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One Liners: Roddy Ricch, Mariah Carey, Alphabeat, more

By | Published on Tuesday 23 July 2019

Roddy Ricch

DEALS

Hip hop artist Roddy Ricch has signed a new publishing deal with Kobalt. “I respect everything Kobalt‘s been doing with their artists”, he says. That’s right, everything!

Mariah Carey has signed a new deal with talent agency CAA to do booking type stuff in all areas of her work – singing, acting, all of that – across the globe. The contract sees her return to the company after a four year stint with UTA.

Warner Music Denmark has partnered with Absolute Label Services for the UK release of Alphabeat‘s new album, due out later this year. The band’s manager Jakob Sorensen is “THRILLED”.

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APPOINTMENTS

Shari Bryant and Omar Grant have been named co-Presidents of Jay-Z’s Roc Nation. Bryant worked for the rapper before, having started her career in music as an intern at his Roc-A-Fella label 20 years ago. Grant has worked in A&R at the company for almost a decade.

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RELEASES

Slipknot have released new single ‘Solway Firth’. According to the comments under the video on YouTube, many people are concerned about the health of their necks now.

Alessia Cara has released new single ‘Ready’, taken from upcoming new EP ‘The Summer’.

Dido has released the video for ‘Friends’, from her latest album ‘Still On My Mind’.

Madonna has released the video for ‘Batuka’ from her new album ‘Madame X’.

Bullet For My Valentine have released the video for ‘Piece Of Me’, from their 2018 album ‘Gravity’, featuring various bits of tour footage.

The Normal – aka Daniel Miller – has released his interpretation of John Cage’s ‘4’33”’. The track is taken from the upcoming boxset of versions of the ‘silent’ piece of music which is being released by Miller’s label Mute.

Clark has released new track ‘Primary Pluck’. His new album, ‘Kiki Variations’, is out this week.

Kraak & Smaak are back with new single ‘Sweet Time’, featuring Izo Fitzroy.

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GIGS & TOURS

Bombay Bicycle Club have announced a show at Islington Assembly Hall on 1 Aug, the night before they headline this year’s Wilderness Festival. It will be the band’s first show in London since their Earls Court gig in 2014.

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