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One Liners: Marshmello, Nicky Morgan MP, DJ Khaled, more

By and | Published on Thursday 25 July 2019



Always acquisitive German ticketing giant CTS Eventim has announced a deal to acquire 48% of major French ticketing outfit France Billet. Under that deal, the German firm will also have the right to increase its share to a majority stake in four years time.

Marshmello has signed to booking agency WME for representation in all his getting out there and doing stuff activities. Not in Europe though, where he will continue to be represented by Echo Location Talent Agency for touring.



The BPI has welcomed Nicky Morgan as the UK government’s new Secretary Of State For Digital, Culture, Media And Sport. “From her time in education she will understand the background to our concerns over access to music in state schools and we will continue to press her to lobby her colleagues in DfE on this issue”, says BPI boss Geoff Taylor. “We look forward to working with her”. Yeah, I’m not sure there’s going to be any time for that.



Still-existing-don’t-you-know music video platform-of-sorts Vevo has named Scott Anderson as its new SVP Engineering & Product. “I am very happy”, he grins.



DJ Khaled has been named Apple Music‘s first ever Artist In Residence. I think he’s going to live in a tent in the corner of the office. He’ll make one playlist a month while there. To get things started, he’s made a playlist he reckons is perfect for offices. You should probably check your company’s policy on explicit language before hitting play.



DJ Shadow has released a new collaboration with De La Soul, ‘Rocket Fuel’. “It’s been a while since my last album, ‘The Mountain Will Fall’, and the corresponding tour”, notes the producer. “Since the tour ended, I’ve been mostly silent. This is because I’ve been focused and working on a ton of music. I usually try to avoid hyperbole, but things are about to get very exciting around here. For ‘Rocket Fuel’, my heroes De La Soul join me in a collaborative blast of pure hip hop adrenalin”.

Kasabian’s Serge Pizzorno has released the video for ‘Nobdy Else’ from his The SLP solo project.

Metronomy have released new single ‘Walking In The Dark’. The band have just added a second Roundhouse date to their UK tour on 6 Nov, after the first London show sold out.

Caroline Polachek has released two new tracks from her upcoming solo album ‘Pang’. They are ‘Ocean Of Tears’ and ‘Parachute’.

Mabel has released new single ‘Bad Behaviour’. Her debut album, ‘High Expectations’, is out next week.

Peggy Gou has released the video for new track ‘Starry Night’ exclusively on Apple Music.

Octo Octa has announced that she will release new album, ‘Resonant Body’, on 6 Sep. From it, this is first track ‘Spin Girl, Let’s Activate!’

Warmduscher have announced that they will release their debut album, ‘Tainted Lunch’, on 1 Nov. It’ll feature guest appearances from Iggy Pop and Kool Keith. Neither of them appear on new single ‘Midnight Dipper’.

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