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One Liners: Electric Jukebox, Spotify, Jonathan Kessler, more

By | Published on Thursday 21 September 2017

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Other notable announcements and developments today…

• Daft streaming thing Electric Jukebox is planning to launch its new Roxi voice-controlled entertainment device in the US. 7digital will provide its streaming catalogue to the device. “Revolutionary tech will no longer be the exclusive preserve of the Silicon Valley giants”, says EJ CEO Rob Lewis, making precisely zero sense on any level.

• Rakesh Patel is joining Spotify as its Head Of Sales for the UK. He comes to the streaming service from Auto Trader, where he was Advertising Director.

• Entertainment One has promoted Michael Olsen to the position of Executive Vice President, Operations and Business & Legal Affairs, Music. Catchy. “I’m delighted”, says the company’s Global Music President Chris Taylor. “I’m THRILLED”, adds Olsen.

• Perfume Genius has released the video for ‘Wreath’, from recent album ‘No Shape’. He’ll be touring the UK in November, with a show at the Roundhouse in London on 5 Nov, featuring support from Austra, Baths, Juliana Barwick and Midnight Sister.

• Ry X has released the video for new single ‘Bad Love’. Catch him live in London at Shoreditch Town Hall on 1 Mar next year.

• Rina Sawayama has released new Clarence Clarity-produced single, ‘Afterlife’. She’ll be performing live at The Pickle Factory in London on 2 Nov.

• Knight$ will release new EP, ‘Alligator’, on 13 Oct. Watch the video for the title track here.

• Shania Twain will begin her first UK tour for thirteen years on 21 Sep in Glasgow. Her new album, ‘Now’, is out on 29 Sep.

• Depeche Mode manager Jonathan Kessler is to receive Peter Grant Award at this year’s Artist And Manager Awards. “I am THRILLED, honoured and humbled”, says Kessler. “Jonathan was a unanimous choice”, notes MMF chief exec Annabella Coldrick.

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



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