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One Liners: Nicky Morgan, Vivendi, Fred Durst, more

By | Published on Friday 26 July 2019

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APPOINTMENTS

The Secretary Of State For Digital, Culture, Media And Sport in the UK’s new comedy government – Nicky Morgan – issued a statement welcoming herself to her new job yesterday. She said: “It’s an absolute privilege to take on this fabulous role. DCMS’s dynamic and much-loved sectors are at the heart of what makes the UK a great place to live, work and do business. They are our global calling card, encouraging investment, driving innovation and making the UK a country people around the world want to visit. I will be working hard to make sure the future for our world-leading sectors is a bright one”. Yeah, I’m not sure there’s going to be any time for that.

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LABELS & PUBLISHERS

Vivendi confirmed yesterday that it has now selected the banks that will work on the sale of a stake in the Universal Music Group, though it didn’t name them. The French conglom also confirmed that Universal’s revenues are booming thanks to booming streaming income from all those booming services in the booming streaming sector. Boom!

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ARTIST NEWS

Dear everyone who claimed we’d just made this up last year, there is now a trailer for ‘The Fanatic’, the new John Travolta film directed by Limp Bizkit frontman Fred Durst.

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RELEASES

In an attempt to make the internet implode, BTS have remixed Lil Nas X‘s ‘Old Town Road’ under the new name ‘Seoul Town Road’. See what they did there? Meanwhile, Blondie are also covering the surprise hit live.

The 1975 have released the first track from their upcoming fourth album, featuring spoken word vocals from climate change activist Greta Thunberg. Shrewd marketing releasing it during a fuck-off major heatwave.

Sophie Ellis-Bextor recently said that she’d like to recreate the ‘Murder On The Dancefloor’ sample used on Skepta‘s ‘Love Me Not’ live. Well now she has.

Liam Gallagher has released new single ‘Once’. “‘Once’ is one of the best songs I’ve ever had the pleasure to be part of, and believe you me I’ve sang on many a great tune”, he says modestly.

Alter Bridge have released new single ‘Pay No Mind’. Their new album, ‘Walk The Sky’, is out on 18 Oct. They will also be touring the UK in December, finishing with a show at London’s O2 Arena on 21 Dec.

Friendly Fires have released new single ‘Run The Wild Flowers’.

Slowthai has released the video for ‘Toaster’ from his debut album ‘Nothing Great About Britain’.

Laurie Anderson has teamed up with Tibetan musician Tenzin Choegyal and composer Jesse Paris Smith for new album ‘Songs From The Bardo’, a sonic exploration of ‘The Tibetan Book Of The Dead’. It’ll be out on 27 Sep. From it, this is ‘Lotus Born, No Need To Fear’.

Charli XCX features on new Pabllo Vittar track ‘Flash Pose’.

Ross From Friends has announced that he will release new EP, ‘Epiphany’, on 16 Aug. Listen to ‘The Revolution’ now.

Liz has released new single ‘Diamond In The Dark’, featuring Slayyyter. “‘Diamond In The Dark’ is about celebrating the value in your own vulnerability, and continuing to love hard even though people may have taken you for granted in the past”, she says.

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AWARDS

The Mercury Prize shortlist was announced then. Thankfully, the speculative list we put together in yesterday’s CMU Daily before the official announcement turned out to be completely accurate. Come on Shitty Bees!

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



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