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By | Published on Friday 21 October 2022

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Production music firm Epidemic Sound has announced Rikard Herlitz as its new CTO and Julian Persaud as CCO, both starting in January 2023. Herlitz joins from Google, while Persaud moves over from travel platform Omio. “We’re THRILLED to welcome both Rikard and Julian to our leadership team”, says CEO Oscar Höglund. “Their in-depth knowledge and global experiences from both the commercial and the technological side will be essential as we move into our next stage of development. I am confident we have found the right talents to help us take Epidemic Sound into the next phase on our journey to soundtrack the world”.



Taylor Swift has released her tenth studio album ‘Midnights’. The video for ‘Anti-Hero’ premieres on YouTube at 1pm UK time today.

Lewis Capaldi will release his new album ‘Broken By Desire To Be Heavenly Sent’ on 19 May. He’ll also be touring the UK and Ireland in January and February.

Joel Corry and Tom Grennan have teamed up for new single ‘Lionheart (Fearless)’. “Tom is an amazing artist on top of his game”, says Corry. “This record is a new direction for me and an evolution of my sound. I wanted a create an anthem for the festival main stages and I can’t wait to perform it with Tom around the world”.

Orbital have teamed up with Sleaford Mods for new single ‘Dirty Rat’. “This track is a giant capital letter”, says Orbital’s Paul Hartnoll. “Like in the ‘Book Of Kells’, where the very first letter always gets the big treatment from the monk when he’s doing his illustrated borders. It’s got that old school dance music vibe with bits of Cabaret Voltaire in there, even bits of The Shamen. It’s a little bit punk rock, nice and loud. A really refreshing ‘wake up’ kind of track. And [Sleaford Mods vocalist] Jason [Williamson] is just brilliant!”

Babymetal have released new single ‘Divine Attack – Shingeki’ – the first from their new album ‘The Other One’, which is out on 23 Mar.

Phoenix have released new single ‘Winter Solstice’. New album, ‘Alpha Zulu’, is out on 4 Nov.

Genesis Owusu has released new single ‘Get Inspired’.

Okay Kaya has released new single ‘Inside Of A Plum’. Her new album, ‘Sap’, is out on 4 Nov.

Agar Agar have released new single ‘The Visit’. “This is a song about your personal space being invaded but it is also a dance song”, they say. “The best representation would be when you have an afterparty at your place with strangers you just met, dancing in your living room. At some point you just want them to go away so you can sleep”.

Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs have released new single ‘Terror’s Pillow’. The band have also announced UK tour dates running from February to April next year.



Sam Smith has announced UK tour dates in April next year, including two shows at London O2 Arena on 18-19 Apr. Tickets go on general sale on Thursday.

The Wannadies have announced that they will play Islington Assembly Hall in London on 3 Nov. Tickets are on sale.

Fabric and the Museum Of London have announced a new partnership, which will see them working on a variety of events in the coming years. First is a show from artist Tai Shani, soundtracked by Maxwell Sterling and Richard Fearless. More information on the partnership here.

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