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CMU’s One Liners: KT Tunstall, DJ Khaled, PRS For Music, more

By and | Published on Tuesday 1 March 2016

KT Tunstall

Other notable announcements and developments today…

• KT Tunstall has signed on with Cast Management for worldwide representation. The new management deal comes ahead of a new album from the singer songwriter that is due out later this year.

• Your good mate DJ Khaled has signed up with Roc Nation for management. The deal covers the producer’s own creative projects, but not his music company We The Best Music Group or acts signed to it.

• Good news for fans of takedown notices, PRS For Music is launching a brand new takedown tool called MAPS. Initially available to a select few publishers, the tool spots unlicensed songs on the internet and allows the rights owner to press a button and issue a takedown notice, demanding the offending tune – or link to offending tune – be bloody well taken own.

• Downtown Music Publishing is getting into the good old neighbouring rights business, offering to administrate performing rights income for recording artists and record labels, because why the hell not? And they’ve got Luke Montague involved too. Good times.

• Sony Music UK has promoted Phil Savill to the role of MD at its funkily named Commercial Music Group. He was previously the division’s VP Marketing. Saville is “tremendously excited” about the promotion. As am I.

• Sony Music UK has promoted Ken Marshall to the new role of Senior Marketing Director, making yesterday a good day for the major’s business card printers. The promotion will see Marshall extend his remit, something his boss Nicola Tuer is “THRILLED” about.

• Violet Skies is back with a new track, ‘Jealousy’. Internationally minded folks can catch her at SXSW and Canadian Music Week in the near future.

• Allie X has announced that she will play her first ever UK show at Birthdays in Dalston on 5 Apr. “Finally I’m coming across the pond to perform”, she says. “I am so Xcited to meet all the UK Xs”. Yeah.

• New Zealand indie legends The Chills will return to London on 8 Jun with a show at Koko. Here’s ‘When The Poor Can Reach The Moon’ from their first album in two decades, ‘Silver Bullets’.



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