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One Liners: Playboi Carti, Georgia, Yard Act, more

By | Published on Thursday 13 July 2023

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Universal Music Publishing China has signed a global publishing agreement with singer-songwriter Tia Ray. “Music brings people together”, she says. “It transcends borders, culture and gender. Songwriting allows me to express myself and also tell stories that are happening around us. As a singer-songwriter, I’m THRILLED to be able to partner with UMP China because the UMP family is borderless too”.



Booking agency UTA has promoted Brandi Brammer to SVP Global Music Operations. “I’m THRILLED to take on this new leadership role during such a pivotal moment in the growth and evolution of UTA Music”, she says. “This is such an incredible opportunity to foster synergy across so many integral parts of UTA Music on a global scale with the most talented people in the business”.



Georgia has released new single ‘All Night’. “I want people to feel inspired and empowered listening to this song”, she says. “It’s a celebration of life and the world”. Her new album ‘Euphoric’ is set for release on 28 Jul.

Yard Act are back with new single ‘The Trench Coat Museum’. The song, says frontman James Smith “is about how our perception of everything shifts both collectively and individually over time at speeds we simply can’t measure in the moment. Within whatever space in society we occupy, we often see our own beliefs as being at the absolute pinnacle of what should be the ‘cultural norm’ and whilst the completely human trait of being self-assured can’t be helped, it’s an absolute hindrance on our collective process. We are one etc (are we fuck)”.

Genesis Owusu has released new single ‘Tied Up!’, taken from his new album ‘Struggler’, which is out on 18 Aug. He’s also announced that he will play Heaven in London on 15 Nov.

Laurel Halo has announced that she will release her latest album ‘Atlas’ on 22 Sep – the first release on her new label Awe. Out now is new single ‘Belleville’. She is set to premiere the album at the Barbican’s Milton Court Concert Hall in London on 10 Sep.

Jessy Lanza has released new single ‘Limbo’, taken from new album ‘Love Hallucination’, which is out on 28 Jul.

Svalbard have announced that they will release their fourth album ‘The Weight Of The Mask’ on 6 Oct. Out now is new single ‘Faking It’. “It addresses the ways in which those who suffer with depression can feel guilted into putting on a happy mask”, says the band’s Serena Cherry of the song. “The lyrics are a reflection on happiness as a social obligation and how scarily good you can become at deceiving everyone around you into thinking that you’re fine when you’re not”.



Playboi Carti will play two UK shows later this year at Manchester’s AO Arena on 21 Nov and The O2 Arena in London on 22 Nov. Tickets go on general sale tomorrow.

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