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By | Published on Friday 22 July 2022

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Pulse Music Group has renewed its publishing deal with Brent Faiyaz. “With Brent and [manager] Ty [Baisen], we found kindred spirits”, Pulse co-CEOs Scott Cutler and Josh Abraham say. “They are working towards the highest artistic bar. They are both fiercely independent and will not compromise. We have been part of Brent’s journey from the early days and have always had a real understanding of his vision. Ty and Brent play by their own rules, and we very much relate to that. We could not be prouder of Brent. It is an honour to be on this journey with him”.

Australian live music firm Secret Sounds – which is owned by Live Nation – has acquired another Aussie festival promoter, Kicks Entertainment. “As festival and music fans ourselves, it’s exciting for us to have new partners that share our vision for event experiences that are fan-focused”, say Kicks co-owners Jeff Drake and Ryan Sabet. “This partnership will evolve our conversations with artists and provide opportunities to activate venues and festivals that can house them. It will strengthen our ability to produce festival tours that deliver on our vision of ensuring quality over quantity”.



Secretly Distribution in the US has promoted Chris Welz to COO. “Being able to take on this title and take that next step is extremely important to me, but the goals remain the same”, he says. “We still want to be the premiere independent distributor. We’re always going to remain a very focused and deliberate distribution partner”.

Bauer Media Audio has appointed Christiane Freund as People And Culture Director across the media group, and Adrian Goss as General Counsel for its UK business. “Christiane and Adrian bring a wealth of experience and excellence to the audio business, combined with the passion that will support the transformation of our business to be a global audio pioneer”, says President Of Audio Richard Dawkins.



Billie Eilish has put out a new two track release ‘Guitar Songs’, featuring ‘TV’, which she recently premiered on her UK tour, and previously unheard track ‘The 30th’. “Finneas and I really wanted these to be yours as soon as possible”, she says. “So here they are! Performing ‘TV’ on tour was such a highlight for us too, so we took the audio from the first night we played it in Manchester and put it in the song. I get shivers every time I hear it. Hope you love the songs and thank you for letting us share our music with you”.

Megan Thee Stallion has released new single ‘Pressurelicious’, featuring Future.

Muse have released new single ‘Kill Or Be Killed’. Says Matt Bellamy: “We wanted to update our hard rock sound on this album and with ‘Kill Or Be Killed’ we found a modern metal sound featuring double bass drum action and even a death growl. Lyrically the song takes influence from my favourite Paul McCartney song, ‘Live And Let Die’, a dark take on how life’s adversity can sometimes bring out the worst human instincts to survival at any costs”. New album, ‘Will Of The People’, is out on 26 Aug.

D-Block Europe will release their new album, ‘Lap 5’, on 16 Sep. Here’s new single ‘Fantasy’.

Having just offloaded his publishing catalogue onto BMGJean-Michel Jarre has announced that he will release new album, ‘Oxymore’, through Sony Music on 21 Oct. Alongside the album, he will also launch a VR world called Oxyville. He explains: “Oxyville will be a virtual music city, and in the future I will invite other artists to be a part of it, as well as hold masterclasses and other events. I want it to become a sandbox for new music experiences”.

Following their recent collaboration with Harper Simon’s Meditation’s On Crime project, the Sun Ra Arkestra have announced that they will release new album ‘Living Sky’ on 7 Oct. New single ‘Somebody’s Else’s Idea’ is out now. “‘Somebody Else’s Idea’ is an affirmation that the world I live in is a world that I can change”, says baritone saxophonist Knoel Scott. “The first part of change is not accepting the status, the so called status quo, in rejecting the status quo, I free myself to the possibilities which range amongst the infinite. It is our desire. There are those who listen to our music [who] also embrace the possibilities which range beyond the limits of the impossible”.

Bad Boy Chiller Crew have released new single ‘When It Rains, It Pours’.

Piglet has released new single ‘It Isn’t Fair’, a song protesting British healthcare provision for trans people. “I wrote this song around five years ago when I had been on a long, seemingly unmoving waiting list for three years with no clear end in sight”, says Piglet in a blog post. “When I revisited this song recently I tried to rewrite the words to reflect some understanding of WHY it isn’t fair, but I’m not a smart enough writer to fit this into the song, so I decided to leave the lyrics as they were when I wrote them in that amorphous, bending stretch of fuckery”.

DellaXOZ has released new single ‘Paranoia’. She’s also announced that new EP, ‘The Della Variant’, will be released next month. “’Paranoia’ to me is about being the better person, not the bigger person”, she says of the single. “The positive message is to not engage in conflict with people that hurt you in order to preserve your energy, but I still wanted it to have this bitter, villain-like ‘don’t forgive or forget’ kind of energy to it at the same time”.

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