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One Liners: ISM, Byta, J Balvin & Khalid, more

By and | Published on Monday 12 April 2021

Incorporated Society of Musicians (ISM)


The Incorporated Society Of Musicians is hosting a free online conference for music professionals on Saturday 24 Apr – called Building For The Future – with speakers including Viva la Visa’s Andy Corrigan, music industry advisor Mike Burgess, producer, DJ and vocalist Laura Bettinson, and producer, composer and multi-instrumentalist Magnus Mehta. Info and tickets here.

Pre-release music sharing platform Byta is launching a new monthly online event series called #HowWeListen Live: In Conversation. The first edition on 27 Apr will see the company’s Marc Brown in conversation with Huw Stephens. Info and free tickets here.



J Balvin and Khalid have released a new track together, ‘Otra Noche Sin Ti’.

Sia has released new single ‘Floating Through Space’, featuring David Guetta, with a video created in collaboration with NASA.

Blue Note has released new posthumous Tony Allen single ‘Stumbling Down’, featuring Sampa The Great. The label will release a new album from the late drummer, ‘There Is No End’, also featuring Skepta, Danny Brown and more, on 30 Apr.

Jon Hopkins will release a new EP of piano covers this week, titled ‘Piano Versions’. The release is, he says, “four minimal, ambient piano covers of songs I have loved for a long time but that come from very different places”. Here’s his version of ‘Wintergreen’ by Roger & Brian Eno.

DJ Scotch Egg – in his Scotch Rolex guise – has released new track ‘Omuzira’, featuring MC Yallah.

FEMM have released new single ‘Keep It Cool’.



The Libertines have announced UK tour dates in November and December. Tickets go on sale on Friday.



The Association Of Independent Music has announced that its annual AIM Awards will now take place on 25 Aug, a couple of weeks earlier than originally planned. The trade group has also announced more details about the awards’ judging panel, which will include reps from music media like Amazing Radio, BBC Introducing, ChillDaBeats, DIY Mag, DJ Mag, Dummy Mag, Kerrang!, Line Of Best Fit, Mixmag and Worldwide FM.

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

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