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One Liners: Take That, Niall Horan, Zara Larsson, more

By and | Published on Tuesday 23 May 2023

Take That


Take That have signed themselves to Universal Music’s EMI Records in order to release some new music. You know, on the off chance somebody somewhere wants some. Say Gary Barlow, Howard Donald and Mark Owen in perfect unison: “It’s very clear that the team at EMI share our love and passion for music, and our ambition, and we are very excited about working together”.

Music publisher OTM has announced a bunch of new signings, having recently done deals with SlingerThe HeavyPoter ElvingerFlyte and Moa Moa. Says founder Alex Sheridan: “As a growing independent publisher, our focus has always been on building a roster of the best up-and-coming songwriters and producers in the world, so we are THRILLED to welcome these artists to OTM”.

Music publisher the Wise Music Group has signed DJ/Producer Ron Trent to its Campbell Connelly imprint. Says he: “In this business, partnerships are everything. I am looking forward to a great alliance with Wise Music and their creative forces to forge forward into more powerful foundational ventures”.



Music lawyer Victoria Wood has rejoined the team at Clintons, where she trained ten years ago. “I had unfinished business with Clintons and I am THRILLED to re-join the highly accomplished team”, she says. “Clintons has such an established roster of clients and the move offers me a platform to be expansive and evolve and grow my practice further”. With her she brings her own roster of clients, including Rina Sawayama, Self Esteem, Shygirl and Sigala.



Zara Larsson has released new single ‘End Of Time’. “I have been working on this song for a long time and as soon as it was finished, we all knew that it was really special”, she says.

Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy will release new album ‘Keeping Secrets Will Destroy You’ on 11 Aug. Out now is new single ‘Bananas’.

Dot Allison will release new album ‘Consciousology’ on 28 Jul. Out now is new single ‘Unchanged’.

Ama Lou has released new single ‘Caught Me Running’.

Bad Dreems have released the video for ‘Mallee’ from their new album ‘Hoo Haa!’, which is out now.



Niall Horan has announced UK and Ireland live dates in February and March next year, including a performance at Wembley Arena in London on 1 Mar. His new album ‘The Show’ is out on 9 Jun.

This year’s Eurovision winner Loreen will be back in the UK and Ireland for live shows later this year, as part of a wider European tour. The run will include a show at Electric Brixton in London on 10 Nov. “I’m so THRILLED to finally go on a European tour and to invite you all into my universe”, she says. Tickets go on general sale on Friday.

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