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By | Published on Friday 11 March 2022



Warner Chappell and film production company Unigram have jointly signed a worldwide publishing deal with singer-songwriter Scott McFarnon. “Scott is a brilliant songwriter, he’s written for top artists and is enjoying success writing original scores for movies”, says Warner Chappell’s UK Head Of A&R Amber Davis. “He’s going to be a great asset to us as he collaborates with more of our roster and we look to place him in international songwriting camps”.



Sarah Jones has been promoted to General Manager of Warner Music-owned concert discovery service Songkick. “I’m elated to have the opportunity to take up this role at Songkick”, she says. “Our teams are more ready than ever before to support fans and artists, wherever they are in the world, as they venture back to the live music experience once again”.

Kobalt has promoted Jon Trumbull to Head Of Global Writer & Publisher Relations. “Jon has consistently raised the bar for servicing our clients”, says COO Jeannette Perez. “Kobalt continues to stand alone as the best-in-class [provider of] client services to songwriters and publishers, and Jon has been a key part of that. With his leadership, I am confident he will continue to find new ways to strengthen our service offerings and support Kobalt’s continued growth”.

Talent agency CAA in the US has hired Hilary Krane as its Chief Legal Officer. She joins from Nike, where she was General Counsel. “As we build on CAA’s tremendous momentum, expanding our reach and opportunities for clients, Hilary’s experience helping to guide some of the world’s most respected global brands will make her an invaluable partner in achieving our ambitions”, says CAA President James Burtson.



Tom Morello and ‘Game Of Thrones’ co-creator DB Weiss have teamed up for new movie ‘Metal Lords’. Set to arrive on Netflix on 8 Apr, here’s the blurb: “Two kids start a metal band in a high school where exactly two kids care about metal. They can’t find a bassist, but there is this one girl who plays the cello. They need to work together if they’re ever going to win the Battle Of The Bands”. Here’s the trailer.



Yungblud is back with new single ‘The Funeral’. “I’d spent a lot of time in the last eighteen months grappling with who I really want to be”, he says. “I’d spent the past four years telling people to be unapologetically themselves and to not care about what others think and realised that was something I needed to tell myself. I felt a lot of pressure, a lot of insecurity, a lot of questioning myself. But then I wrote this song and it distilled for me what this next phase in my life, not just my career, was gonna be about”.

Rammstein have announced that they will release their eighth album, ‘Zeit’, on 19 Apr. Here’s the title track.

Rema and AJ Tracey have teamed up for new single ‘FYN’. Rema’s debut album, ‘Rave & Roses’, is out on 25 Mar.

Greentea Peng has released ‘Your Mind’, the first single from her still to be announced second album.

The xx’s Oliver Sim has released new solo single ‘Romance With A Memory’.

Gruff Rhys has released new single ‘People Are Pissed’. “The lyrics were basically inspired by the widespread anger I – and many other people – felt towards the incompetence and arrogance of the [’Boris’] Johnson regime during the lockdowns”, he says. “Not that I feel any different now. I mean, the words go off on one like most of my songs, but that was the seed of the idea”.

Confidence Man have released new single ‘Woman’. The band’s new album, ‘Tilt’, is out on 1 Apr.

Alison Wonderland have released new single ‘New Day’, and announced that she will release new album, ‘Loner’, on 6 May. “I realised that I have always seen myself as the victim of my story”, she says of the inspiration for the album. “This time, something shifted in me, and I decided that I didn’t want to be the victim anymore. Instead, whatever I wrote from here would empower me”.

Cancer Bats have released new single ‘Lonely Bong’ from their upcoming album ‘Psychic Jailbreak’, which is out on 15 Apr.

Gaika has released new single ‘Gladius’, taken from his upcoming new album and film project ‘War Island’.

Andrekza has released new single ‘Oro Negro’. Her new album, ‘Cassette’, is out on 8 Apr.

Tomberlin has released new single ‘Tap’, from her new album ‘I Don’t Know Who Needs To Hear This’, which is out on 29 Apr.



Sigur Rós have announced UK tour dates in November this year, including two nights at London’s Brixton Academy on 10-11 Nov. Tickets go on sale on 18 Mar. The band are also currently writing their first new studio album since 2013’s ‘Kveikur’.

Asian Dub Foundation will play five shows around the UK next month, including at EartH in London on 15 Apr, to mark the release of newly remastered editions of their ‘Enemy Of the Enemy’ and ‘Tank’ albums, which are out today.

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