the news is that their hatred of meat now extends to eating cartoon animals too. Right, OK... [READ MORE]
 
CMU PODCAST: CMU's Andy Malt and Chris Cooke review key events in music and the music business from this summer, including the closure of Fabric, the launch of the FanFair campaign against secondary ticketing, and Frank Ocean's two new albums and how they contributed to the debate over streaming exclusives. The CMU Podcast is sponsored by 7digital... [READ MORE]
 
CMU TRENDS: As the European Commission publishes its draft new copyright directive, we review the key issues that the music community hopes might be addressed by the latest review of copyright law in Europe, and what the directive says about each of them. What has been achieved so far, and what next? CMU Trends articles are available to premium subscribers... [READ MORE]
TOP STORIES More Americans access tracks via playlists than albums, according to Music Biz research
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LEGAL Prince estate to go to court in dispute over "confidential business agreements"
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LIVE BUSINESS Sky buys Una Tickets
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MEDIA SpinMedia sells Idolator, Buzznet and PureVolume
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EDUCATION & EVENTS Read up on what the European copyright directive says about music rights before Music 4.5 puts the spotlight on the politics of licensing
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ARTIST NEWS Killer Mike has giant drill named after him
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GIGS & FESTIVALS Fabric's WetYourSelf night to relocate during licence appeal
Will Joseph Cook announces tour, releases video
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ONE LINERS Outerloop, Concord, IFPI, more
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AND FINALLY... CMU Beef Of The Week #324: The Smiths v Percy Pig
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NINJA TUNE - DIGITAL ASSISTANT (LONDON)
Ninja Tune is looking for a bright, meticulous and technologically-minded aspiring music industry professional to fill the role of Digital Assistant, based out of its London office.

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YOUR ARMY - CLUB PROMOTIONS ASSISTANT (LONDON)
Your Army is looking for someone with a broad understanding of electronic dance music to be Club Promotions Assistant. Your role will involve researching and building relationships with tastemaker DJs, database management and reporting back to a wide range of labels and artists.

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KARTEL MUSIC GROUP - PROMOTIONS EXECUTIVE (LONDON)
Kartel Music Group is a global, independent label services company representing an internationally acclaimed roster of labels and artists. The role we are seeking to fill is a Promotions Executive within our in-house Promotions Department.

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NOTTINGHAM TRENT STUDENTS' UNION - ENTERTAINMENTS SUPERVISOR (NOTTINGHAM)
Nottingham Trent Students' Union is recruiting for an enthusiastic individual to join its entertainments team. The Union operates across three campuses running a busy schedule of activity in its diverse venues. The Entertainments Supervisor will play a key supporting role in the programming and delivery of a wide range of entertainment.

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NAME PR - ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE (LONDON)
Name PR is looking to hire an Account Executive. This is a fantastic opportunity for a bright individual with exceptional writing ability and a good grasp of the music business to work on some of the UK and Europe’s most interesting music issues.

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EINSTEIN'S GARDEN / GREEN MAN - MARKETING ASSISTANT (LONDON)
We are looking for a creative and motivated Marketing Assistant to join our friendly team, which organises events across the country including Wales’ largest music, arts and science festival, Green Man.

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YOUTH MUSIC - PA/ADMINISTRATOR (LONDON)
We’re Youth Music. We're a national charity investing in music-making projects for children and young people facing challenging circumstances. The PA/Administrator will be responsible for managing the CEO’s diary, co-ordinating and administrating trustee meetings and ensuring the smooth running of Youth Music’s office on a day-to-day basis.

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ANJUNABEATS & ANJUNADEEP - MARKETING MANAGER (LONDON)
Anjunabeats and Anjunadeep are looking for an experienced digital marketer to join our growing team in London. You will execute digital marketing campaigns for our releases, streaming playlists and tours with a specific focus on leveraging our social media network to drive results.

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INVOLVED MANAGEMENT - MANAGEMENT ASSISTANT (LONDON)
Home to Above & Beyond, Dusky, Lane 8 and Yotto (among others), Involved Management is looking for a motivated and proactive management assistant to work across two of our highest profile acts and our broader roster.

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INVOLVED GROUP - OFFICE MANAGER & PA (LONDON)
Involved Group is looking for an enthusiastic, highly organised and proactive individual to take on a new, wide-ranging office manager role within our growing operation. The successful candidate will have a can-do attitude, excellent attention to detail and experience implementing and managing office systems.

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ERASED TAPES - MARKETING & PR MANAGER (LONDON)
Erased Tapes is currently seeking a dedicated and highly creative Marketing & PR Manager to collaborate with both our in-house creative team and external PR partners. Core tasks include overseeing social media management, advising on overall business and product marketing strategies, special event planning, brand partnerships, and fostering relationships with online and print press partners.

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NINJA TUNE - SOCIAL MEDIA ASSISTANT (LONDON)
Ninja Tune requires a Social Media Assistant to work on the planning and execution of of compelling content across the label's social channels, working closely with the Social Media Manager and Digital team.

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RESIDENT ADVISOR - SOCIAL MEDIA MANAGER (LONDON)
Resident Advisor is seeking a digital media expert to manage our social media strategy. With more than one million fans across all platforms, a huge opportunity exists for an ambitious, quick-thinking person to directly shape the company’s social media agenda.

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9PR - ONLINE PUBLICIST (LONDON)
9PR is looking for an account manager with at least one year's experience in online press. Our campaigns range from up-and-coming-talent, established acts, catalogue releases and events across a variety of genres.

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YOUR ARMY - ARTIST MANAGER (LONDON)
Your Army are a developing media company known for promoting the likes of Disclosure, Christine & The Queens, Major Lazer and Duke Dumont, with offices in London and Los Angeles. They are looking for an Artist Manager to join their growing Artist Management Division. The ideal candidate will have at least two years experience of working within a management company, or a proven track record working independently, and have been managing a 'dance' act.

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A guide to upcoming events from and involving CMU, including seminars, masterclasses and conference sessions from CMU Insights and workshops from CMU:DIY, plus other events where CMU journalists are speaking or moderating.
 
26 Sep 2016 CMU Insights Masterclass: Music Business Explained – For Start Ups & Brands
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27 Sep 2016 CMU Insights @ Music 4.5: The Politics Of Licensing
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Oct/Nov 2016 CMU Insights Seminars Programme: How The Music Business Works
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3 Oct 2016 CMU Insights Seminar: Making Money From Music
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10 Oct 2016 CMU Insights Seminar: How Music Rights Work
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17 Oct 2016 CMU Insights Seminar: How Music Licensing Works
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24 Oct 2016 CMU Insights Masterclass: From Napster To Now – The Battle With Music Piracy
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24 Oct 2016 CMU Insights Seminar: The Music Rights Sector
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7 Nov 2016 CMU Insights Seminar: Building A Fanbase - Social Media Tools
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21 Nov 2016 CMU Insights Masterclass: Digital Deals, Dollars And Trends – Explained!
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More Americans access tracks via playlists than albums, according to Music Biz research
Remember how iTunes was going to kill off the album format? That never happened did it? Bloody iTunes, always writing cheques it can't cash. Though, to be fair, it also wrote an awful lot of cheques that the music business did cash. So, we'll let it off for failing to destroy the record industry's long-standing favoured format.

The debate of late, of course, has been over whether or not the rise of the playlist on the streaming platforms render the album format redundant. And if you reckon 'yes', then you'll like the latest stats from US music retail trade group the Music Business Association (aka Music Biz) and research firm LOOP, which say that more Americans are now listening to tracks within a playlist than clicking play on an entire album.

Based on a survey of just over 3000 US music consumers back in May, the latest Music Biz/LOOP report says that playlists account for 31% of total listening time, while albums only account for 22%. Though "single track listening" - so popping into a platform and picking an individual track - still accounted for 46% of total listening time, down on a similar survey in 2015, but still the highest ranked listening approach.

Of course, the process via which people access tracks will be influenced by how they are consuming music in general, ie CD, download, personalised radio, on-demand streaming or YouTube, etc. The fact that single-track listening is down and playlist listening up is likely a result of more people using streaming services of the Spotify and Apple Music kind, rather than downloads or YouTube.

Though, of those participating in this survey, YouTube was the most regularly tapped source of audio content, with 42% of respondents saying that they listened to at least five minutes of audio on the site each week. The continued dominance of YouTube might be contributing to single-track listening remaining high.

The report also asked those streaming whether or not they were paying to access music that way, with 42% saying they were not, and that they didn't see the need to, they being basically happy with the free streaming services available. Which illustrates the ongoing challenge for the record companies, which increasingly see paid-for streaming as their future business model.

Commenting on the report, Music Biz President James Donio said: "As the music business continues to grow and evolve, it is crucial that we understand the progression of music consumption trends so we can deliver the best experience possible. The data in this report will be invaluable to our members as they decide where, when and how to release and promote new music".

While LOOP man David Lewis added: "This report confirms that playlists are becoming more and more dominant in the music industry as streaming services gain traction. We hope music companies will keep this data in mind as they make decisions on which platforms, distribution methods and marketing opportunities to invest in".

Prince estate to go to court in dispute over "confidential business agreements"
The Prince estate's executors and "various presumed heirs" will meet at a closed court hearing next week. According to court documents, the hearing has been ordered to resolve disputes over various "confidential business agreements".

As previously reported, Prince died without making a will, leading to numerous people coming forward claiming a family link to the star. In July, the judge overseeing the case, Kevin Eide, rejected claims by 29 people - among them five people who claimed that Prince was their biological or adoptive father, and a woman who claimed to have married the singer.

Although Eide has previously said that he might allow cameras into the courtroom for some of the hearings considering the Prince estate, so far media access to this case has been limited. And this new hearing, scheduled for next Thursday, will be entirely off limits to both media and the general public. It's therefore not clear which "presumed heirs" are still involved.

The estate is being managed by the Bremer Trust, and led on the family side by the musician's sister Tyka Nelson. It's possible that the "business agreements" in dispute relate to plans to open Prince's Paisley Park complex as a museum. Or the appointment of the musician's long-time attorney L Londell McMillan and one-time EMI executive Charles A Koppelman to manage the Prince catalogue and other assets.

We may or may not find out next week.

Sky buys Una Tickets
Sky Tickets, the ticketing business of your old buddies over at Sky telly, has bought up Una Tickets, the previously reported ticketing start-up that has its own membership card onto which tickets can be loaded. Like most start-ups playing in the ticketing space, Una reckons its approach can combat ticket fraud and touting, while providing extra data to help promoters plan their marketing and events, including onsite data from festivals.

Although Sky launched its ticketing unit three years ago, to date it has primarily focused on sporting events, though there have been some moves into music more recently. Given that was where Una's ambitions always seemed to lie, this acquisition could be seen as Sky Tickets more formally launching itself into live music. Though its interest in Una may have been as much about the technology - with its membership card approach and mobile functionality - as the market in which it was operating.

Confirming the acquisition to IQ, Sky Tickets' Mark Guymer said: "As we've started doing more and more in ticketing, we've had more concerns from customers. They're worried about the security of their ticket: if it's genuine, if they're going to be able to get in. [Una's solution] addresses that problem".

Though he added that "live music has always been of interest to us [and] Una's end-to-end capability will no doubt give us a bigger presence [there]".

Meanwhile, the acquisition of Una and its team does coincide with the securing of some new clients in the entertainment space, including the Curious Arts Festival and Ben Lovett's previously reported new London venue Omeara.

SpinMedia sells Idolator, Buzznet and PureVolume
Following the news last month that SpinMedia was up for sale, three of the music and entertainment blogs it owns - Idolator, PureVolume and Buzznet - have been sold to Hive Media, reports Billboard.

"We love Idolator, Buzznet and PureVolume and see a lot of potential in these music outlets", Hive Media CEO Markus Levin told Billboard. "We seek to provide exciting experiences to the communities which are following those three entertainment properties. We believe that we have a unique understanding of what our web communities are seeking, which enables us to create content and experiences uniquely catered to them".

It having been founded last year, Hive's new purchases are the only blog titles it currently lists on its website, though it boasts offices in New York, Los Angeles, San Diego and Tel Aviv.

Read up on what the European copyright directive says about music rights before Music 4.5 puts the spotlight on the politics of licensing
Next Tuesday, CMU Business Editor Chris Cooke will once again provide a concise 'story so far' presentation to inform the debates at the next edition of Music 4.5, which is exploring 'The Politics Of Licensing'.

Ahead of that, we have just made this week's CMU Trends article - 'Music rights and the European Copyright Directive' - a free read. It looks at the recent draft copyright directive published by the European Commission, and the lines of relevance to the music industry, both rights owners and performers.

Writes Cooke in the article: "When the European Commission announced that its Digital Single Market initiative would include a review of copyright laws, the music community saw this as a great opportunity to put on the agenda certain issues it has faced as music consumption has continued to shift online, and more recently from downloads to streams. As did other copyright owners like the newspaper and magazine publishers, and users of copyright, including tech firms and consumer rights groups".

"After more than a year of being lobbied by all those interested parties, last week the EC published a draft new copyright directive which sets out in black and white which areas of copyright the Commission seeks to revise, and what changes it is proposing be considered. Although only step one in the legislative process, it provided a useful summary of what issues European lawmakers have chosen to tackle, and how they might go about tackling them".

You can read the full trends article, which reviews the key talking points around European music rights in the last year - principally safe harbours and performer rights - and what the draft copyright directive says about both, right about here.

At Music 4.5 next week, Sophie Goossens of August Debouzy will provide an overview of copyright debates and developments in Europe, while Simon Jordan of Russells will consider the review of safe harbours going on in the US. Meanwhile subsequent presentations and discussions will consider other music copyright matters, including multi-territory licensing, neighbouring rights and how different kinds of services are licensed.

Info on and tickets for Music 4.5 are available here.

 
  Vigsy's Club Tip: DJ Mag Sessions at Egg London
Head honchos of the Heist label - Lars Dales and Maarten Smeets, aka Detroit Swindle - previously caught my eye a few moons ago when I tipped them back in 2014. And now the Dutch pair, known for their quality amalgam of house and disco, headline this DJ Mag Sessions night.

Joining them is Recloose, who was signed to Planet E and was the scratchmaster in Carl Craig's Innerzone Orchestra. This underrated DJ and producer, with jazzy house and beats as his armoury, should put on quite a show.

Meanwhile, London label Wolf Music and the DJ Mag Allstars are taking over the ground floor, making this DJ Mag Sessions night look pretty damn hot.

Saturday 24 Sep, Egg London, 200 York Way, Kings Cross, N7 9AX, 11pm-9am, £10. More info here.
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Killer Mike has giant drill named after him
It's every musicians' dream, but Killer Mike has finally done it - he's had a 400-foot-long tunnel-boring machine named after him. Atlanta city officials announced the news that the giant drill would be named Driller Mike earlier this week, following a public vote.

"Before I die, I want a street named after me, maybe Michael Render Way", said the rapper. "But this is a great midlife goal. This is truly an honour".

"I laughed hysterically", he said when he heard that his name was topping the public voting, presumably assuming it would all go the way of Boaty McBoatface in the end. "It was the funniest thing in the world to me. I didn't take it seriously, because I'm a rapper. Cities don't associate themselves with rappers. But I'm a business owner, a dad, an active member of politics in Atlanta, so I was honestly honoured that people in Atlanta saw fit to name something after me".

Driller Mike will now set about digging a five mile tunnel from a reservoir outside Atlanta to improve the city's water supply.

Fabric's WetYourSelf night to relocate during licence appeal
Fabric's Sunday night hosts WetYourSelf have announced that they will move back to former home Club Aquarium while Fabric's licensing appeal goes through the motions. The night, which has been held at Fabric since 2009, first launched at Aquarium in 2007.

"For us Fabric was our home and our dream - one we fought very hard to get to, and one we fought very hard to keep", says WetYourSelf's Jacob Husley. "Hosting the Sunday night at Fabric has been a huge privilege and we have always tried to pass on that gift by making the night a platform for emerging artists in the underground house and techno scene in London and abroad".

He continues: "Knowing we've lost this platform, it is incredibly hard to find the motivation to continue, but it is now more important than ever. We need to show that we cannot be beaten, and that the party will continue. It won't be the same as Fabric, but it will still be a platform for our community to keep the movement going by showcasing our music every week".

The first WYS party back at Aquarium will take place on 2 Oct, with all profits going to Fabric's fund to cover the legal costs of its appeal - which has currently raised over £210,000.

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Will Joseph Cook announces tour, releases video
Will Joseph Cook has announced that he will be heading out on a tour of the UK next month. The news is accompanied by the release of a new video for the song 'Sweet Dreamer'.

The 'Sweet Dreamer' video is Cook's third with director Rafe, following the CMU approved 'Girls Like Me' and 'Take Me Dancing'. "It's about losing a grasp on reality, with me ultimately being swallowed into a dystopian world of TV clichés", he says of the new clip. "I like to give the song a duality and make people see it in a different light. I want people to hear the song, work it out, and then be right back at square one after seeing the video".

Now, how about those tour dates?

26 Oct: Nottingham, The Chameleon Arts Cafe
27 Oct: Bristol, The Exchange
29 Oct: Brighton, The Hope & Ruin
31 Oct: Leeds, Brudenell Games Room
1 Nov: Birmingham, The Sunflower Lounge
2 Nov: London, Dingwalls

Outerloop, Concord, IFPI, more

Other notable announcements and developments today...

• US-based artist management firm Outerloop has partnered with Cooking Vinyl America on its label, Outerloop Records. And Outerloop founder Mike Mowery is "elated". See, that's a good word, isn't it? No one need ever be THRILLED again.

• Jane Weaver has signed a new record deal with Fire Records. So now you know.

• Tom 'Grover' Biery is now Senior VP Of Digital Marketing, Strategy And D2C at American independent music firm Concord Music Group. He's an ex-Warner exec who has more recently worked in artist management and music consultancy. Look at me with my concise biographies of new Concord staff members. You're welcome.

• You know the International Federation Of The Phonographic Industry, right? Well, they had a Global Director Of Communications. He was called Adrian Strain. But he's gone now. Thank you and good night. Oh, he's setting up a communications consultancy. Did I mention that?

• Facebook is recruiting a Director Of Global Music Licensing Partnerships. [Insert wild speculation about Facebook's growing music ambitions here].

• The Weeknd and Daft Punk have teamed up for new track 'Starboy'. The Weeknd's new album of the same name will be out on 25 Nov.

• Mica Levi has released a new song, 'Clothes Wear Me', as part of the Adult Swim Singles Series.

• Having won the Polaris Music Prize for his album '99.9%' earlier this week, Kaytranada has released a new free mixtape called '0.001%'. No word on what happened to the remaining 0.099%.

• Grumbling Fur have released the video for 'Heavy Days', taken from their new album 'Furfour'.

• Diana have announced a new album, 'Familiar Touch'. It'll be out on 18 Nov. From it, this is 'Confession'.

• Tall Ships have released a new single called 'Meditations On Loss' that you should listen to.

• Ne-Yo will be touring the UK In December, finishing up at Brixton Academy on 16 Dec.

• The nominations for this year's UK Music Video Awards have been announced. Check them all out here.

Gilles Peterson's Worldwide Awards will take place again at Koko in Camden on 21 Jan. Among the winners, Goldie will receive the lifetime achievement award.

CMU Beef Of The Week #324: The Smiths v Percy Pig
The members of The Smiths are famously vegetarian. Militantly so (perhaps slightly less so in the case of Andy Rourke), going so far as to call an album 'Meat Is Murder'. This is not news. That album came out in 1985. You've had plenty of time to notice. No, the news is that their hatred of meat now extends to eating cartoon animals too.

Right, OK, maybe I've misrepresented this story slightly already. No you're the one only writing this because the headline made you laugh. But ex-Smiths drummer Mike Joyce has been laying into poor old Percy Pig this week, or more specifically his maker Marks & Spencer. The problem, you see, is that Percy Pig sweets are made, in part, with actual pig.

"It came to my attention a few weeks ago while I was out shopping in Marks & Spencer that the sweet 'Percy Pig' they sell contains 'pork gelatine'", Joyce write on Facebook. "I was told a short while after that M&S sell a veggie option without the pork gelatine. I know that a lot of sweet products and deserts contain some form of animal derivative but how many children know, or are made aware of the fact, that the Percy Pig sweet they are eating does in fact contain bits of Percy's skin, bone, ligaments etc".

I would go so far as to say that very few children are made aware of this fact. That said, I learned what gelatine was when I was aged eleven or twelve and it didn't put me off. Nor did finding out that jelly sweets generally get their shine from a quick polish with beeswax. It's amazing how far you need to go to stop children eating sweets. I think I'd probably have still eaten a few even if you had told me a fox had sneezed in every packet.

Still, children's tolerance for the disgusting aside, it's a funny old thing, isn't it? As Joyce says, there is a vegetarian Percy Pig option, so why not just make every bag of the sweets pig-free and be done with it? Is it a texture thing? Or a cost issue? Will we ever have an answer? Yes, we will. Of sorts. Because Joyce tweeted the company to ask exactly that question.

"We're really proud to have a personal choice of Percy Pigs for different dietary options", came the response from M&S.

Can a packet of sweets ever really be described as a 'dietary option'? Let alone one you could be proud of. And while someone might choose to eat vegetarian sweets, because they want their conscience to be clear when they have their heart attack, has anyone ever put down a pack of veggie sweets and said, "No, I really need my confectionary to contain bits of mashed up animal"?

"I'm sure 100% of children wouldn't eat a sweet that contains pork gelatine if they knew it was in the product", replied Joyce, a point I think we have already resoundingly proven to be false, but whatever.

"I know it states clearly on the label that it does contain pork gelatine", he went on. "But we both know that young children (never mind adults!) rarely consider the contents of a sweet. Phase out the Percy Pig product that contains pork gelatine whilst continuing to sell the veggie option. Listen to what the consumer wants. Now wouldn't that make M&S 'really proud'?"

We'll see if that happens, but for now the M&S social media bods have just told Joyce that they will "pass on your feedback to our food team". So that's nice.

But hey, is there another solution? In recent years various companies have tried to get gelatine derived from humans off the ground. There are health benefits to this, it is claimed. And there has been some debate about whether or not this would be acceptable for vegetarians and vegans. It's not actually made by boiling down old bits of people - the magic ingredient is human DNA used to modify yeast - but could telling kids that their sweets are made of a mashed up grandma be the elusive way to get them to eat an apple instead?

Speaking of pig/human hybrids, as we certainly were not, a pig-shaped statue of Ed Sheeran - hilariously named Ed Sheer-Ham - has been sold at auction for £6200. The statue was one of 39 created for an art trail in Ipswich, and raised almost three times the prices achieved by David Bowie and Elvis-themed pigs.

And that concludes this week's pig news. Next week back to beef.

 
ANDY MALT | Editor
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