Bucks Music Group has signed Watch The Ride to a worldwide publishing deal. Group member DJ Die has been signed to the company as a solo artist since 2011. “We’ve worked with DJ Die successfully for some time now, so this deal bringing Watch The Ride to Bucks as a trio makes complete sense”, says A&R Director Sarah Liversedge Platz. “They are three incredibly talented, highly respected individuals in their own right, and even more exciting as a collective”.
Reservoir has signed Naughty By Nature co-founder KayGee to a new publishing deal. “It’s a joy to be able to work with [EVP A&R & Catalogue Development] Faith Newman and the Reservoir team”, he says. “Faith is an industry veteran, and to have someone with her knowledge working my catalogue is great! I look forward to continuing to build my catalogue and creating more at Reservoir”.
It’s actually happened, guys! Rihanna has released new music. Here’s ‘Lift Me Up’, taken from the soundtrack of ‘Black Panther: Wakanda Forever’.
Oh what, the return of Rihanna not enough for you? Well, how about some long-awaited new music from SZA too? Here’s ‘Shirt’, a track she first teased back in 2020.
Is there room for another big pop release? Sure there is. BTS’s Jin has released solo single The ‘Astronaut’, written by Coldplay. With that out, he’s now off to join the South Korean army. Actually, first he’s going to perform the song with Coldplay in Argentina tonight on the next show on the band’s world tour.
Somehow way down in fourth position in this list is Harry Styles, who has released the video for ‘Music For A Sushi Restaurant’, from his ‘Harry’s House’ album.
Giggs has released new single ‘Time’.
††† have announced that they will release their first EP in nearly a decade, ‘Permanent.Radiant’, on 9 Dec. Here’s new single ‘Vivien’.
Berwyn has released new single ‘Path To Satisfaction’. “It acknowledges the path towards realising my identity and anticipates the future of Berwyn, that a man can have two homes and his body will know the difference”, he says of the track.
Maps has announced that he will release his new album, ‘Counter Melodies’, on 10 Feb. And he’s put out five tracks from it along with the announcement. Five! That’s nearly an armful. Here’s one of them ‘Heya Yaha’.
GIGS & TOURS
Take That will headline Hyde Park in London on 1 Jul as part of that British Summer Time festival, with support from The Script and Sugababes. “We’re so excited to be back together and that BST Hyde Park will be the first stage we perform on in almost four years”, say the band. “We have incredible memories of playing there in 2016 and we can’t wait to see everyone in July”.
Pulp have announced reunion tour dates for next summer, including a show at Finsbury Park in London on 1 Jul. “Three months ago, we asked, ‘What exactly do you do for an encore?’” say the band. “Well… An encore happens when the crowd makes enough noise to bring the band back to the stage So… we are playing in the UK & Ireland in 2023 Therefore… come along and make some noise. See you there”. Tickets go on sale on 4 Nov.
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