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By and | Published on Wednesday 27 June 2018


Other notable announcements and developments today…

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• A new music conference is launching in Birmingham in September called Pivotal. It has evolved out of the regular MMF-backed Birmingham Tribes networking meetings and also involves the Birmingham Music Coalition, a new organisation that will officially launch at the conference. CMU Insights will be among the companies leading sessions. More details at

• Chaka Khan has teamed up with producer Switch for new single ‘Like Sugar’. The track is the first release on Switch’s own Diary Records, which will also put out Khan’s upcoming new album. Here’s the video for the track.

• Paramore have released the video for ‘Caught In The Middle’, from their latest album ‘After Laughter’.

• Young Fathers have released the video for ‘Holy Ghost’ from their ‘Cocoa Sugar’ album.

• Mitski has released the video for new single ‘Nobody’. Her new album, ‘Be The Cowboy’, is due out on 17 Aug.

• Popcaan has released two new tracks, ‘Wine For Me’ and ‘Firm And Strong’. His new album, ‘Forever’, is out on 20 Jul.

• With Glastonbury 2019 now a year away, it’s time to start guessing who might headline the festival. Madonna, reckons the Sun. Meanwhile, according to Betway, betting types are putting their money on Led Zeppelin and Fleetwood Mac. Imagine if that was the actual line up. Christ.

• Pearl Jam have rescheduled their postponed London show at the O2 Arena for 17 Jul. The original gig was cancelled after frontman Eddie Vedder “completely lost his voice”. All tickets for the original show will remain valid for the new date.

• Coheed And Cambria have announced that they will tour the UK in October, finishing up at the Roundhouse in London on 16 Oct. Their new album, ‘The Unheavenly Creatures’, is due out on 5 Oct.

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

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