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One Liners: Sony/ATV, The Orchard, Halsey & Marshmello, more

By | Published on Thursday 28 May 2020



Music publisher Sony/ATV has appointed Peter Brodsky to General Counsel and Executive Vice President, Business Affairs. And why the hell not? “Peter is a key member of Sony/ATV’s leadership team, and his invaluable counsel is integral to our success”, says CEO Jon Platt. Brodsky, by the way, is “THRILLED”.



Sony’s distribution and label services business The Orchard has added extra functionality to its mobile app for labels and artists, known as OrchardGo, which will “enable artists and their teams to strategically release new music based on an artist’s social landscape”. It basically allows an artist to monitor the various social media platforms and identify their biggest fans in order to better engage with them and sell them stuff.



Have you ever wondered what Halsey and Marshmello are thinking? Sure you have. Don’t pretend you haven’t. Well, now you can find out. Until 2 Jun you’ll be able to shout at your Alexa device “Alexa, what’s Halsey’s thought of the day?” and it’ll tell you. Same for Marshmello. What a time… to… be… urgh.



Melanie C has released new single ‘Blame It On Me’.

Bright Eyes have released new track ‘One And Done’ from their upcoming new album.

The Lemon Twigs are back with new single ‘Moon’. Their delayed third album ‘Songs For The General Public’ will be out through 4AD on 21 Aug.

Celeste has released new single ‘I Can’t See The Change’, produced by Finneas. Of writing the song, she says: “I was feeling flat. I felt disconnected from myself and the world around me, so I knew something needed to change. Ultimately the song is about hope and change but knowing that to obtain this requires effort, patience and conviction”.

Widowspeak have released new single ‘Breadwinner’. “Now feels like the only time we could possibly let this song into the world, when everyone is trying to figure out life beyond the way we earn a living, and how we’ll earn anything going forward”, says the duo’s Molly Hamilton. “So, without wanting to capitalise on the heavy realities we’re all facing, we hope it brings some comfort or at least entertainment to people at home”.

Lotic has signed to Houndstooth and released new single ‘Burn A Print’.

Saxophonist and composer Nubya Garcia has announced her signing to Concord Jazz with the release of new single ‘Pace’. The track is co-produced by Kwes.

Song Sung have released new single ‘Telling Tales’, and announced that their debut album, ‘This Ascension Is Ours’, out on 31 Jul through Night Time Stories.



Slipknot’s Knotfest touring festival has relaunched its website as a “global meeting place under the banner of heavy culture”. There will be news, interviews, videos and more. It will also be broadcasting live performances and interviews from Slipknot, Underoath and Code Orange this Friday at 11pm UK time.

Check out our weekly Spotify playlist of new music featured in the CMU Daily – updated every Friday.

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