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By | Published on Tuesday 16 June 2020



Maria Egan has joined music creation platform Splice as its first Chief Music Officer. She was previously Head Of Creative at Pulse Music Group. “At Pulse I used Splice as an A&R tool, signing new writers that built their brands on the platform”, she says. “I’ve watched Splice become a key player in this space and believe they’re positioned to be a leader in the future of collaboration”.



Indie label Whities has announced that it is changing its name to AD 93. Originally a Young Turks imprint, the label’s boss Nic Tasker explains: “The name Whities was chosen for its reference to white labels and also it’s the phonetic spelling of the YT abbreviation – YT’s”. However, since taking the label independent in 2017, “the name lost its connection to that initial idea and since it hasn’t felt quite right”.



Tidal has entered into a new partnership with Best Buy in the US to offer three month free trials to people who buy certain hardware products from the retailer, including speakers, TVs and headphones. People who take up the offer can also get discounted prices on the streaming service’s different tiers for the first year.



UK Music has launched the Music Industry Workforce Diversity Survey, aiming to track “progress to boost diversity and inclusion in the UK’s music industry”. Says the organisation’s Diversity Taskforce Chair Ammo Talwar: “Now is not the time for silence! We need major change at pace with impact in the music industry. This survey helps to kickstart the change we all want and deserve”.



D-Block Europe have released new single ‘Free 22’, their second new track of the year after last month’s ‘Madow Like’.

Rico Nasty has released new track ‘Dirty’, taken from the soundtrack of HBO TV show ‘Insecure’.

Grey Daze have released new track ‘B12’, featuring Korn guitarists James Shaffer and Brian Welch. The band’s new album ‘Amends’, posthumously featuring vocalist Chester Bennington, is set for release on 26 Jun.

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