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CMU’s One Liners: BPI Sync Mission, Brapp, Jayonce, more

By | Published on Tuesday 24 May 2016


Other notable announcements and developments today…

• Nine artists and composers have received Arts Council funding to perform and/or pitch their music at the BPI, MPA & UKTI Sync Junket, sorry, I mean Mission to LA next month. Performers: C Duncan, Jones, Lonelady, Stealth. Composers: AIM, Neil Davidge, Oly Ralfe, Richard Anthony Jay, Samuel Clarke. “Outstanding cohort”, says ACE’s Helen Sprott.

• A new music social networking app (no, not that one) has partnered with the Boom Bap Festival. Brapp aims to link rappers and vocalists to producers, and will be sourcing artists to perform on the hip hop festival’s main stage this year.

• First Jay-Z was rumoured to be preparing a response album to Beyonce’s ‘Lemonade’. Now the word is that they’re recording a joint album to answer questions about “Becky with the good hair”. A short press release would do, guys.

This is what Kanye West was up to in 1997.

• Hey! Ariana Grande has released the video for ‘Into You’.

• Not only that, Alicia Keys has released a video for ‘In Common’ now.

• And Loyle Carner has released a video for ‘Stars & Shards’.

• Meanwhile, Elle Exxe has released a video for new single, ‘Lately’, and also announced a live ‘Exxtravaganzza’ at The Old Queens Head in London on 6 Jul.

• Breaking the cycle, The Julie Ruin don’t have a video, but they have put a new track called ‘I’m Done’ on SoundCloud.

• The Julie Ruin might be done, but I’m not because Yoni & Geti, aka Yoni Wolf and Serengeti, have released a video for their track ‘Madeleine’.

• Madness? Well, Madness have announced a UK arena tour at the end of the year.

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