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CMU’s One Liners: Instagram, Pixie Geldof, Bpoplive, more

By | Published on Thursday 2 June 2016


Other notable announcements and developments today…

• Garth Brooks has signed a new deal with William Morris Endeavor for worldwide representation in music, film, television, books, endorsements and anything else that might come to mind. Maybe he’ll play those shows in Ireland now.

• Instagram has announced a load of new tools for business users, including new profiles and analytics, mainly to help the social network grow its own ads business.

• Pixie Geldof has announced her debut album, ‘I’m Yours’, which will be released on 16 Sep. “‘I’m Yours’ represents every single human I’ve ever loved in my life”, she says of the record. Here’s a song from it, ‘So Strong’.

• Maria Usbeck has released videos for ‘Moai Y Yo’ and ‘Uno De Tus Ojos’.

• Meshuggah have announced a tour of the UK and Ireland next January, which will conclude with a show at The Forum in London on 20 Jan. Tickets on sale tomorrow.

• Bpoplive will not stop in its mission to get young people voting in the EU referendum. In the (unofficially) pro-Brexit event’s third attempt to book a line-up of acts who won’t immediately pull out, they’ve scored former Eurovision winners Bucks Fizz. Who for legal reasons have to be called Formerly Of Bucks Fizz. Whatever the name, it’s sure to get the kids on board. And rumour has it Team Bpop have also booked an Elvis impersonator.

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