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CMU’s One Liners: Rita Ora, Musical.ly, Metallica, more

By and | Published on Thursday 30 June 2016

Rita Ora

Other notable announcements and developments today…

• A man accused of breaking into Rita Ora’s North London home and stealing £200,000 of goods has been found guilty.

• Lip-syncing video app Musical.ly – via which people record themselves reacting to short snippets of top pop tunes – has done its first major label deal with Warner Music, it’s been confirmed. Apparently the lip-sync-tastic app already has 90 million users worldwide.

• Ice-T’s Body Count have signed to Century Media and are set to release a new album, ‘Bloodlust’, in 2017. “It’s cool to be a member of the Century Label Group”, says Ice-T.

• Arwen Curson, formerly a UK-based artist manager with ATC, has joined Universal Music Publishing Australia & New Zealand as VP Creative. She was most recently with that Crowdmix thing, also in Australia. She’s “stoked” about the new job. There you see, you don’t have to be “THRILLED”, there are, in fact, other words available.

• Italian menswear brand Brioni has hired Metallica to star in its latest advertising campaign.

• Angel Olsen has released another song form her forthcoming new album, ‘My Woman’, which is out in September. Here’s ‘Shut Up Kiss Me’. She’s touring the UK in October too, finishing up at Koko in London on 17 Oct.

• Agnes Obel has released new single, ‘Familiar’. She’s also announced UK tour dates in November, including a show at Shepherds Bush Empire in London on 27 Nov.

• Sofi Tukker have released a new song called ‘Awoo’. And here it is.



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