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CMU’s One Liners: Sony/ATV, Warner Bros, Sam Smith, Foo Fighters, and more

By | Published on Tuesday 9 September 2014

Sam Smith

Other notable announcements and developments today…

• Sony/ATV has added human man Max Paproth to its Pan-European A&R team. A Senior Manager A&R & Creative at the major publisher’s Berlin office since 2013, he will now have a Europe-wide focus working under President Guy Moot, who is confident he’ll “bring proven success and a real hunger” to the job.

• Warner Music has appointed Howard Gabriel to the role of Executive Vice President of Marketing for the Warner Bros label in the US, he joins from Sony’s RED business. “His tremendous creativity, entrepreneurial drive, and approachable leadership style make him a perfect fit” says Warner CEO Cameron Strang.

As here verified, the Pet Shop Boys will begin making their new LP in November. This November. The end.

Approved one-man-garage-band Ty Segall has peeled off a trippy new viewer-interactive video for the title track off his latest LP ‘Manipulator’. Here it is.

• Ventriloquist’s-dummy-come-to-life Sam Smith, pop’s flavour du jour, has announced a big tour consisting of eight UK shows. It starts 16 Mar. Find listings and tickets here.

• Foo Fighters are going to play three tiny, tiny, TINY gigs in UK clubs this week, linking in with their headlining this year’s Invictus Games closing do. And whilst the band haven’t said where and when the gigs are yet, it might be an idea to stay alert to the band’s Twitter for erm… alerts.

Also-approved London band Real Lies have confirmed a local show at The Garage on 7 Oct. Get tickets here, and check RL’s new A-side single ‘Dab Housing’ here.

• It’s the Xperia Access Q Awards everybody! Yes, get your iPhones out to vote on who should win one of the music mag’s gongs, with shortlists now compiled and the final stage of reader voting underway. Vote here, the awards are on 22 Oct.

• The Saturdays’ Una Foden (the Irish one) has revealed she’s to bear a royal pop baby, her second child (so far), next year. Making it all ‘offish’ via Instagram, she said she and her family were “very happy” with the special news. As am I!

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