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One Liners: ADA, Twitch, AJ Tracey, more

By | Published on Wednesday 28 July 2021



Warner Music’s artist and label services division, ADA Worldwide, has launched new offices in Italy and Russia. “I’m THRILLED to continue ADA’s global expansion with the launch of ADA Russia and Italy”, says the division’s President Cat Kreidich. “There is so much opportunity in this space; I’m confident that our services stand out and am excited to offer even more artists and labels all over the world the benefits of both a global network and local intelligence and networking”.



Smart TVs from Toshiba in the UK now have a Twitch app on them. To celebrate, the telly maker has teamed up with Defected Records to produce six Twitchy shows from the label’s Defected Croatia festival. “I’m delighted that Defected are bringing a brand new, exclusive live show to Twitch on behalf of Toshiba, direct from our cherished Defected Croatia festival in Tisno”, says Defected’s Chief Business Officer James Kirkham. “The format will be super authentic and bring to life the incredible sun-drenched event for millions watching and interacting at home”.

McDonald’s has teamed up with AJ Tracey to launch a new spicy chicken burger, the McSpicy. As part of this deal, the burger will feature in the rapper’s upcoming video for his track ‘Summertime Shootout’. Steve Howells, Marketing & Media Director at McDonald’s UK And Ireland. says: “This is our first ever collaboration of this kind in the UK and featuring in the summer’s hottest music video seems perfect for our hottest ever burger”. I mean, come on!



St Etienne will release new album ‘I’ve Been Trying To Tell You’ through Heavenly Recordings on 10 Sep. “To me it’s about optimism, and the late 90s and how memory is an unreliable narrator”, says the band’s Bob Stanley of it. “I think it sounds gorgeous”. Here’s first single ‘Pond House’.

Haiku Salut have released new single ‘We Need These Beams’, taken from their new album ‘The Hill, The Light, The Ghost’, which is out on 27 Aug. They’ve also announced UK live dates in September and October.



Johnny Marr has announced UK shows in September, including a headline show at London’s Electric Ballroom on 23 Sep and a support slot with The Courtneeners at Manchester’s Old Trafford Cricket Ground on 25 Sep.



The Ivors Academy has announced Allegra, Holly Humberstone, Kamal, Rachel Chinouriri and Willow Kayne as the nominees for its Rising Star Award this year. Each will receive mentoring and training, with the overall winner announced on 21 Sep.

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