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By | Published on Tuesday 9 November 2021

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Kobalt has signed Peach PRC to a global publishing deal. “Kobalt have been in contact ever since my songs started connecting with people from early last year”, she says. “They have been very patient and kind and I’m so grateful that they have faith in me as a writer. I’m really looking forward to collaborating with their other writers and the global team”.

Ibiza venue Circoloco’s DC-10 has signed a deal with Dice to make the company its exclusive ticketing partner. “It’s rare to be able to say that you’re working with a partner that has made such a huge impact on club culture”, says Dice President Russ Tannen. “Circoloco’s DC-10 is one of those special clubs”.



The Scala venue in London yesterday issued a statement in response to allegations that Wargasm‘s Sam Matlock was assaulted by security staff there backstage last week. “Scala is aware of the allegations that have been made and are conducting a full scale investigation with our security provider, Saber Security”, it said. “We will not tolerate this sort of behaviour alleged or otherwise”.

In a later update to the same story, the promoters of the club night at which Wargasm had performed, Face Down, said in a new tweet that The Scala has now confirmed to them that the security guards involved in the incident have been sacked.



Believe has appointed Denis Gorshkov to the role of Managing Director for Russia and the Commonwealth Independent States. “We are super excited to welcome Denis, who comes with more than eighteen years of experience in international business as well as across Russian media and digital worlds”, says Viktoria Siniavskaia, the distribution and label services company’s Regional Managing Director for Russia, Eastern Europe, Turkey, the Middle East and Africa.

Utopia Music has hired Rachel Kelly as Head Of Australia. “I’m THRILLED to be joining the Utopia family and expanding its vision of ‘fair pay for every play’ to Australasia”, she says. “The music industry is in need of innovation so it can grow to its full potential. But more importantly, that innovation must be created with every industry participant in mind so that we can grow together”.



Universal Music’s Mercury Studios and Interscope Films are partnering to produce a new short film created by Yungblud, called ‘Mars’, inspired by his song of the same name. “This story is an uncensored, unfiltered portrayal of youth”, says the musician. “It revels in the fragile beauty of it, flirts with the pain of it, and – most importantly – the undeniable, glimmering hope of it. It presents a generational shift towards acceptance of one’s self and others, and ever growing confidence in our own insecurities”.



Halle Berry and Cardi B have curated a compilation of tracks by female rappers as the soundtrack to new movie ‘Bruised’. It includes six tracks recorded especially for the film, including one by Cardi B herself. “One of the things I’m most excited about is the title song that HER sang”, Berry tells Variety. “She killed it. So I can’t wait to share with everyone and am super excited”.

2 Chainz has released two new tracks on a new tenth anniversary edition of the first mixtape he released under his current moniker. They are ‘Wreck’, featuring Big Sean, and ‘Sofa’, featuring Wiz Khalifa.

Johnny Marr has released two new singles, ‘Tenement Time’ and ‘Sensory Street’. Both are taken from his upcoming new album, ‘Fever Dreams Pts 1-4’, which is out on 25 Feb.

Nnamdi has announced that he will release new EP ‘Are You Happy’ this Friday. From it, this is new single ‘Backseat’.

Avawaves are back with the video for ‘Awakening’ from their recently released album ‘Chrysalis’.

Loose Fit have released new single ‘Exhale’ on FatCat Records.



Freddie Gibbs will be in the UK for two shows in the spring. He’ll play Manchester’s Academy 2 on 31 Mar and then The Roundhouse in London on 1 Apr. Tickets on sale on Friday.

Tems has announced two UK shows next summer. She will play Institute in Birmingham on 15 Jun and Koko in London on 22 Jun. Before that, you can catch her playing three nights at Lafayette in London later this month.

Check out our weekly Spotify playlist of new music featured in the CMU Daily – updated every Friday.

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