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One Liners: BMI, Kim Gordon, Randy Newman, more

By | Published on Thursday 12 September 2019



US collecting society BMI has appointed Shirin Foroutan to be its London-based VP Creative, Europe. SVP Creative Alex Flores is “THRILLED”. Foroutan was previously COO at visual effects company MPC Film.

The Union Chapel Project – which, among other things, runs the Union Chapel venue in London – has appointed Michael Chandler as its new CEO. “I am THRILLED to be joining Union Chapel at this important time for the organisation, and for society more generally”, he says. “It’s a time when many in the culture sector are asking ‘what more can we do’. Union Chapel is already doing amazing work – as one of London’s most iconic venues, and providing homelessness services that change the lives of the most vulnerable in our city”.

Michelle Kambasha has departed Secretly Group to join PR company Satellite 414. Matthew Fogg will replace her at Secretly as UK PR manager.



Kim Gordon has released new single, ‘Air BnB’, taken from her debut solo album ‘No Record Home’.

Brooke Candy has released ‘Drip’, featuring Erika Jayne. The track is taken from her upcoming ‘Sexorcism’ album.

Yizzy has released new single ‘Hustle Hard’. “‘Hustle Hard’ is all about being unapologetically active and driven to succeed”, he says. “It’s about always looking for the next step or opportunity to move forward”.

I Am Karate have released new single ‘Freaky’. “‘Freaky’ is when you’re masturbating to your ex and feeling sorry for yourself”, say the duo. “Like being stuck on a person that broke your heart, but since you can’t be rational about it you just never let go and start becoming a freak”.

Kate NV has released a video for ‘вас You’ from her ‘для For’ album. She will play Kings Place in London on 20 Sep.



Randy Newman has announced UK tour dates for next summer. He will play London’s Royal Festival Hall on 7 Jun, the Sage in Gateshead on 9 Jun and Usher Hall in Edinburgh on 10 Jun. Tickets go on sale tomorrow.

Dream Theater have announced that they will play the Hammersmith Apollo in London on 21 Feb and Glasgow’s Armadillo on 23 Feb next year marking the 20th anniversary of ‘Metropolis Part 2: Scenes From A Memory’.

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