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One Liners: Fredo, Rag N Bone Man, 2 Chainz, more

By | Published on Friday 29 January 2021

Fredo and Dave


Concord Music Publishings’ Boosey & Hawkes division is now the key service provider for Schott Music’s US rental and licensing business, which is called the European American Music Distributors Company. “We are THRILLED that the EAMDC team will be joining us to maintain and extend their well-earned reputation for excellence in the performance world”, says John Minch, President of Concord International Publishing.

Hania Rani has signed a worldwide publishing deal with Wise Music Group’s Bosworth Music, covering existing and future works. “I feel extremely happy and excited about joining the publishing family of Wise Music”, she says. “It’s an honour to see my name amongst so many great artists, whose musical ideas I have observed and admired for years”.

Downtown has acquired digital marketing platform, in which its CD Baby subsidiary was already an investor. “The technology, tools, and access offers creators and their teams is yet another example of how the music industry continues to evolve”, says Downtown CEO Justin Kalifowitz. “Our acquisition of, its technology, and unique expertise in both the digital advertising and music industry ecosystems, is an ideal complement to Downtown’s existing portfolio of artist and label services”.



Alen Torosyan has been appointed to the new role of VP Operations Emerging Markets at Warner Music. “I’m so pleased to have been asked to step-up into this new role”, he says. “Helping pioneer Warner Music’s expansion into new markets has been a dream job for me over the last few years and I can’t wait to take on this extra responsibility”.



Fredo has released the video for ‘Money Talks’, featuring Dave. The track is taken from his new album ‘Money Can’t Buy Happiness’, which is out today.

Rag N Bone Man has announced that he will release his new album, ‘Life By Misadventure’, on 23 Apr. New single, ‘All You Ever Wanted’, is out now. “We had quite a time to live with the songs this time around”, he says of the process on this album. “Too often, how I’d done things before, was that we’d written a song and I had to sing it the same day, and that was the version we’d use on the album. This way, it was far easier to get real emotion into the music”.

2 Chainz has released the video for ‘Grey Area’, from his ‘So Help Me God’ album.

Royal Blood have released the video for new single ‘Typhoons’.

Sophie has put 2015 track ‘Unisil’ onto the streaming platforms – it was previously only available on the limited edition physical version of her ‘Product’ album.

Is Tropical have released new single ‘Hummingbird’. They also have a rescheduled date at The Waiting Room in Stoke Newington, which will now take place on 1 Jul. Possibly.

The Chills will release new album ‘Scatterbrain’ on 1 May. Here’s new single, ‘Monolith’.

Fable has released new single ‘Orbiting’. The song, she says, “is quite literally and metaphorically, an observation of the earth from far away. It takes a great big step back and sees that everything is intertwined on this little marble hurtling through infinite space. In a world that’s more connected than ever digitally, I can’t help but feel we have been segregated in every other sense”.



You can now watch Riz Ahmed‘s ‘The Long Goodbye performance on demand until 1 Mar, via the Manchester International Festival website.

Caro Emerald will play a free livestream show tomorrow, 30 Jan. “We’ve missed playing live so much that we thought it was about time to get together and play some music”, she says. “It doesn’t replace a real live show, but it sure is interesting that people from all over the world can watch at the same time. It’s a different dynamic and we’re super excited!” You’ll be able to watch on YouTube here.

Artists including Douglas Dare, Gallops and Penelope Trappes will perform as part of the Forgotten Futures arts festival later this year. It will be streaming from Leicester’s Attenborough Arts Centre on 1 May. More info and tickets here.

Check out our weekly Spotify playlist of new music featured in the CMU Daily – updated every Friday.

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