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One Liners: Kate Bush, Deftones, Bastille, more

By | Published on Wednesday 23 September 2020

Kate Bush


Sony/ATV has signed Filmore to a worldwide publishing deal. “I’m beyond excited to be a part of the Sony/ATV family”, he says. “Telling my story through songwriting has helped build my career, and for Sony/ATV to put their support and belief in me is such an incredible honour. I can’t wait to see what we all do together!”



Kate Bush has been made a fellow of The Ivors Academy. “I feel really honoured to be given this fellowship by The Ivors Academy”, she says. “It means so very much to me. Thank you to all my family and friends and to everyone who has been there for me over the years. I’ll treasure this statue of Euterpe always and ask her to sit on my shoulder while I work”.

The Featured Artists Coalition has announced nineteen new Artist Ambassadors: Bob Geldof, Aluna, Ghostpoet, Kelli-Leigh, Ayah Marar, Graeme Park, Roni Size, Jack Savoretti, Shaun Ryder, Dream Wife, Dave Okumu, Roger Sanchez, Maxi Jazz, Hannah Peel, Porridge Radio, The Lady Blacktronika and Mystery Jets’ Blaine Harrison. “I’m honoured that these artists are standing up and lending their voice to the FAC, as we work to represent the rights and interests of the artist community”, says FAC boss David Martin.

Nick Osborne has been promoted to SVP Digital Strategy & Business Development for Universal’s Capitol Music Group in the US. “Nick brings such an innovative approach to the digital space, and his initiatives have proven to be of great benefit to our artists, our company and the industry at large”, says COO Michelle Jubelirer.



Deftones are auctioning off the 12,995 dots that make up the artwork for their new album ‘Ohms’. It’s like the Million Dollar Homepage all over again! Except for charity. Details here.

Amanda Palmer has announced that she will launch new podcast ‘The Art Of Asking Everything’ on 29 Sep. Adopting the premise of 98% of podcasts, it’ll see her interviewing people she knows, including Tim Minchin, Laura Jane Grace, Lenny Henry, Nadya Tolokonnikova and KT Tunstall.



Bastille have released new track ‘Survivin’. “There’d been times when I felt like I’d been in a washing machine and on a conveyor belt at the same time”, says frontman Dan Smith. “But when people asked me how I was doing, the answer was always the British cliché: ‘Yep, all good, fine’. At the start of lockdown I felt very self-conscious about having written a song that felt relevant when it wasn’t intended to be, but then I also think 2020 is the year we all stopped pretending everything’s fine”.

Tune-Yards have released new track ‘Nowhere, Man’. “We hope the music brings energy and a strong wind of encouragement to those who are shouting and singing loudly for justice right now”, says the duo’s Merrill Garbus.

Will Joseph Cook has surprise released the first half of his new album, ‘Something To Feel Good About’. “Two halves! Why the heck not?” he says. “Thematically the first half is an open-air, joyous slew of outward optimism. To me, it felt like this summer of love, all very present songs that get swept up in the moment”.

William Basinski has released new track ‘Tear Vial’, from his upcoming album ‘Lamentations’.

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