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By | Published on Friday 16 September 2022



Dice has signed a deal to be the official ticketing partner of German festival company Goodlive Festivals, extending an existing relationship with the firm’s bookings and touring division. Dice will do the ticketing for Goodlive events Melt, Splash, Full Force, Heroes and Superbloom next year. “Dice has been successful in international ticketing for many years and is already popular with fans”, says Goodlive MD Marko Hegner. “We were pleased to be the official partner for the launch of Dice in Germany this year [via] Goodlive Artists, and now also with our festivals”.

Kobalt has signed Cat Burns to a worldwide publishing administration deal. “Signing to Kobalt has been great”, she says. “I love having a team that really cares about my vision and allows me to have creative control as an artist”.



Universal Music’s Def Jam Recordings in the US has named Mike Hamilton as SVP Streaming & Commerce. He joins from Sony Music’s Epic Records. “No entity in modern music has had a more profound impact on culture than Def Jam”, he says. “The legacy of this brand is both rich and vast, and I am honoured at the chance to add to it. I’m excited to help break the next generation of superstar artists”.

Nic Bestley has joined music PR company Huxley as Associate Director Of Publicity. “I’m over the moon to be joining Huxley at such an exciting time”, he says. “[Founder] Anna [Meacham] and I go back a number of years, so I am THRILLED to get the opportunity to contribute to the compelling vision she has for the company. Huxley has such a distinctive reputation for their innovative work and impressive roster so it’s the perfect place to take the next step of my career”.



Blackpink have released the video for ‘Shut Down’, from their new album ‘Born Pink’, which is also out today.

Carly Rae Jepsen has released new single ‘Talking To Yourself’. Her new album, ‘The Loneliest Time’, is out on 21 Oct.

Ab-Soul has released new single ‘Moonshooter’. A new album is apparently on the way too.

Bush have released new single ‘Heavy Is The Ocean’, from their new album ‘The Art Of Survival’, which is out on 7 Oct. “Oh Lord, this is going to open the record”, says Gavin Rossdale. “It really sets the tone and the gravitas of the album. I love the power of the ocean. It’s mesmerising to me. It feeds your soul. The song uses the imagery I love. At this point, I’m chained at the zoo of rock! So, I was like, ‘Fuck it, I’m going to turn that puppy up’. This one definitely represents ‘The Art Of Survival’”.

Noga Erez has released a new version of her recent single ‘Nails’, featuring Missy Elliott.

Andrew Broder has released new single ‘Sleeping Car Portal’, featuring Moor Mother and Billy Woods. “Moor Mother and Billy Woods are two of my favourite writers, rappers and vocalists”, says Broder. “I wanted to make a Noir, Lynch-style banger. Something like Gravediggaz hanging with Burial. I knew their styles would fit well with the song and album’s themes of waking dreams and predetermined reality. I think Alan Moore would vibe with this”.

Lorde’s poet sister Indy Yelich O’Connor has launched her own music project, under the name Indy, with her debut single ‘Threads’. “I wrote this song when I was going through a very on-off relationship for years”, she says. “When I think of this song I think of a passionate argument, miscommunication, the excitement of New York City night life. A toxic, messy love affair”.

Dora Jar has released new single ‘Bump’. “I wrote ‘Bump’ when I was living in Poland and for the first time in my life I didn’t really know anyone in that city except for the family I was staying with so I wasn’t bumping into people I knew anywhere”, she says. “This song felt like a prayer to encounter a meaningful coincidence and eventually it began happening”.

Gilla Band have released new single ‘Post Ryan’, which samples the drums from A Flock Of Seagulls’ ‘I Ran (So Far Away)’. “We thought, that’s a really great, immediate pop-sounding beat, let’s start there and go somewhere else – to have that immediacy, and then abstract out from there”, say the band. Their new album, ‘Most Normal’, is out on 7 Oct.



Chloe Moriondo has announced UK tour dates in February next year, finishing up at the Shepherds Bush Empire in London on 18 Feb. Tickets go on sale next Friday. Her new album, ‘Suckerpunch’, is out on 7 Oct. Here’s new single ‘CDBaby<3’.

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