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By | Published on Tuesday 21 April 2020



JLS have added their name to the list of artists planning to play free shows for NHS staff later this year. While many of those shows are somewhat optimistically scheduled for October, JLS have gone for 28 Nov. “We can never be too grateful for the NHS”, says the band’s JB. “The privilege of free healthcare from professionals who have studied for many years to obtain the knowledge and skills to keep us healthy cannot be underestimated”. Tickets for the performance at the Birmingham Resorts World Arena are available here.



Twitch has hired Tracy Chan as its new Head Of Product And Engineering For Music. She joins the live streaming platform from Spotify. “As Twitch looks to expand its offerings for music creators and within the music industry as a whole, I am confident that together with the team, we will be able to build the necessary tools to support artists now and as they continue to explore their new virtual stage”, she says.



Bon Iver have released new single ‘PDLIF’. All proceeds will be donated to the charity Direct Relief to support frontline health workers.

Wiz Khalifa has released new EP ‘The Saga Of Wiz Khalifa’. As well as himself, it also features Megan Thee Stallion, Ty Dolla $ign, Mustard, Quavo, Mustard, K Camp, Tyga and Logic.

One of the UB40s – UB40 Featuring Ali Campbell And Astro – has released a new version of Bill Withers’ ‘Lean On Me’ in aid of NHS Charities. “Astro and I have really felt it was the track that encapsulated everything that’s going on at the moment, we’re all needing to lean on our NHS heroes”, says Campbell. “We wanted to make our contribution to this great cause; covering this song was the perfect way to show our appreciation”.

Charli XCX has released ‘Forever’, the first single from her upcoming lockdown album ‘How I’m Feeling Now’.

JME has released ‘This One’, a track from his physical-only album ‘Grime MC’. Watch the video here.

Nadine Shah has released ‘Kitchen Sink’, the title track from her upcoming album.

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

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