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CMU’s One Liners: Universal, Songs Publishing, U2, more

By and | Published on Tuesday 27 October 2015

Universal Music

Other notable announcements and developments today…

• Universal Music Publishing has appointed Luke McGrellis to the role of VP Creative, reporting to the major publisher’s CEO Jody Gerson. He joins from rival publisher Sony/ATV in London and will now be based in LA.

• Independent publisher Songs has appointed music lawyer David Gold to lead business and legal affairs at its New York office.

• U2 are doing this thing with Apple Music that means there’s this bus at the band’s show where fans can watch a virtual reality video. Here’s a photo of one such fan looking like it is the worst thing that has ever happened to them.

• Prince is having another bash at social media, this time on popular photograph sharing World Wide Website ‘Instragram’. Except he’s calling it Princestagram. You don’t come up with something like that and just put it to one side.

• Sleaford Mods have released a video for ‘Silly Me’.

• Kali Uchis has put a new single up on the SoundCloud called ‘Ridin Around’.

• Alessia Cara has announced that she will release her debut album, titled ‘Know It All’, on 13 Nov. This is extremely exciting news.

• Girl Band have announced that they are cancelling all upcoming tour dates “due to health issues in the band”.

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