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One Liners: Drake, Father John Misty, Morrissey, more

By | Published on Wednesday 18 April 2018


Other notable announcements and developments today…

• You can now get a daily CMU news summary via our Messenger bot. Click here to get started.

• Booking agent the United Talent Agency have made a move into electronic music with the acquisition of the Circle Talent Agency. UTA CEO Jeremy Zimmer is “THRILLED”. Circle co-founders Steve Gordon and Kevin Gimble, who will become co-heads of electronic music at UTA, are only “excited”.

• Sony/ATV has signed a global sub-publishing agreement with independent publishing and record company Abiah. “I’m THRILLED”, says Sony/ATV’s Fran Malyan. “This deal fits perfectly with Abiah’s motto of ‘do it right first time'”, adds Abiah CEO Grant Black, slightly more dryly.

• The Orchard has named Jay Andino VP of its newly established Urban Division. “We are excited”, says Orchard CEO Brad Navin. “I am extremely excited”, shouts Andino.

• Drake will release new album ‘Scorpion’ in June, according to his jacket.

• Father John Misty has announced that he’ll release his new album, ‘God’s Favorite Customer’, on 1 Jun.

• Morrissey’s slung a previously unreleased track called ‘By The Time I Get Wherever I’m Going’ on YouTube.

• Look! Here’s a picture of Morrissey’s cat!

• Oh yeah, Morrissey said some more stuff that makes him sound awful, which he’ll tell you was twisted and taken out of context at some point in the near future. This time the offending article was posted by… his own website. Don’t read it, you’ll only encourage him.

• Check out our weekly Spotify playlist of new music featured in the CMU Daily – updated every Friday.

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