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By | Published on Tuesday 16 October 2018


Other notable announcements and developments today…

• BMG has acquired world music label World Circuit Records. “World Circuit has been a pioneer in recording and marketing outstanding artists and collaborations from around the world”, says BMG’s Peter Stack. “We are absolutely delighted to welcome World Circuit to BMG and excited to be working with Nick Gold, one of the most inspirational figures in world music”.

• Universal Music’s Polydor Records has, with no concern for its own safety, made Ollie Hodge its new Director Of A&R. “I’m THRILLED to be joining Polydor at this exciting time”, says Hodge, who joins from Sony’s Columbia Records where he was Senior A&R Manager. ‎”I’ve known Ollie a long time”, adds Polydor Co-President Ben Mortimer.

• Music PR company Jukebox PR has launched Jukebox Management. The new division will add artist management, distribution, bookings, content creation, syncing and some other stuff to its menu of services.

• Sia is still here. She proves it with new single, ‘I’m Still Here’.

• Paul McCartney has now released three videos for his single, ‘Come On To Me’. Not a teaser video, a lyric video and an official video like everyone else, but three individual music videos. How embarrassing.

• Kylie Minogue has released the video for ‘Music’s Too Sad Without You’, featuring Jack Savoretti.

• The Prodigy have released new single ‘Fight Fire With Fire’, featuring Ho99o9. “As far as doing a collaboration, the Ho99o9 guys were the main band I wanted to work with, and this tune has so much danger embedded in it”, says Liam Howlett. “It’s the best collaboration we have done”.

• How To Dress Well has released new single ‘Body Fat’. “The song is about the intergenerational transmission of trauma – about the way rage persists in the flesh from way before you as an individual”, says he. “When I first started writing it, I felt like, ‘damn THIS is the song I’ve been trying to write for the last five years”.

• DJ Yoda has released the video for new single ‘London Fields’, featuring Joel Culpepper.

• Piney Gir has released the video for new single ‘Dreamcatcher’.

• The Internet are coming to the United Kingdom and Ireland in March, leaving just before the Brexit deadline when that sort of thing will no longer be possible. They’ll start at Brixton Academy in London on 21 Mar.

• Loyle Carner has announced that he will tour the UK next spring. Which is nice of him. Said tour will culminate on 7 May at London’s Roundhouse.

• The nominominominominominees for this year’s Welsh Music Prize have been announced. And they are these: Alex Dingley – Beat The Babble, Astroid Boys – Broke, Boy Azooga – 1,2, Kung Fu, Bryde – Like An Island, Eugene Capper & Rhodri Brooks – Pontvane, Catrin Finch & Seckou Keita – Soar, Gwenno – Le Kov, Gruff Rhys – Babelsberg, Manic Street Preachers – Resistance Is Futile, Mellt – Mae’n Hawdd Pan Ti’n Ifanc, Seazoo – Trunks, Toby Hay – The Longest Day. The overall winner will be announced on 7 Nov.

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

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