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One Liners: AIM, Gorillaz, Apple Music, more

By | Published on Tuesday 20 June 2017

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• The Association Of Independent Music has appointed Transgressive Records’ Tim Dellow as the first independent Chair of its board. The role was separated from that of CEO after Alison Wenham departed last year. A new management group has also been established, comprising Because Music’s Jane Third, Secretly Group’s Hannah Overton, Beggars Group’s Martin Mills and Ninja Tune boss Peter Quicke.

• Jaguar Land Rover now has its own section of the Gorillaz mixed reality app, through which the company is aiming to recruit more than 1000 electronic and software engineers. Here’s a video to explain it all.

• Apple Music is now offering existing subscribers a new $99 annual subscription. So that’s cheaper than its competitors, if you’re willing to pay for twelve months up front.

• Seattle has finally opened a park named after Jimi Hendrix, more than a decade after announcing its plan to do so.

New Haim.

• Super Furry Animals have released a cover of The Smiths’ ‘The Boy With The Thorn In His Side’. The track was originally recorded around 1997 for a covermount CD on a French magazine, but was rejected. It’ll now be included on a reissue of their ‘Radiator’ album out on 28 Jul.

• Carla Bruni has released a cover of The Rolling Stones’ ‘Miss You’, taken from her new album ‘French Touch’, out on 6 Oct.

• Anna Of The North has released the video for new single ‘Lovers’.

• Pat Dam Smyth will be touring the UK next month, finishing up at Karamel in London on 19 Jul.

• Voting for the Best Live Act prize at this year’s AIM Independent Music Awards is now open.

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