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By and | Published on Thursday 19 May 2022



Reservoir Media has signed a new publishing deal with Roxy Music guitarist Phil Manzanera, covering his work with the band and numerous other artists, including David Gilmour, Brian Eno, Robert Wyatt, Nico and more. “I’m very happy to embark on this new relationship with Reservoir and look forward to many fruitful collaborations”, he says.

Independent publisher BDi Music has signed emerging artist/songwriter Ellysse Mason to an exclusive worldwide publishing deal. Says the company’s James Paterson: “Ellysse is a wonderfully talented artist and songwriter. Her creative vision and work ethic is truly inspiring when it comes to her own songs, or writing for other artists”.



Beggars Group label 4AD has announced a number of new appointments. Alyssa DeBonis and Sophie Hall become the company’s new US and UK Label Managers respectively. Meanwhile, Will Tompsett has been promoted to Worldwide Head Of Marketing and new recruit Isa Castro-Cota joins as US Communications Manager.

Bauer Media Group has appointed Richard Dawkins as President Of Audio. In that role he will lead and grow the company’s radio and audio business, which currently has operations in eight European countries including the UK. He joined the media firm as COO Of Audio in 2019 after more than a decade with the BBC.



Management firm YMU has announced the launch of a new US entertainment division which will be led by April Tombs, formerly with agency UTA. The company says: “The launch of the US entertainment arm aims to replicate the success and ambition of the UK entertainment division, with the 60+ UK team led by Global MD of YMU Entertainment, Holly Bott”.



Yungblud has announced that he will release his third album, simply titled ‘Yungblud’, on 2 Sep. He recently told Spin that “my mission is to [get] those people slagging me off wearing a Yungblud t-shirt next year”. So I guess this is the Yungblud album for you, haters.

Metric have released new single ‘Doomscroller’. Their new album, ‘Formentera’, is out on 8 Jul.

Moonchild Sanelly has released new single ‘Cute’, featuring Trillary Banks. “The song is about bad boss bitches with big dick energy who look fly while they’re running their shit”, she says. “We can be cute, so our power might look unthreatening, but don’t be fooled, we’re powerful and we’re here to fuck shit up!”

Coheed And Cambria have released new single ‘Comatose’. Their new album, ‘Vaxis II: A Window Of The Waking Mind’, is out on 24 Jun.

Caterina Barbieri has released new single ‘At Your Gamut’. Her new album, ‘Spirit Exit’, is out on 8 Jul.

Léa Sen has released new single ‘I Like Dis’. “I felt the most innocent when I wrote this song”, she says. “In the lyrics I look at this feeling of wanting someone almost desperately but also being terrified of what happens once you get them and especially once you lose them. Falling in love is terrifying when all you do is second guess yourself”.

Ukrainian metal band Space Of Variations have released new single and video ‘Imago’. “We filmed this video a few days before the war started”, say the band. “Work on it was carried out to the accompaniment of explosions and air raids. Understanding that a beautiful story called life can end at any moment pushes us to the fact that there will be no better time for us than now”.



Paolo Nutini has announced UK tour dates in October and November, including a show at Alexandra Palace in London on 25 Oct. Tickets go on general sale on 25 May.

Yard Act have announced that they will play their biggest headline show to date at The Kentish Town Forum in London on 1 Dec. They’ve also just released the video for ‘100% Endurance’, starring actor David Thewlis.

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