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CMU’s One Liners: Capitol, 7digital, Music Glue, more

By and | Published on Thursday 1 September 2016

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Other notable announcements and developments today…

• So, has Greg Marella, recent promo chief at Kemosabe Records, been appointed Exec VP Of Promotion at Universal’s Capitol Music Group in the US? That’s today’s trivia quiz. “Oh yes” is the answer. And how does Marella feel about his new gig? Yeah, you guessed it. Actually he’s “beyond THRILLED”. What’s beyond “thrilled”? Basingstoke I think.

• Music distribution and data crunching outfit Revelator has announced a new $2.5 million in funding in an investment round led by Exigent Capital. Here’s founder Bruno Guez discussing his business with CMU last year.

• 7digital has announced a new deal with Canadian ‘all-in-one streaming service’ Playster. The UK firm will power the music section of a catalogue which also includes books, audiobooks, movies and games.

• Direct to fan firm Music Glue has hired Neil Robertson to be its new Head Of A&R for Australia. “I’ve always been impressed with Music Glue”, says Robertson.

• DJ Shadow will be selling off hundreds of records from his personal collection in LA next week. If you can’t make it, it’s being billed as ‘The First Annual DJ Shadow Storage Sale’, so you’ll get another chance.

• Health have released a new single, ‘Crusher’, through the Adult Swim Singles Club.

• Machinedrum will release a new album, ‘Human Energy’, on 30 Sep. Here’s first single ‘Do It 4 U’.

• Jimmy Eat World have only gone and released another new song. Look, here’s ‘Sure And Certain’.

• Agnes Obel has released new single ‘Golden Green’. Here it is.

Here’s the video for Jenny Hval’s new single ‘Conceptual Love’.

• The Radio Dept have released new single ‘Swedish Guns’ from their upcoming new album ‘Running Out Of Love’.

• Suiyoubi No Campanella have released a new single, ‘Matsuo Basho’.

• In October, Immersive Music is putting on a special event themed on David Bowie’s 1972 album ‘The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars’. More details and tickets here.

• Crystal Castles will be touring the UK in November.

• Conor Oberst will be touring the UK next February, in support of his new solo album ‘Ruminations’, which is out on 14 Oct.

• Boris will be touring the UK in December to mark the tenth anniversary reissue of their ‘Pink’ album.

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