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CMU’s One Liners: Warner Music, Apple Music, Vevo, more

By and | Published on Monday 15 February 2016

Warner Music

Other notable announcements and developments today…

• Patti Coleman is shifting within the Warner Music business in the US, from Warner Bros Records to become SVP and Head Of Business And Legal Affairs over at catalogue division Rhino. Coleman is “THRILLED” about the move, obviously.

• Apple’s Eddy Cue has said the firm’s streaming music set-up now has eleven million subscribers, up from the ten million figure reported last month. Cue delivered the latest stats brag on The Talk Show podcast.

• Vevo last week announced new Android and Apple TV apps, part of the music video service’s appy bid to deliver “the best cross-platform music video and entertainment experience”. And why not, I say.

• Just in case you can’t work out for yourself who has the most senior jobs at the biggest music firms, US trade mag Billboard has put together its Power 100 list once again. With it being totally dominated by white men, the list will no doubt rekindle the debate over whether the diversity problem is within the industry itself or in Billboard’s view of where the actual power sits. I’d say both.

• Sia has released the lyric video for her new single ‘Cheap Thrills’.

• Sarah Blasko has released a video for new single ‘I Wanna Be Your Man’, tackling gender inequality. It’s taken from new album ‘Eternal Return’, which was released last week.

• Benga has released a second track from his upcoming ‘Future Funk’ EP. Here’s ‘Power’.

• Lianne La Havas is releasing a repackaged edition of her last album ‘Blood’ on 19 Feb. Here’s a new track that’ll be on it, ‘Fairytale’.

• Jagwar Ma have announced some UK tour dates, which is fun. There’ll be six shows in May, finishing up at Village Underground in London on 31 May.

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