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CMU’s One Liners: BASCA badges, Sound Women, Paul McCartney, Tālā, Daft Punk and more

By | Published on Wednesday 10 September 2014


Other notable announcements and developments today…

• The British Academy of Songwriters, Composers And Authors has announced it will present this year’s Gold Badge Awards on 14 Oct to Peter Cornish, Anne Dudley, Gary Farrow, Mo Foster, Bob Geldof, Nicky Graham, Derek Griffths, John McLeod, Alison Moyet, Tim Reynish, Kate Rusby and Jo Whiley.

• Sound Women, the organisation promoting women’s involvement in the radio/audio biz, will officially unveil Annie Nightingale, BBC Radio 4’s Jane Garvey and Magic FM’s Angie Greaves as its patrons at a special event at Hispaniola in London on 26 Sep (tickets available here). “It’s a huge privilege and in a way a responsibility”, says Nightinale of the appointment.

• Tons and tons of artists (like Bob Dylan, Brian Wilson and the great Jamie Cullum) have paid ‘homage’ to Paul McCartney via a new 42-track covers compilation titled ‘The Art Of McCartney’. It’s released on 17 Nov, and will also feature The Cure (and Paul’s son James on keyboards) doing over The Beatles’ hit ‘Hello Goodbye’. Have a listen to that here.

• Following lots of to-ing, fro-ing, a signing to Rough Trade and many isolated solo shows, ex-Hype Williams oddment Dean Blunt has given a release date to his latest LP, ‘Black Metal’. In short, it’ll be released on 4 Nov. Get the tracklisting and details of Blunt’s forthcoming live activity via XLR8R, and click here to see/hear featured track ’50 Cent’ by itself.

• The approved Ms Tālā (pictured) has moved on from her very excellent three-track ‘Serbia’ EP with the first inkling of a new EP titled ‘Black Scorpio’, which is arriving soon via Aesop. Take in the title track via this link.

• Also would you like to watch a clip of a forthcoming film with a pair of actors posing as Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo and Thomas Bangalter, aka Daft Punk, in it? I thought you might. The film’s title is ‘Eden’, it’s directed by Mia Hansen-Løve and stars ‘Frances Ha’ aka Greta Gerwig. It premieres this Sunday at the Toronto Film Fest. Check the trailer and a quick plot synopsis via Pitchfork now.

• Both Avicii and Cher have cancelled upcoming live shows due to ill-health. Avicii has put all upcoming appearances on indefinite hold because of “overriding health issues from a previous surgery”. Cher has postponed two shows in the US after contracting an acute viral infection.

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