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One Liners: Jesy Nelson, Five Seconds Of Summer, Red Hot Chili Peppers, more

By and | Published on Friday 8 October 2021

Jesy Nelson


Five Seconds Of Summer have signed a new record deal with BMG. “We are both proud and excited to be sharing this next chapter with the team at BMG”, say the band. “Their ambition and drive to partner with us was clear from the very beginning and they very much supported our vision for the future. They encourage our independence as recording artists and we love how collaborative this relationship will be, which feels important for us in our tenth year as a band”.



Kobalt has promoted Jeannette Perez from Chief Experience Officer to the role of President and Chief Operating Officer. She will work in partnership with CEO Laurent Hubert in running the company day-to-day. Hubert is “THRILLED” about the development. Adds Kobalt founder and Chair Willard Ahdritz: “The music industry needs more leaders like Jeannette, and I am excited to have her work alongside Laurent and take on the post of President and COO, a role that will allow her to play an even more important part in our success”.

Universal Music-owned label services business Ingrooves has appointed Amsterdam-based Sarah Hildering Van Lith to the newly created position of Director Of Dance & Electronic. She will also increase the firm’s presence in the Benelux region. “Sarah brings with her deep relationships within dance and electronic music and will play an important role in advancing Ingrooves’ presence in the Netherlands, Belgium, and Luxembourg”, says MD of Ingrooves UK Nick Roden.

Warner Music Finland has appointed Ramona Forsström to the role of General Manager. “I’m honoured to take on this role in a company I love”, she says. “I’m so proud of the work we’ve done for our artists over the years, and I can’t wait to continue to champion our artists and employees in this new role”.



Jesy Nelson has finally released her first post-Little Mix single ‘Boyz’, now that Nick Minaj has got around to recording her part. Minaj also appears in the video, which I’d say you can watch here.

Justin Bieber teams up with Diane Keaton in the video for ‘Ghost’, from his latest album ‘Justice’. The actual Diane Keaton. “Am I dreaming?” she asked on Instagram. “What an honour it was to work with Justin Bieber and his incredible team”.

Nas has released new single ‘Big Nas’. The track was made during his new MasterClass series on “the essence of hip hop storytelling”.

Robert Plant and Alison Krauss are back together again on new single ‘High And Lonesome’. The song is taken from new album ‘Raise The Roof’ – the follow-up to 2007’s ‘Raising Sand’ – which will be out next month.

Bugzy Malone has released new single ‘War Mode’.

Soft Cell have released new single ‘Bruises On My Illusions’. The track is taken from the duo’s first album for 20 years, ‘Happiness Not Included’, which is out on 25 Feb 2022.

Cat Power will release a new album of covers, called ‘Covers’, on 14 Jan. From it, she’s just released her versions of ‘Bad Religion’ by Frank Ocean and ‘A Pair Of Brown Eyes’ by The Pogues.

Jenn Wasner’s been busy. She’s just released a new single with Wye Oak‘Half A Double Man’, as well as putting out another – ‘Through Me’ – in her solo guise, Flock Of Dimes.

Bonobo will release new album ‘Fragments’ on 14 Jan. From it, this is ‘Rosewood’.

Vaccines keyboard player T Truman is back with new single ‘Vanity Jones’.

Following five hour single ‘The Things They Did For Me Out OF Love’, Yeule has released a more manageable three minute track, ‘Don’t Be So Hard On Your Own Beauty’, and announced the release of new album ‘Glitch Princess’ on 3 Feb.



Those Red Hot Chili Peppers will play Manchester’s Old Trafford, London Stadium, Marlay Park in Dublin and Glasgow’s Bellahouston Park in June and July next year. Tickets go on sale next Friday.

Liam Gallagher has announced a second Knebworth Park show on 3 Jun 2022. Tickets are on sale now.

Meet Me @ The Altar have announced that they will be touring the UK in May and June next year. They’ve also released the video for ‘Now Or Never’ from their ‘Model Citizen’ EP.

Check out our weekly Spotify playlist of new music featured in the CMU Daily – updated every Friday.

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