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One Liners: Christina Aguilera, Tegan & Sara, Foo Fighters, more

By | Published on Wednesday 11 November 2020

Christina Aguilera

DEALS

Christina Aguilera has signed a new management deal with Jay-Z’s Roc Nation, according to Variety. It was reported last week that she had split from longtime manager Irving Azoff after 20 years.

Warner Music has expanded its existing US licensing deal with streaming service Audiomack to cover several new territories, including Canada, Ghana, Jamaica, Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa and Tanzania.

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APPOINTMENTS

Tegan & Sara have been announced as ambassadors for Keychange in Canada, as the music industry gender equality campaign launches in the country. “The demographic breakdown of awards nominations and festival lineups reflects the structural confines of our society and industry”, say the duo. “We must do better as it sends an outdated message to the next generation about whose art and voice and message is valuable”.

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MEDIA

Spotify has done a – wait for it – a – no, you’ll never guess – a – let’s just keep the tension building for a moment longer – a multi-million dollar deal to acquire a podcast company. This time it’s bought podcast hosting company Megaphone for a reported $235 million. If you own a podcast company that Spotify hasn’t bought yet, it’s starting to look bad on you.

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EDUCATION & EVENTS

The Eurosonic Noorderslag showcase festival and music industry conference in the Netherlands has announced that it will take place entirely online in 2021. “We think that’s it’s very important in these challenging times, to bring the people of the live music sector, artists, venues and festivals and media together”, says Head Of Programme Robert Meijerink. “ESNS Digital will consist of a showcase festival, the conference focussing on the ‘road to recovery’ and an online edition of the Music Moves Europe Talent Awards”. The event will take place from 13-16 Jan. More info here.

The AIM Sync conference will return for its second virtual edition in February, it has been announced. As well as various conference sessions, the event will also close with the AIM Sync Awards. More info here.

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RELEASES

Foo Fighters have released the video for new single ‘Shame Shame’. They’ve also announced that they will livestream a performance from the Roxy in Hollywood on 14 Nov.

Rico Nasty has released new track ‘OHFR?’, produced by Dylan Brady of 100gecs. She’s also announced that new album, ‘Nightmare Vacation’, will be out on 4 Dec.

Brian Eno has shared a new video for his track ‘Decline And Fall’, to accompany his forthcoming new album ‘Film Music 1976-2020’. The track originally appeared in his score for the film ‘O Nome da Morte’.

The Bug and Dis Fig have released new single ‘Blue To Black’. Their collaborative album ‘In Blue’ is out through Hyperdub on 20 Nov.

Anna B Savage has released new single ‘Corncrakes’. Her debut album, ‘A Common Turn’, is out on 21 Jan 2021 through City Slang.

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GIGS & TOURS

Tomorrowland has announced a virtual New Year’s Eve party, with 25 artists including Armin van Buuren, Charlotte de Witte, David Guetta, Diplo, Martin Garrix and Snoop Dogg (as DJ Snoopadelic) playing across four stages. Tickets go on sale on 17 Nov. More info here.

Cinematic Orchestra will livestream a performance from the Royal Festival Hall in London 11 Dec. “We’re incredibly excited to be able to connect this globally loved British band to audiences all around the world, and bring their new music into everyone’s homes for this very special one-off event from the Royal Festival Hall”, says Southbank Centre Head Of Contemporary Music Bengi √únsal. More details here.

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