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One Liners: Pat Metheny, Blackstar London, Round Hill Music, more

By | Published on Thursday 19 November 2020

Pat Metheny


Jazz guitarist Pat Metheny has signed his first record deal for two decades with BMG imprint Modern Recordings. “The quest that Modern Recordings is undertaking intersects perfectly with the kind of musician that I aspire to be”, he says. “I am so excited to be able to continue the research under the auspices of this excellent team of people who love music without boundaries in the same way that I do”.

Concord Music Publishing has signed songwriter and producer Bizness Boi. “It feels great to have signed with Concord Music Publishing”, he says. “I believe I’ll have a lot of success with the Concord team for many years to come”.



Marketing agency Blackstar London has hired Ben Tipple as Content Strategist, overseeing the in-house creative team and content production. He was previously at Ticketmaster. “I’m THRILLED to be taking on the opportunity to lead Blackstar’s brilliant creative team and to direct creative across multiple verticals within a company who focus not only on the world’s most exciting artists, but place importance on the world around them through environmental and social impact”, he says.



Just like you always wanted, Lil Yachty has recorded a new version of the ‘Saved By The Bell’ theme tune. Why? Because a reboot of the classic 90s sitcom will be airing in the US next week.

Marina has released new single ‘Man’s World’. The track sees the musician work with an entirely female creative team, including producer Jenn Decilveo and engineer Emily Lazar.

Ray BLK has released new single ‘Lovesick’. “It’s about taking control and reclaiming your power after being disrespected in a relationship and getting even”, she says. “I’m always trying to empower women not to take disrespect sitting down but to keep a distance from people who don’t make them feel good about themselves and boss up because success is the best revenge. It’s a big theme of not just this song but my overall debut album”. Debut album? Yes, that’s out in 2021.

Geri Horner has released new solo single ‘Man On The Mountain’.

Biig Piig has released new single ‘Feels Right’. She explains: “‘Feels Right’ is a track about the energy of a night out. I miss going out so much. The feeling of letting go and being surrounded by sweaty people; meeting strangers and one-night romances; the tunes and ecstasy. Feel like pure shit, just want her back”.

Girl In Red has released new single ‘Two Queens In A King Sized Bed’. The track, she says, is about “reminiscing about a Christmas I had with a person I love. When laying in bed glued to their body didn’t feel close enough. When we wanted every second to last forever”.

Yves Tumor has released the video for ‘Kerosene’ from his latest album ‘Heaven To A Tortured Mind’.

Devin Townsend has released new single ‘Precious Sardine’. “It’s about sardines or something… I’m not entirely sure”, he says.

JFDR has announced that her new EP, ‘Dream On’, will be out on 27 Nov. From it, this is ‘Drifter’.

Octo Octa has released new single ‘River’.

T Evann has released new single ‘Clearer’. The song, he says, is about “seeing the importance of creative breaks and how it can develop and improve productivity”.

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