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One Liners: Christmas number one, DJ Carnage, Eminem, more

By | Published on Friday 18 December 2020

Justin Bieber & The NHS CHoir


Kobalt has signed DJ Carnage to a publishing deal. “Carnage is an incredible producer and DJ”, says Kobalt’s Creative VP, Dominique Keegan. “His career has shown an extensive range of production styles ranging from hip hop to electronic pop and his upcoming music showcases a truly global sound with an American twist. Carnage has some big records coming with huge artist features on board!”

Spirit Music Group has signed Liz Lokre to a worldwide publishing deal. “I’ve always envisioned a career built around strong feminine energy”, says Lokre. “When [Spirit’s VP A&R] Nancy Matalon and I met a few years ago, I knew we would work well together”.



DIY distributor TuneCore has named Faryal Khan-Thompson as VP International. The appointment comes as the company launches new localised versions of its website in Polish, Romanian, Indonesian and Thai. “I’m THRILLED to be taking on this role during a period of exponential worldwide expansion at TuneCore”, says Khan-Thompson. “TuneCore’s localised websites are step one in enhancing the international customer experience and exploring a 360 strategy to drive wide-ranging growth that will benefit all stakeholders”.

PRS Foundation has appointed Yaw Owusu to a new senior management role at the organisation. He has been consulting for the music charity since August and will now head up a new initiative that will support black music-makers and industry executives. “This soon to be announced initiative and the scope of this new role will enable me to be effective and efficient in contributing to positive changes for black music creators and industry executives in so many ways”, he says.



Where are you going at the moment? Nowhere, that’s where. But you can pretend you’re travelling the world with the BBC New Radiophonic Workshop‘s ‘travel agency’ app, which lets you travel the globe through sound. Try it out here.



Paul McCartney and Rick Rubin are teaming up for a six-part TV series looking back at the musician’s career. Here’s a trailer. McCartney’s new album, ‘McCartney III’, is out today.



The Christmas number one race has begun. Justin Bieber and The Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Choir have released their new version of Bieber’s ‘Holy’, also featuring Chance The Rapper. Proceeds from this will be split between the choir and NHS Charities.

Going for his third Christmas number one in a row is LadBady, with ‘Don’t Stop Me Eatin’. Profits from this one will go to food bank charity The Trussell Trust.

Eminem began the year by releasing surprise album ‘Music To Be Murdered By’. Now he’s closed the year with ‘Music To Be Murdered By – Side B’. From it, this is ‘GNAT’.

Ghetts has released new single ‘Proud Family’.

Slowthai has released new track ‘Thoughts’.

MF Doom has released two new tracks, ‘Lunch Break’, produced by Flying Lotus, and ‘The Chocolate Conquistadors’, producer by BadBadNotGood.

Enter Shikari have released the video for ‘TINA’ from their most recent album ‘Nothing Is True And Everything Is Possible’.

Young Knives have released the video for their song ‘Jenny Haniver’.

Liraz has released the video for her track ‘Bia Bia’. “It is a request for a revolution of love, asking for the joy that comes from the simple, smallest things in life”, she says of the song. “Dancing, rejoicing and living together in difficult, unusual times. In the song, I’m asking my love not to fall and break both of our hearts. Dare to join me”.

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