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One Liners: Robbie Williams, Björk, Marcus Mumford, more

By | Published on Friday 26 August 2022

Robbie Williams


Three Six Zero has announced a partnership with artist management company Forward Motion Artists, run by Jazz Spinder. “I’m THRILLED Jazz and his Forward Motion Artists team will be another fantastic addition to the Three Six Zero ecosystem”, says Three Six Zero CEO Mark Gillespie. “Their commitment to creatively evolving and amplifying their artist’s vision is immensely impressive and I am excited to see their contribution to our expanding management business globally”.



Lil Wayne’s Young Money Entertainment has appointed Karen Civil as General Manager. “We’re excited to have Karen Civil as part of the Young Money Team”, says the rapper. “It’s impossible to think of an area of the business of entertainment that Karen hasn’t touched or made an impact in. We look forward to the continued growth of the YM roster and talent”.

Streaming service Audiomack has promoted Jason Johnson to SVP Marketing & Brand Strategy. “I’m humbled and proud to take this next step in my career with Audiomack”, he says. “I’ve been fortunate to work alongside a leadership team that is committed to disrupting the music and tech industry in unprecedented ways. We plan to continue elevating the culture and investing the appropriate resources to bring artists and fans closer together than ever before”.



Netflix has announced that a new documentary series looking at the life and career of Robbie Williams is in the works. It is being directed by Joe Pearlman, best known for his Bros documentary ‘After The Screaming Stops’.

Björk is set to present a new podcast series, titled ‘Sonic Symbolism’, delving into her back catalogue, with each episode devoted to one of her albums. “Most of us go through phases in our lives that take roughly three years, and it is not a coincidence this is also how long it takes to make an album or a film”, she says. “This podcast is an experiment to capture which moods, timbres, and tempos were vibrating during each of these phases”.



Marcus Mumford has released new single ‘Better Off High’. His first solo album, ‘(self-titled)’, is out on 16 Sep.

Rina Sawayama has released new single ‘Phantom’. “I realised as an adult that I have spent my whole life pleasing other people and not realising it”, she says. “Constantly pushing my boundaries and not realising the difference between what I wanted to do and what other people wanted from me. Through the lyrics in the verse I’m trying to tell this story and then in the choruses I’m mourning the loss of my real self”.

Jean-Michel Jarre has released new single ‘Brutalism’, the first track from his upcoming new album ‘Oxymore’. “That’s definitely a heavier track”, he says of ‘Brutalism’. “I wanted to create an apocalyptic mood. Like a kind of big bang of Berlin techno, at the beginning when it was an explosion, that kind of feel, maybe due to the remains of the war”.

Noah Cyrus has released a new collaboration with Death Cab For Cutie’s Ben Gibbard called ‘Every Beginning Ends’. “[It] was such a surreal experience [working with Gibbard]”, she says. “I’ve always been such a huge fan, so it was pretty daunting to get in the room with him, but once we got to work it all came very naturally”.

Anna Of The North has released new single ‘Bird Sing’. The song, she says, aims to capture the first few seconds “when you wake up from your sleep and everything feels good, until you remember that it’s not”.

Devin Townsend has released new single ‘Moonpeople’. The song is taken from his forthcoming new album ‘Lightwork’, due out 28 Oct. “Moonpeople’ acts as a sort of mission statement for the album. Post-pandemic… kids are now teens… 50 years old, who am I now? Beyond any platitudes or delusions, who am I now that the smoke is clearing and what do I want to do, and who do I want to be, moving forward?”

Alissic has released new single ‘Bugfood’. “This is a song about death, but more so resurrection of something we have forgotten”, she says. “It’s something I have been yearning to sing about and face. We all have the potential to dig deep and find the creatures we once were. To find the bones to change ourselves and the world, to flesh ourselves out, find our breath, our truths”.

Isabella Lovestory has released new single ‘Sexo Amor Dinero’, taken from new album ‘Amor Hardcore’, which is out on 5 Oct. “I love being hit by dollar bill stacks, I love hardcore love”, she says of the new track. “This one simply sounds and explains what I think is sexy, which is romance, extreme amounts of money and lots of sex. Sensory overload”.



KT Tunstall has announced UK tour dates in February and March. ”This will be my first full UK headline tour since the pandemic, and I’m so looking forward to playing a completely different show with a brand new line up of amazing musicians”, she says. That line-up includes Razorlight drummer Andy Burrows, who played on her new album ‘Nut’, which is out on 9 Sep. He will also be support act at the shows. Tickets go on sale on 2 Sep.

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