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By | Published on Thursday 1 March 2018


Other notable announcements and developments today…

• German DJ Felix Jaehn has signed a global publishing deal with Warner/Chappell. “I can’t express how excited I am”, says Warner/Chappell’s Lars Karlsson excitedly.

• Universal Music UK announced the promotion of Rob Fleming and Nickie Owen to co-Presidents of International Marketing earlier this week. “All our artists have a global footprint from day one and our absolute priority is to support them in amplifying the potential of this changing world map for music”, says CEO David Joseph.

• BMG has appointed Alistair Norbury as its President, Repertoire & Marketing for the UK. “I am lucky”, says Norbury. “I am confident”, adds BMG CEO Hartwig Masuch.

• Classic Album Sundays is putting together a social media campaign around International Women’s Day next week. They ask that people submit a selfie with their favourite album by a female artist or an act featuring a woman or women. Email that, plus text of up to 200 characters on why you love that album, to by 3 Mar.

• Kelela has released a new video for ‘Frontline’, the opening track from last year’s brilliant ‘Take Me Apart’ album.

• Young Fathers have released new single, ‘Toy’. Their new album, ‘Cocoa Sugar, is out next week.

• Rapper Dave has returned with new track, ‘Hangman’.

• So Below is back with the video for ‘Close’. The track is taken from her new EP, ‘II’, which is due out on 9 Mar.

• Laurence Pike has released a live video of his track, ‘Life Hacks’. His debut album, ‘Distant Early Warning’, is out on 30 Mar.

• Bill Ryder-Jones is heading out on tour in September, including a date at London’s Queen Elizabeth Hall.

• The nominations for this year’s Jazz FM Awards are out, with the public vote now open until 2 Apr. Cast yours here.

• Marmozets have announced new tour dates for May, kicking off in Norwich on 4 May. Tickets go on sale tomorrow.

• Here’s iPod inventor Moby being all amazed by the iPod in 2001.

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

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