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CMU’s One Liners: PPL, Kidz Bop, Devlin, more

By and | Published on Tuesday 7 February 2017


Other notable announcements and developments today…

• UK record industry collecting society PPL achieved its largest ever international collections – so royalties pulled in from its alliances with other societies worldwide – in 2016. Global monies were up 34% to £49.1 million.

• US-based children’s music brand Kidz Bop – which puts out albums of kids singing kid-friendly versions of current pop songs – will launch in the UK this spring, working with Universal Music, where Simon Barnabas is “THRILLED” about the venture. I bet he was actually “fucking THRILLED”, but you know, got to keep it kid friendly.

• Devlin has released the video for new single ‘Blow Your Mind’.

• Brian Jonestown Massacre will release new album ‘Don’t Get Lost’ on 24 Feb. From it, this is ‘Fact 67’.

• Japanese rock band Scandal have announced that they will release a 36 track best of compilation in Europe through JPU Records on 3 Mar. Included tracks were selected by fans, plus the band have added two new songs. Here’s a trailer.

• Dominic Waxing Lyrical will release a new album, ‘Rural Tonic’, on 21 Apr. Here’s first single ‘Sugar Daddy’.

• Stormzy has announced a sixteen date UK tour starting at the end of March and finishing with two nights at the Brixton Academy on 2-3 May. Tickets go on sale on Thursday.

• Cabbage have announced three new UK shows in June, following their many upcoming sold out dates. They’ll play The Scala in London on 29 Jun, Birmingham’s Institute 3 on 30 Jun, and the Ritz in Manchester on 1 Jul.

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