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One Liners: Balming Tiger, Lil Yachty, Tom Jones, more

By | Published on Tuesday 9 February 2021

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Balming Tiger have signed to Sony’s Columbia Records UK, and will release new double A-side single ‘Just Fun!/Loop?’ on 18 Feb.

Warner Music Australia has launched a new joint venture label with producers Matt Corby and Alex Henriksson, called Rainbow Valley Records. “I’m pumped”, says Corby. “I am excited”, says Henriksson. “I am THRILLED”, says Warner Music Australasia President Dan Rosen.



Downtown Music Publishing has promoted Bea Koramblyum to Global Head Of Business Affairs. In addition to this, Corey Roberts will expand his role to lead A&R research globally, and Carla Downs has been promoted to VP Film & Television Music.

Jon Ollier’s One Fiinix Live booking agency, which launched late last year, has announced its first agent hire. Jess Kinn joins from livestreaming company LIVENow, and was previously an agent at Paradigm. “Jess is everything we are looking for as we build our new business. She is an exciting and forward-thinking talent with a fantastic reputation, and we are really THRILLED to have her join us”, says Ollier.



Record industry trade body BPI has announced the 20 record labels and music companies that will receive a year’s free membership as part of its Membership Inclusion Programme. The 20 companies are either owned or run by individuals from underrepresented groups. And they are: 23 Formation, 2Funky Arts, Brief Records, Come Play With Me, Damnably, From Here Records, Harbourside Artist Management, IBA Records, JN Records, Just Entertainment, Kingdom Business Records, LP Recordings, M23 Entertainment, Outtallectuals, Prophets Of Rock, Rhythm Labs, Saffron Music, Silent Cult, TCU Records and The Portfolio Music.

Music publisher Palm Bay Music has announced a series of paid songwriting camps starting in June this year. Young writers, producers and artists aged 18-25 will be paid a fee to write, be mentored, network and receive feedback from established industry professionals. There will be a particular focus on supporting those who are LGBTQIA+, non-binary, women, non-graduates, from less advantaged socio-economic backgrounds and of diverse ethnic heritage. Find out more and apply here.



The Music Managers Forum has revealed the 22 upcoming music managers taking part in this year’s Accelerator Programme. Each will receive a grant of up to £15,000 and professional development training with the aim of helping them to develop long-term sustainable businesses. They are: Adam Daly, Adetokunbo T Oyelola, Ben Price, Danny Desai, Demonie Wilson, Despa Robinson, Ella-Bonai Gordon, Feedy Frizzi, Jamie Ibe, Joseph Peach, Josh Cohen, Lauren Roth De Wolf, Lu Whiting, Michael Lambert, Nigel Munjoma, Phoebe Gold, Sarah M., Shikayla Kay, Taisha Johnson and Thomas Bellhouse.



Lil Yachty has released new track ‘Royal Rumble’, featuring KrispyLife Kidd, RMC Mike, Babyface Ray, Rio Da Yung OG, Dc2Trill and Icewear Vezzo.

Tom Jones has released the video for new single ‘No Hole In My Head’. “This song is powerful at any age”, says Jones. “It’s about having confidence in who you are. Particularly during this time of a pervasive, boundless media that can wield so much influence, it’s more important than ever to know and be strong in your own self”. His new album, ‘Surrounded By Time’, is out on 23 Apr.

Flo Milli has released the video for recent single ‘Roaring 20s’.

Gabrielle has announced that she will release new album ‘Do It Again’ on 5 Mar through BMG. Here’s new single ‘Stop Right Now’.

The still inexplicably monikered Ritt Momney has released new single ‘Not Around’.

Fucked Up have released new nineteen minute single ‘Year Of The Horse – Act One’, from their upcoming album ‘Year Of The Horse’.



Laura Mvula will play her first live show for three years in a livestream on 24 Feb. Titled ‘Under a Pink Moon’, the performance will take place on 24 Feb at 8pm. Tickets here. In addition to this, Mvula is currently working on her first album for Warners’ Atlantic Records.

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