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One Liners: DA Got That Dope, Taylor Swift, Elton John, more

By | Published on Friday 26 March 2021

DA Got That Dope

DEALS

Warner Chappell has signed producer DA Got That Dope. “From number ones like [Tyga’s] ‘Taste’ to [Kodak Black’s] ‘Zeze’, DA effortlessly creates memorable beats that connect with fans around the world”, says Warner Chappell’s Ryan Press. “He brings a different type of vibe and energy to every track he works on and is one of the most versatile producers in the game. I’m incredibly proud to be on this journey with him”.

Lyrics aggregator LyricFind has announced an expansion into China through a partnership with music services company Kanjian Music. “We’re honoured to announce our international deal with Kanjian, acting as our sole sales representative in China and Greater China”, says LyricFind CEO, Darryl Ballantyne. “By partnering with an internationally renowned and reputable company, this allows us to significantly expand our reach in China and reinforces LyricFind’s global position as the premium provider of licensed lyrics worldwide”.

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APPOINTMENTS

Virgin Music Label & Artist Services in the US has promoted Adam Starr to SVP Marketing. “I’m incredibly proud to be a part of Virgin Music”, he says. “I look forward to continuing to work with our amazing marketing team, and helping our partner artists and labels achieve success”.

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RELEASES

Taylor Swift has posted another re-recorded song from her back catalogue, although this is one where the original was never actually released. ‘You All Over Me’ didn’t make it to the 2008 release of her ‘Fearless’ album, but will feature on the new version that is coming out next month. “One thing I’ve been loving about these ‘from the vault’ songs is that they’ve never been heard, so I can experiment, play, and even include some of my favourite artists”, Swift writes on Tumblr. “I’m really excited to have Maren Morris singing background vocals on this song. [It’s also] produced by Aaron Dessner and co-written by Scooter Carusoe”.

Elton John has released his 1967 song ‘Scarecrow’ on streaming services for the first time. The song was his first collaboration with longtime lyricist Bernie Taupin. The track features on new rarities release ‘Jewel Box’, which is being put out to mark John’s 74th birthday.

Lil Nas X has released new single ‘Montero (Call Me By Your Name)’.

Royal Blood have released new single ‘Limbo’. “It is without a doubt the most ambitious and wildest we have allowed ourselves to be”, they say.

Greta Savbo Bech has released new single ‘Breathe’. “I wanted to keep the production on ‘Breathe’ minimal, and focus on the guitar and vocals”, she says. “With my new music I wanted to create the space that felt right for the song, rather than squeeze it into a particular production style. ‘Breathe’ is a lullaby, a dream song, a goodnight to someone who passed. Remembering a life, from soil to sky, growth to decay. Our lives begin and end with a breath”.

Gojira have released new single ‘Amazonia’. Proceeds from the song will be donated to charity The Articulation Of Indigenous Peoples Of Brazil. The band’s new album ‘Fortitude’ is out on 30 Apr.

Elder Island have released new single ‘Sacred’. “Exploring how our behaviour is led by chemical biology, ‘Sacred’ is a dynamic, uplifting track”, say the band. “It is a celebration of life’s natural rhythms of highs and lows”. Their new album ‘Swimming Static’ is out on 28 May.

Madge and Mr Tape have released new collaboration ‘Whatify’. “This is the first track that I made in a stream of consciousness”, says Madge. “What you hear is literally what my brain did the first time I heard this beat by Mr Tape. This track has no hidden meanings, no double entendres. It is just my grey brain matter connected by my white brain matter. Luckily Mr Tape was down with this and we somehow symbiotically birthed ‘Whatify'”.

Du Blonde has released new single ‘Pull The Plug’. “It’s about being trapped by certain mental health issues and accepting that as part of your being, coming to terms with the fact this will inevitably affect your relationships and being OK with that in the knowledge that someone somewhere will eventually be OK with who you are”, she says.

Man On Man have released new single ‘Stohner’. “We wrote ‘Stohner’ as a way to shake off the dust of paranoia from the first stages of quarantine”, they say. “‘Stohner’ is a reckoning; it’s an exit from isolation into togetherness. As we continue to tell the story of queer love and tenderness, it was important for us to showcase our affection in new and exciting ways”.

Connie Constance has released new single ‘Electric Girl’.

Childcare have returned with new single ‘Karaoke Mantra’.

Baby Strange have released new single ‘I Want To Believe’, taken from their new EP ‘Land Of Nothing’, which is out on 30 Apr.

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GIGS & FESTIVALS

The Isle Of White Festival has announced its 2021 line-up. It’s even managed to find space for some female performers on the bill! I think. Somewhere. Anyway, headliners are Liam Gallagher, Snow Patrol, David Guetta and Duran Duran, plus special guests Tom Jones and The Script.

TRNSMT Festival has announced that it is rescheduling to September this year, and also updated its line-up. There are a couple of women on the main stage, down at the bottom of the bill on the last day. That counts as equality, right? It has managed to secure Liam Gallagher and Snow Patrol though. What a coup!

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