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CMU’s One Liners: IFPI , Tony Bennett (aka Bobgoblin), David Lynch x Patti Smith plus so much more

By , and | Published on Monday 24 November 2014

Katy Perry

Other notable announcements and developments today…

• Denis Handlin, my main man at Sony Music Australia, has been chosen to chair the Asia/Pacific Regional Board of the record biz’s global trade body flim flam IFPI, Billboard confirms, a new role he is “delighted” to accept.

• The NFL has confirmed that Katy Perry will be the headliner of the 2015 Super Bowl half time show. As previously reported, it had been rumoured that the NFL was trying to convince artists to pay to be the entertainment mid-sports game. Perry later told ESPN: “I’m not the kind of girl who would pay to play the Super Bowl”.

• Lady Gaga’s granddad (and august croon king) Tony Bennett is going to do the voice of Bobgoblin the singing goblin on an episode of Nickelodeon kids cartoon show ‘Wallykazam’. It’ll air on 5 Dec, because the New York Post says so.

• Mr David Lynch and Ms Patti Smith sat down in a red room a bit like the waiting room off of ‘Twin Peaks’ and had a conversation as part of the BBC’s ‘Newsnight Encounters’ series. They did this quite a while ago, but I’ve only just noticed it, so let’s pretend it’s all shiny and new and ‘check it out’ right now before it vanishes, forever.

• One Direction – you remember them – have released a new video for their new single from their new album. It’s called ‘Night Changes’. The single, not the album. The album’s called ‘Four’. You should know that. Have you listened to it? It’s quite good. Anyway, that video.

• Skrillex has released a video for ‘Fuck That’, which is just one of the many badly titled tracks on his ‘Recess’ album. Watch here.

• Flying Lotus and Doom have made their contribution to the updated version of ‘Grand Theft Auto V’ (aka ‘Grand Theft Auto Five’) available on SoundCloud. You can listen to it here, or while mowing people down in your (virtual) stolen car.

• Will Butler from Arcade Fire has announced the release of his debut solo album. That’s WILL Butler. Just so we’re clear. It’ll be called ‘Policy’, and will arrive via Merge on 10 Mar.

• Having laid off training for some kind of Pitchfork-ian ‘Fight Club’, Sun Kil Moon’s Mark Kozelek has had time to release a new track titled ‘The Possum’. It lasts nine minutes, and features Sonic Youth’s Steve Shelley on drums. Kozelek will release it via his Caldo Verde label on 1 Dec. Listen here till then.

• Note this in your diaries, people. Usher will be live-streaming a live show from Rexall Place in Edmonton, Alberta on 1 Dec at 12.30pm GMT. “This is one of 365 concerts to stream live over a twelve-month period on the Live Nation Channel on Yahoo Screen”, says the press release, which is a funny way of saying they stream a different show every day. Anyway, more info here.

• It was the American Music Awards in, well, America last night, and if you don’t believe me, this list of winners is going to blow your mind.

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