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One Liners: Yard Act, Insanity Group, Los Bitchos, more

By | Published on Tuesday 23 November 2021

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Downtown Music Services division Sheer Publishing has signed a global publishing deal with the estate of South African musician Johnny Clegg. Sheer MD David Alexander says: “Clegg’s music has been one of the biggest cultural exports in our lifetimes. His role in speaking truth to power has been acknowledged by many countries with many of their highest awards”.



Label and management company Insanity Group has promoted Issy Lloyd to Talent Director within its broadcast division, which manages TV and radio talent. “Over the past ten years, since joining Insanity, I feel extremely privileged to have worked alongside some incredible talent, sharing in their journeys, and celebrating their great successes”, she says. “Insanity inspires and champions new and fresh talent, both on and off screen, and provides opportunity for growth, learning and achieving goals – not just for our talent but for the Insanity team too”.

AWAL has promoted Aaron Bogucki to Global Head Of Audience Development, heading up the company’s new Audience Development department. “Having been a part of AWAL’s incredible growth and success over the past four years, I can confidently say we’re on to something really unique and special”, he says. “I’m excited to continue our creative, disruptive audience-first approach to artist development globally”.

UK record industry trade group BPI has appointed Leon Neville to the new role of Director Of Insight. “I am THRILLED to be joining the BPI”, he says. “I look forward to helping them alongside the wider team in championing UK music artists and furthering the continued successes for our members’ acts both here and across the globe”.



Yard Act have released new single ‘Payday’. “If only Monday was payday hey”, they say. “What a world it would be. It’s not payday, the world is still a cold, hard place, but we are pleased to present the third track to be taken from our debut album”.

Los Bitchos have released new single ‘Good To Go!’ The band’s debut album, ‘Let The Festivities Begin!’, is set for release on 4 Feb and they will be touring the UK the same month.

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