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One Liners: Music Venue Trust, Ted Cockle, T-Pain, more

By and | Published on Monday 15 June 2020

Music Venue Trust


The Music Venue Trust has announced a virtual festival to raise money for venues in Scotland facing financial difficulties due to the COVID-19 shutdown. #SaveOurScottishVenues will take place this Friday, opening with a free to view performance by Travis’s Fran Healy. Tickets are available to watch live for £5. Or, for an extra £3, you’ll be able to catch up with performances across three stages over the weekend too. More details here.



Universal Music UK has announced that Ted Cockle has stepped down as President of its Virgin EMI label. The division will be run by its senior management team until a replacement President is appointed.



T-Pain has released new track ‘Get Up’, which samples Malcolm X. Originally intended for release in March, the track was held back. “It’s very ironic because it all has so much more meaning to it now with everything going on in the world”, says the rapper. Proceeds from the track will be donated to the Crime Survivors For Safety And Justice charity.

Michael Stipe has released a new track with Aaron Desner’s Big Red Machine, ‘No Time For Love Like Now’ – a demo version of which was shared back in March.

Fred Again… has released new track ‘Adam (Act Like)’. “I made this tune from sampling an Amine freestyle I saw on Insta”, he says. “At one point he goes ’and we act like, it’s alright, when it’s not’ and it was so direct it like cut through the whole verse to me. So I made a song around it and sang some verses”.

Orbital’s Paul Hartnoll and poet Murray Lachlan Young have released a new single together, titled ‘I’m Going Shopping’. Hartnoll explains that the track “leads us on a ‘new normal’ shopping trip from beginning to end”. Proceeds from the track will be donated to NHS Charities Together.

Naïka has released new single ‘African Sun’, released to coincide with Haitian Heritage Month.

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