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One Liners: AMR Songs, BPI, Patrick Wolf, Angel Olsen, Mercury Prize

By | Published on Wednesday 12 April 2023



Music publishing and rights management company AMR Songs has appointed filmmaker and music supervisor Jonathan McHugh to the role of Senior Advisor Creative And Sync. He will also sit on the company’ board. CEO Tamara Conniff is “THRILLED that Jonathan is joining us at AMR. We have a strong history of working together, as well as a friendship. His creative/A&R guidance is a key part of AMR’s mission and ethos”.



UK record label trade group BPI has announced a series of three events to mark the organisation’s 50th anniversary while also “looking ahead to the next 50 years of innovation in music”. Called BPI Insight Session 50, the first event takes place at Abbey Road Studios on 19 Apr and will feature, among others, Sofie Hvitved from the Copenhagen Institute Of Future Studies, who has been commissioned to deliver keynotes at each of the sessions. More information about attending the event or accessing a livestream is available here.



Patrick Wolf has released ‘The Night Safari’, the title track from a new EP that is out on Friday. “‘The Night Safari’ is a phrase I gave those nights staring at the ceiling, unable to sleep and descending into a wilderness of dead ends and anxieties”, says Wolf. “The river in the song is a river that runs throughout the record”.

Angel Olsen has released new single ‘Forever Means’, which is also the title track on a new EP set for release on Friday. Says Olsen of the track: “I’d thought of it as a kind of nod to George Harrison, who I’d been getting back into during the pandemic as I was finally calming down and finding moments of peace with myself”.



Want some Mercury Prize dates for your diary? Well, albums released between 16 Jul 2022 and 14 Jul 2023 are eligible for the 2023 prize, labels wishing to submit records for consideration should do so by 3 May, the shortlist will be unveiled on 27 Jul, and the awards show is taking place on 7 Sep.