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CMU’s One Liners: Google Play, Amon Tobin, James Arthur, more

By and | Published on Tuesday 8 September 2015

Amon Tobin

Other notable announcements and developments today…

• Alex Vlassopulos, formerly off of digital music service provider Omnifone, has joined Google in a business development role within its Google Play wing, after just under a year as VP Of Business Development over at Rdio.

• Peugeot’s new Fractal concept car features sound design by Amon Tobin. The producer has created a sound that “plays when the driver opens the doors using the smartwatch remote system. What follows is a unique electric coupé driving experience offering a wealth of sensory exploration”. Yeah.

• Over a year since he ‘moved on’ from Syco, 2012 ‘X-Factor’ winner James Arthur has revealed on Twitter that he has signed a new major label record deal and will release a new album in 2016.

• Ólafur Arnalds and Nils Frahm will release their third collaborative EP on 2 Oct. ‘Loon’ will feature five synth-based compositions. This is one of them, called ‘Four’.

• Song, By Toad has released a new compilation featuring “the very finest lo-fi, slacker, outsider pop tunes Scotland has to offer”, titled ‘David Cameron’s Eton Mess’. Listen here.

• Babymetal are set to play Wembley Arena on 2 Apr next year. I think we should all go.

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