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One Liners: Ariana Grande, Kobalt, Warner Music, more

By and | Published on Friday 13 July 2018

Ariana Grande

Other notable announcements and developments today…

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• Kobalt’s AWAL has signed a wide-ranging new worldwide recordings deal with Nashville-based country musician Austin Burke. AWAL distributed Burke’s much streamed eponymous EP last year, but will now throw in a load more services, just for giggles.

• Warner Music has promoted Steve ‘Stevo’ Robertson to a new role at Atlantic ‘Atlantico’ Records in Nashville. He becomes the first GM and SVP A&R for pop and rock music at the major’s Nashville division.

• Universal Music Germany’s Vertigo label has signed Dutch symphonic metal outfit Within Temptation for an almost global deal (it excludes Japan). “Trailblazers”, exclaimed Universal’s Tom Bohne, while pointing at his new signings.

• Ariana Grande has brought forward the release date of new single ‘God Is A Woman’ to today. So it’s out now. That’s what I’m telling you.

• Ty Dolla $ign and Jeremih have released the video for ‘The Light’ from their collaborative album ‘MihTy’.

• Rob Zombie and Marilyn Manson have released a cover of The Beatles’ ‘Helter Skelter’ to mark the beginning of their recently commenced joint US tour.

• Slipknot DJ Sid Wilson has released new solo single ‘†He©U®e’, from upcoming new album ‘∫∑x©∆p∆D∑∫ øƒ †h3 høP∑£3∫∫ ®øbø†¡¢’.

• Sub Pop will release a ‘Rick & Morty’ soundtrack album on 28 Sep. It’ll feature music composed for the animated TV series by Ryan Elder, and songs from Chaos Chaos, Blonde Redhead, Mazzy Star and Belly. There will also be two new songs by Chad VanGaalen and Clipping that were inspired by the show.

• Talons have released another track from their upcoming new album ‘We All Know’. Here’s ‘On Levels’.

• Dashboard Confessional have announced that they will tour the UK and Ireland in November this year. The dates conclude with a show at Koko in London, and follow the release of new album ‘Crooked Shadows’ in February.

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

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