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One Liners: Sony/ATV, Spotify, Haim, more

By | Published on Thursday 30 April 2020



Sony/ATV has hired Mike Jackson as VP Creative and head of the company’s new Atlanta office. He joins from BeatRoot Music, where he was Senior Executive Business Development Consultant. “I’m looking forward to adding value and keeping up with the already winning momentum here”, he says.



Spotify put out its latest investor update yesterday. Has the COVID-19 shutdown – which began in the quarter this update relates to – changed everything? Not really. Ad income on the free service has, unsurprisingly, been affected and there has been some COVID-19-caused changes in listening patterns. But the real Spotify business is in selling subscriptions, and the number of paying users continues to rise, now up to 130 million.



Haim have released new single ‘I Know Alone’, which they say “feels eerily appropriate given what’s going on in the world right now”. They’ve also announced that new album, ‘Women In Music Part III’, will now be out on 26 Jun.

Ghetts has released new track ‘Microsoft Word’.

Kaytranada has released the video for ‘Need It’, from his ‘Bubba’ album, which came out at the end of last year.

Icona Pop have released a new collaboration with producer Hayden James, titled ‘Right Time’.

Porcelain Raft has released new song ‘Out Of Time’. The track is taken from his new album, ‘Come Rain’, which is out on 15 May.

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

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