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One Liners: Kevin McCabe, Reservoir, Sony Music, more

By | Published on Monday 15 January 2018

Kylie Minogue

Other notable announcements and developments today…

• Caroline International’s Kevin McCabe has left the Universal division to set up his own radio and TV promotions company, Kevin McCabe Promotions. Clients at launch include Kylie Minogue, Gaz Coombes and Franz Ferninand.

• US music rights set up Reservoir has promoted Rell Lafargue to President of the company. He will continue to work as Chief Operating Officer, a position he’s held since 2008. “It has been a remarkable year”, says Lafargue, getting ahead of himself.

• Former Universal Music exec Daniel Lieberberg has been named Sony Music’s new president for Continental Europe and Africa. “Daniel is one of the most outstanding creative and futuristic executives in Europe”, says Sony Music CEO Rob Stringer. Futuristic!

• Taylor Swift’s shunted out a video for ‘End Game’, featuring Ed Sheeran and Future.

• Marshmello has released his collaboration with the late Lil Peep, ‘Spotlight’. “Peep brought an excitement to music that was unparalleled to anybody I’ve ever met”, says the producer. “We started an idea together, that unfortunately we were never able to officially finish together. When I listen to this track now I get chills wishing he could hear it”.

• Dua Lipa has released the video for ‘IDGAF’ from her debut album.

• After several years of trying to break free of their previous record deal, The Radio Dept have now released their first single on their own Just So label, ‘Your True Name’.

• EMA has released new single ‘Dark Shadows’, taken from new EP ‘Outtakes From Exile’, due out on 2 Feb.

• Cosmo Sheldrake has released new single, ‘Egg And Soldiers’. His debut album, ‘The Much Much How How And I’ is out on 6 Apr.

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

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