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CMU’s One Liners: Sony Music, Mollie King, Ed Sheeran, more

By and | Published on Tuesday 13 October 2015

Columbia Records

Other notable announcements and developments today…

• Taponeswa Mavunga has joined Sony’s Columbia label in the UK as Head Of Publicity, while Frazer Lawton also joins the division as Senior Press Office. Columbia’s Director Of Press And Promotions Peter Black is “delighted” about the appointments. Meanwhile Columbia UK co-President Mark Terry is “delighted” about the appointments.

• Hey, you know how utterly fucking awful waking up in a tent at a sunny festival is? Some utter genius has come up with a new tent design that will combat that. Praise be to the tent gods! Let us worship at the altar of Kickstarter.

• The Saturdays’ Mollie King has revealed that she has signed a solo deal with Universal/Island. Well, either that or she is predicting that she will become excited about the Island logo next year. Could be either, really.

• Having become the first track ever to spend a full year in the UK top 40, Ed Sheeran’s ‘Thinking Out Loud’ has now perhaps unsurprisingly become the first to get 500 million streams on Spotify. Here’s a map to show where he’s being listened to.

• Giorgio Moroder and Britney Spears have recorded a cover of Suzanne Vega’s ‘Tom’s Diner’.

• Rapper Le1f will release his debut album, ‘Riot Boi’, through Terrible Records on 13 Nov. Listen to new track ‘Rage’ here now.

• Fufanu will release their debut album, ‘Few More Days To Go’, through One Little Indian on 27 Nov. They’ll be touring the UK later this month, finishing with a show at The Lexington in London on 30 Oct. Listen to ‘You Collection’ now, you idiot.

• Already out on a tour of the UK right now, Years & Years have announced new dates for next March and April, finishing with a show at Wembley Arena on 8 Apr.

• Shopping will tour the UK this very December, kicking off at the 100 Club in London on 8 Dec.

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