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One Liners: Beach Boys, Monsta X, Top Of The Pops, more

By | Published on Wednesday 29 May 2019

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WME has signed The Beach Boys – ie the band’s co-founder Mike Love and some other people – and will represent them in the live bookings domain worldwide.

Sony’s Epic label has signed K-pop group Monsta X for English language recordings outside South Korea. “We are THRILLED to join the Epic family alongside some of the artists we admire the most”, say the band. “This is like a dream come true and we still can’t believe that this is happening to us”.

Hipgnosis has acquired the publishing catalogue of songwriter and producer Ari Levine, best known for his songwriting and producing trio The Smeezingtons, with Bruno Mars and Philip Lawrence. “Ari is one of the most important writers and producers of the new pop era”, says Hipgnosis founder Merck Mercuriadis.



Sony/ATV in the US has promoted Greg Prata to EVP Finance & Corporate Strategy and Luis Pinilla to VP Financial Planning & Analysis. “In these new roles, they will be perfectly positioned to help drive growth for the company on behalf of our songwriters”, says CFO Tom Kelly.

UTA has hired Sean Hill as Director Of Tour Marketing. “We are THRILLED to have Sean join our expanding global team”, says the booking agency’s Head Of Tour Marketing Eddie Clemens.



Previously lost footage of ‘Top Of The Pops’ – featuring performances from 1966 by acts like The Beatles, Dusty Springfield, Tom Jones and The Hollies – are to be screened for the first time in more than 50 years at Birmingham City University on 1 Jun. More info here.



The Jonas Brothers have announced that they will publish their collective memoir in November this year. “We’re three brothers from New Jersey, and we were not supposed to be successful”, says Joe Jonas. “From record labels dropping us to our dad losing his job over us, this shouldn’t have happened or lasted as long as it did. Yet here we are, more excited than ever, and we’re so grateful and ready to tell the full story of the journey we’ve had as individuals, as artists, and as family”.

Katy Perry has announced that she will release new single, ‘Never Really Over’, this Friday.

Justice have announced that they will screen new live film, ‘Iris’, in cinemas around the world in August. The film was premiered at SXSW in March.

Rammstein have released the video for new single ‘Ausländer’.

Spencer Krug – formerly known as Moonface – has launched a new Patreon campaign which will see him release new music every month. Already out is this song, ‘River River’. Krug will play live at Bush Hall in London tonight, followed by performances at Manchester’s Anthony Burgess Foundation tomorrow and the Pepper Canister Church in Dublin on Friday.



Weedeater have announced that they will play the Temple Of Boom in Leeds on 21 Jul and The Dome in London on 22 Jul.

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