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By | Published on Friday 19 November 2021



TikTok and Australian song rights collecting society APRA/AMCOS have agreed a licensing deal, the first such partnership between the society and the video-sharing app.

Exceleration Music has signed a long-term agreement with the estate of Justin Townes Earle. This extends beyond the Earle estate’s existing agreement with Bloodshot Records, which Exceleration recently acquired. Earle’s widow Jennifer says: “I am truly touched by the appreciation that Exceleration Music has for Justin and am very much excited about combining forces with our collective visions to honour his legacy as a songwriter, husband and father to Etta”.

Dirty Hit has signed Wallice to a new record deal, marking the occasion (and proving it to be true) by releasing her new single ‘Wisdom Tooth’.



Antoinette Boateng has been appointed to the new role of Director Of Equity, Diversity And Inclusion, Europe at Warner Music. “The company has made some big strides when it comes to placing the equity, diversity and inclusion agenda centre stage, but it acknowledges that it’s got a lot more to do”, she says. “I can’t wait to be part of the team that steers it through the next stage of its journey and look forward to working with colleagues across Europe to drive positive change”.

Ryan Press has been promoted to the position of North American President of Warner Chappell. “I’ve been with Warner Chappell for more than twelve years now and taking on this new role is a huge challenge that I’ve been working towards since day one”, he says. “I’m incredibly humbled and grateful to [CEO] Guy [Moot] and [COO] Carianne [Marshall] for the opportunity and wouldn’t be here without the support of my incredible A&R team. I’m blessed to get to work alongside them every single day”.



Cardi B is back with new single ‘Bet It’, taken from the soundtrack of Netflix movie ‘Bruised’. That being the soundtrack she has curated with director Halle Berry.

Charli XCX has announced that her ‘Alone Together’ documentary, about the making of her ‘How I’m Feeling Now’ album in lockdown, will be released on 28 Jan.

Yendry and J Balvin have teamed up for new single ‘Instinto’. Yendry says of the song: “A man and a woman long for a lust-filled love outside of their respective mundane relationships. They follow their instincts because they’re drawn to each other both emotionally and physically… but ultimately don’t act on their feelings and resist each other”.

Foo Fighters have released the video for ‘Love Dies Young’, from their ‘Medicine At Midnight’ album. It stars Jason Sudeikis, aka Ted Lasso.

Rico Nasty is back with new track ‘Money’, featuring Flo Milli and produced by Boys Noize.

Freddie Gibbs and Jadakiss are back together on new track ‘Black Illuminati’.

100 Gecs have released new single ‘Mememe’ – the first track from their upcoming new album ‘10000 Gecs’.

Alice Glass has announced that she will release her debut solo album ‘Prey///IV’ on 28 Jan. She’s also put out new single ‘Baby Teeth’. “I like to make songs that you can dance to when you’re sad”, she says. “‘Baby Teeth’ is probably the darkest and most hopeless track on my record, but it sounds misleadingly hopeful”.

Loop are set to release ‘Sonancy’, their first album for 32 years, through Cooking Vinyl on 11 Mar. “With ‘Sonancy’ I wanted to take a post-punk sound, spin it on its head and mix it with a psych influence”, says the band’s Ronerty Hampson. “A total gumbo. Which has always been Loop, this mash-up of spicy rhythms”. Here’s new track ‘Halo’.

Ibeyi have released new single ‘Made Of Gold’, featuring Pa Salieu. The duo’s Lisa-Kaindé says: “‘Made Of Gold’ is about connecting to our ancestors’ knowledge, to the truths of the past and the power of the ancient. The line is not broken, nor is it lost. Protected by these spells, our third album will see us conveying our reconnection to that power and channeling that magic into our new music”.



Andy C has announced a run of shows in clubs smaller than you’d normally see him in. Urgh, I was trying to avoid saying ‘intimate’, but you can see why people use that word. It’s an intimate club tour, hitting places like the Cambridge Junction and Leeds Academy. It’ll happen in February and March. Intimately.

Genesis Owusu has announced that he will play Dublin’s Grand Social on 14 Jun and The Underworld in London on 15 Jun next year. Tickets are on sale now.

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