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One Liners: Pharrell, Edgar Bronfman Jr, Remy Ma, more

By and | Published on Wednesday 1 November 2017

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Other notable announcements and developments today…

• Remy Ma has signed a record deal with Sony’s Columbia label in the US. She released her last album, ‘There’s Something About Remy’, in 2006, and subsequently spent six years in prison for assault.

• Universal Music’s Republic Records in the US has hired Kerri Mackar, most recently with Rolling Stone, to be SVP Of Brand Partnerships. Republic Group President Charlie Walk is “THRILLED” about the appointment.

• The people behind the Just So Festival are partnering with the National Forest Company on a new event called the Timber Festival, which will take place in the National Forest in the Midlands. The festival will bring together “music, art, philosophy and sustainability”. And about time too.

• Having moved to a new site this year, Bestival has announced it will move to a new slot in the calendar in 2018. The festival has traditionally come at the end of the summer festival season, but will now take place from 2-5 Aug.

• Former Warner Music boss man Edgar Bronfman Jr has launched a new venture capital firm focused on media businesses. Called Waverley Capital, the company hopes to raise about $100 million to invest in media start-ups.

• Pharrell is making a film about a group of women being killed one by one during a Halloween warehouse party, thus continuing the theme of misogyny that runs throughout his work.

• Little Mix are going to release a documentary later this month, called ‘Glory Days: The Documentary’. They’ll also re-release last year’s ‘Glory Days’ album at the same time.

• Gorillaz have released a new track, ‘Garage Palace’, featuring Little Simz, taken from the new deluxe vinyl edition of their ‘Humanz’ album

• Skepta marked Halloween by surprise releasing new EP ‘Vicious’, which features contributions from A$AP Rocky, A$AP Nast, Lil B and Section Boyz.

• The Mark Lanegan Band have released the video for ‘Emperor’, from latest album ‘Gargoyle’. The band will be on tour in the UK in November and December.

• Converge have squeezed in one more single release before their new album, ‘The Dusk In Us’, is released this Friday. This is ‘A Single Tear’.

• Godflesh have released the title track to new album ‘Post Self’, which is out on 17 Nov.

• Eera has released new single ‘Reflection Of Youth’, the title track from her upcoming debut album.

• Rita Ora’s only gone and announced UK tour dates for May next year. Here’s her latest single, ‘Anywhere’.

• Marmozets have announced yet more UK tour dates for February next year, including a show at ULU in London.

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

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