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One Liners: Fierce Panda, Taylor Swift, Chvrches, more

By | Published on Friday 26 April 2019

Other notable announcements and developments today…

• Fierce Panda has signed Desperate Journalist to a publishing deal with its Fierce Panda Songs company, in partnership with Bucks Music. “We’re delighted to be plugging into the Bucks system for this opportunity for Fierce Panda Songs, and trust that many more acts will follow in the shadowy footsteps of Desperate Journalist in the months and years ahead”, says FP founder Simon Williams.

• BMG has promoted Marian Wolf to VP Global Writer Services & China. He will remain based in LA.

• Management firm TaP Music has hired Aimee Jessiman as Senior Day-To-Day Artist Manager. She joins from Modest Management.

• Amanda Playle and Jho Oakley have founded a new artist management company, Decade Management, with an initial roster of Pendulum, Knife Party and Cameron Hayes. The pair previously worked together at Oakley’s former company, Jho Management.

• Chvrches have spoken out against recent collaborator Marshmello, after he released a new track with Tyga and Chris Brown yesterday. “We like and respect Mello as a person but working with people who are predators and abusers enables, excuses and ultimately tacitly endorses that behaviour”, they said in a statement on social media. “That is not something we can or will stand behind”.

• ‘IS TAYLOR SWIFT ABOUT TO RELEASE NEW MUSIC?!’, everyone has been screaming for weeks. The answer is yes. Well, not “about to” anymore, because she already has. Here’s ‘ME!’, featuring Panic! At The Disco’s Brendon Urie. And that completes our exclamation mark ration for today.

• The Black Keys have announced that they will release their ninth album, ‘Let’s Rock’, on 28 Jun. Here’s first single ‘Eagle Birds’.

• Kelly Clarkson has released the video for ‘Broken And Beautiful’, taken from the soundtrack of the upcoming Uglydolls movie.

• Loyle Carner has released the video for ‘Angel’, featuring Tom Misch, from his new album ‘Not Waving, But Drowning’.

• Idris Elba has released new track ‘Ballie’, featuring Kah-Lo. “Bong Ballie is slang for everything is good”, he says. “Kah-Lo and I wanted to fuse hip hop and house and she was so easy to work with. I played this tune out for the first time at Coachella and it went off. I knew I had to put it out immediately”.

• Rico Nasty and Kenny Beats have released new mixtape ‘Anger Management’.

• LoneLady has released a cover of New Order’s ‘Cries And Whispers’. “This is a really special, magical era of New Order for me and has definitely had a big influence on me”, she says. “I love that early awkwardness; I find it beautiful somehow. There’s value in showing fear and discomfort”.

• Yumi Zouma have released the video for ‘Crush (It’s Late, Just Stay)’. The track is taken from new EP, ‘III’.

• FKA Twigs will play Alexandra Palace in London on 28 May. Tickets go on sale at 5pm on Monday.

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