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One Liners: Boomtown Fair, Bugzy Malone, My Chemical Romance, more

By | Published on Tuesday 20 April 2021

Boomtown Fair

COVID-19 CANCELLATIONS & POSTPONEMENTS

The Boomtown Fair festival will not be taking place this August, as had been planned. The sold out event has been postponed to 11-14 Aug 2022. “After almost half a year of collective campaigning to the government, sadly COVID specific cancellation insurance for events still does not exist at this point in time”, say organisers. “This means anyone putting on an event this year will be doing so without the safety net of insurance to cover them should COVID prevent them from going ahead in any capacity. For an independent event as large and complex as Boomtown, this is a huge gamble of up to an eight figure sum and the financial risk is simply too high”.

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DEALS

Universal Music Publishing has signed producer Tommy Brown to a global deal. “Tommy is the real deal”, says CEO Jody Gerson. “He is a top-notch songwriter and producer, and he is one of the best early identifiers of talent. I’m THRILLED to welcome him to UMPG and look forward to having loads of success together”.

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APPOINTMENTS

Triari ‘Ari’ Senawirawan has been named as the new Managing Director of Warner Music Indonesia. He replaces Toto Widjojo and joins from Visa, where he had a senior marketing role. Various previous jobs in marketing included leading on an assortment of music-related brand projects. “Engaging people with artists and music has always been part of my professional career”, he says. “I’m excited to work at Warner Music, which has a refreshing and different approach to promoting its artists”.

Radiocentre‘s Director Of External Affairs Matt Payton has been promoted to the newly created role of Chief Operating Officer at the radio industry trade group. “The team at Radiocentre do a brilliant job on behalf of commercial radio, enabling the industry to speak with one voice to politicians and regulators as well as advertisers”, he says. “I am delighted to have the opportunity to carry on contributing to this work as Radiocentre COO, as both the organisation and the industry continue to evolve”.

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RELEASES

Bugzy Malone has released new single ‘Salvador’.

Amy Shark has released new single ‘Amy Shark’. “The ‘Amy Shark’ song is a bit of a walk through the highs and lows of the last fifteen years of my life”, she says. “It was a difficult song to pen but necessary and I hope it inspires anyone who feels unloved, lonely, and sometimes unwanted, that you can achieve anything if you focus. But never forget who was not there during the hard times”.

Greta Savbo Bech has released new single ‘Dominoes’.

The Mountain Goats have announced that they will release new album ‘Dark In Here’ on 25 Jun. From it, this is ‘Mobile’.

Biig Piig has released new single ‘Lavender’. Her new EP, ‘The Sky Is Bleeding’, is out on 21 May. On that EP, she says, “I’ve let myself be free and open about situations and fantasies of mine that I haven’t touched on before. My sexuality and secrets I wanted to take the listener as close as I could to some of the intimate and vulnerable places I go alone”.

Ekkstacy has released new single ‘I Want To Be By Your Side’, featuring Herhexx.

Jinnwoo is back with his first solo single for five years ‘Milk’, released through Alt J producer Charlie Andrew’s Square Leg Records.

Phobophobes have released new single ‘Mono Into Stereo’. Their new album, ‘Modern Medicine’, is out on 25 Jun.

Worryworry has released the video for recent single ‘Outside’.

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GIGS & TOURS

My Chemical Romance have confirmed that they will play an Eden Sessions show on 17 May 2022, their 2021 shows (along with all Eden Sessions shows this year) having been cancelled last month. “The response was huge when we first announced My Chemical Romance”, says Eden Sessions MD Rita Broe. “We’re THRILLED to confirm that they will be with us in 2022 and confident this will be one of the most memorable of Sessions”.

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