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CMU’s One Liners: eOne, Laika, Frank Ocean, more

By and | Published on Monday 12 September 2016


Other notable announcements and developments today…

• The music division of eOne, which originally grew out of Koch Records, continued its recent move into artist management last week with the news that Dan Stacey and his dance-focused management company Hardlivings was allying with the group, also expanding eOne’s music activities in the UK.

• Music-focused multi-channel network Laika will host the first of two panel events at its London HQ tomorrow. Focused on funding for grassroots artists, tomorrow’s session will look at grant funding, with a second event on 18 Oct focused on crowdfunding. Tickets are £5 – more info here.

• Frank Ocean’s ‘Blond(e)’ is now on Spotify. Makes you wonder what all the fuss what about, in hindsight.

• Red Hot Chili Peppers have released the video for new single ‘Go Robot’.

• Green Day have put out the lyric video for new single ‘Revolution Radio’.

• Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds have released another video to accompany new album ‘Skeleton Tree’. This is ‘I Need You’.

• Tanya Tagaq has released a second track from forthcoming new album ‘Retribution’. This is ‘Centre’.

• Field Music have smashed out previously unreleased track ‘How Are We Going To Get There Now?’ You can hear them talking about that and other stuff on their Spotify radio show.

• Losers have released new single ‘Chainsaw’. The track is taken from their third album, ‘How To Ruin Other People’s Futures’.

• The Featured Artists Coalition announced last week that Joan Armatrading will receive the Artists Artist Award at this year’s edition of the Artist And Manager Awards, which take place on 24 Nov at the Troxy.

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