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One Liners: Def Jam, Live Nation, Bjork, more

By | Published on Thursday 3 August 2017

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Other notable announcements and developments today…

• Universal Music’s Def Jam Recordings in the US has a new CEO in the form of Paul Rosenberg, longtime manager of Eminem, who also heads up the rapper’s Shady Records.

• Former UK Music chief Jo Dipple is joining Live Nation in a lobbying role as SVP Public Affairs. Presumably that will involve sitting across the table from former colleagues at the various UK Music-allied trade groups involved in the anti-ticket touting FanFair Alliance and defending Live Nation’s secondary ticketing businesses Seatwave and Get Me In. Fun times.

• I promised Bjork that I’d hand deliver this message: “I am excited to share with you that my new album is coming out very soon. Warmthness, Björk”. Could someone sign for it so that she knows I delivered?

• Godspeed You! Black Emperor will release new album ‘Luciferian Towers’ on Constellation on 22 Sep. Here’s a video of its packaging. What fun.

• A new video from Mercury Prize-nominated Glass Animals to accompany new single ‘Agnes’? How generous. But you’re still not going to win.

• Garbage have posted a video for their new single ‘No Horses’. There are 25 horses in it.

• The Dillinger Escape Plan will be handed the Outstanding Contribution To Music Award at this year’s edition of AIM’s Independent Music Awards. And there’s nothing you can do about it.



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