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By | Published on Wednesday 1 April 2020

Elton John


Elton John‘s big quarantine concert on Sunday – seeing artists including Billie Eilish, Billie Joe Armstrong and other artists not called Billie perform on US TV and radio from their own homes – raised $8 million for the Feeding America and First Responders Children’s Foundation charities. The show is still streaming on a loop on iHeart’s YouTube channel.



BMG Production Music has hired Dan Pounder as EVP & Commercial Director. He joins from Sony/ATV’s Extreme Publishing. “I am excited to join BMG Production Music to drive the business forward as it focuses on strong organic growth, service excellence and strategic investments”, says Pounder.

Indian collecting society PPL India has appointed GB Aayeer as its new CEO, replacing Rajat Kakar. “I am excited at being chosen to lead PPL in its rejuvenated avatar”, says Aayeer. “Rajat has made PPL into a data oriented, transparent and professional organisation and I now look forward to continuing the momentum built in the last two years”.



The Madison Square Garden Company‘s board of directors has approved plans to fully spin off the firm’s entertainment business from its sports business. The proposal was announced last November after losses were higher than expected in its latest quarterly figures. The split is expected to be complete by the middle of April.



Collaborative jamming app Endlesss has launched for iOS devices. With any level of musical ability (including none) you can make music with friends remotely. The app has been in development for some time, but this seems the ideal moment for it to launch. It’s fun. Download it immediately.



Kings Of Leon have released new single, ‘Going Nowhere’. “Stay safe. Stay home. We will see you as soon as we can”, say the band.

Brendan Benson has released new single ‘Richest Man’. The track is taken from his new album ‘Dar Life’, which is out through Third Man on 24 Apr.

Converge frontman Jacob Bannon has launched new band Umbra Vitae with Twitching Tongues’ Sean Martin, Red Chord’s Mike McKenzie and Greg Weeks, and Job For A Cowboy’s Jon Rice. Their debut album, ‘Shadow Of Life’, is out on 1 May. From it, this is first single ‘Return To Zero’.

Ane Brun has released new single ‘Trust’. Her new as-yet-untitled album is out later this year.

Yaeji has released new single ‘What We Drew’ – the title track from her upcoming new mixtape, which is out this week. “This song is about sharing love and gratitude with the people you call family”, she says.

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

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