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By and | Published on Friday 6 March 2020



The winter edition of the Tomorrowland festival, due to take place in the French Alps, has been cancelled at the insistence of the French government as part of its efforts to contain the spread of the coronavirus COVID-19. An official announcement regarding the cancellation of the Ultra Music Festival in Miami, also in response to the spread of the virus, is expected later today.



Glassnote has announced Dexter Batson as its UK Head Of Promotion. Batson joins from Spotify, where he was a senior editor responsible for alternative rock playlisting. “I’ve spent my career working to make good music popular, and what better place to continue that work than with this great independent institution”, he says. “Glassnote has a glorious past and present, and I’m hoping to make our future even brighter”.

Universal Music’s Interscope Geffen A&M division in the US has promoted Michelle An to Head Of Visual Creative. “Michelle represents the spirit and culture of this company in a unique and important way, working closely with our artists on their visuals very early in their development, bringing their visions to life and helping them establish long lasting careers”, says Vice Chair Steve Berman.

Music-centric virtual reality platform MelodyVR has appointed James Garside as its new Head Of Product. He joins from video streaming service DAZN. “I’m delighted to be joining MelodyVR at such a seminal point in its story”, he says. “After a momentous year for the business, it is THRILLING to help shape its product offering for more success in the future. Having already established itself as the world’s leading destination for immersive live music content, its potential is infinite”.



Enter Shikari have released the video for latest single ‘The Dreamer’s Hotel’. Their new album, ‘Nothing Is True And Everything Is Possible’, is out on 17 Apr.

Grouplove have released new single ‘Youth’. “When we finished ‘Youth’ a group of us drove to El Paso and went grocery shopping, bought fireworks, went to a guitar shop and stopped at a food stand”, says guitarist Andrew Wessen. “We had been up for two days. We looked insane, we felt insane and it was insane. But I’ll never forget how the song felt as we sped down the highway, Dave driving 150mph, all of us just crammed in. I can literally picture it perfectly because I was so fucking proud of the song and couldn’t believe it didn’t exist half a day before”. What sort of example is that setting for the children?

Erland Cooper has announced that he will release the final album in his ‘Orkney Trilogy’ on 29 May. It’s called ‘Hether Blether’ and the first track from the release is ‘Longhope’, featuring Kathryn Joseph. Cooper has also announced tour dates in September and October, plus a one-off show at the Barbican in London on 13 Jun.

Diet Cig have announced that they will release their second album, ‘Do You Wonder About Me?’, on 1 May through Frenchkiss. This is new single ‘Thriving’.

Hannah Georgas will release a new album produced by The National’s Aaron Dessner this summer. The album will be released outside Canada by Aaron & Bryce Dessner’s Brassland label. Here’s new single ‘That Emotion’.



Lady Gaga has announced that she will bring new live show ‘The Chromatica Ball’ to London’s Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on 30 Jul. Tickets go on sale on 13 Mar.

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