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One Liners: King Princess, LiveStyle, Kobalt, more

By | Published on Tuesday 10 September 2019


Sony/ATV has signed King Princess – real name Mikaela Straus – to a worldwide publishing deal. “Mikaela is one of the most authentic and creative artists I’ve seen debut in the last decade”, says the company’s SVP A&R Jennifer Knoepfle. “She has an uncanny ability to convey her message and purpose through her wildly imaginative songwriting”.



Randy Phillips has stepped down as CEO of LiveStyle – the company that grew out of the SFX Entertainment bankruptcy in 2016. “I was given my mission and I fulfilled my mission”, he tells Billboard.



Kobalt has hired Johan Land as its new Chief Product Officer. Previously he has held roles at YouTube, Google Books and self-driving technology company Waymo (previously a division of Google – basically he’s a Google guy). He replaces Simon Dennett, who moves to a non-exec board seat at Kobalt’s collecting society AMRA.



James Blunt has released the video for new single ‘Cold’. “Once upon a time, I threw myself off a big cliff”, he says, referencing the end of the video for his 2005 single, ‘You’re Beautiful’. “Fourteen years later and here’s the next chapter”.

Ray BLK has released the video for recent single ‘In My Bed’.

Ronnie Wood has announced that he will release new album, ‘Mad Lad: A Live Tribute To Chuck Berry’, on 15 Nov. Recorded at Wimborne’s Tivoli Theatre last year, it feature songs by and written in tribute to Chuck Berry. Wood will be performing live next at London’s Shepherds Bush Empire on 21 Nov.



Bat For Lashes has announced that she will play tour dates in Birmingham, Edinburgh, Manchester, London and Brighton in November.

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