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CMU’s One Liners: MPA, Three Six Zero, Tony Blackburn, more

By | Published on Monday 29 February 2016

MPA

Other notable announcements and developments today…

• Applications for the Music Publishers Association’s Richard Toeman Scholarship Scheme are open right now, offering training and other opportunities for those at the start of their careers in publishing the tunes. Click ye here for all the intell, as you cool kids say.

• Management firm Three Six Zero has recruited Brian Young as part of its bid to expand beyond music. Young’s experience is in movies, and he joins from his own agency ArtForm, whose clients are expected to move with him. Commenting, Young said something about curves and branding.

• Bauer Media has confirmed that, while DJ Tony Blackburn is currently on holiday from his show on its City 2 Network, he’ll be back on air soon. As previously noted, Blackburn will also continue to DJ on kmfm, despite him losing his BBC gigs last week. The presenter spoke about his fallout with the BBC this weekend in an exclusive interview with, erm, the BBC.

• OfCom has re-advertised the west central Scotland FM licence most recently used by Xfm Scotland. As previously reported, Global Radio gave up the frequency because the media regulator wouldn’t let it just pump the London-version of Radio X out on the channel. Deadline for bids is 26 May.

• Sam Smith took the Oscar for Best Original Song last night for his lacklustre Bond theme ‘Writing’s On The Wall’. So, big up your lacklustre Bond themes. The Amy Winehouse film also won Best Documentary.



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