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CMU’s One Liners: Benicassim, Deezer, Skrillex and more

By | Published on Thursday 2 October 2014


Other notable announcements and developments today…

• Grime innovators Mumdance and Logos, aka Jack Adams and James Parker, are now the co-directors of their own new label, Different Circles. Dip into its first release, a vari-artist compilation titled ‘Weightless Vol 1’, here, ahead of its 17 Nov sale-date.

• Ticketmaster has teamed up with Spain’s Benicassim festival (pictured) in an international ticketing partnership. We wish them every happiness. Interestingly Festival Republic’s Melvin Benn confirmed the deal on behalf of Benicassim rather than the event’s more prominent director Vince Power, presumably as a result of FR co-owner Denis Desmond buying into the Spanish fest last year.

• Oh so international streaming service Deezer has this week revealed a “stripped back, smart, clean and refined” new design for its user interface, featuring many new features. It pushes music recommendations to the fore. Fancy that.

• Mercury-nominated GoGo Penguin and Everything Everything launched a thing called Songs For Manchester yesterday. It’s a PRS For Music initiative that “celebrates the crucial link between its members and the high street” don’t you know. More info here.

• Popstar and label boss VV Brown will take part in a Q&A later today at the previously reported ‘How To Get Ahead In The Music Industry Without Being A Dick’ which is happening at London’s Red Bull Studios between 1-10pm. Register for free last minute tickets here.

• Skrillex is premiering a new ‘concert film’, filmed by the people at Red Bull on his ‘Mothership’ tour, at the Austin City Limits festival in Austin, Texas, on 17 Oct. Have a lil look at its trailer via this link.

• Hip hop rappin Compton man YG is playing a show at London’s Electric Brixton on 2 Dec. Yay!

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