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One Liners: Warner Music, Run The Jewels, Yemi Alade

By and | Published on Tuesday 17 November 2020

Run The Jewels


Warner Music has hired Maria Weaver, whose background is in media and broadcasting, most recently with Comcast Advertising, to become the New York-based President of WEA. These days that’s the Warner division that includes the major’s playlisting, direct-to-fan and merchandising operations, as well as its own online platforms like HipHopDX, Uproxx and Songkick.

London-based music law firm Sound Advice has promoted Pete Bott and Jules O’Riordan to partner roles, both having joined the company in 2018.



Warner Music UK has formally announced the rebrand of its brand partnerships team to WMX. In case you wondered – and you surely all did – the “refresh reflects the team’s updated offering, which is built around six core pillars – talent, strategy, creative, campaign management, production and amplification”. I think technically that should be WMVI. But then, I’m rubbish at names. I mean, CMU – shit name!



Run The Jewels have released the video for new single ‘No Save Point’. They’ve also launched their own beer range.

Yemi Alade has announced that her fifth album, ‘Empress’, will be out on 20 Nov. From it, this is ‘I Choose You’.

Slayyyter has released new single ‘Throatzilla’.

Masego has released the video for new single ‘Mystery Lady’.

Martha Skye Murphy has released new EP ‘Yours Truly’. “The best way of disguising yourself is through the appearance of truth”, she says. “These songs are my exploration of that. They are the raw skin underneath a scab”. From the EP, this is ‘Outis’.

Michael Peter Olsen has announced that he will release his debut album, ‘Yearning Flow’, on 15 Jan. From it, this is new single ‘Cloud Parade’. “Musically, ‘Cloud Parade’ journeys through late nineteenth century classical influences”, he says, “illustrating the connections between ‘real’ and ‘fake’ sounds in modern music – ie what is really being performed and what is simulated – and ‘real’ and ‘fake’ emotional states – genuine feeling v constructed fakery”.

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