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One Liners: Nicky Morgan, LadBaby, Stormzy, more

By and | Published on Tuesday 17 December 2019

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UK Prime Minister ‘Boris’ Johnson has confirmed that Nicky Morgan will still be culture secretary in his new post-election government. This despite her deciding to stand down as an MP ahead of last week’s election. She will be given a seat in the House Of Lords in order to return to her ministerial gig overseeing the Department Of Digital, Culture, Media And Sport, under which music often sites.

AEG European Festivals has appointed Clare Lusher to the newly created role of Marketing & Brand Director. “I look forward to maximising the wealth of collaborative potential across brand and media partnerships combined with overarching strategic clarity”, she says, proving she speaks fluent Marketing.

Direct-to-fan company Townsend Music has hired former PledgeMusic exec Ben James as New Business Manager. “I’m excited to join Townsend at a time when direct-to-consumer has become all the more important to artists’ careers and labels’ release plans”, he says. “I look forward to expanding Townsend’s reach around the world and bringing artists, managers and labels that I respect to the table”.



LadBaby is still in the Christmas number one position with ‘I Love Sausage Rolls’ right now, but Stormzy is gaining on him fast with ‘Own It’, featuring Ed Sheeran and Burna Boy. The Stormzy track is outperforming LadBaby’s 3:1 on streaming services, according to the Official Charts Company. So maybe pay for a download, or stream your favourite more, or just do nothing and see what happens.



Stormzy has released the video for ‘Do Better’ from his new album, ‘Heavy Is The Head’.

Slipknot have released the video for ‘Nero Forte’, one of the standout tracks from their album of standout tracks, ‘We Are Not Your Kind’.

Baby Metal have released the video for ‘Da Da Dance’ from their latest album, ‘Metal Galaxy’.

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