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By | Published on Thursday 15 July 2021

Bebe Rexha


Sony Music’s The Orchard has signed a global distribution deal with Birmingham-based record label BE83 Music. “This new partnership between BE83 and The Orchard is enabling us to scale up our business and deliver on [our] vision to take the midland’s sound around the world”, says BE83 founder Despa Robinson.



Three Six Zero Recordings – the label side of the Three Six Zero artist management group – has promoted Nick Dearmun to General Manager. “Nick takes a considered and global approach to every aspect of his work, and in doing so has been instrumental in the growth of Three Six Zero Recordings”, says the label’s President Pete Tong. “I’m excited to see what this next chapter holds for him, and know he will have great success in his new role as General Manager”.

Booking agency ICM Partners/Primary Talent International has hired Beckie Sugden. She joins from X-Ray Touring. “I am absolutely THRILLED to be joining the team at ICM/Primary, bringing my fifteen years of experience to an already stellar international team”, she says. “As we all begin to rebuild from the ashes of the pandemic there feels like no better time to join such a progressive, representative and forward-thinking company”.

Warner Music Australia has appointed Christina Erskine as SVP Marketing & Promotions for Australasia. “I’m THRILLED to be joining the iconic Warner Music Group at a time of exciting evolution”, she says. “Joining forces with a new team of marcomms professionals is a unique opportunity to champion Australian and global creativity with diverse audiences at a dynamic time for the music sector”.



Topic and Bebe Rexha have released the video for their single ‘Chain My Heart’.

Caroline Polachek is back with new single ‘Bunny Is A Rider’. “Bunny is slippery, impossible to get ahold of”, she says. “Maybe it’s a fantasy, maybe it’s a bad attitude. But anyone can be bunny, at least for three minutes and seventeen seconds”.

Koreless has released an FKA Twigs-directed video for his new single ‘White Picket Fence’. “The ‘White Picket Fence’ visual is a modern-day reenactment of a fable that doesn’t exist”, says Twigs. “Each character represents a sound in the music and the audience is a voyeur as the music is personified into a mystical happening”.

Billy Bragg will release new album ‘A Million Things That Never Happened’ on 8 Oct. Here’s new single ‘I Will Be Your Shield’. “To me this is the heart and soul of the album”, he says of the song. “I’ve come to the conclusion that empathy is the currency of music – that our job as songwriters is to help people come to terms with their feelings by offering them examples of how others may have dealt with a situation similar to that in which listeners find themselves”.

Andrew WK has released new single ‘Everybody Sins’.

Underoath have released new single ‘Damn Excuses’. “This song came out of nowhere for us”, says keyboardist Chris Dudley. “In hindsight, it probably stems emotionally from the anxiousness that a year of isolation will give you, and that ‘wanting-to-explode’ feeling came out with zero effort. It was therapeutic. This is us ready to get back into a loud room with sweaty people and experience something real together”.

Herbert has released new single ‘Fantasy’, featuring Verushka. His new album, ‘Musca’, is out on 22 Oct.

Torres has released ‘Thirstier’, the title track of her new album, which is out on 30 Jul.

Yves Tumor has released new EP ‘The Asymptomatic World’.

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