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By | Published on Friday 25 June 2021

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Sony Music Publishing in Nashville has signed a global deal with artist development company Relative Music Group. Says Sony Music Publishing Nashville CEO Rusty Gaston: “Relative Music Group has done an incredible job of championing songwriters with an independent spirit that embodies everything that makes [Nashville’s music community] special. We’re THRILLED to partner with [the team] as we work together to elevate their company and vision to new heights”.



Universal Music has appointed Manuel Martos as General Manager of Virgin Music Label & Artist Services Spain. “I am very grateful for the trust the company has placed in me”, he says. “It is a real honour, as well as a great challenge to undertake this new adventure as the head of Virgin Music Spain and I face it with great enthusiasm”.

Over at Universal Music UKSimon Johnson has been named Managing Director Of Strategy, Growth and eCommerce. “Simon brings his strategic vision alongside incredible experience in management, retail, data and analytics to this new role, but above all he is a creative and innovative thinker who shares our belief in the huge potential for eCommerce and finding authentic new ways for our artists to build their markets and audiences”, says CEO David Joseph.



Doja Cat has released the video for her collaboration with The Weeknd‘You Right’. The track features on her new album, ‘Planet Her’, which is also out today.

Headie One has released new single ‘Pound Signs’.

Chvrches have released a Robert Smith remix of their recent Robert Smith collaboration ‘How Not To Drown’.

Riton has released new single ‘Come With Me’, featuring Bad Boy Chiller Crew.

Aitch has released new single ‘Learning Curve’.

Daniel Avery has released new album ‘Together In Static’. “The record has been my own personal beacon of light this year”, he says. “I’m sure I don’t speak for myself alone when I say it’s often felt like the fog has been never-ending recently, but good things are coming. I will see you all on the other side very soon”.

Unknown Mortal Orchestra have released new single ‘Weekend Run’.

The Lottery Winners have released new single ‘Favourite Flavour’. The track is taken from their new album, ‘Something To Leave The House For’, which is out on 24 Sep.

Tirzah will release new album ‘Colourgrade’ on 1 Oct. Here’s new single ‘Tectonic’.

Twisted Sister’s Dee Snider is joined by Cannibal Corpse’s Corpsegrinder on his new solo single, ‘Time To Choose’. “Given the heaviness of this track, I felt adding George ‘Corpsegrinder’ Fisher’s voice to this would drive home the seriousness of the choices we make”, says Snider. “I was honoured when he agreed to contribute his incredibly powerful voice”.

The Invisible’s Dave Okumu has released his debut solo single ‘RTN’. It is taken from an album titled ‘Knopperz’, which will be released through Transgressive on 24 Sep.

Nite Jewel is back with new single ‘This Time’. Her new album, ‘Sun’, will be released on 27 Aug.

Shackleton has announced that he will release his first album in nearly a decade, ‘Departing Like Rivers’, on 3 Sep. You wanna hear something from it now? Here’s opening track ‘Something Tells Me/Pour Out Like Water’.

Vanessa Anne Redd has released new single ‘DC Drawers’. Her new album, ‘Sweet Way Around’, will follow on 10 Sep. “It’s staring through windows, at trees and listening to birds”, she says of the album. “It’s about empowering yourself. It’s about the beauty of seclusion and creativity, the power of touch and of one another. It’s rolling moment to moment on the wheel of time. It’s about death and not being afraid of it. Above all, it’s about happiness and getting there”.

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