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CMU’s One Liners: Clay Walker, Arcade Fire, Radiohead

By | Published on Friday 2 June 2017

Arcade Fire

Other notable announcements and developments today…

• Country music star Clay Walker has signed with booking agency UTA on a worldwide basis. UTA’s Nick Meinema is “THRILLED”.

• US collecting society ASCAP has hired Tony Dunaif as EVP and Head Of International Affairs to oversee international business and society relations. He has previously worked at a number of digital firms.

• Ron Howard’s Imagine Entertainment, now into music gubbins after making that ‘The Beatles: Eight Days A Week’ documentary, is on board to produce an authorised documentary about the life of Luciano Pavarotti. The project is a JV with Universal Music’s film unit Polygram and the mega-major’s sister company Studiocanal.

• After Variety reported that they’d signed a new record deal with Sony’s Columbia, Arcade Fire used a surprise set at Primavera Sound (their non-surprise set is happening on Saturday) to announce that a new album called ‘Everything Now’ will be out on 29 Jul.

• Radiohead have posted online one of the previously unreleased tracks that will appear on the previously reported ‘OK Computer’ reissue. It’s called ‘I Promise’. You can listen to it on that Spotify thing Thom Yorke loves so much.

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