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By | Published on Wednesday 15 March 2017

UK Music

Other notable announcements and developments today…

• UK Music is calling on musicians, songwriters, composers, producers, engineers and managers to fill out a survey for its annual ‘Measuring Music’ report. It’s a whole lot of fun, prizes to be won.

• Jackson Wong has been appointed as Managing Director of Warner Music China. He joins from film company Oriental DreamWorks. “I’m pleased”, says WMG’s Asia President Simon Robson. “This is an exciting time”, adds Wong.

• The Orchard has promoted Cat Kreidich to SVP Global Account Management. “We are THRILLED to have her taking on this expanded role”, says COO Colleen Theis.

• Hey, Feist is going to release a new album. It’s been a while, huh? It’s called ‘Pleasure’ and it’s out on 28 Apr.

• Luke Vibert has announced a new album, ‘Luke Vibert Presents UK Garave Vol 1’, which he describes as “an ode to the era of M25 convoys, mobile phone hotlines and raving amongst dogs on strings in British aerodrome fields”. It’s out on 5 May.

• Tom Robinson will play a show at the 100 Club in London on 24 Oct to mark the 40th anniversary of his 1977 debut single ‘2-4-6-8 Motorway’.

• Carl Barât & The Jackals have announced a brief club tour in May and June, finishing up at Camden Rocks on 3 Jun.

• Little Dragon will headline the Roundhouse on 27 Oct. So now you know.

• The nominees for the 2017 GIT Award have been announced, championing the best in new music from Liverpool. On the list this year are: Aystar, Baltic Fleet, Louis Berry, The Coral, God Colony, Immix Ensemble, Ohmns, Or:la, She Drew The Gun, Suedebrown, XamVolo and The Vryll Society.

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