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CMU’s One Liners: Universal, Coalition Of Chaos, Geri Halliwell, more

By and | Published on Monday 12 June 2017

Universal Music

Other notable announcements and developments today…

• Universal Music in the US last week created the job of VP New Digital Business and handed it to Tuhin Roy. He’ll work with digital start-ups with a view to developing new or future business partnerships between them and the major.

• Warner Music in the US has confirmed the hire of Jeff Bronikowski to the role of SVP Global Business Development/Head Of New Technology & Innovation, which is going to require a rather large business card. Most recently an independent consultant, Bronikowski previously worked for IAC, Echo Nest and Universal Music, among others.

• If you want a second business development appointment at Warner Music, here’s one. London-based Tracy Gardner has been promoted to SVP Global Business Development & Strategy. A more modest-sized business card required this time.

• Chris Butler off of Music Sales last week became Chair of the International Confederation Of Music Publishers. And why not, I say.

• US booking agency Paradigm has promoted five staffers to the role of agent: Tim Corbin, Carly James, Jamila Lyndon, Kiely Mosiman and Paolo Suarez.

• Karen Bradley has been reappointed as Culture Secretary by Theresa Mayhem following last week’s General Election. Bradley will continue to run the Department Of Culture, Media & Sport for as long as Mayhem’s government remains in power. So, till 2pm?

• Geri Halliwell will release her first solo single for more than a decade on 23 Jun. ‘Angels In Chains’ is a tribute to George Michael, with proceeds going to Childline. “When I first heard the sad news of his passing, I was nine months pregnant with my son Monty and I was full of emotions”, says Halliwell. “I didn’t know quite what to do with my feelings so I put it in a song, which became ‘Angels In Chains’. I feel very blessed to have the opportunity to work on this record with Chris Porter and the same team George had hand picked for his own projects”.

• Lorde has flipped out a new track, ‘Sober’.

• Little Mix have released the video for new single ‘Power’, featuring Stormzy.

• The Fall will release a new album, ‘New Facts Emerge’, on 28 Jul.

• The Libertines have announced a tour of seaside towns in September and October, including a headline performance at Margate’s By The Sea festival.

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