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One Liners: Kenny Chesney, Tiagz, PPL, more

By | Published on Wednesday 20 May 2020

Kenny Chesney


Kenny Chesney has signed an exclusive global publishing agreement with Universal Music Publishing Group. Like Taylor Swift before him, he has jumped over from Sony/ATV, following Troy Tomlinson, who left the Sony publisher last year to become CEO of UMPG Nashville. Chesney says that reconnecting with Tomlinson “inspires” him. Tomlinson is “grateful” to be able to continue working with the country music star.

Sony/ATV has signed TikTok star Tiagz to a global co-publishing deal. “I’m hyped to join the Sony/ATV”, says the rapper. “I remember walking into Sony/ATV for the first time, and I felt like I was at my friend’s house – super awesome”. His friends must have weird houses.



UK record industry collecting society PPL has announced the promotion of Camilla Waite to the role of Deputy General Counsel. Her boss, General Counsel David Harmsworth, says that PPL looks to its legal and business affairs team to “facilitate commercial solutions whilst being legally robust and managing risk appropriately” and “Camilla has epitomised this approach during her time at PPL [and her] now becoming Deputy General Counsel is deserved recognition of this”.



Lianne La Havas has released new single ‘Can’t Fight’, co-written and produced by Mura Masa. “I first worked with him a few years ago, around the time of my second album coming out, and I just love his music”, she says. Her new album is out on 17 Jul.

Idles have released new single ‘Mr Motivator’, the first taken from their third album which will be released later this year. “We want to start this journey with a means to not only encapsulate the album’s sentiment, but to encourage our audience to dance like no one is watching and plough through these dark times with a two tonne machete of a song and the most beautiful community of scumbags ever assembled”, says frontman Joe Talbot. “Let’s go. All is love”.

Aluna has released the lyric video for her debut solo single ‘Body Pump’.

Park Hye Jin has announced that she will release new EP ‘How Can I’ through Ninja Tune on 26 Jun. It’ll feature tracks like this, ‘Like This’.

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