Newsletter #70 April 2010
BILL STICKLERS WILL BE PROSECUTED
As our disgraced parliament crawls to its ignominious end, the news that the controversial Digital Economy Bill is to be pushed through without debate comes as a final insult to an already injured electorate. The decision to force the bill through in what is known as ‘the wash-up’ meant that before last night’s surprise volte-face it was unlikely that any further amendments would be made before it entered the statute books.
Still, whilst many of the provisions laid out in the bill read like a wishlist of major label demands, celebrations have been muted. The BPI may appear to have Mandelson and his fellow duck housers in its pocket but those who value things such as privacy and democratic freedoms, even many of those who are allegedly set to benefit from the bill, are up in arms at this legislative land grab.
From members of all political parties through to the British Library, major tech companies, picket line regulars such as Billy Bragg and the general public, opponents of the legislation are aghast at the prospect of this ill thought out bill being rushed through parliament without due scrutiny.
Central to the controversy are the much talked about three strikes rule for broadband subscribers, rules that could make university Wi-Fi networks, libraries and internet cafes potentially liable for the actions of their users and Clause 18, which gives Ofcom powers to block access to sites deemed responsible for copyright infringement.
In a small victory for those opposed to the bill the Government last night bowed to pressure and introduced an amendment to this Clause. The new amendment curtails some of its more controversial powers and it would appear that it will now need to be separately debated in both houses before becoming enshrined in law – essentially putting it off until the next session of Parliament.
This Bill, which is of immense public interest, is still changing by the day. If the music business is to avoid a(nother) PR own goal to add to the list, it needs to act fast to ensure this important legislation is NOT speeded through in the wash-up process.
At the centre of the debate lies a paradox whereby the government has positioned the Internet as an essential service, central to the health and vitality of the nation, but also something that can be taken away to protect the profits of pop bands. To-date over 18,000 members of the public have written to their MP in protest, and a people-power funded ad campaign will soon to be launched in the national press.
Copyright serves an important purpose. Artists and producers have a right to be paid for their work, and alongside its many benefits the Internet has created genuine problems for rights holders for which a solution must be sought. But at the same time we must balance this against the wider freedoms of society.
Allowing the bill to be pushed through in the wash-up will paint a picture of a business so self-interested and short sighted that it would happily benefit from a bill that could damage the wider economy, not to mention civil liberties.
All this just as we are slowly starting to see a raft of new services, formats and ideas that are genuinely starting to have an effect on piracy. No thanks though to a music establishment that has been often wrong-footed over the years – leaving it to those on the outside to innovate and develop – and then complaining when it hasn’t had the vision or energy to keep up.
Whilst the tawdry backroom deals that have led us to this stage make clear those involved agree with Otto Von Bismarck – that laws ‘are like sausages, it is better not to see them made’ – it is equally obvious the public has little appetite for this bill as it stands.
Laws made in haste no matter how well meaning are bad laws, and the music business must remember that ultimately it must face the court of British public opinion. The time has come for those at the top of the business to act fast and ensure this Bill is adequately scrutinised, with all opinions aired, if it is ever to reposition itself in the eyes of the general public.
Editorial by John Power & Sam Shemtob
OUT & ABOUT: MusicTank events
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MAY 20: Nevermind The Boxset: The Album Post-iTunes
The album – the recordings business’ main unit of currency – ain’t doing too well. Faced with a double whammy of illegal downloaders and those who have adopted a pick ’n’ mix attitude to purchasing, there’s been much talk of the inevitable demise of this bedrock of the recordings business. Still whilst the likes of Ash and Radiohead may have turned their back on the format, there are just as many who are trying to find ways to revitalise the album.
New digital formats such as iTunes LP and Bach’s MusicDNA are bundling the music with a whole host of additional content, record stores, both on and offline, are striking deals with labels for exclusive bonus material, and vinyl continues to defy the doom mongers with a whole new market in deluxe, expensive editions booming and labels such as Warp offering free downloads or bundled CDs with vinyl purchases.
At the next MusicTank we’ll be looking at just what the recordings industry can do to revive the album’s flagging condition. From the sensible to the extreme we’ll hear from those who believe that technology, design, and marketing can provide a shot in the arm to the format that gave us ‘Dark Side of the Moon’, ‘Nevermind’, ‘OK Computer’ and ‘Please Hammer Don’t Hurt ‘Em’, and hear from those who have turned their back on the album altogether.
SPEAKERS – Paul Conroy, music consultant, Adventures in Music; others tba
DIARY – Date & Time: 20 May ’10 | 18.30 – 21.00 hrs | Venue: Basement Bar, PRS for Music, Berners Street, London W1
Cost: £25 MusicTank Members | £30 Trade Body | £35 Full Price – price includes complimentary drink on arrival and free post-event transcript.
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MAY 29-31: Apple Logic Course
Based on the authoritative book ‘Logic Pro 9 and Logic Express 9’ by David Nahmani, this three-day, Apple-accredited short course will provide a thorough insight into professional audio production with Apple Logic Express and Apple Logic Pro 9 (101). Taught by Gary Bromham – one of only three Apple-selected Distinguished Professionals (APD) in the UK – this course combines in-depth lessons with accompanying book and DVD material to provide a comprehensive introduction to audio and MIDI production, including setting up a studio and building and mixing a song, as well as preparing the ground for Logic Pro 9 (301) Professional.
Gary has worked with many high profile artists including Sheryl Crowe, George Michael, The Editors and Graham Coxon. He brings a high level of experience, practicality and professionalism to the training – not to mention a 90% student pass success rate – and will guide you through the necessary knowledge needed for attaining Level 1 certification.
(This course will run again on 10-12 July incl.)
DIARY – Date & Time: 29-31 May ’10 | 10.00 – 17.00 hrs | Venue: University of Westminster’s Apple Lab, Harrow Campus, Watford Road, Harrow, HA1 3TP
Cost: £549 MusicTank Members | Earlybird £569 ends May 07 | £579 Trade Body | Full price £599. Price includes Level 1 certification, book and DVD.
Full details & booking: http://www.musictank.co.uk/events/apple-logic-course-may-10
INDUSTRY DIARY: Other industry events
APR 16-18: SOUNDS DIGITAL
Sounds Digital is a uniquely exciting creative event for digital media and music professionals. Sounds Digital includes a one-day Conference (Fri 16th April) featuring a selection of the world’s most influential music, digital media and entertainment powerbrokers; and a two-day Lab (Sat 17th – Sun 18th) where selected project teams work one-on-one with the Sounds Digital speakers/mentors on their own project ideas.
Sounds Digital connects people with original digital music ideas with a superb international network of creative thinkers, technology wizards, commercialisation experts, potential business partners, and potential financial resources.
If you are developing digital music ideas across platforms – attend the Sounds Digital Conference Day and you can also nominate your digital music idea for inclusion in the Lab.
DIARY – Date & Time: Conference Fri 16 Apr; The Lab Sat 17 & Sun 18 Apr | Venue: Sadler’s Wells, Rosebery Avenue, London, EC1R 4TN
Cost: MusicTank Members receive a 50% discount to the Conference Day – discount code is ‘musictank’ – on the full price of £299 + VAT.
APR 19: MPA, MMF & MMF TRAINING – PROFESSIONAL MUSIC PUBLISHING DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME
The Music Publishers Association and Music Managers Forum in association with MMF Training continue with their joint Professional Development Programme in Music Publishing will run again in 2010.
This Programme has been developed and refined over time to ensure that all attendees become better equipped to take advantage of the new business opportunities that are central to the development of our industry. Individuals from all sectors of the music industry who are involved or interested in any aspect of music publishing will benefit from the Programme’s varied and comprehensive content. The objective is straightforward: to provide practical information placed in the context of today’s music industry.
Module 3: Monday 19 April 2010
Sub-Publishing, Co-Publishing, Publisher/Publisher Relationships, Contracts and International Royalty Tracking. Confirmed speakers incl. Mark Anders (Bug Music); Andrew Gummer (Boosey & Hawkes); Irving David (DWFM Beckman Solicitors); Neil Gaffney (EMI Music Publishing); Roger La Haye (De La Haye Royalty Services).
Module Cost: MPA/MMF members & PRS Music Staff: £29.79 | AIM, APRS, BASCA, BPI, IAMA, MPG & MU members: £46.81 |Non-members: £63.83; All prices subject to VAT @ 17.5%.
APR 21: AIM EVENT – WOMEN IN ENTERTAINMENT
Held in association with Midem, Women In Entertainment will give women (and men!) the opportunity to hear from some of the entertainment industry’s most successful and influential women, as well as the chance to meet, network and drink.
Despite notable female successes in the entertainment industry, recent research conducted by the Cultural Leadership Programme found that male leaders in the creative industries outnumbered female leaders by two and a half to one in 2009. This event will examine this imbalance and explore ways to address this.
Confirmed speakers: David Worthington (CC Skills); Alison Wenham (AIM); Ana Vogric Martinez (Midem); Geoff Travis & Jeanette Lee (Rough Trade); Julie Weir (Visible Noise); Natalie Judge (Matador Records); Kerry Harvey Piper (Red Grap[e records); Doug D’Arcy (Songlines); Maria Kempinska (Jongleurs). This event is open to anyone working in the music and entertainment industries. Men are welcome (and encouraged) to attend!
DIARY – Date & Time: Wed Apr 21 | 18.00-22.00 hrs | Venue: Cargo, 83 Rivington Street, London, EC2A 3AY
Cost: £15 AIM members; £30 non-members. Drinks are included in the price.
JOE POX: 6 Music
Mark Thompson, DG of the BBC, is looking to bin 6 Music, the corporation’s flagship station when it burst into digital radio at the start of the decade. It doesn’t attract enough listeners to justify the expenditure goes the argument, even though it’s run on a relative shoestring. It is also felt that its job can be spread across Radio 1 and Radio 2. Except it can’t, as otherwise there would have been no need to have invented it in the first place.
Of course, the BBC’s output has dramatically increased in the past 10 years with new radio stations, new TV stations and the iPlayer despite no real increase in the licence fee it runs off.
These extra running costs put immense pressure on the broadcaster and something had to give – in this case possibly 6 Music. There has been lots of wailing in the music industry about what a cruel loss the closure of 6 Music would be – and they’re right.
It has a broad an eclectic playlist, it runs fantastic specialist shows and makes astonishing use of the BBC’s jaw-dropping archive. It does that old “educate, inform and entertain” stuff that Lord Reith dreamed up at the birth of the BBC.
But the grey-haired elephant in the room here is that this is a station that willingly hands over real, actual, human money every month to get George Lamb to soil the airwaves. The sad thing is that all the great stuff 6Music does is unspooled automatically when you point out that George Lamb has a show there. This is a man who shows nothing but barely concealed contempt for both music and his audience. He is, in every conceivable way, the antithesis of 6 Music. He is the pubic hair in 6 Music’s foie gras. You can pick it out, but every subsequent mouthful will remind you of what used to be there, hirsutely staring up at you.
The pathetic fact is that 6 Music undermined any chance of a total defence of its position the very first time Lamb’s mic went live.
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‘No. 1’ With A Bullet: Is Pre-release Killing Our Business? – 10th Mar
JOE TAYLOR: “Currently, we are allowing fans to hear their favourite artist on the radio, read about them in the press, watch them on You Tube and download the music from unlicensed services (e.g. The Pirate Bay, Limewire), yet the one thing you can’t do is BUY the music legally!”
BEN DRURY: “The pre-release widow is probably too long, but probably shouldn’t be scrapped altogether. We support people being able to buy as soon as they hear a track, rather than them obtaining it illegally.”
PETER THOMPSON: “Subjectively, most indies and their artists aren’t bothered about the singles chart. We think the long-term development of artists is more important; the singles chart remains largely impenetrable to indies or to music that isn’t mainstream.”
EMILY MACKAY: “…we’ve had to move away from release windows, particularly singles, due to the same pressures as everyone else – the availability online, legal or illegal, via blogs and radio.”
MARTIN TALBOT: “I can’t think of any rule that could deal with this [closing the pre-release window] without killing the singles chart.”
MUSICTANK AND CREATIVE FUTURES – FREE CREATIVE BUSINESS SUPPORT PROGRAMME
MusicTank and the Creative Futures group comprising Portobello Business Centre, Julies Bicycle, New Media Knowledge, London Film Connection and Portobello Film Festival and the Paddington Development Trust have formed a London-based support and innovations network for businesses working in the creative sector. We’ve done this in response to the huge changes taking place in the global economy and our need to collectively respond to both threats and opportunities thrown up in the madness.
If you’re a developing or an existing business model, seeking new markets, wanting to improve existing performance, looking for investment capital, designing new products or services, analysing energy consumption or designing a green base into your business, the Creative Futures programme is here to help.
Costing only your time, membership is FREE and includes complimentary access to consultancy, seminars and workshops spanning everything from social networking to product development and technology, through to opportunities to participate in pitch camps designed to attract investors and angels, specialist business advisors, customised business planning support and opportunities to develop growth potential.
The events programme kicks-off with Portobello Business Centre’s FREE, 2-day Music Management Course (Apr 23 & 24) – see below. Meanwhile, starting in the summer, MusicTank will deliver a series of events throughout this three-year project that will facilitate higher-level debate, provide incisive music industry intelligence and opportunities to engage with a rapidly changing industry.
Throughout this initiative, participants are encouraged to sign-up to a tailored itinerary of business support and related activity including workshops and seminars from a range of specialist providers, facilitators and advisors. Creative Futures is funded by the European Regional Development Fund.
Can you afford to miss out?
APR 23 & 24: MUSIC MANAGEMENT COURSE
Consultant Boomy Tokan runs the Music Business desk at the Portobello Business Centre and lectures at City University on the Cultural Industries Foundation Degree programme. As a label owner himself with some 20 year’s experience, he addresses Music Business issues from a personal and experiential viewpoint. With his additional knowledge of other business environments, Boomy believes in “Importing Ideas” from those sectors into the Music Business arena.
In order for particpants to get the most out of the course, participants will be invited to a one-to-one session with Boomy Tokan to analyse your business objectives and to complete the registration process ahead of the course itself. Places on the Music Management course are limited please book early. Proof of trading is essential.
DIARY- Date & Time: Fri 23 & Sat 24 Apr 2010 | 10.00-17.00 hrs, both days | Venue: Portobello Business Centre Units 11 & 12, 246 Acklam Road, London, W10 5YG
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Building A Digital Economy: The Importance Of Saving Jobs In The EU’s Creative Industries
This new TERA study, commissioned by BASCAP, (publ. March 2010) predicts losses due to piracy to reach as much as 1.2 million jobs and €240 billion in retail revenue by 2015 in the creative industries most impacted, based on current trends and assuming no significant policy changes.
The study shows that this sector is already experiencing substantial losses. In 2008 the creative industries most impacted by piracy (film, TV series, recorded music and software) experienced retail revenue losses of €10 billion and losses of more than 185,000 jobs due to piracy.
“…We’re approaching a tipping point where investment in our talent will dry up due to mass illegal downloading” – Geoff Taylor, BPI
Full report and separate executive summary are available to download from the following link:
Strategic Skills Assessment For The Creative Media Industries In The UK
Skillset has conducted a comprehensive UK-wide analysis of demand for skills in the Creative Media Industries and also for each UK nation. This Strategic Skills Assessment will inform and shape its priorities for the year ahead.
This research, launched 17.03.10, reveals gaping skills gaps and shortages in the rapidly changing media landscape and can be accessed here:
REVIEW: Music 4.5
Undoubtedly the strength of this conference lay in its focus on innovation and entrepreneurship, showcasing as it did, a plethora of innovative start-ups and concepts centred on digital media making a refreshing change to traditional, tired conference formats. Rivals take note: the modest price included refreshment breaks and lunch, too! And whereas London-based conferences struggle to compete with speaker-returning-to-the-office syndrome, particularly notable was the seemingly low speaker and delegate drop-out rate as the day progressed.
Anyone wondering why the conference was so-named had their curiosity answered during one of the most frank and interesting panels of a packed and mainly fresh agenda. “4.5 is the return on investment required to recoup the money lost in Web 2.0 on ventures that were developed in web 1.0!”, wise-cracked ‘Corporate Financier’ Editor, Grant Murgatroyd who was quick to declare his comparatively straight-laced, non-industry roots.
Pulling no punches and painting a pretty bleak picture as to the rationale behind the City’s risk-averse policy towards music industry investment, Grant was undoubtedly this conference’s star performer, combining witty put-downs with straightforward, “this is how it is” frankness.
The stand-out youth panel was educational as much as it was entertaining and revealing – six 16-18 year-olds giving gut responses to four new whizzy applications presented to them, live on stage for the first time was a bold move on the part of both the organisers and pitching entrepreneurs alike, all pulled-off with aplomb by Digital Youth project’s Julia Shalet. Witnessing knee-jerk responses to the innovative apps and services pitched in a quasi Dragons Den format gave a rare insight to both audience and presenters alike of that rare breed of industry conference participant – the youth consumer.
There were a few ‘misses’; the shortness of some panels barely gave time for any focus or depth which were at times left wanting for tighter moderation and more focus. However, the pace of the conference gave little time to dwell on any imperfections and left us thinking that this is definitely one to watch. For those who missed it there’s another opportunity to catch Music 4.5 in November.
MUSICTANK’S PARTNERSHIP PROGRAMME
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It is our intention that this initiative will become an important component of MusicTank’s longer-term mission: to improve access to music industry knowledge for all in further and higher education, irrespective of status.
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OPINION PIECE: Save 6 Music
For anyone who feels the loss of 6 Music and Asian Network will be a serious blow to UK culture, the BBC Trust represents the best hope of saving them. Although its 12 members will be under intense pressure from BBC management to rubberstamp their stretegic plan, the Trust is in fact an independent body. They’re currently undertaking a public consultation on the management’s proposals and have the (theoretical) power to reject any which aren’t in the interests of license fee payers. Until May 25th 2010 you can help persuade them this is the case.
The key issue is this: the Head of Radio Tim Davie believes that “The BBC offering 9 separate stations is too many.”His strategic goal is to refocus digital radio into just five national brands: Radios 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 Live, and to disperse the legacy of Asian Network and 6 Music within these. To save these small centres of excellence it’s essential to persuade the Trustees that:
- 6 Music and Asian Network make a unique and vital contribution to UK culture;
- their combined cost – one half of one percent of the BBC budget – is outstanding value;
- their contribution will be lost by re-focussing BBC radio into just five national stations.
Either email your views directly to mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org or fill in the online form at http://consultations.external.bbc.co.uk. This can be done anonymously, and non-relevant sections can be left blank.
You can also sign petitions at http://www.38degrees.org.uk/page/s/BBCcuts and http://www.petition.fm/petitions/6musicasiannet/1000/
However if you want to make your views felt more effectively, it may also be worth contacting individual members of the Trust directly. The chairman is Sir Michael Lyons, and the vice-chairman Chitra Bharucha. The ten trustees are: Diane Coyle, Anthony Fry, Alison Hastings, Patricia Hodgson, Rotha Johnston, Janet Lewis-Jones, David Liddiment, Mehmuda Mian, Jeremy Peat and Richard Tait. They can be emailed using the following standard BBC format: email@example.com
If you don’t have time for any of the above, simply pick up the phone and call the BBC Complaints Line. Every complaint is logged, the log of every day’s phone calls is passed back to the BBC Trust. Complaints are one thing the BBC takes very seriously: it was the 40,000 Daily Mail readers who called about Jonathan Ross and Russell Brand that led to their removal.
The number to call is 03700 100 222.
Finally, the very best thing you can do is to pass this information as many of your friends and colleagues as possible.
Source: Information supplied by a 6 Music employee who wishes to remain anonymous
LEVEL 2 AWARD FOR MUSIC PROMOTERS
A new qualification has arrived in the music world. The BIIAB Level 2 Award for Music Promoters has been developed to help set standards of professionalism and encourage best practice. It is considered to be the first step towards promoting and enhancing the standard, quality and legacy of promoters and events. This, in turn, will increase customers’ confidence and have a positive impact of stimulating the entertainments and leisure economy.
BIIAB is the awarding body of the British Institute of Innkeeping (BII), which is the professional body for the licensed retail industry. BIIAB is holding an event to celebrate the launch of the qualification, Tue 27 Apr at Cargo, Shoreditch.
PROUD PRESENTS: UNSIGNED MUSIC COMPETITION
Proud Camden is giving unsigned musicians of all genres a reason to celebrate with the re-launch of ‘Proud Presents’ from Tues 20 April. The platform for undiscovered hopefuls is to be a monthly fixture at the legendary venue, which in recent months hosted household names including Florence and the Machine, Sting and Babyshambles.
While the venue has been at the heart of the local music scene since it opened, the support of amateur talent has recently become more important to its ethos than ever.
Budding stars can submit their work on the Proud Presents blog (http://www.proudpresents.blogspot.com), which will act as a forum for sharing music and seeking advice. The bands with the most public votes, submitted via the blog and directly through Proud, get to play a Proud Presents night; with semi-finals taking place at the end of the year. Just to shake things up a little, the venue will be giving away a record deal and £1,000 to the act with the most public votes!
There is still a great incentive for musicians to get involved even if they don’t make it through to the finals – the crowd pays 100% of their entry fee directly to the band they have come to see and think deserve it, with all unspecified door money to be split evenly between the bands to encourage their growth in the music industry.
ALCHEMY MASTERING – SPECIAL OFFER
Alchemy Mastering is offering all MusicTank subscribers a special discount of £99 p/h for mastering, voice-over and post production, representing a substantial saving on the standard price of £175 p/h. Quote promo code: MT001 on booking. This offer is valid until 31st Dec 2010.
More… http://www.alchemysoho.com/ | T 020 7248 2777
APR 13: PPL VIDEO STORE
PPL Video store is a new online service providing quick and easy access for broadcasters and production companies to source music video content. It will host digital files of the video repertoire licensed by VPL – back catalogue and new releases, major and indie labels – in a one-stop online shop. This is an opportunity to find out how to get your artists’ music videos on the new online PPL VideoStore portal.
DIARY – Date & Time: Tue 13 Apr – 17.30-20.00 hrs | Venue: PRS for Music Basement Bar, Berners Street, London, W1.
APR 15: MFLOW DIGITAL SERVICE LAUNCH
Mflow, the unique digital music service that encourages social music discovery and helps fans recommend and share music in return for a percentage of any resulting sales, has now moved into public beta ahead of its official Apr 15 Launch. The service will be presenting to MMF members on Tuesday 13th April to preview the platform and discuss the full launch campaign.
For an early-bird invite code, go to http://www.mflow.com
APR 17: RECORD STORE DAY
On Saturday April 17 a thousand independent record shops across 18 countries and four continents – including 150 in the UK – will throw open their doors to celebrate Record Store Day, The aim being to highlight the continuing contribution of indie stores to UK music. To celebrate the day, organisers have worked with record labels to secure over 100 exclusive items which will only be available through participating Record Store Day stores. This compares with the 31 exclusives – which all sold out – made available for Record Store Day 2009.
This year’s exclusives incl. The Rolling Stones Plundered My Soul (1000 copies on 7” vinyl of a previously unreleased track from the legendary Exile on Main Street sessions); Tinie Tempah Pass Out (exclusive 500 copy 7” edition of the Number One hit single); Gorillaz feat Bashy,Kano & National Orchestra For Arabic Music White Flag (100 copies of a 10” vinyl edition); The Cribs The Cribs (vinyl album with bonus early demos CD); GoldfrappHead First (500 copies of their new album on cassette).
Alongside the exclusive product, shops will be organising a variety of special events for Record Store Day, all designed to celebrate the contribution made by indie stores to the music community.
Nick Hornby – “Record stores can’t save your life. But they can give you a better one.”
WISE MONKEY: BBC 6 Music
Notes on a week spent listening to 6 Music
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