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CMU’s One Liners: Amazon, MIDEM, Neil Young and more

By and | Published on Friday 26 September 2014


Other notable announcements and developments today…

• Urban Outfitters is the “number one seller” of vinyl in the world according to… well, Urban Outfitters mainly. I suppose with over 400 stores worldwide, the company has way more shops than any other vinyl seller I can think of. It’s hard to work out how many units it sells, but “number one seller” could just mean highest number of vinyl aisles.

• Amazon’s VP of Digital Music And Video in the US, Bill Carr, is to leave the company by the year’s end. A rep for Carr, who joined the Amazon fam fifteen years ago, has told the WSJ that he has “other plans” but “nothing to share now”.

• Danae Ringelmann, co-founder of crowdfunding site Indiegogo, is going to give the first keynote speech at next year’s France-based music biz tradeshow MIDEM. And guess what, she’s going to talk all-things crowdfunding. Duh.

• Eligible singleton Neil Young has announced an LP titled ‘Storeytone’, which is supposed to come out in November. It has him singing against a big old 92-piece orchestra; talking of which, this is a just-shared orchestral take of Young’s world-saving song ‘Who’s Gonna Stand Up’, which won’t go on ‘Storeytone’.

• Angel Haze has added several rapped verses to a new JRMX remix of The Saturdays’ latest single ‘808’ because, why not? Stream it here.

• The brilliant Jon Hopkins has detailed a new EP that ‘reinterprets’ tracks from his 2013 LP ‘Immunity’. ‘Asleep Versions’ will arrive on 10 Nov, and here is a trailer teasing its contents.

• Punks-on-the-up Sleaford Mods have a new Chris Tarrant-inspired EP on the way, titled ‘Tiswas’. It consists of four new studio tracks called ‘Bunch Of Cunts’, ‘The Mail Don’t Fail’, ‘The Demon’ and ‘6 Horseman (The Brixtons)’ plus title song ‘Tiswas’, which was originally on the band’s ‘Divide And Exit’ LP. Cop it via Invada Records on 24 Nov.

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