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One Liners: Tekno, [PIAS], Selena Gomez, more

By | Published on Wednesday 6 June 2018


Other notable announcements and developments today…

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• Universal’s Island Records in the UK has signed a distribution deal with Nigerian pop musician Tekno. “I want the Tekno brand to reach the global stage”, he says. “Being with a full team in Nigeria, in Africa, and working with Alex [Boetang] and Island UK means that there are machines in place to ensure my music is delivered to my fans and the world with the best quality possible”.

• [PIAS] has hired Lucy Francis to work in A&R, with a focus on international development.

• Selena Gomez has released the video for new song ‘Back To You’, which features on the soundtrack of series two of ‘Thirteen Reasons Why’.

• A$AP Rocky has released the video for ‘Praise The Lord (Da Shine)’, featuring Skepta.

• Rich The Kid has released a new track with Drake nemesis Pusha T, called ‘Can’t Afford It’.

• Suede have released new single, ‘The Invisibles’. The track is the first taken from new album ‘The Blue Hour’, which is out on 21 Sep.

• Rick Astley has released new single, ‘Beautiful Life’. His new album of the same name will be out on 20 Jul.

• Father and son team Neil and Liam Finn are set to release an album together, called ‘Lightsleeper’, on 24 Aug. From it, this is ‘Back To Life’.

• Sophie will release new album, ‘Oil Of Every Pearl’s Un-Insides’, on 15 Jun.

• I thought Rina Sawayama had already released a video for ‘Ordinary Superstar’, but apparently not because it just went online yesterday.

• Moaning have released a new video for ‘Misheard’, ahead of UK shows next week.

• Fifi Rong has released the video for new single ‘Horizon’.

• Aadae has announced new single, ‘Just Found Out’. “At the time I was working on this song, there was a lot going on in my personal life”, she says. “I wanted to make something that would help me dance away my pain”.

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

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