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One Liners: Tencent, Harry Styles, Outkast, more

By | Published on Tuesday 27 October 2020



China’s Tencent Music has renewed its licensing agreement with global indie label digital rights agency Merlin, expanding on the previous deal to also cover the company’s karaoke platform WeSing, as well as its main streaming services QQ Music, Kugou and Kuwo. “We are excited to renew our agreement with Tencent and expand our strategic partnership, including the extension of our deal into the dynamic WeSing service”, says Merlin CEO Jeremy Sirota.



Taking time off from his duties as a live industry consultant, Harry Styles has released the video for ‘Golden’ from his ‘Fine Line’ album.

A Zack De La Rocha remix of Outkast‘s ‘Bombs Over Baghdad’ has been released, which is nice. It will feature on a 20th anniversary re-issue of the hip hop duo’s still very much awesome ‘Stankonia’ album.

AC/DC have released the video for ‘Shot In The Dark’, from their upcoming new album ‘Power Up’.

The Cranberries have released a new lyric video for their 1993 single ‘Zombie’, featuring previously unseen footage of late frontwoman Dolores O’Riordan.

Charlie Simpson is back with his first solo single for five years, ‘I See You’. “I wrote the song for my wife”, he says. “At the time, she was going through a difficult situation and I had to be away quite a lot for work. We all put on a front when people ask how we are, even though we are all fighting private battles. This song is me saying that, even though I’m not there, I see you. It’s a love letter to her”.

Kali Uchis has released the video for recent single ‘La Luz’.

Oneohtrix Point Never has released new single ‘Midday Suite’. The track is taken from his new album ‘Magix Oneohtrix Point Never’, which is out this Friday.

Clipping have released a new video featuring two tracks from their recently released new album, ‘Visions Of Bodies Being Burned’.

Efterklang’s Casper Clausen has released new solo single ‘Used To Think’. “To me ‘Used To Think’ is like a kaleidoscope with interchangeable lenses, each section of the song, a different pallet of colours and shapes”, he says. “Before I stopped thinking, I thought, open up, share more and think less”. Clausen’s Sonic Boom co-produced album ‘Better Way’ is out through City Slang on 9 Jan.

Amy Shark has released new single ‘C’mon’, featuring Blink 182’s Travis Barker. “It’s quite surreal to have the drummer from one of my all-time favourite bands playing on one of my songs”, she says. “It didn’t take much convincing for him to jump on board. He genuinely loved the song and took ‘C’mon’ to another level”.

Daniel Knox has announced that he will release new album, ‘Won’t You Take Me With You’, on 15 Jan 2021. “Every song on ‘Won’t You Take Me With You’ has a trap door that leads to one or more other songs on the record”, he says. “I wanted the songs to stand apart but still hold hands. It was important to me that these songs all know each other, but not necessarily live in the same time and place”. From it, this is new single ‘Fool In The Heart’.



The Damned have added a second London date to their reunion tour. They will play the Hammersmith Apollo on 10 Jul 2021. Tickets for the new show will go on sale on Wednesday.

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