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CMU’s One Liners: Tegan And Sara, Tidal, Alt-J and other stuff

By | Published on Friday 28 August 2015


Other notable announcements and developments today…

• Booking agency WME has nabbed Tegan And Sara for worldwide representation, according to Billboard, they previously having been booked by The Agency Group in the US.

• Indie publisher Imagem Music yesterday announced that Chimene Mohammed had joined its UK unit as Junior A&R, joining from Atlantic Records where she worked in marketing.

In Billboard’s latest survey of US industry types, 71% of respondents said they thought Tidal would be gone within a year, with another 17% giving the Jay-Z led streaming service up to two years. Oh well, if it does quietly get parked in the next two years, it will always live on in the “how not to relaunch your company” section of any PR textbook ever published in the future.

• Hey everybody, one-time Westlifer Brian McFadden is joining Heat Radio for a new weekly show! And while you might not care, the cover star of the final issue of our sister Edinburgh Fringe magazine ThreeWeeks will be excited.

• Ahead of their Reading/Leeds sets this weekend, Alt-J have announced details of an arena tour for later in the year, kicking of in Manchester on 29 Nov. And while you might not care, neither does the cover star of the final issue of our sister Edinburgh Fringe magazine ThreeWeeks.