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By | Published on Tuesday 19 November 2019



Management outfit YMU Group has named Fiona McAuley its new UK Head Of Digital. “Fiona joins YMU Group at an exciting time for the company and will lead our thinking on digital strategy across our expanding roster of artists”, says UK MD Ian Watt. “She is a well-respected innovator in her field with a strong track record of success. Her experience, expertise and insight into this increasingly important area will ensure she becomes a valuable addition to our senior leadership team”.



Spotify has launched a new daily updated personalised podcasts playlist, called Your Daily Podcasts. It’ll tell you what podcasts you should be listening to every day. Presumably it only features our Setlist podcast, because what else is there?



At 27 minutes, Kanye West‘s ‘Jesus Is King’ album is already a bit on the long side. Now he’s announced ‘Jesus Is King Part II’. Although this time he’s working with Dr Dre, which might help.

Haim have released new single ‘Hallelujah’, accompanied by yet another Paul Thomas Anderson directed video. “We’ve always wanted to write a song about our bond as sisters”, says Danielle Haim. That’s what this is, you see, she’s not just lamenting.

Harry Styles has released new single ‘Watermelon Sugar’. The release date for his new album, ‘Fine Line’, remains 13 Dec.

The Pet Shop Boys will release their new album ‘Hotspot’ on 24 Jan. “We’ve written much of our music over the last ten years in Berlin and it was an exciting experience to work on this album in the legendary Hansa studios there and add a new dimension to our sound”, they say. Here’s new single ‘Burning The Heather’.

Grimes has released new single ‘So Heavy I Fell Through The Earth’. Her new album, ‘Miss Anthropocene’, will finally arrive on 21 Feb.

DJ Shadow has released the video for his De La Soul featuring single ‘Rocket Fuel’. His new album, ‘Our Pathetic Age’, is out now and he’ll be playing UK shows in February.

Princess Nokia has released new single ‘Balenciaga’.

Confidence Man are back with new single ‘Does It Make You Feel Good?’ They’ve also announced that they will be playing UK shows in April next year.

Haleek Maul has released new single ‘Halo’, featuring Mick Jenkins. The track is taken from his debut album ‘Errol’, which is out on 14 Feb through Lex Records. “‘Errol’ is dedicated to my late grandfather in both name and subject matter”, explains Maul. “With this project I’m really working through a lot of the things that I’ve learned about myself and the world in the period since I lost him”.

Okay Kaya has announced that she will release her new album, ‘Watch This Liquid Pour Itself’, on 24 Jan through Jagjaguwar. From it, this is ‘Little Baby Tween’.

Is it time for Christmas music yet? No, but here’s some anyway. IDKHOW have released a whole EP of the stuff, titled ‘Christmas Drag’. “I wrote ‘Christmas Drag’ over a decade ago”, says the duo’s Dallon Weekes. “I’ve always been a sucker for Christmas music, and this was one of the first Christmas songs I ever wrote for myself. I’m happy I got a chance to give it a proper recording and release”.



Paul McCartney is the first headliner announced for the 50th anniversary edition of Glastonbury in 2020. So well done if that was your guess. He last played the festival in 2004. “Having Paul McCartney coming back to headline the Pyramid next year is an absolute dream come true”, says Emily Eavis. “There really was no one that we wanted more for the 50th anniversary”.

Coldplay aren’t just playing album launch shows in Jordan. No. They will also play the Natural History Museum in London three days later on 25 Nov. To get access to tickets you’ll have to pre-order the new album from their website before Thursday is over.

The Killers have announced a tour of UK and Ireland stadiums next summer. Support will come variously from Blossoms, Sam Fender and Manic Street Preachers. Tickets go on sale tomorrow.

Kelis is going to tour to mark the 20th anniversary of her debut album ‘Kaleidoscope’ next year. There are two UK dates at Manchester’s Albert Hall on 16 Mar and London’s Roundhouse on 17 Mar. Tickets go on sale on Thursday.

Will Young and James Morrison have announced co-headlining dates in a selection of British forests next summer as part of the Forestry England’s Forest Live initiative. More info here.

Dutch Uncles’ Robin Richards has announced that he will play his debut solo show at Band On The Wall in Manchester. When? 20 Sep next year. So you’ve got a bit of a wait. Here’s a new track though, ‘Gefail Yr Ynys’.

Katie Melua has announced that she will be touring the UK and Ireland in October and November next year. She’s also putting out a new live album on 15 Dec, featuring a performance from last with the Gori Women’s Choir.

Stephen O’Malley of Sunn o))) will play doom metal yoga event Do.oomyoga on Friday and Saturday this week. Yes, that’s a thing.

Squid have announced a UK tour in March to precede their already sold out show at The Scala in London on 2 Apr.

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

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