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By | Published on Friday 31 August 2018


Other notable announcements and developments today…

• Well, here’s a turn up: always controversial secondary ticketing site Viagogo has apparently committed to send someone to speak to the UK Parliament’s new select committee inquiry into the live music sector. With UK-based Viagogo staff reportedly being shipped out to the US, the company has seemingly said that it will send Head Of Business Development Cristopher Miller from its New York office. Lovely stuff.

• Warner Music has appointed Alfonso Perez-Soto as EVP Eastern Europe, Middle East And Africa, Warner Music Group. “I’m delighted”, says Perez-Soto of that rather long new job title.

• Metallica have announced “the next evolution of whiskey”, saying that they have used a new “sonic enhancement” process to “shape” the flavour of their Blackened whiskey. Sure.

• Eminem has surprise released a new album called ‘Kamikaze’. It features new track, ‘Venom’, his contribution to Marvel’s upcoming film of the same name, as well as other contributions from Kendrick Lamar and Justin Vernon elsewhere.

• Adam Lambert has released a little behind the scenes video from Queen’s appearance at the O2 Arena last month. Sam Smith wasn’t around to make any controversial comments this time.

• The 1975 have released the video for ‘Tootimetootimetootime’.

• Ghetts has released new single, ‘Black Rose’, featuring Kojey Radical. His new album, ‘Ghetto Gospel: The New Testament’, is out on 14 Sep.

• Anna Calvi has released the video for the title track of her new album, ‘Hunter’. That album, by the way, is out today.

• Clipping have released new track ‘Stab Him In The Throat’, taken from Sub Pop’s upcoming ‘Rick & Morty’ soundtrack album.

• Haley Bonar – now just Haley – has released new single ‘Infinite Pleasure Part 2’. Her new album, ‘Pleasureland’, is set for release on 12 Oct.

• Muncie Girls have released the video for ‘Clinic’. Their new album, ‘Fixed Ideals’, is out today.

• Dena has released new single ‘HMU’. “It’s a song about telepathy and telephones, which are some of the central topics on my upcoming record ‘If It’s Written'”, she explains.

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

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