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One Liners: Cardi B, UK Music, J-Hope, more

By and | Published on Friday 1 July 2022

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Management firm Three Six Zero has announced an alliance with Japanese entertainment company LDH Japan Inc to co-manage SG5, a new J-pop outfit created in collaboration with the manga franchise ‘Sailor Moon’. “SG5 is an intergalactic pop supergroup that protects the universe from evil, injustice and negativity”, says the official announcement.

Utopia Music has announced a deal with Red Bee Media as part of a product that will monitor what music is being used on TV channels and radio stations, to aid with the reporting of that usage and payment of royalties. Under the deal Red Bee will provide Utopia with 24/7 audio feeds of over 9000 TV and radio channels across Europe, the Middle East and Africa.



Cross-sector trade group UK Music has appointed Stephanie Haughton-Campbell as its new Director Of Operations. She joins from First Draft, a not-for-profit that protects communities from harmful misinformation, though she started her career at East West Records, and has worked in various music, media, skills development and PR roles.



Cardi B has released new single ‘Hot Shit’, featuring Kanye West and Lil Durk.

BTS’s J-Hope has released new solo single ‘More’ from his upcoming solo album ‘Jack In The Box’. That’s out on 15 Jul.

Yard Act have released their new version of ‘100% Endurance’ featuring the actual Ti. “From the first moment I heard Yard Act, I fell in love with [frontman] James [Smith’s] lyrics, and the way he’s delivered the song”, says John. “Their sound is such a breath of fresh air. When James called and asked if I would come into the studio I instantly loved the idea”.

Tiësto has enlisted Charli XCX for new single ‘Hot In It’.

Fred Again has released new track ‘Jungle’, co-produced by Four Tet.

Headie One continues his run of international collaborations, teaming up with Dutch rapper Frenna for new track ‘Bigger Than Life’. “I always respected Headie and think he’s a great artist, we linked and it just clicked in the studio”, says Frenna. “We made a lot of shit happen and eventually ‘Bigger Than Life’ was born”.

Chinese electro-pop artist Alice Longyu Gao has teamed up with Bring Me The Horizon frontman Oli Sykes for new collaborative track ‘Believe The Hype’. “At the end of the day I just want to make great art that lasts, that nurtures everyone, that heals me”, says Longyu Gao. “However living in this capitalistic world gives me way too much anxiety, discrimination and exhaustion. ‘Believe The Hype’ is a temporary pill for myself to deal with all of that”.

Dan Snaith will release his third album under his Daphni moniker, ‘Cherry’, on 7 Oct. “There isn’t anything obvious that unifies it or makes it hang together”, he says of the album. “I think it was good that it was made without worrying about any of that. I just made it”. Here’s new single ‘Cloudy’.

Kero Kero Bonito’s Sarah Bonito has launched solo project Cryalot with her first single ‘Hell Is Here’. The track is taken from an EP called ‘Icarus’, which will be out on 26 Aug. “’Hell Is Here’ is about defeat; it depicts the part of the Icarus story after he descends into the sea”, she says. “It explores this feeling of despair and powerlessness. Our world can twist so suddenly into a place where our reasons to live bring us no joy anymore. Nothing is the same… and it won’t be the same again. Hell is not below us, it’s here”.

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