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One Liners: Adam Lambert, Pink, Joey Ramone, more

By | Published on Friday 7 October 2022

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The estate of Joey Ramone has sold a stake in its share of The Ramones’ songs catalogue to Primary Wave for $10 million, according to Billboard. “Joey Ramone was a total original – his songwriting style and voice are all undeniably unique and immediately recognisable still today”, says Primary Wave’s VP Business Affairs & Legal, Lexi Todd. “We’re THRILLED to have the opportunity to continue the legacy of Joey Ramone and [the] Ramones catalogue”.

Ghostwriter Consultancy & Events has extended its partnership with Marble Factory to operate all live music events at the Bristol venue, which sits alongside the Motion night club. “With the addition of the Marble Factory within the Motion complex, the award‐winning independent venue renowned for electronic music has grown significantly after hosting an eclectic mix of over 80 live shows in the last eighteen months”, says Ghostwriter’s Commercial Director Carl Bathgate. “In order to remain competitive in such a strong territory we have revisited our offering and made significant investments coupled with operational improvements to further support our clients and their artists and keep the venue moving forwards”.



Music publisher Manners McDade has hired Laura Harrison as Music Services Manager. She joins from Soho Music.

Natalie Wade has joined UK record industry collecting society PPL as Director Of Music Industry Engagement. She is the founder of education charity Small Green Shoots and The Cat’s Mother, a mentoring organisation for women entering the music and creative industries. “Having built and developed Small Green Shoots from scratch, this has been a huge decision for me personally”, she says of accepting her new job. “However, I know I am leaving the charity in safe hands, and believe I can make a real impact in this exciting new role. The fact that PPL will continue to support the important work of Small Green Shoots and The Cat’s Mother speaks volumes about my new colleagues and their leadership values, and I can’t wait to get started on this exciting chapter”.



The Richard Antwi Scholarship has announced Janelle Mitchell is its fifth scholar. She receives a full scholarship on the University Of Westminster’s Music Business MA course, which gets her full course fees, a bursary of £10,400 and career support. “Receiving the Richard Antwi Scholarship feels like such an honour and I’m so excited for what’s to come”, she says. “As a black woman in music, the glass ceiling feels even more impenetrable, so being equipped with the Music Business Management MA, doubled up with guidance from the RAS team, will be an absolute game-changer for me. My ambitions are to utilise the MA to gain a senior position in music and shake up the industry from within, focusing on representation and diversity across the board”.



The Incorporated Society Of Musicians has announced that it is changing its name to The Independent Society Of Musicians. “Our independence has long been a crucial factor in our effectiveness and enabled us to bring about significant change for those working in music”, says Deborah Annetts, CEO of the 140 year old organisation. “Our new name better reflects our core values and our absolute focus on improving the lives of musicians. [This] announcement is about the ISM investing in the future and will support the ISM in delivering its founding vision for the next 140 years”.



Lizzo has filed paperwork to trademark her signature flute – the Sasha Flute, as it is known – for a variety of digital and physical products. That includes good old NFTs, as well as animated TV shows and films, toys, and clothing.



Adam Lambert has released his version of Noel Coward’s ‘Mad About The Boy’, the theme song from new documentary, ‘Mad About The Boy – The Noel Coward Story’. Earlier this week, Lambert announced a new record deal with Warner’s EastWest label.

Måneskin have released new single ‘The Loneliest’. “This song means a lot to me”, says frontman Damiano David. “It’s a personal song but I hope you can all relate to it in your own way. We played a tiny surprise show in London last night and performed ‘The Loneliest’ live for the first time and your reaction meant so much to us”.

bbno$ has released new single ‘Top Gun’, taken from upcoming album ‘Bag Or Die’, which is out on 21 Oct. Of the album he says: ”’Bag Or Die’ represents the ethos of bbno$. Enjoy it, it almost killed me”.

Connie Constance has released new single Hurt You’. “My revenge song, this is a song for all the villains that are just a product of their environment”, she says.



Pink has announced UK tour dates next June, including a headline performance at Hyde Park’s British Summer Time festival on 24 Jun. “It’s been a long three years and I’ve missed live music so so much”, she says. “So it’s finally time! I am so excited to get back to the UK to sing, cry, sweat and make new memories with my friends. It’s going to be magical!” Tickets go on sale on 14 Oct.

Iron Maiden have UK and Ireland tour dates in June and July next year, finishing up at The O2 in London on 7 Jul. The shows will see the band mainly playing previously unperformed songs from their most recent album ‘Senjutsu’ and their 1986 LP ‘Somewhere In Time’. Tickets go on sale on 14 Oct.

Stealing Sheep and The Radiophonic Workshop will perform their soundtrack to the 1973 science fiction animation ‘La Planète Sauvage’ – the recording of which was recently released as part of Fire Records’ Imagined Score Series – at the Science Museum tonight. There will also be a Q&A. More info here.

The Big Moon will play The Roundhouse in London on 31 May. Tickets go on sale on 12 Oct. The band’s new album, ‘Here Is Everything’, is out next week. Here’s new single ‘This Love’.

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