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One Liners: Rihanna, Noel Gallagher, Bastille, more

By and | Published on Tuesday 1 November 2022



Warner Chappell Music Korea has extended its worldwide partnership with independent music publisher 153/Joombas Publishing. “This partnership has enabled us to access a global network of creatives, as well as services that have effectively enhanced our resources and grown our reach”, says 153/Joombas founder Hyuk Shin. “We are very excited about this new deal and can’t wait to celebrate many more successes together”.



Warner Records in the US has promoted Ron Stewart to SVP Urban Promotion. Cory Sparks has also joined the label as VP Urban Promotion from Sony Music’s Epic Records. “I’m blessed to be able to work with an amazing team of executives here at Warner Records”, says Stewart. “And I couldn’t be happier to bring in Cory Sparks. He’s joining our company with years of experience and a deep knowledge of music, and I know he’ll be a stellar addition to the team”.

Music publisher Bucks Music Group has hired Howard Price as its new Head Of Media. “We are super excited that Howard will be joining the Bucks team to head up the media department”, says A&R Director Sarah Liversedge Platz. “We have known Howard for a long time as our competitor – it will be amazing to have him on our side of the fence at last. His commercial drive and judgement is exceptional and he’s vastly experienced in the media field”.



Music firm Concord has a “bold and confident” new logo which, and I quote, is “setting the stage for another period of mission-focused growth for the company”. So update your logo charts everybody!



Rihanna has released the video for her new single ‘Lift Me Up’.

Noel Gallagher and his High Flying Birds have released new single ‘Pretty Boy’, featuring Johnny Marr. It’s the first single from the band’s new album. “For this new record it was the first thing I wrote, the first thing I demoed and the first thing I finished, so it’s only right that it’s the first thing people get to hear”, says Gallagher. “Massive shout out to my mainest man Johnny Marr for taking it somewhere special”.

Måneskin have announced that they will release their new album, ‘Rush!’, on 20 Jan.

Alison Wonderland has released ‘Down The Line’ – a track that was originally only available on the vinyl edition of her latest album ‘Loner’. “We need the dark times in order to get to the light. We need that experience to know that it’s going to be okay one day”, she says. “The track is me acknowledging that I was alone during a difficult time but knew that I was going to get through it and be okay, down the line. We’re all going through a dark time right now, and sometimes we need to be reminded that it’s going to be okay. No matter what happens, we will be OK”.



Bastille have announced a run of shows in June and July next year marking the tenth anniversary of their debut album, ‘Bad Blood’. Tickets go on sale on Friday.

Alfie Boe has announced UK tour dates in September and October 2023, including a performance at the London Palladium on 25 Sep. Tickets go on sale on Friday.

William Basinski has announced headline shows in Newcastle and Manchester next month, leading up to his appearance at the Pitchfork Festival in London on 11 Nov.

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