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CMU’s One Liners: The Orchard x Naïve, Lily Allen, Pitbull and more

By | Published on Monday 20 October 2014


Other notable announcements and developments today…

• Digital distribution co The Orchard has signed off on a très bon new deal with premiere French label Naïve, applicable everywhere except France. “The Orchard has a first class presence in global digital distribution, thus giving Naïve a critical mass guaranteeing its exposure on all digital platforms”, raves Naïve CEO Patrick Zelnik en anglais.

• Lily Allen has replaced her ex-manager of eight years Todd Interland, with whom she split back in June, with twin ‘career overseers’ Henry Village and Scott Rodger, respectively of Stack House and Maverick (look at us, on brand with Rodger’s business name). The end.

• P-Wizzy aka Pharrell Williams is going to artistically direct the action on Snoop Dogg’s new record, having signed Iggy Azalea’s least-liked rapper right now to his Sony/Columbia imprint I Am Other. Snoop’s latest long-playing scoop is set to feature Stevie Wonder, Charlie Wilson and, I bet, Pharrell Williams.

Approved pop composer Andy Stott has teasingly revealed the title track to his new LP ‘Faith In Strangers’, in advance of its release on 17 Nov. Hear it here.

• Those Foo Fighters have shared a first track from ‘Sonic Highways’, their all-American latest LP, which will hit da shops on 10 Nov. ‘Something From Nothing’, as it’s titled, goes like this.

• Pitbull (pictured, with to-scale globe head) is going to release a new LP titled ‘Globalization’ (yeah, that’s definitely spelt with a ‘z’) on 23 Nov. As well as Pitbull yelling, it’ll have singing by J-Lo, Sean Paul, Jason Derulo and my fave part-time-violent-criminal-moonlighting-as-music-star, Chris Brown. That said, let’s never speak of any of this ever again.

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