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By | Published on Tuesday 27 September 2022



Sentric Music has hired four new A&R types in the US: Academy Fight Songs co-founder Matt DuFour, HITMUSIC 21 Productions co-founder Carlos Escalona Cruz, former Tommy Boy A&R Kebu Commissiong and ReverbNation co-founder Lou Plaia. “This exceptional first cohort of A&R entrepreneurs supports our wider mission of enabling innovation around our clients’ artistry, and goes to our on-going commitment to deliver best in class publishing services in North America”, says Sentric North America President Simon Perry.

Mother Artists has hired Lucy Graubart as Finance Director and Maria Torres as Artist Manager and assistant to Director Mark Bent. Graubart joins from 13 Artists, while Torres moves over from her own company Sakura Artists.

The UK’s Music Producers Guild has appointed Mika SellensEve Horne and Catherine Marks to its executive board. They join existing board members Cameron Craig and Matt Taylor.



Pitbull has released new single ‘Mamasota’.

Yung Gravy has released new single ‘C’est La Vie’, featuring bbno$ and Rich Brian. His new album, ‘Marvelous’, is out on 28 Oct.

Christine And The Queens has released new single ‘Rien Dire’. New album, ‘Redcar Les Adorables Étoiles (Prologue)’, is out on 11 Nov.

Blur drummer Dave Rowntree has announced that he will release his debut solo album, ‘Radio Songs’, on 23 Jan. He’s also released new single ‘Devil’s Island’. “I grew up in the UK in the 1970s and while there were definitely good points about the decade, I also remember how toxic it could be”, he says of the inspiration for the new song. “However, listening to some people, you’d think it was a golden age to which we should yearn to return. This song is a note to self, to remind me how far we’ve come in 40 years”.

Poppy will release new EP ‘Stagger’ on 14 Oct. Here’s new single ‘FYB’. She will also be in the UK for live shows in November.

The Go! Team will release new album ‘Get Up Sequences Part Two’ on 3 Feb. It is, says frontman Ian Parton, “an international patchwork, a global fruit salad, a United Nations Of Sound”. New single ‘Divebomb’ is out now.

We Are Scientists have announced that they will release new album ‘Lobes’ on 20 Jan. “The word ‘lobes’ makes me think of the body horror films of David Cronenberg, but also of the chatty comedies of manners of Whit Stillman”, says frontman Keith Murray. “I really love the reaction it evokes in people: everybody knows the word ‘lobes’, but for whatever reason, being challenged to define it consistently scares them, or angers them, or makes them laugh, or makes them tell me to ‘shut up’. What a great reaction to such a benign word. It’s also pretty fun to say. Lobes”. The band will also be in the UK and Ireland for tour dates in February and March, and here’s new single, ‘Operator Error’.

Teebs has released new single ‘Did It Again’, featuring Panda Bear.



Rihanna has kind of confirmed (kind of) that she will perform at next year’s Super Bowl half time show. This follows rumours that Rihanna will be performing at next year’s Super Bowl half time show.

Carly Rae Jepsen will be in the UK and Ireland for tour dates in February, including a performance at Alexandra Palace in London on 15 Feb. Tickets go on general sale on Friday. Her new album, ‘The Loneliest Time’, is out on 21 Oct.

Steve Mason has announced UK tour dates, kicking off at the end of November and running through December. Tickets are on sale now.

Iceage have announced UK tour dates next year, starting in March and finishing up at Oval Space in London on 1 Apr.

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