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CMU’s One Liners: ASCAP and Universal promotions, Independent Label Market rarities, and some new tracks

By | Published on Wednesday 1 July 2015

Independent Label Market

Other notable announcements and developments today…

• US collecting society ASCAP has promoted Lauren Iossa to the job of Exec VP Chief Marketing & Communications Office. She will oversee all of the society’s global PR, brand and corporate marketing, as well as commas and special events. Which sounds like a busy schedule. “Capitalise” said Iossa.

• Universal Music Publishing in the US has promoted Jessica Rivera to the role of EVP/Head Of East Coast Operations. I know what you’re thinking, “I never heard of that job title before!” Well, aren’t you the observant dude. It’s a brand new position. See, simples. “Boundaries” says Rivera.

• The next Independent Label Market takes place in London at Old Spitalfields Market on 11 Jul with participating labels promising rarity releases from Bjork, Sun Ra, Django Django, James Vincent McMorrow, Courtney Barnett and many more. Go see.

• Ever wondered what a Father John Misty cover of Arcade Fire’s ‘The Suburbs’ might sound like? Look like? Feel like? Taste like? Well, wonder no more. Though we don’t recommending licking your screen. Just guess what it tastes like.

• One of Four Tet’s collaborations with the late great Steve Reid – a take on Derrick May’s ‘Strings Of Life’ recorded at the Green Man Festival in 2006 – is getting a proper release in aid of the Steve Reid Foundation. Check it out here.

• That Santigold who you might all remember has shared a new track called ‘Radio’ which appears on the soundtrack to the upcoming movie ‘Paper Towns’. Don’t know whether it will also appear on her next album, which is apparently set for release later this year. But in case it isn’t, you better listen to it now.

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