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By | Published on Thursday 13 August 2020


Warner Chappell in the UK has signed a worldwide publishing deal with DJ/producer Nathan Dawe who is currently having chart success with his track ‘Lighter’. Needless to say, Head Of A&R Amber Davis is “delighted”.

Another day another Hipgnosis deal. Yes, another one! The Hipgnosis Songs Fund has acquired the royalty rights of music producer Ernest ‘Dion’ Wilson, aka No ID. “The words No ID are a stamp of excellence on any album”, says Hipgnosis boss Merck Mercuriadis.

Warner Chappell in the US has signed a publishing deal with country singer Thomas Rhett. He thinks the deal is “really cool”. Yeah, maybe.



The Music Venue Trust has announced seven new artist patrons who have pledged to support and advocate on behalf of grassroots venues in the UK, they are: Michele Stodart, James Bay, Ed Harcourt, Sam Duckworth, Ferris & Sylvester, Ren Harvieu and Roachford



More speakers have been announced for the International Festival Forum, which will this year take place online as the Interactive Festival Forum. Former music chief at talent agency WME Marc Geiger will keynote, he having recently made a gloomy prediction that live music won’t return to normal until 2022. Other speakers include agents Alex Hardee, Maria May, Peter Elliott and Matt Bates, and, on the festivals side, Jim King and Arnaud Meersseman from AEG Presents, Roberta Medina from Rock In Rio, Martin Elbourne from Glastonbury and The Great Escape, Fra Soler from Primavera Sound, and Tamas Kadar from Sziget. Info here.



A new Idles single from their upcoming album ‘Ultra Ono’? Yeah, what of it? It’s called ‘Model Village’ and has a video created in partnership with WeTransfer, obviously.

Will Joseph Cook will release his second album ‘Something To Feel Good About’ on 27 Nov via Bad Hotel. If that seems like an awful long way away and you’d quite like something to feel good about a bit sooner, well here is the title track.

Emmy The Great has posted [new single ‘Mary’](Emmy The Great has posted new single ‘Mary’, which will feature on her new album ‘April / 月音’ when it’s released by Bella Union in October. ), which will feature on her new album ‘April / 月音’ when it’s released by Bella Union in October.

Yves Tumor has posted a new lyric video for the track ‘Strawberry Privilege’, which appears on the recent album ‘Heaven To A Tortured Mind’.



Having been unable to play any festivals this summer, Placebo have announced that they will instead post to their YouTube channel recordings of festival sets from the past, going all the way back to a performance at the good old Phoenix festival in 1996. That one will be uploaded tomorrow, with additional recordings going live each Friday through to mid-September.

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