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One Liners: LSO Live, ReBalance, Spotify, more

By | Published on Wednesday 12 September 2018


Other notable announcements and developments today…

• [PIAS] has signed a global digital distribution deal with LSO Live, the in-house label of the London Symphony Orchestra. “LSO Live enthusiastically welcomes its relationship with [PIAS]”, says LSO Live boss Becky Lees. “Their expertise in this field brings a means of reaching a global audience which is a key to our future plans and will further our label’s digital offering”.

• Kobalt’s AWAL has signed a new and expanded worldwide label services deal with Liverpool band The Night Café. They have already worked together on two EP releases. “We’re very happy about signing our first record deal with AWAL and look forward to the future”, says frontman Sean Martin.

• Festival Republic and the PRS Foundation’s ReBalance programme, which provides recording time to female musicians, has announced two new winners of its funding. Poet TrueMendous and techno producer M T Hall were chosen from over 200 nominees.

• Spotify has announced plans to adopt Neilsen’s Brand Effect analytics platform to allow its advertisers to better measure the effectiveness of their advertising. “Whether an advertiser is looking to make decisions on creative format, length or placement, Nielsen Brand Effect will be able to help bring real insights based on real people to better inform those choices on maximising the value of their investments”, says Neilsen’s Jessica Hogue. Spotify already uses a number of Neilsen products to measure ad effectiveness.

• A whole 30 years after launching in the US, a UK version of ‘Yo! MTV Raps’ is being launched. From 25 Sep, Snoochie Shy and Poet will present the programme, with guests including Stefflon Don, Flohio, Ray BLK and more.

• Fucked Up have released another new track, ‘House Of Keys’, from upcoming new album ‘Dose Your Dreams’. They’ve also announced that they will be touring the UK in January.

• Dir En Grey have released the video for new single, ‘Ranunculus’. Their new album, ‘The Insulated World’, is set for release on 26 Sep.

• Yassassin have released the video for new single, ‘Wreckless’.

• The Levellers have announced five UK shows to mark their 30th anniversary. Taking place in November, the band will play Cardiff, Brighton, Bristol, Norwich and Nottingham. A standalone, intimate and very much sold out London show is already set for The 100 Club on 6 Oct.

• Stefflon Don has announced UK tour dates for November, which will finish up at the Hammersmith Apollo on 29 Nov.

• Nadine Shah is set to tour the UK this December, including a performance at Heaven in London on 4 Dec.

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

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