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By | Published on Tuesday 6 November 2018

James Cattermole, Absolute / Jake Gosling

Other notable announcements and developments today…

• Producer and songwriter Jake Gosling has signed a digital services deal with Absolute Label Services for his Goldun Egg label. “I thought long and hard about who I should go with”, says Gosling. His past credits include music by Ed Sheeran, One Direction, Wiley, Paloma Faith and more.

• Sony Music has hired Sol Rashidi for the newly created role of Chief Data Officer. She joins from Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines, where she was Chief Data And Cognitive Officer. President Of Global Digital Business And US Sales, Dennis Kooker is “THRILLED”.

• The University Of Westminster yesterday announced that it is closing down MusicTank, the organisation it set up in 2003 to research, analyse and debate a music industry then very much in flux. Over the years it did this through research reports, regular events and a range of other activity involving industry leaders, political decision makers, academics and students. Its website will remain as an archive of all that work.

• The Prince Estate has announced plans to release a whole load of rare Prince videos over the next few weeks – including one which you could only previously watch if you uncovered it in the musician’s 1994 CD-ROM game ‘Interactive’. You probably all did that though, right? Watch the videos available so far here.

• Ariana Grande has released a tribute to her ex-boyfriend, ‘Thank U, Next’.

• The Good, The Bad And The Queen have released another new track from their upcoming second album. This is ‘Gun To The Head’. They’ve also announced three 100 cap warm-up shows in Tynemouth at the end of the month. Tickets for those will go on sale tomorrow morning at 9am.

• A soundtrack album featuring the music from children’s TV show ‘Bagpuss’ is set for release on 16 Nov. Among its 49 tracks will be outtakes not included in the show.

• Mineral have released their first new song for 20 years, ‘Aurora’. They’ve also announced that they will play The Dome in London on 23 May next year.

• Muse have announced two UK shows as part of a world tour next year. They will play the London Stadium on 1 Jun and Manchester’s Etihad Stadium on 8 Jun.

• Paul Weller is set to play seven shows in forests around the UK next summer. Tickets go on sale from the Forestry Commission on Friday.

• Kathryn Joseph has announced a tour of the UK and Ireland, which will stretch from January out into early March. The dates will follow shows with Neko Case later this month.

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

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