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By and | Published on Thursday 20 September 2018

Entertainment Retailers Association

Other notable announcements and developments today…

• The Entertainment Retailers Association has published a new manifesto document called Entertainment 5.0, following one from a previous manifesto it published back in 2015. It talks about the five key challenges for the next phase in the evolution of entertainment retail. You can find out what they are in the document here.

• US collecting society SoundExchange has announced the appointment of Richard Conlon as Chief Corporate Development Officer. “Richard’s leadership in the music industry makes him the ideal person to help drive our strategy to grow SoundExchange into a diversified portfolio of companies and services for the entire industry”, says CEO Michael Huppe.

• A new short documentary has been released about this year’s Independent Music Cup charity five-a-side football tournament. This year’s chosen charity was the Young Urban Arts Foundation, whose CEO Kerry O’Brien says: “The day was full of fun, great team spirit and to know that everyone was there to support our cause and the Skip To The Beat mental health programme was heart-warming”.

• Jon Hopkins has released what he says is “the single most epic video I’ve ever had made”. It’s for his track ‘Singularity’, and here it is.

• Actor Sheridan Smith has announced that she will release her second album, ‘A Northern Soul’, on 2 Nov. “I’ve loved getting back into the music”, she says. “It feels great to be able to sing a song while telling a story in three minutes”. Here’s first single, ‘Priceless’.

• Marie Davidson has released ‘Work It’, the second single from her brilliant new album ‘Working Class Woman’. The album is out on 5 Oct, and she’ll play Electrowerkz in London the night before. Go.

• Tālā is back with new track ‘On Top’. “I wanted to capture the feeling when you’re carefree and having the best night of your life”, she says of the song. “You’ve met someone and completely indulging in the moment with no worries”.

• Daniel Brandt has released another track from his upcoming new solo album, ‘Channels’. Here’s ‘Sailboats III’.

• Praa has released her third single, ‘Y’, continuing her unbroken run of being excellent. “I needed to write something about this uneasiness of our generation”, she says. “We tend to lose true relationships over virtual ones. I feel like we’re losing each other and it’s terrifying me”.

• Laura Marling and Mike Lindsay, aka Lump, will play a one-off show at The Garage in London on 21 Nov. Don’t say I didn’t tell you. Because I quite obviously just did.

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

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