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CMU’s One Liners: Rob Wiesenthal leaves Warner Music, Blanck Mass scores a film, Zayn Malik covers a rapper, and more

By and | Published on Wednesday 17 June 2015

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Other notable announcements and developments today…

• Warner Music Group COO Rob Wiesenthal is leaving the major – and the music industry – to focus on a start-up called Blade, “the first crowdsourced short distance aviation company”. His now ex-boss wrote a memo about the move. Click here if you like memos.

• Will Young has pumped out the video for his new single, ‘Thank You’. That’s OK, Will.

• As they prepare to kick off their latest UK tour with a show at Village Underground in Shoreditch tonight, The Go! Team have shared three new videos all at once.

• Mac DeMarco has released the video for ‘Another One’, the title track of his new mini-album. It’s a bit odd.

• Blanck Mass will provide a new live score for Italian horror film ‘The Strange Colour Of Your Body’s Tears’ as part of the East End Film Festival on 10 Jul.

• Gabrielle Aplin will be touring the UK in September and October, in the weeks following the release of her new album. The tour will feature a performance at London’s Village Underground on 30 Sep.

• Frank Turner will tour the UK this November, following the 7 Aug release of his new album ‘Positive Songs For Negative People’. The tour will come to a close with a show at London’s Alexandra Palace on 26 Nov.

• Continuing to be reformed, Ride have announced UK shows in October.

• Girls Names will play the 100 Club in London on 19 Oct.

• Liturgy have announced a whole load of European dates, which include shows in the UK and Ireland.

• A recording of Zayn Malik covering Rae Sremmurd’s ‘No Type’ has emerged. Thankfully, it keeps getting taken down. Listen to the original instead.

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