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One Liners: Susan Rogers, Fleet Foxes, Skepta, more

By | Published on Tuesday 22 September 2020

Susan Rogers


BMG last week announced that Thomas Coesfeld will join the company as Deputy Chief Financial Officer next month, and then become the music firm’s actual CFO next April. He is currently Chief Strategy Officer at Mohn Media, part of BMG sister company Bertelsmann Printing Group. “I very much look forward to working closely with Thomas Coesfeld”, says BMG CEO Hartwig Masuch. “Thomas has demonstrated great entrepreneurial skills in his previous positions”.

Mark Fry is to be promoted to President of Warner Music Nordics, replacing Jonas Siljemark who is retiring at the end of the year. “I’m honoured to be succeeding Jonas, whose contributions to the growth of the music business in the Nordics are unparalleled”, says Fry.



Prince’s in-house studio engineer Susan Rogers will be interviewed at the next ‘Let’s Talk About Music’ online event from the BPI and Official Charts Company. Obviously, we would all happily listen to Rogers talk about her collaborations with Prince for hours at a time, but I do hope they ask her about her current research work at Berklee College Of Music, which is also fascinating. The interview takes place on 6 Oct. Book your free place here.



Fleet Foxes will release their new album ‘Shore’ at 2.31pm UK time today.

Lady Gaga has released the video for ‘911’ from her latest album ‘Chromatica’.

Skepta has released the video for new single ‘No Stress’, featuring Michael Phantom and L3.

The Cribs have released new single ‘I Don’t Know Who I Am’, featuring Lee Ranaldo. The track is taken from their new album ‘Night Network’, which is out on 13 Nov.

Fraser T Smith – under the name Future Utopia – has announced new album ‘Twelve Questions’, which features guests including Idris Elba, Kojey Radical, Mikky Ekko, Lafawndah, Arlo Parks and more. Here’s first single ‘Do We Really Care Part 1 & 2’, featuring Tom Grennan, Tia Carys and poet laureate Simon Armitage. The album is out on 23 Oct.

Luke Combs has released new track ‘Without You’, featuring Amanda Shires on violin.

The Smashing Pumpkins have announced that they will release new album, ‘Cyr’, on 27 Nov. Here’s the title track.

Asian Dub Foundation have released their new album ‘Access Denied’, which features a track sampling a routine about UKIP by stand up comedian Stewart Lee. This is that track, ‘Comin Over Here’.

Balming Tiger’s Omega Sapien has released solo EP ‘Garlic’. From it, this is ‘Happycore’.

Michelle O Faith has released new single ‘Black Lolita’. “The ‘black’ in the title is both intentional and significant”, she says. “The song speaks to the fetishisation of young black women, specifically, by older white men in the industry. I have certainly experienced [that] – more than once”.

Hockeysmith has released the video for new single ‘Hyper Kobra’. “The lyrics are fresh about my feelings during confinement”, she says. “I was inspired by people like the writer Ali Smith: it’s current – it’s political – the virus is a poignant theme at the heart of the song”.

Andy And The Odd Socks will release their third annual anti-bullying song in partnership with the Anti-Bullying Alliance on 2 Nov. Here’s a little snippet of the track.



Keane have announced that they will play Forestry England’s Forest Live concert series next summer. Hopefully. They will play four shows in forests around England in June. More info here.

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