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By and | Published on Thursday 16 January 2020

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Sepultura have signed a deal with BMG to release their new album, ‘Quadra’, in Latin America – including their home country Brazil. “We signed with BMG because we believe in their modern and fair business model”, they say. “In addition, they value the past of Sepultura and believe in the future of the band”.



New American mechanical rights society MLC has announced the appointment of lawyer and former Sony Music and Warner Music exec Kris Ahrend to the role of CEO. MLC Chair Alisa Coleman says her board is “THRILLED” with the hire.

Athena Koumis has been hired by Amazon-owned live-streaming and gamer platform Twitch as its new Music Partnerships Manager. “When I learned Twitch was officially expanding into the music space in 2020, I knew this would be the right place for me to continue my work helping music communities thrive”, she says in a post on LinkedIn. She has previously held roles at Spotify and, most recently, Xite.



The documentary Taylor Swift last year claimed was being blocked by her former label Big Machine, ‘Miss Americana’, will arrive on Netflix on 31 Jan. As previously announced, the film will premiere at the Sundance Film Festival on 23 Jan.

Slipknot have released a new 20 minute short film titled ‘Pollution’, directed by the band’s Shawn ‘Clown’ Crahan. “I set out to make a short film that makes you question your own existence, here in this reality”, he says. “When you lay down in your bed, next to the one you love, do you ever ask yourself – is it possible that this person could slit my throat while I’m sleeping? Enjoy. Pollution is everywhere”. Fun stuff. The short film expands on the band’s ‘Nero Forte’ video. Watch it here.

James Blunt has released the video for ‘Monsters’, from his latest album ‘Once Upon A Mind’.

Poliça have released new single ‘Steady’. New album ‘When We Stay Alive’ is out on 24 Jan, with UK tour dates following in February.

Wiki has released the video for ‘The Routine’, from his latest album ‘Oofie’. He’s also announced UK tour dates in March, including a show at Omeara in London on 11 Mar.

Sega Bodega has announced that he will release his debut album, ‘Salvador’, through Nuxxe on 14 Feb. From it, this is new single ‘Salv Goes To Hollywood’.

The Naked And Famous have announced that they will release their fourth album, ‘Recover’, in May. “Recover is about the duo, recovering ourselves, and our artistic vessel”, says one half of the outfit, Thom Powers. “The album is a statement of creative healing and a vehicle to plough forwards into our own future. We hope that the messages of healing and resilience have some effect on its listeners”. Here’s new single ‘Bury Us’.

Moaning have announced that they will release their second album, ‘Uneasy Laughter’, through Sub Pop on 20 Mar. “Men are conditioned not to be vulnerable or admit they’re wrong”, says frontman Sean Solomon of the record’s lyrical content. “But I wanted to talk openly about my feelings and mistakes I’ve made”. Here’s first single ‘Ego’.

Douglas Dare has released new single ‘The Joy In Sarah’s Eyes’ on Erased Tapes. “I realise now that Sarah is the child in me”, he says. “She is the innocent and pure joy that we all have as children that often is lost with age. Remembering this joy and keeping it with you can literally keep you alive, keep you vital”. His new album, ‘Milkteeth’, is out on 21 Feb.

Banoffee has released new single ‘Count On You’, produced with Sophie and Yves Rothman. Her debut album ‘Look At Us Now Dad’ – also featuring Empress Of, Cupcakke and Umru – is out on 21 Feb.

Nnamdï – formerly Nnamdi Ogbonnaya – has announced that he will release his new album, ‘Brat’, through Sooper Records on 4 Apr. From it, this is new single ‘Wasted’.

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