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One Liners: Warner/Chappell, IFPI, Skepta, more

By and | Published on Tuesday 4 July 2017


Other notable announcements and developments today…

• Music publisher Warner/Chappell has appointed Rob Owen to the role of VP Creative, Catalogue & Marketing which, in case you wondered, is a brand new role. He’s been doing marketing consultancy for a range of music clients since departing Parlophone in 2015, where he did marketing stuff – ultimately as VP Marketing – for over a decade.

• Global record label trade group IFPI has announced that John Blewett, who joined the organisation last year from lobbying firm Luther Pendragon, has been appointed Director Of Communications.

• Skepta has dropped a brand new track on SoundCloud, ‘Hypocrisy’. In it, he suggests that he turned down an MBE, as all people should.

• The Big Moon have released a new live video of themselves performing ‘Cupid’.

• Japanese metal band Mary’s Blood will release a special edition of latest album ‘Fate’ in the UK via JPU Records on 18 Aug. From it, this is ‘Counter Strike’.

• Rag N Bone Man will be touring the UK in November, including two nights at the Brixton Academy on 23-24 Nov.

• Mac DeMarco has announced a new run of UK shows in November, kicking off with a three night residency at The Coronet in London on 17-19 Nov.

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