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CMU’s One Liners: Danger Mouse, BMG, VP Records, more

By and | Published on Wednesday 24 February 2016


Other notable announcements and developments today…

• Kobalt Music Publishing has signed a worldwide administration deal with Danger Mouse. Though I read the headline on the press release as “Kobalt sings Danger Mouse”, and then had the ‘Danger Mouse’ theme tune in my head all day. The deal covers future works, of which I’m sure they’ll be many. He is, after all, the strongest, the quickest and the best.

• BMG has announced an alliance with Space Station 12, which isn’t quite as exciting as it sounds. It’s the new record label from Roxette’s Per Gessle. Though, the press release brags that Roxette “remain second only to ABBA as the most successful Swedish recording artists of all time”, so perhaps Gessle could afford to house the label on an actual space station.

• Legendary reggae label VP Records has extended its existing alliance with Warner Music’s label services division ADA, which will now provide physical distribution in North America and digital distribution worldwide. ADA Worldwide boss Eliah Seton is “THRILLED” about it all. Obviously. Who wouldn’t be?

• Remember that new app SoundCloud launched for creators last year, but only on Android? Just imagine if that was available on iOS too! What, haven’t got an imagination? Well, worry not, you need imagine no more. I present: “SoundCloud Pulse: now on iPhone”.

• That new All Saints single is playable here. It is a hell of a lot better than you probably thought it would be.

• Efterklang offshoot Liima have released a new track called ‘513’. Their debut album, ‘ii’, is out on 18 Mar.

• Lafawndah has released a new video for ‘Ally’ from her latest EP, ‘Tan’.

• Kero Kero Bonito have a new track up on SoundCloud called ‘Lipslap’.

• Let’s Eat Grandma have shared another new track, ‘Sink’. It’s the b-side to debut single ‘Deep Six Textbook’.

• The Great Escape has added 150 artists to its festival line-up. 150! That’s loads! And just the Stormzy Spotlight Show is exciting enough. You can get access to them all, plus the CMU Insights @ The Great Escape conference, when you buy your delegates pass.

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