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One Liners: Bucks, Sentric, Record Store Day, more

By | Published on Tuesday 4 December 2018

Bucks Music Group

Other notable announcements and developments today…

• Bucks Music Group has agreed a reciprocal sub-publishing deal with Mushroom Music Publishing, which will see the two companies represent each other’s catalogues in their respective home territories of the UK and Australia/New Zealand. “Bucks are a real music company”, insists Mushroom Music MD Ian James.

• Sentric Music in Liverpool and Riptide Music Group in LA have formed a strategic partnership to share staff and resources either side of the Atlantic. “As a unified independent publishing force, Sentric and Riptide will be able to open more doors, uncover more opportunities and generate more business for our partners than ever before”, says Sentric CEO Chris Meehan.

• Oana Ruxandra has returned to Warner Music, after two years at Universal, in the newly created role of EVP New Business Channels – Chief Acquisition Officer. “WMG is on a mission to provide a broad, open, and inclusive environment where independent thinkers and leading-edge companies can realise their visions, well beyond the scope of a traditional music company”, she says of her new position.

• Record Store Day will be back again on 13 Apr next year. The annual shopping celebration will also see the return of the RSD and Sound Performance unsigned band competition. The winning act will get 500 copies of a single pressed onto vinyl and a one year distribution deal with Proper Music to try to get rid of them.

• Vök have announced that they will release their second album, ‘In The Dark’, on 1 Mar. From it, this is new single ‘Spend The Love’.

• Hockeysmith has announced that she will release a new EP, ‘Tears At My Age’, on 25 Jan. Here’s the title track.

• Sofie Winterson has released the video for ‘Time’ from her new album ‘Sophia Electric’.

• Check out our weekly Spotify playlist of new music featured in the CMU Daily – updated every Friday.

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