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By | Published on Wednesday 10 October 2018

Laura Monks

Other notable announcements and developments today…

• Laura Monks has been named the new General Manager of Universal Music UK’s Decca Records. “Laura is without doubt one of the most exciting executives in the industry”, says Decca President Rebecca Allen. “Her drive, leadership and passion for this business has strengthened Decca as a music company”.

• Yoko Ono has released a new version of ‘Imagine’, marking what would have been John Lennon’s 78th birthday. The track is taken from Ono’s new album of reworked versions of songs from throughout her career, ‘Warzone’, which is out next week.

• Lady Gaga has released the video for ‘Look What I Found’ from that film thing she’s in.

• Barbara Streisand has released politically charged new single ‘Don’t Lie To Me’. It’s the first track taken from her new album, ‘Walls’, her first album of original songs since 2005. That’s out on 2 Nov.

• Chvrches have released the video for ‘Graffiti’, the third single from their latest album, ‘Love Is Dead’.

• Lubomyr Melnyk has announced that he will release new album, ‘Fallen Trees’, on 7 Dec. The release date will coincide with the musician’s 70th birthday. Here’s new track, ‘Son Of Parasol’.

• The nominations for the Scottish Alternative Music Awards are out. The prizes will be distributed at St Luke’s in Glasgow on 25 Oct, at a ceremony featuring performances from Blanck Mass and The Vegan Leather. Find out who’s up for the prizes here.

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

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