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By | Published on Tuesday 11 July 2017

Niall Horan

Other notable announcements and developments today…

• Rani Hancock has been named President of Warner Music’s Sire Records, as the label celebrates its 50th anniversary. Founder Seymour Stein, who remains chair of the company, says: “Given Rani’s exceptional track record and tremendous enthusiasm, I am convinced she is the person to build both the Sire roster and brand, and help take the company into the future”.

• The Music Venue Trust and Live Nation’s Ticketweb have launched a new ticketing website for grassroots venues, called Grassroots Venues Tickets. “We wanted to work with a partner to develop a grassroots ticket that genuinely enables fans to know that what they are buying is directly supporting the venues they love that really need help”, says MVT CEO Mark Davyd.

• There’s going to be a musical about the 90s Seattle grunge scene. It will almost certainly be terrible.

• AlunaGeorge have released two new tracks, ‘Turn Up The Love’ and ‘Last Kiss’.

• Astrid S has released the video for new single ‘Such A Boy’.

• Dälek will release a new album, ‘Endangered Philosophies’, on 1 Sep. The experimental hip hop trio will also play two UK shows at Colchester Arts Centre on 14 Nov and The Underworld in Camden on 16 Nov. From the album, here’s ‘Echoes Of…’

• One Direction’s Niall Horan has announced low-key (for him) shows at Dublin’s Olympia Theatre on 29 Aug and London’s Shepherds Bush Empire on 31 Aug. Tickets go on sale on Friday.

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

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