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One Liners: Britney Spears & Elton John, GESAC, Gaz Coombes, more

By and | Published on Wednesday 28 September 2022

Britney Spears & Elton John


Sony Music Publishing has signed actor Dove Cameron to a new deal. “I’m so excited to be joining the Sony Music Publishing family where they continue to grow and support me as an artist and a songwriter”, she says. “With this partnership, I look forward to bringing my fans music that can become the soundtrack to their lives”.



GESAC – the pan-European grouping for song right collecting societies – has published a new report on streaming. We’ll run through its key findings in tomorrow’s CMU Daily, but you can download a copy for yourself here.



Classic Album Sundays and Resident Advisor have teamed up for a new event called Producer Pioneers, which will celebrate female music producers with a series of on stage interviews. Kicking off in October at Colour Factory in London, Honey Dijon, Flava D, Lucinda Chua and Emma-Jean Thackray will all discuss their careers. Find out more here.



Britney Spears and Elton John have released the video for ‘Hold Me Closer’. “This was an emotional one for me as I grew up with Britney”, says director Tanu Muino. “After seeing ‘Slave For You’, I decided that I wanted to become a video director. Elton John is an icon that I and the world grew up listening to. Going into this video, I knew there would be a lot of emotional expectations the audience and fans would have. With this responsibility, I had to do something different and unexpected. The visuals had to be different”.

Gaz Coombes has announced that he will release new solo album ‘Turn The Car Around’ on 13 Jan. From it this is new single ‘Don’t Say It’s Over’. “When I wrote ‘Don’t Say It’s Over’ I had in mind wandering through some bustling holiday town at night, two people sharing strange and beautiful moments together”, he says. “The feeling of love and all its complications. I think this song is very much light and dark in equal measures. Those contradictions I find interesting and thought provoking… and they make for cool, fucked up love songs”.

Shygirl has released new single ‘Shlut’, taken from her debut album ‘Nymph’, which is out this week.

Mount Kimbie have announced new album ‘MK 3.5: Die Cuts | City Planning’ – essentially two solo albums from the duo’s members, Dom Maker and Kai Campos. “Over the last two years or so, we’ve been working on music separately, in our studios in London and Los Angeles”, they say on Instagram. “This record is a collection of collaborations and solo productions that were made during that time”. From Maker’s half of the record, this is ‘F1 Racer’, featuring Kučka.

Devin Townsend has released new single ‘Call Of The Void’, taken from his upcoming new album ‘Lightwork’, which is out on 28 Oct. “The concept of the song is based around the ‘call of the void’ as an analogy for intrusive thoughts”, he says. “Thoughts that you know are wrong, but you fear that you won’t be able to control the impulses to deny it. The point being: often I feel we have a choice, and trying not to lose sight of that was very important to me during recent difficult times”.

Frankie Cosmos have released new single ‘FOOF’. “For me, ‘FOOF’ is about creating random boundaries and schedules for yourself in an attempt to feel in control”, says frontwoman Greta Kline. “Feeling time passing at varying speeds and time travelling with music. We could all stand to smash our computers and go touch some grass”.

Nicolas Bougaïeff has released new single ‘Designer Love’. The track, he says, “is about the aftermath of messing up so bad you push somebody away, and only when you lose them do you realise just how deep your feelings were”.

Rachael Dadd has released new single ‘Children Of The Galaxy’. Her new album, ‘Kaleidoscope’, is out on 14 Oct. “We were locked down, I was living with my two children, solo parenting. Life needed a certain amount of escapism, and music and songwriting were providing this”, she says of making the album. “A combination of listening to Sun Ra at the time, the hot sleepy sunshine, and finding this particular pattern of notes meant I could feel as if I were on the other side of the earth’s atmosphere, and imagine other civilisations and a different way of life compared to our own”.

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