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One Liners: CTM, ICM, National Album Day

By | Published on Wednesday 12 August 2020

CTM Publishing


Independent music publisher CTM has signed producer, songwriter and musician James Sanger, who has worked with the likes of Keane, Annie Lennox, Sugababes, U2, Dido and Phil Collins. The firm’s CEO Andre de Raaff is “proud and pleased” about the deal, while Sanger himself is “really happy”. So, pleasing happiness all round.



Talent agency ICM Partners has hired agent Simon Clarkson, formerly with WME, to head up an LA-based electronic music department. He will work closely with the electronic music team at ICM-allied London agency Primary Talent. Among the artists he brings with him to the company are Skrillex, Alison Wonderland, Aluna George and San Holo.



The UK’s National Album Day is set to return on 10 Oct and there’s very little you can do about that fact. You could get excited about it. If you want to. Woo! It’s going to have a 1980s theme, surely you can get excited about that? And with all that in mind, Billy Ocean and Toyah Willcox will join La Roux and Blossoms as official ambassadors for the whole thing.



Beggars Group CEO Paul Redding is only going to swim the bloody English Channel! It’s a sponsored swim in aid of the PRS Foundation in the UK and the Sweet Relief Musicians Fund in the US. You’ll find more info and can sponsor Redding here.



Eels have posted a new single called ‘Baby Let’s Make It Real’.

Singer-songwriter Helena Deland will release her debut album ‘Someone New’ on 16 Oct on Luminelle Recordings. Here is the title track.

Jorja Smith has posted a – and I quote – “powerful video” to accompany her new track ‘By Any Means’.

Nothing But Thieves have shared the – and I quote – “compelling, rousing and surreal video” for their recently released single ‘Real Love Song’.

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