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One Liners: Universal, Michael Jackson, Nine Inch Nails, more

By | Published on Friday 14 July 2017

Michael Jackson

Other notable announcements and developments today…

• Jamie Diamond has been named Director Of Communications for Universal Music Publishing Group globally. “I’m appreciative”, says Diamond.

• The Gotta Have Rock And Roll auction has responded to the question as to why an album of unreleased Michael Jackson songs was withdrawn from sale. A spokesperson told CMU: “It was withdrawn on the request of the consignor who felt that it would be more respectful of Michael’s work to sell to privately, as it was garnering too much media attention. We honoured his wishes”.

• Nine Inch Nails will release a new EP, ‘Add Violence’, next week. From it, this is ‘Less Than’.

• Kesha has released another new song, ‘Woman’.

• Selena Gomez has released new single ‘Fetish’, featuring Gucci Mane. US Spotify users can watch a mobile phone optimised vertical video. What fun.

• Shabazz Palaces’ two new albums are out today. Here’s the new video for ‘Welcome To Quazarz’. Oh, and they’ve announced three UK tour dates in November.

• Alvvays have released the video for ‘In Undertow’ from forthcoming new album ‘Antisocialites’. They’ve also announced a whole load of UK shows in August and September.

• Holy Fuck are back with a new single, ‘Bird Brains’. It’s taken from an EP of the same name, which is out on 31 Jul. They’ve also announced that they’ll be touring the UK in August.

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



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