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CMU’s One Liners: Warner Australia, Marathon Artists, Glasto tickets and more

By and | Published on Monday 6 October 2014

Mark Poston

Other notable announcements and developments today…

• On Friday, Warner Music confirmed reports circulating last week that Warner Bros Australia MD Mark Poston had stepped down. He took the role in January, a year after leaving his previous record industry role as Chairman of EMI Australia.

• Label, publisher and management firm Marathon Artists has announced an alliance with Kobalt, which will see the latter’s label services wing assist in the marketing and distribution of Marathon releases, while the Kobalt publishing team will provide administration and sync services for Marathon’s songs catalogue. The first release under the new deal will be the debut album from We Are Shining later this month.

• Tickets for next year’s Glastonbury Festival sold out in super fast time yesterday morning. The tickets went on sale at 9am, and were all gone by 1988, meaning the next edition of the popular music fest sold out in a record breaking minus 26 years. As the hipsters would say, “Wowser”.

• Should you be unable or unwilling to part with £50 to get hold of the new Wu-Tang Clan album, ‘A Better Tomorrow’, hard coded into a portable speaker in mid-November, you’ll be able to buy it via more traditional means on 2 Dec. Phew.

• David Guetta is b-b-b-back! I know how much you’ve missed him. His new single, ‘Dangerous’, out TODAY. An album will follow on 24 Nov. Here’s a teaser to get you in the mood.

• Fresh from signing on with William Morris Endeavor for booking agency services and all round good times, A$AP Rocky has unveiled a new track called ‘Multiply’. It features that there Juicy J.

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