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CMU’s One Liners: Sony Music UK appoints VP Digital Business, Spotify PlayStation stats, Amy Schumer to support Madonna, and more

By and | Published on Friday 19 June 2015

Sony Music

Other notable announcements and developments today…

• Dorothy Hui has been appointed VP Digital Business at Sony Music UK, joining from Roc Nation. “Welcome”, said Sony Music UK CEO (and Hui’s former Roc Nation colleague) Jason Iley.

• Warner/Chappell has signed a worldwide publishing deal with country trio Lady Antebellum.

• Spotify says that five million gamers have downloaded its app onto their PlayStations since the streaming service partnered with the Sony gaming network in March. And over 785 million tracks have been streamed from Spotify via the PlayStation Music platform. Yay numbers.

• The recently approved Georgia has released the second track from her upcoming debut album. Watch the video for ‘Nothing Solutions’ here.

• Thundercat has, quite unexpectedly, announced that he will release a new mini-album, ‘The Beyond/Where The Giants Roam’, next week. From it, this is ‘Them Changes’.

• Ryn Weaver has released the video for ‘Travelling Song’ from her album ‘The Fool’.

• Beirut have released the video for the title track of forthcoming new album ‘No No No’.

• Editors have released the video for new track, ‘Marching Orders’.

• Iron Maiden will release their sixteenth album, ‘The Book Of Souls’, on 4 Sep.

Approved back in 2013, This Is Head have announced that they will release their third album later this year. This is the first track from it, ‘People’.

• Tickets are on sale now for Let’s Wrestle’s very last show ever. Featuring the band’s original line-up, it will take place at the 100 Club in London on 10 Jul. Details here.

• I often lament that musicians don’t get stand up comedians to support them any more. But now Madonna has announced that Amy Schumer will open for her in New York in September, so maybe that will start the trend again.

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