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One Liners: Spotify, Bandsintown, Harry Styles, more

By | Published on Friday 11 October 2019

Harry Styles


You know sometimes you see a little bit of video on Spotify after you press play on a track, before you lock your phone and put it in your pocket? Yeah. Well the streaming service is opening that feature up to more artists. More info here.



Gig recommendations platform Bandsintown has launched a whole load of new live music charts, four of which are to be published weekly by Billboard. The new charts use tracking and engagement on the platform to rank emerging and established acts in the US and worldwide. There are also US city-specific charts, with specific rundowns for other countries expected in the coming weeks. Check it all out here.



Champion tongue biter Harry Styles has released the first single from his as-yet-untitled second solo album. It’s called ‘Lights Up’.

Louise has released new single ‘Not The Same’. “It’s got a little nod to the first Eternal album”, she says. Louise used to be in Eternal.

Charli XCX has released the video for ‘White Mercedes’ from her new album ‘Charli’. She’s touring this month.

Jason Aldean has put out a video for his new single ‘We Back’, taken from his upcoming album ‘9’. “We’ve put out music videos in the past”, he implores.

has released the video for ‘Red Wine’, featuring Empress Of, which completes that trilogy of videos she’s been putting out.

Joy Orbison will release new EP ‘Slipping’ next week. Right here is a track from it called ‘Burn’, which features Mansur Brown and Infinite.

Self Esteem has released new track ‘Rooms’, which features on the new deluxe edition of her very brilliant ‘Compliments Please’ album. “It’s about when you just want to make sweet love to someone, but have to settle for polite chatting at functions”, she says. “When we play it live we all jiggle up on each other, so it’s a particular highlight of the set imo and now you can sing along!”



Squid have announced that they will headline the Scala in London on 2 Apr next year. It’ll be their biggest headline show to date. How lovely. Tickets are on sale now. Just delightful.



Booking agent Emma Banks of CAA has been announced as the winner of this year’s Outstanding Contribution prize at the Live UK Music Business Awards. The ceremony will take place on 30 Oct at the new Hard Rock Hotel in London.

Paul Jackson of Hull’s New Adelphi Club was awarded the Music Venue Trust‘s Outstanding Contribution Award for 2019 earlier this week. Jackson has run the venue for 35 years this month. “As somebody who has always resisted doing things by the book, the word ‘independent’ is important to me”, he says. “I see my work as being a crusade against mediocrity in music”.

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

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