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By | Published on Wednesday 4 December 2019



Ever acquisitive ticketing and live music firm CTS Eventim has taken a majority stake in Austrian promoter Barracuda Music. “We want to offer artists not only powerful ticketing services, but also international touring opportunities”, says the company’s CEO Klaus-Peter Schulenberg. “Strengthening our market position in Austria is therefore an obvious step. Barracuda is one of Europe’s most creative concert promoters and ideally complements the portfolio of our Eventim Live promoter network”.



Warner Music has appointed Jon Glass as its new Head Of Digital Legal Affairs. “Jon is the kind of person you want on your side of the negotiating table”, says the company’s General Counsel, Paul Robinson, explaining one of the most basic requirements for the job.



The live music telly show for under fives ‘YolanDa’s BandJam’ will return for a second series on the BBC’s CBeebies channel in January, it has been announced. Guests in the new series will include The Lightning Seeds, Maximo Park, Beverly Knight, Flamingods and Feeder. Who says there’s no music on TV anymore?



Grimes has released the lyric video for new single ‘My Name Is Dark’. She’s also been interviewed by Lana Del Rey for Interview magazine.

Travis have released new single ‘Kissing In The Wind’. “‘Kissing In The Wind’ is the first song from our next studio album”, says Fran Healy. “We rehearsed the song while on ‘The Man Who Tour’ last year and it came together really quickly”.

Jehnny Beth has released the video for recent single ‘I’m The Man’.

Torres has released new single ‘Gracious Day’. “My girlfriend was trying to leave me”, she says of the inspiration for the song. “I basically wrote this song for her from the valley of the shadow of death, desperate that she might give me another chance – it worked. I felt like Ebenezer Scrooge after he wakes up on Christmas morning”. Her new album, ‘Silver Tongue’, is out on 31 Jan.

Peggy Sue have released a cover of ‘White Christmas’, taken from an upcoming Christmas EP titled ‘Surf Xmas’, which will be out tomorrow.

UK drill crew OFB have posted the video for ‘Once In A While’ from their ‘Front Street’ mixtape.

Lovebites have released new single ‘When Destinies Align’. Their new album, ‘Electric Pentagram’, is out on 31 Jan.

Empara Mi has announced that she will release new mini-album ‘Suitcase Full Of Sins’ on 21 Feb. From it, this is new single ‘WYGD’.



Michael Bublé has announced UK tour dates for 2020, crossing from the end of July over into the beginning of August. Tickets will go on sale on Friday.

Joan As Police Woman has announced that she will play Union Chapel in London on 16 Jun. Her new album, ‘Cover Two’, will also be out next year.

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