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One Liners: Amazon Music, Pearl Jam, Hayley Williams, more

By | Published on Thursday 23 January 2020

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Amazon Music now has 55 million users across its various iterations around the world. What’s more, reckons Amazon, that’s a 50% increase on last year. “We’re proud to reach this incredible milestone and are overwhelmed by our customers’ response to Amazon Music”, says VP Amazon Music Steve Boom. “Our strategy is unique and, like everything we do at Amazon, starts with our customers. We’ve always been focused on expanding the marketplace for music streaming by offering music listener’s unparalleled choice because we know that different listeners have different needs”.



Concord Music Publishing has hired Tom Coulson-Smith as Director Of A&R. He joins from Warner Chappell. “I’m delighted”, says Coulson-Smith. “I am delighted”, concurs EVP Worldwide A&R Kim Frankiewicz.



Pearl Jam have released ‘Dance Of The Clairvoyants’, the first single from their new album, ‘Gigaton’. That album is out on 27 Mar.

Hayley Williams off of Paramore has released her first solo single, ‘Simmer’. Her debut solo album, ‘Petals For Armor’, is out on 8 May. “I’m so ready and so incredibly humbled to get to share this project”, she says. “Making it was a scary, empowering experience. Some of my proudest moments as a lyricist happened while writing ‘Petals For Armor’. And I was able to get my hands a little dirtier than usual when it came to instrumentation”.

Charlotte De Witte has announced that she will release new EP, ‘Vision’, on 17 Feb. Here is a preview.

Stephen Malkmus has announced that he will release new album, ‘Traditional Techniques’, through Domino on 6 Mar. Following on from his 2019 electronic album ‘Groove Denied’, this one sees him go all acoustic. From it, this is ‘Xian Man’.

Sega Bodega has released the video for his new single, ‘Salv Goes To Hollywood’.

Katie Gately has released new track, ‘Waltz’, taken from her upcoming album, ‘Loom’, which is out through Houndtooth on 14 Feb.

Harry Styles, Frank Ocean and Solange collaborator John Carroll Kirby has released new solo single ‘Blueberry Beads’. The track is taken from his new album, ‘My Garden’, out on Stones Throw later this year.

Envy have released new single ‘A Faint New World’. Their new album, ‘The Fallen Crimson’, is out on 7 Feb.



OOIOO – led by YoshimiO of Boredoms – have announced that they will play Corsica Studios in London on 11 Apr. Their new album ‘Nijimusi’, is out now.

ShitKid have announced UK tour dates next month, finishing with a show at The Old Blue Last in London on 8 Feb. Their new album, ‘Duo Limbo/Mellan Himmel Å Helvet’, is out this week.

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