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By | Published on Wednesday 2 October 2019



German live music firm CTS Eventim has acquired a majority stake in Russian promoter Talent Concert International. “The Russian market is very important to a growing number of internationally popular artists – and few companies bring as many acts from abroad to Russia as TCI”, says CTS Eventim CEO Klaus-Peter Schulenberg.



BMG has promoted Sylvain Gazaignes to General Manager of its French business. “It is my goal to further expand our activities in the local market as well as promoting our French signings to an international audience using the BMG network”, he says.

Nuclear Blast has announced it has hired Jens Prueter as A&R for Europe and Antje Lange as Chief Operating Officer. “Prueter and Lange will help us steer the careers of new, cutting-edge and up-and-coming talent who join the world’s top heavy-music artists and legends such as Slayer, Nightwish and Meshuggah”, says Thorsten Freese, MD of Believe Germany, the metal label’s parent company.



‘Frozen 2’ is coming out soon. It’s all very exciting, I’m sure we can all agree. Now Disney has announced that Kacey Musgraves, Panic! At The Disco and Weezer have recorded their own versions of songs from the film for the soundtrack release. So soon you can be disappointed by those, alongside Demi Lovato’s inferior version of ‘Let It Go’ from the first one.

King Princess and Mark Ronson have released a cover of The Turtles’ ‘Happy Together’. Set to release her debut album, ‘Cheap Queen’, on 25 Oct, King Princess is signed to Ronson’s Sony/Columbia imprint Zelig Records.

Mark Ronson has also released the video for ‘Don’t Leave Me Lonely’, featuring Yebba, from his recently ‘Late Night Feelings’ album.

Foals have released the video for recent single ‘The Runner’.

Kim Petras has release new Halloween-themed album ‘Turn Off The Light’.

UK drill duo Skengdo & AM have announced that they will release new mixtape, ‘Back Like We Never Left’, this Friday. From it, here’s new track ‘Tugg’.

Burna Boy has released the video for ‘Another Story’, featuring M.anifest, from his ‘African Giant’ album.

Having revived their Karenn project earlier this year, Blawan and Pariah have announced their debut album under the name. ‘Grapefruit Regret’ will be released on 4 Nov. From it, this is ‘Crush The Mushrooms’.

Kathryn Joseph has released new single ‘Whole’. Joseph will be touring the UK in November.

Liza Anne has released new single ‘Devotion’.

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