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One Liners: Roc Nation, A2IM, Ariana Grande, more

By | Published on Friday 18 January 2019

Roc Nation

Other notable announcements and developments today…

• OK, turn to your music industry execs wallchart and cross out Phil McIntyre as President of the artist management division at Jay-Z’s Roc Nation. That is not a post he holds any more. He’s out. He’s gone. He’s going to focus on managing his own clients, Nick Jonas and Adam Lambert, through his Philymack company. Philymack first partnered with Roc Nation in 2015 and McIntyre was then named president of management there in April last year.

• Richard James Burgess will remain CEO of US indie label trade body A2IM after his contract was extended. Andrea Pagnanelli has also been hired as General Manager. That’s not all, there have also been promotions: Patrick Ferrell is now Head Of Label Relations; Lisa Hresko is Senior Director Of Associate Member Services And International Relations; Sheryl Cohen is Senior Director Of Culture And Oversight; and Courtnay Newman is Manager Of Member Services And Partnerships.

• Ariana Grande has released new track ‘7 Rings’. Watch the video here.

• City Girls have released the video for their Cardi B collaboration ‘Twerk’.

• Sigrid has released new single ‘Don’t Feel Like Crying’. Her debut album, ‘Sucker Punch’, is out on 8 Mar.

• Little Simz has announced that she will release new album, ‘Grey Area’, on 1 Mar. Here’s new single ‘Selfish’.

• Methyl Ethel have released new single ‘Trip The Mains’. Their new album, ‘Triage’, is out on 15 Feb.

• Rina Mushonga has released new single ‘For A Fool’. Her album, ‘In A Galaxy’, is out on 15 Feb. She will also headline the Shacklewell Arms in London on 19 Mar.

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