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By | Published on Thursday 8 March 2018

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Other notable announcements and developments today…

• Noted misogynist Pharrell Williams now owns the word “girl”. Or specifically the trademarks for the phrases ‘Girl by Pharrell Williams’ and ‘Pharrell Williams Girl’. He has registered the rights to use these marks on clothing, accessories, jewellery and (in the case of the former) musical recordings. His last solo album was called ‘Girl’, so he kind of already did that. Happy International Women’s Day!

• Axl Rose thinks Apple boss Tim Cooke is “the Donald Trump of the music industry”. That is all.

• Niall Horan released the video for ‘On The Loose’, from his debut solo album ‘Flicker’, the other day. Probably should have mentioned it already.

• Simian Mobile Disco have released new single, ‘Hey Sister’. New album ‘Murmurations’, a collaboration with the Deep Throat Choir, is out on 11 May.

• Beach House have announced that they will release new album, ‘7’, on 11 May. They’ll also be in the UK for shows at Manchester’s Albert Hall and Troxy in London in October. Here’s new single, ‘Dive’.

• Poppy Ackroyd has released the video for ‘Paper’, taken from her ‘Resolve’ album.

• Half Waif has released new single, ‘Torches’. The track is taken from her new album, ‘Lavender’, out on 27 Apr.

• Barbarossa has released the video for his single, ‘Don’t Enter Fear’. His new album, ‘Lier’, is due out on 30 Mar. Look out for UK tour dates in April, including a show at The Islington in London on 29 Apr.

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

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