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CMU’s One Liners: Virgin EMI, Warner/Chappell, JME, more

By and | Published on Thursday 2 February 2017

Virgin EMI

Other notable announcements and developments today…

• New A&R Manager at Virgin EMI? Jordan Jay, of course. But don’t worry, he’ll continue to run his artist management firm Karma alongside the new A&R role at the Universal UK label. He’s looking forward to creating both “great music” and “big hits”. Maybe at the same time.

• Your good mate Ben Vaughn is now President of Warner/Chappell Nashville, overseeing all the creative and commercial whatnots of that particular division of Warner’s music publishing business. “Ben is tireless”, says his boss Jon Platt.

• Rapper (and vegan – this information will become relevant) JME is to play himself in Simon Amstell’s new film ‘Carnage: Swallowing The Past’, set in a 2067 where everyone is vegan (see?). “I have written and directed a film about veganism”, said Amstell, announcing the film, which will premiere on BBC iPlayer in the spring. “I’m sorry”.

• Ariana Grande has released the lyric video for ‘Everyday’, featuring Future.

• London Grammar have released the video for new single ‘Big Picture’.

Here’s a reworked version of ‘Horns Surrounding Me’ from Julia Holter’s new live studio album, ‘In The Same Room’, out on 31 Mar.

• Future Islands will release new album ‘The Far Field’ on 7 Apr. Here’s first single ‘Ran’.

• Nathan Fake will release new album ‘Providence’, on 7 Apr. From it, this is ‘RVK’. Here also is a 360° trailer.

• Blanck Mass has released new track ‘Silent Treatment’. New album ‘World Eater’ is out on 3 Mar, and he’ll play the Rich Mix in London on 27 Apr.

• Sälen have released new single ‘Heartbreak Diet’. They’ll also play Electrowerkz in London on 7 Mar.

CMU approved earlier this week, Half Waif has released a new track, ‘Frost Burn’.

• The Kills will mark their fifteenth anniversary with a show at the Shepherd’s Bush Empire on 30 May.

• This month’s televised BRIT Awards show is going to be half an hour longer than usual, apparently. Now ‘X-Factor’ man Dermot O’Leary is hosting, presumably they need extra time to tell each nominee’s tedious life-story.

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