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By and | Published on Tuesday 22 March 2016

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Other notable announcements and developments today…

• Sony Music’s label services business Red has a new VP of Promotion & Artist Development over there in the US of A. Sony has nabbed Trina Tombrink from Universal’s Republic Records, though they nabbed her from Sony’s Columbia Records eight years ago, so it probably serves them right.

• The Association Of Independent Music is launching a new series of events under the banner AIM Academy, kicking off with a masterclass from Hospital Records chief Chris Goss and Virgin EMI business affairs guy Mark Furman tomorrow. But it’s already sold out, so I don’t really know why I’m telling you.

• The new Radiohead album is “a work of art”, their longtime artwork collaborator Stanley Donwood has told DIY. Albeit a work of art that is not yet finished.

• Biffy Clyro will release new album, ‘Ellipsis’, on 8 Jul. They’ve also announced that they’ll play a big outdoor show at Bellahouston Park in Glasgow in 27 Aug. Here’s a trailer for the album.

• Mike Posner will release his new studio album, ‘At Night, Alone’, on 6 May. It features that single, ‘I Took A Pill In Ibiza’. Other songs may or may not be called ‘My Dad’s Harder Than Your Dad’, ‘Yeah I Do Have A Girlfriend, She Doesn’t Live Near Here’, and ‘I Drank 73 Pints Last Night’.

• Speech Debelle is back with a new single, ‘The Work’, featuring Miss Baby Sol. Listen here.

• The very cool Specific Recordings has announced that its latest release will be ‘Noisy Killer’ by Hatsune Kaidan – a covers album recorded by noise band Bijokaidan with vocals from virtual popstar Hatsune Miku. Listen to the album here.

• Fetty Wap will be playing two live dates in the UK in May. You can catch him at the Insitute in Birmingham on 27 May and then the Hammersmith Apollo in London on 29 May.

• Sumac, fronted by former Isis member Aaron Turner, will release their new album, ‘What One Becomes’, through Thrill Jockey on 10 Jun. Here’s first single, ‘Rigid Man’.

• At The Drive In begin a new tour tonight. They just remembered that guitarist Jim Ward has quit and won’t be joining them.

• Sarah Blasko has announced UK tour dates in May, kicking off with a show at Union Chapel in London on 10 May. Tickets are on sale now, the full list of dates is here.

• Ekkah will play Oslo in Hackney on 17 Apr. Go along, why don’t you.

• The fifth edition of the ‘Rumble In The Jumble’ charity jumble sale takes place at Hackney’s Oval Space on 14 May. Before that, you can also get the ball rolling by bidding for two gold palm trees from Paloma Faith’s stage set.

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