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One Liners: Aurora, Vince Staples, St Vincent, more

By | Published on Thursday 8 July 2021



Warner Music UK has announced a partnership between its Atlantic and ADA divisions and Latin label Candela Records. “The Latin music scene in the UK is growing incredibly quickly, and we’re excited to make history by becoming the first UK frontline label to partner with a UK-based Latino label”, says Atlantic EVP Austin Daboh.

Blue Raincoat Music Publishing and Reservoir have signed PJ Harvey collaborator John Parish, singer-songwriter Elanor Moss, and Australian indie band HighSchool. So take note everybody!

German rapper Katja Krasavice has signed a global publishing deal with Warner Chappell. “My songwriting is the bedrock of my art”, she says. “I use my music to tell stories and confront important issues. It’s great to be signing with Warner Chappell, alongside some of the biggest names in German music. I want to collaborate more with other artists and writers, and this deal will help me do that”.

B2B music platform 7digital has partnered with fitness brands Barry’s and Volava for music provision within their workout apps. “Even as the world begins to reopen, 7digital is continuing to see huge demand for in-home fitness experiences, for which having the perfect licensed music to power fitness goals has never been more vital”, says 7digital CEO Paul Langworthy. “We are pleased to partner with Barry’s and Volava as they scale across territories and add new online experiences that meet emerging customer demand and expectations to complement training in their physical locations”.



Music credits database Jaxsta has announced Beth Appleton as its new Chief Marketing Officer, working out of its Sydney office. She joins from Warner Music. “Beth’s extensive experience and tenure within the industry truly speaks for itself”, says CEO Jacqui Louez Schoorl. “Her reach and impact is demonstrated through her work with global stars such as Ed Sheeran, Bruno Mars and Michael Bublé, and local Australian talent including Thelma Plum, Morgan Evans and Jack Gray. We are beyond THRILLED to welcome Beth to our team as we enter this exciting growth phase of the company”.

FUGA has confirmed that Gareth Mellor – formerly with Kobalt, AWAL and TuneCore – has taken on the newly created role of Global Head Of B2B Marketing. “I’ve long-admired FUGA and its team for their dedication to industry leading technology and impressive service offering”, he says. “Across both audio and video distribution, FUGA has led the way where others now follow. It is an honour to join at this point in the company’s development and I look forward to taking a key role in boosting FUGA’s brand on the global stage and bringing its products to market”.



Global record industry trade group the IFPI has announced that its Sub-Saharan Africa regional office is now administering ISRC codes for the region. Those being the codes employed by the record industry to identify individual recordings. “Diverse, and exciting music from Africa continues to expand its impact around the world”, says CEO Frances Moore. “For African creators to efficiently manage and control the use of their music regionally and globally, the data systems underpinning music need to keep pace. The ISRC is an essential element of this – it will empower African music creators and drive the development of the industry right across the region”.



Aurora has released new single ‘Cure For Me’. “Sometimes I feel like the whole world is trying to convince you something is wrong with you”, she says. “I think it’s about time we shut those voices out. Because in no way should anyone convince you that you are not worthy because of the way you look, or act, believe in or love. We should be allowed to be human. And we don’t need a cure for it”.

Vince Staples has released new single ‘Are You With That?’

Sam Fender will release his second album, ‘Seventeen Going Under’, on 8 Oct. The title track is out now.

Sufjan Stevens and Angelo De Augustine have announced that they will release a collaborative album, titled ‘A Beginner’s Mind’, on 24 Sep. Two tracks – ‘Reach Out’ and ‘Olympus’ – are out now.

Courtney Barnett has announced that she will release new album ‘Things Take Time, Take Time’ in November. Here’s new single ‘Rae Street’.

Self Esteem has announced that she will release her second album, ‘Prioritise Pleasure’, on 22 Oct. The title track is out now, of which she says: “The song is a wide screen mantra, remembering to put myself first and in turn making myself a better, more present person. My journey to accept myself is far from over, but over the last few years some of the age old simple shit has started to finally kick in”.

Amyl And The Sniffers have released new single ‘Guided By Angels’. The band’s new album, ‘Comfort To Me’, will be out on 10 Sep. “The amount of time and thought I put into the lyrics for this album is completely different from the EPs, and even the first record”, says vocalist Amy Taylor. “Having to deal with a lot of authority during 2020 and realising my lack of power made me feel both more self destructive and more self disciplined, more nihilistic and more depressed and more resentful, which ultimately fuelled me with a kind of relentless motivation”.

Teleman are back with new single ‘Right As Rain’. Their new EP, ‘Sweet Morning’, will be out on 5 Nov.

Ásgeir will release new EP ‘The Sky Is Painted Gray Today’ on 3 Sep. Here’s new single ‘Sunday Drive’.

Falle Nioke and Ghost Culture are back together again for new EP ‘Badiare’, which will be out on 5 Nov. Here’s first single ‘Leywole’.

Naomi Banks has released new single ‘Waiting’. “I am very excited to share ‘Waiting’ with the world”, she says. “It is about wanting someone when you know they are absolutely no good for you. I wrote it with my pal Gareth Malone, we have been friends for nearly ten years now – I love him and love making music with him”.

For Those I Love has released the video for ‘To Have You’, from his eponymous debut album which was released earlier this year.



St Vincent has announced that she will play the Hammersmith Apollo in London on 26 Jun 2022 and Edinburgh’s Usher Hall on 28 Jun 2022. Tickets go on sale on Friday.

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