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By and | Published on Thursday 11 July 2019



Music publisher Bucks has signed Zand to an exclusive worldwide deal. “Zand is one of those rare people that simply embodies art and creativity”, says the firm’s Director Creative A&R, Sarah Liversedge Platz.



Members of the UK’s Music Managers Forum voted in five new board members at their AGM yesterday, in the form of Jill Hollywood (Echo Beach Management), Merck Mercuriadis (Hipgnosis Songs Ltd), Rebekah Tayler (ie: music), Sammy Andrews (Deviate Digital) and Liza Buddy (Chaos & Bedlam Management). They take over from departing directors Andy Edwards, Claire Southwick (Primitive Management), Diane Wagg (Deluxxe Management), Stephen Budd (Stephen Budd Management) and Tom Burris (ie:music).



Rotterdam city council has voted down a motion barring Madonna from performing at next year’s Eurovision Song Contest. The ban was proposed as a reaction to her use of the Palestinian flag during her performance at this year’s grand final in Israel. As far as we know, Madonna has no plans to perform at the 2020 edition of Eurovision anyway, and the Contest might not even happen in Rotterdam. Five Dutch cities are currently bidding to host the big show after the Netherlands won Eurovision 2019.



Ed Sheeran has released a live performance video for his Yebba collaboration ‘Best Part Of Me’, recorded at Abbey Road studios.

Mark Ronson and Camila Cabello have released the video for their ode to the game of hide and seek, ‘Find U Again’.

Frightened Rabbit have released Death Cab For Cutie’s Ben Gibbard‘s cover of their song ‘Keep Yourself Warm’. The track is taken from their ‘Midnight Organ Fight’ covers album.

Gruff Rhys has released new single ‘Pang!’ from his new solo album ‘Pang!’ It’s all about pangs. Pang!

SebastiAn has released new single ‘Beograd’. “I wrote the track while I was in Belgrade for a few days”, says the producer. “I was inspired by the idea of making a festive clubbing track, somehow empowered by the Slavic intensity”. His new album, ‘Thirst’, is out on 25 Oct.

Burna Boy has announced that he will release new album, ‘African Giant’, on 26 July. He’s also set to play Wembley Arena on 3 Nov.

Alexander Tucker has released new single ‘Energy Alphas’. The track is taken from his new album, ‘Guild Of The Asbestos Weaver”, which is out on 23 Aug.

Psychedelic Porn Crumpets have released the video for ‘Hymn For A Droid’, from their latest album, ‘And Now For The Whatchamacallit’.

Pip Blom have released the video for ‘Tired’, taken from their new album ‘Boat’.

Aldo have released new single ‘Papermaze’. Their EP, ‘Trembling Eyelids’, is out on 30 Aug.



Rammstein have announced that they will play Coventry’s Ricoh Arena on 20 Jun 2020. How’s that for a heads up? Tickets go on sale tomorrow.

Dragonforce have announced UK tour dates in November this year, including a show at The Forum in London on 8 Nov.

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