Morrissey To Get His Day In Court

A court date has now been set for the libel case of Morrissey against NME magazine, over an interview published November 2007.  According to webzine Pitchfork, the singer claimed NME magazine’s interview was defamatory and portrayed him as racist.  It is also claimed that the magazine “doctored his words significantly and fabricated material”.  Morrissey fanzine ‘True To…

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WOWfest in trouble?

This Friday was the last date for the organisers of WOWfest to pay £140,000 upfront for the policing, fire service and the council. An Isle of Wight Council spokesman told the press  “they would be considering the implications of the non-payment.” Meanwhile Hampshire and Isle of Wight Constabulary has submitted an application for the event’s licence…

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Digital Revenues Overtake Physical Music Sales

During the first quarter of 2012, Digital music revenues have accounted for 55.5% of UK record music trade revenue according to figures released by BPI.  Significantly, this is the first time Digital sales have overtaken physical music revenue sales.  The growth of digital sales has helped to offset a decline in physical sales, and boosted…

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Kitsch Contest Becoming Force For Change?

Tonight, as many ultimate kitsch Eurovision Song Contest parties are planned in the UK, there could be other more serious activities being planned by campaigners in eastern Europe as opposition supporters in Azerbaijan try to use the massive media spotlight that is Euro-Vision, to highlight the country’s poor record on human rights and the plight…

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Gaga denied event licence

Lady Gaga has become the first foreign musician to be denied an event licence by Indonesian authorities.  The concert, which was scheduled to be held  in central Jakarta on June 3, would have been part of a string of dates on the singer’s “The Born This Way Ball” world tour, running from April to October.…

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Village People. Young man……..

“Young man, there’s no need to feel down I said young man, pick yourself off the ground I said young man, ’cause your in a new town There’s no need to be unhappy Young man, there’s a place you can go I said young man, when you’re short on your dough” and on it goes…

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BBC’s Voice Smashes Records

New audition show, The Voice, has reportedly broken BBC records for the most requested show on its iPlayer catch-up service.  According to reports, the show gained over 746,000 views during a 24 hour period, beating previous record holder Sherlock’s 623,000 views in a day. The BBC will be airing the first episode in the live…

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BRITS Blunder Sends Radio Plays In Only One Direction

As well as currently facing a lawsuit for trademark infringement, the pop group One Direction have also reportedly been banned from Global Radio’s Capital FM and Heart brands.  According to Music Week, Global’s executive president and founder Ashley Tabor blacklisted One Direction following an incident at the BRIT Awards 2012.  Having won Best Single for…

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