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One Liners: Poutyface, Illenium, Donel, more

By | Published on Tuesday 15 September 2020


Poutyface has signed record and publishing deals with Island Records and Warner Chappell respectively. Real name Olivia Knight, she has found fame through newish short-form video app Voisey. “In 2019, I spent most of my time in an industrial fridge”, she says.

Reservoir has signed EDM producer Illenium, real name Nick Miller, to a worldwide publishing deal. “With a name like [Illenium], he’s forging his own path and planning for the long-term, writing music that will last”, claims Reservoir EVP Creative Donna Caseine.

Star of The Voice UK (it says here) Donel has signed deals with label Warner Records and publisher Sony/ATV. “I’m so excited to embark on this new adventure with an awesome team who understand my vision and goals”, he says. “This is a massive opportunity for me to step up and show my artistry to the world”.



Artist management firm YMU Group has appointed Truce to the position of Senior Manager. He will continue to run his Bone Soda record label independently. “YMU is a leading entertainment management company and has successfully brought on and supported a number of inspiring artists globally”, states Truce.



The UK’s Music Managers Forum has opened applications for the 2021 edition of its Accelerator programme. Returning for its third year, the YouTube-supported initiative aims to increase the number of sustainable full-time management businesses operating in the UK. More info here.



With their very good new album ‘Re-animator’ now out, Everything Everything have released the video for ‘Big Climb’ from it.

Soho Rezanejad has announced that she will release new album ‘Perform And Surrender’ on 4 Dec. Here’s first single ‘Perform’.

Porridge Radio have released new single ‘7 Seconds’.

Check out our weekly Spotify playlist of new music featured in the CMU Daily – updated every Friday.

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