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One Liners: AVL Digital, Matador Records, Gaz Goombes, more

By | Published on Thursday 11 January 2018

Gaz Coombes

Other notable announcements and developments today…

• CD Baby’s parent company AVL Digital Group has acquired LA-based AudioMicro, a deal with adds YouTube monetisation platform AdRev, music distributor DashGo and sync licensing service to the business. It’s part of AVL’s bid to widen the range of services it offers independent artist and labels.

• Matador Records’ New York office has made a number of promotions and hires. Rian Fossett becomes Director Of Marketing, with Malcolm Donaldson coming over from Captured Tracks to replace her as Label Co-ordinator. Meanwhile, Ruby Hoffman and Emma Buchanan join as A&R Co-ordinators.

• What’s that? There’s stuff going on at Matador’s London office too? Yes, that’s right. Josh Turner, hired early last year as Label Co-ordinator, is now Product Manager/Label Co-ordinator.

• Chilly Gonzalez has selected the seven participants in his Gonservatory performance workshop. They are Aitua, Dadalu, Dalebi, Fat Tony, Frida Split, Natalia Spiner, Raphael Meinhart. Check them all out here.

• Gaz Coombes will release a new solo album, ‘World’s Strongest Man’, on 4 May. Here’s new single ‘Deep Pockets’. He’ll also play ULU in London on 28 Feb.

• Tove Styrke has released a video for her cover of Lorde’s ‘Liability’.

• There’s a new Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly single, ‘VHS Forever’. New album, ‘Young Adult’, is out on 19 Jan.

• Hookworms have released new single, ‘Static Resistance’. Their new album, ‘Microshift’, is out on 2 Feb. They’ll also be touring February and March.

• Appleblim will release his first solo album, ‘Life In A Laser’, in March. From it, this is ‘NCI’.

• Charlotte Gainsbourg will play Village Underground in London on 29 Mar. Tickets on sale this Friday.

• Check out our weekly Spotify playlist of new music featured in the CMU Daily – updated every Friday.

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