Thursday, October 26, 2017

One Liners: XXXTentacion, Auddly, Selena Gomez, more | UNLIMITED | CMU

Selena Gomez

Other notable announcements and developments today…

• XXXTentacion has said that he is terminating his reported $6 million deal with Universal’s Capitol, which was only signed last week. “I am not a signed artist, and I will not be releasing music for a very long time, I’m tired of this shit”, he wrote in an Instagram story. The mega-bucks deal proved controversial, as the rapper is currently awaiting trial on charges of aggravated battery of a pregnant woman, domestic battery by strangulation, false imprisonment and witness tampering. He denies the charges.

• Auddly, the project management platform for music makers that also aims to ensure artists and songwriters pump good music rights data into the industry whenever they create new material, has added new tools for artist managers. The aim is to ensure artists, songwriters, publishers and now managers are all in sync on music data matters.

• Radio station and podcast aggregator TuneIn has nabbed SoundCloud’s CFO Holly Lim to head up its finance, legal and HR functions. The ex-Google exec joined SoundCloud last year, CFOing the company through its near-oblivion stage. As previously reported, there was a revamp of senior management at SoundCloud in August after it was rescued by a new $169.5 million investment.

• Liam Gallagher has recorded one of those Spotify Singles things. As is tradition, he has performed a cover as the b-side. Reaching out deep into his influences, he’s chosen to record a version of ‘Wonderwall’ by Oasis.

• Selena Gomez and Marshmello have released a new track together, ‘Wolves’.

• Steve Angello has released the video for recent single ‘Freedom’, featuring Pusha T.

• Morrissey’s gone and released himself a new single, ‘I Wish You Lonely’.

• Chloe Howl has released new single, ‘Do It Alone’. “Knowingly being the other woman is the ultimate crime against girl code for me”, she says of the song. “So when I could see things were getting closer between me and a man who was taken I wrote ‘Do It Alone’ as an ode to all the reasons why I would never ever take that role, even if I wanted to”.

• Crossfaith have made their new single, ‘Diavolos’, available online. However, in order to listen to it, you have to headbang in front of your webcam. If you stop, the music stops. Or, if your neck’s not up to that sort of thing anymore, you can lightly shake your laptop up and down.

• The Body and Full Of Hell have recorded another album together, ‘Ascending A Mountain Of Heavy Light’, out on 17 Nov. From it, this is ‘Farewell, Man’.

• Crystal Castles’ US and Canadian tour dates, due to begin this week, have been cancelled following abuse claims made against the duo’s Ethan Kath by former bandmate Alice Glass.

• Marmozets has postponed the remainder of their UK tour, after vocalist Becca MacIntyre developed bronchitis and a respiratory infection. Shows will recommence next month.

• GRM Daily’s (mainly) fan-voted Rated Awards took place earlier this week, with J HUS winning both best album and best track, while Stormzy also got two gongs, best video for ‘Big For Your Boots’ and Artist Of The Year. Watch the show here.

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


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