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By | Published on Tuesday 19 January 2021

Collective Soul


Round Hill Music has acquired the publishing catalogue of rock band Collective Soul and primary songwriter Ed Roland. “Collective Soul are staples of American radio”, says Round Hill CEO Josh Gruss. “I dare someone to travel the US for a week with ears perked up and NOT hear one of their songs”. I’m game. What’s the prize?

Concord Music Publishing has re-signed songwriter Gez O’Connell for a deal covering all past and future works. “Gez is a seamless songwriter with the Midas touch”, says A&R Director Harri Davies. “We are absolutely delighted to further our brilliant relationship together and look forward to an exciting future”.



Michelle Escoffery has been appointed to the newly created role of President of the PRS Members’ Council. “As President, I will work to solidify relationships between our membership and the Members’ Council, bring more relevance to younger writers and further develop a rich culture of diversity on all levels, reflecting our membership from the top down”, she says.



Zara Larsson has announced that she will release new album, ‘Poster Girl’, on 5 Mar. Here’s new single, ‘Talk About Love’, featuring Young Thug.

Weezer are set to release their delayed album, ‘Van Weezer’, in May. But before that, they’ve just announced, they will release another new album, ‘OK Human’, on 29 Jan. The first track from it, ‘All My Favourite Songs’, will be released this Friday.

Griff has released new single ‘Black Hole’.

Chip has released a new diss track, aimed at Stormzy, accusing his fellow rapper of pretending to be Christian. Here’s ‘Ten Commandments’. Chip put out another Stormzy ‘send’ last October, called ‘Flowers’, but so far Stormzy has not taken the bait.

AFI have released two new tracks, ‘Twisted Tongues’ and ‘Escape From Los Angeles’. Both will be released on limited edition seven-inch on 19 Mar.

Octo Octa will release new EP ‘She’s Calling’ on 5 Feb. From it, this is ‘Find Your Way Home’.

Yard Act have released new single ‘Dark Days’.

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

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