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One Liners: Ellie Goulding, Iggy Pop, Kelela, more

By | Published on Thursday 20 October 2022

Ellie Goulding


Warner Music’s Atlantic Records and Andrew Watt‘s Gold Tooth Records have jointly signed Iggy Pop to a new record deal. “I’m the guy with no shirt who rocks”, says Pop. “Andrew and Gold Tooth get that, and we made a record together the old fashioned way. The players are guys I’ve known since they were kids and the music will beat the shit out of you. Have a great day”. The first single from that new album, ‘Frenzy’, will be out next week.

Perfect Havoc has signed producer and DJ PS1 as a management client. Co-founder Robert Davies says: “We are excited to welcome PS1 to our management roster, especially since we have already had success with PS1 via our label. His single ‘Fake Friends’ was an instant hit, which initially came via our website demo submission page. It’s so important that young producers know that demo submission opportunities exist; PS1 is a great example of what it can lead to”.



SoundCloud’s VP Music Intelligence Hazel Savage has joined Tuned Global as a non-executive board member. “I am very excited and honoured to join the Tuned Global board”, she says. “That they would select its first independent director as a female tech founder shows this business’s forward-thinking. I’ve always had a great working relationship with the Tuned Global team, and I can’t wait to bring what I’ve learnt throughout my career to the business as it enters its expansion phase into new markets and the launch of meaningful services in the metaverse”.

Live Nation Concerts in the US has hired Geni Lincoln as its new President for the California region. She was previously the General Manager of the Kia Forum venue in Inglewood, California. “I am very excited to return to Live Nation and join the stellar California team”, she says. “I have been fortunate enough to have worked with some of the best teams in the business and look forward to continuing growing those relationships in this role at Live Nation”.

Michael Knox has been promoted to President of Peermusic Nashville. “In the twelve years that he has been with Peermusic, Michael Knox has distinctively guided our Nashville office song by song, hit by hit, resulting in major impact for our roster of songwriters”, says Peermusic COO Kathy Spanberger. “Knox is delivering career-making opportunities for our writers”.

Bauer Media has hired Rachel Mallender as Content Director for Magic Radio. It has also added Scala Radio to the remit of Jazz FM Content Director Nick Pitts. “Rachel and Nick will bring loads of ideas to develop these famous stations into amazing modern brands, with a variety of content for audiences whenever and wherever they want it”, says Bauer’s Chief Content & Music Officer Ben Cooper. “Both Rachel and Nick will be looking to build on our fantastic relationships within the music industry by developing new opportunities for artists to reach our audiences across these stations”.



Ellie Goulding has announced that she will release new album ‘Higher Than Heaven’ on 3 Feb, and has also released new single ‘Let It Die’.

Kelela has released new single ‘Happy Ending’.

Biig Piig has released new single ‘This Is What They Meant’. Her debut mixtape, ‘Bubblegum’, will be out on 20 Jan.

The National’s Aaron and Bryce Dessner have teamed up with their sister Jessica Dessner and Rebekka Karijord for new band Complete Mountain Almanac. They will release their eponymous debut album on 27 Jan. Here’s new single ‘May’.

Young Fathers will release new album ‘Heavy Heavy’ on 3 Feb. Here’s new single ‘I Saw’. They will also be touring the UK in February and March.

Darkthrone have released new single ‘Caravan Of Broken Ghosts’. Their new album, ‘Astral Fortress’, is out next week.

Persher (aka Blawan and Pariah) have released new single ‘Ten Tiny Teeth’. Their debut album, ‘Man With The Magic Soap’, is out tomorrow.

Duval Timothy will release new album ‘Meeting With A Judas Tree’ on 11 Nov. Here’s new single, ‘Mutate’.

Billy Nomates has released new single ‘Saboteur Forcefield’. Her second album, ‘Cacti’, will be out on 13 Jan.

Shirt has released new single ‘Dave Chapelle Is Wrong (Beef With God)’.



The 25th anniversary edition of the MOBO Awards will take place at Wembley Arena in London on 30 Nov, it has been announced. “It’s a proud moment to see MOBO Awards return to London for our big 25 year milestone, which will see us celebrating our legacy, as well as paying it forward to the biggest stars of the scene”, says founder Kanya King. “25 years ago I put my house and sanity on the line to make the first MOBO Awards happen at the Connaught Rooms and what an incredible journey it has been”.

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