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One Liners: Fire Records, ASCAP, Green Day, more

By | Published on Tuesday 15 August 2017

Green Day

Other notable announcements and developments today…

• Fire Records has announced it is acquiring the Lemonheads recordings released by Atlantic Records as part of Warner Music’s much previously reported divestment of catalogue to indie labels. Fire Records already controlled some earlier The Lemonheads recordings and is now planning a reissue campaign.

• US collecting society ASCAP has hired former New York Times digital exec Tristan Boutros to be its Chief Technology Officer, a role that will involve overseeing the PRO’s “evolving technology strategy and execution to scale the global IT systems and infrastructure”.

• Green Day have reportedly parted company with their manager of two decades Pat Magnarella. According to reports, the band have now allied with Crush Music for management.

• See this recently posted Bruno Mars video for his track ‘Versace On The Floor’? The press release suggested I embed it. But life’s too short, frankly. Just watch it on YouTube for fucks sake.

• Thirty Seconds To Mars will release the first single off their forthcoming fifth album on 22 Aug. It is called ‘Walk On Water’. They will play it at the MTV Video Music Awards the following week. Busy busy. Here’s a teaser video if you’re interested in such things.

• Do you like Grizzly Bear? Do you want to see the new video for their song ‘Mourning Sound’, the lead single from their forthcoming new album ‘Paint Ruins’? If ‘yes’, then you should praise the Lord for the internet.

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