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CMU’s One Liners: CueSongs, Ticketmaster, Ministry Of Sound, more

By | Published on Tuesday 3 November 2015


Other notable announcements and developments today…

• CueSongs has appointed Luke Vines as COO. He joins from digital asset management company Orange Logic. “Link”, he said in a statement.

• Ticketmaster UK has appointed Matt Webster to the position of Head Of Marketing Operations. He previously worked for PlayStation Music.

• Hater of streaming Ministry Of Sound has got around this problem by launching its own streaming service, called Ministry Of Sound Live. It’s basically an MoS online radio station that you get through a proprietary app. “Famous”, said the company’s famous CEO Lohan Presencer.

• Canadians! You can now sign up for Napster. Are you excited? “Local”, said the company’s CFO Ethan Rudin.

• Midem – you remember Midem, right? – has moved its 2016 50th anniversary dates to 3-6 Jun, a week earlier than previously planned. It is also launching an awards event, because Lord knows the music industry needs more awards. “Better”, said the conference’s Jérôme Delhaye, in an award-winning quote.

Sufjan Stevens covered ‘Hotline Bling’ by Drake.

• Everyone thought The Stone Roses were going to make a big announcement yesterday, but it turned out they’re just playing some gigs next year.

• Wiley has been given a new MOBO award – a paving slab. He chose to place it outside the school he attended in Bow. “It’s extra special as and my father also attended this school as a young lad’ ,said the rapper. “I hope it inspires all young people and encourage them to know that if I can do it, so can they!”

• You thought they’d already decided which is the UK’s best small venue, but no, we have to start the process all over again. The NME has announced the finalists for its annual prize.

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