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One Liners: Marshmello, Dice, Ava Max, more

By | Published on Friday 29 April 2022



Music rights administrator Muserk has extended its deal with SDRM – the mechanical rights branch of French collecting society SACEM. It already worked with the society on administrating its mechanical royalties from YouTube in the US, and will now do the same for other digital services in the market. “In this ever-growing digital landscape, it is harder than ever to track and match all works and usage”, says Muserk CEO Paul Goldman. “It has never been more important that we work together for the good of all creators and rights holders, and SACEM is at the forefront of that effort”.



Ticketing firm Dice has hired Falko Mortiboys as VP Fan Experience, Ali McCloud as VP Partner Relations, Antony Jackson as Head Of Expansion, Europe, and Leon Sherman as Head Of Artist Partnerships, UK & Europe. “I’m very grateful to be working with such talented people at Dice and we spend a lot of time making sure we hire the right people”, says CEO Phil Hutcheon. “Ali, Antony, Falko and Leon are great leaders who I’m confident will play an integral role in supercharging the growth of our platform”.



Marshmello and Tokischa have released a new track together, ‘Estilazo’. “Working with Tokischa was amazing”, says Marshmello. “I flew to the Dominican Republic, and we did the song right there. Toki is obviously amazing and talented so working with her was a lot of fun and I’m really happy with how the song turned out”.

Ava Max has released new track ‘Maybe You’re The Problem’, the first single from her forthcoming second album. “Everyone always says ‘it’s not you, it’s me’ but sometimes the problem really isn’t me, it’s you”, she says. “’Maybe You’re The Problem’ was so much fun to create – this new music I’ve been working on is the most personal music I have ever made”.

Steve Aoki and HRVY have teamed up for new track ‘Save Me’. “I’ve always been a huge fan of Steve’s”, says HRVY. “So after I wrote the song last year and heard he wanted it to be a single it was an immediate yes”.

The Black Keys have released new single ‘It Ain’t Over’, from their upcoming new album ‘Dropout Boogie’. The album is out on 13 May.

IDK has released new single ‘Dog Food’, featuring Denzel Curry and produced by Kaytranada.

Metric have announced their return with new single ‘All Comes Crashing’. It is, says frontwoman Emily Haines, “a love song that goes beyond romantic love, it’s an expression of solidarity with whoever it is you would want to have beside you in the event of catastrophe. It might be your best friend, it might be your blood brother or your dog. The song is dedicated to those you consider your family, whatever that looks like for you”. The band’s eighth album, ‘Formentera’, is out on 8 Jul.

Iggy Pop and Lamb Of God’s Randy Blythe feature on new ONI single ‘Secrets’. The track is taken from the band’s second album, ‘Loathing Light’, which is out on 17 Jun.

Belief – aka Stella Mozgawa and Boom Bip – have announced that they will release their debut album, ‘Belief’, on 15 Jul. They’ve also released new single ‘Jung’.

James BKS has released new single ‘Pana Nija’, featuring Gracy Hopkins. “The song is about the physical and spiritual fights we have to put [up with] every day and the conflicts between our roots and the current state of the system”, he says. “The window of opportunity is pretty tiny, and our souls and brains are huge. Anybody having bigger dreams than the usual can relate to this”.

Kóboykex – who include Sigmund Zachariassen and Joe And The Shit Boys – have released their debut single ‘Midnight Gale’.

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

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