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One Liners: Relentless Records, Warner/Chappell, Migos, more

By | Published on Tuesday 23 January 2018


Other notable announcements and developments today…

• Relentless Records has named Lloyd Murray as its new A&R Manager. Murray says this is a “dream come true”, while company president Shabs Jobanputra is “THRILLED”.

• Warner/Chappell has made Javier Dean A&R Director at Warner/Chappell Music Spain. “I’m very excited”, says Dean.

• EMI Production Music is launching a new show on Soho Radio called ‘The Music Library’. It’ll feature a mix of new and old tracks from the library music label’s various catalogues. The first show is on 24 Jan at 4pm.

• Eight composers have been selected to take part in PRS For Music’s new Accelerate initiative. The seven men and one woman will develop new works for a concert in November. They are: Daniel Chappell, Michael Cryne, Eloise Gynn, Robin Haigh, Patrick John Jones, Robert Laidlow, Matthew Olyver and George Stevenson.

• The latest recipients of funding from the Momentum Music Fund have been announced. They are: Abi Ocia, Black Honey, Caro, Flohio, Hak Baker, Inheaven, Leon Vynehall, Litany, Lyla Foy, Nilufer Yanya, Nimmo, Only Girl, Orla Gartland, Ralfy, Rina Sawayama, Suspect, Swimming Tapes, Szun Waves, Tempa and Whyte Horses.

• Migos have released new track ‘Supastars’, taken from their imminent new album ‘Culture II’.

• Julian Casablancas’ band The Voidz have released a new single, ‘Leave It In My Dreams’. There’ll be an album later this year apparently.

• Vic Mensa has released the video for new single ‘We Could Be Free’, taken from his 2017 album ‘The Autobiography’.

• Tricot have released new single, ‘On The Boom’. The performance in the video was filmed as part of Japanese TV show ‘Live Tips’.

• Ed Sheeran is joining the big BRITs Week party. He’ll play IndigO2 on 19 Feb. As with all the pre-BRITs live shows, tickets will be given out by ballot. To be in with a chance, you’ll have to donate £5 to War Child. More info here.

• Run-DMC will play the Hammersmith Apollo in London on 5 Jul. Tickets go on general sale on Friday.

• It looks like Slayer are splitting up – or at least not touring anymore. They have announced a “final” world tour, with support from Lamb Of God, Anthrax, Behemoth and Testament.

• Art School Girlfriend has announced that she will play the Sebright Arms in London on 13 Mar. She’s also released the video for ‘Measures’, from her 2017 debut EP.

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

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