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One Liners: Hrvy, FAC, Jhene Aiko, more

By | Published on Wednesday 19 December 2018

L-R: Dougie Bruce (A&R – UMPG), Mike McCormack (UK Managing Director – UMPG), HRVY, Blair Dreelan (Chief Executive - Alphadog Management)

Other notable announcements and developments today…

• Universal Music Publishing has signed Hrvy to a big fat publishing deal. “I’m very grateful to have the opportunity to work with the team at UMPG”, says the pop newcomer, “I can’t wait to work with the team on more music, it’s a really exciting time for me right now, the future feels exciting”.

• The Featured Artists Coalition has announced a partnership with Roland, which will see the musical instrument maker provide masterclasses, advice and studio time to members of the organisation. “This great collaboration opens access to top quality kit and professionals, alongside insights from the best and a real dialogue between music creation and music innovation”, says FAC CEO Lucie Caswell.

• Jhene Aiko has released her first solo track of the year, ‘Wasted Love Freestyle 2018’.

• Beabadoobee has released the video for ‘Dance With Me’, the lead single from her new EP, ‘Patched Up’.

• William Tyler has shared new song ‘Call Me When I’m Breathing Again’, featuring Hand Habits, from upcoming album ‘Go West’. He’s also announced that he’ll play a handful of UK shows in April, kicking off at St John On Bethnal Green church in London on 25 Apr.

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

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