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CMU’s One Liners: Festival Congress returns, CD Baby conference, NWA reunion etc

By | Published on Monday 29 June 2015

Festival Congress

Other notable announcements and developments today…

• Ben Ward, frontman of metallers Orange Goblin and formerly an exec at One Fifteen management, has joined the Agency Group’s UK rock team. He will work on a new roster of bands at the booking agency.

• The Association Of Independent Festivals has announced that its Festival Congress will return to Cardiff on 5 and 6 Nov with Huw Stephens off of the radio keynoting.

• The Society Of Ticket Agents And Retailers will put the spotlight on various ticketing issues at a seminar at the St James Theatre in London next Monday, including the impact of the new Consumer Rights Act on the tickets industry. More here.

• CD Baby has announced it will hold a DIY Musician Conference in Chicago in October open to any self-releasing artists, not just those using the company to distribute their content. Info here.

• Some of NWA reunited on stage this weekend alongside a premiere screening of the new documentary about the legendary hip hop group. MC Ren, DJ Yella and Ice Cube were there. Dr Dre wasn’t. Would you rather I speculate about him being too busy on the Apple Music launch, or just say something about them forgetting about Dre?

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