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By | Published on Wednesday 27 October 2021



Sony Music Publishing and KP Entertainment in Nashville have partnered to sign country songwriter and producer Lee Starr to a worldwide publishing deal. “When you find good people, you stick with them”, says Starr. “I think the sky is the limit for us”.

Sony Music Publishing has announced a partnership with Indian music and film production studio White Hill Studios. Sony will provide services to White Hill Music, including administration, sync, and catalogue promotion. “Punjabi music is thriving and the demand for it has been growing across India and even beyond borders”, says SMP Director Dinraj Shetty. “We are very excited about this partnership with White Hill Music and to offer an effective and robust platform for their musical works at a global scale”.

Universal Music Publishing and Tommy Brown’s Champagne Therapy have announced the joint signing of Melanie Fontana. “Tommy Brown and I met over a decade ago during a vulnerable, equally demanding point in my music career”, says Fontana. “Looking back at our early shared experiences in the industry, it’s humbling to know that chance and circumstance would bring us together as friends first, then our musical chemistry would draw us both to working together in perfect synergy”.

Orange Goblin have signed a new deal with Peaceville Records ahead of a new album in 2022. “When we first started the band back in 1995, Peaceville was a label we admired so much due to the number of amazing bands they were releasing and building careers for at the time”, says the band’s vocalist Ben Ward. “We spoke to a few labels when our last deal ended and the enthusiasm, vision and passion for the music that Peaceville showed made this a really easy decision for all of us”. They will also be touring the UK in December.



Warner Chappell France has appointed Nathalie Monnet as Legal Director and Lucie Sort as Finance & Administration Director. “I’m so glad that Nathalie and Lucie have chosen to join the management team at Warner Chappell Music France”, says MD Matthieu Tessier. “Together, they bring a wealth of experience and enthusiasm to the company and they take up two roles that are vital to our ability to super serve our songwriters”.



Riton and Raye have teamed up for new track ‘I Don’t Want You’.

Kasabian have released new track ‘Alygatyr’ – their first new music since parting ways with vocalist Tom Meighan earlier this year.

With their new album ‘I Don’t Live Here Anymore’ out this Friday, The War On Drugs have released new single ‘Change’.

South Korean hip-hop trio Epik High have released new single ‘Face ID’. The track is taken from their upcoming tenth album, ‘Epik High Is Here 下, Part Two’.

Ibibio Sound Machine are back with their first new music since 2019, new single ‘Electricity’, which is produced by Hot Chip. “This one started out as an idea to mix Afrobeat with Giorgio Moroder-style synth vibes”, says vocalist Eno Williams. “The end section with Alfred’s korego solo was already there when we got into the studio, but then we added the big kick drum that happens underneath and Owen from Hot Chip’s crazy drum machine percussion at the end, which gave it a futuristic Afro feel when mixed with the more talking drum parts”.

Sasami has announced that she will release new album, ‘Squeeze’, on 25 Feb. Right now though, she’s released a single. No wait, two singles! ‘The Greatest’ and ‘Skin A Rat’. She’ll be playing a few gigs in the UK in April too. has released the video for ‘Le Diplomate’, featuring Iggy Pop.

Shygirl has released new single ‘Cleo’.

Former Sepultura drummer Iggor Cavalera has launched new project Corroded Spiral with Integrity’s Dwid Hellion and producer Cardopusher. From their debut EP ‘Ancient Nocturnal Summoning’, out on 3 Dec, this is ‘Forgotten Ether’.

Band-Maid are back with new single ‘Sense’.

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

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