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CMU’s One Liners: Vevo, Ministry Of Sound, Deerhunter, more

By | Published on Wednesday 14 October 2015


Other notable announcements and developments today…

• Vevo’s Head Of Product David Rice has left the company and a “small number” of product and engineering staff have also been let go. The remaining team now reports to interim CTO Alex Nunes. “Invest and grow”, said a spokesperson.

• Digital distribution company FUGA has signed a new deal with Ministry Of Sound. The companies parted ways in 2014, after four years of working together. But now they’re reunited. It’s beautiful. “Always”, said MoS Sales Director Eddie Jones. “Fantastic”, added FUGA CEO Pieter Van Rijn.

• Sometimes I have this incredibly strong urge to watch a video for a song called ‘Living My Life’ by Deerhunter. Now, for the first time in my life, I can satisfy that urge.

• EMA has released a new song called ‘Active Shooter’, in response to the US’s ongoing mass shooting epidemic.

• Metz have announced a new single, ‘Eraser’, out on 22 Jan as a limited edition seven-inch. Listen to the track here.

• Field Music have announced that they will release a new album, titled ‘Commontime’, on 5 Feb next year. Here’s new single ‘Noisy Days Are Over’.

• Fable has released ‘I Am You’, the first single from her forthcoming debut album. I also heard a rumour that she’s working on a Eurovision song with Orbital’s Paul Hartnoll. Please let that be true.

• Miley Cyrus and The Flaming Lips are planning to perform a one-off show next month where everyone – both performers and audience – are completely naked. Because of course they are.

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