Other notable announcements and developments today…
• Believe-owned DIY music distributor TuneCore has announced former Viacom exec Neil Bhay as its new Head Of Technology. “His expertise and unique engineering background will help us continue building the tools independent artists need to reach the highest level of success”, says CEO Scott Ackerman.
• Music Support, the mental health and addiction charity aimed at people who work in the music industry, has appointed a new Managing Director. Eric Mtungwazi joins the organisation from youth social action charity City Year UK, and has also previously worked in sport and music as well as the charity sector.
• The dance music focused Brighton Music Conference has announced that it will take place in the city’s British Airways i360 complex in 2019. To celebrate the venue change, organisers are offering 50 special ‘launch tickets which will include access to an invite-only party in the i360 Pod which rises up 450 feet above Brighton beach. Info here.
• The first trailer for Elton John biopic ‘Rocketman’ has been released. The film is expected to hit cinemas next May.
• John Legend has announced that he will release his first Christmas album, ‘A Legendary Christmas’, on 26 Oct. It will feature guest appearances from Stevie Wonder and Esperanza Spalding.
• Micah P Hinson And The Musicians Of The Apocalypse have released new track ‘The Sleep Of The Damned’. Their album, ‘When I Shoot At You With Arrows, I Will Shoot To Destroy You’, is out on 26 Oct, and they will play London’s Oslo venue on 4 Dec.
• Preparing to head out on a UK tour next month, Anne-Marie has announced more dates for May and June next year. Tickets go on sale on Friday.
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