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One Liners: Maisie Peters, Demi Lovato, Clairo, more

By | Published on Wednesday 16 June 2021

Maisie Peters & Ed Sheeran


Ed Sheeran has signed singer-songwriter Maisie Peters to his Gingerbread Man Records label. “Signing to Gingerbread is a dream come true”, she says. “I grew up inspired and in awe of Ed, like many other thirteen year olds who heard ‘Lego House’ for the first time, so, it’s kind of amazing and hard to believe that I get to be the 21 year old who is able to call him and the whole Gingerbread team now friends, family and mentors for life”. Her debut album, ‘You Signed Up For This’, is out on 21 Aug. New single, ‘Psycho’, co-written with Sheeran, is out on 2 Jul.

Talent agency UTA has signed Demi Lovato for worldwide representation in all areas.

Universal Music Publishing has signed Clairo to a global publishing deal. “I remember the first time I heard Carole King’s ‘Tapestry’. I also remember the first time I heard Carly Simon’s ‘No Secrets’ and Joni Mitchell’s ‘Blue'”, says CEO Jody Gerson. “I get the same feeling today when I listen to Clairo’s music. I am so personally proud to represent her and to give her all the support she needs from our global UMPG family”. Clairo’s new album, ‘Sling’, is out on 16 Jul.

US-based Lakeside Management Group has signed a new deal to provide marketing, promotion and branding services to Germany-based YouTube channel turned record label CloudKid. “We are THRILLED to be partnering with the CloudKid family”, says Lakeside founder Dan Pearson. “What they have managed to do with their brand on the digital platforms is impressive and incredibly valuable in breaking artists. We look forward to representing the label here in the States and connecting on opportunities that will help further cross their talented roster to the mainstream”.



Warner Music’s services division WEA has hired former NBA and Spotify exec Danielle Lee to fill the newly created role of President of Warner Music Artist And Fan Experiences. “Danielle is a fan and marketing guru who brings deep expertise and knowledge to this role from both inside and outside the music industry”, says the division’s President Maria Weaver. “She’ll be a key change agent, helping us build upon WEA’s already impressive track record of success in traditional artist services, while also turbo-charging our global fan engagement strategy by finding new and inventive ways to bring fans closer to their favourite artists”.

Sherry Tan has been appointed as MD of Warner Music China. “Warner Music has an amazing reputation in the entertainment industry for developing artists and focusing on building their long-term careers”, she says. “It’s also been a pioneer in helping build the digital music market here in China, investing in A&R and striking deals that have enabled fans to access music more easily than ever before”.

That new Manchester arena Co-op Live – set to open in 2023 – has appointed the team that will sell its premium hospitality offering. Because who doesn’t like a bit of premium hospitality? Led by Head Of Premium Sales Becci Thomson, it will be completed by Senior Sales Manager Paula Jupp, and Sales Managers Maxine PriceEdward Coulson and Mark Bennett.



Fan-to-fan ticket resale platform TicketSwap has raised $10 million in funding from Amsterdam-based venture builder Million Monkeys. “Instead of having to take a step back due to COVID, we can now accelerate our growth”, says TicketSwap CEO Hans Ober. “We are expanding to new markets and improving the quality of our service. Million Monkeys has a lot of experience in building marketplaces like ours”.



Mykki Blanco has released new single ‘It’s Not My Choice’, featuring Blood Orange. Blanco’s new album, ‘Broken Hearts And Beauty Sleep’, is out on Friday.

Deftones’ Chino Moreno features on new track from Health and Tyler Bates‘Anti-Life’, taken from the upcoming soundtrack to DC Comics’ ‘Dark Nights: Death Metal’.

The Go! Team have released new single ‘A Bee Without Its Sting’. New album, ‘The Get Up Sequences Part One’, is out on 2 Jul.

Aldous Harding has released new single ‘Old Peel’.

Liars have released new single ‘Big Appetite’. New album, ‘Apple Drop’, is out on 6 Aug.

Yves Tumor has released new single ‘Jackie’.

La Luz have released their first new single since 2018, ‘In The Country’. “I moved to the country a few years ago after living in cities for most of my life”, says frontwoman Shana Cleveland. “Being out in the middle of nowhere makes it easy to imagine how it would be possible to leave society all together”.

The Body and Big Brave have announced that they will release a collaborative album, ‘Leaving None But Small Birds’, on 2 Sep. Listen to the single ‘Oh Sinner’ now.

Check out our weekly Spotify playlist of new music featured in the CMU Daily – updated every Friday.

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