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One Liners: Tommy Cash, Jaxsta, Jessie Ware, more

By | Published on Wednesday 3 March 2021


Music credits database Jaxsta has signed a deal to access Kobalt‘s songs data. “Adding and marrying publisher data with existing record label data to provide a deduplicated and deep-linked set of credits creates a unique world of new data integration possibilities for API data agreements with potential commercial partners”, says Jaxsta CEO Jacqui Louez Schoorl, in a well formed if rather complex sentence. Keep up, everybody! “This de-duplicated data is part of our works product within Jaxsta Pro which we will be releasing in the coming months”.

Sony Music Publishing has extended its worldwide deal with singer-songwriter Ilsey Juber. “I’ve been with Sony Music Publishing since day one and I’m so happy to be moving into this new chapter with a team and a company who are passionate and committed, not just to the songs I write, but to using the platform for social change and the greater good”, says Juber.

Universal Music Publishing has signed songwriter Feid to a worldwide publishing agreement. “I’m so happy to be part of my UMPG crew, they’ve always shown me love and have introduced me to new producers who have been crucial for the development of my career”, he says. “I’m going to keep pushing harder and writing so many more songs to become a better artist, producer and songwriter. I’m so grateful for the opportunity”.



Tommy Cash has collaborated with Adidas to create his own limited edition version of the company’s Superstar shoe by making them about two feet longer than usual. They are available in black and white. Commenting on it all (well, except the bizarre length of the shoes), he says: “Yes, these sneakers are different colours. After all, they reflect my mood, which changes every day. And I will proudly wear both versions of the iconic silhouette at the same time”. You can enter a raffle in the Adidas app to be in with a chance of buying a pair.

Do you like Efterklang? Do you like socks? Well, maybe you’d like to sign up to Efterklang’s new sock subscription service! Yes, you read that right, for £6.50 a month, you’ll receive a new pair of socks every three months. I tend to change mine at least once a day, but I guess it’s up to you. More info here.



Anti Ariandini has been appointed General Manager of the newly launched Sony Music Publishing Indonesia. “With the expansion of Indonesia’s digital markets, having a dedicated international … publishing company established in the country for the first time that can work with a wide range of record companies, music publishers and associations, is a huge win for Indonesian songwriters and composers”, says Carol Ng, Regional Managing Director, Asia for Sony Music Publishing.

Former SoundCloud exec Joe Armenia has joined social radio app Stationhead, as Director Of Creative Partnerships. “I have always had a passion for finding innovative ways for creators to connect with fans, and Stationhead uniquely offers that”, he says. “Stationhead has first to market advantage and has built the patented technology to revolutionise the traditional radio model into a truly social audio experience”.



Jessie Ware has released the video for recent single ‘Remember Where You Are’, starring her “lookalike” Gemma Arterton.

Jhené Aiko has released new song ‘Lead The Way’, taken from the soundtrack of new Disney movie ‘Raya And The Last Dragon’, which is out on Disney+ this Friday.

Japanese Breakfast has announced that she will release new album ‘Jubilee’ on 4 Jun. Here’s new single ‘Be Sweet’. “For me, a third record should feel bombastic and so I wanted to pull out all the stops for this one”, she says. “I wrote ‘Be Sweet’ with Jack Tatum from Wild Nothing a few years ago. I’ve been holding onto it for so long and am so excited to finally put it out there”.

Mike Patton’s revived Tomahawk have released a video for new single ‘Dog Eat Dog’. “Dogs patiently wait, obediently, for humans to snuff each other out… so they can take over the world”, says Patton of the video. “Dogs rule!”

Penelope Trappes has released new single ‘Nervous’. Her new album, ‘Penelope Three’, is out on 28 May.

Kojaque has released new single ‘No Hands’. “There seems to be a pretty universal feeling when you’re young and that’s wanting to make your parents proud”, he says. “At least that’s what I remember, searching for approval, wanting that reassurance, the track for me says, ‘look at me now, look how far I’ve come, imagine what else could happen'”.

Recently signed to Kartel’s new EMK label, Defset has released new single ‘Deadlines’. “Writing this in my bunker when the world felt like it was ending, I guess it took on a sombre, dark tone”, he says. “I was listening to a lot of Trentemøller, Apparat and other artists who lean towards the darker, cinematic, electronic spectrum. It’s dark but not without hope”.



Mogwai have announced that they will play a hometown show at Glasgow’s Royal Concert Hall on 7 Nov. There will be a limited pre-sale for fans who had tickets for the band’s cancelled Hydro Arena show on Thursday, before tickets go on general sale on Friday.

Check out our weekly Spotify playlist of new music featured in the CMU Daily – updated every Friday.

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