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One Liners: Liam Gallagher, Ice Cube, International Music Summit, more

By and | Published on Friday 26 May 2017

Liam Gallagher

Other notable announcements and developments today…

• Ice Cube has signed with Universal’s Interscope which, among other things, will put out a 25th anniversary edition of his second solo album ‘Death Certificate’. Interscope boss John Janick is “THRILLED”.

• Danish pop duo Kill J have signed a new record deal with Nettwerk Records. This is excellent news indeed.

• Eric Prydz has launched a new label, Pryda Presents. The company’s first release will be ‘Feel’ by Cristoph. Second will be a single from Prydz alterego Tonja Holma.

• Universal Music’s catalogue division in the US has appointed Andre Torres to a new urban-focused VP role. Torres was previously a magazine publisher and was most recently with lyrics website Genius.

• The dance music focused International Music Summit is taking place in Ibiza this week, and in amongst the proceedings organisers have published their annual IMS Business Report of the electronic music sector. The report reckons that the global electronic music industry is now worth $7.4 billion a year, up 3%. You can download all the stats here.

• The Radio Academy’s annual Radio Festival event, which was originally due to take place last Tuesday, will now take place on 21 Jun. The London-based event was postponed in the wake of the Manchester Arena bombing, out of respect for the victims and because it was felt some attendees would be required to work with such a major news story underway.

• All We Are have released new single, ‘Animal’. Their new album, ‘Sunny Hills’, is due out on 9 Jun.

• Liam Gallagher has announced that he will donate all proceeds from a solo show in Manchester on 30 May to the We Love Manchester Emergency Fund. That performance will be followed by shows in London, Dublin and Glasgow. Gallagher’s first solo single, ‘Wall Of Glass’, is out on 1 Jun.

• Check out new music covered in CMU Daily this week in our Spotify playlist here.

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