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CMU’s One Liners: Spotify, Childish Gambino, Tove Lo, more

By | Published on Thursday 1 December 2016


Other notable announcements and developments today…

• Spotify has launched its latest thing, Singles. The series features artists turning up to the streaming service’s own studios to record one of their own songs plus a cover. The feature launches with 20 artists, including John Legend, Tove Lo and Andrew Bird. Listen here.

• Music-savvy marketing agency Frukt has named Shirley Richter Hughes the new Managing Director of its US operations. Hap Deneen is promoted to SVP and Jesus Gonzalez joins as VP Music Partnerships. “We are THRILLED to have our US leadership team in place”, says Frukt Global MD Dom Hodge.

• Childish Gambino’s new album will be available in “Virtual reality limited edition vinyl”. What does that mean? Who knows, his website doesn’t really explain. Let’s all pre-order it anyway.

• Tove Lo has released the video for ‘True Disaster’, taken from her new album, ‘Lady Wood’. The clip has been scooped out of her previously released short film, ‘Fairy Dust’.

• Craig David has released the video for his new single ‘Change My Love’.

• Loyle Carner has released the video for his latest single, ‘The Isle Of Arran’.

• Gaika has released the video for ‘Glad We Found It’, taken from new EP ‘Spaghetto’. Catch him live at Corisca Studios in London tonight.

• Michael Kiwanuka has cancelled his North American tour. The shows were due to begin in Philadelphia last Sunday, but initial dates were pulled. A statement says that Kiwanuka “has vocal damage and has been diagnosed with tonsillitis and under doctor’s orders, is unable to perform”.

• Beyonce, Kendrick Lamar and Radiohead are reportedly headlining Coachella next year.

• Muse have been announced as the first headliner for next year’s Reading and Leeds festivals.

• Primavera has announced its initial line-up for 31 May-4 Jun next year, with Frank Ocean, Arcade Fire, Bon Iver, The xx, Aphex Twin, Grace Jones, Slayer, Solange and Van Morrison among the performers.

• Ahead of a sold out show at The Scala tonight, Honeyblood have announced that they will play Koko in Camden on 16 Jun next year.

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