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CMU’s One Liners: Haim, Beverley Knight, Kiiara, more

By and | Published on Wednesday 28 October 2015


Other notable announcements and developments today…

• So, I had a dream last night that Haim signed to booking agency WME for worldwide representation, then I woke up this morning to the news that Haim had signed to booking agency WME for worldwide representation. Unless that was a dream too.

• Warner label East West has signed Beverley Knight. She’ll release her eighth studio album through the label next year.

• Kiiara, who featured in the Approved column a few months back, has signed to a different wing of the Warner world, the mighty Atlantic.

• Universal Music Publishing has signed buzzy, buzzy American singer songwriter Kacy Hill, because someone has to channel all that buzz or there might be an explosion. I mean, she’s on Kanye’s label for recordings, but he just makes things more combustible.

• Distiller Music is getting itself into the live music game, because why the hell not, I say. John Thompson becomes Operations Director of the indie’s new live division, which will offer a bespoke touring and security service.

• Media Insight Consulting is launching a new conference specifically aimed at music industry execs under 35. Fast Forward will take place in Amsterdam next February. Tickets available here.

• So CeeLo Green is releasing a new album called ‘Heart Blanche’ on 6 Nov and from it, this is ‘Mother May I’.

• Sigma have announced that they will release their debut album, ‘Life’, on 4 Dec. Here’s their current single, ‘Redemption’.

• Remember Allie X? Approved back in April 2014. Well, she’s about to release her first EP in the UK. Titled ‘Catch’ after the Allie X song ‘Catch’, it’ll be out on 13 Nov. And here is the Allie X song ‘Catch’.

• I was just saying yesterday about how Alessia Cara is going to release her debut album next month, and now here’s a new track, ‘Wild Things’.

• Rolo Tomassi have released a new video for ‘The Embers’. Rolo Tomassi remain fucking brilliant.

• Foxes is going to play The Roundhouse in London on 4 Mar. Yes, the bloody Roundhouse! She’s going to be playing a load of other UK tour dates around the same time too.

• Say what you like about the MTV EMAs – call them a pointless, vapid, innocuous, tedious, uninspired shit fest if you must, I won’t stop you, because I’m a famous advocate of free speech (plus I saw a bit of last weekend’s show) – but what you cannot deny is that some people won awards in Milan last Sunday (mainly Justin Bieber) and that next year’s edition will be in Rotterdam.

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