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CMU’s One Liners: Capitol, AXS, Dice, more

By and | Published on Wednesday 20 April 2016

Universal Music

Other notable announcements and developments today…

• Universal’s Capitol Music Group in the US has appointed a new Senior Director of A&R in the form of Chris York. He was most recently A&R Director for CMG’s IRS Nashville unit.

• AEG’s tickets business AXS has appointed ticketing industry veteran Gile Bayliss to the role of Business Development Director within its Europe division. “Relatively”, says Bayliss. “Together”, says his new boss Rob Byrne.

• Ticketing app Dice has appointed former Uber and Red Bull marketing man Sam Hancox to the role of Marketing Manager to help “expand and deepen Dice’s offering as it prepares for UK and global expansion”.

• The LA-based Musexpo conference is returning to the UK after a few years without a London edition via a partnership with Music Week. The event will return to the capital’s Millennium Hotel from 18-20 Sep.

• Laura Mvula has released her new single ‘Phenomenal Woman’. Inspired by a poem of the same name by the remarkable Maya Angelou, Laura says of the song: “I wrote this anthem to raise up our women”.

• Róisín Murphy will release her new album, ‘Take Her Up To Monto’, on 8 Jul. Here’s first single ‘Mastermind’.

• Just Jack has released a new single called ‘Alchemist’. It’s taken from new EP ‘Life Lessons’, which is out on 6 May. Watch the video here.

• Deerhoof has released a new song. The new song is called ‘Debut’. It is not their debut, but you should listen to it anyway.

• Joker has announced that he will release a new EP, ‘The Phoenix’, on 6 May. From it, this is ‘No Face’.

• Broods will release their second album, ‘Conscious’, on 24 Jun. Here’s the first single, ‘Free’.

• Slipknot frontman Corey Taylor will play a solo show at Koko in London on 8 May.

• The Levellers are heading out on a UK tour in November and December this year to mark the 25th anniversary of their 1991 album, ‘Levelling The Land’.

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