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CMU’s One Liners: The O2 x YPlan, Meghan Trainor, American Football and trillions more besides

By | Published on Friday 21 November 2014

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Other notable announcements and developments today…

• London’s ‘The O2’ has got into bed with live listings app YPlan in a deal that will see the latter become the arena’s official ‘going out partner’, so that’s cute. Set at three years to start with, the alliance will reach to other AEG-owned live spots like the Brooklyn Bowl and Wembley Arena.

• Australia-based streaming service Guvera is now available in Russia and Ukraine in a launch assisted by Ominifone. This is the latest phase in a time of large-scale worldwide growth for the company, which in the past year has spread to sixteen countries in five continents.

• The Beach Boys’ own Mike Love is going to release a book on his life as a Beach Boy titled ‘Good Vibrations: My Life As A Beach Boy’, confirms Billboard, but not until 2016. Biographer James S Hirsh will assist him.

• The back of pop princess Sia’s head is tempting fans to donate to the Kickstarter campaign for her husband Erik Anders Lang’s documentary on golf (GOLF.), ‘Be The Ball’, with incentives like an unreleased cover of ‘Iko Iko’, video greetings, and personalised singing experiences. Sia’s remaining breath isn’t on sale though, sorry. The deadline on the campaign is 17 Dec, so go browse now via this link.

• Healthy popstar Meghan Trainor has said she’ll release her very first LP, titled ‘Title’, on 26 Jan. Which means she probably will. Bear that in mind whilst you view the new video to Trainor’s new single ‘Lips Are Movin’.

• ‘Appaz’ Lorde’s Twitter whipping boy Diplo has made “a record” featuring approved glitch-pop oddity Sophie, and Madonna, and Nicki Minaj. And he’s “going to be releasing it”, says he in this interview with inthemix.

• THE main man Squarepusher is back after a little time away, and will premiere his all-new live show at London’s Barbican on 18 Mar 2015. Get tickets here.

• Emo-tional rock band American Football (pictured), from Chicago, will play their first British shows in… well, ever, in May 2015. The band, who formed in 1997, split in 2000 and reformed again earlier this year, will hit London’s Electric Ballroom (14 May), Leeds’ Brudenell Social Club (15 May) and the Manchester Gorilla (16 May). Tickets go on sale Monday via the AF site.

Approved Sacred Bones-signed artist Amen Dunes, maker of this year’s really excellent ‘Love’ LP, is playing a rare UK show on 26 Nov (so quite soon) at The 100 Club in London. Buy up last minute tickets to that here, and click here to see the video to lead ‘Love’ single ‘Lonely Richard’.

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