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By | Published on Thursday 21 April 2022

Mike Shinoda


Warner Music has hired Linkin Park’s Mike Shinoda as Community Innovation Advisor. More for his work in music tech than as a member of Linkin Park. “There’s no one-size-fits-all approach when it comes to Web3; every artist and community is unique”, says Shinoda. “Warner has made some strong first steps in this space, and I look forward to playing a role in further exploration – supporting artists in creating new opportunities, and connecting with fans in unimaginable new ways”.

Universal Production Music has appointed June Carter as its new President. “Universal Production Music is a successful company with original and creative thinking at its heart”, she says. “I’m looking forward to working with our global teams to propel the business into its next phase“.



Radiohead offshoot The Smile have announced that they will release their debut album, ‘A Light For Attracting Attention’, on 13 May. Here’s new single ‘Free In The Knowledge’.

Lykke Li has released new single ‘Highway To Your Heart’, from her upcoming new album ‘Eyeye’, which is out on 20 May.

Editors have released new single ‘Heart Attack’ – their first new music since 2019 and their first track with Benjamin John Power, aka Blanck Mass, as a full-time member of the band. Watch its AI-generated video here.

Sinead O’Brien is back with new single ‘There Are Good Times Coming’. Her debut album, ‘Time Bend and Break The Bower’, is out on 10 Jun.

Caterina Barbieri will release her third album, ‘Spirit Exit’, on 8 Jul, for the first time adding strings, guitar and voice to her modular synth sound. The first single is ‘Broken Melody’, which she describes as “a love song to the end of the world, a form of telepathy”.

Sister Cookie has released new single ‘It Don’t Come Cheap’. “This is a song I wrote to address my own flaws”, she says. “It basically says, come closer – at your own peril, but if you truly think you can handle it, don’t say you weren’t warned”.



Kaytranada will play Brixton Academy on 19 Jun. Tickets go on sale tomorrow.

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