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One Liners: BPI, Momentum, Arcade Fire, more

By | Published on Monday 3 July 2017


Other notable announcements and developments today…

• The AGM of record label trade body BPI will take place on 7 Sep. Write that down. This year’s keynote will be made by Facebook’s VP of EMEA Nicola Mendelsohn. Whether she’ll actually speak or just stand there while the labels in attendance throw things at her remains to be seen.

• The latest round of artists to receive funding from the Momentum Music Fund have been announced. They are: 808Ink, Abattoir Blues, Anna Calvi, Boston Manor, C Cane, Coco, Gazelle Twin, Hardy Caprio, Hejira, Hollie Cook, Jadu Heart, LA Salami, Let’s Eat Grandma, L-VIS 1990, Marsicans, Paris Youth Foundation, Rachel K Collier, Sivu and Slick Don.

• Arcade Fire have a new track out, ‘Signs Of Life’.

• Starsailor will release new album ‘All This Life’ on 1 Sep. They’ll be touring in October too. Here’s new single ‘Listen To Your Heart’.

• The brilliant Princess Nokia is back with a new single, ‘GOAT’.

• Oh, hey, are you aware that ‘Off The Radar’ by Noga Erez is one of the best albums of the year? Yeah, we’ll here’s the video for new single ‘Noisy’.

• Cosima has released new track ‘Un-Named’. “This song is about the sadness that can come before hope”, she says’.

• Perfume Genius will be touring the UK in November, including a show at The Roundhouse in London on 5 Nov.

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