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One Liners: Apple Music, Doc N Roll Festival, Mystery Jets, more

By and | Published on Wednesday 18 September 2019

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Former Spotify UK editorial boss Austin Daboh has confirmed he is now at Apple Music where he will be Head Of Editorial for UK and Ireland. It means he will be working once again with his former BBC boss George Ergatoudis, who also had a Spotify stop off on his Radio 1 to Apple Music journey.

CD Baby has hired Geoff Halliday as Global Head Of Promotions. He was previously Director Of Digital Marketing at Red Light Management. “I am truly delighted”, he says.

Kobalt has hired Sebastien Cayla as Director Of Sync And Brand Partnerships for France & Belgium. He joins from Warner Chappell and is “THRILLED to go further with this amazing company that is definitely the future of music”.



The programme for this year’s Doc N Roll music documentary festival, taking place in London this November, has been announced. Check it all out here. Among the screenings are the London premiere of ‘A Dog Called Money’ – Seamus Murphy’s film about the making of PJ Harvey’s ‘Hope Six Demolition Project’ album – and the UK premiere of ‘The Chills: The Triumph And Tragedy Of Martin Phillips’ – about the cult New Zealand musician.



Mystery Jets have announced that they are postponing the release of their new album, ‘A Billion Heartbeats’, and the tour dates they’d booked in to promote it. Frontman Blaine Harrison revealed in a statement that he underwent emergency surgery at the weekend. The album and live dates will now arrive early next year.

Danny Brown has released new Q-Tip produced track ‘Best Life’. His new album, ‘uknowhatimsayin¿’, is out on 4 Oct.

Little Simz has released the video for ‘Flowers’, featuring Michael Kiwanuka.

Caroline Polachek has released new single ‘So Hot You’re Hurting My Feelings’. She is set to play Hoxton Hall in London on 30 Oct.



Having annoyed fans by announcing a single reunion show earlier this month – claiming that they wouldn’t tour because they didn’t want to annoy their wives and girlfriends – McFly have now announced a full UK tour in 2020. They’ll be trawling around many of the UK’s arenas in April and May. Divorces are presumably scheduled for June.

Noisia have announced that they will head out on a 20th anniversary tour next year, after which the project will be brought to an end. “For almost 20 years, all three of us wanted pretty much the same, but we’ve developed, and realised that nowadays we want different things”, they say. “If we all wanted the same different things, it would make sense to do that as a different Noisia, but we want different different things”.

Mahalia has announced that she will play Brixton Academy in London on 1 May next year. Tickets go on general sale on Friday.

Gabriella Cilmi has announced that she will play a show at Oslo in Hackney on 27 May next year. Tickets go on general sale on Thursday. Here’s recent single ‘The Water’.

Joy Crookes has announced that she will play a run of UK shows in October and November, finishing up at EartH in London on 5 Nov. She’s also just released a new track, covering ‘Yah’ and ‘Element’ from Kendrick Lamarr’s ‘Damn’ album.

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