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One Liners: Virgin EMI, Janelle Monáe, Chainsmokers, more

By | Published on Tuesday 24 April 2018

Janelle Monáe

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 promoted Rob Pascoe to the role of General Manager at Virgin EMI. He has worked in various radio focussed roles at Virgin EMI, and prior to that at Mercury, over the last sixteen years. “Radio plugging per se has become a smaller percentage of Rob’s daily reality at the label”, says Virgin EMI President Ted Cockle.

• Janelle Monáe has released the video for latest single, ‘I Like That’.

• Chainsmokers have released the video for, ‘Somebody’, featuring Drew Love. The track is taken from new EP, ‘Sick Boy’.

• Charlie Puth has released the video for recent single, ‘Done For Me’, featuring Kehlani. His new album, ‘Voicenotes’, is out on 11 May.

• Flowdan has released new track, ‘Bodybag’, featuring Irah.

• Paris has released new track ‘Gone’, featuring Trippie Redd.

• Real Lies have released new track, ‘The Checks’.

• The live version of Spotify’s Who We Be playlist will hit the UK later this year. Jaykae, Mabel, MIST, Ms Banks, Sneakbo and Yungen will play the Birmingham Academy on 14 Jun. A London date is set to follow in November.

• Incubus have announced three UK shows in September, playing Academy venues in Birmingham, Brixton and Manchester.

• Christine And The Queens will play a whole load more UK and Ireland shows, in addition to the previously announced one at the Hammersmith Apollo on 20 Nov. There’s a second night in London, plus shows in Glasgow, Edinburgh, Birmingham, Manchester and Dublin.

• G Flip has announced her first UK shows, starting with a couple at the Great Escape next month. Straight after, she’ll play the Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen on 20 May, support Pale Waves at Heaven on 24 May, and then travel around the multi-city Dot To Dot festival.

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

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