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CMU’s One Liners: Deezer, CAA, BIMM, more

By and | Published on Wednesday 23 March 2016


Other notable announcements and developments today…

• Deezer has promoted Aurélien Hérault to VP Product. “Aurélien knows Deezer”, says Chief Content And Product Officer Alexander Holland, which is a good start.

• CAA’s Emma Banks will speak at an event in the Royal Albert Hall’s Elgar Room in aid of Nordoff Robbins on 6 Apr. More details here.

• Meanwhile, back at CAA HQ, the booking agency has promoted ten of its trainees around the world to the roles of agent or executive, including David Ball, Janet Kim, Ben Schildkraut, Lanell Rumion and Phil Quist in the music department.

• BIMM has promoted Nick Donovan to Principal at its Berlin branch. “I’m very excited”, says Donovan. “We at BIMM are THRILLED”, adds Executive Principal Vaseema Hamilton. Martin Wright was also recently made Principal of BIMM’s original Brighton base.

• The Institute Of Contemporary Music Performance has acquired Alchemea, a college that taught audio professionals for over two decades before closing last year. Former Alchemea director Mike Sinnott will run the new Alchemea @ ICMP facility based at the Institute.

• Nigel Godrich is mixing the latest Red Hot Chili Peppers album. Nige, if you could mix it so that it’s completely silent, that would be great.

• Mark Pritchard has released the first single from new album ‘Under The Sun’, which is due out on 13 May. The track features that Thom Yorke. You can listen to it here.

• The new album from CGIV draws ever closer. While you wait, here’s a new track from it, ‘Repetition’.

• Up and coming pop troupe Nytclub have released their new single, ‘Call Your Friends’. Here it is.

• Rodrigo y Gabriela will headline the London Palladium on 5 Jul. They’re writing a new album at the moment.

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