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By | Published on Friday 28 September 2018

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Other notable announcements and developments today…

• UK Music has announced ILMC MD Greg Parmley as the new chair of its UK Live Music Group, the trade body of trade bodies that was formed so that the live music trade bodies that make up said trade body of trade bodies could then participate in UK Music, the wider trade body of trade bodies. He replaces Live Nation’s Paul Latham in the role, who recently announced his retirement from the live music giant.

• Vevo has announced Bryon Schafer as its new SVP of Research. “He is a highly respected and analytical executive, with extensive digital media experience, whose insight and analysis will help drive the value of the music video”, screeches Vevo CEO Alan Price.

• After a really very long time, Lil Wayne has finally released ‘Tha Carter V’. It’s running time is roughly the same as the amount of time you’ve been waiting for it, the rapper apparently having not spent all those years in legal limbo editing his work.

• Lady Gaga and that Bradley Cooper have released ‘Shallow’ from the ‘A Star Is Born’ soundtrack.

• Lady Gaga and Chic have released a new version of the latter’s ‘I Want Your Love’. It features on new Chic album ‘It’s About Time’.

• Avril Lavigne has released the video for new single ‘Head Above Water’.

• Having released the ‘Fast Slow Disco’ rework of her song ‘Slow Disco’ earlier this year, St Vincent has now released another version, ‘Slow Slow Disco’. It’s slower.

• The Chemical Brothers have released new track ‘Free Yourself’.

• Muse have released the video for new single ‘Pressure’. So now you have been made aware of that.

• Now, would you like to hear REM performing their song ‘E-Bow The Letter’ with Radiohead’s Thom Yorke from the year 2004. Yeah? And you want it to have been recorded in St James Church in London? Welcome to the greatest day of your life.

• The Prodigy have released new single ‘Light Up The Sky’. New album, ‘No Tourists’, is out on 2 Nov.

• Fleet Foxes have announced a new compilation, ‘First Collection 2006-2009’, to mark the tenth anniversary of their debut album. That’ll be out on 9 Nov. Here’s a track that’ll appear on it, ‘Isles’.

• Ahead of UK tour dates next month, Coheed And Cambria have released new track ‘Old Flames’.

• Fucked Up have released new track ‘Accelerate’. They’ve also announced UK tour dates in January.

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

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