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One Liners: Riz Ortolani, Sinead O’Connor, Nadine Shah, more

By | Published on Wednesday 9 December 2020

Wise Music Group


Wise Music Group has acquired the publishing catalogue of legendary Italian film composer Riz Ortolani, who died in 2014. “The rich legacy of his work in the world of Italian film music and beyond into Hollywood is something that we feel honoured to protect and build on through our global network”, says Wise Music CEO David Holley. “We look forward to creating fruitful opportunities for this stellar collection of rights”.

Sony/ATV has extended its deal with songwriter and producer Mark Ralph. “The six years I’ve spent with Sony/ATV thus far has been fruitful and exciting, in equal measure”, says Ralph. “I’m excited to be extending our relationship and look forward to building upon everything we’ve achieved so far”.



Sony Music has appointed Jean-Sebastien Permal to the role of Director Of A&R, Continental Europe And Africa. “With his deep roots in African and European music, Seb is well-positioned to connect the dots among our A&Rs across the world to help artists succeed on a global scale”, says Daniel Lieberberg, Sony’s President Of Continental Europe And Africa. “He is one of the most creative and well-connected executives in both regions and a most valuable source of expertise for our artists and creatives”.



Sinead O’Connor is set to publish her autobiography, ‘Rememberings’, on 1 Jun next year. “This is my story, as I remember it. I had great fun writing it over the past few years”, she says in a statement.

Foxes has released new single ‘Hollywood’. “Anyone who has spent some time in Los Angeles will understand the long shadow that amazing city can cast”, she says. “When you step away from the glimmering lights and the star-studded parties it can be a hard place, echoing with feelings of loneliness, isolation and rejection. I wrote this song after an extended stay in West Hollywood when I was feeling completely overwhelmed and really struggling as a young artist trying to make sense of it all”.

Kathryn Williams and Carol Ann Duffy have released festive single ‘Snow Angel’. “This project with Carol Ann Duffy is a dream come true”, says Williams. “I am an absolute fan of her poetry and have been for a long time, and to work with her words has been a joy. The collaboration was much more blurred with Carol Ann, she helped with the melody and I had lyric ideas too”.



Nadine Shah has announced that she will perform her latest album, ‘Kitchen Sink’, in full at the Barbican in London on 30 Mar. “My fourth album ‘Kitchen Sink’ is my proudest work to date”, she says. “It’s only right that her first live outing not be in any old shit hole!” Tickets are available both to watch in person and online.

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