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CMU’s One Liners: Spotify in Canada, Cheryl, Avicii x Robbie Williams and more

By | Published on Wednesday 1 October 2014


Other notable announcements and developments today…

• Spotify is now available ‘to all’ in Canada. That’s ‘to all’ as opposed to ‘on an invite-only basis’, aka the first stage of Spotify’s Canadian influx, which had its soft launch back in August.

• 7digital has announced a new deal with the US-based company Spanish Broadcasting System to provided “music offerings” including a radio-style streaming service under the broadcaster’s brand.

• The pop singer formerly known as Cheryl Tweedy-Cole played her quite sweary new single ‘I Don’t Care’ on the radio a bit earlier this morning, with the lark. Talking of which, I don’t care if you listen to it via this link or not, really.

• Faith No More frontman Mike Patton is to release an LP as Tētēma, his and Australian pianist-composer Anthony Patera’s collaborative alias. The “crazed” and v experimental ‘Geocodial’, as it’s titled, will be available via Ipecac Recordings on 9 Dec.

• Having got on to his old pal Takashi Murakami, Pharrell Williams has released a video for his new single ‘It Girl’ featuring animations by the Japanese artist. Check P-Wizzy looking vivid in the clip here.

• Belle & Sebastian have revealed the basic rap-sheet on their new LP, starting and ending with its title (‘Girls In Peacetime Want To Dance’), release date (20 Jan 2015), and the name of its producer (Ben H Allen). Oh, and a ‘making of’ trailer with a bit of an untitled new track on it. Watch that here.

• DJ and man-with-a-child-in-his-eyes Avicii is to team with Robbie Williams on his new single ‘The Days’, which will at least give Williams a stealthy stab at making the BBC Radio 1 playlist. The track, which is the lead single off of Avicii’s forthcoming 2015 LP ‘Stories’, will ‘premiere’ this Friday.

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