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One Liners: Ticketmaster, Independent Venue Week, Babymetal, more

By | Published on Wednesday 12 October 2022



Sony Music Publishing has signed songwriter LostBoy – real name Pete Rycroft – best known for his work with Ava Max and Tom Greenan. “I’m so happy to be part of the Sony Music Publishing roster”, he says. “The support from the whole team over the last couple of months has been amazing. A massive thank you to SMP’s US and UK teams for making me feel so welcome. This next chapter looks so exciting thanks to you all”.



Ticketmaster has launched its Ticketmaster Request tool, already available in North America, in the UK. It allows fans to register their interest in high demand shows as soon as they are announced. The first UK shows to use the tool will be Four Tet’s three gigs at London’s Alexandra Palace in May, via a partnership with promoter Eat Your Own Ears.



Radiohead drummer Phil Selway has been announced as Ambassador for next year’s Independent Venue Week. “I’m honoured to be an Ambassador for IVW in their tenth anniversary year”, he says. “This past decade has seen IVW do incredible work in supporting and nurturing this vital musical community of independent venues. For me, these venues are the lifeblood of music in the UK, and after the great challenges they’ve faced these past few years, I’m excited to represent them in this way”.

Venue operator ASM Global has hired former Live Nation exec Liam Thornton as EVP Strategy & Development. “This will drive tremendous value for private and municipal partners and ultimately guests”, says CEO Ron Bension. “We’re going to leverage the coming years for a period of unprecedented growth in our business space. Liam’s extensive experience, particularly in creating new developments and enhancing existing assets, will provide far and away the most diverse and enriching opportunities the industry has ever seen”.



Babymetal have announced that they will release new album ‘The Other One’ on 24 Mar next year. There’s no music out yet, but we know that it will be a concept album and there’s a little teaser video here.

Redcar – aka Christine And The Queens – has released new single ‘La Chanson Du Chevalier’. New album, ‘Redcar Les Adorables Étoiles (Prologue)’, is out on 11 Nov.

Serj Tankian has released new single ‘I Spoke Up’, taken from his upcoming EP ‘Perplex Cities’, which is out next week.

Dry Cleaning have released ‘No Decent Shoes For Rain’, the latest single from their second album ‘Stumpwork’, which is out next week. “’No Decent Shoes For Rain’ is inspired by grief. Grief over past relationships, grief for loved ones who have died, and all the things that come with that; loneliness, numbness, yearning, ruminating about the past”, says vocalist Florence Shaw

Leila Moss has released new single ‘Vanishing Shadows’, featuring Gary Numan. “Numan’s vocals fly in on the chorus like an alien archangel offering a last chance to consider the state of play”, she says. The track is the first single from the Duke Spirit frontwoman’s third solo album, ‘Internal Working Model’, which is out on 13 Jan.

DJ Yoda has teamed up with actor Lily James for new single ‘Breath’. His new album, ‘Prom Nite’, is out on 18 Nov. “Lily used to live downstairs from me, and we always talked about making some music together”, he says. “It wasn’t easy with her insane schedule, but we eventually made it happen. We talked about our music tastes, found common ground, and tried to make something interesting. I’m super happy with the results!”

JFDR has signed to Houndstooth and released new single ‘The Orchid’. “I call all my songs orchids”, she says. “I am obsessed with the flower. It’s a very cunning flower, its beauty has led it to become the most popular plant or flower in the world. It symbolises – among other things – fertility, and I was thinking a lot about rebirth and a new beginning. Fertility, creativity, beauty and mystery are all embodied by the orchid”.



GRM Daily has announced that its Rated Awards will be broadcast on E4 on 25 Oct, with performances from ArrDee, Clavish, Ms Banks, K-Trap, Knucks, Blade Brown, SL, Dreya Mac and Ivorian Doll.

The Jazz FM Awards have announced the winners of three of its prizes this year. Jools Holland will receive the Impact Award, Marcus Miller the Gold Award, and Norma Winstone the Lifetime Achievement Award. The ceremony will take place on 20 Oct at Shoreditch Town Hall.

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