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One Liners: Universal, Elton John, Muse, more

By | Published on Friday 27 April 2018

Universal Music

Other notable announcements and developments today…

• You can now get a daily CMU news summary via our Messenger bot. Click here to get started.

• Universal Music has appointed Dave Rocco to the newly created position on EVP Creative. Until recently he was Spotify’s Global Head Of Artist And Label Marketing. Uncle Luci Grainge is “THRILLED”. Rocco himself is only “excited”.

• ITV will air an American TV tribute to Elton John on Monday night. ‘Elton John: I’m Still Standing – A Grammy Salute’ is basically a thing designed to promote John’s new ‘Revamp’ compilation and features performances by artists including Lady Gaga, Miley Cyrus, Chris Martin and Elton himself. That’s ITV1 at 10.45pm on Monday. Past my bedtime, and yours too I’m sure.

• Muse will screen a filmed version of their ‘Drones’ tour in cinemas on 12 Jul. “It’s a good thing or a bad thing”, says Matt Bellamy.

• Rae Sremmurd have released the video for ‘Close’, taken from their still to be released new album, ‘Sr3mm’.

• Kali Uchis has released the video for ‘Get Up’, taken from her debut album ‘Isolation’.

• The Internet are back with a new single, ‘Roll (Burbank Funk)’, and it’s pretty great.

• Thundercat has released new track ‘Final Fight’, as part of Adult Swim’s singles club.

• I’ll tell you right now, Jon Hopkins’ new album is absolutely fantastic. Here’s a new track from it, ‘Everything’s Connected’.

• Billie Eilish has released the video for new single ‘Lovely’, featuring Khalid.

• Junglepussy has announced her third album, ‘Trader Joe’. It will be released on 11 May. Here’s the title track.

• Dreams can come true, Gabrielle is back. She’ll release a new album, ‘Under My Skin’, on 11 Aug. Here’s the first single, ‘Show Me’.

• Cellist Oliver Coates has released new single ‘Charlev’. He’ll be supporting Thom Yorke on tour later this year. He’s really flipping good live.

• Sabiyha has released new single ‘Letter’.

• Seinabo Sey has released new track ‘Breathe’.

• Keir has released new track ‘Sadboy’. The song, he says, is a call to “be loving and talk to each other, [and] never be embarrassed for the way you feel”.

• Florence And The Machine have announced shows in London, Halifax and Scunthorpe this May. Here’s the video for recent single ‘Sky Full Of Song’.

• J-pop group Maison Book Girl have announced shows in Birmingham and London around appearances at The Great Escape next month. Here’s the video for new single ‘Bath Room’.

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

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