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By | Published on Monday 20 January 2020

Grateful Dead


Warner Chappell has signed a new administration deal with the Grateful Dead‘s Ice Nine company. The agreement covers the band’s entire songs catalogue worldwide, including all thirteen of their studio albums and numerous live records. “It’s a rare privilege and sacred trust for all of us at Warner Chappell to represent the Dead catalogue and to continue to bring their music to their extraordinary fanbase while introducing them to whole new generations of followers”, say Warner Chappell CEO Guy Moot and COO Carianne Marshall in a joint statement.



Universal Music Japan last week named Ichiro Tamaki its new Corporate Executive, Digital Strategy, Data Analytics And Platform Partnerships. Tamaki will oversee the major label’s digital and streaming strategy in the country. He joins from Spotify Japan, where he has been President since 2016. “We strongly believe that Mr Tamaki’s leadership will help us ensure and accelerate long-term digital growth, whilst helping our artist talent to reach new audiences around the world”, says Universal Music Japan CEO Naoshi Fujikara. Tamaki will officially take up his new role on 15 Feb.



Steve Aoki has released a new single, called ‘Maldad’, featuring Colombian pop star Maluma. “Maluma and I have been working on this for a while now and I’m excited that we are finally able to bring our two worlds together with ‘Maldad'”, says Aoki. “Latin music continues to impact globally and I’m proud to be championing this movement on stage, radio, and for my fans everywhere”.

Wiley has been dropping new tracks (not all of them Stormzy-related) left right and centre recently. Here’s another one, ‘Mazza’, featuring Scruffizer.

D-Block Europe have released the video for ‘Creep’ from their ‘Street Trauma’ mixtape. They’ve also announced that they will be putting on their own festival, DBE Fest, in Ayia Napa from 3-7 Jun.

Sam Lee has released new single ‘Lay This Body Down’. His new album, ‘Old Wow’, is out on 31 Jan. UK tour dates start in Glasgow on 29 Jan.

Ama Lou has released a video for ‘We Tried, We Tried’, from her ‘Ama Who?’ EP.

Ani Glass has released new single ‘Mirores’. The track is taken from her debut album, also titled ‘Mirores’, which is out on 6 Mar. She’ll also be touring music venues in Wales the same month.



After weeks (well, at least two) of cryptic tweets, the reunited My Chemical Romance have announced that they will play a UK show this summer. They will play Stadium MK in Milton Keynes on 20 Jun.



Glastonbury’s Emily Eavis is to receive the Godlike Genius prize at the revived NME Awards next month. “I remember being at the NME Awards when I was sixteen and being so proud to see my dad named Godlike Genius”, she says. “It’s a huge honour to be given the same award all these years later”.

Italy’s Medusa, Norway’s Girl In Red, the Netherlands’ Naaz, Sweden’s Anna Leone, Portugal’s Pongo, Hungary’s Harmed, Austria’s 5K HD and Flohio from the good ol U of K have been announced as the winners of this year’s Music Moves Europe Talent Awards. Naaz also won the Public Choice Award. Each winner receives 10,000 euros from the EU’s Creative Europe programme to spend on developing their international careers – three-quarters to go on touring and promotional expenses, and the rest to go on training.

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