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One Liners: Daft Punk, Funeral For A Friend, Billie Eilish, more

By | Published on Tuesday 23 February 2021

Daft Punk


Funeral For A Friend have announced that “with a sense of regret and inevitably” they are postponing shows meant to take place in April and May to January 2022.



Concord Music Publishing and music curation company Playlister have launched Music Seen, an initiative to spotlight songs in the publisher’s catalogue through Spotify playlists and social media. More here.

Sony Music Publishing has signed The Kid Laroi to a worldwide deal. “To be a member of the writing family at Sony Music Publishing, where many of my idols and so many legends have their home is an honour”, he says. “I am excited at what the future holds and to have gained the faith of the best industry professionals in the business at the age of seventeen and coming from Australia”.

Sony Music’s child-centric label Magic Star has announced a new deal with awful tat maker LOL Surprise. The partnership will start next month with the release of new single ‘I’m A Queen’, with a music video featuring various LOL Surprise animated characters. “Music transcends borders and allows our fans to engage with the brand in a new and exciting way”, says Sandrine de Raspide of LOL Surprise owner MGAE. “This new partnership with Magic Star, complemented by Sony Music’s deep marketing reach around the world and LOL Surprise fans, positions the brand for chart-topping success”.



Daft Punk have announced their split with an eight minute video of themselves walking off into the sunset.

Apple will host a virtual premiere event as Billie Eilish documentary ‘The World’s A Little Blurry’ goes live on Apple TV+ later this month. It will feature interviews with Eilish and director RJ Cutler, and a live performance from Eilish. It’ll air on Apple TV, Apple Music and Eilish’s YouTube channel at 2am UK time on 26 Feb.



Fred Again has released new single ‘Marea (We’ve Lost Dancing)’, featuring The Blessed Madonna. “I call her my rave shaman”, says Fred Again. “Her ability to tell stories and share things has always been a particularly beautiful part of her beautiful mind, so I guess it makes sense that I ended up making a song out of sampling one of our conversations”.

Novelist has released new single ‘Wagwan’.

Gazelle Twin and NYX have released new track ‘Deep England’, taken from their forthcoming collaborative album of the same name. The LP is out on 19 Mar.

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

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