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By | Published on Monday 22 October 2018

Universal Music

Other notable announcements and developments today…

• Universal Music has promoted Jason Ellis to Managing Director of dance label Positiva. He has been the company’s Head Of A&R since 1999. Says Virgin EMI boss Ted Cockle: “Even though the parent company has evolved through several guises, Jason has at all times remained focused on identifying the very best records, and alongside the teams that he nurtures so well, has helped deliver hits consistently across the years”. Ellis will also remain in his other role as A&R Director for Virgin EMI at large.

• Elsewhere, Universal Music has appointed producer Giles Martin to the newly created role of Head Of Audio & Sound. Based at Abbey Road Studios, he will study new audio formats and consumer technology to see what’s actually worth spending time on. “The landscape of the way people listen to music has changed dramatically”, he says, getting straight to work.

• Tove Lo has released a new short film, ‘Blue Lips’. It features music from her upcoming new album of the same name.

• De Staat have released the video for new single ‘Kitty Kitty’. Their new album, ‘Bubble Gum’, is set for release on 18 Jan.

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

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