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By | Published on Wednesday 23 May 2018


Other notable announcements and developments today…

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• Expansive ticketing and live music firm CTS Eventim has acquired a majority stake in Spanish promoter Doctor Music, making its first entry into the country’s live music market. “The Spanish market has shown encouraging growth in recent years and is one of the most important destinations for artists from across the world”, says CTS Eventim CEO Klaus-Peter Schulenberg.

• Universal Music Publishing Scandinavia has signed Soleima. A&R Director Jessica Brandt comments: “Soleima is like this extraordinary musical force of nature. Brave, hard working and very talented. Beyond excited to be a part of her musical journey”.

• O2 has partnered with the FanFair Alliance in a bid to ensure that as many tickets as possible sold through its Priority Tickets programme go to fans rather than touts. “We recognise the increasing concerns from our customers, artists and the wider industry about the scale of abuse in the secondary ticket market”, says O2 CMO Nina Bibby. “We are looking forward to working with FanFair even further to help drive the agenda and ultimately clamp down on touts”.

• To mark the tenth anniversary of their ‘Boxer’ album, The National will release a new live recording of it on 13 Jul. Here’s opening track, ‘Fake Empire’.

• Stefflon Don is back with new single ‘Senseless’.

• Princess Nokia has released the video for ‘Look Up Kid’ from her ‘A Girl Cried Red’ mixtape.

• Tove Styrke has released the video for recent single ‘Sway’.

• Zombie-Chang will release her second album, ‘Petit Petit Petit’, on 4 July. From it, this is ‘We Should Kiss’.

• Sam Evian will release new album ‘You, Forever’ on 1 Jun. From it, this is ‘Country’.

• Jack White has announced new UK tour dates for October. Tickets go on general sale on Friday.

• Assuming you can still stomach him, Morrissey is playing two shows in Manchester in July. He’ll perform at Castlefield Bowl on 7-8 Jul.

• If you were thinking about entering this year’s Mercury Prize, you have until 6pm on Friday to do it. Email for the details.

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

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