Other notable announcements and developments today…
• Matthew Ogle, formerly of Last.fm, The Echo Nest, This Is My Jam and most recently Spotify, is heading to a new job at Instagram.
• Another former Last.fm exec – Stefan Baumschlager – more recently with YouTube, has joined Austrian start-up Record Bird, which is developing a fan notification service and recently closed a six figure investment round.
• Lana Del Rey has released the video for ‘Lust For Life’, featuring The Weeknd.
• Carla Bruni has announced that she will release a new album, ‘French Touch’, on 6 Oct. It’s first single is a cover of Depeche Mode’s ‘Enjoy The Silence’. “What I like very much about the song is the lyrics”, she says. “They are quite dark, but they’re made stronger because, nowadays, noise is everywhere. We need silence. Silence is healing”.
• Former frontman of The Only Ones, Peter Perrett, will release his debut album, ‘How The West Was One’, on 30 Jun. Here’s the video for new single, ‘An Epic Story’.
• Sleep Party People have released a new track, ‘The Sun Will Open Its Core’, taken from upcoming new album ‘Lingering’.
• Torgny will release new album, ‘Cut & Run’, this week. From it, this is ‘Dreams’.[from http://ift.tt/2lvivLP]