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One Liners: John Legend, Asiatic Records, Headie One, more

By | Published on Friday 20 May 2022

John Legend


Asiatic Records, a Warner Music Asia label, has made its first move into the Mongolian market by signing Mrs M, a key player in the country’s hip hop scene. “Mongolia has always had a great hip hop scene”, she says. “It’s a small country, but I believe our music can connect with a much wider audience”.



Warner Music Canada has appointed Julia Hummel, previously with Amazon Music, to the new role of VP Digital Strategy & Business Development. “It’s an inspiring time in the industry and I’m enthusiastic about helping our artists tap into the wealth of opportunities that are emerging daily for them to tell their stories and connect with fans in new ways”, says she.



Sony Music is launching an outpost of its RCA Records label in China. “Continuing RCA Records’ heritage as a world-class label”, says the major, “RCA Records Greater China will help artists grow their fanbase within the region and capitalise on Sony Music’s extensive network of creative talent to explore international collaborations and releases for artists who are geared towards a global audience”. Fun times.



John Legend has released ‘Dope’, featuring JID. “I’m so THRILLED to be releasing new music”, he says. “The past year or so has been so exciting for me creatively. I have been writing and collaborating with some of the most talented people in music, and we have some great new material to share with the world. ‘Dope’ is one of my favourites”.

Headie One has released new track ‘22 Carats’, featuring Gazo.

Aitch has announced that his new album, ‘Closer To Home’, will be out on 19 Aug. Here’s new single ‘1989’, which features Shaun Ryder and samples The Stone Roses.

N-Dubz are back. And not a moment too soon. Eleven years we’ve had to wait. New single, ‘Charmer’, is out now. They’ll also be touring the UK in November, including a performance at the O2 Arena in London on 17 Nov.

Take That’s Mark Owen will release his fifth solo album, ‘Land Of Dreams’, on 23 Sep. He’s just released his first solo single for nine years, ‘You Only Want Me’. He’s also announced UK tour dates in October, finishing at the Shepherds Bush Empire in London on 20 Oct.

Lykke Li has released new single ‘5D’, the latest taste of her new album ‘Eyeye’.

Interpol have released new song ‘Fables’. Their new album, ‘The Other Side Of Make Believe’, is out on 15 Jul.

Soccer Mommy has released new single ‘Bones’.

Angel Olsen has released ‘Through The Fires’, the latest single from her upcoming album ‘Big Time’.

Alexisonfire have released ‘Sans Soleil’, the latest single from their new album, ‘Otherness’, which is out on 24 Jun.

Santigold has released new single ‘High Priestess’. “I want to make music that sounds like the past and the future all in one”, she says. “Music that makes you feel safe enough to jump in, but then takes us on a journey to where we needed to go but have never even heard of. I want my music to be the bridge”.

Upsahl’s new track, ‘Monica Lewinsky’, is out today.

Sudan Archives has released new track ‘Selfish Soul’.

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