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CMU’s One Liners: Universal Music Publishing signs Ariana Grande, Beirut announces new album, Enrique Iglesias undergoes reconstructive hand surgery, and more

By and | Published on Tuesday 2 June 2015

Ariana Grande

Other notable announcements and developments today…

• Universal Music Publishing has signed an “exclusive, worldwide publishing agreement” with that there Ariana Grande. “Testament”, says UMPG boss Jody Gerson.

• Zach Condon, aka Beirut, has signed to 4AD to release a new album, ‘No No No’. Yes yes yes, it’ll be out on 11 Sep. And looky, here’s the title track.

• Resident Advisor has kicked off a new film series with a first-person account of the Bloc festival. Watch ‘Inside: Bloc’ here.

• Enrique Iglesias has had to undergo reconstructive surgery on his hand, after being injured by that drone at a concert last week, a rep told Billboard.

• Coasts will release their debut album, ‘Coasts’, on 4 Sep through Warner Music. “Our album is about optimism, it sums up a huge journey we have been on as best friends”, says guitarist Liam Willford. That’s nice, isn’t it?

• Krept & Conan have released a new track, ‘FWTS’, from their upcoming debut album ‘The Long Way Home’. The album’s out on 6 Jul, the track is here now.

• Sleaford Mods have announced new tour dates for September and October, which you’ll find here. Their new album ‘Key Markets’ is out on 10 Jul, from it this is ‘Face To Face’.

• PC Music’s Dux Content, aka AG Cook and Danny L Harle, have released a new track called ‘Snow Globe’.

• Skepta has released a remix of his recent single ‘Shutdown’ by Idris Elba.

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