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CMU’s One Liners: Warner Music, SoundExchange, Black Sabbath, more

By and | Published on Monday 7 March 2016

Warner Music

Other notable announcements and developments today…

• Warner Music in the US has appointed Heath Kudler to the brand new role of EVP of Global Repertoire Acquisition. The former Sony and Universal exec is “THRILLED” about his new job seeking labels and catalogues for Warner to acquire.

• The recently appointed new CEO of US indie label trade group A2IM, Richard James Burgess, has formally joined the board of SoundExchange, the collecting society which collects royalties Stateside from digital services operating under America’s compulsory licence for online radio.

• What with that big farewell tour they’re doing, you might have thought Black Sabbath was coming to an end. Not necessarily. Tony Iommi is hoping to get together with former frontman Tony Martin to record some new tracks for a couple of re-issues. You all remember Tony Martin, yes?

• Meghan Trainor has released a new single, ‘No’. It is not awful.

• Silly me, I forgot to put this new Yeasayer track in the one liners last week. Here’s ‘Silly Me’.

• Exciting news! Three Trapped Tigers have released another track off their upcoming new album. Here’s ‘Engram’.

• Dubstep originators Horsepower Productions have a new album called ‘Crookes, Crime & Corruption’ coming out on 29 Apr. From it, this is ‘Change’.

• She may have been pipped to the Mercury, but Soak has won Ireland’s Choice Music Prize for her debut album ‘Before We Forgot How to Dream’.

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