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One Liners: Swae Lee & Diplo, The O2, Doja Cat, more

By | Published on Tuesday 7 June 2022

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The O2 in London has hired Robbie Balfour as Marketing Director. “It’s a big year for The O2 as we celebrate fifteen years of the venue, and we’re THRILLED to welcome Robbie to the team to help drive our iconic brand forward into the next phase”, says General Manager Steve Sayer.

Apple Music has hired Juan Paz as Global Head Of Latin Music Business. He joins from Warner’s ADA label services business.

Live Nation has announced four new hires in its Latin music team. Daryivett Romo joins as Director Of Latin Tour Marketing; Katrina Rodriguez as Manager Of Latin Tour Marketing; Stephanie Rodriguez as Latin Tour Marketing Coordinator; and Nadia Hernandez as Director Of Latin Communications. “Live Nation is the largest promoter of Latin shows and as our artist roster as well as fan demand continues to grow, we are building a global team to serve artists and fan experiences better and at a bigger scale than ever before”, says Hans Schafer, SVP Of Global Touring.



CISAC – the global grouping of song right and other creator collecting societies – has elected a new board, comprising the CEOs of 20 of its member societies from around the world, they being: APRA (Australasia), ARTISJUS (Hungary), ASCAP (USA), BMDA (Morocco), BMI (USA), DAMA (Spain), GEMA (Germany), JASRAC (Japan), KOMCA (South Korea), PRS For Music (UK), SACD (France), SACEM (France), SACM (Mexico), SADAIC (Argentina), SAMRO (South Africa), SIAE (Italy), SOCAN (Canada), UBC (Brazil), VEGAP (Spain) and VG BILD-KUNST (Germany).

CISAC members have also voted to re-admit Turkish societies MESAM and MSG, a year after they were ejected, following an agreement to improve the collective licensing system in the country.



Swae Lee and Diplo have released ‘Tupelo Shuffle’, also featuring Gary Clark Jr and Austin Butler, which is taken from the soundtrack of Baz Luhrman’s upcoming film ‘Elvis’.

Speaking of ‘Elvis’, Doja Cat has released the video for her track on the soundtrack, ‘Vegas’.

James Bourne has released new single ‘X-Man’. His new album, ‘Sugar Beach’, is out on 1 Jul.

Shygirl has released her new single ‘Come For Me’. Her debut album, ‘Nymph’, will be out on 30 Sep.

Dagny has released new single ‘Brightsider’. “One of my strengths and best qualities is precisely that I can see the positive instead of digging myself down”, she says. “’Brightsider’ became an outlet for this”.

Ekkstacy has released new single ‘I Gave You Everything’.

Before her debut album, ‘Time Bend And Break The Bower’, is out on Friday, Sinead O’Brien has released one last single from it, ‘Like Culture’.



Holly Humberstone has announced new UK tour dates in November and December, finishing up at Rock City in Nottingham on 4 Dec. Tickets go on sale on Friday.

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