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One Liners: NetEase Cloud Music, Janelle Monáe, Travis, more

By and | Published on Thursday 17 September 2020

NetEase Cloud Music


Chinese streaming service NetEase Cloud Music has announced a deal with BMG which will see the digital platform get direct access to the music firm’s catalogue. The two companies will also collaborate on “unique initiatives and projects crossing cultures and genres”. The latest NetEase licensing deal comes as global music companies start to have direct relationships with all the players in streaming in China, rather than working exclusively with one streaming firm, as was the norm in the Chinese market in the past.



Janelle Monáe has released the video for her recent single ‘Turntables’.

Travis have released new single ‘All Fall Down’, from their upcoming new album ‘Ten Songs’.

Eels have announced that they will release new album ‘Earth To Dora’ on 30 Oct. “These songs came about just before the pandemic hit and changed everything”, says frontman Mark Everett. “Just one song was done in the thick of the early pandemic days, ‘Are We Alright Again’, which is kind of a quarantine daydream I desperately needed to have”. Here is that very song.

Melanie C has released new single ‘Fearless’, featuring Nadia Rose.

Fontaines DC have released the video for ‘A Lucid Dream’ from their latest album ‘A Hero’s Death’.

Ride’s Andy Bell has released new solo single ‘I Was Alone’. He’ll release his debut solo album, ‘The View From Halfway Down’, on 9 Oct through Sonic Cathedral.

Flohio has unveiled new track ‘Unveiled’. She’s also unveiled the news that she will release a mixtape, also titled ‘Unveiled’, on 27 Nov.

Kelley Stoltz will release new album ‘Ah! (etc)’ on 20 Nov. “I was guzzling wine at my favourite bar in San Francisco, the Rite Spot, and the entertainment that night was some local opera singers singing along with a big video screen showing a collage of various operatic moments with subtitles”, he says. “One particular subtitle, ‘Ah! (etc)’, made me laugh. I thought it was a perfect description of life – the joy of existence against the etcetera of it all, the struggle”. From the album, this is ‘The Quiet Ones’.

Kojaque has released new single ‘Shmelly’. “Kwes had given me his laptop one night on tour with Slowthai and I came across the beat”, says the rapper of the origin of the track. “I put it on my phone and wrote the whole tune the day we got off tour. The beat felt real eerie and chaotic and I think shit felt really turbulent for me at the time”.

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