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One Liners: Shane McAnally, Sia, Amanda Palmer, more

By and | Published on Tuesday 31 October 2017


Other notable announcements and developments today…

• Kobalt has announced a new deal with country songwriter Shane McAnally to administrate his song rights worldwide. It sees McAnally continue his relationship with the music firm, which also provides services to his SmackSongs company. Jesse Willoughby, GM of Kobalt Nashville, “couldn’t be more excited”. I bet he could. Just a little.

• Live company DHP Family has made three promotions. Kelly Bennaton becomes Head Of Marketing, Sophie Power becomes Head Of Creative, and Anwyn Williams takes on the role of Marketing Manager. “I’m delighted that we have been able to turn to the talent we have working within the company to fill these three roles”, says MD George Akins.

• Sia has released ominous sounding new single ‘Santa’s Coming For Us’. The track is taken from her new Christmas album, ‘Every Day Is Christmas’, out on 17 Nov.

• Amanda Palmer has released new single, ‘In Harm’s Way’. It will be released on seven-inch vinyl on 17 Nov, with 10% of profits going to the Because We Carry charity. Palmer will also play a show at London’s Union Chapel on 16 Nov, which will be broadcast via her website.

• Steve Mason and Martin Duffy have announced that they will release an EP under the name Alien Stadium on 1 Dec titled ‘Livin In Elizabethan Times’. Here’s the first track to be released from it, ‘This One’s For The Humans’.

• They Might Be Giants will release new album, ‘I Like Fun’, on 19 Jan. From it, this is new single ‘I Left My Body’.

• A new seven LP vinyl boxset of Fela Kuti albums curated by Erykah Badu is to be released on 15 Dec. It’ll feature personal essays written by Erykah Badu and in-depth commentaries by Afrobeat historian Chris May. From the box, here’s ‘Coffin For Head Of State Part 2’, with commentary from May.

• Katie Von Schleicher has released the video for new single ‘Midsummer’, ahead of UK tour dates which start this week.

• Colour have released the video for new single ‘Minus’.

• Rocheman has announced that he will release his debut album on 1 Dec. Here’s new single, ‘Pestle Pusher’.

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

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