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One Liners: Tencent Music, Ticketmaster, Taylor Swift

By and | Published on Tuesday 18 August 2020

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Tencent Music is in the midst of a deals frenzy. Following its big new agreement with Universal Music, last week the Chinese company also announced it now had a direct deal in place with Kobalt. And then it confirmed a partnership with GMM Grammy, the biggest music company in Thailand. Plus there was that deal with Cooking Vinyl that was also announced last week. Busy busy.



On the off chance there will be some events at some point to sell some tickets for, Live Nation’s Ticketmaster has rejigged its top team. Mark Yovich is being promoted from President Of International to President Of Global, global being more global than international, see. Basically, it’s part an effort to more closely align Ticketmaster’s North American business with its operations in the rest of the world. And with that in mind, Jared Smith, previously President of Ticketmaster, becomes Global Chairman, while Amy Howe, currently COO, becomes Global COO.



Hey, you like easter eggs? Taylor Swift likes easter eggs. And she’s just put out a behind the scenes video explaining where she hid all the easter eggs in her ‘Cardigan’ promo. Mmmm chocolate.

Fresh from being sued over his poor admin, 2 Chainz has announced that he will release his new album, ‘So Help Me God’, on 25 Sep. Here’s new single ‘Money Maker’, featuring Lil Wayne.

Father John Misty has released two new songs: ‘To R’ and ‘To S’.

Having announced her “final club music” album last year, Marie Davidson has released her first single with new project L’Œil Nu, ‘Renegade Breakdown’.

Solo artists Farao and Special-K have announced that they will release their debut album together, under the name Ultraflex, later this year. Titled ‘Visions Of Ultraflex’, the LP is out on 30 Oct. Here’s new single ‘Work Out Tonight’.

Shhe has announced that she will release an album of reworks and collaborations, titled ‘Re:’, through One Little Independent on 9 Oct. Kicking things off, here’s the rRoxymore remix of ‘Eyes Shut’.

George McFall – who has previously gone by Clean George IV and CGIV – has released new single, ‘The Boyfriend’. The track is the first to be taken from a new album, due out next year. It is, he says, “a peer through the magic lantern of the boyfriend’s misspent youth, an ode to the id, a fairground mirror for a friend”.

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