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By | Published on Tuesday 22 November 2022



Iggy Azalea has sold her recording and song catalogues to Domain Capital for an eight figure sum, according to Billboard. She will reportedly retain full ownership of her future work, continuing to collaborate with Sony Music Publishing on the songs side via an administration deal.

Superstruct Entertainment has acquired a majority stake in the Y Not Festival.



If you’re in the UK, Ireland, Australia or New Zealand and like your streaming service massively bloated with stuff you didn’t ask for, then good news! Audiobooks have now gone live on Spotify – having first appeared in the US back in September. Audiobooks are not included in your subscription and have to be bought individually. Also, they seem to cost three times as much as they’re on sale for elsewhere. Why not celebrate by paying 30 quid to listen to Matthew Perry’s autobiography?



Ferdy Unger-Hamilton has reportedly left Sony Music’s Columbia Records UK, where he has been President for the last six years. It has not yet been announced what his next role will be.

Vinyl manufacturer elasticStage has announced the hiring of Raoul Chatterjee as its new Chief Operating Officer. He joins from SoundCloud. “The opportunity to be part of a revolution that will see elasticStage provide a complete vinyl D2C solution for music creators around the world was something I couldn’t turn down”, he says. “I started my career selling vinyl records in 1990 so there is a wonderful symmetry to my new role”.



BTS’s Jungkook has released new solo single ‘Dreamers’, which he premiered during the opening ceremony of the men’s football World Cup at the weekend.

Noah Cyrus and PJ Harding have released Christmas single ‘Snow In LA’. They say of the song: “’Snow In LA’ is a dark Christmas song for what feels like a pretty dark time. It’s reminiscent of traditional Christmas carols – with all their reverence and hope – but contrasted by images of catastrophic climate change and looming fascism that represent so many of our fears for the future”.

Ryuichi Sakamoto has announced that he will release new album ‘12’ on 17 Jan, featuring tracks written and recorded while receiving cancer treatment over the last year. “After I finally ‘came home’ to my new temporary housing after a big operation, I found myself reaching for the synthesiser”, he says. “I had no intention of composing something; I just wanted to be showered in sound. I’ll probably continue to keep this kind of ‘diary’”.

Blur’s Dave Rowntree has released new solo single ‘Tape Measure’. The song, he says, is about “anxiety – an unpleasant emotion of inner turmoil and dread”. His debut solo album, ‘Radio Songs’, is out on 23 Jan.

The Brian Jonestown Massacre have announced that they will release their 20th studio album, ‘The Future Is Your Past’, on 2 Feb. Here’s the title track. They will also be in the UK for tour dates in January and February.

Joan have released new single ‘Flowers’, and announced that they will release their debut album, ‘Superglue’, on 19 Apr. The album, the duo say, is about becoming fathers, explaining: “It’s totally wrecked our world and we both have been going through a lot of the same growth that comes alongside being a parent. This album as a whole is about the past and the present happening at the same time, it’s about dreams for the future and hoping for a better tomorrow but missing yesterday. It’s by far the best and most meaningful music we’ve ever made”.

Someone has released new single ‘Could You Go For Me?’ “The song is drenched in relief, longing and trepidation for how the fantasy will feel when it becomes real”, she says. “The vocals are ethereal and wide, inviting yet fragile: Here is my heart. Be gentle”. Her new album, ‘Owls’, is out on 3 Feb.



Burna Boy has announced that he will play the London Stadium on 3 Jun. “London Stadium is going to be my fairground”, he says. “I’ve been told that I couldn’t achieve anything because of where I came from, I hope this can show people that when you have a dream it doesn’t matter where you’ve come from, your dream can come true. This is going to be legendary, it’s history and I can’t wait for you all to be a part of that”. Tickets go on general sale on Friday.

Becky Hill will stream the final show of her Ibiza Rocks residency this Thursday for 48 hours only. “I’ve always wanted the opportunity to create and curate my own party, and Ibiza was always going to be the place to do it”, she says. “With my Ibiza Rocks residency, it was super important to be as inclusive, diverse and fun as possible”. Buy tickets here.

Bad Boy Chiller Crew have announced UK tour dates in May next year, including a show at London’s Shepherds Bush Empire on 17 May. Tickets go on general sale on 24 Nov.

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