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One Liners: Cardi B, Carla Marie Williams, Purple, more

By | Published on Thursday 29 March 2018

Cardi B

Other notable announcements and developments today…

• Cardi B has signed a new management deal with Quality Control, according to Variety. Her debut album is out next week.

• Songwriter and producer Carla Marie Williams has signed a new worldwide publishing deal with Reservoir. “I’m super excited to start my new journey with Reservoir”, says Williams. “My plan is to travel the world this year, playing an active role in both writing and producing as much global music as possible, and it’s nice to finally have a team to support you in making your dreams come true!”

• Entertainment PR firm Purple has announced that it will become Satellite 414 as of next week.

• Vevo has promoted JP Evangelista to Head Of Content & Programming. He is “extremely excited”.

• Janelle Monáe is the first curator of Spotify’s new Black History Is Happening Now section. She explains: “It’s important to me to celebrate black history year round and with Spotify’s commitment to honouring the black community all year long and showcasing artists and organisations who are dedicated to imparting change”. During her month curating the channel, she will focus on Afrofuturism.

• Chvrches have released new track, ‘Never Say Die’. New album ‘Love Is Dead’ is out on 25 May.

• Ezra Furman has released the video for ‘Suck The Blood From My Wound’. He’ll be touring the UK in May.

• John Parish will release new solo album, ‘Bird Dog Dante’, on 15 Jun. Here’s first single, ‘Sorry For Your Loss’, featuring PJ Harvey.

• Wye Oak have released another new track, ‘Lifer’. Their new album, ‘The Louder I Call, The Faster It Runs’, is out next week.

• Slow Club’s Charles Watson has released new single ‘Everything Goes Right’. The track is taken from his solo album, ‘Now That I’m A River’, out on 18 May.

• Alabaster DePlume will release new album ‘The Corner Of A Sphere’ on 4 May. Here’s a live performance of album track ‘Is It Enough?’

• Girls Names will release new album ‘Stains On Silence’ on 15 Jun. They’ll also be touring the UK and Ireland the same month. Here’s new single ’25’.

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



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