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CMU’s One Liners: Sony/ATV, Universal, Deezer, more

By and | Published on Thursday 8 December 2016


Other notable announcements and developments today…

• Sony/ATV has signed a worldwide publishing deal with Norwegian DJ and music maker Alan Walker. Who knew? We did.

• Jeff Temske is now SVP Streaming Strategy & Research over there at Universal’s Capitol Music Group in the US. He’s “THRILLED” about the promotion.

• Nickie Owen is now Director Of International Marketing at Universal Music UK. She’s “absolutely delighted” with the new job.

• Continuing the trend of streaming services hiring ex-radio types, Deezer has appointed Chris Baughen – previously at Radio X – to be its VP Of Content And Formats.

• Nicki Minaj has released new single ‘Ain’t Gone Do It’ via her mobile game ‘Nicki Minaj: The Empire’. So that’s a thing.

• St Vincent has provided the soundtrack to Kristen Stewart’s directorial debut, short film ‘Come Swim’, which will premiere at the Sundance Film Festival.

• Tamikrest have announced that they will release new album ‘Kidal’ on 17 Mar. Here’s a teaser video.

• Anohni has shared the video for ‘Obama’, using the release to urge the outgoing US president to pardon Chelsea Manning in his last weeks in office.

• Six Organs Of Admittance will release a new album, ‘Burning The Threshold’, two days after playing a show at St Pancras Old Church in London. From the album, here’s ‘Taken By Ascent’.

• Thundercat will tour the UK and Ireland next March, finishing up at Heaven in London on 28 Mar.

• Rag N Bone Man has been declared the winner of the BRITs Critics Choice Award. And if you have a problem with that, you’re going to have to find a critic and criticise them. I met a critic once. I can’t remember his name though.

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