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By and | Published on Wednesday 6 February 2019

Raised In Space

Other notable announcements and developments today…

• Former BMG President Zach Katz has teamed up with Scooter Braun’s Ithaca Holdings to launch Raised In Space Enterprises. What’s that? Well, it is a “first of its kind investment group guiding extraordinary founders in creating innovative solutions for the music industry, from inception to market adoption”. Well, you did ask.

• Edge Investments has announced a £3.5 million investment into festival-focused ticketing platform Festicket, which “partners with festivals to provide standard and VIP packages that combine accommodation, transfers and admission for festivals worldwide – creating a complete and hassle-free one-stop shop for festival-goers”. In case you wondered.

• Do you remember that time when it felt like Global was trying to buy up every UK commercial radio station? Well, now its Bauer Radio that’s in full on acquisition mode. It has just bought not one but two local radio groups: Celador Radio and the Lincs FM Group. That adds a whole bunch of extra local stations to Bauer’s portfolio, though it will sell three of them on to Nation Radio, all of them in markets where Bauer already has a presence.

• Neneh Cherry has released the video for ‘Natural Skin Deep’ from her latest album, ‘Broken Politics’.

• Sunn o))) are to release a new album, titled ‘Life Metal’, in April. Here’s a taster.

• Ibibio Sound Machine have released new single ‘Wanna Come Down’.

• Virginia Wing have announced a one-off show at London’s Southbank Centre on 2 Apr, with support from Deep Throat Choir and Mich Cota.

• Sharon Van Etten has announced a handful of UK shows in Norwich, Cambridge, Leeds and Newcastle in July and August.

• Angel Haze has announced UK and Ireland tour dates in April and May, including a show at The Garage in London on 6 May.

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