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M.I.A. releases new track ahead of Meltdown, speakers confirmed for CMU sessions

By | Published on Thursday 8 June 2017


M.I.A. has released a new track, ‘Goals’, ahead of the start of her Meltdown festival at London’s Southbank Centre, which kicks off tomorrow. The song, she says, is “dedicated to my hardcore fans. Thank you for your unfaltering dedication and support. You have given me a sliver of hope in humanity. Stay strong. Reality winnerz”.

Meltdown will run from 9-18 Jun. Don’t forget that CMU will be hosting a trio of panel discussions this Saturday, with topics chosen by M.I.A. Full information on who will be joining the debates on the power of sound, music and politics, and the impact of AI and big data on music consumption and music making is now online here.

Over the afternoon we will hear from Dr Dawn Rose from the University Of Hertfordshire, Rob Wood from Music Concierge, Ebenezer ‘Slix’ Ayerh from the Ruff Sqwad Arts Foundation, Jessica Straker from the Grime 4 Corbyn campaign, Tshepo Mokoena from Noisey, Brittney Bean from Tracks2, Ed Newton-Rex from Jukedeck and Dr Mick Grierson from Goldsmiths College. Admission is free.

And now, here’s ‘Goals’: