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By | Published on Thursday 27 May 2021



Warner Music CanadaWarner Music India and Coalition Music have partnered with Canadian producer Ikwinder Singh – aka Ikky – to launch new label 4N Records. “Throughout my career, I have felt as though I am an outsider because I wear a turban in a musical community where that is uncommon”, says Ikky. “It’s funny, in Canada I’m the producer with a turban, in the UK I’m the Indian guy, in India I’m the Canadian kid. There is always a little part of me that feels as though I am a constant foreigner. I kept on returning to this term in my head and when I told my partners that I wanted to call this company 4N, they immediately understood”.

AMLOR Music Publishing has signed Jack Savoretti to a new publishing deal – its first new signing since entering into a global sub-publishing partnership with Universal Music Publishing UK. “I am excited to be joining AMLOR/UMPG and begin this new chapter”, says Savoretti. “Though AMLOR’s company might be young, Blair [McDonald] and the team have an incredible track record and I look forward to building our futures and growing together”.

Transgressive Publishing and Warner Chappell have jointly signed The Joy to a worldwide publishing deal. “Their sheer musicality and immediately distinctive and uplifting vocal range combine to form the most intoxicating band we’ve heard in years”, says Transgressive’s Toby L. “We couldn’t be more honoured to welcome them to Transgressive Publishing alongside our partners at Warner Chappell”.

Warner Chappell has signed rapper 42 Dugg. “The whole Warner Chappell crew are connected to some of the best artists and producers in the game and I have a lot of respect for their work”, he says. “I look forward to collaborating with their team and taking my music to the next level”.

Bucks Music Group has signed Gold Spectacles to a worldwide publishing deal. “We are so very excited to have signed our first publishing deal with Bucks and to find ourselves aligned with a publisher rich with global expertise, vision and a talented roster of artists and songwriters”, say the duo. “The team at Bucks have been so welcoming and we can’t wait to get started”.

Sony Music Publishing has extended its deal with country songwriter Jon Nite. “I’m so thankful to be a part of the Sony Music Publishing family”, he says. “I’ve been lucky enough to have these friends for the last decade help me take these songs and turn them into a living, breathing American dream”.

Reservoir has extended its global publishing deal with songwriter and producer Jamie Hartman. “The team at Reservoir is a huge part of my career and part of my music family”, he says. “It feels like we’ve grown up together and continuing to work with them is just natural to me. The longer I am in the business of music, the more I realise that sharing successes and the highs and lows of the creative process with people you genuinely have a relationship with and care about, means everything”.



Music and entertainment marketing agency WMA has hired Deanne Baker as Account Director in its Partnerships team. “I’m super THRILLED to have joined the WMA team, taking the lead on some really exciting partnerships projects”, she says. “I look forward to developing the client relationships further, striving for growth, and in-turn working collaboratively to elevate the division through continued first class account management”.



Cheat Codes have released the video for ‘Lean On Me’, featuring Tinashe. Their album ‘Hellraisers Part 1’ is out now.

Sleater-Kinney have released new single ‘High In The Grass’. Their new album, ‘Path Of Wellness’, is out on 11 Jun.

Greta Svabo Bech has released new single ‘Poison’. “I wanted to write something visceral, from the inner depths of my body”, she says. “It felt instinctive – like an exercise in letting go. It is vulnerable as much as it is powerful, and hopeless as much as it is hopeful. There is a beauty in the breakdown. And there is a thin line between poison and medicine: too much of anything can be poisonous. Ironically, writing ‘Poison’ felt like medicine”.

Chelsea Wolfe has released new track ‘Diana’, taken from the soundtrack of DC Comics series ‘Dark Nights: Death Metal’.

Feral has released the video for new single ‘God’s Country’. HIs debut album, ‘The End’, is out on 4 Jun.

Audrey Mika has released new single ‘Alive’. “This song is a huge reminder to me to be thankful that I am even here and alive in this world and appreciating the ups and downs of life”, she says. “It’s a reminder and affirmation that it’s okay to not always be okay and to surround yourself with people that look out for you”.

Cold Cave have released new single ‘Psalm 23’. Their new EP ‘Fate In Seven Lessons’ is out on 11 Jun.

Half Waif has released new single ‘Sodium & Cigarettes’. “The chorus, ‘OK, give it another day’, is something I say to myself when I’ve had a really awful day and everything feels like a wash”, she says. “It’s a deep breath and a stab at courage – I can face tomorrow, and who knows what possibilities for joy and growth that will bring”.

Soccer96 have announced that they will release new album ‘Dopamine’ on 10 Sep. “The record is inspired by the idea of humanity’s ever-increasing entanglement with technology and artificial intelligence, balancing fears and moral concerns with the possibilities of evolution’s next phase”, they say. The title track, featuring Nuha Ruby Ra, is out now.

Oh Baby have released new single ‘I Need Somebody To Love Tonight’. They explain that it’s “a cover of an obscure track by Patrick Cowley, who was a composer and electronic musician/producer in 70s San Francisco and whose music formed part of the New York underground post-disco scene of the early 80s. When we discovered his early instrumentals and demos had been re-released we devoured all that homemade analogue charm. Finding out that the original track was part of music commissioned for gay porn films gave the sound even more beautiful late-night sleaze”.



Greentea Peng has announced UK tour dates in March and April next year, including a show at the Alexandra Palace Theatre on 31 Mar. Tickets go on general sale tomorrow.

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