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One Liners: Billie Eilish, Imagine Dragons, The Kills, more

By and | Published on Thursday 31 August 2023


Exceleration Music has made an investment into India-based Azadi Records which will “help to supercharge the label’s growth and establish it as a leading force in India’s independent music scene”. Exceleration partner Charles Caldas will also take a seat on the Azadi board. “Thanks to our partnership with Exceleration, Azadi Records is poised to enter a new phase of growth while maintaining our independence”, says the label’s CEO Mo Joshi.

Concord Music Publishing has extended its existing relationship with producer and songwriter Tomas Costanza in a deal that “includes the acquisition of his catalogue as well as representation of his future works”. He says of the new deal: “I am THRILLED to be continuing and expanding my relationship with Concord. They have been an incredible partner throughout the years, allowing me to explore all my creative passions from sync to musical theatre. I am so excited for the future and to share all the projects we are working on together”.



Imagine Dragons have released new single ‘Children Of The Sky’, which is apparently inspired by the ‘Starfield’ video game. “The song, like the game, asks some of the most difficult questions we face as humans trying to find our place in the universe”, says frontman Dan Reynold. “Bethesda [Game Studios] created iconic games we’ve been playing for most of our lives, and we’re honoured to have collaborated on this song for ‘Starfield’”.

The Kills have released new single ‘103’. Their new album ‘God Games’ is out on 27 Oct. They’ve also announced that they will play Pryzm in Kingston on 31 Oct.

Aïsha Devi has released new single ‘Immortelle’, the first from her new album ‘Death Is Home’.

Jlin has released new single ‘Paradigm’, taken from her new mini-album ‘Perspective’, which is out on 29 Sep.

Taking Back Sunday have announced that they will release new album ‘152’ on 27 Oct. Out now is new single ‘S’old’.

Helena Deland has announced that she will release new album ‘Goodnight Summerland’ on 13 Oct. Out now is new single ‘Bright Green Variant Gray’. She’s also announced a UK show at the Lexington in London on 21 Feb.

Maria BC has released two new tracks, ‘Amber’ and ‘Watcher’. Both are taken from new album ‘Spike Field’ – her first for Sacred Bones – which is out on 20 Oct. She’ll also be touring the UK in October.



Billie Eilish has become the latest artist to receive a BRIT Billion award for passing one billion streams in the UK.