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One Liners: The Killers, EMA, UK Music Video Awards, more

By and | Published on Thursday 29 June 2017


Other notable announcements and developments today…

• EuropaCorp, the film company founded by French director Luc Besson, recently sold its library of music rights featuring over 1500 compositions used in the firm’s movies to good old Sony/ATV in a deal worth €14.5 million, with a possible subsequent performance-related €2 million boost.

• Former Universal Music Publishing exec David Renzer, who became Chairman of US-based indie music publisher Spirit Music in 2014, is now also CEO of that company. New business cards all round I say.

• The fifth edition of the BIME conference will take place in Bilbao from 25-28 Oct. Music, tech and gaming will be in the spotlight as usual, with Armonia, Believe, Boiler Room, Muki-International and Tiger Heart among the companies already represented in the list of speakers.

• The Killers have released the video for new single, ‘The Man’.

• Wiki, formerly of Ratking, has released a new track, ‘Pretty Bull’.

• EMA has released new single ‘Down And Out’.

• Girl Ray have released new single ‘Don’t Go Back At Ten’.

• All We Are have completed their video trilogy, with new single ‘Dance’.

• Howling Bells vocalist Juanita Stein has announced that she will be touring the UK later this year. Her debut solo album, ‘America’, is out on 28 Jul. Here’s first single ‘I’ll Cry’.

• The UK Music Video Awards 2017 will take place at The Roundhouse in London on 26 Oct, the tenth edition of the music video championing event. Organisers are now accepting entries via

• Music Business Worldwide’s A&R Awards will return for a second edition on 1 Nov at the Sheraton Grand Park Lane Hotel in London. Adult Contemporary is being added to the list of genre-specific prizes presented.

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