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One Liners: Wizkid, Kygo, Public Image Ltd, more

By | Published on Tuesday 24 January 2023



Superstruct Entertainment has acquired Spanish promoter The Music Republic, which – among other things – runs the Benicàssim festival on the Costa del Azahar. Music Republic founders David and Toño Sánchez will continue to oversee the company.

Primary Wave has acquired rights owned by Robby Krieger and the estate of Ray Manzarek related to their work with The Doors, including recording, song and merchandise rights and trademarks. “Our family has worked patiently to find the right partners to continue Ray’s lifelong efforts in protecting and promoting his art”, says the keyboard player’s widow Dorothy Manzarek. “We are happy to have finally come to an agreement with Primary Wave”.

Ultra International Music Publishing has renewed its publishing deal with songwriter and producer Zaytoven covering new work. “Ultra Music Publishing has been the only place for me”, he says. “Our relationship has grown and flourished since the beginning of my career. 2023 marks a new partnership and I’m excited to take over the world!”



BMG has promoted JoJamie Hahr to EVP Recorded Music for Nashville. “It’s a privilege and a blessing to work with our extraordinary artists and our BMG family every day”, she says. ”BMG truly puts artists and their music first, and I’m extremely proud of what we all continue to build together in Nashville and beyond”.



Public Image Ltd have released the video for their potential Irish Eurovision entry ‘Hawaii’. Whether or not the band go through to the big song contest will be decided on 3 Feb.

Kali Uchis has confirmed that she will release new album ‘Red Moon In Venus’ on 3 Mar. New single ‘I Wish You Roses’ is out now.

Dave Okumu And The 7 Generations have released new single ‘Black Firework’ from their upcoming album ‘I Came From Love’, which is out on 14 Apr.



Wizkid will play Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London on 29 Jul. Tickets go on sale on Friday.

Kygo has announced that he will play London’s Gunnersbury Park on 12 Aug, with support from MK, Sofi Tukker and Frank Walker. Tickets go on sale on Friday.

Check out our weekly Spotify playlist of new music featured in the CMU Daily – updated every Friday.

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