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One Liners: Adele, Laura Mvula, Leona Lewis, more

By | Published on Wednesday 1 December 2021



B2B streaming company Tuned Global has done a deal that will see its technology power African digital music service Waw Mizuk. “Knowing our new back-end technology is fully scalable and reliable gives us all the more confidence in our plans to expand into new territories and grow our business further”, says Waw Muzik CEO Jean-Philippe Audoli. “This allows us to strengthen the West African music industry with improved remuneration of rights holders, and nurture cultural exchanges with other territories”.

Primary Wave Music has announced a new partnership with the estate of Teddy Pendergrass, acquiring a stake in the late singer’s publishing and recording income streams, as well as his name and likeness. “My husband was a legend, an icon, and I’m pleased about this partnership”, says Joan Pendergrass. “I believe working with Primary Wave is just what the estate needs to help showcase Teddy’s rich legacy”.



Universal Music’s Interscope Geffen A&M division in the US has promoted Matt Morris to SVP A&R. “I’ve grown so much as a person and executive over the past decade at Interscope”, he says. “My goal has always been to help artists at the highest level, and to get to do that at the most forward-thinking record label in the world is an honour. I couldn’t be more excited for this next step”.

Leila Oliveira has been promoted to General Manager of Warner Music Brazil. “I’m honoured to be asked to step up into this new position”, she says. “We’ve seen how our Brazilian artists, such as Anitta, can win the hearts of fans around the world and we look forward to running even more impactful global campaigns in the years to come”.****



Emika and Rødhåd have released a new single together, called ‘I Knew Your Name Before You Were Born’. The title, explains Emika, “is a lyric inspired by a dream I had while pregnant”. She adds: “I have loved Rødhåd’s sound for many years now and when I spent some time with him in his studio in Berlin we worked out a collaboration together”.

Martha Skye Murphy has released new single ‘Concrete’, featuring Leya.

With her new album, ‘Speak’, out this Friday, Eera has released two new tracks from it: ‘Speak’ and ‘Falling Between The Ice’.

Park Jiha has released new single ‘Light Way’. Her new album, ‘The Gleam’, is out on 25 Feb.



Adele has announced that she will begin a Las Vegas residency in the new year, playing Friday and Saturday nights in the Colosseum theatre at Caesars Palace Hotel from 21 Jan until 16 Apr. Tickets go on general sale on 7 Dec, with a pre-sale starting this Friday.

Laura Mvula has announced a UK tour in March next year, finishing up at the Shepherds Bush Empire on 10 Mar. Tickets go on sale on Friday.

Getting somewhat ahead of herself, Leona Lewis has announced a Christmas tour… for 2022. “I couldn’t be more excited to announce my UK headline tour for 2022”, she says. “After such a challenging year I can’t wait to celebrate with my fans and experience that feeling of togetherness again”. Again, this is a Christmas 2022 tour. I don’t know what she knows about how bad 2022 is going to be. Tickets go on sale on Friday.

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