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CMU’s One Liners: Syco, Peermusic, AEG Europe, more

By | Published on Wednesday 4 November 2015


Other notable announcements and developments today…

• Simon Cowell has renewed his joint venture deal with Sony Music for another six years and the Syco chief himself confirmed it at the MITS bash in his honour earlier this week. And if you’re expecting some sarcastic or bitchy or dismissive line here, well, you’re out of luck. I don’t have one. Because, truth is, and you can’t deny it, when it comes to shit pointless pop music idiots like to buy, this arrogant cunt is the bomb.

• Independent music publisher Peermusic has signed up Ivor Novello Award-winning singer songwriter John Reid, who leads house music outfit Nightcrawlers when not writing pop songs for popstars.

• AEG Europe has promoted Nathan Kosky to the role of VP Global Partnerships. “I know Nathan”, said Paul Samuels, EVP of AEG Global Partnerships.

• Ultra South Africa has announced Viagogo as its official international ticketing partner for 2016. “Heritage”, said a spokesperson for the festival.

• Mixcloud is now available through Apple TV. Why not use it to listen to the CMU Podcast?

• No one in the history of the internet has read the terms and conditions on a digital service they’re signing up for, despite happily ticking a box to the contrary. Maybe that will change now that someone has turned the iTunes user agreement into a graphic novel.

• All 38 issues of A Short Fanzine About Rocking are to be made available in the British Library archive. The publication’s founder Nick Mann was killed in an accident earlier this year.

• One Direction might have split up, but here’s a new website for their soon to be released final album ‘Made In The AM’.

• Moby has finally written his autobiography. It’s called ‘Porcelain: A Memoir’ and will be published by Faber & Faber next June. “The writing is terrific, enlivened by a deadpan humour that makes crazy sense of it all. His ancestor Herman Meville would, I think, be simultaneously revolted and proud”, said Salmon Rushdie for some reason.

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