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CMU’s One Liners: Downtown Records, Universal Music Publishing, Warner/Chappell, more

By and | Published on Thursday 21 July 2016

Universal Music

Other notable announcements and developments today…

• Downtown Records has signed a distribution and label services deal with Universal Music and its Interscope division. The American indie previously worked with Sony’s Red on distribution gubbins. The new deal will seemingly provide extra services for the independent via Team Interscope.

• Universal Music Publishing in the US has promoted David Gray to the job of EVP/Head Of West Coast A&R because – says UMPG boss Jody Gerson, – he is “a dynamic creative executive with stellar ears, great relationships and a real gift for identifying and developing talent”.

• Warner/Chappell has announced Paul Smith as its new Senior International Creative Manager in the UK. He joins from management firm 365 Artists, and replaces Jane Bell, who relocated to the Warner music publishing division’s New York office last month.

• Aphex Twin and µ-Ziq are re-issuing their 1996 collaborative LP as Mike & Rich, ‘Expert Knob Twiddlers’, on 16 Sep. The release will feature seven bonus tracks, one of which you can listen to here.

• Tom Petty’s Mudcrutch have a new video out for their song ‘I Forgive It All’. It was directed by Sean Penn and Sam Bayer, and stars Anthony Hopkins. Ladidah.

• John Foxx’s ‘Cathedral Oceans’ trilogy will be available on vinyl for the first time from 30 Sep. From ‘Cathedral Oceans III’, this is ‘Oceanic’.

• White Lung have released the video for new single ‘Dead Weight’, coinciding nicely with their Polaris Prize nomination.

• Hip hop duo Makola have released new single ‘This Is London’.

• Izzy Flynn has released her second single, ‘Gracious’, taken form her forthcoming debut EP.

• Sophie Ellis-Bextor will play an album launch show at Bush Hall in London on 26 Aug. That album, ‘Familia’, will then be released on 2 Sep. Here’s the first single, ‘Come With Us’.

• Nite Jewel will play two UK shows in November, at Stereo in Glasgow on 16 Sep and the Jazz Café in London on 17 Sep.

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