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CMU’s One Liners: Apple regains position as most valuable brand, Capitol US appoints new COO, tech IPO plans, and more

By and | Published on Thursday 28 May 2015


Other notable announcements and developments today…

• Apple has regained the title of most valuable brand in the world from Google, according to the BrandZ global brand power list, which is a thing. But don’t worry Google, our analysis confirms you are still the bigger cunt. And if you think that’s offensive, someone said “acqui-hired viral quotient” in CMU HQ yesterday, for which we can only apologise.

• Universal Music announced earlier this week that Michelle Jubelirer has been promoted to the role of Chief Operating Officer at its Capitol Music Group division in the US where she will “focus on the company’s business strategy and development” and liaise with UMG big cheeses. And who wouldn’t want to do that? Me.

• Norman Abdul Halim, Executive President of leading Malaysian independent record company KRU Music and one third of the pop group the label is named after, KRU, has joined the main board and Asia regional board of the International Federation Of The Phonographic Industry.

• Assuring that – if and when it decides to float – Spotify will join a party of other big tech IPOs, both Buzzfeed and Snapchat have confirmed they have plans to go the IPO route. I put together a hilarious listicle about this, but I posted it to Snapchat and you all you missed it.

• Tyler, The Creator has said that Odd Future are “no more”.

• Azealia Banks is going to star in a film directed by RZA about an aspiring rapper in New York torn between following her dream and finishing school, according to Deadline.

• Amy Winehouse documentary ‘Amy’ will receive its UK premiere at the Edinburgh Film Festival next month.

• Django Django have released the video for new single ‘Shake And Tremble’. Here it is.

• 4AD is re-issuing Cocteau Twins albums ‘Tiny Dynamine’ and ‘Echoes In A Shallow Bay
The Pink Opaque’ on 17 Jul.

• Mikal Cronin has premiered the video for his new single, ‘Say’, on Funny Or Die. It’s a parody of Paul Simon’s ‘You Can Call Me Al’.

• Julian Casablancas And The Voidz have released a thirteen minute video for their eleven minute song ‘Human Sadness’. Have a look.

Lindstrøm has remixed ‘Painted’ by MS MR. Cool.

• Vessels will play Oslo in Hackney on 17 Jun.

• OOFJ are going to play two London shows next month, at the Shacklewell Arms on 3 Jun and then The Waiting Room on 6 Jun.

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