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One Liners: Kanye West, Lil Nas X, Brittany Howard & Childish Gambino, more

By and | Published on Wednesday 21 July 2021

Kanye West


Spanish rights management organisation Unison has announced a partnership with SADIA, the song rights collecting society in Angola, which will see the former rep the latter’s works in the digital domain across Europe. Earlier this month Unison announced another deal with Brazilian music rights agency Smart Rights. Under that deal, Unison will rep Smart Rights clients in Europe, and Smart Rights will provide services to Unison clients in Brazil.



Kanye West has confirmed that his new album ‘Donda’ will be released this Friday, in a video posted to Instagram. It also previews a clip of new track ‘No Child Left Behind’. For those that can’t make it to Atlanta’s Mercedes-Benz Stadium for tomorrow’s listening event, it will also be livestreaming on Apple Music.

Lil Nas X has released a “prelude” video for his new Kanye West-produced single ‘Industry Baby’, which sees him going to court over his involvement with those Satan Shoes.

Brittany Howard has released a new version of her song ‘Stay High’, featuring Childish Gambino. The track is taken from new album ‘Jaime Reimagined’, which also includes collaborations with Michael Kiwanuka, Bon Iver and more, and which is out on Friday.

Ólafur Arnalds has released new single ‘Saudade’, taken from new Vincent Moon-directed short film ‘When We Are Born’. Arnalds will play the Hammersmith Apollo in London 24 Sep.

Low have released new single ‘Disappearing’. Their new album, ‘Hey What’, is out on 10 Sep. They’ve also announced UK and Ireland tour dates in April next year.

Nite Jewel has released new single ‘Before I Go’. Her new album, ‘No Sun’, is out on 27 Aug.

Connie Constance has released ‘Prim & Propa’, the title track of her forthcoming new EP. She’s also set to play UK tour dates in September.

Attawalpa has released the Lena Dunham-directed video for his new single, ‘Tucked In Tight’. His new EP ‘Patterns’ is out now.

Mono have announced that they will release their eleventh album, ‘Pilgrimage Of The Soul’, on 17 Sep. Here’s first single ‘Riptide’.

Fulu Miziki has released new single ‘OK Sete Bien’. His new EP, ‘Ngbaka’, will be out through Moshi Moshi on 12 Nov.

Joon has released the video for her single ‘Whisper’. Her debut album, ‘Dream Again’, is out now.



Nick Cave and Warren Ellis will tour as a duo in September and October, including two shows at the Royal Albert Hall in London on 6-7 Oct. The Bad Seeds duo released an album together, titled ‘Carnage’, earlier this year.

A show planned to take place at Glastonbury Festival site Worthy Farm in September has been cancelled. In a post on Instagram, organiser Emily Eavis said that they have “decided not to go ahead with the September gig idea for a number of reasons”. You will still be able to go and camp at the farm this summer though.



GRM Daily’s Rated Awards will return on 16 Sep with a virtual ceremony aired on YouTube. AJ Tracey and Headie One lead the nominations with four noms each, in the Male Artist, Track Of The Year, Video Of The Year and Album Of The Year categories. You can vote here now.

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