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One Liners: Ghostpoet, Universal, Future Bubblers, more

By | Published on Thursday 11 June 2020



Strictly Confidential has announced a new worldwide publishing agreement with Ghostpoet. It has also entered into a new partnership with Ugandan label Nyege Nyege Tapes and its Hakuna Kulala imprint.



Universal Music Greater China has named Nan Jin its new Head Of Communications. She joins from 20th Century Fox Film, where she was Marketing Director for China. “The opportunity to join the global communications team at UMG is a huge privilege”, she says. And why not?



Gilles Peterson’s talent development scheme Future Bubblers has announced the nine artists selected for its fifth year and the mentors who will work with them. They are Ama//Mizu (mentored by Pete On The Corner), Madi Saskia (mentored by Eddie Smith), Griz-O (mentored by Jack Clark), Mark Cake (mentored by Will LV), Tony Spark (mentored by Tom Deffee), NeOne (mentored by Dan Horitz), Damos Room (mentored by Kay Wrate), Shakira Alleyne (mentored by Emily Kendrick) and Ella Knight (mentored by Eva Greene). Find out more here.



Fontaines DC have released new single ‘I Don’t Belong’. The song is taken from their new album, ‘A Hero’s Death’, which is out on 31 Jun through Partisan.

Tiggs Da Author has released new single ‘We Ain’t Scared’. “I like the idea of a beat doing one thing and you’re saying the complete opposite”, he says of the track. “For me, what’s important is making songs with a message that gets through, whether immediately or eventually. This song is literally me explaining me moving from Tanzania, then growing up in south London with no father figure. You have to learn from your mistakes and teach yourself how to be a man”.

Shamir is back with new single ‘On My Own’. “I wrote ‘On My Own’ last summer after a breakup as a way to remind myself that while it sucked to lose someone I was getting used to, at least I’m an introvert”, he tells Rolling Stone. “But considering the pandemic, it’s also morphed into an accidental quarantine anthem, especially for the people who live alone like me”.

Naeem (formerly known as Spank Rock) has released new single ‘Stone Harbor’. His debut album under the new name, ‘Startisha’, is set for release tomorrow.

Paint – aka Allah-Las’ Pedrum Siadatian – has released new single ‘Land Man’. His second album, ‘Spiritual Vegas’, will be released through Mexican Summer on 10 Jul.

Nicolas Bougaïeff has released new track ‘Nexus’, taken from his upcoming new album ‘The Upward Spiral’, which is out on 24 Jul.

Fifi Rong has released new single ‘Love Yourself First’. “This song acts as a reminder to the indestructible truth we all know deep down, but often neglect in these uncertain times of the world”, she says.

Maggot Heart have released new single ‘Justine’. Their new album, ‘Mercy Machine’, is set for release on 10 Jul through frontwoman Linnéa Olsson’s Rapid Eye label.



The Roskilde festival has announced plans to bring together its community of fans online, encouraging them to set up their living rooms like a festival in order to raise money for the event’s charitable foundation. More info here.

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