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By | Published on Thursday 8 October 2020

Ghetts & Skepta


Round Hill Music has announced a worldwide publishing administration agreement with Keith Sweat, covering his entire catalogue and future work. “Keith Sweat is a bona fide R&B legend and it is an honour to be working with him his amazing back catalogue and on his new music”, says Round Hill CEO Josh Gruss.



Alain Veille has been named the new President of Warner Music France. He replaces Thierry Chassagne who is retiring. “This is a historic day for our business in France”, says Warner Music CEO For International And Global Commercial Services, Stu Bergen. “Alain is the perfect choice to build on Thierry’s legacy and support our artists and team today and in the future”.

Talent agency UTA has hired former Paradigm agents Jeffrey Hasson and Matt Meyer. “Jeffrey and Matt have impeccable track records of identifying and developing emerging artists and creating unique opportunities for their clients”, says co-head of UTAs music department David Zedeck. “We are THRILLED to welcome both of them to our team”.



Peermusic has launched a new company focused on managing neighbouring rights income for artists – ie the monies generated by the performance and broadcast of sound recordings. To get things started it has acquired existing neighbouring rights firms Premier Muzik in Canada, All Right Music in France and Global Master Rights in the Netherlands. “Given the challenging market artists and songwriters currently face, I’m happy to be able to offer our clients new revenue opportunities through neighbouring rights services”, says Peermusic Deputy CEO Mary Megan Peer.

Universal Publishing Production Music has launched new label RE|COVERED, which collects cover versions of classic hits for use in media and other video projects. “The RE|COVERED project not only gives our clients incredible, reimagined versions of songs which grace the soundtrack of our lives, it also maintains the ‘one-stop shop’ appeal of production music where clients can license 100% of the master and publishing”, says UPPM President Michael Sammis.



Propeller Communications – the joint venture PR agency set up by Propeller Recordings and 0E0E Records – has announced the launch of a new pan-European radio plugging division. It will be headed up by Finola Doran. “Finola comes to Propeller Communications with an impressive track record in national radio plugging, having progressed a number of significant developing acts from rock and alternative music scenes in the UK. We can’t wait for her to blend her specialist experience in liaising with our network of European radio stations too”, says Managing Director Tom Rose.



Ghetts has released new single ‘IC3’, featuring Skepta.

Kaytranada has released the video for ‘The Worst In Me’, featuring Tinashe, from his 2019 album ‘Bubba’.

Mellah has released new single ‘Hitchin’. “‘Hitchin’ is about relinquishing control”, he says. “Forever pining and searching and digging for contentment, meaning and joy when in reality it’s in your back pocket, all you need to do is stop looking for it to notice the free ride”.

Bicep have announced that they will release new album ‘Isles’ on 22 Jan through Ninja Tune. Here’s first single ‘Apricots’.

Kate NV has released the video for ‘Lu Na’, from recent album ‘Room For The Moon’.



Billie Eilish has announced a livestreamed performance on 24 Oct at 11pm UK time. Exclusive merch will also be sold in the run-up to the show, with proceeds donated to Live Nation’s Crew Nation fund, supporting live crew staff hit financially by COVID-related show cancellations. Buy tickets for the show here.

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