Pop Music Activism

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  1. aquaplex

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    Island is part of Universal who have been fab recently in the UK.

    However there is so much to ask Universal UK and i can’t overstep the mark so I can only ask for a few things at a time and even when digitised, I can’t then just instantly give more. Come to Life is high on the list to them.

    They’ve done a good run in the last month and a half - allSTARS*, Emmie, Stephen Gately, Emmie and getting the S Club album back online.
     
  2. Alex

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    Aww no I understand. Hopefully if she has a new album out soonish theyll see fit to get it up :]
     
  3. Slave

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    Sorry - I'm always trying to ping things your way on Twitter when I see someone mentioning something that's not digitised (the second Hear'Say album was the latest one).

    It's been a great run lately - if the requests are dying down a bit, is there any scope to diversify a little? The interview you did recently about the whole process was fascinating, and I'm sure other outlets would be interested in running something like that.
     
  4. Christian

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    Wasn't Come To Life self-released or something? She might well own the rights herself and is too busy/tight to cough up for it to be shoved on the streaming services.
     
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    It was released digitally in the UK for about FOUR MINUTES before being pulled and miraculously I stumbled upon it and downloaded it just in time.
     
  6. aquaplex

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    It’s not a case of the requests dying down, the requests are increasing at a rapid rate. It’s more there’s few requests to labels that are close to digitisation. I also bit off more than I can chew and had too many releases on the go that I couldn’t juggle or keep track of!

    Come To Life whilst funded by Natalie (Malabor Records or something), it was licenced to Universal and they still hold rights.
     
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    After emails to Sony US’ legal team



     
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    Pipo Gossip is the devil’s telephone, best to hang up!

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    hi I need the Sugababes Change and Sweet 7 in the Americas please. bunch of greedy CUNTS.
     
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    And another Gloria



    Any requests please put them here - I'm having them fired at me (sometimes not so politely) from all directions so need somewhere to keep track of them - https://www.popmusicactivism.com/requests
     
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  11. Sheena

    Sheena MAKE IT QUICK, LUCILLE!

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    That mix of “I’m Not Giving You Up” is the ABSOLUTE LIVING TITS :disco:
     
  12. aquaplex

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    Love that mix. The edit is a bit sloppy when the beat comes in though!

    A little niche but this weeks...


    Next week should see an album return and the release of a single.
     
  13. Christian

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    Super work as always @aquaplex – this stuff is often not to my taste but my word I'm glad someone is championing it!

    I'd LOVE to know the day to day machinations of the record industry that means it make sense to let all these kind of rights expire. I'd have a fleet of poorly paid interns combing through my back cat for stuff about to suffer rights death if I had control of the reigns for a day.
     
  14. Ag

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    I suspect it's because streaming makes virtually nothing.
     
  15. aquaplex

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    Let’s go girls
     
  17. aquaplex

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    All My Love is a bop!!
     
  18. Ag

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    Never heard of her, considering #11 in 1998 should be forefront of memory.
     
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    All my love is basically Luther Vandross' Never too much with her rapping shit on top, I don't get it. :square:
     
  20. aquaplex

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    Here is the alternate new music Friday

    Four today with three of them being UK Top 5 hits! And Kelle Bryan’s unreleased second single.








     
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  21. Devil

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    Ooh, I do like that A+ song
     
  22. aquaplex

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    Groovejet is on Spotify no?
     
  25. aquaplex

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    Nope. Well kind of. The extended mix is but on a random compilation (which could go offline at anytime). So it’s not really

    Deliberately mentioned that given that sophie is likely to notice this tweet
     
  26. lolly

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    There's the live version from Read My Lips as well, which I'll take over that mix.
     
  27. VoR

    VoR Forever in our hearts #Justice4Barb

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    This may not fall into your pop remit @aquaplex, but if you could drop a line about the self-titled Antony & The Johnsons album, that'd be great. I'm surprised it's not there already really.
     
  28. Slave

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    The whole digital platform in relation to '90s/'00s pop acts is so bizarre. It's the same with YouTube - loads of acts have licensed their videos to REALLY niche platforms. Which I guess would have been with good reason at the time, but it seems bizarre that someone like Lisa Scott-Lee wouldn't have half her not-all-that-substantial catalogue on YouTube. If the song is LIKELY to pick up a few views then surely that's the place.
     
  29. aquaplex

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    Firstly this trash came online of its own accord


    And managed to get this online
     
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    LIFE finds a WAY!
     
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  31. Christian

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    I think I heard this version before the original and didn't mind it :D

    Still waiting for Ross to filter through to Apple Music but superb work nonetheless @aquaplex :disco:
     
  32. VoR

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    I still remember the Moopy speculation at the time that Sex on Fire was going to be Tina Cousin's COMEBACK SMASH

    Halcyon days.
     
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  33. Ag

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    It's a banger.
     
  34. Devil

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    It's the absolute tits :disco:
     
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    It’s the absolute PITS!
     
  36. Devil

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    It's obviously rubbish, but mixed with the video of old Tina getting felt up it really is a masterclass in how to do Z grade (fabulous) crap.
     
  37. aquaplex

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    Yeah oddly that and the audience haven’t come through to Apple so guess an issue at their end.
     
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    Ross still not on Apple Music – Steve Jobs to apologise from beyond the grave :evil:

    Also, did Diana Ross really have to be quite so unimaginative with her album titles? I mean Ross (1970), Diana Ross (1976), Ross (1978), Diana (1980), Ross (1983)... :zombie:
     
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    Yeah Theaudience hasn’t made it onto Apple either yet...
     
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    Having banged a few out a bit back, it’s been a little quiet

    Universal are working on getting Theaudience on Apple - suspect the cover art isn’t HQ enough for apples standards.

    In the meantime, some 2015 Eurovision
     

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