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One Liners: Sentric Music, IMPALA, K Flay, more

By | Published on Tuesday 24 September 2019

Sentric Music


Circa Waves frontman Kieran Shudall has signed a publishing deal with Sentric Music. “I’m exceptionally CHUFFED to be working with a man who truly knows how to write an utterly massive chorus”, says the company’s Global Director Of Music Services Simon Pursehouse.

Reservoir and CTM Publishing have partnered to jointly sign Thom Bridges to a worldwide publishing deal. “I’m so excited to finally announce that I’ve signed a publishing deal with Reservoir and CTM Publishing”, says Bridges. “New family, new adventures, and a lot of new music to come”.

Big Deal Music Group has launched a new joint venture with Nice Life Copyright Company. Together they have already signed publishing deals with Lizzo collaborator Tele and producer/writer team King Garbage.



Pan-European indie label trade body IMPALA has elected six new board members. There are two new label members – the UK’s Eleven Seven Label Group and SCL/Lusitanian from Portugal – and four trade bodies – Hungary’s HAIL, Romania’s INDIERO, Austria’s VTMÖ and RUNDA, which covers the seven former Yugoslavian territories and Albania.



Sony Music has promoted Mark Cavell and Per Hauber to lead the company’s classical, jazz, Broadway and non-traditional contemporary music business. I’d imagine most of the job will be explaining to people what that actually means. That must be why there needs to be two of them. “Their understanding of the importance and evolving nature of the market underscores their commitment to maintaining Sony Music as a home to iconic and developing artists, music experiences, live entertainment and stage soundtracks”, says Sony Music chief Rob Stringer, not helping at all to explain what they’re actually doing.



The Ivors Academy has launched a new initiative partnering with educational establishments to provide education and support to young music creators. The new Ivors Academy Youth Council will also allow young people to directly influence the development of the organisation as a whole. “In today’s rapidly changing world, [young creators] need our help – and we need their voices and ideas”, says board director Martyn Ware. “This will help create a more vibrant and energetic attitude for The Ivors Academy and a more sustainable economic future for all music creators”.



K Flay has released a climate change themed video for ‘Not In California’ from her latest album ‘Solutions’. “We’re looking out at a world that is getting hotter and scarier by the day, and still nothing seems to compel the government to take action”, she says. “The video imagines a trash universe in which social isolation and littering and bad policing are the status quo – a universe that doesn’t feel so different from ours now”.

Kills Birds have released the video for ‘Volcano’, from their recently released debut album. “‘Volcano’ is meant to encapsulate that feeling of being a teenage girl on the verge of adulthood”, says frontwoman Nina Lieti. “The constantly fluctuating feelings of excitement, power, sexuality, insecurity, and inadequacy as you are trying to get a sense of who you are”.

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