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By | Published on Wednesday 5 February 2020



BMG has signed songwriter and performer Erika Ender to a global multimedia partnership deal. And if you’re wondering what the hell a “multimedia partnership deal” involves, well, the new agreement with Ender includes publishing administration for her future works, the recording rights for her new album, literary publishing rights for her autobiography, and first refusal on a documentary film. “She is truly an inspiration”, says BMG’s Thomas Scherer.



Manchester venue Band On The Wall has promoted Santana Guérout to Head Of Programme. “When she originally applied to join the team it was clear that she would be a great asset to the organisation and has proven herself time and again that she can deal with almost any situation with a calm head and tenacity”, says CEO Gavin Sharp.



The PRS Foundation has renamed its Momentum Music Fund. From now on it will be known as the PPL Momentum Music Fund. A subtle, but important difference. Take note everybody! The rebranding aims to reflect “a closer partnership between the music licensing company, PPL, and the charity in supporting new music”. PPL has been a key financial contributor to the talent development fund since 2017.



Katy Perry has been announced as a new ambassador for the British Asian Trust’s Children’s Protection Fund. Her new role was officially announced yesterday by the charity’s founding patron, the Prince of Wales, at its annual dinner. “India has long held a special place in my heart, and on my last visit, I was able to meet with the Prince of Wales and other leaders in Mumbai, and I was impressed by their strong plan – from on-ground initiatives to fundraising – that will aim to cut child trafficking in half”, she says.



Adam Lambert has announced that he will release his new album, ‘Velvet’, on 20 Mar. Here’s new single ‘Roses’, featuring that Nile Rodgers. He’ll play Wembley Arena in London on 1 Sep too. Lambert I mean. Don’t know about Rodgers.

Khalid and Disclosure have released their second collaboration, ‘Know Your Worth’. The single follows last year’s ‘Talk’.

Ahead of UK tour dates in April, Danny Brown has released the video for ‘3Tearz’, his collaboration with Run The Jewels.

Asian Dub Foundation have announced that they will release new album, ‘Access Denied’, on 24 Apr, featuring guests including Stewart Lee and Greta Thunberg. From it, this is new single, ‘Can’t Pay, Won’t Pay’.

Rustin Man has announced that he will release new album, ‘Clockdust’, on 20 Mar. Here’s new single ‘Jackie’s Room’. He’ll also play London’s Union Chapel on 14 Nov, as part of his first run of live dates since 2003.

Rudi Zygadlo has released new single ‘Selotape’. “I want to baffle, infect, temporarily annoy and ultimately heart warm the listener”, he says. “The new songs are wry commentaries on affairs of the world and affairs of the heart from an apprehensive, disaffected and amused millennial”.



Becky Hill has announced that she will tour the UK and Ireland in November this year. “I can’t wait to go back on tour, playing in some of my favourite cities of the UK and Ireland”, she says. Though she will have to wait until November, just like everyone else. No special treatment for her, no way.



Lizzo and Dave have been added to the list of performers at this year’s BRIT Awards, joining the previously announced Billie Eilish, Celeste, Harry Styles, Lewis Capaldi, Mabel and Stormzy. “I’m very grateful and looking forward to the opportunity”, says Dave. “I’m going to give everything I can to give you my best performance”. And I should think so too. The ceremony will take place on 18 Feb, hosted again (AGAIN?) by Jack Whitehall.

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