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CMU’s One Liners: Warner/Chappell, Vivendi, Independent Venue Week, more

By and | Published on Thursday 12 January 2017


Other notable announcements and developments today…

• Warner/Chappell Production Music is now licensing the catalogue of the London-based CPM Music Library it acquired in 2010 globally – the US and Canada having been excluded until now. CPM began life as the Carlin Recorded Music Library in 1988.

• Universal Music owner Vivendi is further expanding its live entertainment business by opening four new venues in Africa as part of the CanalOlympia venture it first unveiled in 2015. The new complexes in Conakry (Guinea), Douala (Cameroon), Niamey (Niger) and Ouagadougou (Burkina Faso) will host movie screenings and gigs, Universal organising the latter.

• St Vincent has designed a signature series of guitars for Ernie Ball. Check them out here.

• Steve Lamacq will broadcast his 6 Music show from a different grassroots venue each day of Independent Venue Week, which begins on 23 Jan. He will visit the Brudenell Social Club in Leeds, The Sunflower Lounge in Birmingham, Jericho Tavern in Oxford, The Bassment in Chelmsford and Sticky Mike’s in Brighton.

• Alma, The Amazons, The Big Moon, Dave, Declan McKenna, Jorja Smith, Nadia Rose and They will all play Radio 1’s Future Festival next Tuesday, a new talent bash recorded at the BBC’s Maida Vale Studios and broadcast live on the station. Though I know for certain that all those acts already exist. Next year’s Future Festival should only feature bands yet to form. That’s the future.

• Scottish music convention Wide Days will return this year from 21-22 Apr, back in the castle that is the Teviot students’ union at Edinburgh University. PRS For Music Foundation is on board as a supporter to enable more mentoring and support for the artists who play.

• That there Amsterdam Dance Event will return from 18-22 Oct in, erm, well, Amsterdam. Team ADE will also be presenting an event in Mumbai next month and showcases at this year’s SXSW.

• Having appeared in CMU earlier this week with side project Banana, Cate Le Bon is back in solo mode now with the video for ‘Rock Pool’.

• Laura Marling has released another track from her ‘Semper Femina’ album, which his out on 10 Mar. It’s called ‘Wildfire’ and you can check it out here.

• Sleaford Mods have released a new track from their upcoming ‘English Tapas’ album. Here’s ‘BHS’. “Buy a company, run it down, take the money, fuck the workers, it’s legal”, says the duo’s Jason Williamson of the track and its subject, Philip Green.

• Kyary Pamyu Pamyu has released the video for new single ‘Harajuku Iyahoi’. “I feel this song became a very unique party song”, she says of the track.

• Lydia Ainsworth returns with her second album, ‘Darling Of The Afterglow’, on 31 Mar. Here’s first single ‘The Road’.

• Porcelain Raft has released new track ‘Big Sur’. His new album, ‘Microclimate’, is out on 3 Feb.

• Tempers are streaming ‘Further’ from their upcoming ‘Fundamental Fantasy’ EP, out on 24 Feb.

• The winner of the 2017 European Border Breakers Public Choice Award presented as the Eurosonic festival got underway yesterday? Dua Lipa of course! I can’t believe you had to ask. Pay more attention in the future.

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