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One Liners: Katy Perry, Burns, The Beatles, more

By | Published on Tuesday 22 December 2020

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Kobalt has signed producer and songwriter Burns to a worldwide neighbouring rights deal. This year he scored success with his work on Lady Gaga’s ‘Chromatica’ album. “When you have the big hits that Burns does as a producer, it’s incredibly important to have neighbouring rights support from an agent who understands all the intricacies and nuances of collecting performance royalties around the world”, says Kobalt Neighbouring Rights CEO Ann Tausis.



Universal Music Japan has hired Rui Suzuki as Chief Financial Officer. He previously held the same title at personal financial management company Moneytree. “I am quite confident that his extensive experience in international finance and fintech will bring us flexible and agile financing in a business world of rapid change”, says CEO Naoshi Fujikura.

Glassnote has promoted Michael Starr to Head Of Promotion. He was previously Senior Director Of Promotion. “[Starr’s] leadership skills and deep relationships with radio and media position our team and the incredible music we have coming next year for success”, says the label’s President Daniel Glass.



Peter Jackson has released a collection of clips from his upcoming Beatles documentary, ‘The Beatles: Get Back’. The film is scheduled for release on 27 Aug 2021, so enjoy this. Watch the video here.

Grimes has changed the artwork for her ‘Miss Anthropocene’ album. Digital services now feature a painting by Rupid Leejm. The musician originally posted the image to Instagram earlier this year, revealing that it was her first choice for the album’s artwork, but that she had chosen something else after “everyone said not to use it”.



Katy Perry has released the video for ‘Not The End Of The World’, from her ‘Smile’ album. In it, aliens mistake Zooey Deschanel for Perry – a joke so obvious its hard to believe they didn’t do it nine years ago.

Iggy Pop has released new song ‘Dirty Little Virus’. He’s also posted a short video explaining the track.

Burial has released new track ‘Chemz’. It will be released on vinyl with another new track, ‘Dolphinz’, in April.

Lord Apex has released new single ‘London Fog’, featuring V Don and Westside Gunn.

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

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