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One Liners: Celeste, Courtney Hadwin, Atlantic Records, more

By | Published on Tuesday 18 December 2018


• Soul singer Celeste has signed a global publishing deal with Warner/Chappell. “I’m excited”, says Celeste. “I’m delighted”, says W/C UK MD Mike Smith.

• Teenage Hartlepool resident Courtney Hadwin – who rose to fame after appearing on ‘America’s Got Talent’ – has signed a record deal with Syco Music in partnership with fellow Sony label Arista Records in the US. Hadwin says it’s “a dream come true”. Syco boss and ‘AGT’ judge Simon Cowell says “it’s fantastic”. Arista President David Massey promises that “you can expect the unexpected”.

• Warner’s Atlantic Records UK has promoted Callum Caulfield to Marketing Director. “Callum has risen through Atlantic and deservedly so”, says Atlantic UK President Ben Cook.

• Singer, songwriter and vocal producer Michelle Escoffery has joined the board of collecting society PRS as a Writer Director, filling a position left vacant after Imogen Heap decided to stand down. “I’m extremely honoured to be given this opportunity and hope that the knowledge I have gained throughout my career will help steer PRS For Music to make the best choices on behalf of its members both on home soil and internationally”, she says.

• Kid Koala has released another track from his upcoming new album, ‘Music To Draw To: Io’. Here’s ‘Allotropic’.

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

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