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By | Published on Friday 21 January 2022



DIY distributor DistroKid has named Matthew Ogle its new VP Product. “Matt has more than 20 years experience building products that strengthen connections between people”, says COO Phil Bauer. “We’re THRILLED to have him at DistroKid where he will focus on adding tools that help artists with promotion, content creation and audience engagement”.

Songtrust has announced a load of new executive hires and promotions. Virginie Berger joins as SVP Global Publishing & Society Relations, John Levy joins as SVP Technology, and Darren Briggs has been promoted to EVP Rights Management, Product, & Technology.

Exceleration Music has announced five new hires. Mike Gillespie joins as Head of Global Sales & Retail Marketing, Bela Zecker as Label Manager, Andy Lewis as Commercial Partnerships Manager, Emma Walker as Accounting & Administrative Assistant, and David Piechota as Revenue & Royalty Administrative Assistant.



Sony Music has taken complete ownership of US dance label Ultra, the major having first invested in the company back in 2013. Ultra founder Patrick Moxey has also stood down from his role at the label, with A&R head David Waxman taking over as its new President.

US-based music publishing administrator Regard Music has joined digital rights consortium IMPEL for pan-European licensing of its catalogue. “IMPEL is the right fit for Regard and its clients because of their expertise and independence in the European marketplace”, says CEO Sean O’Malley. “Working together, we can achieve our collective goals of clearer reporting and better returns for our writer and publisher clients without the restraints of politics and daily inertia plaguing the larger industry”.



Christina Aguilera has released new EP ‘La Fuerza’, and from it new single ‘Santo’, featuring Ozuna.

Shenseea and Megan Thee Stallion have released new collaboration ‘Lick’.

Lana Del Rey has released new song ‘Watercolour Eyes’, which is set to appear in the new series of HBO show ‘Euphoria’.

Griff and Sigrid have teamed up for new single ‘Head On Fire’. “I’ve looked up to Sigrid so much, especially as a young girl who broke through making powerful, credible pop music”, says Griff. “So I was excited to hear she wanted to write. We hung out and made ‘Head On Fire’, this really fun, feel-good song, and I’m excited for the world to finally hear us on a track together”.

Fred Again has collaborated with Haai and The xx’s Romy on new track ‘Lights Out’. “I started this song on my laptop on a train up to the Scottish Highlands and immediately sent it to Romy and [Haai] because it felt super special to me”, says Fred. “Romy’s lyrics and voice are just like a hug from a rave angel”.

B Live has released the video for ‘Don’t Know About You’, his collaboration with Becky Hill and JME.

Alto Arc – aka Deafheaven’s George Clark, Isamaya Ffrench, Hundred Waters’ Trayer Tryon and Danny L Harle – have announced that they will release their eponymous debut EP on 11 Feb. Here’s new single ‘Bordello’.

FKA Twigs has released the video for ‘Meta Angel’ from her new ‘Caprisongs’ mixtape.

Ghost have announced that they will release new album ‘Impera’ on 11 Mar. Here’s first single ‘Call Me Little Sunshine’.

Arca has remixed Laurie Anderson’s classic single ‘Big Science’.

Tove Styrke has released new single ‘Show Me Love’. “I wrote it for someone I was madly in love with”, she says. “Every word went directly from emotional parts of me, that I usually keep hidden, straight into the mic. It’s rare for me to write without any hesitation like that”.

Girlpool have released new single ‘Lie Love Lullaby’. Their new album, ‘Forgiveness’, is out on 29 Apr.

Deaf Havana have released new single ‘Going Clear’, and announced that they will release their new album ‘The Present Is A Foreign Land’ on 15 Jul.

Scuti has released new track ‘How We Do’ from her new EP ‘Intoxication’, which is also out today.



Adele has announced that she is postponing the start of her Las Vegas residency, which was set to begin today. Tearfully apologising to fans, she said that delays and staff shortages due to COVID-19 meant that the show is not ready.

South Korean composer Park Jiha has announced UK shows in March. She will play two shows at Cafe Oto in London on 28-29 Mar, and then the Counterflows festival in Glasgow on 31 Mar. Her new album ‘The Gleam’ is out on 25 Feb.

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