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One Liners: Apple Music, Helena Deland, Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds

By | Published on Thursday 1 June 2023


Primary Wave Music has appointed David Loiterton as President, Indo-Pacific. He has been working with the music rights firm since 2018. Says Primary Wave CEO Larry Mestel: “David is an exceptional leader. He is unique for a modern-day music executive possessing both business and creative skills. We are looking forward to creating a powerful and creatively influential Primary Wave in Asia under David’s leadership”.

Lauren Kreisler has been promoted to become the first Director Of Brand & Digital for the UK’s Official Charts Company. She takes on the expanded role, we are told, “as the company prepares to launch a newly refreshed brand identity and consumer-facing digital platform in the coming weeks”. Says CEO Martin Talbot: “Lauren lives and breathes the Official Charts brand like no-one else and is a priceless asset to the charts. Her next big project is our brand refresh and website reimagining, which is currently being prepared for launch and will bear fruit next month”.

MNRK Music Group has elevated Brandon Squar to General Manager and Ebrahim ‘Abe’ Rasheed to SVP, Urban. Says COO Sean Stevenson: “Brandon and Abe have demonstrated their commitment, passion and drive for our artists and, in these new roles, they’ll continue to lead and nurture our first-rate talent, cementing MNRK as a destination for music talent and as a leading indie”.



Apple Music has launched its new classical music specific app for Android users, it having become available on iOS back in March. Anyone with an Apple Music subscription can use the app which is designed to make it easier to navigate and explore music from the classical genre.

The Music & Tech Springboard Programme from UK record industry trade group BPI, which connects music-tech start-ups with the music industry, has announced a partnership with MusicTech Japan. The new partnership, the BPI says, will “enable the Music & Tech Springboard Programme to expand its scope by now also working with cutting-edge Japanese music start-ups in the UK. The new relationship will also pave the way for future collaborations across Japan for the BPI’s existing Music Tech innovation members”.



Helena Deland has shared new acoustic single ‘Spring Bug’. She says: “Spring sun and spring rain make past selves sprout out of the ground. The question of whether or not to leave this town becomes the background on which they wreak havoc. But it’s like Joan Didion says, ‘we are well-advised to keep on nodding terms with the people we used to be, whether we find them attractive company or not. Otherwise they turn up unannounced and surprise us, come hammering on the mind’s door at 4am on a bad night and demand to know who deserted them, who betrayed them, who is going to make amends’. ‘Spring Bug’ is the wave of a hand trying to shoo off a noisy flying creature, and the creature is me!”

Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds have released new song ‘Open The Door, See What You Find’ ahead of the arrival of new album ‘Council Skies’ tomorrow. Says the man himself: “Lyrically, the premise is that, at a certain point in your life you look in a mirror and you see all you’ve ever been and all you’re ever going to be. It’s about being happy with that. Being happy with where you are in life, with who you are, and where you’re going. Life is good!”

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