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CMU’s One Liners: David Guetta, ASCAP, Vevo, more

By and | Published on Thursday 9 February 2017

David Guetta

Other notable announcements and developments today…

• That David Guetta has signed on with that Scooter Braun’s SB Projects, reckons Billboard. Braun’s firm will work alongside the dancefloor botherer’s existing management.

• US collecting society Simon Greenway has promoted ASCAP to the role of VP Membership UK & Mainland Europe. Or it might be the other way round. I can’t quite remember.

• Vevo has appointed Kevin McGurn, formerly of YouTube multi-channel network Fullscreen, to be its Chief Sales Office. Given boss man Erik Huggers recently told Variety that the mooted Vevo subscription service is not currently a top priority, the video site will need more brand alliances as it ramps up international expansion and original content output.

• The New York Times is bundling Spotify subscriptions in with its own subscription package, though only for new subscribers who sign up for a year. It’s a similar bundle to that offered by the Times in the UK a few years back. Try being more original New York Times. Isn’t it enough that you nicked our Times’ name?

• Paul White has released a new track with Danny Brown called ‘Accelerator’. The video is quite something.

• Lydia Ainsworth has released the video for new single ‘Afterglow’. Her new album, ‘Darling Of The Afterglow’, is out on 31 Mar.

• Bob Dylan will play three nights at the London Palladium on 28-30 Apr, in addition to his previously announced UK shows in May.

• Tamikrest have announced three UK shows, at CCA in Glasgow on 7 May, followed by two London shows at Nell’s Jazz & Blues on 8 May and Café Oto on 9 May. Here’s the video for new single ‘Wainan Adobat’.

• Savoy Motel will play their first UK shows in April, including a date at London’s Moth Club on 5 Apr. Here’s the video for new single ‘Western Version Boogie’.

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