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One Liners: EMI Production Music, Music Publisher’s Association, Funnel Music, more

By and | Published on Thursday 4 July 2019

DEALS

Sony/ATV’s EMI Production Music has announced a partnership with Goldsmiths College in London that will see it add music composed by the university’s students to its big fat music library, for use by film, TV and other media clients. “It’s a real privilege”, says EMI’s Alex Black of the tie-up.

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APPOINTMENTS

FAC CEO Lucie Caswell will move over to the Music Publishers Association later this year to become General Manager and Chief Policy Officer. The appointment was confirmed by MPA CEO Paul Clements at the trade body’s AGM yesterday.

Former AIM and WIN CEO Alison Wenham has joined artist development company Funnel Music as non-executive director. “I was intrigued and inspired by Funnel Music’s ‘shared outcome agreement’ approach, which seemed to me a very pragmatic and, importantly, fair way of working with artists”, she says. I think we’re all intrigued.

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CONFERENCES

Showcase festival and music conference Focus Wales has announced its 2020 dates, with the event’s tenth edition due to take place from 7-9 May, as usual in venues across Wrexham. Super early bird delegate passes are now on sale.

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RELEASES

Kylie Minogue and The Vaccines have recorded a song together for the new Shaun The Sheep movie, ‘Farmageddon’. I know it sounds like I made that up, but it’s true. Listen to a bit in the trailer.

BTS have released the trailer for upcoming new film ‘Bring The Soul’. It contains no sheep, no Kylie and no Vaccines. That’s just not going to cut it in these modern times.

Snoop Dogg has released new single ‘I Wanna Thank Me’, based on his Hollywood Walk Of Fame acceptance speech from last year.

Madonna has released a short documentary about the making of her latest album, ‘Madame X’.

Rosalía has released a new video featuring two tracks, ‘Milionària’ and ‘Dio$ No$ Libre Del Dinero’.

Frightened Rabbit have released another track from their upcoming compilation of covers of songs from their 2008 album, ‘The Midnight Organ Fight’. Here’s Daughter’s version of ‘Poke’.

Four Tet has released the video for his latest single ‘Teenage Birdsong’.

Nina Kraviz has announced that she will release new EP, ‘Stranno Stranno. Neobjatno’. From it, this is ‘I Want You’.

Bobby Krlic – aka The Haxan Cloak – has released a track from his score to new horror film, ‘Midsommar’. Here is ‘Fire Temple’. The full soundtrack will be out tomorrow, as will the film.

Dorian Concept has put out two previously unreleased tracks that have formed part of his live show for a number of years, ‘Toothbrush’ and ‘Booth Thrust’. They’ll be available on twelve-inch on 2 Aug.

Alessandro Cortini will release his first album for Mute, ‘Volume Massimo’, on 27 Sep. The Nine Inch Nails touring member is also set to play a solo show at the Barbican in London on 19 Oct, alongside Suzanne Ciani. Here’s new track ‘Amore Amaro’.

Crushed Beaks have released new single ‘Sky Burial’, the second single from their upcoming album ‘The Other Room’, which is out on 9 Aug.

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GIGS & TOURS

Johnny Marr has announced a Manchester show at the Albert Hall on 4 Sep. Here’s the video for his new single ‘Armatopia’.

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



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