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CMU’s One Liners: Official Charts website, Björk radio show, Pete Doherty video, Music Week awards

By and | Published on Friday 20 February 2015

Official Charts Company

Other notable announcements and developments today…

• You all noticed that the Official Charts website revamped earlier this week, right? No? What are you people doing with your lives? It includes a “mammoth database”. Good news for people seeking to track the movement of every mammoth that ever lived. Plus I now know Perry Como was at number three on 30 Jan 1953. Go see at

• US collecting society ASCAP has promoted Lynne Lummel to the role of Exec VP at its newly created Transformation Management Office which will be “essential in helping ASCAP implement new best-in-class, innovative tools and services for our constituents”. So now you know.

• Not to be outdone in the announcing new appointment stakes, rival collecting society BMI announced this week that Ann Sweeney is taking on the new government relations role of Senior VP of Global Policy. That will include an international relations element from the summer. “Deep” said BMI CEO Mike O’Neill, to whom Sweeney will report.

• Björk co-hosted TriAngle Records’ Rinse FM show this week. Oh, you missed it? Well, don’t tell anyone but you can listen to it here.

Musical phenomenon PC Music is heading to SXSW this year. Info and new AG Cook track, featuring Hannah Diamond, here.

• LoneLady has released a video for her track, ‘Bunkerpop’.

• Pete(r) Doherty has made a video for his Amy Winehouse tribute, ‘Flags Of The Old Regime’.

• Charlotte OC is to release a new EP on 16 Mar, called ‘Burning’. Here’s what I guess you might call the title track, ‘If My House Was Burning’. If my house was burning, I’d probably not stand around singing about it.

• Girl Band are going to release an EP called ‘The Early Years’ with five good songs on it. Here’s one of them, their very good cover of Blawan’s ‘Why They Hide Their Bodies Under My Garage?’

• Jacco Gardner has written a new album. Not just written it, recorded it too. And now plans to release it. He’s a smart cookie, that one. It’s called ‘Hypnophobia’, is out on 4 May, and he’ll play a gig in London on 24 Apr. At the 100 Club. Here’s ‘Find Yourself’.

• Well, the nominees have been announced for this year’s Music Week Awards. Here. The Publisher award and the one they hilariously still call The Strat will be announced on the night (ie 9 Apr at the Grosvenor Hotel).

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