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By | Published on Wednesday 6 October 2021



BMG has promoted Maximilian Kolb to EVP Repertoire & Marketing, Continental Europe. “There could be no better time to take on this new role”, he says. “Streaming is opening up the market for local repertoire right across Continental Europe, not only boosting domestic successes, but also creating new cross-border opportunities. We want to be a home for all kinds of music right across Europe”.

UK record industry collecting society PPL has hired Titania Altius as Head Of Member Relations. She joins from Help Musicians, where she was Creative Programme Manager. “I am very excited to be joining PPL at such a pivotal time”, she says. “It’s a fantastic opportunity to work with a great team to build on the successes of the last few years and continue to deliver for the performers and recording rightsholders who are at the heart of what we do”.

RCRDSHP – a dance music centric platform selling “digital collectibles” (so, it’s an NFT thing) – has hired Peter Wohelski as Head Of Creator Relations. He has previously worked for Beatport and Symphonic Distribution. “I’m excited to join the team at RCRDSHP as we flip the industry on its head by restoring a living wage to millions of talented electronic music professionals globally through our digital collectibles platform”, he says.



We’re all saved! Adele is releasing a new single, called ‘Easy On Me’, on 15 Oct. You can hear a little bit of it here.

Ronan Keating is going to release an album exploring Ireland’s musical history. Lucky old Ireland. ‘Songs From Home’ will cover everything from traditional music to U2. It’s out on 12 Nov.

Kim Petras is back with new single ‘Future Starts Now’. “Things are going to change whether you want them to or not and you can either roll with it and make the best out of it or let it drown you”, she says. “The pandemic changed the world in bad ways but good ways too. It’s about not letting life sink you and to have fun and celebrate the world – whatever it becomes”.

Mitski has released new single ‘Working For The Knife’. She’s also announced UK and Ireland tour dates in April next year, finishing up at The Roundhouse in London on 28 Apr.

Pulled Apart By Horses have signed to Alcopop! Records ready to release their fifth album next spring. Here’s new single ‘First World Problems’.

Warmduscher have signed to Bella Union and released new track ‘Wild Flowers’. “I kept doing that freaking track over and over, trying to do a kind of Talking Heads ‘Once In A Lifetime’ thing”, says the band’s Clams Baker Jr. “Then I just got to a point where I was like, ‘Ugh! Fuck this and fuck these motherfuckers!’ I sent the demo to the guys and they were laughing really hard. It’s a blessing and a curse, because if we start laughing, then we know we’re happy with the song”. The band’s fourth album will be coming out at some point.

Rival Consoles will release new album, ‘Overflow’, on 3 Dec. New single ‘Monster’ is out now.

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