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One Liners: Jamal Edwards, Craig David, Serenade, more

By and | Published on Wednesday 18 May 2022

Jamal Edwards


Music NFT marketplace Serenade has announced a “significant new investment” as well as “plans to expand its global operations”, in particular by launching a dedicated office in the US. The new round of finance will provide AUS$6 million to fuel that expansion. A brand refresh is also planned, while upgrades to the marketplace itself will increase what is possible for artists and fans alike.



Craig David will release his new album, ‘22’, on 30 Sep. The title refers to the length of his career to date. So now you know.

100 Gecs have released the video for their latest single ‘Doritos & Fritos’.

Gwar have released new single ‘Berserker Mode’. “This is my origin story, about transforming into a drug-jacked unpredictable liability on the battlefield”, says frontman Berserker Blóthar. “But like me, it has a softer side, a tale of the struggle of becoming a sexy, multi-donged, vajazzled cow beast who is unafraid to proclaim my authentic self”.

Sinead O’Brien is back with another new single, ‘Multitudes’. Her debut album, ‘Time Bend And Break The Bower’, is out on 10 Jun.

Hatis Noit has released new single ‘Angelus Novus’. Her debut album, ‘Aura’, is out on 24 Jun.

Launder has shared new single ‘Become’, featuring Soko on vocals. Launder’s debut album, ‘Happening’, is out on 15 Jul.

MISZCZYK has announced that he will release his debut album, ‘Thyrsis Of Etna’, on 15 Jul. He’s also released new single, ‘In The Dark’, featuring Stereolab’s Laetitia Sadier.



Jamal Edwards is set to posthumously receive this year’s Music Industry Trusts Award. “Jamal Edwards changed the face of the music industry in his 31 years, his achievements could be on par with someone 60 years into the business”, says co-chair of the MITS Award committee, Toby Leighton-Pope. “His influence on the music scene as it is today should never be underestimated, just look at some of the UK’s biggest artists, tours and hits today, and Jamal will have played a part in some way. That’s why he is so deserving of this year’s MITS Award”. The award will be presented to Edwards’ family on 7 Nov at Grosvenor House in London.

Pan-European indie music industry group IMPALA has launched a new award scheme called the Changemaker Award to put the spotlight on projects that promote change in the independent sector and inspire others to take action. The first recipient is Power Up, the UK-based initiative founded by the PRS Foundation and Ben Wynter which supports black music creators and industry professionals and executives, as well as addressing anti-black racism and racial disparities in the music sector.

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