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By and | Published on Thursday 3 November 2016

UK Music

Other notable announcements and developments today…

• In their continued quest to find out what love is, Foreigner have signed a new brand management deal with Sony’s Artist Legacy Group. “We are looking forward to working with the professionals of Artist Legacy Group who I know are going to make a valuable contribution to the development of the Foreigner brand”, says guitarist Mick Jones. Rock and roll.

• Cross-sector trade group UK Music has a new Director Of Communications all set to start directing some communications. It’s Anthony Barnes of recently appointed Director Of Communications at UK Music fame.

• David Bowie-themed emojis are being included in the next iOS update. At last.

• Oasis are reforming next year and have already been on the phone to a potential support act, reckons Noise11. Yeah, well, we’ll see.

• Alesso has released the video for new single ‘Take My Breath Away’.

• Back after more than a decade, Coldcut have announced that they will release their previously reported new EP ‘Only Heaven’ on 25 Nov, featuring collaborations with Roots Manuva and Roses Gabor. They’ll also play a show at London’s Jazz Café on 3 Dec. Here’s new single ‘Donald’s Wig’.

Revived by Sony Music last year, metal label Music For Nations is now reviving its ‘Speed Kills’ compilation series, with volume seven due out on 2 Dec. The new edition will feature Akercocke, Acid Reign, The King Is Blind and more.

• Moon Duo have announced that they will release their fourth album, ‘Occult Architecture Vol 1’, on 3 Feb. From it, this is ‘Cold Fear’.

• Trudy And The Romance have released a new single, ‘My Baby’s Gone Away’, with a second on the way later this month.

• Laura Mvula has announced that she will be performing at Electric Brixton on 22 Nov. Tickets available now.

• The until now secret line up for the new Off The Record festival taking place in Manchester tomorrow has been announced, complete with info on who picked each act. Check it out on the website or listen to it in Spotify form.

• Music Business Worldwide presented its first ever A&R Awards last night. Were there winners? Oh boy, yes, there were winners. Here are some winners.

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