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CMU’s One liners: Vevo, ACM, LCD Soundsystem, more

By | Published on Thursday 31 August 2017


Other notable announcements and developments today…

• Tourism Ireland is teaming up with Vevo to create video guides to Irish cities presented by artists – kicking off in early September with Kodaline guiding people around Dublin.

• The Academy Of Contemporary Music will next month open a brand new recording facility at its Guildford campus, which will be used for lessons and masterclasses, and also be available to ACM students to book in downtime. It includes “a large live room suitable for bands and orchestral set ups, a stone-room offering an alternative resonance and sound, alongside a control room complete with an SSL Duality console”.

• Manchester’s Off The Record festival, featuring a line-up of 30 emerging acts only announced the day before the event, and a day-time conference for music makers, will return for a second edition on 10 Nov.

• The next edition of the dance music focused Brighton Music Conference will take place from 25-28 Apr 2018, in Brighton, obviously.

• Here’s a new LCD Soundsystem track called ‘Pulse (v.1)’. It pre-empts the release of new album ‘American Dream’ tomorrow, though doesn’t seem to be on that LP’s track listing.

• Courtney Barnett and Kurt Vile have collaborated on a new album called ‘Lotta Sea Lice’, which will be released 13 Oct. The first single is ‘Over Everything’.

• Want to hear the opening track from the new Godspeed You! Black Emperor album? The LP is called ‘Luciferian Towers’ and is out on 22 Sep. You can listen to the track ‘Undoing A Luciferian Towers’ on Bandcamp.

• The 2018 BRIT Awards will take place on 21 Feb right there in the middle of the O2 Dome in North Greenwich. It’ll air on ITV.

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