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CMU’s One Liners: ASCAP, Grimes, Miley, Xfm

By | Published on Tuesday 1 September 2015


Other notable announcements and developments today…

• US collecting society ASCAP has announced two promotions in its London office, with David Ryan Jordan becoming Director, Membership UK & Continental Europe, and Simon Greenaway getting the title Senior Director, Membership UK & Continental Europe. “Sweeping”, says their boss Neil Gaffney, ASCAP’s Senior VP International Affairs.

• Grimes has founded a new “artist co-operative” to be called Eerie Organization, which will release her new album in Canada, and work with other artists on various projects. The first other artist is Nicole Dollanger, with Grimes saying the whole new venture was set up so she could “fucking put out” Dollanger’s debut long player.

• Miley Cyrus used her stint hosting the VMAs circus to announce she had a new album already online. Credited to ‘Miley Cyrus & Her Dead Petz’ and with The Flaming Lips on hand to help, there are 23 whole songs to enjoy. So enjoy them.

• There was lots more chatter about Xfm morphing into a Chris Moyles-headlined Radio X over the weekend. And Kaiser Chief Ricky Wilson seemed to confirm he had a show on the new station with a tweet. We should add, our story on Friday sort of implied that all but three of the station’s current presenters had been axed, which is not what we meant to say at all, line-up info is very much TBA. Meanwhile – to the people asking us what this means for occasional CMU columnist and Xfm DJ Eddy Temple Morris – we can confirm he will be making an announcement this week.

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