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By | Published on Thursday 11 November 2021

Avril Lavigne


UK song right collecting societies PRS For Music and MCPS have renewed their longstanding partnership until 2025. Performing rights society PRS will continue to provide rights management and administrative services to mechanical rights society MCPS, which is owned by the Music Publishers Association. The deal also means that the two organisations will continue to offer joint licensing agreements for uses of music that exploit both performing and mechanical rights at the same time.

Universal Music owned distributor and label services business Ingrooves has signed new deals with Indian musicians Himesh Reshammiya and Yo Yo Honey Singh. The company has also appointed Amit Sharma as its new Country Manager for India. “We are celebrating our entrance into the Indian music market with the signing of two amazing artists and we couldn’t be happier”, says CEO Bob Roback. “Amit is a highly respected music executive in India, with a deep understanding of the independent music industry and is already playing a key role in the market, as we look to work with the best independent labels and artists in India”.



Downtown Music Services has announced promotions for four of its employees. Kasey Fries becomes VP Operations, Geoff Halliday moves up to VP Marketing, Bryan Mooney is now VP A&R (Pop/Alternative) and Ray Tapia is VP A&R (Latin). “The formal elevation to Vice Presidents cements the role they’ve played at DMS for some time – leaders in the day-to-day operations, marketing, and A&R of the global Downtown Music Services master recording distribution team”, says COO Ben Patterson of the promoted staff members. “I couldn’t be more excited to continue to work alongside them and the great artists they support at DMS”.



Former ITB agent Phyllis Belezos has launched her own company Heliocentric Entertainment. “I’m so excited to start this new venture and I feel like the last couple of years have cemented what I’ve wanted to achieve in my career and life”, she says. “I live and breathe music and being able to help artists develop and succeed is my main goal and objective. I’m grateful for all the experience and knowledge I’ve had so far and ready for the next chapter”.



Spotify has launched a new charts website, packed full of information about what’s popular on the streaming service. What’s the most popular song across the whole platform this week? It’s ‘Easy On Me’ by Adele. What’s the most popular pop track? It’s ‘Easy On Me’ by Adele. When did Adele’s ‘Easy On Me’ first enter the chart? 28 Oct 2021. There’s loads more data on there too, much of which is not actually related to Adele’s latest single.



Nick Cave is publishing a children’s book titled ‘The Little Thing’. Written and illustrated by Cave, it tells the story of “a little thing that goes on an epic adventure to discover the true nature of its identity”. It will hit shelves next week.



Avril Lavigne has returned to pop-punk with new single ‘Bite Me’, her first release for Travis Barker’s DTA Records. “It’s an anthem about knowing your worth, what you deserve, and not giving someone a second chance who doesn’t deserve you”, she says.

Korn will release their new album ‘Requiem’ on 4 Feb. The first single, out now, is ‘Start The Healing’.

Stereophonics have released new single ‘Do Ya Feel My Love?’ The band’s new album, ‘Oochya!’, is out on 4 Mar. There’s a 20th anniversary tour starting later this month, and then more dates in March and April next year.

Dashboard Confessional will release their first album for four years on 25 Feb, titled ‘All The Truth That I Can Tell’. Here’s new single ‘Here’s To Moving On’.

Coheed And Cambria have released new single ‘Rise, Naianasha (Cut The Cord)’. The band’s Claudio Sanchez says: “‘Rise, Nainasha’ explores the reach of love and loyalty and the reality that sometimes you need to be more than a shoulder to lean on – you need to become the destroyer”.

Courtney Barnett has shared her single ‘If I Don’t Hear From You Tonight’, ahead of the release of her new album ‘Things Take Time, Take Time’ tomorrow.

Arca will release new album ‘Kick iii’ on 3 Dec. That’s the same day as the previously announced ‘Kick ii’. The newly announced LP provides “a portal directly into the more manic, violently euphoric and aggressively psychedelic sound palettes in the series”.

Senses Fail have announced their new album, ‘Hell Is In Your Head’. It won’t be out until 15 Jul next year though. Which is (let me just check) ages away. But you don’t have to wait at all to hear new music from the band. New single ‘I’m Sorry I’m Leaving’ is out now.

Rolo Tomassi are back with incredible new single ‘Drip’. Their new album, ‘Where Myth Becomes Memory’, is out on 4 Feb.

Bloodywood will release their debut album ‘Rakshak’ on 18 Feb. Here’s new single ‘Gaddaar’.

French For Rabbits will release their new album, ‘The Overflow’, this Friday. Here’s latest single ‘Walk The Desert’.

Yunè Pinku has released her debut single ‘Laylo’.

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