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CMU’s One Liners: Kings Of Leon, Sony/ATV, Epitaph, more

By | Published on Tuesday 8 November 2016

Kings Of Leon

Other notable announcements and developments today…

• Kings Of Leon have signed a new deal with US collecting society SESAC to collect their performance royalties. “Few rock bands have garnered a global following as extensive as Kings Of Leon”, claims SESAC CEO John Josephson.

• Sony/ATV has signed up a load of new artists to its neighbouring rights roster. Lady Gaga, Sting, Nile Rodgers, Mark Ronson, Slash, Snoop Dogg, Ginger Baker, French Montana, Grace, Kyla, Erick Morillo, Alan Walker, plus the estates of Lou Reed and Amy Winehouse are all on board, while The Weeknd and Pharrell Williams have extended their existing deals.

• Cooking Vinyl Australia and Epitaph Records have announced a new label services partnership, which will see the latter’s Dave Jiannis join the former as Senior Product Manager. “We are THRILLED”, says CV’s Stu Harvey. “I see”, adds Jiannis. “We are really looking”, chips in Epitaph’s Dave Hansen.

• More speakers have been announced for next year’s FastForward conference in Amsterdam. Among the new additions are Warner/Chappell’s Mike Smith, Communion’s Claire Mas, 7digital’s Emma McIntyre, Warner Music’s Emmy Lovell, and Deloitte’s Nina Kahn. “We are hugely excited”, says FastForward founder Chris Carey.

• Green Day have released the video for new single, ‘Still Breathing’.

• The BBC is releasing a new compilation on 18 Nov featuring some of Terry Wogan’s favourite music. “Over the years I shared many happy memories with Terry, and this album is the soundtrack to all of them”, says ‘Weekend Wogan’ producer Ste Softley. 50% of profits will go to Children In Need.

• Metronomy’s collaboration with Robyn, ‘Hang Me Out To Dry’, is out now as a single.

• Cosima has released a new single, ‘Hymns For Him’. “‘Hymns For Him’ is about trying to put love into a relationship where it really does not exist”, she says.

• Jaakko Eino Kalevi has shared the video for ‘I’m Always Crying (Itken Aina)’, his cover of Véronique Vincent & The Honeymoon Killers’ song. It’s right good.

• Diana have shared new single, ‘What You Get’. Their new album, ‘Familiar Touch’, is out on 18 Nov.

• Japandroids have announced that they will be touring the UK in April and May next year, finishing up at The Shepherd’s Bush Empire on 6 May.

• Jess Glynne and MNEK will both receive the ASCAP Vanguard Award at the ASCAP Awards in London on Thursday. ASCAP President Paul Williams is “THRILLED”. Glynne “can’t even believe” it. And MNEK is “grateful, honoured and humbled”.

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