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One Liners: Yungblud, The Who, Teenage Cancer Trust, more

By | Published on Tuesday 16 February 2021



Yungblud has announced that he is postponing UK tour dates – including a five night run at the Forum in London – that were due to begin in March. The dates had already been pushed back from May and June last year. New dates have not yet been announced, but he already has other shows lined up in September and October.

The Who have announced that their upcoming shows in March will not go ahead. “Please excuse the delay but we wanted to wait as long as possible to see if we could indeed play them”, they say in a statement. “However, as you can see the current situation makes this impossible”. Refunds are available at the point of purchase.

This year’s Teenage Cancer Trust shows at the Royal Albert Hall have been cancelled – including performances from The Who and Chic, which were pushed back from last year after other 2020 shows were pulled. “We are all gutted that our iconic Royal Albert Hall shows have been cancelled for a second year, but we look forward to welcoming people back to our world-famous gigs as soon as we can and we’re so grateful for all the support the music industry and artists give to make the gigs possible”, says the charity.



James Arthur has signed a new deal with Sony’s Columbia Records UK. He has been working with Columbia Germany for the last five years, and will work with both the UK and German divisions in partnership under this new deal. “I’m very grateful to Columbia for wanting to work with me”, says Arthur.

Norwegian record label Gems has signed a distribution deal with Warner Music Norway. The label was founded by Brilliance Records founder Ruben Nesse and Geir Luedy of Made Management, who manage Sigrid and Aurora. “We were looking for a solid partner that shared the same visions and ambitions as us”, they say of the Warner deal. “We were THRILLED by their enthusiasm and we are super happy to be working so close with the wonderful team at Warner Music Norway”.

Danny Dearden has signed to Sentric’s Black Rock. “I’m really excited to be joining Black Rock”, says Dearden. “It’s a dream come true to sign such a great publishing deal and I can’t wait to get working with the whole team. They really understand me and my music, so I’m sure this will be an amazing collaboration that will further my career”.

Ticketing app Dice has partnered with French promoter Super!, which – among other things – will see Dice ticket the Pitchfork Music Festival in Paris. “Super! is an absolute stalwart of the French live music scene”, says Dice’s Alba Gautier. “We’re THRILLED to bring their impressive portfolio onto the app”.



Universal Music UK has appointed Natasha Mann to the newly created role of Director Of Diversity And Inclusion. “I’m super excited and honoured to be stepping into this hugely important role”, she says. “I can’t wait to work alongside the team to bring about much needed practical, meaningful and lasting changes. Diversity and inclusion should be at the heart of all businesses and I will do everything to ensure that the work we do will make all Universal Music employees, and the great artists we serve, proud”.

Sentric Music has hired Shino Parker as Creative Manager at Sentric Electronic. Owner of artist management company Motion, Parker says: “As an artist manager, I have worked tirelessly to defend and champion the rights of singer/songwriters and featured artists, whilst opening up long term creative partnerships with labels, managers, artists and publishers. So, I jumped at the chance to take that experience to an ever-growing number of incredibly talented ‘voices’ within Sentric Music Group”.



Netflix has released the trailer for new Notorious BIG documentary ‘I Got A Story To Tell’, which will be available from 1 Mar.

Megan Thee Stallion has released ‘Southside Forever Freestyle’, the latest in a series of freestyles.

Mogwai have released new single ‘Pat Stains’. Featuring Colin Stetson, the track is taken from the band’s upcoming album, ‘As The Love Continues’, which is out on Friday.

Chelsea Wolfe has released the video for ‘Anhedonia’, featuring Emma Ruth Rundle.

Upsahl has released new single ‘Stop!’ “It’s a sexually empowering song about the feeling of attraction”, she says. “Like you’re so attracted to somebody that your heart might stop! I’m unapologetic about being a sexual person, so here’s a song about being horny and the thirst for another person”.

Scandal have released new single ‘Eternal’, to mark their fifteenth anniversary as a band. As well as being available digitally, the single will be available on limited edition cassette.

Mr Mitch has announced that he will release new album ‘Lazy’ on 5 Mar. Here’s new single ‘Did We Say Goodbye’.

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