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By | Published on Wednesday 23 March 2022



Reservoir has acquired the catalogue of film composer Henry Jackman, who has written scores for movies including ‘X-Men: First Class’, ‘Wreck-It Ralph’ and ‘Big Hero 6’. “Thanks to this unique and forward-looking collaboration with Reservoir, I am now able to focus exclusively on pursuing whichever projects I find most creatively inspiring”, he says. “For this, I am exceptionally grateful”.



DIY distributor CD Baby has announced a new Artist Engagement And Education team, led by Kevin Breuner, who takes on the role of SVP Artist Engagement And Education. “We want to be a resourceful guide through an increasingly fractured and complicated landscape”, says Breuner. “By investing in and uniting everything from our blogs, podcast, conference and community, we hope to empower musicians with practical know-how and, hopefully, inspire them to pursue their musical ambitions and achieve success on their terms”.



Apple-owned song identification platform Shazam has added concert discovery features to its app, allowing users to find shows near to their location or full dates for specific artists. “Shazam has a long history of innovation in music discovery and connecting artists and fans”, says Oliver Schusser, Apple’s VP Apple Music & Beats. “With the reemergence of live music, we’re excited to give Shazam users access to concerts and bring even more discoverability to artists”.



Lorde has released the video for ‘Secrets From A Girl (Who’s Seen It All)’, from last year’s ‘Solar Power’ album. “This song is me in communication with another version of me, trying to send along the wisdom I’ve started to gather along the way”, she says. “When we were plotting the video, Joel brought up some old film/TV tropes about groupings of women. It inspired me to identify three distinct parts of myself [who appear in the video], and imagine what would happen if these parts were able to meet”.

Denzel Curry and T-Pain have paired up for new single ‘Troubles’. The track is taken from Curry’s new album, ‘Melt My Eyez See Your Future’, which is out this week.

Central Cee has released the video for ‘Ungrateful’, from his mixtape ‘23’.

Banks has released new single ‘I Still Love You’. “I’ve held this song tight for over six years”, she says. “It felt like a secret I wanted to keep just for myself. But I finally feel not only ready but so excited to share this with the world. It’s about loving someone you don’t talk to anymore. Missing the little things about them”. Her new album, ‘Serpentina’, is out on 8 Apr.

Joan As Police Woman has released new single ‘Get My Bearings’, featuring Damon Albarn. The track is taken from her collaborative album with Dave Okumu and the late Tony Allen, ‘The Solution Is Restless’. “‘Get My Bearings’, a duet with Damon Albarn, was written shortly after Tony’s death”, she says. “It’s an evocation of the incredibly thin membrane between life and death. The idea of ‘mysticism’ is the only way to describe it. My intellect cannot place death. It’s what floats beyond where the music resides”.

Dubstar have released new single ‘I Can See You Outside’. Their new album, ‘Two’, is out on 6 May.

Little Dragon’s Fredrik Wallin, aka FredAtLast, has released the video for new single ‘One Day’. His new EP, ‘Banner Of A Lost Belief’, is out on 13 May.



Alec Benjamin has announced four UK and Ireland shows later this summer. He will play London’s Kentish Town Forum on 30 Jul, Ritz in Manchester on 31 Jul, Dublin Academy on 2 Aug and SWG3 in Glasgow on 5 Aug. His second album, ‘(Un)Commentary’, is out on 15 Apr.

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