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CMU’s One Liners: Danger Mouse’s label, Brian Eno’s speech, Warner’s chart brag, and other nonsense

By | Published on Wednesday 19 August 2015

Danger Mouse

Other notable announcements and developments today…

• Remember how I mentioned Danger Mouse was launching a label with Sony’s Columbia Records. You do remember, right? Because I definitely mentioned it. Well, Danger Mouse is launching a label with Sony’s Columbia Records. It’s called 30th Century Records. And it will release a new record from Autolux and everything.

• We don’t normally do anything with the simple ‘brag releases’ that occasionally come in from this music company or that, though Warner Music’s brag that it released every record in the Swedish album top ten this week, well that might be noteworthy. Or perhaps it tells us more about the Swedish album top ten. But well done one and all, but mainly the charting Warner artists Lasse Stefanz, Ed Sheeran, Hasse Andersson, Mans Zelmerlow, Jason Derulo, Major Lazer, Ulf Lundell, Flo Rida, Galantis and David Guetta.

• You know that gig subscription app called Jukely? Yeah? No? Well, it’s a gig subscription app. Don’t know what that means? Well, they’ve just been announced as headline sponsor for the next Venues Day event, which takes place at Ministry Of Sound on 20 Oct. So go to that and ask them.

• Brian Eno will deliver the annual John Peel Lecture as part of the Radio Festival next month. The wider event has been streamlined this year and will take place on just one day in London on 27 Sep. Eno will examine “the ecology of culture” during his speech, which will also be broadcast by 6 Music.

• A new The Dead Weather album is coming not only my way but also your way next month, on 25 Sep to be precise, via Jack White’s own Third Man Records, naturally. Speaking to Annie Mac on Radio 1 this week, fellow Dead Weatherer Alison Mosshart says of ‘Dodge & Burn’: “It feels so good to put music out into the world, it’s the best feeling ever. I’m really happy that we have things for people to hear, something new”.

• Julian Casablancas off of The Strokes has cancelled a planned North America tour with his other band The Voidz because, and I quote, “we had set out to do something a bit different with these shows and create more of an experience that would be inspiring to our fans as well as to the band. In order to make this work we needed many pieces to fall into place that just didn’t”.

• So what would it be like if Josh Groban put the tweets of Donald Trump to music? Like this, that’s what.

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