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One Liners: Becky Hill, Soft Cell, Joss Stone, more

By | Published on Tuesday 22 June 2021

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Mute Song has signed Soft Cell’s Dave Ball to a new publishing deal, also bringing Ball’s partner in his other project The Grid, Richard Norris, along for the ride. By which I mean they’ve also signed him to a publishing deal. “Richard Norris and Dave Ball are two of the most important figures in British electronic music history and we are honoured to represent them both”, says Mute boss Daniel Miller. A new Soft Cell album is incoming via BMG.

Joss Stone has signed with booking agency ICM Partners for worldwide representation.

Bucks Music Group has signed musician and YouTuber Emma Blackery to a worldwide publishing administration deal. “Not only is Emma a fantastically talented, genre-spanning music artist, she also has a very entertaining, engaging, authentic personality that has really struck a chord across social media and earned her a very loyal following”, says Bucks A&R Director Sarah Liversedge Platz. “It’s great to be in her corner, helping to propel her music career”.



Alejandro Duque has been named as the next President of Warner Music Latin America. He will officially take up the role in October, replacing Iñigo Zabala. “I’m so excited to be joining Warner Music and have the opportunity to continue its success story”, he says. “The incredible music coming out of Latin America continues to seize the imaginations of fans around the world. I want to do more to support talent from our region and help our artists claim their rightful place on the global stage”.



Becky Hill has teamed up with David Guetta for new single ‘Remember’. “My whole career has built up to this moment”, says Hill. “I have a sure-fire single with David Guetta, and an album I’ve spent my whole adult life making finally coming out”. Oh yes, don’t forget Becky Hill’s as-yet-untitled debut album, which will be out in due course and shouldn’t be confused with the thirteen track collection of singles, ‘Get To Know’, that she released in 2019. That was not an album and don’t you forget it.

Rudimental will release new album ‘Ground Control’ on 3 Sep. From it, this is first single ‘Straight From The Heart’, featuring Nørdskov.

Toddla T and Lady Leshurr have teamed up with new single ‘2gether Now’.

Ed Banger boss Busy P has released his first single in four years, ‘Track Of Time’, featuring Haich Ber Na and Shay Lia.

Everything Everything have released new single ‘Mercury & Me’, which will be included on a special ten-inch release being made available for next month’s Record Store Day.

System Of A Down’s Serj Tankian has released a 24 minute piano concerto, titled ‘Disarming Time’.

Mew’s Jonas Bjerre and Blue Foundation’s Tobias Wilner have launched new project Tachys with their debut single ‘When The World Wakes Up’.

Scalping have released the video for ‘Empty Cascade’ from their new EP, ‘Flood’.

Eliza Shaddad has released new single ‘The Man I Admire’. She will also be touring the UK in November.

To coincide with the summer solstice, Lunatraktors have released new album ‘The Missing Star’. Yes, the summer solstice was yesterday, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t listen to it right now. Here it is on Bandcamp.



Beck has announced UK tour dates in June 2022, including rescheduled dates postponed due to the pandemic and two new shows in Edinburgh and London. Tickets for the new shows go on sale on Friday.

Girli has announced UK tour dates in November and December. “I am beyond excited to go on tour again”, she says. “This will be my first tour in two years, and my first time performing the ‘Ex Talk’ and ‘Damsel In Distress’ [EPs] songs. Plus it’s the first time I feel I have total creative control over my show”.

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