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One Liners: Chai, Stormzy, Kobalt, more

By and | Published on Thursday 3 August 2023


Kobalt has promoted Kenny McGoff to UK Head Of Creative. He was previously Head Of A&R in the UK. “Kenny’s dynamic spirit and passion for music is infectious”, says Kobalt COO Jeannette Perez. “He has been integral in continuing to build Kobalt as a preeminent destination for songwriters and his leadership has undoubtedly furthered our creative success. His promotion is well deserved, and I am excited to see him take on this new role and lead our UK creative team”.

Matador Records has formally announced a number of recent appointments. Alex Keague-Davies steps up from UK General Manager in the London office to the role of General Manager of the global label in the New York office. Emma Buchanan has been promoted to Director Of A&R and Jake Whitener to the new role of Director Of Digital A&R, while Malcolm Donaldson becomes Senior Manager Catalogue & Operations. In the London office, Josh Turner is promoted to Senior Project Manager and Rachel Mercer joins the company as Junior Project Manager.

Booking agency Wasserman Music has announced four new hires. In the US, Andrew Buck joins as VP, and Andrew Morgan and Ryan Soroka as agents. In the UK, Shanae Dennis joins as an agent. “We’re THRILLED to welcome this outstanding group of respected agents and industry movers to the Wasserman Music family”, says the firm’s EVP & Managing Executive Lee Anderson.



Stormzy has released new freestyle ‘Angel In The Mist’.

Chai have released new single ‘Neo Kawaii, K?’ Their new album ‘Chai’ is out on 22 Sep.

Orla Gartland has released new single ‘Kiss Ur Face Forever’.

Glasser has released new single ‘All Lovers’. “It just kind of happened”, she says of the song. “I didn’t really have a great lyrical plan, I was going through a break-up, and I just sang some of the words that were on the page and felt their shape more than their meaning”. New album ‘Crux’ is out on 6 Oct.



Finneas has announced that he will play his first ever UK headline show at the Electric Ballroom in London on 30 Aug. Tickets go on sale tomorrow.

Steve Mason has announced new UK tour dates in December, alongside a remix of his track ‘No More’ by Shabaka Hutchings.

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