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One Liners: Def Leppard, Decca, LadBaby, more

By and | Published on Friday 13 December 2019

Def Leppard


Sony/ATV has signed a global admin deal with Def Leppard. “We are THRILLED to take their powerhouse catalogue into the next millennium and beyond”, says the Sony publisher’s boss man Jon Platt.

Universal’s Decca Publishing is “THRILLED” about three new signings it’s just secured: film composer Amelia Warner; singer, songwriter and producer Kieran Brunt; and experimental producer and DJ Laurel Halo.



Sony Music UK has promoted Adam Cardew, previously Digital Director, to the new role of VP Podcasting & Creative Strategy. He will manage the major’s UK podcast division and its network of online influencers and creators. All that activity sits within Sony UK’s 4th Floor Creative division, whose boss Cassandra Gracey says: “I am delighted to see Adam take on the next level of our podcast development”.



LadBaby has launched his bid for a second consecutive Christmas number one, ‘I Love Sausage Rolls’. Profits go to food bank charity The Trussell Trust. Watch the video here.

Selena Gomez has announced that her new album, out in January, will be called ‘Rare’. Here’s a trailer.

Kesha has released new single ‘Resentment’, featuring Brian Wilson. “‘Resentment’ is such a powerful and destructive emotion and in my experience is more complex than hate or anger”, she says. “Brian Wilson is one of my personal musical heroes, so when he said he would collaborate with me on the recording, that moment was one of the most exciting in my career”.

Phoebe Bridgers has released new festive single ‘Seven O’Clock News/Silent Night’, featuring Fiona Apple and The National’s Matt Berninger. Profits from the release will be donated to US sexual health charity Planned Parenthood.

Tommy Genesis has released new track ‘Bricks’, which – as all new songs now do – features Charli XCX. The track was produced by PC Music’s AG Cook.

King Princess has released the video for ‘Homegirl’ from her ‘Cheap Queen’ album.

Kim Gordon has released the video for ‘Earthquake’, from her ‘No Record Home’ album.

Hannah Diamond has released an instrumental version of her debut album ‘Reflections’.

Haleek Maul has released new single ‘Lucid’, featuring Sean Leon. His new album ‘Errol’, is out on 14 Feb.

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