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One Liners: Tramlines, Dolly Parton, MOBO, more

By and | Published on Wednesday 25 October 2017

Dolly Parton

Other notable announcements and developments today…

• Sheffield music festival Tramlines has re-signed with ticketing firm Gigantic so that it can continue to be the event’s exclusive online ticket agent. The festival states: “The queue-busting solution developed by Gigantic for the tens of thousands of people attending Tramlines last year reduced queuing time by 90%”.

• Dolly Parton is to follow in the footsteps of Josh Homme and read a bedtime story on BBC pre-schooler TV channel CBeebies. I think I need a lie down myself after writing that sentence. Parton will read ‘Dog Loves Books’ by Louise Yates today at 6.50pm.

• MOBO and Help Musicians UK have teamed up to launch the Help Musicians Fund, which will offer grants of up to £2000 to help musicians to further their careers. Find out more here.

• The FastForward conference has announced a new mentoring programme in partnership with Ticketmaster. Six young people working their way up the music industry will receive a year of guidance from a Live Nation or Ticketmaster exec. Apply here.

• Lana Del Rey and Dua Lipa manager Ben Mawson has been confirmed to speak at the latest Ultimate Seminar educational event for aspiring artists, which will take place at the University Of Westminster on 18 Nov. More info here.

• Angel Olsen has released a video for new single ‘Special’, taken from her rarities collection ‘Phases’, which is out on 10 Nov.

• The War On Drugs have released the video for ‘Nothing To Find’, from their recent album ‘A Deeper Understanding’.

• Justin Broadrick has announced a new EP in his JK Flesh guise, titled ‘Exit Stance’. It’s out on 27 Nov. Here’s the title track.

• Rina Sawayama has released another new single, ‘Tunnel Vision’, this one featuring Shamir. It will feature on a mini-album, titled ‘Rina’, which is out this Friday.

• Sega Bodea has announced his second mixtape of movie-inspired tracks, out on 10 Nov. Here’s opening track ‘Requiem’, inspired by Darren Aronofsky’s ‘Requiem For A Dream’, featuring Shygirl.

• Passepied have released the video for ‘Oto No Naru Hou E’, taken from their new mini-album ‘Otonari-san’.

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

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