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One Liners: Loud And Quiet, Devin Townsend, Mercury Prize, more

By | Published on Wednesday 29 April 2020

Loud And Quiet


Loud And Quiet has released further details about its previously announced subscriptions plan. And the music magazine has made clear that, if there is not enough take up for the £50 a year subscription package, it will close. Read the full statement here.

Devin Townsend has announced that his livestreamed show last weekend raised £65,000 for the NHS. You can watch the show here and buy tickets for upcoming performances in aid of other healthcare workers here.

Collecting society PRS For Music has announced that it has now raised more than £2 million for its Emergency Relief Fund, set up to support members during the COVID-19 pandemic. So far it has paid out over £1 million to around 3000 artists. “Our members are under threat as many parts of the music scene grind to a halt”, says CEO Andrea C Martin. “They need to eat, support their families and pay rent – without industry support the future is challenging during this terrible time. Together we can get through this”.



Warner Music has hired Chris Gobalakrishna as its new SVP Finance & Operations in Asia. He has previously worked for both BMG and Sony Music, and was most recently CFO at travel company WorldVentures. “I’m delighted to get back into the music industry and join the most exciting music company in Asia”, he says, apparently confused about what company he’s now working for. Only joking Team Warner! I’m sure the excitement is constant and gleeful.

Indie label digital rights agency Merlin has promoted Chief Commercial Officer Charlie Lexton to Chief Operating Officer. Lexton has worked at Merlin since it was originally founded. “His promotion to COO ensures he remains central to our future”, says CEO Jeremy Sirota.



Mykki Blanco has released new single ‘You Will Find It’. The track features Devendra Banhart and was produced by FaltyDL. So that’s quite a team.

Yungblud has released the video for new single ‘Weird!’ “Right now, everybody is trapped within four walls trying to figure out what the fuck is going on”, he says. “Currently, I’m trapped in LA with my best friends. We made this for $100 and this might be my favourite video we’ve ever made. I think you can see the happiness from it coming out of the screen”.

Hinds have released new single ‘Just Like Kids (Miau)’. The song “is a cocktail of all the comments and ‘advice’ we’ve had to listen to during all the years in the band”, they say. “From random strangers, ‘friends’, and industry. Oh wait… the guy sitting next to you in the bus probably has an opinion too! If you wondered how does it feel to be a girl in a band, here you go”.

Protomartyr have released new single ‘Worm In Heaven’. So that’s the good news. The bad news is that they’ve postponed the release of their new album to 17 Jul. Although in July that’ll seem like good news, so it’s all fine.

The Soft Pink Truth has released the video for recent single ‘We’. His new album, ‘Shall We Go On Sinning So That Grace May Increase?’, is out on 1 May.

Kate NV has released new single ‘Marafon 15’. Her new album, ‘Room For The Moon’, is out on 12 Jun.

Ama has released the video for ‘Hour We On’ from recent EP ‘Pixelheart’.



We’ve kind of got used to things being cancelled recently, but here’s a thing in 2020 that’s still happening. The Mercury Prize has announced that it will unveil this year’s shortlist on 23 Jul. The overall winner then may or may not be announced at the Hammersmith Apollo on 10 Sep. Right now though, entries are still needed. For more info on submissions email

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