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One Liners: Stefan Dabruck, Iggy Pop, Mura Masa, more

By | Published on Wednesday 26 April 2017

Stefan Dabruck & BMG

Other notable announcements and developments today…

• BMG has hired EDM producer and manager Stefan Dabruck as an A&R consultant. “Stefan is not just a German hitmaker”, says BMG’s Dominique Kulling. “I am very impressed”, adds Dabruck.

• Iggy Pop has signed a new deal with Sony’s Artist Legacy Group to represent his name and likeness. “Iggy Pop is punk rock personified and a perfect fit for brands looking to add authentic edge to their product lines and advertising campaigns”, says ALG CEO Ashley Austin, which sounds quite depressing, even when you remember those insurance ads.

• Mura Masa has announced that he’ll release his debut album on 14 Jul. It features Damon Albarn, Christine & The Queens, Charli XCX, A$AP Rocky, Desiigner, Jamie Lidell and AK Paul. Fancy. Here’s ‘1 Night’, featuring Charli XCX.

• Shabazz Palaces will release a new album, ‘Quazarz: Born On A Gangster Star’, on 15 Jul. From it, this is ‘Shine A Light’, featuring Thaddillac.

• Grandaddy have released a 360° VR video for new single ‘That’s What You Get For Getting Outta Bed’.

• DNCE have put out the lyric video for their new single, ‘Kissing Strangers’, what features Nicki Minaj.

• Perera Elsewhere is back with a new single, ‘Happened’.

• Rick Ross has announced one lonely UK tour date on his ‘Rather You Than Me’ tour. Get yourself to IndigO2 under the O2 Dome on 13 Jun to witness it.

• Sohn has announced that he’ll kick off a European tour with a London show at the Roundhouse on 25 Oct.

• Prizes were handed out to various people at last night’s Jazz FM Awards, including the Rolling Stones, who won Blues Artist Of The Year and Album Of The Year, while drummer Charlie Watts received the Gold Award for his contribution to jazz.

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