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One Liners: Avril Lavigne, Fred Rister, The Streets, more

By | Published on Friday 14 January 2022

Avril Lavigne


Reservoir has acquired the publishing catalogue of the late DJ, songwriter, and producer Fred Rister, including collaborations with David Guetta, Kelly Rowland, Kid Cudi, The Black Eyed Peas and more. “Sometimes, fate is a good provider and selling to Reservoir is also something that Fred would have liked”, says Rister’s wife Isabel.

Concord Music Publishing has launched a new joint venture with songwriter and producer Tofer Brown, called Chromatic Music. Its first signing is songwriter Lauren Hungate, who has agree a worldwide publishing deal for her full catalogue. “I’m so excited to be the first signing to Chromatic”, says Hungate. “Tofer is such a champion, and it was evident upon meeting him that he is the kind of person and writes the kind of songs I want to be associated with”.

The Round Hill Music Royalty Fund has agreed a new deal with Whitesnake frontman David Coverdale. The deal covers various rights and royalties related to his songs and recordings. “I am THRILLED beyond words to joyfully announce that my existing catalogue of works, both songs and master recordings, which I have been involved in creating for over 50 years, is now in exceptionally safe hands with the fine people at Round Hill”, says Coverdale.

Warner Chappell has signed a worldwide publishing deal with singer, songwriter and producer Tay Iwar, through its joint venture with artist management firm The Flight Club. “I’ve created music and wrote songs for as long as I can remember, so I’m delighted to sign a publishing deal with Warner Chappell Music”, says Iwar. “I’m hugely passionate about all aspects of creating music and I’m looking forward to working with other Warner Chappell writers from around the world”.

Kobalt has signed Tai Verdes to a worldwide publishing deal. “Kobalt was the most passionate about my project and artist friendly in terms of the deal”, he says. “I’m huge on ownership of my music. At the end of the day, I wanted people who are ready to jump on the train. Kobalt jumped, did a somersault and stuck the landing”.



Warner Music has hired Janelle Curtis to be its Chief Enterprise Transformation Officer. What’s that? Well, she will oversee Warner’s “ongoing tech-enabled evolution across its global corporate operations, with a focus on business structures, processes, and digital solutions”. Fun times. Says Curtis: “The team at Warner has ambitious plans for using transformational technologies to serve artistry, music, and commerce, and I’m looking forward to contributing to the next phase of this company’s exciting evolution and diversification”.



Avril Lavigne will release new album ‘Love Sux’ on 25 Feb. Here’s new single ‘Love It When You Hate Me’.

Bastille have released new single ‘Shut Off The Lights’. Their new album, ‘Give Me the Future’, is out on 4 Feb.

The Streets have released new single ‘Wrong Answers Only’, featuring Master Peace.

Robert Glasper has announced that he will release new album ‘Black Radio III’ on 25 Feb. New single ‘Black Superhero’ – featuring Killer Mike, BJ The Chicgo Kid and Big KRIT – is out now.

Kojey Radical has released new single ‘Payback’, featuring Knucks. His debut album, ‘Reason To Smile’, is out on 4 Mar.

Frank Turner has released new single ‘A Wave Across A Bay’ in memory of late Frightened Rabbit frontman Scott Hutchison. Profits from a seven-inch release will be donated to Tiny Changes, the mental health charity set up in Hutchison’s memory.

Cult Of Luna have released new single ‘Into The Night’. The band’s new album, ‘The Long Road North’, is out on 11 Feb.

Yeule has released new Danny L Harle-produced single ‘Too Dead Inside’, ahead of the release of new album, ‘Glitch Princess’, on 4 Feb.

Fyfe and Iskra Strings have revived their collaboration with new single ‘Interiority’.

Lees has released ‘Night Wars’, the title track from her new EP, which is out on 23 Feb.

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