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By and | Published on Tuesday 15 December 2020

Robbie Williams as 'Boris' Johnson


Marshall Records – the record label of the Marshall amps company – has announced a deal with Sentric Music that will see the latter manage the former’s music publishing interests. The deal will also see Sentric’s sync team work with the Marshall roster.



Sony/ATV has promoted Sharon Boyse to SVP International Operations & Society Relations, which is a long title even when you abbreviate it. “I am very excited to be working in this new role at Sony/ATV, and I look forward to working with our frontline international business leaders to deliver the highest level of operational services and benefit our songwriters globally”, she says. That was a pretty long sentence, so I’m sure she’ll be fine telling people what her new role is.

The Scottish Music Industry Association has appointed Jason Edwards as its new Executive Director. “I’m THRILLED to be joining the SMIA and to be investing my experience into the development of Scotland’s brilliantly diverse, world-class music organisations and talent”, he says.

Sync marketplace SyncFloor has hired David Rojas to lead its business development efforts. The firm’s co-founder Cestjon McFarland says that Rojas’s background “from producer to music supervisor to founder of his own creative house” will help the company further its mission to “expand opportunity for the independent sector” in the sync domain.



Robbie Williams has released a new video for his festive single ‘Can’t Stop Christmas’, in which he dresses up as ‘Boris’ Johnson. So that’s a thing now.

Becky Hill has released the video for her cover of Alphaville’s ‘Forever Young’.

Alice Cooper has released new single ‘Our Love Will Change The World’. It is “is one of the oddest songs I’ve ever done”, he says. “It was so strange, because it was happy and what it was saying was anything but happy – it was simply a great juxtaposition”.

Little Dragon and Moses Sumney have teamed up for new single ‘The Other Lover’. “When we reached out to Moses we didn’t know what to expect”, say the band. “What we received was very stripped down, with his beautiful voice. We jammed along and sent it back. It bounced back from his end with added horns and sounded beautiful to our ears. We are very proud of this”.

Eivør has released new single ‘Only Love’, featuring Ásgeir. “I will never get tired of writing about [love]”, she says. “It’s the most complex and yet the most basic of all things. It has so many shapes and shades and on this life journey it takes us through the whole palette of emotions”.



The Hives have announced what they are calling ‘The World’s First World Wide Web World Tour’. It will see them play a series of shows at times appropriate for different timezones around the world – “even if it means we play at 6am or some other totally bullshit time for a rock n roller (we’re looking at you, Australia)”, they say. They’re very much not the first act to do this, but hey, why spoil it? Tickets here.

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