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By , and | Published on Tuesday 14 October 2014

Lauri Rechardt

Other notable announcements and developments today…

• The International Federation Of The Phonographic Industry has announced that Lauri Rechardt (pictured) is replacing David Carson as the trade body’s Director Of Legal Policy, in addition to his existing role of Director Of Licensing. Carson departed last month to take up a new role in the US Government.

• Guy Garvey premiered a new David Bowie song on Sunday. You probably already know that. It’s called ‘Sue (Or In A Season Of Crime)’, and is taken from upcoming compilation album ‘Nothing Has Changed’, which is out on 17 Nov. I could post a link to the radio rip that’s floating around, but I thought it would be more fun to just let you take a look at the lyrics and imagine how it might sound.

• Kate Boy, who may or may not be making their ‘hat and coat’ look work (I haven’t decided), will release a new single, ‘Open Fire’, on 8 Dec. It’ll come ahead of two newly announced tour dates, one in Birmingham on 8 Dec and another on 14 Dec in Bristol. It sounds a lot like Kate Boy. Listen here.

• BANG A LARGE GONG, please, for the nom shortlist for 2014’s fan-voted American Music Awards has been released. Pop/rap-star and potential sextapee Iggy Azalea is named in practically all possible cases (ie bar the all-male, C&W and ‘inspirational’ categories), with six noms in total, so it seems likely that she’ll win big on the big night, which is 23 Nov. Check the list here.

• More awards – yeah, that’s right – more, what of it? Daft Punk’s ‘Get Lucky’ was declared Song Of The Year at the BMI London Awards last night which celebrate European songwriters allied to the US collecting society who have enjoy impressive airplay Stateside. Nile Rodgers collected the gong for his daft punkish friends. Tim Rice got the Icon Award.

• And just so we’d never be accused of taking sides when it comes to US collecting societies, last week’s ASCAP London Awards declared Ellie Goulding’s ‘Lights’ Song Of The Year, while giving Dan Smith off of Bastille the new-talent-championing Vanguard Award. I don’t know why we didn’t tell you this last week, I think I was too busy mocking the BBC’s ‘God Only Knows’ single. Which I think we can all agree was a better use of my time.

• Even more awards! Ozzy Osbourne will be honoured with a Global Icon Award at this year’s MTV EMAs, which are happening on 9 Nov at Glasgow’s SSE Hydro. So-called booty-with-woman-on-the-side Nicki Minaj is hosting, so that’ll be a right laugh, won’t it?

• Sticking with MTV as a fly might to that icky paper, MTV has opened the application floodgates for its fresh-face-celebrating MTV Brand New For 2015 campaign. And for the first time, unsigned acts can submit up to fifteen secs of one of their tracks as a means of applying via Instagram! Details here.

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