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One Liners: Sony/ATV, PledgeMusic, AEG Presents, more

By and | Published on Wednesday 8 March 2017


Other notable announcements and developments today…

• Sony/ATV UK has appointed Alastair Kinross as its new Senior A&R Manager. “We are delighted”, says the music publisher’s UK Head Of A&R, David Ventura, adding: “We are all very excited for the future”.

• PledgeMusic has appointed Theresa Trenks to the role of Territory Manager for Germany, Switzerland and Austria, and will become the direct-to-fan platform’s primary contact point in the region for artists, labels and managers using the service.

• So AEG Live is now AEG Presents and anyone who gets it wrong will be shot. Not my words ladies and gentlemen, but those of AEG Live. Ah, shit, everyone duck. So yes, AEG has rebranded its concert promotions business and even has a new logo. Woo!

• Fleet Foxes have announced that they will release their first album for six years, titled ‘Crack Up’, on 16 Jun. Here’s first single, ‘Third of May/Ōdaigahara’.

• Mastodon have released a third track from their upcoming ‘Emperor Of Sand’ album. Here’s ‘Andromeda’.

• Joey Bada$$ has announced that he will release new album, ‘All-Amerikkkan Bada$$’, on 7 Apr. From it, this is ‘Land Of The Free’.

• Machinedrum has released a new VR experience, created with Finnish designer Antti Jäderholm, called ‘Ocean Of Thought’. Check it out here.

• Ray BLK has released the video for ‘Patience (Freestyle)’.

• Julia Holter has released another track from her upcoming live studio album ‘In The Same Room’. Here’s ‘Silhouette’.

• 6lack has released the video for ‘Free’ from his ‘Free 6lack’ album.

• The Justified Ancients Of Mu Mu are doing something in Liverpool on 27 Aug.

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