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By | Published on Tuesday 13 September 2022

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Music distributor and artist services firm Believe has promoted Béatrice Dumurgier to the newly created role of Chief Operating Officer. “I am THRILLED to welcome Béatrice amongst our ranks as Believe’s new COO as I’m convinced her expertise in digital transformation and scaling up businesses, as well as her leadership, is the perfect fit to accompany Believe in this next phase of growth and ensure our teams are fully equipped to best support our artists and labels in alignment with our values of respect, fairness and transparency”, says CEO Denis Ladegaillerie, apparently without stopping for breath.

Spirit Music Group has promoted Frank Rogers to Chief Creative Officer of the group as a whole. He will also continue to be CEO of Spirit Music Nashville. Busy boy. “We are THRILLED to provide Spirit Music Group’s global roster of artists, songwriters and producers of every genre the very best in executive talent and a creative executive at the helm who knows how to build business and careers for our writers”, says Chair Jon Singer. “What Frank has accomplished with Spirit Music Nashville is a great example of what a music publishing community firing on all cylinders can accomplish and we look forward to seeing him apply his creative strategy throughout our global offices”.



The UK’s Music Managers Forum has opened up applications for this year’s Accelerator Programme For Music Managers. Independent music managers can now apply to receive up to £15,000 in funding and twelve months of training and support. Apply here.



Lewis Capaldi has released the video for new single ‘Forget Me’ – a shot-for-shot recreation of Wham’s ‘Club Tropicana’ video.

Willow has released new single ‘Curious/Furious’. Her new album – ‘<copingmechanism>’ – is out on 23 Sep.

Brooke Candy has released new single ‘Flip Phone’.

Dragonette has released new single ‘Twennies’. “I have a lot of nostalgia for earlier times, life without the crazy frantic energy of what the digital / social media age has wrought”, she says. “But I also have a genuine excitement about current and future knowledge / progress / technical and scientific discoveries. ‘Twennies’ is the internal collision of those two polarities”.

The Comet Is Coming have released new single ‘Technicolour’. Their new album, ‘Hyper-Dimensional Expansion Beam’, is out on 23 Sep.

Daphni has released new single ‘Arrow’. The new album from the Dan Snaith project, ‘Cherry’, is out on 7 Oct. “‘Arrow’ is one of those tracks that’s happy to sit still – a loop that is content to keep looping and less happy the more fussy the arrangement becomes”, he says.

Okay Kaya has released new single ‘Jolene From Her Own Perspective’. “It’s [Dolly Parton’s] ‘Jolene’ as a queer anthem”, she says. “Except it’s not a cover, it is a new tune. As the title declares: Jolene from her own perspective. Dolly forever”. Her new album, “Sap’, is out on 4 Nov.

DJ Yoda has released new single ‘Feel Like Home’, featuring the House Gospel Choir. “‘Feel Like Home’ was recorded in the darkest depths of lockdown, when I felt like we all really needed something uplifting”, he says. “It felt great to collaborate with the House Gospel Choir, as they’re about as positive, energetic, creative and fun a bunch of people as you’ll find anywhere. I’m always looking for the next thing to try out, and to dip my toes into the world of soulful gospel music was a heart-warming process”. His new album, ‘Prom Nite’, is out on 7 Nov.

Ela Minus and DJ Python have released new single ‘Kiss U’, taken from their debut EP together, ‘♡’, which is out this week.

Dorian Concept will release his new album ‘What We Do For Others’ – his first for four years – on 28 Oct. It has “something of a ‘band sound’”, he says, because “it’s me playing all kinds of different key-instruments, singing and using FX-units to create these freeform compositions”. Here’s new single ‘Let It All Go’.

Billy Nomates will release her second album ‘Cacti’ on 13 Jan. Here’s new single ‘Balance Is Gone’.

Lila Drew has released new single ‘Bad Juice’. The song, she says, “is really about trying to figure yourself out in a rapidly moving universe and trying to have some fun while doing so. A lot of the songs I wrote up until then were pretty introspective and serious, and I wanted to try something different”.



Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy has announced that he will play Hackney Church in London on 9 Dec, his first show in the city for over five years. Tickets go on sale on 16 Sep.

Preoccupations have announced UK tour dates for February next year, finishing up at The Scala in London on 16 Feb. Tickets are on sale now.

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