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CMU’s One Liners: Sony/ATV, A2IM, MOBO Awards and more

By and | Published on Thursday 4 September 2014

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Other notable announcements and developments today…

• Radio 1 music boss man George Ergatoudis will be named International Music Industry Person Of The Year at the MUSEXPO music business conference in LA next April. More at

• Record industry trade bodies AIM and BPI are teaming up with UK Trade & Investment to stage a trade mission to India to coincide with the country’s NH7 Weekender festival and the Mix Radio Music Connects conference in November.

• Sony/ATV has promoted Jennifer Knoepfle to Senior Vice President, Creative at its LA office. The change comes among a series of West Coast A&R changes.

• US indie label group A2IM have also made a number of changes. Molly Neuman is now Vice President replacing Jim Mahoney; also in new roles are Jennifer Masset as Senior Director, Fawn Goodman as Industry Relations and Communications and Marcus Assenmacher as Operations Manager. Phew.

• The MOBO Awards are back in London after a five year hiatus. The event will be held at Wembley Arena on 22 Oct.

• Ultra has signed top remix man Kygo. Chris Martin recently asked him to remix Coldplay’s track ‘Midnight’ and he’s due to be producing original material to be released later this year.

• Ms Lauren Hill has announced a very special show at Brooklyn Bowl, London, on 28 Sep, after recently selling out two consecutive shows at Brixton Academy.

• The Good Times In The Park Festival has been cancelled due to technical difficulties. The Norman Jay helmed event was due to be held in Wormwood Scrubs on 13-14 Sep. All tickets are refundable though, yay!

• Yeah Yeah Yeah’s frontwoman Karen O has released a new track called ‘Day Go By’, which you can listen to here. She’s also playing a couple of intimate shows at London’s Bush Hall on the 4-5 Oct, you can try to get your hands on some tickets here.

• Kele’s got a new video out for his song ‘Doubt’ which you can view here. He’s got an EP coming out on 13 Oct called ‘Trick’ too.

CMU approvee The Bug has announced that his new EP ‘Exit’ will be released on 6 Oct through Ninja Tune. You can stream insect-themed track ‘Black Wasp’ here.

• BBC Radio 3 has announced a Christmas carolling competition… starting today. Listeners (who have not previously been professionally published) are challenged to compose under a specially commissioned poem by Susan Hill. Better whip the old violin out then. More details here.

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