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One Liners: Warner Music, EMI, Kylie Minogue, more

By | Published on Tuesday 10 November 2020

Kylie Minogue


Stu Bergen has announced that he is stepping down as Warner Music‘s Head Of International. In an internal memo he says that he plans to start “a new chapter of exciting professional, personal, and philanthropic pursuits”. A replacement is yet to be announced.

Universal Music has named Kate Wyn Jones as Business Development Director of EMI Records in the UK. “We are incredibly excited that Kate is to join the EMI family”, says EMI President Rebecca Allen. “Having worked with Kate for several years, I have seen first-hand the innovation and energy that she brings to campaigns”.

Sony/ATV has promoted Veronica Vaccarezza to SVP Business Development, Latin America & US Latin. “I came into the publishing industry 25 years ago and I am THRILLED to have seen this business transition into the digital era and to have played a part in its development in Latin America”, she says.



Kylie Minogue is now a “major shareholder” in apparently still existing streaming service ROXi, alongside Robbie Williams, Sheryl Crow, former U2 manager Paul McGuinness and more. To prove her commitment she will appear in a new TV advertising campaign. “I can’t wait to share my playlists and the music I love with you all on ROXi”, she says. I think “you all” is a bit of a stretch.



NME Asia has launched a new online shop, selling music, merch and electronics. “Since 1952 NME has been a musical tastemaker”, says Meng Ru Kuok, CEO of NME owner BandLab Technologies. “It’s now grown into a global media powerhouse committed to creating and curating content, products and experiences essential to fans of music and pop culture today. We’re now extending our iconic tastemaking to physical music products, festival merch, and music gear to delight music lovers in Asia”.



Altern 8 have released their first new track for 27 years, ‘Hard Crew’. Proceeds from the release will be donated to the #WeAreViable campaign to support the live entertainment industry in lockdown.

Benee‘s new single, ‘Happen To Me’, is out now. Her debut album, ‘Hey U X’, is out on Friday.

Vessel has released new single ‘Movement III (If The Telephone Rings I’ll Be Saved)’. The track is taken from new EP ‘Passion’, which is out on 18 Nov.

The Keep has released new EP ‘Apocypha’. Here’s the title track.

FEMM have released new single ‘Level Up’, featuring Duke Of Harajuku. The duo’s new EP, ‘404 Not Found’, is set for release on 20 Nov.

Yung have released new single ‘Above Water’. Their new album, ‘Ongoing Dispute’, is set for release on 22 Jan.

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