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One Liners: Disclosure, Foo Fighters, George Ezra, more

By | Published on Tuesday 17 August 2021



Bucks Music Group has signed songwriter Sacha Skarbek to a worldwide administration deal. His best known songs include James Blunt’s ‘You’re Beautiful’, Miley Cyrus’s ‘Wrecking Ball’ and Adele’s ‘Cold Shoulder’. He returns to the company, having previously been signed to Bucks a decade ago.



Radio company Global has appointed Sharon Dastur as Senior Programming And Content Advisor. “I’ve known Sharon and been a fan of her work for many years whilst she ran Z100 in New York”, says Executive President Ashley Tabor-King. “She’s a world class programmer and brand and event creator. I’m enormously excited to be working with her”.



Universal Music Greater China has announced a restructuring of its recorded music division, including the launch of a branch of the major’s Republic label in the country. The EMI China, PolyGram Records China and Universal Music China labels are also being relaunched. Universal’s EVP Market Development, Adam Granite, says: “The launch of these new labels will help accelerate and strengthen the domestic Chinese music market, which will benefit artists, our many partners and platforms across the region and, importantly, introduce new and exciting artists and music to fans in China and beyond”.

DistroKid has received new investment from private equity firm Insight Partners, boosting the DIY distributor’s valuation to $1.3 billion. Which is nice. For them. “My goal since founding DistroKid was to build great things for musicians”, says DistroKid CEO, Philip Kaplan. “I’m excited to partner with Insight Partners as we continue building amazing things to help musicians and empower creators worldwide”.



Disclosure have released new single ‘In My Arms’, the first of five new songs set to arrive this week. “The spark that ignited the creation of this body of work came from a place of wanting to revitalise a very fractured and uncertain dance music scene and club culture that has changed so much all over the world for obvious reasons in the last eighteen months”, says the duo’s Guy Lawrence.

Perfume Genius has released a cover of Gloria Gaynor’s ‘I Will Survive’. “I recorded this at home for a commercial pitch, but they didn’t give me the money”, he says. “I suppose the cover is a little deathbed-y, I was very serious that day, but I like how it turned out. In particular the last moment, I might stretch that into something new”.

Angel Olsen has released her latest 80s cover, this time Billy Idol’s ‘Eyes Without A Face’.

The Wombats have announced that they will release their fifth album, ‘Fix Yourself, Not The World’, on 7 Jan 2022. Here’s new single ‘If You Ever Leave, I’m Coming With You’. They’ll also be touring UK arenas in April.

Mandy, Indiana (formerly known as Gary, Indiana) have released a new Daniel Avery remix of their single ‘Alien 3’.

Pip Millett has released new EP ‘Motion Sick’, including new single ‘Sad Girls’ featuring Gaidaa.

Deep Throat Choir will release their second album, ‘In Order To Know You’, on 3 Dec. Here’s new single ‘Alchemilla’.

Anna B Savage has released new single ‘Since We Broke Up’. The track is taken from her upcoming new EP, ‘These Dreams’, which will be out on 24 Sep.

Indigo De Souza has released new single ‘Real Pain’. The song, she says, “is about facing grief and loss and having compassion for yourself in that space. It’s about learning to be unafraid of experiencing a full spectrum of emotion, and welcoming the way it teaches you and changes you”.

HTRK have released new track ‘Kiss Kiss And Rhinestones’. The track is taken from new album, ‘Rhinestones’, which is out on 17 Sep.



The Foo Fighters have announced that they will play stadium shows in Manchester, Birmingham and London in June and July next year. Tickets go on sale on Friday.

George Ezra has announced that he will play a one-off show at Finsbury Park on 17 Jul 2022. Tickets go on sale on Friday. Support will come from Blossoms and Holly Humberstone.

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

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