WEDNESDAY
17 OCT 2012

WHAT IS THIS?
The CMU Daily, to which you are subscribed. Unsubscribe info is at the end of the bulletin.

CLICK HERE to read this online

SUBSCRIBE:
Colleagues who want to subscribe can do so for free here online.

NOTE: Make sure you enable images to see this e-bulletin properly.

 
Q&A: JACK CLOTHIER, ALCOPOP! RECORDS
Alcopop! Records was founded in 2006 by Jack Clothier and Kevin Douch (the latter also founder of the Big Scary Monsters label). Initially launched as a singles club, the company has gone on to sign bands including Johnny Foreigner, Stagecoach, My First Tooth, Sam Isaac and Ute. In the run up to this year's AIM Independent Music Awards - where Alcopop! is nominated in the Best Small Label cataegory - CMU's Chris Cooke spoke to Clothier about the label's history, the challenges and successes of its six years in business, and more more>>
 
APPROVED: JOANNA NEWSOM - LOOK AND DESPAIR
Joanna Newsom was guest of honour at the Treasure Island Music Festival on Sunday, playing a set featuring the first airing of new track 'Look And Despair'. As mythical and rich in strange citations as anything on the Carolina harpist's 'Have One On Me', it has that 2010 LP's same bright, pliable quality, lighting between arcane folk parables and bluesier phrasings as only a Newsom original can. It's bright to the ear, but less so lyrically, and sighs to a close with its gaze on dark cities, forlorn "tributes" more>>
TOP STORIES
- Ray Charles Foundation changes position on status of soul star's songs
- Church hits back at Murdoch's "celebrity scumbags" tweet
AWARDS & CONTESTS
- Video awards People's Choice shortlist announced
IN THE STUDIO
- Jonas Brothers discuss new material
RELEASE NEWS
- Portishead songwriter scores woodland walk
- Justin Vernon directs Bon Iver video
- Strife to release first album for eleven years
GIGS & TOURS NEWS
- Gary Barlow to tour
- Hype Williams playing London show
FESTIVAL NEWS
- Festival line-up additions
BRANDS & STUFF
- Justin Bieber appointed Adidas 'style icon'
- Trent Reznor announces Beats alliance
THE MUSIC BUSINESS
- Metropolis Studios to offer reduced rates for indie musicians
- Warner to meet with money lenders
- Mills comments on Adele profits
THE MEDIA BUSINESS
- OfCom refuses to amend Heart Cornwall's licence obligations
AND FINALLY...
- Quarter of funeral homes have songs black list
YOUR ARMY - ONLINE PR OFFICER
Your Army Promotions are looking for a dynamic new publicist. The ideal candidate will be knowledgeable about electronic music and be passionate about online media - regularly reading online music sites and seeking out the best new blogs. Social media strategy is a bonus.

For more information including a full job description and how to apply click here.
   
DANCE MUSIC ENTHUSIAST
Driven 'Big Room'/commercial dance music enthusiast with a desire to work in the music industry required. Exciting opportunity to work at a leading music promotions company. Full time, three month temporary contract with potential for permanent role. Must be extremely organised and target driven.

For more information including a full job description and how to apply click here.
 
   
RESIDENT ADVISOR - C# .NET DEVELOPER
RA is currently seeking a brilliant London-based developer. This full-time position is based in Shoreditch, East London. This position offers a fantastic opportunity for growth. We aren’t looking for someone to come in every day, sit in the corner and write endless reams of code. We want you to be involved in the day-to-day activities of the company in order to offer the best solutions and improvements to help ensure Resident Advisor remains one step ahead of the game.

For more information including a full job description and how to apply click here.


RAY CHARLES FOUNDATION CHANGES POSITION ON STATUS OF SOUL STAR'S SONGS
The Ray Charles Foundation has changed its position regarding songs written by the late soul star currently owned by Warner/Chappell, from which it receives royalties in accordance with the late musician's will. As previously reported, the Foundation sued Charles's children in March after they tried to reclaim ownership of the songs from which the charity earns a royalty.

Under American copyright law, songwriters can reclaim ownership of copyrights they previously assigned to a music publisher 35 years after their original deal. That rule was passed in the late 1970s, and the 35 year term only applied to deals done after the new law was enacted (for existing copyrights the term was longer), so is only now really coming into effect. The Charles family, like a number of veteran songwriters, are now trying to exercise that right to reclaim control of their father's works.

But the Foundation doesn't