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By | Published on Wednesday 2 March 2022



Jnr Choi has signed to Sony Music’s Epic and Black Butter labels, following last year’s independently released ‘SS21’ album.

Concord Music Publishing has signed and acquired the full publishing catalogue of songwriter Josh Miller. His past works include songs for Jason Derulo, Backstreet Boys, Bebe Rexha and more. “I’m really excited and thankful to be a new member of the Concord family”, he says. “[The] team’s energy, passion, and love of songs is infectious and has me fired up to keep doing what I love to do!”



Booking agency Wasserman Music has hired agents Matt Elam and Sahil Mehta, and also promoted Stephanie AristakesianZach BerkowitzAlex GuaraldiDaniel LeeLeigh Millhauser and Jeff Molek to the role of agent. The company has also promoted Antonio Dell’Aglio to Director Of Touring, and Mohammad Shah to Manager Of Touring.

Garrett Levin has been been confirmed as President and CEO of the Digital Media Association for a further three years by its streaming service members, Apple Music, Amazon, Pandora, Spotify and YouTube. “We are building a dynamic and forward-leaning organisation reflective of the innovative companies we represent”, he says. “Streaming services are the essential nexus between the fan and artist in today’s interdependent music ecosystem and I am proud of DiMA’s work advocating for a more collaborative and comprehensive conversation about streaming’s place in the industry”.

Mixed reality platform Landmrk has appointed Maria Hayden as Director Of Partnerships. “As we enter the next chapter of the internet, the blending of physical and digital spaces and using culture and music as a way to connect is incredibly exciting”, she says. “The potential to give artists new ways to engage with fans is huge. Landmrk has broken ground in the world of location-based experiences, and I’m excited to be part of the team taking the learnings and innovation to the next level”.



The European Union has awarded the Independent Music Publishers International Forum a “substantial” grant as part of its Creative Europe Programme to fund a 36 month project to support the organisation’s members so to enable digital transition and innovation in music publishing across Europe. “This financial backing from the EU will enable us to do a great deal more for our members, giving them even greater tools, expertise, resources and opportunities, allowing them to compete at the next level in the modern music business”, says IMPF President Annette Barrett.



Haim have released new single ‘Lost Track’.

Charli XCX has released new single ‘Baby’. Her new album, ‘Crash’, is out on 18 Mar.

Marking the 30th anniversary of their debut EP, ‘Opiate’, Tool have released a new version of the title track.

Ezra Furman has released new single ‘Point Me Towards The Real’. “This is a neo-soul song about getting released from a psychiatric hospital, which has never happened to me”, she says. “But really it’s a song about what you do right after abuse, imprisonment, a brush with death. Who do you call when it’s supposedly over? Where do you go? How do you know what you want?”

Sharon Van Etten has released new single ‘Used To It’, written for HBO documentary ‘Baby God’.

Matmos have released new single ‘Flight To Sodom/Lot Do Salo’, the first track from their new album ‘Regards/Ukłony dla Bogusław Schaeffer’, which is out on 20 May. They have also announced that they will play King’s Place in London on 1 Jun and SARC in Belfast on 8 Jun.

Ferla have released new single ‘Violence’. It is, says frontman Guiliano Ferla, “a song about being on a knife’s edge, fraught and taught, and high-strung”. The band’s new album, ‘Personal Hotspot’, is also out this week.

Ny Oh has released new single ‘Garden Of Eden’, taken from an EP of the same name, out on 11 Mar. “’Garden Of Eden’ began as a love song for my guitar and it bloomed into a track about the polarities that exist within our world”, she says.



Modest Mouse have announced that they will play shows in London, Glasgow and Manchester this July. “We’re very lucky to get to be here, on any trip”, says frontman Isaac Brock. “Whatever this is and whatever we all are, it’s kind of beautiful that we get to do it”. Tickets go on sale on Friday.

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