Apr 8, 2024 3 min read

⏩ One Liners: Amy Winehouse, FKA Twigs, St Vincent + more

SoundCloud, Nettwerk appointments; NME Amy Winehouse special; New Kiss presenters; FKA Twigs’ MPG Award; Radio 1’s Dance Weekend Ibiza; St Vincent UK shows; new music from Porno For Pyros and Laura Kampman

⏩ One Liners: Amy Winehouse, FKA Twigs, St Vincent + more


SoundCloud has named Marni Greenberg as SVP and Head Of Communications. “Music and creating meaningful connections between artists and audiences has long been a passion, and fostering these connections is now more important than ever”, she says. “SoundCloud’s mission to empower artists while giving music enthusiasts a place to discover what’s next in music deeply resonates with me”. With that in mind, Greenberg adds, she is “THRILLED” to be working alongside CEO Eliah Seton and the wider SoundCloud team “to amplify SoundCloud's mission and impact on artists and music fans”.
Nettwerk Music Group has promoted Angus Blair to SVP A&R UK/EU and also hired James Crosley as Director Of Publicity UK/EU. “It’s a great time to be at Nettwerk as we continue to grow our UK and EU rosters and our artists’ international success”, says Blair. “The next two years will see the Nettwerk UK and EU teams release new music by great artists like The Amazons, Flyte, Seafret, IDER, Tender and The Himalayas, as well as debut albums from breakout acts like Night Tapes, Paris Paloma, Litany and Vraell. The EU roster has fantastic music coming from James Vincent McMorrow, Winona Oak and rising folk star Hazlett”.


NME has announced a new print edition marking the release of new Amy Winehouse biopic ‘Back To Black’. “We’re THRILLED to partner with StudioCanal to celebrate the release of ‘Back To Black’ and honour the unique legacy of a British icon”, says NME Networks COO Holly Bishop. “Our special film edition of NME magazine encapsulates the very essence of Amy Winehouse: from her raucous live shows to the continued impact of her music on today’s emerging artists. The magazine serves as a timely reminder of her incomparable talent and the perfect companion piece to the hotly anticipated new film”. The magazine will be available for free in London from 11 Apr. 
Marvin Humes and Alex Scott have joined the Kiss presenter line-up. Humes will present a new weekday 1pm-3pm show from 22 Apr, while Scott will present ‘Super KISSTORY’ from 7-9pm each Sunday from 28 Apr. 


FKA Twigs is to receive the Outstanding Contribution To UK Music prize at this year’s MPG Awards. “I’m really honoured to be receiving the award for outstanding contribution to UK music”, she says. “It means so much to me because the MPG Awards are truly industry facing and acknowledge the talented people who are still chained to the desk past midnight”. The ceremony takes place on 25 Apr at London’s Troxy. 


The line-up for Radio 1’s Dance Weekend Ibiza has been announced, with Armand Van Helden, CamelPhat and Gorgon City among those set to DJ. It will take place at 528 in Ibiza on 2 Aug, with sets also broadcast on Radio 1. More info here
St Vincent has announced two UK shows later this year. She will perform at SWX in Bristol on 31 May and London’s Royal Albert Hall on 1 Jun. Her new album ‘All Born Screaming’ is out on 26 Apr. 


Porno For Pyros have released what they are saying is their final song ‘Fingernail’. The track completes a trio of new tracks originally written in the 1990s but only recorded last year as the band embarked on a farewell tour. 
Laura Kampman has released a cover of ‘Angels’ by Robbie WIlliams. "The 'Angels' cover is a voice message I sent to my boyfriend at the time, back in 2018”, she says. “We just started dating and would sing each other to sleep by voice messages as we lived in different cities. We both loved this song in a warm and funny way. I thought it would be nice to sing such a bombastic, iconic song in a very fragile way. I love the intimacy you can hear in the recording, the sound of slowly growing feelings for someone new”.
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