news 25th November 2016 Long-term media law client One Lone Boy recently won a televised, national songwriting award, as he emerged the victor in series 1 of Tin Pan Alley aired on Sky via Showbiz TV. Hosted by former BBC Radio 1 DJ Mike Read and supported by the PRS, the series followed 12 songwriters through the creative process with mentoring from industry legends. EP#1 by One Lone Boy is out now via all major digital platforms world-wide. 7th July 2016 CMLG's Nick Tarbitt has been invited to return to the Sound Gallery Recording Studio and Media Centre in Exeter to run several seminars during the summer for music technology students on issues arising in the independent music sector.  More information about Sound Gallery's SiMPTI courses and work experience opportunities can be found at: http://www.simpti.com/home.html 20th November 2015  CMLG congratulates long-term clients The Wholls on the release of their debut single, X21, today.  With radio play on BBC Radio 1 and countless regional stations, the band has already been touted as "the sound of 2016".  Nick and the CMLG team expect big things of these guys next year!  See more at http://www.thewholls.com/ 10th July 2014 CMLG's Nick Tarbitt has been invited to return to Sound Gallery Recording Studio and Media Centre in Exeter to run several seminars during the summer for music technology students on issues arising in the independent music sector.  More information about Sound Gallery's SiMPTI courses and work experience opportunities can be found at: http://www.simpti.com/home.html 17th April 2014 CMLG's Nick Tarbitt has been asked to join other music industry experts to speak at the Lift Off! seminar and networking event to coincide with the launch of new live booking agency Mingle Music.  The event takes place on 17th April at Exeter's Phoenix Arts Centre and will be followed by an evening showcase featuring several talented performers from the Mingle Music roster.  Nick will appear alongside representatives of BBC Radio, the PPL and the DTI, together with leading festival programmers, artist managers and label representatives.  More info can be found at: http://www.minglemusic.co.uk/2014/03/17/lift-off-music- industry-showcase-event/ 22nd March 2014 CMLG's Nick Tarbitt is delighted to have been invited to return to the 6th annual international Analogue To Digital music industry expo in Exeter, UK on Saturday 22nd March 2014 where he will chair an experts' panel in the main auditorium featuring Richard Barbieri (of new wave pioneers Japan and twice Grammy-nominated Porcupine Tree) , Steve Cradock (Ocean Colour Scene), Ville Leppanen (Animal Farm) and Any Watts (Seahorses).   More information can be found at: http://www.analogue-to-digital.com/ 19 Dec 2013 CMLG's Nick Tarbitt recently returned to Sound Gallery Recording Studio and Media Centre in Exeter to run several seminars for BTEC Music Technology students on the independent music sector.  More information about Sound Gallery's SiMPTI courses and work experience opportunities can be found at: http://www.simpti.com/home.html 23 May 2013 CMLG's Simon Bradshaw recently wrote an update on the latest legal issues in 3-D printing, now published by The Society for Computers and Law here:  http://www.scl.org/site.aspx?i=ed32362 18 May 2013   CMLG's Nick Tarbitt is delighted to have been invited to return to the fifth annual international Analogue To Digital music industry expo in Exeter, UK on Saturday 18th May 2013 where he will chair an experts' panel in the main auditorium featuring drummer Ash Soan (Robbie Williams, Faithless, Del Amitri), producer Gavin Monaghan (Editors, The Twang, Nizlopi), songwriter Steve Knightley (Show of Hands), producer Mark Tucker (Portishead, PJ Harvey, Jethro Tull), and Burning Shed Records' Tim Bowness.  More information can be found at http://www.analogue-to-digital.com/ 31 March 2013  Long-term CMLG client The Acoustic Festival of Britain once again take over Uttoxeter Racecourse in Staffordshire on the weekend of 31st May 2013 for a great folk, blues, pop, rock and country festival with headliners The Hollies and The Proclaimers.  Read more at http://www.acousticfestival.co.uk/index.html 07 November 2012 CMLG congratulate long-term clients City TV Broadcasting on securing the backing of Ofcom as the station of choice to run the brand new Birmingham local television output.  See further updates as the count-down to the launch in 2013 begins at http://www.citytvbroadcasting.co.uk/ 02 August 2012 CMLG's Simon Bradshaw was a key member of the legal team which helped Paul Chambers to victory in the recent “Twitter Joke Trial”.  Mr Chambers was convicted in 2010 of making a menacing communication after posting a sarcastic message on Twitter joking about blowing up an airport. On 27th July 2012 the Lord Chief Justice allowed Mr Chambers' appeal at the High Court, holding that the message had clearly been a joke and that the offence under s.127(1) Communications Act 2003 had not been made out. Over the last few months Simon, who has a particular interest in media and communications law, has been instructed by Prieskel & Co LLP to support the appeal via advice and legal research. 11 July 2012 Long-term clients City TV Broadcasting Limited are just a few weeks away from filing their Ofcom application to run a local television channel for Birmingham with the emphasis on local news, culture and sport. They would be grateful for your completion of a short online survey here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/CityTVBirmingham 21 April 2012 CMLG's Nick Tarbitt will be on the industry panel for Making Your Way in the Music Industry at the international A2D Analogue to Digital music expo on 21st April at Exeter Phoenix. Other panel members throughout the day include uber-producer John Leckie, Paul Gray from The Damned and Musicians Union, and radio presenter Emma Scott. http://www.sound-gallery.net/events/analogue-to-digital- music-expo/guest-speakers 17 February 2012 CMLG's Nick Tarbitt will be on the judging panel for all heats and the May final of South West talent competition The Exe Factor at the Exmouth Pavilions in Devon , starting tonight. Bands and musicians are competing for a recording session at Exeter's Sound Gallery Studio and the chance to appear at the annual Exmouth Festival. 01 February 2012 CMLG wish to congratulate Derek Inman, former Chair of Birmingham Forward, upon his appointment to the board of directors of long-term CMLG clients, City TV Broadcasting Ltd. Derek brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the venture, especially from his previous role as a member of Ofcom’s English Advisory Committee and as Head of UK Regions for BT. 07 December 2011 Long-term CMLG clients City TV Broadcasting Ltd are holding new year briefings on City TV and their ambitions for local television in Birmingham.  The events will take place on Monday 9th and Thursday 12th January 2012 at the Birmingham offices of Wragge & Co, commencing at 5.30pm.  The briefings will allow people in the Birmingham business community to learn about and discuss the Local Television Framework, the benefits to Birmingham and how they can get involved in programming.  Spaces are limited so interested parties should please email debradavis@citytvbroadcasting.co.uk  specifying their preferred date. 25 November 2011 In line with our intention to expand our business and profile in the South West of England, CMLG attended the third annual Music South West industry forum in Exeter on 25th November.  Speakers at the excellent event, run by the BMF, included Ed O'Brien from Radiohead, Jonny Dawson of ATC Management, Alan Bearman of Sidmouth Folk Week and Alex Gallagher of Folk Radio UK. 20 October 2011  CMLG co-host the launch of Cornwall Street Chambers' latest exhibition tonight, featuring original works by Midlands artist Sara Huxley-Edwards. 10 October 2011  CMLG's Nashville-based alt-country duo Travis+Julie return to the UK this week to promote their latest single and the album "Moon Girl".  See more at www.travisjulie.com  01 September 2011  Cloud Computing - Legal Analysis  Research conducted by Simon Bradshaw, Chambers' specialist Civil and Media Law pupil, has been published in a number of journals recently. Together with Professor Christopher Millard and Professor Ian Walden at Queen Mary, University of London, Simon analysed the terms of service of cloud computing providers. Further details of the study can be found at: http://www.cloudlegal.ccls.qmul.ac.uk/Research/researchp apers/37188.html 5 July 2011  CMLG's Bruce Drummond appeared on BBC Radio today to provide an expert legal view on the consequences of the 'phone tapping allegedly undertaken on behalf of the News Of The World.  Bruce was the guest of Danny Kelly on his BBC Radio WM afternoon show. 13 June 2011  American CMLG clients, Travis + Julie, release their debut UK single, "Osmosis", today, as a taster for forthcoming album, "Moon Girl". 6 June 2011  CMLG favourites, The Kayas, release their debut single, "I Have Been Waiting", today.  Check out the video and the latest news at www.thekayasmusic.com. 20 May 2011  The CMLG team are looking forward to the Acoustic Festival of Britain which runs for 3 days from today at Uttoxeter racecourse and will see the first UK festival appearance of Nashville's Travis + Julie. 11 January 2011:  CMLG wish to congratulate former NYPD Deputy Inspector Glen Morisano on the US publication of his first book "Good Cop, Bad Money" through First One Publishing and look forward to working with him in the UK in 2011. 7 January 2011:  CMLG are delighted to kick off the new year with the exciting addition of indie-rockers The Kayas to their roster.  Fronted by the charismatic Ad Edwards, The Kayas have already enjoyed national radio exposure and significant taste-maker acclaim.  See more at www.thekayasmusic.com. 13 December 2010:  The final addition of the year to CMLG's growing roster of emerging artists is Reverie, a Birmingham-based guitar band featuring talented cousins Aaron and Adam. The band are already attracting interest from publishers in the UK and the USA and are looking forward to an exciting 2011.