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One Liners: ASCAP, Stefflon Don, Run The Jewels, more

By and | Published on Thursday 23 March 2017

Run The Jewels

Other notable announcements and developments today…

• US collecting society ASCAP has relaunched its administration services business as Songwize. The unit works for music publishers which directly license the performing rights in their songs to digital services in America, so don’t need the society to do the deal but still need someone to process the money.

• Stefflon Don has announced that she’s done a deal to make her V-IV London label an imprint of Universal Music. “Signed my label to Universal, then I signed myself”, she said on Instagram. Smart move.

• Run The Jewels have released the video for ‘Legend Has It’. “This video is a worst nightmare scenario”, say the duo. “High on acid and caught in the system. Pitted against icons of innocence in a police line up that doesn’t feel real. No bunnies were hurt on the making of this video”. So now you know.

• Ratking’s Wiki is back with a new solo single, ‘Icarus’.

• !!! will release their new album, ‘Shake The Shudder’, on 19 May. From it, this is ‘The One 2’.

• Thurston Moore will release a new album, ‘Rock N Roll Consciousness’, on 28 Apr. From it, this is ‘Smoke Of Dreams’.

• Black Lips will release their new Sean Lennon-produced album, ‘Satan’s Graffiti Or God’s Art?’ on 5 May.

• Punk weirdos The Garden have released the video for ‘Clay’ from their ‘U Want The Scoop?’ EP.

• Mogwai are playing some shows. One of them at Brixton Academy on 15 Dec. Another is at The Hydro in Glasgow on 16 Dec.

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