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One Liners: BMG, ERA, Liam Payne, more

By and | Published on Thursday 19 September 2019



BMG Production Music has promoted Scott Doran to UK Managing Director (taking the role left by the recently promoted John Clifford) and Paul Gulmans to Managing Director Benelux & VP Int’l Business Development (in part taking over from Laura Bell, who recently left the company).

James Morton has been re-elected Chair of the Entertainment Retailers Association. HMV Head Of Music John Hirst was also newly elected to the board.



Liam Payne has released new single ‘Stack it Up’, featuring A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie. “Me and Boogie had so much fun doing it”, he says. “This is a song I’m really proud of and I can’t wait to show you what’s coming next”.

Celine Dion has released three new songs from her upcoming album ‘Courage’. Listen to them all here. The album is out on 15 Nov.

Sufjan Stevens will release his score for Justin Peck’s ballet ‘The Decalogue’, performed by pianist Timo Andres, on 18 Oct. From it, this is ‘III’.

Kleerup has released new single ‘Lovers Table’, featuring AlunaGeorge. “I think we really nailed all the parts on this song – the vocals, the production and the whole team is perfect”, says the producer. “I couldn’t be happier to release this track as a sort of a comeback single”.

Saul Williams has released the video for ‘Dare’ from his new album, ‘Encrypted & Vulnerable’.

HMLTD have released new single ‘Loaded’. Of the song, the band say: “‘Loaded’ is a song about a Faustian bargain, inspired by real events of which we were very much a part. Satan found our souls to be faulty and has been fully refunded”. They will be touring the UK next month, including a show at XOYO in London 24 Oct.

Charlotte Day Wilson has released new single ‘Mountains’.



Details have been announced about this year’s Great Escape First Fifty shows, the series of gigs that take place in East London in November as the first 50 acts are confirmed for the following year’s full TGE event in Brighton. That first 50, of course, includes the acts playing the London gigs, which feature the likes of Molly Payton, Somebody’s Child, Wargasm, Master Peace, Noisy and Nardeydey. Info here.

DIIV have announced UK tour dates in February next year, including a performance at The Forum in London on 27 Feb. Here’s new single, ‘Blankenship’.



Neneh Cherry is to receive the Pioneer Award at this year’s Artist And Manager Awards. “As a young girl, the jaw-dropping sight of an eight months proud and pregnant Neneh Cherry ripping up ‘TOTP’ with her hit ‘Buffalo Stance’ was unforgettable, and is still a talking point today”, says FAC board member Lucy Pullin. “She was the only artist I’d ever seen performing pregnant and her attitude and confidence was and remains beyond inspirational in this industry”.

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