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CMU’s One Liners: Bowery Presents, Universal, Sub Pop, more

By | Published on Thursday 21 April 2016

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Other notable announcements and developments today…

• AEG Live has bought independent promoter Bowery Presents, according to Billboard. The company owns five New York venues, including the Bowery Ballroom and Mercury Lounge, as well as promoting shows around the US.

• Universal Music Group Nashville has a new Chief Operating Officer in the form of Mike Harris, who was formerly GM of the major’s US label services unit Caroline. Harris says he “couldn’t be more excited” about his new role chiefly operating Universal’s Nashville business.

• Sub Pop’s publishing business has a brand new Director Of A&R in the form of Gareth Smith, who previously worked at Big Deal Music in LA and before that BMG in London.

• Rihanna put out the video for ‘Needed Me’ yesterday “just because it’s 420”. Also probably because she and director Harmony Korine had gone to the effort of making it.

• Little Mix have released the video for ‘Hair’, featuring Sean Paul. Watch it here.

• Olga Bell has released the second single from her forthcoming new album ‘Tempo’. That’s out on 27 May. Here’s the single, ‘ATA’. You can also catch her live in the UK this June.

• Gaika has released a new mixtape, ‘Security’. Check out the whole thing here, or listen to first single ‘PMVD’ here. You can catch him at Boilerroom tonight too.

• Wooden Arms have released the first track from their debut album, ‘Trick Of The Light’, which is due for release later this year. Listen to ‘Burial’ here.

• Andy Votel will be overseeing a tribute to composer Andrzej Żuławski as part of the Polish Film Festival tomorrow night. The event takes place at Rich Mix in Bethnal Green. More details here.

• Mitski will play a UK show at the Tufnell Park Dome in London on 6 Oct. That’s bloody ages away.

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