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By | Published on Tuesday 18 June 2019

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Universal Music Latin Entertainment has signed Ecko to a worldwide record deal, reports Billboard. This follows the publishing deal he did with Warner Chappell back in April.



Universal Music Publishing Group has made Troy Tomlinson both Chairman and CEO of its Nashville division – the first person to hold these titles. “Troy’s track record in Nashville is the stuff of legend”, reckons overall UMPG boss Jody Gerson. He’ll officially join Universal from rival publisher Sony/ATV on 15 Jul.

Spotify has hired Jeremy Erlich as Head Of Music Strategy. See, podcast company Spotify is still doing some music stuff. And strategically too! He joins from Universal’s Interscope Records where he was CFO and EVP Business Development.



Plans to launch a Glastonbury spin-off festival are “very much on the back burner”, Emily Eavis has told Music Week. It had been expected that The Variety Bazaar would launch at another site in 2021, but that seemingly will not now happen. She did say back in January 2017 that “none of this is set in stone”. Her father Michael then described the spin-off festival project as “the last big gamble of my life”.



Robyn has released the video for ‘Ever Again’ from her latest album ‘Honey’.

Car Seat Headrest has released a new live album, with tracks selected from recordings of every show the band played in 2016. “This isn’t necessarily the best possible version of each track, but it’s some of the most fun we’ve had on stage”, says band leader Will Toledo. Here’s a performance of ‘Fill In The Blank’.

Yip Man has announced that he will release new album ‘Pure Zen, Ken?’ on 6 Sep. From it, this is recent single ‘Suffer More’.



Elton John has added another UK show to his farewell tour. He’ll now play the O2 Arena on 14 Dec. Tickets are set to go on sale this Friday.

Kojey Radical has announced a free show at the Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen on 25 Jun. Enter the ballot for tickets here. He’s also released the video for new single ‘Can’t Go Back’.

(Sandy) Alex G has announced that he will play The Lexington in London on 24 Jun.

Frank Iero And The Future Violents and Laura Jane Grace And The Devouring Mothers have announced a co-headline UK tour. They’ll kick things off in Glasgow on 26 Aug, and on the way take in London’s Scala on 29 Aug.

Amon Amarth have announced that they will play three UK shows latter this year. Birmingham Academy on 28 Nov, Manchester Apollo on 29 Nov and Brixton Academy on 30 Nov. Support will come from Arch Enemy and Hypocrisy.

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