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CMU’s One Liners: Beggars Group, Ole, Pandora, more

By and | Published on Wednesday 11 November 2015

Beggars Group

Other notable announcements and developments today…

• UK indie powerhouse the Beggars Group posted net profits of £3.8 million for 2014 on £42 million of revenue, according to its latest Companies House filing. This is down a little on 2013 and – Music Ally notes – in line with 2010 figures, aka Pre-Adele-21. So, as the Adele-25 spike looms, that probably demonstrates Beggars is performing well even without its superstar.

• Canadian music publisher Ole has bought record label Anthem Entertainment Group as part of a move into the label services business. “Entering” says CEO Robert Ott.

Pandora hoping to launch in the UK? What kind of crazy nonsense is this? Perhaps it hopes new best mate Sony/ATV will help it out on the publishing side to avoid a stand-off with PRS on rates this time. Good luck with that.

• Mariah Carey will play a role in the upcoming ‘Lego Batman Movie’, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

• There’s a new Saul Williams single for you to listen to. Titled ‘Burundi’, it features Warpaint’s Emily Kokal. Here’s the video. New album ‘MartyrLoserKing’ is out on 29 Jan.

• Bad luck if you’d put money on Arca not releasing any more singles from his ‘Mutant’ album before it comes out on 20 Nov. Here’s ‘Vanity’.

• Daniel Avery has announced his first new release in ages, ‘Sensation’. The single is also the Phantasy labels’ 50th release. Listen here.

• Ty Segall is releasing a compilation of his singles and EP as Ty Rex. That’s out on 4 Dec through Goner Records.

• Nordic Giants have a new video out. It’s for ‘A Thousand Lost Dreams’. It is a good video. Look. And they’re on tour this month, starting tonight in Torrington.

• Port St Willow has a new album called ‘Syncope’ out on 20 Nov. From it, this is ‘Ordinary Pleasure’.



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