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CMU’s One Liners: SESAC, Music+Sport, Zomby, more

By and | Published on Tuesday 15 September 2015


Other notable announcements and developments today…

• US performing rights organisation SESAC has completed its previously reported acquisition of US mechanical rights firm the Harry Fox Agency, creating the first entity representing both sides of song rights in America. It’s a joined up licensing hoopla extravaganza.

• Music+Sport, the company behind Jockey Club Live amongst other things, has announced a new alliance with Live Nation. The live music giant will book acts and help promote Music+Sport’s events. The Jockey Club Live owner previously worked with AEG Live.

• Zomby has shifted around the Beggars Group a bit, and will release two new EPs through XL next month, rather than 4AD which has put out his last two albums. ‘Let’s Jam’ EPs 1 and 2 are both due out on 9 Oct.

• French documentary ‘Daft Punk: Unchained’ will get an exclusive UK screening at Hackney’s Oval Space on 20 Sep, as part of this year’s Doc N Roll film festival. Tickets are free, but will be doled out via ballot. More info here.

• Jess Glynne has announced new tour dates for February, including a show at Brixton Academy on 20 Feb.

• Deaf Havana have announced a handful of UK tour dates in November, finishing up at London’s Islington Academy on 23 Nov.

• The 2016 BRIT Awards will take place on 24 Feb with Ant & Dec as hosts again, on the off chance that works at the second attempt. Preparation is also already underway to work out what Madonna could trip over this time. Maybe Ant & Dec.

• BASCA has announced the list of people getting gold badges this year. And not just any old gold badges. BASCA Gold Badges, no less. Here it is: Michael Eaton, Peter Gabriel, Mark King, John Logan, Del Newman, Tom Robinson, Leo Sayer, Iain Sutherland, Claire Whitaker, Kim Wilde, Norma Winstone and Chris Wright.

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