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CMU’s One Liners: Cameron Strang coming to Canada, Jessie J leaving Australia, Earl Sweatshirt staying right where he is, and other pop scheduling information

By | Published on Wednesday 18 March 2015

Jessie J

Other notable announcements and developments today…

• Canadian Music Week has announced that big man at Warner Music, Cameron Strang, will give a keynote at this year’s conference. He’ll be interviewed by Mobilium Global CEO Ralph Simon on 9 May.

• Sony Music Nashville CEO Gary Overton has announced that he is leaving the company. “I will deeply miss the talented team at SMN, but I am also excited about starting the next chapter of my career”, he said in a statement.

• Due to a “sudden illness”, Jessie J has cancelled the last three dates of her Australian tour. “If I could magic myself better and be there I would”, she claimed.

• Bloc Party have “started recording” a new album, Kele Okereke told Triple J yesterday. And as proof, he performed a new song called ‘Exes’. Nice try, Okereke. It proves nothing. NOTHING.

• Squarepusher’s put out another track from his new album, ‘Damogen Furies’, ahead of his sold out show at the Barbican tonight. This one is called ‘Stor Eiglass’ and you can hear it here.

• Django Django have also put out a track from their new album. This one is called ‘Reflections’, and is available over here.

• Rainer featured in the Approved column not once but twice back in 2013. They won’t be hurried though. They’re only now announcing their debut album. Out on 18 May through Kissability, it’s called ‘Water’. Here’s a track from it, called ‘Nocturn’.

• Earl Sweatshirt is going to release a new album called, ‘I Don’t Like Shit, I Don’t Go Outside’. Like, next week. Here’s a track from it.

• JME has put out a fifteen minute documentary about the making of his new album, ‘Integrity’.

• Raekwon will release a new album called ‘Fly International Luxurious Art’ on 28 Apr. It features Ghostface Killah, Snoop Dogg, Rick Ross, 2 Chainz, French Montana, Busta Rhymes, A$AP Rocky, Estelle and Liz Rodriguez.

• The Line Of Best Fit has filmed CMU fave Emilie Nicholas performing a live version of her single, ‘Grown Up’. Look, here it is.

Approved last summer Ryn Weaver has announced that she will release her debut album on 18 May. It’s called ‘The Fool’.

• Somerset House’s Summer Series will return in July, with artists performing including Jessie J, George Ezra, Kwabs, Belle & Sebastian, and James Bay. Full details here.

• Reports that Liam Gallagher is one the verge of launching a solo career are “totally fabricated”, if you were wondering.

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