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One Liners: Burt Bacharach, Cool Thing Records, The Killers, more

By | Published on Friday 13 March 2020

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Primary Wave Music Publishing has signed a new “long-term strategic partnership” with Burt Bacharach. The company will administer his songwriting catalogue and provide marketing services for his name and likeness. The deal also gives Primary Wave an option to acquire a partnership interest in his works.



Talent agency UTA has hired Sophie Roberts from 13 Artists as an agent in its music division. “I’m THRILLED to have Sophie join our ever-evolving team here at UTA”, says the agency’s Head Of Global Touring Neil Warnock. “She is a consummate agent, not only working on global clients but equally at home developing new talent from the ground up”.

Universal-owned distribution and label services business Ingrooves has named Daniel Tivemark at its new Country Manager for Sweden, expanding its presence in the country. “We are excited to add an exceptional talent in Stockholm to our expanding operations in the Nordic region”, says Ingrooves CEO Bob Roback.



Southend’s Cool Thing Records has launched a new fortnightly show on Soho Radio, each edition featuring a different guest involved in the creative arts discussing their creative process, routes into employment, the music industry and more. The first show will air on 18 Mar at 1pm with film maker Dean Chalkley. More info here.



The Killers have announced that they will release new album ‘Imploding The Mirage’ on 29 May. The album features guest appearances from artists including Lindsey Buckingham, kd lang, Weyes Blood, War On Drugs’ Adam Granduciel, Blake Mills and Lucius. Here’s first single ‘Caution’.

Coldplay have released the video for ‘Trouble In Town’, from their ‘Everyday Life’ album.

Ava Max as released her new single ‘Kings & Queens’. Her debut album is set for release later this year.

Kehlani has released new single ‘Toxic’.

Sasami has released new single ‘Mess’. The track, she explains, reflects on a year spent promoting her debut album. “‘Mess’ is where I’m at now”, she says. “I wanted to end the year of my first album campaign with one last sentence before I crack into the stone slab of my next album. This time I didn’t want to provide any visual counterparts. I just want people to listen”.

Mxmtoon has released new single ‘Quiet Motions’. Written about spending time in solitude, she says: “The ‘quiet motions’ of pouring yourself a cup of tea, turning on the TV, or lighting a candle, can all be pieces of a puzzle that help you to maintain calmness throughout the chaos of the world. ‘Quiet Motions’ is about just that, the comfort in the alone moments”.

Girlpool have released new single ‘Like I’m Winning It’. The duo’s Avery Tucker says the track “is about power and lust: how can the weight of someone’s attention feel so heavy just because of its scarcity? This is a song about playing with that line – the line between the electricity in receiving attention and what’s unattainable”.

Sabiyha has released new single ‘Choorile’. The song is written about her mother, she explains: “She was quite strong willed when she was young, and whilst she didn’t let me act out growing up, she encouraged me to speak up and have my own opinions. She’d ask me ‘are you a leader or are you a follower?’ She was quite hard about that – she didn’t want me to just go along with what people were saying, and that’s what has shaped the way I am”.

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