Wednesday, October 18, 2017

One Liners: Def Jam, Beatport, MGMT, more | UNLIMITED | CMU


Other notable announcements and developments today…

• Steven Victor has been named Executive Vice President and Head Of A&R at Universal’s Def Jam in the US. Previously SVP A&R at Universal Music Group as a whole, he will remain head of William Victor Management and COO of GOOD Music. “I’m genuinely excited”, he says.

• Dance music download platform Beatport has appointed Robb McDaniels as its new CEO. “We are looking forward to reigniting both innovation and value creation for our partners and customers at Beatport in 2018 and beyond”, he says. McDaniels was previously CEO of music distribution firm INgrooves, which he founded in 2002.

• MGMT are back. Things you can do to stop them: zero. They’ll release a new album next year. Here’s new single ‘Little Dark Age’:

• Morrissey has released the video for ‘Spent The Day In Bed’. He spends the video in a chair.

• A Perfect Circle have released their first new music for four years, in the shape of new single ‘The Doomed’. The band’s first album since 2004 is also due out next year.

• Ghostpoet has released the video for new single ‘Woe Is Meee’, taken from his excellent new album ‘Dark Days And Canapés’.

• Everything Everything, who continue to be just magnificent, have released the video for new single ‘Night Of The Long Knives’.

• Joss Stone and Nitin Sawhney have released the video for ‘Mama Earth’, from their upcoming album ‘Project Mama Earth’.

• Noga Erez, whose debut album ‘Off The Radar’ remains one of the best albums of 2017, has released the video for the record’s opening track, ‘Balkada’.

• Sampa The Great will release new mixtape ‘Birds And Bee9’ on 10 Nov. Here’s new single ‘Bye River’:

• Hannah Trigwell has released new single ‘Nobody’. She’s currently touring the UK, with a show at Nottingham’s Bunker Hill tonight.

• Rina Sawayama has released the video for her brilliant new single ‘Afterlife’. She’ll play The Pickle Factory in London on 2 Nov.

• Wovoka Gentle have released new single ‘Branscombe’. They’ll play the Rich Mix in London on 7 Nov.

• Sigrid has announced UK tour dates for next March, including a show at the Shepherds Bush Empire on 14 Mar.

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


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