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By and | Published on Thursday 18 May 2023

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BMG has announced that CFO Thomas Coesfeld will move into the CEO role at the company from 1 Jul, six months earlier that originally planned. Current CEO Hartwig Masuch announced in January that he is stepping down, though the original plan was for Coesfeld to take over at the start of 2024. Mathis Wolter will become the firm’s new CFO, moving over from sister company RTL Group. BMG’s top team will also include Sebastian Hentzschel as Chief Operating Officer, Dominique Casimir as Chief Content Officer, and Nikola Holle-Spiegel as Chief Human Resources Officer.

Chrysalis Records/Blue Raincoat Music has appointed Donna Vergier as VP International Marketing. “After working with the Chrysalis Records team for the past twelve months, consulting on amazing campaigns from Emeli Sandé, Ben Harper and De La Soul, it’s my great pleasure to officially join the company full time”, she says. ”I’m very excited to continue working on extending their global reach on current and future campaigns, building relationships, and focussing on artist development”.

Ineffable Music Group’s Ineffable Records has appointed Diego Herrera as Director Of Business Development. He joins from Pandora. “I had the opportunity to work with Ineffable on a number of projects and releases during my time at Pandora”, he says. “I am THRILLED to now be part of their team. I see this as a continuation of the work I’ve been doing in elevating various music scenes, including reggae, dancehall and soca music – just now from the label side”.



Foo Fighters have released new single ‘Under You’. The band’s new album ‘But Here We Are’ is out on 2 Jun, and they have announced a video streaming event featuring performances and behind the scenes footage on 21 May. More info on that here.

Daniel Avery has released new EP ‘More Truth’, featuring outtakes from his 2022 album ‘Ultra Truth’. From it, this is ‘Going So Low’, featuring Georgia.

Nitin Sawhney will release new album ‘Identity’ on 13 Oct. Out now is new single ‘Darling Boy’, featuring Guy Garvey. “I’ve never heard Guy’s voice like this and it’s pure gold to hear him create these stunning harmonies”, says Sawhney. “It was also wonderful going to India to lay down the interweaving lines. I loved making this track”. He is also set to play London’s Royal Albert Hall on 20 Oct. Tickets go on sale on 26 May.

Kieran Hebden – aka Four Tet – and guitar virtuoso William Tyler have released a new track together, titled ‘Darkness, Darkness’. The track, along with another titled ‘No Service’, will be released on vinyl on 30 Jun.

Art School Girlfriend has released new single ‘Heaven Hanging Low’. “These lyrics have a lot of religious imagery, but ‘Heaven Hanging Low’ is actually a queer love song all about finding that celestial and sublime euphoria in your closer, more domesticated surroundings”, she says. She’s also announced UK tour dates later this year, including a show at the ICA in London on 2 Nov.

Al Costelloe – formerly of Big Deal – has released new single ‘So Neurotic’, the title track of her debut solo EP, which is out on 28 Jul. “‘So Neurotic’ was inspired by me chastising myself over not being more like my partner and friends who remain so calm and unflappable in situations that would send me spiralling”, she says. “At the time, I was also reading a book about how to stop overthinking and had just read a section about how over worrying/anxious thinking was passed down generationally and was startled and somewhat amused by how obvious this was in my own family, and so wanted to explore this idea of the futility of fighting against your own nature”.

Andrew Hung will release new album ‘Deliverance’ on 11 Aug. Out now is new single ‘Ocean Mouth’. “A revelation comes forth that the parts of humanity that I’m trying to run away from are me”, he says in relation to the track. “The final repeating lines are a realisation that the fear must be faced, but it can be guided by the love that is also real”.

Caterina Barbieri has released new track ‘Swirls Of You’, taken from her upcoming album ‘Myuthafoo’, which is out on 16 Jun.



Lambchop has announced UK and Ireland tour dates in January next year, as well as a separate London show at the Barbican on 1 Jun 2024, where he will be backed by a choir. Tickets go on sale tomorrow.

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