Tuesday, September 18, 2018

One Liners: BMI, Music+Sport, BASCA, more | UNLIMITED | CMU


Other notable announcements and developments today…

• Karen Buse has left collecting society PRS For Music in to order to take up the role of Managing Director, European Society Relations at American performing rights organisation BMI. “We are THRILLED to have her join our team”, says BMI exec Ann Sweeney.

• P-C Rae has joined Music+Sport, which puts on live music in sporting venues, as Artist Booker. Rae has previously worked on a range of festivals and conferences. “Bringing someone with the experience and expertise of P-C Rae on board to oversee our artist booking is a fantastic coup for Music+Sport and puts us in a really strong position as we start thinking about our 2019 programme”, says the company’s CEO Andrew Wilkinson.

• The Association Of Independent Music has announced that its members have had 500 million links to piracy sites taken down from the internet since the trade body launched its partnership with content protection company MUSO. “AIM’s partnership with MUSO began in May this year, and to see five million takedowns achieved already reflects the speed and efficiency with which MUSO has covered the catalogues across the independent music community”, says AIM’s Gee Davy.

• Florence And The Machine have released a live video of themselves performing ‘South London Forever’ at the Joiners Arms in Camberwell. UK tour dates are coming in November.

• Girli has released new single ‘Young’. “‘Young’ is about growing up and feeling like they taught you life wrong in school”, she says. “It’s about feeling lost and directionless and confused but soldiering on and trying to live life to the fullest through all of the madness”.

• 65daysofstatic have released new track ‘Z1’. “We’ve been busy trying to write music that isn’t also a song at the same time”, say the band. “So, here is some brand new music from us. It is a live take of some machines we made to make music like we make, except in ways we might not have thought of ourselves”. There will be UK tour dates in November.

• She Makes War has released new single, ‘Undone’. UK tour dates and new album ‘Brace For Impact’ are upcoming next month.

• BASCA has announced details of this year’s Gold Badge Awards winners. Who are they? Well, Reservoir’s Annette Barrett, the ENO’s Martyn Brabbins, manager Jackie Davidson, Squeeze’s Chris Difford, BASCA and PRS chair Guy Fletcher, Elbow’s Guy Garvey, jazz singer Claire Martin, composer Sarah Rodgers, composer Matthew Scott, conductor Scott Stroman, and engineer Nick Wollage.

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

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