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One Liners: Loyle Carner, Sleaford Mods, Rough Trade Publishing, more

By | Published on Tuesday 7 March 2023


Sentric Music has agreed a deal to administer Rough Trade Publishing’s catalogue worldwide. “We are immensely proud of the roster of artists and writers that we’ve built at RTP”, says the company’s Head Of A&R AJ Tobey. “Bringing Sentric’s expertise in administration into the fold only makes us even more confident that we are offering our roster incredible service, across all aspects of publishing”.

Ultra International Music Publishing and producer Diamond Pistols have announced a new joint venture that will see them launch new publishing company Hidden Gem. Its first signing is artist and songwriter Jutes. “I’ve been a fan of Jutes for years, and knew he was going to win the moment we got in the studio together for the first time”, says Diamond Pistols. “I’m proud to now call him a friend and partner and couldn’t ask for anyone better to start this next adventure with. Big shout out to my fam at Ultra Publishing for being the glue that helped make it all happen”.

BDi Music has signed producer Lemonade Shoelace to a worldwide publishing deal. His debut EP ‘Do Whatever Makes You Happy’ is set for release on 28 Apr. “I am absolutely THRILLED to announce my publishing deal with BDi Music”, he says. “To be part of a family run business is amazing for me, and I am in the hands of people that have a genuine appreciation for my music, which is very rewarding for me as an independent artist”.



Dance music label and management company Material Music has announced three new appointments. Abi Bunce joins as Marketing Manager, Anna Murawski joins to head up Audience & Retail, and Charlotte De Vega has been promoted to Label Manager.



Sleaford Mods have released new single ‘So Trendy’, featuring Jane’s Addiction frontman Perry Farrell. “Perry got in touch and said he wanted to work with us”, says Jason Williamson. “He’s a really cool guy and his back catalogue clearly speaks for itself, so we jumped at it, and ‘So Trendy’ grew from there”.

Jenny Lewis has released the video for her song ‘Puppy And A Truck’, which features a little cameo from that Harry Styles. The video also features footage from Lewis’s run of dates supporting Styles in the US in 2020.

SBTRKT will release new album ‘The Rat Road’ on 5 May. New single ‘Waiting’, featuring Teezo Touchdown, is out now. “This album has been my most sonically ambitious record to create – following my own musical path – which isn’t based on others’ perceptions of what SBTRKT should be”, says the producer.

Felicita has released new single ‘Riff Raff’, featuring OhEm.



Loyle Carner will livestream the final show of his latest tour from Wembley Arena on 16 Mar. Tickets are on sale here.

Funeral For A Friend will mark the 20th anniversary of their debut album ‘Casually Dressed And Deep In Conversation’ with UK tour dates in October. The run will finish with a show at the Roundhouse in London on 15 Oct. Tickets go on sale on 10 Mar.

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