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One Liners: BandLab, Jpegmafia, Diane Warren, more

By | Published on Wednesday 1 September 2021



Warner Music has signed a licensing deal with China-based short-form video platform Kuaishou. “We’re excited to bring our diverse music catalogue to Kuaishou’s passionate and creative global community”, says Warner’s Chief Digital Officer & EVP Of Business Development, Oana Ruxandra. “As WMG’s universe of social partners grows, so too does our artists’ reach and impact”.

UK collecting society PPL has partnered with music preservation and archiving company VEVA Sound‘s new file and data-sharing platform VEVA Collect. The joint initiative aims to make it easier for performers to be properly credited on recordings and to receive royalties. “PPL has for many years pioneered the management of sound recording data for the music industry and this new platform is an important tool in helping creators manage their metadata and get paid”, says PPL CEO Peter Leathem.



This year’s Bonnaroo festival in Tennessee has been cancelled less than 48 hours before it was due to begin, after poor weather made the site unsafe. “We have done everything in our power to try to keep the show moving forward, but Mother Nature has dealt us a tremendous amount of rain over the past 24 hours, and we have run out of options to try to make the event happen”, said organisers in a series of tweets.



Music creation platform BandLab has announced that it is now offering distribution and artist-to-fan subscription services. “We already offered creators a ‘tip jar’ feature, to let fans reward creators they loved, and ‘albums’, which let artists sell tracks directly to their fans, but these are one-time opportunities”, says CEO Meng Ru Kuok. “Now we’re building out a sustainable way to guarantee regular revenue streams and thus support a stronger creator economy”.



Jpegmafia has released new single ‘Trust!’, taken from his upcoming fourth album, which is due out later this year. He’s also announced tour dates in the UK and Ireland in March next year.

Diane Warren has released the video for ‘Seaside’, featuring Rita Ora, Sofía Reyes and Reik. The track is taken from Warren’s debut album, ‘The Cave Sessions Vol 1’.

Former Olympic sprinter Usain Bolt will release his debut album, ‘Country Yutes’, this Friday. Here’s new single ‘It’s A Party’.

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