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CMU’s One Liners: Jay-Z, Snapchat, Instagram, more

By and | Published on Thursday 17 March 2016

Jay-Z

Other notable announcements and developments today…

• Jay-Z albums like ‘Reasonable Doubt’ and the three ‘Blueprint’ LPs have been pulled from both streaming platforms and download stores and can now only be legally consumed in digital form via the rapper’s own streaming platform Tidal. Which means non-Tidal subscribers will have to, well, wait for Tidal to go out of business and then they’ll presumably return to iTunes and Spotify again. Patience, my friends.

• Former Pandora CTO Tom Conrad is now VP of Product over at the bloody Snapchats. As it happens, I was Snapchatted last night. I’m totally down with the kids now, so can’t wait for these new products Tom’s gonna make us.

• Instagram has announced it’s going to start fiddling with user’s feeds, so they see priority photos before the newest photos. Which basically means it’s adopting the system of parent company Facebook. Twitter too has been prioritising certain posts in user’s feeds of late. Or, as social media bosses would probably say: “Twitter, prioritising certain posts, late, user’s feeds, been, has, too, in, of”.

• The saga of the new Tool album continues. “We’ve found a common ground”, frontman Maynard James Keenan told Press Enterprise. “We just can’t seem to move forward”.

• The eight finalists for this year’s Glastonbury Emerging Talent Competition have been announced. You can listen to them all in this handy playlist.

• Yes, well, there is another new Last Shadow Puppets track out. And its video is here.

• You can listen to new Deftones track ‘Doomed User’ here.

• Saul Williams has released another single from his ‘MartyrLoserKing’ album. Here’s ‘Think Like They Book Say’.

• Bugzy Malone has released new track ‘Late Night In The 0161’. Watch the video here.

Approved earlier this week, ‘Hope’ by Iiris now has a video.

• With her debut solo album on the way, former Long Blondes frontwoman Kate Jackson has announced a short UK tour. It will include a show at London’s Courtyard Theatre on 3 Jun.

• Eliza Shaddad, whose new EP ‘Run’ is out this week, will be on tour later this month and into April. Among the dates are a show at the Sebright Arms in London on 31 Mar. Form the EP, this is ‘Wars’.



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