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One Liners: UK Music, Stormzy, Olivia Rodrigo, more

By | Published on Tuesday 27 June 2023



Cross-sector trade group UK Music has confirmed Eunice Obianagha as its first Head Of Diversity. She will develop the organisation’s diversity strategy and work with its Diversity Taskforce, and also offer advice and support to the other trade bodies that make up the UK Music membership.

Wise Music has appointed Massimiliano ‘Max’ Moroldo as MD of the recently established Wise Music Italy. He joined the music publisher last year after it acquired his company Baby Angel Music. Wise Music Group CEO Marcus Wise says: “We’re delighted to have a local office in Italy and keen to expand in this important market. Max is a talented and experienced publisher and is instrumental in helping Wise Music build our Italian business into a significant operation for our group”.

Music PR agency Warmth has confirmed the recruitment of Matthew Kent, who joins the firm as a publicist. Agency founder Joly Checketts says: “I’m delighted to welcome Matthew to the Warmth team. Not only is he an exceptional writer and publicist – and superb DJ – but he’s got his finger on the pulse of new music more firmly than most”.



Having released new single ‘Toxic Trait’ last week, Stormzy yesterday posted yet another track – ‘Longevity Flow’ – described as “a three minute schooling in boastful freestyling, confidently detailing his remarkable ever-growing ten year ascent within the music scene”.

Olivia Rodrigo‘s second album ‘Guts’ will be released on 8 Sep, with its first single, ‘Vampire’, out on Friday. “I am so proud of this record and I can’t wait to share it with you all!” she declared on Instagram.

Third Man Records and Blue Note Records have announced vinyl reissues of five albums from the latter’s catalogue newly remastered from the original tapes at the former’s Detroit mastering and pressing facility. The tie-up is called the 313 Series Partnership. All five records were recorded in Detroit or are by artists from the city, they being: Thad Jones’s ‘Detroit-New York Junction’, Donald Byrd’s ‘Electric Byrd’, Elvin Jones’s ‘Genesis’, Kenny Cox And The Contemporary Jazz Quintet’s ‘Multidirection’ and Grant Green’s ‘Live At Club Mozambique’. Here’s a video about it.

Elton John headlined the Pyramid Stage at Glastonbury on Sunday, did you notice? Well, to mark the occasion they’ve gone and released a Pyramid Edition of his 2017 greatest hits album ‘Diamonds’. It is, and I quote, “a highly collectible, extremely limited edition release pressed on coloured vinyl” with a “track listing personally selected by Elton” that “reflects” his Glastonbury set. I think it’s possibly sufficiently limited edition that it’s already sold out. But still, at least you now know about its existence.

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