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By Andy Malt | Posted on Wednesday, October 12, 2022
Sony Music Edition signed songwriter lost boy – real name Pete Rycroft – best known for his work with Ava Max and Tom Greenan. “I’m so happy to be part of Sony Music Publishing’s roster,” he says. “The support from the entire team over the past two months has been incredible. A big thank you to the US and UK SMP teams for making me feel so welcome. This next chapter is shaping up to be so exciting thanks to all of you.”
ticket master launched its Ticketmaster Request tool, already available in North America, in the United Kingdom. It allows fans to show interest in high-demand shows as soon as they’re announced. The first UK shows to use the tool will be Four Tet’s three concerts at London’s Alexandra Palace in May, through a partnership with promoter Eat Your Own Ears.
Radiohead drummer Phil Selway has been named ambassador for next year Freelance Sites Week. “I am honored to be an ambassador for the IVW on their tenth anniversary,” he said. “Over the past decade, IVW has done an incredible job supporting and nurturing this vital music community of independent venues. For me, these places are the cornerstone of music in the UK, and after the great challenges they have faced in recent years, I am delighted to represent them in this way”.
Location Operator Global ASM hired a former Live Nation executive Liam Thorton as EVP Strategy & Development. “This will generate tremendous value for private and municipal partners and ultimately for guests,” said CEO Ron Bension. “We will leverage the coming years for a period of unprecedented growth in our business space. Liam’s vast experience, particularly in creating new developments and enhancing existing assets, will provide by far the most diverse and rewarding opportunities the industry has ever seen.”
baby metal announced that they will release their new album “The Other One” on March 24 next year. There’s no music yet, but we know it’s going to be a concept album and there’s a little teaser video here.
Red car – aka Christine And The Queens – have released a new single ‘La Chanson Du Chevalier’. The new album, “Redcar Les Adorables Étoiles (Prologue)”, will be released on November 11th.
Serge Tankian released a new single “I Spoke Up”, taken from their upcoming EP “Perplex Cities”, which will be released next week.
Dry cleaning have released ‘No Decent Shoes For Rain’, the final single from their second album ‘Stumpwork’, out next week. “’No Decent Shoes For Rain’ is inspired by grief. Grief for past relationships, grief for deceased loved ones and all that goes with it; loneliness, numbness, nostalgia, ruminating on the past,” says singer Florence Shaw
Leila Moss released a new single “Vanishing Shadows”, featuring Gary Numan. “Numan’s voice soars in the chorus like an alien archangel offering one last chance to reflect on the state of affairs,” she says. The track is the lead single from the Duke Spirit singer’s third solo album, “Internal Working Model,” which will be released on January 13.
DJ Yoda has teamed up with actor Lily James for new single “Breath.” His new album, ‘Prom Nite’, is out November 18. “Lily lived downstairs from me, and we always talked about making music together,” he says. “It wasn’t easy with his crazy schedule, but we got there in the end. We talked about our musical tastes, found common ground and tried to do something interesting. I’m super happy results !
JFDR signed with Houndstooth and released new single “The Orchid”. “I call all my songs orchids,” she says. “I am obsessed with the flower. It is a very cunning flower, its beauty has led it to become the most popular plant or flower in the world. It symbolizes – among other things – fertility, and I thought a lot about rebirth and a new beginning. Fertility, creativity, beauty and mystery are embodied by the orchid”.
GRM Daily announced that its Rated Awards airs on E4 on October 25, featuring performances from ArrDee, Clavish, Ms Banks, K-Trap, Knucks, Blade Brown, SL, Dreya Mac and Ivorian Doll.
The Jazz FM Awards announced the winners of three of its awards this year. Netherlands will receive the Impact award, Marcus Miller the price of gold, and Norma Winston Lifetime Achievement Award. The ceremony will take place on October 20 at Shoreditch Town Hall.
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