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One Liners: First Access, Rob Stringer, The Killers, more

By and | Published on Thursday 15 June 2017

First Access Entertainment

Other notable announcements and developments today…

• Management firm First Access Entertainment has announced a deal with Warner/Chappell, which will now administrate and look for sync opportunities for First Access’s music publishing interests. That includes songs from the likes of Liam Bailey, Ray Djan, Ashton Foster, Dwayne Alo, BB Diamond, Parri$ and Team Salut. First Access, of course, is a joint venture between Sarah Stennett and Warner Music owner Len Blavatnik.

• Sony Music big cheese Rob Stringer will be honoured at the next edition of the UK’s Music Industry Trusts Award.

• The US version of Sony’s RCA has promoted Sam Selolwane to the role of SVP Urban Promotions. She was previously just VP of Urban Promotions, and it’s all about the ‘S’.

• Live firm DHP Family has promoted Joshua Ward to the role of National Concert Promoter. Ward has had a marketing role at DHP Family for the last year, while also promoting shows in London under his own Girls & Boys brand.

• The Killers are back with a new single, ‘The Man’. Their fifth album, ‘Wonderful Wonderful’, will be released later this year.

• Death From Above (now without the 1979 again) have released the video for new single ‘Freeze Me’.

• Brian May and Kelly Ellis have released a new mix of ‘Panic Attack’, from their second album together. “This track is straight from the heart and is designed to bring light to your darkest moments”, says May. “It works like a mood-altering drug”. It doesn’t.=

• Keep Shelly In Athens will release new album, ‘Philokalia’, on 29 Sep. From it, this is ‘Leave In Silence’.

• Yung Blud has released the video for his debut single, ‘King Charles’.

• Jain has released a new single, ‘Dynabeat’. She’ll also headline Village Underground in London on 20 Jun.

• Marika Hackman will be touring the UK in November, finishing up with a show at the Shepherds Bush Empire on 23 Sep.

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