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By and | Published on Thursday 17 December 2020

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Stagehand‘s #ILoveLive crowdfunding campaign to raise money for UK stage crew finishes tonight at 6pm. The £400,000 target has already been passed, but there’s still time to put in more, in exchange for the chance to win prizes from a whole load of big name artists, including Radiohead, Nick Cave, Liam Gallagher, The Chemical Brothers, Years & Years, Yungblud, and more. Check it out here.



Sony/ATV has signed Tate McRae to a worldwide publishing deal. “Watching Tate grow has been amazing – she has propelled her career in the midst of a global pandemic, all while finishing high school”, say Sony/ATV Creative Managers, Mya Hansen and Danielle Middleton. “We have no doubt that she is on her way to becoming a global superstar, and we are THRILLED to be a part of her journey as a songwriter and artist”.

Warner Chappell has signed French rapper Soso Maness to a global publishing deal. “Soso is one of the hottest talents to come out of Marseilles in recent years and has built a fanbase across France and beyond”, says Matthieu Tessier, Managing Director of Warner Chappell Music France.

BMG has signed Emily Burns to a global publishing deal. Says the music firm’s Alistair Norbury: “I have watched Emily develop as an outstanding songwriter over the past few years and it has always been an ambition to bring her to BMG”.

Downtown’s Songtrust announced a new administrative partnership with the publishing wing of the Secretly Group earlier this week. Songtrust will take over from Kobalt administrating the Secretly songs catalogue outside of North America.



Sony/ATV has promoted Antony Bebawi to President, Global Digital. “As a leader in the digital music space, Antony has been pivotal in strengthening the presence of our songwriters and their music on a global scale”, says CEO Jon Platt. “I’m proud to promote Antony to this key role, and I’m confident he will continue driving our business forward in the years ahead”.



IMPALA has posted the first two editions of its ’20 Minutes With’ podcast series, part of the pan-European trade group’s 20th anniversary celebrations. In them journalist Juliana Koranteng talks to IMPALA Executive Chair Helen Smith about her personal journey with IMPALA and [PIAS] UK MD Jason Rackham about the #loverecordstores campaign that recently won IMPALA’s Outstanding Contribution Award for 2020. Check them both out here.



Ringo Starr has released new single ‘Here’s To The Nights’, written by Diane Warren and featuring guest vocalists including Paul McCartney, Joe Walsh, Corinne Bailey Rae, Sheryl Crow, Finneas, Dave Grohl, Lenny Kravitz, Jenny Lewis, and more. “This is the kind of song we all want to sing along to, and it was so great how many wonderful musicians joined in”, says Starr. “I wanted it out in time for New Years because it feels like a good song to end a tough year on”.

Arca has released 100 AI-generated versions of her track ‘Riquiquí’. “Did you know that up until now I had never allowed anyone to remix an Arca song”, she asks. “There existed zero official remixes to an Arca track until today – ‘Riquiquí’ has gotten 100 remixes by an intelligent sentience, created and trained by the genius minds at Bronze”.



Meshuggah have announced UK tour dates in December next year, as well as a Royal Albert Hall show on 3 Jun 2022. Tickets go on sale tomorrow.

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