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CMU’s One Liners: Machine Management, Kobalt, Ed Sheeran, more

By and | Published on Wednesday 25 November 2015

Machine Management

Other notable announcements and developments today…

• Artist manager and dance music specialist Sophie Bloggs is joining Machine Management from the Three Six Zero Group, bringing clients like Danny Howard and Oliver Dollar with her. She is “excited”. It’s Machine Management founder Iain Watt who is “thrilled”.

• Kobalt’s publishing wing has signed a worldwide administration agreement with veteran country music hit writer Bob DiPiero, covering current and future works. The music firm’s Nashville-based Senior VP of Creative, Whitney Daane, is both “excited” and “thrilled” by the deal. Double the fun.

• Having reached the pinnacle of acting recently when he appeared in an episode of ‘Home & Away’, Ed Sheeran is now making do with what he can get. This week that meant playing a role in the new ‘Bridget Jones’ movie.

• Sparks are releasing a Christmas single. ‘Christmas Without A Prayer’ it’s called.

• Pusha T is releasing a new album on 18 Dec called ‘Darkest Before Dawn’.

• Of Monsters And Men are releasing a new single called ‘Human’ right slap bang on Christmas Day. They’re on tour in the UK right now, but every single show is sold out.

• Have you heard El Vy’s album? It’s very good. Here’s the video for ‘No Time To Crank The Sun’.

• The Dø have released a new video, this one for their track ‘Trustful Hands’. A deluxe edition of their excellent ‘Shake Shook Shaken’ album is out on 11 Dec.

• Lafawndah has signed to Warp and will release an EP through the label on 5 Feb next year. Here’s the video for title track ‘Tan’.

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