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CMU’s One Liners: Fran Nevrkla to leave PPL, Markus Wenzel promoted at Universal, Albert Hammond Jr losing touch, and more

By and | Published on Thursday 4 June 2015

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Other notable announcements and developments today…

• Fran Nevrkla will step down as Chairman of the UK record industry’s collecting society PPL at the end of the year. Nevrkla was CEO of the rights body until 2012, and then stayed on as Chair.

• Universal Music Publishing has promoted Markus Wenzel, previously MD of its German unit, to be President of UMP Germany and SVP for UMP in Austria and Switzerland. Which will certainly fill his business card.

• Albert Hammond Jr has made available new single ‘Losing Touch’, which is taken from his forthcoming new solo album ‘Momentary Masters’, out on 31 Jul.

• Loyle Carner has announced a new single, ‘Tierney Terrace’, which is out on 24 Jul.

• Envy have announced their first album in five years, ‘Atheist’s Cornea’, which will be released through Mogwai’s Rock Action label on 10 Jul. From it, this is ‘Ignorant Rain At The End Of The World’.

• Just approved last week, Georgia has announced that she will release her debut album on 7 Aug. She’s also going to be playing support to Hot Chip in October. Here’s a new track, ‘Be Ache’.

• Alvvays have announced that their new single will be ‘Adult Diversion’, out on 22 Jun.

• Maribou State have announced UK tour dates for October, kicking off on 27 Oct at London’s Village Underground.

• Hurts will play The Scala in London on 16 Jun.



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