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One Liners: BMG, Ariana Grande, Girlpool, more

By | Published on Tuesday 7 March 2017

Ariana Grande

Other notable announcements and developments today…

• BMG has moved the distribution of a number of its catalogues to Warner’s ADA, including the Sanctuary, Mute and Chrysalis catalogues. The firm already uses ADA for some of its distribution requirements, but now it will do more so. “We will be monitoring the situation carefully”, says BMG’s EVP Global Rights Administration Ben Katovsky.

• Ariana Grande and John Legend have released the video for their new version of ‘Beauty And The Beast’, originally performed by Celine Dion and Peabo Bryson. The track is taken from Disney’s new live action version of the film of the same name.

• Girlpool have signed to Anti- and announced that they will release their new album, ‘Powerplant’, on 12 May. Here’s first single ‘123’.

• The Mark Lanegan Band have released new single, ‘Beehive’. New album ‘Gargoyle’ is due out on 28 Apr.

• Senseless Things have released their first new single for 22 years, ‘Lost Honey’. The release coincides with the band’s first show since 1995 at the Shepherds Bush Empire on 25 Mar.

• Pearl Jam frontman Eddie Vedder will play two solo shows at London’s Hammersmith Apollo on 6-7 Jun. Tickets on sale this Friday.

• Gorillaz are launching their own festival, Demon Dayz, at Dreamland in Margate. They’ve already managed to bag Gorillaz to headline, which is pretty good going. Further line-up is still to be announced. It’ll all take place on 10 Jun.

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