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By and | Published on Tuesday 14 September 2021



Robyn has signed to artist management company Young Artists. Founder Caius Pawson is “absolutely THRILLED”, while Robyn is “excited and truly delighted”.

Warner Music Central Europe has signed DJ and producer Alle Farben. “I’m super excited about this partnership with the Warner team”, says Farben. “I’m looking forward to enjoying more global smash hits and many great years together”.



The line-up for this year’s International Festival Forum has been announced, including a double keynote interview with Festival Republic’s Melvin Benn and FKP Scorpio’s Folkert Koopmans. “This edition of IFF feels like the starting point for a full summer season in 2022 as the industry finally starts to get back on its feet”, says co-founder Ruud Berends. The event will take place in London from 28-30 Sep. More info here.



EMI Production Music is no more. Well, the brand is no more. Now part of Sony Music Publishing, of course, the EMI music library will now be known as KPM Music, which is what it was called prior to 2011, the old EMI having bought the old KPM music publishing business all the way back in 1969.



When rumours that Coldplay and BTS had recorded a single together started circulating back in July, the K-pop group’s label said that it was “difficult to verify the relevant information”. Well it’s a whole lot easier now, because Coldplay have announced that ‘My Universe’ will be out on 24 Sep.

Having delayed the release of his new album, ‘Friends That Break Your Heart’, James Blake has given himself time to release one more single before it comes out. Here’s ‘Famous Last Words’.

Oneohtrix Point Never has released a new version of his track ‘Tales From The Trash Stratum’, featuring Cocteau Twins’ Elizabeth Fraser. It is one of four bonus tracks set to appear on a Blu-ray edition of his ‘Magic Oneohtrix Point Never’ album.

Every Time I Die have released subtly-titled new single ‘Planet Shit’. Their new album, ‘Radical’, is out on 22 Oct.

With their new album ‘Huffy’ out on 8 Oct, We Are Scientists have released new single ‘You’ve Lost Your Shit’. “My spirit animal is definitely an ostrich with its head buried in the sand”, says vocalist Keith Murray. “‘You’ve Lost Your Shit’ is a mea culpa to those friends who’ve had to blow up at me to get me to acknowledge any friction”.

Danny Elfman has released a Squarepusher remix of ‘We Belong’, from his recent album ‘Big Mess’. “Danny Elfman is a living legend and I was THRILLED to be asked to do a remix for him”, says Squarepusher. “I chose ‘We Belong’ partly because it’s in E flat, which is a nice escape from guitar-friendly tonalities, and also because I was especially drawn to the vocal elements”.

Mira Calix has announced that she will release her new album, ‘Absent Origin’, on 5 Nov. First single, ‘There Is Always A Girl With A Secret’, is out now. She’s also announced that she will play Tate Lates at the Tate Modern in London on 24 Sep.

Trentemøller is set to return with his sixth studio album next year, introducing it with new single ‘In The Gloaming’, featuring Lisbet Fritze.

Would you like one more Charlotte OC single before she releases her new album, ‘Here Comes Trouble’, on 15 Oct? Of course you would. And here is ‘Mexico’.

Okay Kaya has released a cover of gospel standard ‘If I Can Help Somebody’. The track is taken from her upcoming mixtape, ‘The Incompatible Okay Kaya’, which is out on 22 Oct.

Ahead of dates supporting Girli on her UK tour, July Jones has released new single ‘Aladdin’. It’s “one of the most personal ‘on the nose’ songs I’ve ever written”, she says. “I’m usually quite private about my life, but this one just poured out of me”.

Something of an epic for them – clocking in at a whopping two minutes – Joe And The Shitboys have released new single ‘Manspedator’. “A ‘Manspredator’ is a manspreading fuckhead who can’t grasp the fact that others also need space”, explains Joe. “Not only that, he’s also convinced that the looks people give him when he’s taking up way too much space is because they’re in awe of the fact that his testicles must be huge if he needs that much space”.

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