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By and | Published on Wednesday 20 July 2016

Universal Music

Other notable announcements and developments today…

• Maria Alonte is now SVP of Film & Television Synchronisation for the US-based Universal Music labels Def Jam, Republic and Island. She previously worked as SVP Film & TV at Dr Luke’s label and publishing firm.

• Rebecca Kane Burton, currently General Manager at the big fat O2 tent in London, is moving over to Really Useful Theatres where she will be MD. Really Useful chief Andrew Lloyd Webber is “absolutely delighted” with the hire, while Kane Burton herself is “THRILLED’ about her new gig.

• There’s a new book coming out about the music in the films of David Lynch called ‘Beyond The Beyond’. The book “so perfectly describes my music, and our longtime, warm and personal working relationship”, says the director’s long-time musical collaborator Angelo Badalamenti.

• Alt-J drummer Thom Sonny Green has released another new track from his upcoming solo album. Here’s ‘Palms’.

• Billy Bragg and Joe Henry have released another track from their forthcoming album of railway-themed covers. This is their version of Jean Ritchie’s ‘The L&N Don’t Stop Here Anymore’.

Here’s Sleigh Bells’ new single, ‘Hyper Dark’.

• Goat will release new album ‘Requiem’ on 7 Oct. From it, this is ‘Try My Robe’.

• Connie Constance has released her new single, ‘Lose My Mind’. Here’s the video.

• Former At The Drive-In guitarist Jim Ward features on this new song by Prints Jackson, ‘Sail On Phaelon’.

• Gothic Tropic have released the video for new single, ‘Stronger’.

• The Pet Shop Boys will be touring the arenas of the UK next February. Tickets on sale this Friday.

• Those Pixies will be touring the UK at the end of November and on into the beginning of December. They’ll start with two nights at that Brixton Academy in London on 28-29 Nov.

• Grace Jones has been announced as the replacement for MIA at the Afropunk London festival.

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