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One Liners: BMG, Radio Academy, Off The Record, more

By and | Published on Friday 14 September 2018

BMG

Other notable announcements and developments today…

• BMG has only gone and bought itself the LA-based hip hop label RBC Records. The deal “continues to amplify BMG’s position in the hip hop market” apparently. So, as I said, “BMG HAS ONLY GONE AND BOUGHT ITSELF THE LA-BASED HIP HOP LABEL RBC RECORDS”.

• The boss of the UK radio industry’s Radio Academy is stepping down. Roger Cutsforth has been with the organisation since 2015, following its near closure the previous year. He’s going back to work in radio itself at Yorkshire stations Pulse 1 and Pulse 2.

• Manchester-based festival and music conference Off The Record has announced a flurry of artists who will play this year, along with the curators who picked them. ‘Streaming v radio’ and ‘DIY v major v indie’ are among the intellectual fist fights to occur during the conference strand. More here.

• Gorillaz have released the video for ‘Tranz’ from their latest album, ‘The Now Now’.

• Maribou State have released the video for ‘Nervous Tics’, featuring Holly Walker. The track is taken from recent album, ‘Kingdoms In Colour’.

• BBE is set to release a collection of previously lost Charles Mingus live recordings dating back to 1973. The five disc set is out on 2 Nov. Here’s a 30 minute sample of what to expect.

• Former Fall guitarist Brix Smith Start will release a new album with Brix And The Extricated, titled ‘Breaking State’, on 26 Oct. They’re also touring in October. Here’s lead single, ‘Prime Numbers’.

• Odesza have released new track ‘Loyal’. First aired during the duo’s 2015 Coachella set, this is the first time it has been officially available.

• Kathryn Joseph has released the video for ‘1111’. “Told through a single tracking shot, ‘1111’ is the story of a man going through the five stages of grief”, says director Rob Chiu. “The film can be seen as a metaphor for the way we feel as a society in today’s turbulent times. All the pent up frustration being let out and finally coming to terms with it”.

• The Chills have released the video for latest single ‘Complex’. Their new album, ‘Snow Bound’, is out today.

• Das Body have released new single ‘Know My Name’. The track is taken from their debut EP out on 28 Sep.

• Rachel Ana Dobken has released new single ‘Always’.

• Virtuoso guitarist Sarah Longfield has released new single ‘Cataclysm’. Her new album, ‘Disparity’, is out on 30 Nov.

• Check out our weekly Spotify playlist of new music featured in the CMU Daily – updated every Friday.



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