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One Liners: Sam Smith, JP Saxe, Wet Leg, more

By | Published on Friday 18 November 2022

Sam Smith


Artist management firm YMU has appointed Mike Kadziulis to the position of Executive Manager & Head Of Radio. “I’m excited for this next chapter of my career and to be working with YMU. [Global President Of Music] Matt Colon and [MD, US Music] Anthony Rodol are building something special at YMU and I’m incredibly excited to be a part of it”.

Members of UK record industry trade group BPI have re-elected [PIAS] CEO Nick Hartley and Pat Carr, founder of the Remote Control Agency, to its Council as representatives of the organisation’s independent label members. “We congratulate Nick and Pat on their re-election to BPI Council and look forward to again drawing on their considerable expertise and experience in support of our independent label members and as champions of the wider independent music community”, says BPI Chair YolanDa Brown. “We thank everyone who put their names forward for election and we know that we can continue to rely on their valued contributions”.

Meanwhile, earlier this week members of the UK’s Association Of Independent Music elected Alex Kennedy (Believe), Emily Saunders (ConnectsMusic, WeAreMusic), Sarah Cole (AEI Group) and Tony Morley (The Leaf Label) to its board. The trade group also unveiled details of a new Angel Investment Scheme which facilitates access to funds for music entrepreneurs. “It will empower entrepreneurs with the language and skills to navigate the investment world, and not only enable them to secure investment but also provide real-life opportunity to grow their networks and scale their businesses”, says AIM’s Entrepreneur & Outreach Manager Ben Wynter.



Sam Smith has released Christmas single, ‘Night Before Christmas’.

JP Saxe has released new single ‘The Good Parts’. “This song is about trying to find the healthy recognition that there can be beautiful parts in a relationship that ends. You can heal without having to destroy it and you can also heal without over-romanticising it”.

Babymetal have released new single ‘Monochrome’.

Lewis Thompson has released new single ‘Enchanté’.

Nicky Youre has released new single ‘Eyes On You’.

Enter Shikari have released new single ‘Bull’, featuring Cody Frost. “We’ve known Cody for years and years now, and consider them a real part of the inner Shikari family”, says frontman Rou Reynolds. “We’ve always known they were a wonderful talent and it’s been great to see them begin to ascend and find their voice”.

Wesley Joseph has released new single ‘Monsoon’. Be excited. “I wrote and recorded ‘Monsoon’ with AK Paul and Harvey Dweller between my studio and AK’s space in London earlier this year”, he says. “I’d been thinking and re-evaluating things and the song put a lot in perspective for me. It’s a journey of liberation, and I found myself questioning and understanding my own feelings about the turbulence of life itself”.

Overmono have released new single ‘Walk Thu Water’, featuring St Panther.



Wet Leg have announced that they will livestream a show at The Kentish Town Forum in London on 24 Nov via TikTok. And why the hell not?

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