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By | Published on Thursday 26 September 2019

Nicki Minaj


Bucks Music has signed producer and songwriter Seton Daunt to a worldwide publishing deal. His credits include songs performed by Sub Focus and Five Seconds Of Summer. “Seton is such a musically rich and versatile producer and songwriter that we jumped at the opportunity to work with him”, says Bucks A&R consultant Flash Taylor.

Puerto Rican duo Buscabulla have signed to Ribbon Music, marking the occasion by releasing new single, ‘Vámono’. Their debut album is due out next year.



Kobalt’s AWAL has hired Sam Potts to be its VP Promotion. Potts was previously Head Of Radio Promotions at Sony’s Columbia label. “I’m absolutely THRILLED that Sam is joining the AWAL team”, weeps AWAL GM Paul Trueman.

The Public Affairs Director of record industry trade group BPI, Ian Moss, is leaving the organisation after eight years. He will take up a new position as CEO of the International Association For Scientific, Technical And Medical Publishers.



Nicki Minaj retired from music last month. But she didn’t mention this when promoting PnB Rock’s new track ‘Fendi’, on which she features.

Slayer have released a live video of ‘Repentless’, taken from upcoming live film ‘The Relentless Killogy’. The film, recorded in 2017, will be released on 8 Nov, just weeks before the band play their final shows.

Foals have released new track ‘Into The Surf’, from upcoming new album ‘Everything Not Saved Will Be Lost Part 2’, which is out on 18 Oct.

Korn have released a live video for ‘You’ll Never Find Me’, from new album ‘The Nothing’.

Askjell has released the video for ‘To Be Loved’, featuring Aurora, the title track of his new EP.

Liz has released new single ‘Lottery’. “I wanted to make a track as an ode to Nadia Oh”, she says. “I feel like her work with Space Cowboy really paved the way for a lot of future pop girls today. But she was doing it in real time, and probably had no idea the kind of influence she would have on underground pop culture in the future, including collectives like PC Music”.

Honeyblood have released new single ‘Bubble Gun’, the first release featuring ex-Charli XCX drummer Debbie Knox-Hewsom and bassist Anna Donnigan, formerly of Pins. The band will be on tour in the UK in October and November.

Alexander Tucker has released the video for ‘Montag’ from his new ‘Guild Of The Asbestos Weaver’ album. He plays The Social in London tonight, followed by Kazimier Stockroom in Liverpool tomorrow.



Queen and Adam Lambert have announced 2020 UK tour dates. They’ll play five nights at the O2 Arena in London on 2-3, 5-6 and 9 Jun, followed by two nights at the Manchester Arena on 11-12 Jun. I suppose you can call that a tour.

Julia Holter has been commissioned by Opera North to compose a new score for 1928 silent film ‘The Passion Of Joan Of Arc’. It will premiere in Leeds and London next June. Tickets here.

Los Campesinos will play two shows at Islington Assembly Hall on 14-15 Feb to mark the tenth anniversary of their second album, ‘Romance Is Boring’. Said album will also be re-issued on 14 Feb.

Rozi Plain is heading out on a tour of the UK next month, including a show at the Old Blue Last in London on 23 Oct. As well as that, she’s just released a new remix EP.

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