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By | Published on Thursday 31 May 2018

Island Records UK

Other notable announcements and developments today…

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• Decca has signed actor and sometime jazz pianist Jeff Goldblum to a record deal. “I’m so happy to be in cahoots with the wonderful people at Decca, one of the coolest and most prestigious labels of all time”, he says.

• Music publisher Warner/Chappell has also announced a new celebrity signing, ‘Hey Duggee’ narrator Alexander Armstrong. “It’s been amazing to return to music over the last few years and it feels like the right time to start singing some of my own songs”, he says. “Chappell felt like the perfect home to help develop my writing”.

• Island Records UK has announced that Louis Bloom will replace Darcus Beese as President. Beese announced earlier this week that he was fucking off to run the US division of the label instead. “I want Island to be the number one label and home for culture and creativity”, says Bloom. Good luck with that.

• Louis Bloom isn’t the only one getting promoted at Universal Music’s Island UK label. Alex Boateng is now President of Urban, Natasha Mann and Olivia Nunn are co-Managing Directors, and Steve Pitron is now SVP, Island Records & Promotions.

• Wolf Alice have released the video for ‘Space & Time’.

• All Saints have announced that they will release a new album, called ‘Testament’, on 13 Jul. “This album feels exactly where we should be – and want to be – right now creatively”, says Shaznay Lewis. First single, ‘Love Lasts Forever’, is out now.

• Lykke Li has released two more new songs, ‘Two Nights’ featuring Aminé and ‘Sex Money Feelings Die’.

• Friendly Fires have released the video for latest single ‘Love Like Waves’.

• Tommy Cash is back with new track ‘Little Molly’.

• Yasha has released ‘Landing In SW9’ from his upcoming double A-side single.

• Club operator Sankeys has announced its return to Manchester for one night at the Victoria Warehouse on 8 Sep. The line-up is still TBA, but you can find out more here.

• Submissions are now open for this year’s AIM Independent Music Awards. You have until 8pm on 26 Jun to shout about stuff you think is good.

• Check out our weekly Spotify playlist of new music featured in the CMU Daily – updated every Friday.

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