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CMU’s One Liners: Spotify appoints new CFO, Madonna video goes live (ish), Simon Cowell to receive award, and more

By | Published on Thursday 18 June 2015


Other notable announcements and developments today…

• Spotify has announced former Netflix exec Barry McCarthy as its new CFO. He will step down from the music streaming service’s board, upon which he has sat since February 2014, to take up the hands-on role.

• Evian Christ has signed to Warp Records. His first collaboration with the label will be an installation at the ICA in London on 23-26 Jul, created with David Rudnick, looking at the European Trance War (1998 to present).

• You can watch the video for Madonna’s ‘Bitch, I’m Madonna’ now if you’re a Tidal subscriber (unlikely).

• Icona Pop have released the video for their new single, ‘Emergency’, which is out on 6 Jul.

• Pavement will release ‘The Secret History Vol. 1’, the first of five rarities compilations, through Domino on 14 Aug.

• Ghostpoet has released the video for new single ‘Sorry My Love, It’s You Not Me’, out on 31 Jul.

• Simon Cowell will be honoured at the 2015 Music Industry Trusts Award in November, an event held in aid of Nordoff Robbins remember, so hold that thought.

• At long last, Nile Rodgers is getting a bit of recognition. He’ll receive this year’s BMI Icon Award in LA on 28 Aug. “Thrilled”, said BMI Vice President Catherine Brewton.

• Hudson Mohawke will headline the Roundhouse on 10 Dec. Tickets go on sale tomorrow.

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