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CMU’s One Liners: Kobalt, Universal Music, BBC Radio 2, more

By and | Published on Friday 27 January 2017


Other notable announcements and developments today…

• Kobalt’s digital distribution platform AWAL has put together a micro-site presenting stats about how the music it reps did on the old streaming networks last year which – although mainly about how AWAL acts performed – also has some more general nuggets of information about streaming trends. It’s here.

• Universal Music has announced that its key London sites – including its main HQ in Kensington and those Abbey Road Studios – are now getting their power from Ecotricity, which gets most of its energy from the good old wind and sometimes super sun. So, next time you’re moaning about the mega-major, remember not to use the firm’s carbon footprint in your ranting, because that’s all fine.

• BBC Radio 2 is bringing back its country-focussed pop-up station for the third year running, to coincide with the C2C: Country To Country festival at the O2. It’ll be available via DAB from 9-12 Mar.

• Rag N Bone Man has released a new song called ‘Skin’. So that’s something.

• Yasutaka Nakata, Charli XCX and Kyary Pamyu Pamyu have released the full video for ‘Crazy Crazy’.

• Austra have released the video for ‘I Love You More Than You Love Yourself’. They’ll be over here in the UK for shows in March.

• Swet Shop Boys have released the video for ‘Zayn Malik’. As in, their song ‘Zayn Malik’, not the Zayn Malik. Although I’m sure he’s welcome to watch it too.

• So Below has released the video for ‘Hard’. As previously reported, she has her first UK shows coming up.

• Wiley’s going to get the Outstanding Contribution prize at the NME Awards. Quite right.

• Jay-Z: Not a fan of being asked questions about Donald Trump.

• Slayer: All over the fucking shop on Donald Trump.

• Nigel Tufnel: Not a fan of inauguration crowd estimates.

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