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By | Published on Wednesday 17 November 2021

Air sign to Downtown Music Services


Downtown Music Services has signed Air to a worldwide admin and services deal around their songs catalogue, which – says the company’s Global President Mike Smith – “represents some of the most timeless music ever made. It is a great honour to be given the opportunity to work with this remarkable music and bring its genius to a new generation”.

CTM Outlander has acquired the music rights of songwriter Natalie Hemby in a deal covering her past and future compositions. She has written for artists including Lady Gaga, Lady A, Little Big Town and Miranda Lambert. “It is an honour and a privilege to be working with CTM Outlander Music”, says Hemby. “They have a worldwide influence and are deeply respected across the globe. I’m excited to represent them within the Nashville circles, as well as expand my songwriting circles. This is a career milestone for me and I’m sincerely grateful for this opportunity”.



Warner Chappell has promoted London-based Daniel Lang to VP International Digital Licensing & Society Relations. “I’m excited to be stepping up into this new role”, he says. “I look forward to working with the collection societies to further speed up payments to our writers and make the whole ecosystem more transparent and efficient”.



Run The Jewels have put out a new video for ‘Never Look Back’, from their 2020 album ‘RTJ4’. It was premiered as part of the Adult Swim Festival.

A new Courtney Barnett documentary, titled ‘Anonymous Club’, will be released next year, filmed on her ‘Tell Me How You Really Feel’ tour. Here’s a trailer.

Kero Kero Bonito have shared a new single ‘The Sneaker Dance’, made for a new line of Adidas streetwear designed by Kerwin Frost.

Charlie Simpson has announced that he will release his new solo album, ‘Hope Is A Drug’, on 11 Mar. There will also be UK tour dates the same month, plus two shows at Lafayette in London in April. Here’s new single ‘Twice’.

King Hannah have announced that they will release their debut album, ‘I’m Sorry, I Was Just Being Me’, on 25 Feb. They’ll also be touring the UK in April. Oh, and here’s new single ‘All Being Fine’.



Bat For Lashes will livestream a “performance film” on 17 Dec, featuring old Hollywood sets, costume changes, Christmas covers, special guests, and full string accompaniments to her own songs. Tickets are on sale now. More info here.

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