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One Liners: Beatport, BTS, Diplo, Caroline Polachek

By | Published on Wednesday 5 April 2023


Beatport Group has appointed Sofia Ilyas to the newly created role of Chief Community Officer. In that job she will “oversee the company’s diversity, inclusion and social action efforts” and also “head corporate communications, set the strategy for emerging growth markets and manage the company’s numerous partnerships with DJ and producer community organisations around the world”.

The UK’s Entertainment Agents’ Association has a new President, Paul Winteridge from Exeter-based agency the Vern Allen Group. Says he: “It is with pride and excitement that I take on the role of President in what continues to be a difficult time for live entertainment. I will be working hard on membership support, education and engagement with an ambition to grow a more diverse membership”.



BTS member Suga has made available the full version of his ‘Agust D’ mixtape – originally released in 2016 – on the streaming services, having sorted out some sample clearance issues on a couple of the tracks. His 2020 mixtape ‘D-2’ is also now available on South Korean streaming services Melon and FLO for the first time, according to NME. His debut solo album ‘D-Day’ is out on 21 Apr.

Diplo will released his latest country project – ‘Diplo Presents Thomas Wesley: Chapter 2 – Swamp Savant’ – on 28 Apr via Sony’s Columbia label. It includes previously released ‘Wasted’ featuring Kodak Black and Koe Wetzel. “To prepare for this new Thomas Wesley project”, says Diplo. “I went back to my father’s house in Florida. It all started in the swamps I was raised in. This is the greatest single piece of work I’ve ever done, I can promise you that”.

Caroline Polachek has posted a new live performance music video for her track ‘Smoke’, directed by Matt Copson. The song appears on her recent album ‘Desire, I Want To Turn Into You’. The new video is currently exclusive to Instagram, though it will pop up on other platforms tomorrow if you happen to be a patient Instagram hater.

There’s a new video from James Acaster’s music project Temps. It’s for single ‘ificouldjust’ featuring Yoni Wolf, Quelle Chris, Shamir, Montaigne and Ami Dang. Temps album ‘Party Gator Purgatory’ is out via Bella Union on 19 May. Says Acaster of ‘ificouldjust’: “Like all of us, the party gator often wishes they possessed a little more self-motivation but instead they find themselves repeating the same behaviour for what feels like the rest of time. Also, I once again cannot believe we got all these people on the same track”.

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