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By | Published on Friday 5 April 2019

NCT 127

Other notable announcements and developments today…

• Universal’s Caroline International has signed a deal with South Korean company SM Entertainment to handle worldwide distribution and marketing for K-pop group NCT 127. “We are THRILLED”, says Capitol Music Group CEO Steve Barnett. “We are very excited”, adds Young-Min Kim, CEO of the SM Group.

• Bauer Media has appointed Paul Keenan as President Of Audio at Bauer Media Group, and Rob Munro-Hall as Co-Head of Bauer Media Group’s global publishing business and CEO of the UK Publishing Business. “Paul and Rob bring a wealth of experience to these newly created roles”, says COO Veit Dengler.

• Mick Jagger has successfully undergone heart surgery, according to Billboard. The Rolling Stones recent rescheduled a US tour so that Jagger could have the procedure.

• Marina has, without prior warning, released the first half of her new album, ‘Love + Fear’. That being the ‘Love’ bit. We’ll get the ‘Fear’ on 26 Apr.

• The Jonas Brothers have released new single ‘Cool’.

• James Blake has released the video for his Rosalia collaboration, ‘Barefoot In The Park’.

• Tulisa is back with new single ‘Daddy’. “I took some time out of the spotlight to refocus on what is important to me, and that’s music”, she says. “I’ve spent a lot of time in the studio writing and recording new music. These songs are a return to my roots and if you happen to like them, then brilliant!”

• Hot Chip have announced that they will release new album, ‘A Bath Full Of Ecstasy’, on 21 Jun. They’ll also be touring the UK in October. Having played Village Underground in London last night, they’ll play a sold out show at Concorde 2 in Brighton tonight. Here’s new single ‘Hungry Child’.

• The Divine Comedy will release new album, ‘Office Politics’, on 7 Jun. “It has synthesizers”, says Neil Hannon. “And songs about synthesizers. But don’t panic. It also has guitars, orchestras, accordions and songs about love and greed”. Here’s new single ‘Queuejumper’.

• Alessia Cara has released the video for ‘Out Of Love’, from her album ‘The Pains Of Growing’.

• The National have released new track ‘Light Years’, from upcoming album ‘I Am Easy To Find’.

• Alison Wonderland has released new track ‘Peace’.

• Slowthai has released the video for new single ‘Gorgeous’.

• AlaskaAlaska have released new track ‘Bees’. “‘Bees’ is a song about making sure we continue to ask questions, demand answers, and consistently make more progressive choices today than we did yesterday”, says the band’s Lucinda Duarte-Holman.

• Ozzy Osbourne’s farewell tour having already been hampered by hand surgery and a bout of flu, the Black Sabbath frontman has now cancelled all remaining 2019 dates. This follows a fall at his home, which aggravated an old injury, requiring surgery. “I can’t believe I have to reschedule more tour dates”, says Osbourne. “Just know that I am getting better every day. I will fully recover. I will finish my tour. I will be back!”

• Loyle Carner has announced a launch show for his new album, ‘Not Waving, But Drowning’, at the House Of Vans in London on 18 Apr.

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