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One Liners: Adam Lambert, Little Simz, Kiss, more

By | Published on Tuesday 13 December 2022

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Sony Music Publishing has signed singer, songwriter and producer Naomi Kimpenu to a worldwide publishing agreement. “Naomi is an exceptional talent with a very bright future ahead of her”, says co-MD Tim Major. “She is a real force and we feel so lucky to be given the opportunity to support and cherish such an amazing person in the next phase of her career”.



BMG has appointed Pierrot Raschdorff as Senior Director of Global Diversity, Equity & Inclusion. He joins from Penguin Random House. “I couldn’t be more excited about joining BMG”, he says. “Music has the universal and emotional ability to connect people, even more, it forms communities and fosters faith in one’s diversity. I am convinced that BMG is the right place for me to work on the mission for greater diversity every day”.

Universal Music in the US has hired Alvaro Galbete-Velilla – formerly of SoundCloud – as SVP New Business, and promoted Kristen Bender to SVP Digital Innovation Strategy & Business Development. Both will be tasked with pushing partnerships and innovation in Web3 and the metaverse while that’s still a thing anyone’s interested in.



Adam Lambert has announced that he will release new covers album ‘High Drama’ on 24 Feb. From it, this is his version of Duran Duran’s ‘Ordinary World’. Other artists whose hits are tackled on the album include Bonnie Tyler, Sia and Kings Of Leon.

Little Simz has released new album ‘No Thank You’, the existence of which she announced last week.

Yendry has released new single ‘Ki-Ki’, featuring Enny.

Wargasm have released the video for their song ‘Super Fiend’. They’ve also been announced as the support act for Limp Bizkit on their European tour next year. The duo will release their debut album in 2023.



Kiss have announced the UK leg of their farewell tour, which will take place next summer, including a show at the O2 in London on 5 Jul. Tickets go on general sale on Friday.

Orbital have announced UK and Ireland tour dates in March and April next year. Their new album, ‘Optical Delusion’, is out on 17 Feb.

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