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One Liners: Marina Elderton, Warner Music, NME Awards, more

By and | Published on Wednesday 11 December 2019


Independent music publisher BDi Music has signed Marina Elderton – who composes for film, TV, theatre and brands – to a worldwide deal. Elderton also releases music as a solo artist under the name UV.



Warner Music has announced a new alliance with private equity outfit Providence Equity Partners. They will together launch Tempo Music Investments which will get itself busy in the fun task of buying up song and recording copyrights, such rights buying being very much in vogue of late. Warner will then handle the administration and distribution of any songs or recordings the new venture acquires. What could possibly go wrong?



The NME Awards will return in February, it has been confirmed. The music mag didn’t stage an awards event this year after becoming an online-only publication in 2018. But, with new owners since May, the dishing out of awards is seemingly back on the agenda. It all takes place at the Brixton Academy on 12 Feb. Fun times!



Kaytranda has announced that he will release new album ‘Bubba’ next flippin week. The album includes guest appearances from artists including Pharrell Williams, Mick Jenkins, Tinashe, Estelle, Charlotte Day Wilson and – on new single ‘10%’ – Kali Uchis.

Brian Eno has released a new track damning the Conservative government as the UK prepares to vote in a General Election tomorrow. ‘Everything’s On The Up With The Tories’ criticises the party for “selling off the NHS to cowboys” and setting us up for “a few more years of Brexit purgatory”, among other things.

Lizzo has released the video for ‘Good As Hell’, from her ‘Cuz I Love You’ album.

Stone Sour have released a live video for ‘Whiplash Pants’. The band will release a live album, ‘Hello, You Bastards: Live In Reno’, on 13 Dec.

Not3s has released new single ‘Princ3’.

The Big Moon have released a cover of Mykola Leontovych’s festive song ‘Carol Of The Bell’. Their new album, ‘Walking Like We Do’, will be out on 10 Jan.

Yorkston/Thorne/Khan have shared new song ‘The Shearing’s Not For You’. Their third album together, ‘Navarasa: Nine Emotions’, is out on 24 Jan. They’ll also be touring the UK in March.



Thundercat has announced that he will play shows in London and Manchester next April. Tickets go on sale on Friday.

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