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CMU’s One Liners: RZA, The King Blues, Spotify, more

By and | Published on Friday 14 October 2016


Other notable announcements and developments today…

• Wu-Tang chief RZA has signed with booking agency WME for bookings and all that jazz. Not that he’s doing jazz now. The agency will also represent the Wu-Tang brand. For licensing and all that jazz. Not that they are doing jazz now. Though who knows what’s on that single-copy album?

• The King Blues have signed a new worldwide deal with Cooking Vinyl. They’ll also be heading out on tour early next year. Here’s a little live teaser.

• Spotify co-founder Martin Lorentzon has stood down as the streaming firm’s Chair. He will remain on the board of the company, while CEO Daniel Ek will now be Chair as well, an increasingly important role as the company ramps up for IPO. Let’s all spend the weekend speculating what all this means.

• Wicksteed Works has published a newly updated version of its ‘Which Platform?’ report, comparing the features of seventeen direct-to-fan platforms. Access the report here.

• Kid Cudi has released the video for new single ‘Frequency’. Watch it here.

• Danny Brown has released the video for latest single ‘Pneumonia’. He’ll be touring the UK next month.

• Blossoms have released a video for “fan favourite” ‘Blown Rose’. They’re touring in December too.

• Bill Turnbull off of the news and Classic FM and stuff is releasing a new three CD compilation of classical music titled ‘Bill Turnbull’s Relaxing Classics’. It’ll be released through Sony Classical on 18 Nov.

• With an entirely sold out UK tour coming up later this month, Glass Animals have announced more shows in March. Here’s the new video for ‘Season Two, Episode Three’.

• Kings Of Leon will be touring the arenas of the United Kingdom in February. Their new album’s out today, if that’s your sort of thing.

• Matmos perform excerpts from composer Robert Ashley’s TV opera, ‘Perfect Lives’, at Milton Hall in London on 23 Oct. Here’s a trailer for the show.

• Trentemøller will play a number of UK shows in January, including at the Electric Ballroom in London on 28 Jan.

• Want some more music to listen to? Check out our playlists on Spotify.

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