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One Liners: BMG, Paloma Faith, Corey Taylor, more

By | Published on Friday 25 September 2020

Paloma Faith


BMG has signed Kwame to a worldwide publishing deal, following on from his recent management deal with Vita Music Group. “I’m THRILLED to be joining the lovely team over at BMG”, says Kwame.

BMG (yes, again!) has announced a partnership with French football club Olympique de Marseille to launch new record label OM Records. Not to release embarrassing novelty singers by its players though. “Olympique de Marseille is above all a football club, but its impact goes far beyond the fields, especially among young people in Marseille”, says the team’s President, Jacques-Henri Eyraud. “L’OM is a powerful lever to unleash the great artistic potential of this population”.



Sony Music’s 4th Floor Creative division has promoted Dorothy Hui to the role of SVP Digital & Audience Development. “I’m delighted to continue leading our efforts to help unlock the value of the fan for our artists and align our artists’ music to all the key moments in a fan’s life”, she says.



Universal Music has launched a new division of Def Jam in Vietnam. This follows local Def Jam office launches in other South Asian countries like Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Philippines and Indonesia. “It’s an extremely exciting time for hip hop in Vietnam, and we are committed to connect and contribute to the hip hop community at large”, says Def Jam South East Asia MD Joe Flizzow.



Manchester City Council has granted permission for Oak View Group to go ahead with plans to build a new arena next to the city’s Etihad Stadium. “We’re delighted that Manchester City Council has given our proposals the go-ahead, and we can’t wait to get started, bringing a £350 million private investment, creating thousands of jobs, and delivering one of the world’s best arenas to this amazing city”, says chief exec Tim Leiweke.



Paloma Faith has announced that she will release her fifth studio album, ‘Infinite Things’, on 13 Nov. She’s also announced plans for a UK tour in September and October next year. Here’s latest single, ‘Better Than This’.

Corey Taylor has released new single ‘Culture Head’. His debut solo album ‘CMFT’ will be out on 2 Oct, with a special event livestreamed from the Forum in LA that night.

Yungblud has released new single ‘God Save Me But Don’t Drown Me Out’. His new album, ‘Weird!’, is set for release on 13 Nov.

The Shins have released new single ‘The Great Divide’. “It’s an epic about longing and love in a broken world”, says frontman James Mercer. “I guess we wanted to try to provide a bit of warmth and sentiment in hard times”.

Kurt Vile has announced that he will release new EP ‘Speed, Sound, Lonely KV’ on 2 Oct. It features new single ‘How Lucky’, a cover of the song by John Prine recorded with the late musician himself.

Clipping have released new single ’96 Neve Campbell’. New album, ‘Visions Of Bodies Being Burned’, is out on 23 Oct.

Ólafur Arnalds has released new single ‘Woven Song’. His new album, ‘Some Kind Of Peace’, is out 2 Nov.

Fryars has released new single ‘Quail’s Egg No 1 In C Sharp Major’. “This inane two minute tune got made over seven years”, he says. “Sitting with the same thing, the same idea but always finding new details and new ways of doing things. Never wanting to finish something. Not because it has to be perfect, but because you don’t want it to end”.

Falle Nioke and Ghost Culture have released the video for their track ‘Mounemouma’. “Back home, if you travel to Europe or America, people think that you will forget them and forget your life back home”, says Nioke of the song. “There’s an African proverb that says ‘a wooden log may remain 100 years in the water but it will never become a crocodile’. You can’t change who you are and where you come from”.

Ary has released new single ‘Angels’. “I started writing the song to my [late] brother”, she says. “It’s one of many songs I’ve written to him. He is one of my eternal inspirations. The essence of the song is wanting someone to save him and realising that nothing could”.

Lia Lia has released new single ‘Night Call’.

Peel have released new single ‘Catch & Release’. “The lyrics were born out of dream logic”, says vocalist Sean Cimino. “There’s a melancholy beauty captured”.

Joe And The Shitboys have released punchy new single ‘If You Believe In Eating Meat, Start With Your Dog’.

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