Published on 2nd October 2015 at 15:52
You must have heard about how in the last 10 years the council has shot down legendary UK venues such as the 12 bar and Madame Jojo’s in the Soho area, where UK subculture thrived for hundreds of years before. Maybe you have thought that soon, there won’t be a place where you can hang out after a tiring day at work. Because if things keep changing so fast, the beating heart of London will soon be replaced by retail money grabbers of soulless corporations. What they don’t know is that the highest bidder won’t keep London alive. It’s something that local people do. And here’s some proof of that.
Published on 9th December 2014 at 23:04
Freedom Faction, FFRUK's first signing, are supporting the mighty Ruts DC at The Waterfront in Norwich on Friday 12th Dec 2014. Freedom Faction are an old-school punk band with a modern edge, many varied influences combine into a frenzy of quality noise that's not to be missed. There isn't much to say about the Ruts - simply one of the best outfits to emerge from the early punk scene and still a force to be reckoned with today. Venue: The Waterfront, 139-141 King Street, NR1 1QH Norwich, Norfolk Event info: https://www.facebook.com/events/367252176758255/ Tickets: http://www.ueaticketbookings.co.uk/events/ruts-dc---the-waterfront-studio--12-12-14-.aspx
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Published on 28th May 2012 at 16:29
In bringing a class-action lawsuit against Universal Music over digital music revenues, musicians trigger a big objection from Apple.
Published on 2nd May 2012 at 10:38
Aftermath Records, a division of Universal Music Group, is about to go to trial in a case that will determine what money is owed over digital music to producers of many hit Eminem records. Meanwhile, in another case -- a class action against UMG brought by many musicians including Rob Zombie, the estate of Rick James, and others -- the plaintiffs are demanding to see trial exhibits, expert reports, depositions and other documents from the Eminem case. The discovery request has brought a strong objection from Apple Inc., which is trying to shield these documents from coming out. Among the evidence being sought is a deposition of Steve Jobs, which when it was first produced, led to the extraordinary move by the judge of ordering most everyone out of the courtroom, including UMG's employees. The lawsuit from F.B.T. Productions, producers of many hit Eminem recordings, against Aftermath has been closely watched in the music industry since the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals determined that the plaintiff was correct in asserting that a contract between the parties should be read as treating digital music as "licenses" rather than "sales." The two sides are about to go to trial to figure out exactly how much that is worth. PHOTOS: Apple Products in TV and Movies Because F.B.T. already has had much success and is at a more advanced stage -- a trial on the threshold questions was held in 2010 -- the plaintiffs in the class action want access to the documents produced in that case for their own litigation against UMG. But Apple is resisting, filing an objection to a motion to modify a protective order. On the eve of the F.B.T. case, almost all documents in the case have gone into lockdown. Ever since THR published a leaked audit that highlighted the millions of dollars at stake, the parties have become super-protective of evidence in the dispute, and the judge has been willing to accommodate the immense secrecy. The musicians in the class action want to pierce the veil, but Apple contends that depositions given by Jobs and senior vp Eddy Cue, as well as other documents related to Apple's business relationships with UMG and other record labels, are "highly confidential and proprietary trade secrets." In support, Apple points to the fact that when the depositions were taken, many individuals, including UMG employees, were sent out of the room. When Jobs' deposition was played before the jury, the judge also closed the courtroom, ordered many people to leave and had the transcripts from the trial sessions filed under seal. In the class-action suit, which recently survived another attempt by UMG to dismiss, the judge directed the parties to meet and confer and file a motion in the F.B.T. case to seek relief from a protective order. Apple, however, says the plaintiffs haven't shown how the requested documents are relevant. Instead, Apple faults the attorneys for the musicians bringing a motion for documents that is "broad but indiscriminate." If the documents are released, the company says it will experience competitive harm. Source:Hollywood Reporter - 4/30/2012 by Eriq Gardner http://apps.facebook.com/thrsocial/thr-esq/apple-steve-jobs-deposition-universal-music-317999
Published on 1st March 2012 at 16:25
Published on 1st March 2012 at 14:01
Jimmy Cliff Returns To London On May 18thJIMMY CLIFF Reggae legend returns to indigO2 ahead of the release of his new album 'Re Birth' Friday 18th May indigO2 at The O2, Peninsula Square, London SE10 0AX Tube: North Greenwich Tickets: ranging from £20 - £45 + BF. Doors open 7pm Tickets available from www.theindigo2.com / www.ticketmaster.co.uk _____________________________________________________________________________ Following an almighty set last year, Jimmy Cliff will take to the stage at London's indigO2 this May - returning by popular demand to perform a monumental set. As a singer, songwriter, musician and actor, Jimmy Cliff will be performing all of his greatest hits including "You Can Get It If You Really Want", "The Harder they Come" (soundtrack to the film in which Jimmy starred) and "many rivers to cross". Jimmy Cliff's London show marks the release of his much-anticipated new album; Re Birth set to be released this Summer. Set for a brilliant night of live reggae, there will also be an aftershow party with DJ's playing a selection of reggae classics. Hailing from Jamaica, Jimmy Cliff is a potent musical forced recognised globally for his contribution to film and music, he's toured with the likes of Peter Tosh and collaborated with Sting, Joe Strummer, Wyclef Jean and many others. Last Summer Jimmy Cliff completed a packed-out UK tour during which he graced festival stages and venues all over Europe. _______________________________________________________________________________________ TICKET INFO: Tickets available from www.theindigo2.com / www.ticketmaster.co.uk KINGS ROW VIP £50.00 £50.00 (£45.00 Ticket + £5.00 Fees) SIDE BALCONY £39.00 £39.00 (£35.00 Ticket + £4.00 Fees) CENTRE BALCONY £22.50 - £39.00 £22.50 (£20.00 Ticket + £2.50 Fees) £39.00 (£35.00 Ticket + £4.00 Fees) DOWNSTAIRS STANDING £33.25 £33.25 (£30.00 Ticket + £3.25 Fees)
Published on 8th January 2012 at 06:00
New Album Release From The Duel.
‘All Aboard The Crazy Train’"Everything about this album reeks of Rock N Roll. Certainly the best album I've heard in 2012. I love it! 10/10 " - Steve DIY, Streetvoice (Oct 24, 2011) .'All Aboard The Crazy Train' proves that The Duel are getting better every album and have more and more to offer". - Gem Pitt, Vive Le Rock Issue 5 (Nov 19, 2011)
Click on the Album Cover and follow the link to purchase on ITunesThe Ringmaster , The Ringmaster Review (Oct 01, 2011) "Every track is showcased by a wall of sound a pastiche of emotion riding the waves of techno and LIVE, garage and REAL TIME PASSION=PUNK!" - Angie Bowie, La Musica (Jun 01, 2011)
Published on 25th November 2010 at 14:52
We are sorry to announce that the Release Helpline is due to close UNLESS it receives some funding from the private sector to continue. Relase have set up an official Facebook for this cause and this is what it says on it :
'Without new funding, the Release helpline will close. A lot of our calls come directly from the government's drugs line FRANK, because they do not have our expertise or knowledge. But the government won't give us any funding. HELP save the HELPLINE'
While some people understand the importance of the work of Release, some less informed people think 'it's only junkies so why bother' we can say this, because we have heard people mockingly say this first hand.
Anyone who has been addicted or is addicted or has had a loved one who's gone thru hell or who has lived with some one's addiction hell KNOWS how important Release's work .. Started by Caroline Coon 43 years ago and continued brilliantly by many over the years, who had and are working there now ... this is not the time for services like this to be kicked out of our society.
It feels like these days we only have each other. Man must save Man. If we don't where will it all end up?
Please do your bit and at the least share the information on Release facebook to all your friends or if you can help any more please get in touch with Release direct.
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Published on 10th November 2010 at 15:20
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Published on 6th July 2010 at 12:17