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CMU’s One Liners: The Naked And Famous, BMG, IFPI, more

By and | Published on Friday 8 July 2016

The Naked And Famous

Other notable announcements and developments today…

• The Naked And Famous have signed a “multi-faceted” deal with Kobalt Label Services, because you can never have too many facets. KLS will support the band’s own Somewhat Damaged label in releasing a new album this autumn.

• BMG has appointed Zach Katz to the role of President US Repertoire And Marketing, overseeing all repertoire and marketing for both the publishing and recordings side of the business in America. The promotion follows the decision of the music rights firm’s President Creative & Marketing, Laurent Hubert, to step down.

• Global record industry trade group IFPI has promoted Dr David Price to the role of Director Of Insight & Analysis. He’ll be in charge of analysing how much YouTube is fucking up the music industry, and producing the group’s regular ‘We Hate Fucking YouTube’ insight reports. And maybe some other things too. I don’t know.

• PRS For Music Foundation has announced it is involved in a new initiative called Resonate which is “encouraging professional orchestras to programme into their repertoire the best pieces of British music from the past 25 years”. It’s a joint venture project with the Association Of British Orchestras – info here.

• James Murphy’s ‘Subway Symphony’, originally intended to brighten up New York’s underground rail system, has now been installed in a new underground park, The Lowline. Here’s LCD Soundsystem’s Nancy Whang to explain more.

• If you thought Sigur Rós’s 24 hour ‘slow TV’ film seemed a bit long, you can now watch it as a five minute timelapse. If that still seems too long, I’m afraid I can’t help you.

Adam Lambert’s put out the video for ‘Welcome To The Show’.

• Wild Beasts have another single out. Well, it’s the done thing when you have an album imminent, isn’t it? This one’s called ‘Big Cat’ and here’s the video.

• Lady Leshurr’s released a video for new single ‘Where Are You Now?’ Wiley’s on the track, though he seems to have been busy on the day of the video shoot.

• Hanni El Khatib’s has released a new track called ‘Come Down’. Here it is.

• Voting is now open for this year’s DJ Mag Top 100 DJs poll. I bet the public end up voting to just leave the club. Idiots. Anyway, submit your votes here.

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