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CMU’s One Liners: Vevo, Pandora, Billy Bragg, more

By and | Published on Thursday 3 September 2015


Other notable announcements and developments today…

• Vevo has appointed Jon Carvill as its new VP Communications. He joins from Qualcomm. “All-premium”, says Vevo CEO Erik Huggers.

• Pandora is ten years young next week and will celebrate by going ad-free for the day, a lovely gesture for its loyal listeners and/or a big fat sampling exercise for the sometimes controversial streaming service’s $5 a month ad-free package.

• Billy Bragg will publish a book of selected lyrics titled ‘A Lover Sings’ through Faber & Faber on 4 Nov. Among the songs included are ‘Sexuality’, ‘A New England’, and ‘Levi Stubbs’ Tears’.

• Kode9 has announced that he will release his first solo album, ‘Nothing’, on 6 Nov through Hyperdub.

• Grandaddy are recording their first album for eleven years.

• Avicii has postponed all his scheduled live performances this year. His reps say he needs a break after an “overloaded summer schedule”, and would now take time out to plan a “larger tour initiative” next year.

• The Wildhearts have announced a UK tour to mark the 20th anniversary of their 1995 album, ‘PHUQ’. To jog your memory, they’ve also posted the video for ‘I Wanna Go Where The People Go’.

• One Direction went to Philadelphia, so obviously they rapped the ‘Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air’ theme tune.

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