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By | Published on Tuesday 14 January 2020

Downtown Music Publishing


Downtown Music Publishing has hired Kate Sweetsur as Head Of Creative for the UK. “I am so inspired by Downtown Music Publishing’s unique vision and am very excited to join the company”, she says. “We are all THRILLED to have Kate on our team”, adds Global Head Of Creative, Andrew Gould.

Sherry Alaghehband has been named Senior Director, Promotion for Warner’s Atlantic Records in the US. “A veteran executive, Sherry has been a member of the Atlantic family for eight years and her drive, creativity and strategic vision continuously brings new opportunities to the promotion fold”, says President of Promotion Andrea Ganis.



Charli XCX has released a theme song for the Super Nintendo World attraction opening at Universal Studios Japan this summer. Here is ‘We Are Born To Play’.

Pearl Jam have announced that they will release their eleventh album, ‘Gigaton’, on 27 Mar. “Making this record was a long journey”, says guitarist Mike McCready. “It was emotionally dark and confusing at times, but also an exciting and experimental road map to musical redemption”.

Mura Masa has released new single ‘Live Like We’re Dancing’, featuring Georgia. His new album, ‘RYC’, is out on Friday.

The Boomtown Rats have released new single ‘Trash Glam, Baby’ – the first to be taken from their first new album since 1984, ‘Citizens Of Boomtown’, which is due out on 13 Mar.

US Girls – aka musician Meg Remy – has announced that she will release her seventh album, ‘Heavy Light’, through 4AD on 6 Mar. From it, this is a reworked version of previously released song ‘Overtime’. She’s also announced that she will play Queen Elizabeth Hall in London on 14 Oct.

Oh Wonder have released new single ‘Happy’. Their new album, ‘No One Else Can Wear Your Crown’, is out on 7 Feb.



Kurt Vile has announced that he will play the Islington Assembly Hall on 2 Jun. And, as a special treat, I’ll let you watch this documentary about him from last year too.

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