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One Liners: Nina Nesbitt, Mother Artists, Tunecore, more

By | Published on Wednesday 20 January 2021

Nine Nesbitt


Nina Nesbitt has re-signed her record deal with Cooking Vinyl to release a follow-up to her 2019 album ‘The Sun Will Come Up, The Seasons Will Change’. “I’m excited to be continuing to release my music with Cooking Vinyl”, she says. “I love the creative freedom and independence I have there and how hard-working and passionate the whole team are”.



The recently formed management and agency business Mother Artists has hired James Tones as an agent. “I’m so excited to join Mother Artists and start the next chapter of my career as an agent with Natasha [Gregory], Mark [Bent] and the team”, he says.

Believe’s DIY distribution business Tunecore has officially named Gareth Mellor as Head of Tunecore UK. “The UK is a competitive marketplace, but together with Believe, we can replicate the same success TuneCore has seen globally by engaging in the culture of local artists, providing them with the support they need when they need it, and by treating them – and their music – with the respect they deserve”, he says.

Sony/ATV in the US has promoted Audrey Ashby to SVP Business Affairs And Catalogue. “The music business is an amazing field, and every day brings new opportunities”, she says. “I want to thank Sony for this opportunity”.



Chai have announced that they will release their new album ‘Wink’ – their first for Sub Pop and third overall – on 21 May. “A person who winks is a person with a pure heart, who lives with flexibility, who does what they want”, say the band, in reference to the title. “A person who winks is a person who is free”. Here’s first single, ‘Action’.

Karen O features on new TRZTN single ‘Hieroglyphs’.

Anna B Savage has released new single ‘Baby Grand’. Her debut album, ‘A Common Turn’, is out on 29 Jan. She’s also announced plans to tour the UK, including a show at The Lexington in London, in October.

Bradford have announced that they will release their first album for 30 years, titled ‘Bright Hours’, on 19 Feb. Producer of their 1990 debut, Stephen Street, has also joined the band. Here’s new single ‘My Wet Face’.

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