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One Liners: Taylor Swift, Liam Payne, Fever Ray, more

By | Published on Friday 20 October 2017

Taylor Swift

Other notable announcements and developments today…

• Following the release of his debut album, ’17’, in August, Universal’s Caroline International has signed XXXTentacion to a deal rumoured to be worth $6 million, according to Billboard. This despite the fact that he is currently awaiting trial on charges of aggravated battery of a pregnant woman, domestic battery by strangulation, false imprisonment and witness tampering. He denies the charges.

• Warner Music has promoted Alfonso Perez-Soto to the newly created position of Senior Vice President, Global Business Development and Chief Commercial Officer, Emerging Markets. His business cards are billboard sized. “Alfonso is a tenacious champion of new technology who takes a truly entrepreneurial approach to helping artists build careers and unlocking greater value from the entertainment ecosystem”, says Ole Obermann, WMG’s Chief Digital Officer, apparently in all seriousness.

• Taylor Swift has released a new single, ‘Gorgeous’.

• Foo Fighters have released new song ‘Soldier’ as part of the ‘Seven-Inches For Planned Parenthood’ charity singles series. Other contributors include Mary J Blige, Björk, St Vincent, Bon Iver and Feist.

• Liam Payne has blammed out a new single, ‘Bedroom Floor’. It’s better than his previous dogshit effort, ‘Strip That Down’. Extra points for the comedy telephone impression.

• Fever Ray is baaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaack. The Knife’s Karin Dreijer has just released her first new music under the name since 2009. Here’s ‘To The Moon And Back’ (not a Savage Garden cover, sadly).

• Young Thug has released the video for ‘Family Don’t Matter’, featuring Mollie Go Lightly, from his ‘Beautiful Thugger Girls’ album.

• Dizzee Rascal has released the video for ‘Bop N Keep It Dippin’, from his ‘Raskit’ album.

• Craig David has released the video for new single ‘Heartline’. His new album, ‘The Time Is Now’, is out on 26 Jan.

• Sophie has released new single ‘It’s Okay To Cry’, the PC Music associated producer’s first since 2015.

• Spinning Coin have released new single ‘Money Is A Drug’. Produced by Edwyn Collins and Stu Evens, their debut album, ‘Permo’, is out on 10 Nov via The Pastels’ Domino imprint Geographic.

• Swedish star Magnus Carlson will play his first ever UK show at 229 in London tomorrow night, as part of a Northern Soul all-nighter. His new EP, ‘From Now On’, was released earlier this month. Here’s the title track.

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

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