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By | Published on Wednesday 27 May 2020

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Warner Chappell has signed DePedro to a worldwide publishing deal. “This is obviously a strange time to be writing and recording, but I think people still want to connect with each other through music, and I hope to be able to bring out new songs in the next year”, he says.

Red Bull Records has signed London Richards, releasing his debut single ‘Check On Me’ alongside the announcement. “With everything going on in the world, my purpose is to use my creativity to benefit humanity”, says Richards. “I hope to spread an abundance of joy and ultimately help people generate compassion for self and others with this record”.

Strictly Confidential has signed Belgian rapper Zwangere Guy to a worldwide publishing agreement. “I’m happy that, despite these uncertain times, I’ve found a music publisher that believes in my talent as a writer-composer”, he says.



Rajat Kakar has been appointed Managing Director of Sony Music India. “Sony Music India has become an artist-first, marketing driven company and I’m excited to build on this strong foundation”, he says.



The BBC has announced its plans to mark Glastonbury‘s 50th anniversary over what would have been the weekend of this year’s festival. More than 60 classic sets will be shown across BBC Two, BBC Four and BBC iPlayer, some of which have never been broadcast on TV before. There will also be audio highlights on the BBC Sounds app and special programming on BBC Radio 2 and Radio 6 Music. Full details here.



Jessie Ware has released new single ‘Save A Kiss’. The track “has taken on a new meaning during these weird times and it seems like the right time to put it out”, says Ware. “I know I’ve got plenty of kisses I’m saving up for everyone when this is all over”. Her new album, ‘What’s Your Pleasure’, is out on 19 Jun.

Kiesza has announced her return with new single ‘Crave’. Her new album of the same name will be out on 14 Aug – her first since her 2014 debut, and since her first release since sustaining a brain injury in a car crash in 2017.

Within Temptation have released the video for new single ‘Entertain You’. “Eventually everyone will have their own idea what the song and video are about”, says frontwoman Sharon den Adel. “For us the inspiration comes from how we treat a certain group of people that don’t fit in our society and that we always feel a need to emphasise how much they do not fit in – so we can feel good about ourselves”.

Cigarettes After Sex have released new single ‘You’re All I Want’. Partly recorded during sessions for latest album ‘Cry’, it was recently completed by the band’s Greg Gonzalez, who says: “I finally wrote the lyrics and they ended up telling a story I saw as a fantasy or dream involving my girlfriend and I. Sort of reversing our roles and re-telling the way we met, while imagining what a sweet future might look like together”.

Kate NV has released the video for new single ‘Plans’. “The song is about … how everything constantly collapses and changes, that nothing is really clear and that it is impossible to plan everything”, she says. “It was written before the pandemic and economic crisis, and turned out to be as relevant as ever now”.

Jayda G has released new single ‘Both Of Us’. “I wanted to make a happy house song”, she explains. “The uplifting vocal, the slow breakdown, the release, those are a key part of so many of those classic house tracks I’ve found through digging over the years, and I really wanted to emulate the feeling I get from those”. The track is part of a new EP, set for release on 3 Jul through Ninja Tune.

Sea Girls have released the video for their new single ‘Do You Really Wanna Know?’ Their debut album ‘Open Up Your Head’ is out on 14 Aug.

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