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CMU’s One Liners: Liam Gallagher, Childish Gambino, Liz Morentin, more

By and | Published on Tuesday 6 December 2016


Other notable announcements and developments today…

• Liam Gallagher signed a publishing deal with Warner/Chappell last week. Did we mention that? No, we did not. MD Mike Smith is “so pleased”.

• Booking agency WME has taken on the musical adventures of Childish Gambino, aka Donald Glover, which already reps him for film and TV work. Or so says The Hollywood Reporter.

• If you thought Liz Morentin off of Dick Clark Productions would make a swell EVP of Communications And Media for Warner Bros Records in the US, you may just well be her new boss Peter Gray, EVP of Warner Bros Records in the US. Hi Pete!

• So, it was the rather tricky Nordoff Robbins Pop Quiz in London last night, with Warner Music being crowned winners. Though the media team saw CMU, Record Of The Day and Music Week collaborate which, in these politically divided times, is surely what really matters. Which is code for ‘we came tenth’.

• Finders Keepers Records will release Graeme Miller and Steve Shill’s 1983 UK-specific soundtrack for ‘The Moomins’ on 10 Feb. Listen to the whole release here. And for more though unrelated Moomins chat, check out this week’s CMU Podcast. Yeah, really.

• Japanese boyband SMAP will air the final episode of their weekly TV show ‘SMAP x SMAP’ on 26 Dec, after nearly 21 years. This comes after the confirmation earlier this year that the group are to split.

• The Last Shadow Puppets have released the video for ‘This Is Your Life’.

• Bossman Birdie has released new track ‘My Yard’, featuring JME.

• Hurray For The Riff Raff will release new album ‘The Navigator’ on 10 Mar. From it, this is ‘Rican Beach’.

• The Feelies will mark their 40th anniversary next year with their first album for six years. ‘In Between’ will be out on 24 Feb. From it, this is ‘Been Replaced’.

• The Maccabees have announced three farewell shows for next year. They’ll be Manchester’s Apollo on 28 Jun, followed by two nights at Alexandra Palace in London on 30 Jun and 1 Jul.

• Rag N Bone Man will head out on his biggest headline tour of the UK to date next April, including two nights at the Shepherd’s Bush Empire in London on 19-20 Apr.

• The Music Producers Guild and BRITs won’t present a joint Producer Of The Year award this year, seemingly as a result of the previously reported overhaul of the BRITs Voting Academy, or something like that. Shame.

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