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By | Published on Tuesday 11 January 2022

Alesso & Katy Perry


Lisa Boateng has joined PR agency Huxley as a publicist. She was previously at We Care A Lot PR. “I am extremely pleased and excited to join a company like Huxley, with a team that pride themselves on being creative, socially conscious and putting their artists first”, she says.

UK record industry collecting society PPL has promoted Chloe Rowlatt to Head Of International. She has been International Business Manager since 2017. “I am proud and excited to be stepping into this role at PPL and to continue working with such a brilliant team, building on our success over recent years and delivering results for our members”, she says. “This has been more important than ever since the start of the pandemic”.

Sony Music-owned media company Somethin Else has hired Annabel Wilcken as Head Of Branded Podcasts. She was previously Director Of Multi-Market Activation & Planning at Spotify. “Having evangelised the power of audio as one of the most creative, authentic and effective tools for marketing for most of my career, joining Somethin Else to lead their branded podcast efforts is a hugely exciting step”, she says.



Back in February 2021, Spotify announced that it would launch a high quality audio offering by the end of the year. But the end of the year has been and gone and still Spotify HiFi is nowhere to be seen or (more importantly) heard. Well, now there’s news. But the news is that there’s no news. Responding to a question on Spotify’s support forum yesterday, a rep for the company said: “We’re excited to deliver a Spotify HiFi experience to premium users in the future. But we don’t have timing details to share yet”.



With cases of the omicron variant of COVID-19 surging, the International Live Music Conference in London has announced that it is pushing its 2022 dates back. Originally scheduled to take place at the beginning of March, it has now moved to 26-29 Apr. “We’re clearly still living in unusual times, but by delaying ILMC slightly, we can ensure that the world’s top live music and entertainment professionals are able to unite in person, and that this year’s edition of the conference is as packed and productive as ever”, says ILMC boss Greg Parmley.



Alesso and Katy Perry have released the video for ‘When I’m Gone’.

Against The Current have released new single ‘Wildfire’. The band will be touring the UK in March and April.

Foxes has released new single ‘Absolute’. Her new album, ‘The Kick’, is out on 11 Feb.

Placebo have released new single ‘Try Better Next Time’. New album, ‘Never Let Me Go’, is out on 25 Mar.

Spiritualized have released new single ‘Crazy’. New album, ‘Everything Was Beautiful’, is out on 25 Feb.

Kae Tempest has released new single ‘More Pressure’, featuring Keven Abstract. Tempest’s new album, ‘The Line Is A Curve’, is out on 5 Apr.

The Body and OAA will release a collaborative album, titled ‘Enemy Of Love’, on 18 Feb. From it, this is ‘Barren Of Joy’, featuring Full Of Hell’s Dylan Walker.

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

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