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One Liners: Music Venue Trust, Spotify, Justin Timberlake, more

By and | Published on Monday 23 October 2017

Music Venue Trust

Other notable announcements and developments today…

• The Music Venue Trust last week hosted its Venues Day event in London, and during the proceedings revealed that Sony Music has pledged financial support to the organisation, which supports and champions the UK’s grassroots venues. MVT says it hopes Sony’s pledge will encourage financial support from the other key players in the music industry.

• Spotify could be valued at $20 billion when it finally lists on the New York Stock Exchange, and could ultimately be worth $100 billion, reckons investment bank GP Bullhound. It has advised the streaming firm in the past, so is either very well informed or highly biased when estimating Spotify’s future value. You decide. Recent private trading of the streaming company’s stock reportedly valued the company at $16 billion.

• That Justin Timberlake is going to have another go at the Super Bowl half time show. He last appeared as one of several performers in 2004, causing controversy (and an unnecessary amount of legal action) when he exposed one of Janet Jackson’s breasts during the performance. Presumably all underwear will be thoroughly checked this time around.

• DJ Shadow will be having another clear out of his vast record collection, selling numerous items at Rappkats in LA on 4-5 Nov. More info here.

• It’s a Spice Girls reunion! By which I mean Emma Bunton, Geri Halliwell and Victoria Beckham each appearing briefly – not singing – in Mel C’s new video. KFC will no doubt be excited, the fast food chain following all five former Spice Girls on Twitter along with six men called Herb – a sneaky social media nod to its long held claim of employing a “secret recipe blending eleven herbs and spices”.

• Charlotte Gainsbourg has released new single ‘Ring-A-Ring O Roses”, taken from upcoming new album ‘Rest’.

• Liima have released new single ‘Two-Hearted’ and announced a handful of UK shows in January and February, including a performance at Oslo in London on 2 Feb.

• Jane Weaver marked the beginning of her UK tour on Friday with the release of the video for the title track from new EP ‘The Architect’.

• Sephine Llo has released the video for ‘Paper Thin’, taken from her debut album ‘I, Your Moon’, which is out this week.

• Alabaster Deplumbe has released new single ‘Be Nice To People’. You can catch him on tour supporting Seamus Fogarty next month.

• Snapped Ankles have announced that they will play a one-off show at the Moth Club in London on 24 Jan. Tickets are on sale this very second.

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



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