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CMU’s One Liners: Sony/ATV, Peermusic, Twitter, more

By and | Published on Tuesday 26 January 2016


Other notable announcements and developments today…

• Jennifer Knoepfle has only been bloody promoted to the job of Senior VP and Head Of West Coast A&R for music publisher Sony/ATV Stateside. Yeah, that West Coast. Not Cornwall. Amanda Berman-Hill, meanwhile, becomes the firm’s Senior VP and Head Of West Coast Writer Relations.

• Carter Armstrong has been appointed to the LA-based role of SVP Film & TV for independent publisher Peermusic, replacing your old friend… actually no one. It’s a new position. And let’s be honest, you don’t have any old friends.

• Former Ticketmaster President Nathan Hubbard has expanded his remit at Twitter as a prize for being one of the few senior execs at the social media firm not to be axed this weekend. As well as being Head of Commerce he will also take over the company’s media team, on an interim basis at least.

• Rihanna has been listening to her new album, ‘Anti’. So that’s nice, that at least someone’s heard it.

• Kanye West has proclaimed that his new album ‘Swish’ is the “best album of all time”, which must mean that the tracks we haven’t heard so far are really incredible.

• Imagine if there was a video for ‘Wide Open’ by The Chemical Brothers and Beck. No! Do not! Here is one.

• Eric Prydz will release his debut album, ‘Opus’, through Virgin EMI/Astralwerks on 5 Feb. It has nineteen tracks on it, which is definitely too many. Here’s a trailer thing.

• Amon Amarth will release their tenth album, ‘Jomsviking’, on 25 Mar. On 22 Mar you can catch them live at The Underworld in Camden. Here’s the video for new single ‘First Kill’.

• DIIV have released a new track called ‘Is The Is Are’, out on Captured Tracks on 5 Feb.

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