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CMU Planner – w/c 1 Jul 2013

By | Published on Monday 1 July 2013

Bon Jovi

So Happy Canada Day everybody. Well, mainly to you Canadians out there. And what a lovely weekend we just had, right?

Though doesn’t the old saying go “sunshine at Glastonbury, rain til Bestival”? So, soak in some cloud this week while reading a brand new Eddy Says column, listening to a playlist from Lescop and checking out our interview with DJ Ben Osborne about the 100th anniversary of electronic music and events he is organising around it.

And now, a round up of music and music business events happening in the next seven days…

Global’s Real Smooth appeal starts. The first ‘case management conference’ takes place on Wednesday in Global Radio’s appeal against the Competition Commission’s ruling regarding its takeover of GMG Radio stations Real and Smooth. In its appeal Global will argue that the Commission did not take reasonable steps to “acquaint itself” with information relevant to the Real Smooth deal, that it lacked evidence in some regions as to how local advertisers made buying decisions, and that it didn’t do sufficient research to prove the deal would result in a “substantial” lessening of competition.

British Summer Time. Following Live Nation’s departure from Hyde Park, after a tricky year in 2012 with weather and complaints from nearby residents, AEG moves in this weekend to show its rival, it reckons, how it should be done. Starting this Friday, there will be ten straight days of entertainment, with music on Friday, Saturday and Sunday of this week and next. Headliners will be Bon Jovi, The Rolling Stones, JLS, Elton John, Jake Bugg and Chic feat Nile Rodgers, in that order.

Vinyl Library opens. A vinyl lending library, called The Vinyl Library, opens in London today. The not-for-profit venture will lend out records for a monthly membership fee – or offer free access to those who donate records themselves.

50 Cent on QVC. Yes, the rap man will be appearing on the shopping channel next Sunday, 7 Jul, to flog his headphone range STREET by 50. So that’ll be fun. And you can pick up Fiddy’s brand of over-priced headphones for the special QVC prize of £149.95 too. We’re told Fiddy’s bit on the network will air at midnight, 3pm and 10pm, and online.

Pete Tong launches new Ibiza club night. Pete Tong will launch a new clubnight, called Le Grand Bazaar, at Ushuaïa in Ibiza on 5 Jul, with it running weekly until 30 Aug, DJs currently lined up to play are Hot Natured, Fatboy Slim and Carl Cox. Damien Hirst is also on hand to create artwork for the night.

New releases. There are some new albums out this week, such as those by Editors, A Grave With No Name, Congo Natty, Waxahatchee and Deap Vally.

Gigs and tours. There are a few one-off shows in London this week. We’re most looking forward to Japanese pop trio Perfume‘s first trip to the UK. Also in town this week are Beck, Odd Future, Anti-Flag and Scritti Politti. Spreading out further with touring activity are Susan Boyle, Smashing Pumpkins, Boysetsfire, Pissed Jeans and Sic Alps.

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