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One Liners: Damon Albarn, Jax Jones, Ms Banks, more

By | Published on Tuesday 7 September 2021

Damon Albarn


Music rights tracking platform Utopia has hired Paul Gathercole, formerly Head of Analytics for Amazon Prime, as Chief Data Officer. “I am excited to get to work solving the biggest problems in the music industry together with the team at Utopia”, he says. “As a musician myself, I am happy to join a company that is fully behind the idea of creator rights. Utopia Music’s purpose of securing fair pay for every play aligns with my goals in the best possible way”.

New music-focused NFT platform Serenade has hired Mike Walsh as UK Head Of Strategic Partnerships. “NFTs will not be an overnight revolution but it is increasingly clear that blockchain technology will have an enormous positive impact on artists, and everyone in the music ecosystem, over the coming years”, says Walsh. “I am THRILLED to be working with Max [Shand, CEO], and his incredible team in Sydney, to help move forward this whole new and growing sector of opportunity in digital collectables”.



Ms Banks is all set to release new mixtape ‘Bank Statement’ on 22 Oct. Ahead of that, she’s put out new single ‘Go Low’.

Another single from the upcoming new Herbert album is out. Here’s ‘Hypnotised’. That album – ‘Musca’ – is out on 22 Oct.



Damon Albarn has announced that he will play a one-off show at the Globe Theatre in London on 20 Sep. Tickets go on general sale on Friday.

Jax Jones has announced UK tour dates in March next year. Tickets go on sale on Friday.

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

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