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CMU’s One Liners: Deutsche Grammophon, Meghan Trainor, Black Sabbath, more

By and | Published on Friday 4 September 2015

Clemens Trautmann

Other notable announcements and developments today…

• Universal Music yesterday announced that it had appointed Dr Clemens Trautmann to the role of President at its classical label Deutsche Grammophon, reporting into both the major’s Central Europe chief Frank Briegmann and top classical man Dickon Stainer. He starts in his new role on 1 Dec.

• The Young Guns Network’s Buzz Jam hack day event, in which six teams of musicians, managers and coders will set out to create a new musical instrument, will include the input from three Sony Music artists that have just been confirmed: Don Broco, Tālā and The Beach. The whole thing happens at London’s Red Bull Studios on 19-20 Sep.

• Prefuse 73 has signed a new deal with Lex Records. The label will release various new projects from the producer next year. And you can catch him live at The Laundry in London on 2 Oct.

• Meghan Trainor is recovering after vocal surgery. She would like movie recommendations.

• Kelela will release a new EP, title ‘Hallucinogen’, on 9 Oct through Warp. From it, this is ‘Rewind’.

• El Vy, aka The National’s Matt Berninger and Menomena’s Brent Knopf, have released a new song, ‘I’m The Man To Be’. Watch the video here.

• Black Sabbath have announced a 24 date tour across North America and Australasia which they are promising will be their last. And they’re calling the tour ‘The End’, so I believe them. Three of the band’s four founding members will be involved. Guess who isn’t.

• Alvvays will headline the Shepherds Bush Empire next Friday. They are very good live, you should go.

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