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By | Published on Tuesday 8 March 2022

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Tom March has been named President of Geffen Records, which was relaunched within Universal Music’s Interscope division in the US two years ago. The appointment sees March move over from the major’s UK business and its Polydor label. “Tom has a proven track record of breaking new artists and shares our commitment to artist development”, says Interscope Geffen A&M CEO John Janick. “He is the perfect executive to lead a Geffen team that has already done such an amazing job these last two years”.

Music NFT company Serenade has appointed YMU MD Ian Watt as Chair of its advisory board. It also has a load of new investors including Atlantic Records’ Damian Christian, Silva Screen Records’ Reynold D’Silva, Lunatic Entertainment’s Danny Rogers, Powderfinger’s Bernard Fanning, Paul Piticco and Jessica Ducrou of Splendour In The Grass/Secret Sounds, Unified Music’s Jaddan Comerford, Future Classic’s Nathan McLay, Warner Music’s Dan Rosen, Afterpay’s David Hancock and actor Hugh Jackman.

Talent agency UTA has hired London-based Gordon Egwu as A&R Consultant. “I’m really excited to get stuck into such a bespoke role and with my music background, having worn many a hat in the business, I hope to see things from a unique enough perspective and to find new opportunities”, he says.

Beyonce’s agent Joe Hadley is leaving CAA to take up a new role at Spotify as Global Head Of Artist And Audience Partnerships, Billboard has confirmed.



Florence And The Machine have released new single ‘Heaven Is Here’.

Nina Nesbitt has released the video for ‘When You Lose Someone’.

Kae Tempest has released new single ‘No Prizes’, featuring Lianna La Havas. “So grateful for [La Havas’s] voice in the world and on this record”, says Tempest. “A portrait of three people getting on with getting on. I just got to keep climbing”.

Midlake have released new song ‘Noble’. New album, ‘For The Sake Of Bethel Woods’, is out on 18 Mar.

Jenny Hval has released new single ‘Freedom’, from her new album ‘Classic Objects’, which is out this week. “I don’t know what freedom is”, she says. “This song doesn’t either. The lyrics are bombastic and silly, as if written by a political folk song generator. Nonetheless the song was needed on my record – I needed something short and sweet after a series of long, layered reflections”.

Horace Andy has released new single ‘Try Love’.

Ibibio Sound Machine are back with new single ‘17 18 19’.



Lady Gaga has announced that her long postponed Chromatica Ball show in London will now take place at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on 29 Jul. She’ll also now play a second show at the same venue on 30 Jul.

The Prodigy have announced their first tour since the death of vocalist Keith Flint in 2019, finishing with a three night run at London’s Brixton Academy from 21-23 Jul. “We can’t wait to get back on stage and play our tunes for people again” say the band. “This one’s for Flinty. Now, let’s fukin go!” Tickets go on general sale on Friday.

Phoebe Bridgers has added UK and Ireland dates to her touring schedule, including a show at Brixton Academy on 26 Jul. Tickets go on sale Friday.

Wet Leg have announced another round of UK tour dates in November, including a show at the Kentish Town Forum in London on 23 Nov. Tickets go on general sale on Friday.

Joan As Police Woman has announced a run of UK shows, including a performance at the Alexandra Palace Theatre in London on 15 Jun. She also has a sold out Union Chapel show coming up at the end of this month.

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