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One Liners: APRA AMCOS, BMG, Amy Winehouse, more

By | Published on Tuesday 10 October 2017

Amy Winehouse

Other notable announcements and developments today…

• Collecting society for Australia and New Zealand APRA AMCOS has appointed Dean Ormston as its new CEO. He will take over from Brett Cottle on 30 Jun next year. “Apart from being tremendously capable, hard-working and dedicated, Dean is a fantastic person”, says Cottle. So that’s nice.

• BMG has promoted Sebastian Hentzschel to Chief Technology Officer. He was previously SVP Group Technology. “It is easy to talk about simplicity”, says Hentzschel. It sure is, Sebastian. It sure is.

• Mitch Winehouse has said that there are plans to turn the life of his daughter Amy Winehouse into a musical. “It is something I’d really like to happen and I’ve said I’m happy for it to go ahead”, he told The Sun.

• Noel Gallagher and those High Flying Birds have released new “designer psychedelia”single ‘Holy Mountain’:

• Sleigh Bells have announced that they will release a new mini-album, ‘Kid Kruschev’, on 10 Nov, via their own label Torn Clean. “We didn’t want to wait another year or two to release something”, says vocalist Alexis Krauss. “We like the idea of putting out shorter records at a more consistent rate, so we’re gonna give it a shot for a while, see how it feels”. Here’s first single ‘And Saints’:

• Le Mystère des Voix Bulgares will release a new album with Dead Can Dance vocalist Lisa Gerrard next year, it has been announced. For a quick history, a breakdown of this new project and a snippet of new music, watch this video:

• Seamus Fogarty has released the video for new single ‘Van Gogh’s Ear’. Catch him on tour in November.

• Pop Etc have announced a new singles series, titled ‘The Infinite Singles Collection’, which will see them release a new track or two every month or so. It all kicks off with ‘Fingerprints’, the video for which you can see here:

• The shortlist for this year’s Independent Festival Awards is out. Among the prizes, a new Pioneer award will be given to Secret Garden Party founder Freddie Fellowes. The awards bash will take place during the Association Of Independent Festival’s Festival Congress in Cardiff on 30 Oct.

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

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