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CMU’s One Liners: Ed Sheeran, Capitol Records, Venues Day, more

By and | Published on Tuesday 5 April 2016

Ed Sheeran

Other notable announcements and developments today…

• Ed Sheeran has signed a new deal with booking agency CAA for his live activity outside North America. The musician’s agent, Jon Ollier, moved to CAA from the Free Trade Agency last year.

• Andrew Keller is the new VP of A&R for the US wing of Capitol Records, by the way. “He’s got great ears”, says Capitol Music Group COO Michelle Jubelirer. I’m so glad you noticed.

• Cross-sector trade group UK Music has been announced as headline partner of Venues Day 2016, the annual event for the grass roots live community run by the Music Venue Trust. The event is on 18 Oct. So if we Brexit in June, and Scotland then declares independence in September, England Music at Venues Day it is!

• Would you like to watch Gold Panda hanging out with his gran? Well, the video for his new single ‘In My Car’ is for you.

• Kali Uchis has released a new single, ‘Only Girl’. Produced by Kaytranada, it features Vince Staples and The Internet’s Steve Lacy.

1 new track by Dim Mak-signed producer duo Botnek that people who’ve been tricked into clicking on links will understand.

• Singer-songwriter Gordi will release her debut EP, ‘Clever Disguise’, through Jagjaguwar on 13 May. From it, this is ‘Can We Work It Out’.

• Michael Kiwanuka is touring all over the UK and Ireland in October. Check his website for dates. And click here for new single ‘Black Man In A White World’.

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