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One Liners: Stormzy, Gaz Coombes, The Waeve, more

By | Published on Tuesday 29 November 2022



Sony Music Publishing has appointed Michèle Hamelink as its Managing Director for the Benelux region. “I’m THRILLED and honoured to take on this new role”, she says. “I’m excited to take on this challenge with our great team and build upon the strengths and songwriter-first values that we have as a global company. It’s a privilege to work with our incredible songwriters and I look forward to advancing their creative development and success both locally and internationally”.



The International Federation Of The Phonographic Industry has launched the Official MENA Chart, rounding up the week’s most streamed tracks in in the Middle East and North Africa. It’s the region’s first ever official chart, and the first to top it is Nigerian artist Rema with ‘Calm Down’.



Stormzy has released the video for ‘This Is What I Mean’, the title track of his new album, which came out last week.

Gaz Coombes has released new single ‘Long Live The Strange’. His new album, ‘Turn The Car Around’, is out on 13 Jan.

The Waeve – aka Graham Coxon and Rose Elinor Dougall – have released new single ‘Kill Me Again’. Their eponymous debut album is out on 3 Feb.



Sylvan Esso have announced shows at Vicar Street in Dublin on 4 Jul, and Electric Brixton in London on 6 Jul, as part of their first European tour for five years. Tickets go on general sale on Friday.

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