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By | Published on Wednesday 16 February 2022

Olivia Rodrigo


Olivia Rodrigo has reportedly signed a new management deal with Lighthouse Management + Media, having split from Camp Far West Management last month.



Utopia Music has hired Steve Markland as Vice President for the company’s operations in Nashville. “I’m delighted to join Utopia on its mission towards ‘fair pay for every play’ and ultimately create new income streams for creators”, he says.

Concord has announced ten promotions. Ten! No time to say any more, here they all are: Kay Anderson is now VP Marketing at its Craft Recordings label, Rob Dekker is VP Marketing at Kidz Bop, Jackie Turner is VP Kidz Bop Partnerships, Caroline Barnard is SVP Business & Legal Affairs, Robin Walton is VP Theatrical Business & Legal Affairs, Brian Buchanan is VP Income Tracking, Mark Copeland is VP Rights Optimisation, Brandon Schoot is VP Licensing, Yimage Yousuf is VP Repertoire Management, and Fred Gillham is MD Recorded Music for Europe and the UK.



Applications for this year’s Richard Antwi Scholarship have opened. The scheme supports two students from black, Asian or other minority ethnic backgrounds each year through the Music Business Management MA course at the University Of Westminster. Each receives full course fees, a bursary of £10,500, mentorship and assistance with work placements. More info here.

Size? and Sound City have announced the return of their Artist Training & Development Programme. Twelve emerging artists will gain access to a year of mentoring, masterclasses and training. More info here.



Foo Fighters – working under the name Dream Widow – have released thrash metal song ‘Dance Of The Insane’.

Benee has released the video for recent single ‘Beach Boy’.

Foals have released the video for their new single ‘2am’.

Hatchie has released ‘Giving The World Away’, the title track of her upcoming new album.

Kurt Vile has released new single ‘Like Exploding Stones’. His new album, ‘Watch My Moves’, is out on 15 Apr. He’s also announced UK and Ireland tour dates. Tickets go on sale on Friday.

Ibibio Sound Machine have released new single ‘Protection From Evil’. The band’s new album, ‘Electricity’, is out on 25 Mar and they will be touring the UK from the end of that month and into April.

TV Priest are back with new single ‘One Easy Thing’. “Writing ‘One Easy Thing’ was key to unlocking a more direct and personal approach to our songwriting”, says vocalist Charlie Drinkwater. “It’s about dealing with the small things of everyday life; the anxiety, pressures, and battles inside your own headspace – and not being afraid to show this in our songs”.

Keeley Forsyth has released new single ‘Wash’ – a collaboration with percussionist Evelyn Glennie – ahead of the release of her new album, ‘Limbs’, this Friday. “Evelyn’s work with the serpent cymbal, produced a unique, mournful, metallic sigh that colours the whole track”, says Forsyth. “With the vocal, I wanted to open my throat and swallow that emotion. The lyrics came with this process, instinctive and impulsive”.

Soccer96 will release new album ‘Inner Worlds’ on 22 Apr. Here’s first single ‘Inner Worlds, Out Worlds’.



Nine Inch Nails will play two Eden Sessions shows at Cornwall’s Eden Project on 17-18 Jun. Tickets go on general sale on Friday.

Devin Townsend has announced two shows at London’s Royal Albert Hall on 16-17 Apr under the banner ‘The Greatest Sets Of My Life’. The setlists will be made up of fan favourites, his own favourites, and songs that he’s rarely performed live. “After two and a half years of abject chaos, I welcome you back into the live music world of wonder”, he says. “We’ve put these two shows together to play all the songs that people seem to like, as well as songs that I want to play as well. I know it’s been crazy, let’s get back into this”.

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