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By and | Published on Monday 25 January 2016


Other notable announcements and developments today…

• Alisa Coleman was last week promoted to COO of ABKCO Music. She had been the company’s Senior Executive Vice President since 1985.

• Digital distribution firm FUGA has hired René Andreasi-Bassi, who has a background in broadcasting, to the role of Head Of Digital Marketing & Promotions, and Michael Cassidy, who joins from Liberty Global, to the post of Head of Operations.

• Who reached a billion views on YouTube the fastest? If you said Psy, you are WRONG. Idiot. It’s Adele with her ‘Hello’ video. Everyone knows that.

• Producer Ron Fair has given an update on TLC’s comeback album, funded by Kickstarter supporters last year. “It’s old soul music. It’s 90s throwback music. It’s vintage TLC and I can tell you that their vocals sound exactly the way they did the last time you heard them”, he told Renman Music & Business Live.

• That Steven Tyler off of the Aero Smiths has released a solo single. It’s called. ‘Red, White & You’. Yeah, I thought he was going to say “blue”, but he said “you”. He’s a clever one that Steven Tyler from Air-o-smyth.

• Deftones guitarist Steph Carpenter has confirmed that the band’s new album will be out on 8 Apr. It may or may not be called ‘Gore’. Either way it’s exciting.

• AlunaGeorge have a new single out called ‘I’m In Control’. It features Popcaan. It’s from new album ‘I Remember’, which – you should remember – is out in the spring. Here’s the single.

• Zayn Malik says he’d consider a One Direction reunion “if the time was right”. And despite his seemingly fractious relationship with his former bandmates, he told the Sunday Times “I have no beef”. Excuse me Zayn, please remember we have a weekly column to fill, and you’re really not helping.

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