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By and | Published on Tuesday 10 July 2018

The Orchard

Other notable announcements and developments today…

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• The Orchard has hired Chris Hardy as its new Country Manager for Canada, filling a seat at the company’s new Toronto office. He joins from The Orchard’s parent company Sony Music. “I am excited”, says Hardy.

• Kobalt last week announced a new CTO in the form of Rian Liebenberg, who joins from Norwegian media firm Schibsted, where he did lots of “platformisation”, apparently. He replaces Richard Thompson who will continue to consult on techie matters for the music company as Emeritus CTO. Yeah, that’s right, Emeritus CTO. What a time to be alive!

• Prophets Of Rage have released new track ‘Heart Afire’.

• Rudimental and Major Lazer have released the video for their collaboration ‘Let Me Live’, featuring Anne-Marie and Mr Eazi.

• Chilly Gonzales has released new track ‘Present Tense’ from his upcoming ‘Solo Piano III’ album.

• Kiran Leonard will release new album ‘Western Culture’ on 19 Oct. He’ll also be touring the UK and Ireland from October through to December. Here’s new single ‘Paralysed Force’.

• Ray BLK has announced that she will headline the Forum in London on 3 Oct. She’ll also be supporting Rudimental on tour the same month.

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



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