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One Liners: New Order, Daughter, BRIT Awards, more

By | Published on Tuesday 10 January 2023

New Order


New Order managers Rebecca Boulton and Andrew Robinson have announced a new partnership with SJM Management to co-manage the band. “We have sought to future proof the band’s management and protect their legacy so the merger with SJM management is a good fit and maintains our independent sensibilities”, says Boulton and Robinson.



London’s Royal Albert Hall has appointed James Ainscough as its new CEO. Formerly COO of the venue, Ainscough is currently CEO of Help Musicians and will move into his new role in the spring. “The Royal Albert Hall has always been close to my heart”, he says. “It has been a privilege to lead Help Musicians for the past five years and the charity is in now in good spirit with a clear strategy, a strong sense of purpose, and a wonderful team of staff, trustees and partners. Only a really special opportunity, like ‘coming home’ to the Royal Albert Hall, could have tempted me to leave”.

Mike Dungan has announced that he will retire as CEO of Universal Music Group Nashville in March. He will remain involved with the major though, acting as an advisor to overall CEO Lucian Grainge. “For 43 years the music business has been my home – smiling, dialling, selling, hustling, laughing, doing my part to help the art and magic realise its potential”, he says. “And loving every minute of it. I’ve lived a charmed life, and there are no words to describe how grateful I am, and how blessed I feel, for everyone that I have encountered along the way”.



Daughter have announced that they will release their third album – their first for seven years – on 7 Apr. Titled ‘Stereo Mind Game’, the first track from it, ‘Be On Your Way’, is out now.



Mo Gilligan will return as host of the BRIT Awards next month, it has been announced. “Hosting the BRITs last year was one of the most phenomenal moments of my life”, he says. “I’ve been so honoured to get to know the incredible team behind the biggest night in music and so proud to bring our amazing audiences even closer to their favourite artists. I promise you, we’re going to go even bigger this year”. The ceremony takes place on 11 Feb.

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