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One Liners: Carlin Music, Discogs, Iron Maiden, more

By | Published on Friday 12 January 2018

Iron Maiden Light Brigade

Other notable announcements and developments today…

• Round Hill Music has acquired Carlin Music, the catalogue of which includes early Beatles and Elvis Presley hits, Christmas classic ‘Jingle Bell Rock’, and musicals such as ‘Fiddler On The Roof’ and ‘Cabaret’.

• Online discography database Discogs has raised $2.5 million in new funding from former Warner Music Group board member Jörg Mohaupt. He will also join the board of the website’s parent company Zink Media.

• Iron Maiden have launched their latest ale, Light Brigade. 6p from each pint and 5p from each bottle sold will be donated to Help For Heroes. “Light Brigade is our interpretation of a golden ale that maintains the elements of strength and character that are the essence of [previous ale] Trooper but at a more sessionable level”, says Iron Maiden’s Bruce Dickinson of the 4.1%abv beer.

• Diplo has released the video for his latest collaboration with MØ, ‘Get It Right’. “We’ve collaborated a lot of times over the past five years and working with him has helped me develop as a songwriter and shape my voice”, says MØ. “I’m very thankful for our artistic journey together”.

• Kali Uchis has released new single ‘After The Storm’, featuring Tyler, The Creator and Bootsy Collins. She will play Electric Brixton on 1 Mar and is set to release her debut album later this year.

• Alice Glass has released a video for ‘Forgiveness’, taken from her 2017 debut solo EP. “This song is about rejecting the idea of forgiveness”, she says. “Forgiveness isn’t always a moral act, the way some religions portray it. Sometimes forgiveness can be exploitative or even predatory, especially when people use it as a means to guilt someone rather than heal them. When forgiveness is used to create a false sense of superiority it is a toxic act”.

• Jorja Smith has released a new single ‘Let Me Down’, featuring Stormzy. “A dream of mine is to write a Bond theme tune”, she says. “When I am writing music I sometimes envision a video playing along side. ‘Let Me Down’ sounded quite Bondy and when I was listening to it I imagined it being played in a Bond film but during a scene when James Bond has gone down into an underground, dimly lit, secret bar and he approaches the Bond girl who is sitting at the bar looking very guilty because she’s done something bad and let him down”.

• Frankie Cosmos have announced that they will release their first album for Sub Pop’, ‘Vessel’, on 30 Mar. From it, this is ‘Jesse’.

• Shopping have released the video for ‘Wild Child’, taken from their new album ‘The Official Body’, which is out next week.

• Japanese pop duo FEMM will premiere their new augmented reality live show at CES in Las Vegas later today. Here’s a little preview.

• Former S Club 7 member Paul Cattermole has listed his 2000 Best Newcomer BRIT Award on eBay, if you fancy owning one without all the effort usually involved. Bidding is currently at £66,000 at the time of writing though.

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



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