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CMU’s One Liners: Spotify, Led Zeppelin, Aziz Ansari, more

By and | Published on Thursday 14 April 2016


Other notable announcements and developments today…

• Spotify founders Daniel Ek and Martin Lorentzon have called on political types in Sweden to address various issues that, say the entrepreneurs, are holding back start-up businesses in the country. Swedish political types can check out Ek and Lorentzon’s blog post here, and in their own language too!

• A plagiarism case against Led Zeppelin is due to head to jury trial, after a judge ruled that there may well be similarities between ‘Stairway To Heaven’ and ‘Taurus’ by Spirit, and therefore a summary judgement would not be appropriate. The case was originally filed in 2014.

• Aziz Ansari and his ‘Master Of None’ co-star Eric Wareheim made an unofficial video for Kanye West’s ‘Famous’.

• Deftones have made a video for ‘Prayers/Triangles’ from their slightly disappointing new album ‘Gore’.

• Bishop Nehru has released new single ‘It’s Whateva’, taken from his new mixtape, ‘Magic 19’, which is out on 3 Jun.

• Kristin Kontrol (aka Dee Dee from Dum Dum Girls) has released another new track. This is ‘Show Me’. Her album, ‘X-Communicate’, is out on 27 May.

• Mitski’s ‘Your Best American Girl’ now has a video, which you should watch by clicking here. Her new album, ‘Puberty 2’, is out on 17 Jun.

• Susanna has released a video for ‘In Need Of A Shepherd’, taken from her new album ‘Triangle’, which is out on 22 Apr.

• Crystal Lake have released a cover of The Ghost Inside’s ‘Wide Eyed’, on iTunes, with all profits going to the US band’s medical fund.

• Daniel Avery will play an eight hour DJ set at Village Underground on 13 May. Though obviously he will have two fifteen minute breaks and an hour for lunch.

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