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By | Published on Wednesday 3 May 2023

Nicki Minaj & Kim Petras


Universal Music Publishing has signed Yahritza of sibling trio Yahritza Y Su Esencia to a worldwide publishing deal. “I feel very honoured and grateful to form part of the UMPG family”, she says. “Hoping to continue touching hearts with our music. It is a blessing to be able to inspire others, never forget to always aim for progress, not perfection”.



Sony Music’s artist services company AWAL in the UK has promoted Matt Riley to the role of Managing Director. Victoria Needs and Sam Potts have both been upped to Senior Vice President. “Matt, Victoria and Sam have all proven themselves as market leaders in their respective fields and have highly complementary skills”, says President Paul Hitchman. “The combination will be an unstoppable force as we look to take the AWAL business to the next level in the UK”.

UK record industry collecting society PPL has appointed Suzi Ibbotson as its new Director Of Communications. She joins from Unilever. “The combination of Suzi’s strong commercial acumen, global communications experience and fresh perspective on the music industry will add significant strength to PPL’s executive management team”, says CEO Peter Leathem.



Kim Petras has released the video for her Nicki Minaj collaboration ‘Alone’.

Alison Goldfrapp has released the title track of her new solo album ‘Love Invention’, which is out next week. “I was inspired by the idea of a machine or pill that gives you a feeling of complete euphoria”, she says of the track. “It’s also inspired by the quick-fix self-improvement culture you particularly find on social media that I find slightly humorous. I’m slightly cynical of it but fascinated by it as well”.

The Knife’s Olof Dreijer has teamed up with Mt Sims for new track ‘Hybrid Fruit’. They will release an EP titled ‘Souvenir’ on 9 Jun.

SBTRKT has released new track ‘No Intention’, featuring Leilah. His new album ‘The Rat Road’ is out this week.

Amnesia Scanner and Freeka Tet will release an album together titled ‘Strobe.RIP’ on 16 Jun. From it, this is ‘Ride’.

Mong Tong will release their new album ‘Tao Fire’ on 30 Jun. Out now is first single ‘Forest Show’.



King Krule has announced UK and Ireland tour dates in October, finishing up at the Hammersmith Apollo in London on 9 Oct. Tickets go on general sale on Friday. His new album ‘Space Heavy’ is out on 9 Jun.

Breland has announced UK tour dates in September, including a show at London’s Electric Ballroom on 9 Sep. Out now is new Shania Twain collaboration ‘Inhale/Exhale Air’.

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