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One Liners: Damon Albarn, Electric Ibiza, Anne-Marie, more

By | Published on Wednesday 7 July 2021

Damon Albarn


Sentric Music’s Black Rock division has entered into a co-publishing partnership with Electric Ibiza, the Ibiza-based events and management company that now has a music publishing division. “When the opportunity arose to work with Electric Ibiza, it was a no brainer – they’re perfectly positioned in Ibiza with a global reach”, says Sentric Music Group’s Director Of Electronic Music, Mark Lawrence. “To already see names like Seb Zito, Ninetoes and Sidney Charles coming on board through the partnership really sets the tone of what is to come”.



US agent Brent Smith, who left WME after two decades, is joining the new Wasserman Music agency. “We have come to know Brent as a smart, genuine, professional team player who always puts clients first and is ready to embrace the Wasserman value system and culture”, says CEO Casey Wasserman.

Italian music company Artist First has hired London-based Charlie Rapino as VP International & Communications. The firm is “incredibly ambitious and eager to build a presence in the international marketplace”, he says, “so it is an absolute privilege to be taking on this new role and to be part of this exciting new chapter in their story”.

Rani Hancock is heading to Sony’s Columbia label in the US as EVP and Head Of A&R, after four years at Warner’s Sire. According to Variety, she will start the new role officially on 1 Aug.



Damon Albarn has released new single ‘Polaris’. His new solo album, ‘The Nearer The Fountain, More Pure The Stream Flows’, is out on 12 Nov.

Sam Feldt and Sam Fischer have released the video for their single ‘Pick Me Up’.

Enter Shikari will release live film ‘Live At Vada’ on 16 Jul, recorded recently at Vada Studios. Frontman Rou Reynolds will release his new book, ‘A Treatise On Possibility’, the same day. The band have also announced four intimate shows in Exeter, Northampton, Brighton and Bexhill in November as warm-ups for their December tour dates.

Koreless has released new single ‘White Picket Fence’. His debut album, ‘Agor’, is out this Friday.

Park Hye Jin has announced that she will release her debut album, ‘Before I Die’, on 10 Sep. Here’s new track ‘Let’s Sing, Let’s Dance’.

Dot Allison has released new single ‘One Love’. Her new album, ‘Heart Sharped Scars’, is out on 30 Jul.

The Golden Dregs have released new single ‘John’. They’ve also announced that they will play The Windmill in Brixton on 27 Jul.



Anne-Marie will play a livestream show on 7 Aug, following the release of her new album, ‘Therapy’ later this month. “I cannot wait to [put on] a very special performance of my new album ‘Therapy’ for you all”, she says. “I’ve missed performing so much and this is the closest thing we are going to get at the moment! I can’t wait”. Tickets go on general sale on Friday.

Royal Blood have announced four intimate shows in Bristol, Newcastle, Norwich and Hastings in July and August, as warm-ups for their Tramlines and Victorious Festival sets. Tickets will go on general sale on 9 Jul.

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