Artist News Business News One Liners

One Liners: Def Jam, Live Nation, Bjork, more

By | Published on Thursday 3 August 2017


Other notable announcements and developments today…

• Universal Music’s Def Jam Recordings in the US has a new CEO in the form of Paul Rosenberg, longtime manager of Eminem, who also heads up the rapper’s Shady Records.

• Former UK Music chief Jo Dipple is joining Live Nation in a lobbying role as SVP Public Affairs. Presumably that will involve sitting across the table from former colleagues at the various UK Music-allied trade groups involved in the anti-ticket touting FanFair Alliance and defending Live Nation’s secondary ticketing businesses Seatwave and Get Me In. Fun times.

• I promised Bjork that I’d hand deliver this message: “I am excited to share with you that my new album is coming out very soon. Warmthness, Björk”. Could someone sign for it so that she knows I delivered?

• Godspeed You! Black Emperor will release new album ‘Luciferian Towers’ on Constellation on 22 Sep. Here’s a video of its packaging. What fun.

• A new video from Mercury Prize-nominated Glass Animals to accompany new single ‘Agnes’? How generous. But you’re still not going to win.

• Garbage have posted a video for their new single ‘No Horses’. There are 25 horses in it.

• The Dillinger Escape Plan will be handed the Outstanding Contribution To Music Award at this year’s edition of AIM’s Independent Music Awards. And there’s nothing you can do about it.

READ MORE ABOUT: | | | | | | | | | | |