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By | Published on Thursday 5 August 2021



Music publisher Psychotic Reaction has announced a new partnership with Warp Publishing, having previously worked with Kobalt. “I want to thank all our friends and colleagues at Kobalt for having been so supportive of us over the years”, says CEO Leo Silverman. “We have been looking to improve the services we offer our artists for a while and moving to Warp will really help us on that front. They are a great fit for us, and it will be a game changer for our writers, which is the most important thing”.

Warner Chappell has signed German rapper Rin to a global publishing deal. “This feels like a great time to sign to Warner Chappell Music”, he says. “I have a lot of respect for the rappers who are already with the publisher, and I know I’ll be in good company. I have several projects in the pipeline right now, and I can’t wait to share more music with my fans and perform live again as soon as possible!”



Craig D’Souza has joined the UK office of booking agency WME as a partner. He moves over from Primary Talent. He brings with him a roster including Dave, Headie One, Aitch, J Hus, D-Block Europe, Fredo, and Joy Crookes.



Love Record Stores has announced that its next event will take place on 4 Sep, with various exclusive releases being made available in record shops. Browse the list of releases here.



Applications for a new talent development programme called Inside Track – led by Ivor Novello Award winner Cassell The Beatmaker in partnership with the Ivors Academy – are now open. Four performing songwriters and composers facing barriers to entering the music industry will be enrolled on a year-long, fully funded mentoring and development programme. Full details here.



To mark their fifth anniversary, Blackpink are getting their own ‘island’ in Nintendo Switch video game ‘Animal Crossing: New Horizons’. It’ll be available from tomorrow. They’re also releasing new documentary ‘Blackpink: The Movie’, which will be screened in cinemas on Sunday.

Having released his latest album with his sister Billie Eilish, Finneas is now turning to his solo work, announcing that he will release his debut solo album, ‘Optimist’, on 15 Oct. Here’s new single ‘A Concert Six Months From Now’.

Tom Morello will release new album ‘The Atlas Underground Fire’ on 15 Oct. From it, here’s a cover of AC/DC’s ‘Highway To Hell’, featuring Bruce Springsteen and Eddie Vedder.

Unknown Mortal Orchestra have released new single ‘That Life’.

With their new album ‘Voyeurist’ set for a 14 Jan release, Underoath have released another track from it, ‘Hallelujah’.

Purity Ring have released new track ‘Soshy’.

Black Midi have made the bonus track from the Japanese edition of their latest album ‘Cavalcade’ available to the rest of the world. Here’s ‘Cruising’.

Deafheaven have released new single ‘In Blur’. New album, ‘Infinite Granite’, is out on 20 Aug.

Dave Okumu has released new single ‘New Dawn’. His debut solo album, ‘Knopperz’, is out on 24 Sep.

Reb Fountain has released new single ‘Lacuna’. Her new album, ‘Iris’, is out on 1 Oct.

Jakuzi are back with new single ‘Hiç Işık Yok’. It’s one of two tracks newly released by the duo, the other being ‘Açık Bir Yara’. “We waited to release these songs since we couldn’t predict what the future would be in the pandemic period”, says vocalist Kutay Soyocak. “Then, we realised how coincidentally two pre-written songs fit our current mood. We wanted to publish our productions because we believe that they are the milestones of the periods in our lives. Before the third album, we wanted it to be a reminder that reflects this period”.

Formerly of My Tiger, My Timing, Anna Vincent has announced that she will release her debut solo album, ‘Under The Glass’, on 29 Oct. Here’s new single ‘Naxos’.

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