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By | Published on Friday 10 June 2022

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Warner Chappell and comedian Kevin Hart’s media company Hartbeat have signed a deal that will see the former administer the latter’s music publishing rights. “Hartbeat is THRILLED to partner with leading global publisher Warner Chappell Music to develop and build out a first-of-its-kind Hartbeat music library”, says the media firm’s President Jeff Clanagan. “This partnership marks a pivotal moment for Hartbeat as the company looks to build out its own music publishing arm as a part of our larger brand IP”.

Photo Finish Records has signed singer-songwriter Billy Lockett to a new record deal, ahead of the release of his debut album. “I’m so proud to have signed a new record deal with a team of people who genuinely understand me and my music”, says Lockett. “I remember when we first met on Zoom. We were chatting about the new album and through the whole conversation my gut was screaming ‘SIGN WITH PHOTO FINISH! THEY’RE THE ONES!’ So it became one of the easiest decisions I’ve ever made”.

Warner Chappell has signed a global publishing deal with Spanish singer Quevedo. “Signing with the Warner Chappell team is massive because I know they’ll be able to help take my work to the global stage”, he says. “I can’t wait to get working alongside the best songwriters in the world and make big waves across the Spanish and Latin America scene”.



The UK wing of booking agency Wasserman Music has promoted Laura BrownCecilia ChanSuzie MelkiLucy Putman and Holly Rowland up to the role of agent. “We are THRILLED to announce the promotions of Laura, Suzie, Cecilia, Holly and Lucy”, says the company’s James Whitting. “They have all been with us for a number of years and worked across the likes of Slowthai, Easy Life, Kaytranada, Louis Tomlinson and Billie Eilish, and we couldn’t be happier for them for this next stage in their careers”.

Pulse Music Group has promoted Ashley Calhoun to President. “I want to thank [co-CEOs Scott Cutler and Josh Abraham] for giving me the opportunity to lead the Pulse A&R team in the years ahead. It’s an incredible honour to work with the best of the best”.



Kid Cudi has released new single ‘Do What I Want’. The track is taken from the rapper’s upcoming Netflix project ‘Entergalactic’.

Kelly Clarkson has released new covers EP ‘Kellyoke’. Here’s her version of Whitney Houston’s ‘Queen Of The Night’.

Pixies will release new album ‘Doggerel’ on 30 Sep. “This time around we have grown”, says guitarist Joey Santiago of the album. “We no longer have under two-minute songs. We have little breaks, more conventional arrangements but still our twists in there”. Here’s first single ‘There’s A Moon On’.

Jimmy Eat World have released something loud. Actually, it’s not that loud, but it is called ‘Something Loud’. Here it is. The band have also announced a headline show at Brixton Academy in London on 8 Jul.

Five Finger Death Punch have released new single ‘Welcome to The Circus’. Their new album ‘Afterlife’ is out on 19 Aug.

Princess Nokia is back with new single ‘Diva’.

King Princess has released two new songs, ‘Too Bad’ and ‘Cursed’. Her second album, ‘Hold On Baby’, will be out on 29 Jul.

Inhaler have released new single ‘These Are The Days’.

Metric have released another new track, ‘What Feels Like Eternity’. Their new album, ‘Formentera’, is out on 8 Jul.

Jesca Hoop has released new single ‘Hatred Has A Mother’. Her new album, ‘Order Of Romance’, is out on 16 Sep.

Odesza have released new single ‘Wide Awake’ featuring Charlie Houston. “What we like about ‘Wide Awake’ is it feels like it encapsulates a lot of things we enjoy into one track”, say the duo. “Lots of percussive elements wrapped in emotive chords, with swirling distorted synths and leads, all centred around Charlie’s incredible vocal. It’s one of our favourites from the record and something we come back to a lot”. What record’s that? Well, Odesza’s new album, ‘The Last Goodbye’, which is out on 22 Jul.

Soccer Mommy has released new track ‘Newdemo’, taken from her new album ‘Sometimes, Forever’, which is out on 24 Jun.

Soulfly have released new single ‘Scouring The Vile’, featuring John Tardy of Obituary. The band’s new album, ‘Totem’, is out on 5 Aug.

Flohio is back with new single ‘Cuddy Buddy’. “Have you ever been at a point where you feel your energy being drained, because that was me”, she says. “I was at a stage where I felt my energy being drained and ‘Cuddy Buddy’ was me expressing how mentally tired I was. We captured the hook on the first day, but the verses I wanted it to be impactful so I kept coming back to it months after”.

On Man has released new single ‘Worse Than It Seems’, featuring Tailor. The track, he says, is “about getting to a certain point in a relationship and assessing everything in the hope that it’ll be OK, but sometimes it’s even worse than it seems. Which sounds kind of bleak but ultimately the song is about hope – that driving force that can drag you through the hardest of times”.

Flying Moon In Space have released new single ‘Traum Für Alle’. Their new album, ‘Zwei’, is out on 24 Jun.



Pip Millett has announced UK tour dates in October and November, including Shepherds Bush Empire in London on 8 Nov. Tickets are on sale now.

Cancer Bats will be in the UK for tour dates in September, including two London shows at The Dome and New Cross Inn.

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