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One Liners: Adele, Andrea Bocelli, Ludovico Einaudi, more

By | Published on Friday 15 October 2021



Reservoir has invested in audio entertainment company and podcast content production studio Audio Up. “This transformative collaboration marks another key moment in Reservoir’s evolution, as we further redefine our business as the business of listenership”, says Reservoir CEO Golnar Khosrowshahi. “Audio Up are creating innovative storytelling experiences through music and we are looking forward to all of the opportunities this creates for listeners and rightsholders alike”.

Andrea Bocelli has extended and expanded his agreement with Universal Music. As well as a long-term multi-album deal, the major will also work with him on audiovisual projects, branding, sync and merchandising. “It is an exciting novelty, but also the confirmation of our solid and well-established collaborative relationship over the years”, says Bocelli.

Yen Strange has signed record and publishing deals with Australia’s Mushroom Music Group. On the recordings side she’ll work with the group’s Liberation Records, which has just released her new single ‘Go Away’. “The teams at Liberation and Mushroom Publishing really know what they’re doing as far as pushing an authentic sound and image of me out into the world”, she says, “and I couldn’t be happier to make a start in the music industry alongside such humble and quirky people”.



Adele has released the first single from her ’30’ album, ‘Easy On Me’. More information on that album here.

Ludovico Einaudi has announced ‘Underwater’, his first new solo piano album for 20 years. It will be released on 21 Jan. From it, this is ‘Luminous’. He will also be in the UK for live shows in March, with full band performances at the Hammersmith and Manchester Apollos, followed by two solo performances at Alexandra Palace in London.

Aurora will release her new album ‘The Gods We Can Touch’ on 21 Jan 2022. “The spiritual door between the human and the gods is a very complicated thing”, she says. “One thing that has always bothered me is the idea that we’re born unworthy having to deem ourselves worthy by suppressing the forces within us that make us human. Not perfect, not flawless, just human. I think that is what intrigues me about the Greek gods. The gods of the ancient world. Perfectly imperfect. Almost within our reach. Like gods we can touch”. Here’s new single ‘Giving In To The Love’.

Damon Albarn has released ‘The Tower Of Montevideo’, which is the latest to be released from his upcoming new solo album, ‘The Nearer The Fountain, More Pure The Stream Flows’.

Danny Lees has officially released his track ‘You Tell Me Lies’. Originally posted to SoundCloud two years ago, the track recently went viral on TikTok and scored him a record deal with Sony’s RCA label in the UK. “This was one of the first house tracks I made and at the time this kind of music was a new discovery for me”, he says. “Never in a million years did I think it would have become as popular as it has!”

Logic1000 is back with new single ‘Natural’, featuring Big Ever. Her new EP, ‘The Sweetness Of You’, is out on 12 Nov.

Madge and MoonBounce have teamed up as xR and will release their first EP together later this month. First single, ‘Firefight’, is out now.



Warpaint will tour the UK for the first time in five years in May 2022. There will be a new album out the same month, although details on that are sparse right now. Tickets for the shows go on general sale on 22 Oct.



Glass Animals manager Amy Morgan will receive the Manager Of The Year Award at this year’s Artist & Manager Awards. MMF’s Annabella Coldrick and FAC’s David Martin say in a joint statement: “The pandemic has been incredibly tough for all artists and managers, many of whom have been left to operate without support of a safety net, but Amy absolutely encapsulates how our community has attempted to bounce back with innovation, entrepreneurship and creativity”.

But that’s not all! The Black Music Coalition will take home the Industry Champions trophy at the same awards show. On that, Coldrick and Martin say: “We are also immensely proud to recognise the leadership displayed by The Black Music Coalition. The battle against racial injustice is a defining issue of our time, and now, more than ever, it is vital that all in the industry continue to step up and push for lasting change”.

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