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One Liners: BTS, Mura Masa, Ash, more

By | Published on Wednesday 8 January 2020



Universal’s Interscope Geffen A&M has added Global Head Of Streaming & Strategy to Gary Kelly‘s business card. He also remains Chief Revenue Officer. “Gary has been a valued member of the IGA family for almost a decade”, says the label division’s CEO John Janick. “I look forward to Gary taking on this expanded role”.

YouTube has finally confirmed that long-term Warner Music exec Dan Chalmers is its new Director Of YouTube Music for Europe, the Middle East and Africa. That Chalmers was heading in a YouTube direction was first rumoured last summer.

Kieran Jay – lawyer for Stormzy, Jess Glynne, Paolo Nutini, FKA Twigs and more – has upped sticks to join law firm Harbottle & Lewis. “Kieran has a fantastic reputation within the music industry and beyond, and he brings with him not only his considerable legal skills but also some stellar and interesting new clients”, says the company’s Glen Atchison.



BTS have announced that they will release their new album, ‘Map Of The Soul: 7’, on 21 Feb – less than a year after their previous effort ‘Map Of The Soul: Persona’.

Mura Masa has released new single ‘Teenage Headache Dreams’ featuring Wolf Alice’s Ellie Rowsell. His new album ‘RYC’ is out next week and he’ll kick off a UK tour at London’s Alexandra Palace on 20 Feb.

Ash have released new single ‘Darkest Hour Of The Night’. The brand new track will also appear on their 25th anniversary compilation, ‘Teenage Wildlife’, out on 14 Feb.

Georgia has released the video for ’24 Hours’, taken from her new album ‘Seeking Thrills’, which is out this week.

Agnes Obel has released new single ‘Broken Sleep’. “This song was, surprisingly enough, written in a period where I was struggling with falling asleep”, she confirms. Her new album ‘Myopia’ is out on 21 Feb.

Six Organs Of Admittance have released new track ‘Haunted And Known’, taken from upcoming new album ‘Companion Rises’. That’s out on 21 Feb.

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