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By and | Published on Wednesday 7 October 2015

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Other notable announcements and developments today…

• Universal Music Publishing has signed Pulitzer Prize-winning author and lyricist Michael Chabon, who worked on nine of the tracks on Mark Ronson’s ‘Uptown Special’ whatnot. “Admirer”, said Universal Music Publishing boss Jody Gerson.

• Universal Music Group has made a “strategic investment” in “new mobile engagement platform for artists and fans” Nuday Games, based in Stockholm. It’s first app is a rock music trivia game. “Let there be games!” says Nuday CEO Jorge Bravo.

• Lisa Brown, formerly Senior Ticketing Manager at AXS, has joined The Ticket Factory, the Birmingham-based ticketing business of Midlands venue operator the NEC Group.

• There’ll be a Christmas edition of the Independent Label Market at Old Spitalfields Market in London on 28 Nov. You know how it works by now. Here’s a Facebook event page thing.

• Pharrell Williams was “surprised” to find the audience at a press conference for his new children’s book ‘Happy!’ was made up entirely of kids yesterday. Honestly, he totally didn’t expect it. Not for a second.

• Oh look, here’s the new Bloc Party single.

• Courtney Barnett will release a new seven-inch single on 16 Oct, produced by Jack White for his Third Man label’s ‘Blue Series’. Side A is an epilogue to the closing track of her debut album, titled ‘Boxing Day Blues (Revisited)’, while side B, which you can hear here, is a cover of ‘Shivers’ by Boys Next Door.

• Frida Sundemo releases a new single, ‘Heroes’, on 6 Nov. It’s taken from the film adaptation of John Niven’s ‘Kill Your Friends’, in which she also appears.

• Shopping have released a video for ‘Straight Lines’, taken from their just released new album, ‘Why Choose’.

• Skepta and JME will play a headline show at Brixton Academy on 18 Dec. Tickets on sale this Friday.

• Tom Jones is doing a little tour of spoken word events later this month to promote his autobiography. Here are the dates.

• The Fall will play the Clapham Grand in London on 11 Nov.



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