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By | Published on Friday 7 May 2021



Sentric Music and Strictly Confidential have renewed their global co-publishing agreement with songwriter Joe Hammill. “I’m delighted to have signed this deal with Sentric and Strictly”, says Hammill. “I feel supported creatively and that is exciting and important for me looking to the future”.



The London division of booking agency WME has hired agent Andy Duggan. He joins from Primary Talent. “Andy has an exceptional track record of identifying and developing emerging artists and creating unique opportunities for his clients that have evolved with the complexities of the modern music business”, says WME’s co-Head Of Music Lucy Dickins.

Talent agency UTA has promoted over 100 staff members across its business, including in its music department. “Amid the unprecedented circumstances surrounding the pandemic, having the ability to promote over 100 colleagues is a testament to the perseverance of our UTA family and the continued evolution and expansion of our company”, says co-President David Kramer.



Warner Music has launched new podcast Rock & Roll High School, which will see Atlantic Records President of A&R Pete Ganbarg interview various musicians and producers, including Tony Visconti, Todd Rundgren and Debbie Gibson. More info here.



Coldplay have released new Max Martin-produced song ‘Higher Power’. And here they are celebrating the release by chatting to astronaut Thomas Pesquet.

Health and Nine Inch Nails have released new collaboration ‘Isn’t Everyone’.

Czarface have released a new album ‘Super What?’, recorded with MF Doom prior to his death last year.

OneRepublic have released new single ‘Run’.

Bobby Gillespie and Jehnny Beth have released new single ‘Chase It Down’.

Little Simz has released new single ‘Woman’, featuring Cleo Sol.

Andrew WK has released new single ‘I’m In Heaven’. His new album ‘God Is Partying’ will be released on 10 Sep.

Isaiah Rashad has released new single ‘Lay Wit Ya’, featuring Duke Deuce.

Yann Tiersen will released new album ‘Kerber’ on 27 Aug. Here’s first single ‘Ker Al Loch’.

Frank Turner has released new single ‘The Gathering’, featuring Jason Isbell and Muse’s Dom Howard.

Joan have released new single ‘So Good’.



Ed Sheeran, AJ Tracey, Anne-Marie, Celeste and Royal Blood are among the artists set to perform at Radio 1’s Big Weekend on 28-31 May, which is a virtual festival again this year. There will be 100 live performances broadcast over the weekend, some pulled from the BBC archives, but 50 are being specially recorded for the event. More info here.

Glastonbury’s Live At Worthy Farm livestream is to be shown in cinemas on 22 May. More info here.

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