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One Liners: Vicente García, MelodyVR, Tool, more

By | Published on Thursday 8 August 2019

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Warner Chappell has signed a worldwide publishing deal with Dominican singer-songwriter Vicente García. “Vicente is a fearless and dynamic artist whose creativity has no boundaries”, says Gustavo Menendez, President of Warner Chappell Latin America.

MelodyVR has signed a deal with Beggars Group to create and distribute virtual reality content using the indie label group’s music. “We’re pleased to be working with MelodyVR to bring the extraordinary artists that our labels work with to the fast-growing audiences in virtual reality”, says Beggars Group’s Simon Wheeler.



Per Sundin is stepping down from his dual roles as MD of Universal Music Sweden and President of Universal Music Nordic Region to become CEO of Pop House Sweden. Set up in 2014, that company promotes Abba related live shows, including the awful sounding ‘Mamma Mia!’ dining show. Sundin isn’t leaving Universal completely though, he has also been appointed Non-Executive Chairman of Universal Music Nordic Region.



Tool have released their first new material for thirteen years, the title track from new album ‘Fear Inoculum’. They’ve also opened pre-orders for the deluxe CD version of the LP, which will cost you £80 and comes with a four-inch rechargeable HD screen with exclusive video footage, charging cable, two watt speaker, 36 page book, and MP3 download card that will get you ten minutes more music than features on the CD itself. The album’s out on 30 Aug. All signs suggest that it will sound like Tool.

Metallica and the San Francisco Symphony are reprising their ‘S&M’ show for its 20th anniversary later this year. We know this. But is there a trailer? Well, there wasn’t. But now there is. So, the answer is yes. Yes, there is a trailer. Here it is.

James Blake has released the video for ‘Can’t Believe The Way We Flow’, from his ‘Assume Form’ album.

Why? have released their new album ‘Aokohio’ as one long YouTube video. It’s one of those ‘visual albums’ the kids are always banging on about, you see. Watch/listen to it here.

Frank Turner has released new single ‘The Hymn Of Kissiani’. A new episode of his ‘Tales From No Man’s Land’ podcast explains the story behind it.

Ama has released new single ‘Crystal’, the second track from her upcoming ‘Screenluv’ EP.

Sir Was has released new single, ‘No Giving Up’. His new album, ‘Holding On To A Dream’, is out on 20 Sep.



Band On The Wall in Manchester has announced a party to celebrate the tenth anniversary of its grand re-opening in 2009. Headlined by Hollie Cook, the all-day event will give you access to ten live acts for a tenner. More details here.

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