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One Liners: Logic, Jack Savoretti, Flying Lotus, more

By | Published on Wednesday 22 May 2019


Other notable announcements and developments today…

• Logic has signed a new worldwide administration deal with Universal Music Publishing. “I’m truly excited to begin my new creative partnership with UMPG”, he says. So that’s nice.

• Absolute Rights Management has signed Jack Savoretti and will now handle all his neighbouring rights needs. Other recent signings, we are reliably informed, include HeavyTrackerz, Brian Rawling, The Puppini Sisters’ Marcella Puppini, Fairground Attraction’s Mark Nevin, Sheridan Tongue, Warren Bennett and Calibre. These deals are “really pleasing”, says Head Of Global Copyright & Collections Gina Deacon.

• Tom Gray, Crispin Hunt and Philip Pope have all been newly appointed as writer directors on the board of UK collecting society PRS. They are joined by new Publisher Director Antony Bebawi of Sony/ATV. “Their insights and experience in the music business will be invaluable to our mission”, reckons PRS chair Nigel Elderton.

• Flying Lotus has released another new track, ‘Black Balloons Reprise’, featuring Denzel Curry. His new album, ‘Flamagra’, is out this week.

• Russian Circles have announced that they will release their seventh album, ‘Blood Year’, on 2 Aug. From it, this is first single ‘Arluck‘.

• Pelican have released new track ‘Cold Hope’. Their first album for six years, ‘Nighttime Stories’, is out on 7 Jun.

• Mount Forel have released new single ‘Greenland’. “It’s about how things are already (arguably) beyond the point which our governments are aiming for”, says frontman Ross Thompson of the climate change inspiration for the song. “It’s also about having a plan in place so that when the moment comes where those at the top actually start to give a fuck, you can say ‘here you go, this is what we should have been doing ten years ago’. Hopefully by that point it won’t be too late”.

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