Jan 23, 2024 4 min read

⏩ One Liners: Apple Music, Festival Republic, Sharon Van Etten + more

Sharon Van Etten, Colbie Caillat, and COSCAP deals; ACM hire; Apple Music update; Nuclear Blast metaverse; Festival Republic, Tomorrowland, Parklife, Truck, and Move Afrika news; Track 88 launch; Ozzy Osbourne and Daniel Bedingfield live; new music from Anna Calvi, Amy Shark, Nadina Shah, and more

⏩ One Liners: Apple Music, Festival Republic, Sharon Van Etten + more


Sharon Van Etten has signed a new worldwide publishing deal with Warner Chappell. “We’re THRILLED to welcome Sharon Van Etten to Warner Chappell Music”, says SVP Creative Services Ashley Winton. “She’s a prolific creative talent and one of the best singer-songwriters of our time. I’ve personally been a fan of hers from the beginning, and it’s an honour to be entrusted with her catalogue and have the opportunity to continue to share her music with the world”.
Downtown Music Publishing has signed a worldwide deal with Colbie Caillat. “It is an honour to be working alongside Colbie and her team to maximise publishing opportunities across her highly respected and in-demand catalogue”, says CCO Jedd Katrancha
Barbados collecting society COSCAP has partnered with two SoundExchange businesses: CMRRA and SX Works Global Publisher Services. CMRRA will manage COSCAP’s mechanical rights in Canada, while SX Works will manage “the end-to-end administration on behalf of COSCAP members” with US mechanical rights society The MLC. 


The Academy Of Country Music in the US has appointed Gil Beverly as Executive Vice President and Chief Business Officer. “In his role, he will play an integral part in shaping the future of the Academy from financial, strategic and organisational standpoints”, says CEO Damon Whiteside. “Gil exemplifies all the traits that power the ACM to reach new heights and support our industry”. 


Apple Music has added the ability to create collaborative playlists with the latest iOS update. The year is 2024. 
Nuclear Blast Records has launched a new virtual world within The Sandbox. Blast Valley - as it is known - “is a place where unforgettable experiences are crafted and where bonds with newfound friends are forged”, says the label. “Join us as we celebrate the power of metal and revel in the camaraderie it fosters. Prepare for some upcoming surprises with partners from the scene”.


Live Nation’s Festival Republic has applied for a licence to launch a new three day festival in Luton’s Stockwood Park, according to Luton Today. If approved, the event will run from 24-26 May. 
Tomorrowland has partnered with Colombian promoter Breakfast Club on a new 10,000 capacity festival in the city of Medellín. Called Core Medellín, it will centre on Tomorrowland’s new seventeen metre high, fully transportable Core stage and take place on 11-12 May. 
Global Citizen’s Move Afrika concert series will expand into Ghana later this year, having debuted in Rwanda last month with a show headlined by Kendrick Lamar. “We are honoured to bring Move Afrika to Ghana”, says Global Citizen’s Chief Vision Officer Kweku Mandela. “Our partnership with the Ghanaian and Rwandan governments will showcase the best of African creative talent to the world, while generating economic investment into the local creative economy, which will have a lasting impact across the continent for years to come”.


Former Universal Music execs Matt Voss and John Paveley have launched new artist management company Track 88. At launch they have two artists on their roster, hard rock band Torus and singer-songwriter Lo Lauren. “Track 88 is always the company we promised ourselves”, says Paveley. “We have two artists we have been developing over the last three or four years, and we now believe they are ready to have their work unveiled”.


Despite having retired from touring, Ozzy Osbourne is planning to play two farewell shows in his hometown of Birmingham. "He won't tour again but we are planning on doing two more shows to say goodbye as he feels like 'I have never said goodbye to my fans and I want to say goodbye properly'”, says his wife and manager Sharon Osbourne, according to The Mirror. The venue is set to be Aston Villa football club’s Villa Park stadium.
Parklife has revealed Doja Cat, Disclosure and J Hus as its 2024 headliners. The event takes place in Manchester on 8-9 Jun. Tickets go on general sale this Friday. Full line-up here
Jamie T, Wet Leg, The Streets and Idles have been announced as the headliners for this year's Truck Festival in Oxfordshire. Tickets go on general sale on Friday. Full line-up details here
Daniel Bedingfield has announced shows in Manchester, Birmingham and London in April to mark the 20th anniversary of his ‘Gotta Get Thru This’ album. Tickets go on sale on Friday. 


Anna Calvi has released ‘Miquelon’, taken from her score to the sixth series of ‘Peaky Blinders’. The full soundtracks to series five and six will be released on Friday. 
Amy Shark has released new single ‘Beautiful Eyes’. 
Nadine Shah has released new single ‘Greatest Dancer’. Her new album ‘Filthy Underneath’ is out on 23 Feb. 
Nils Frahm will release new solo piano album ‘Day’ on 1 Mar. Out now is new track ‘Butter Notes’
Squarepusher is back with new single ‘Wendorlan’. His new album ‘Dostrotime’ is out on 1 Mar. 
Frank Carter And The Rattlesnakes have released new single ‘Self Love’. The track is taken from new album ‘Dark Rainbow’, which is out this Friday.
Drahla will release new album ‘Angeltape’ on 5 Apr. Out now is new single ‘Default Parody’. The band will be touring the UK in June. 
Astrid Sonne has released new single ‘Give My All’, a reinterpretation of Mariah Carey’s 1997 song ‘My All’. Sonne’s new album ‘Great Doubt’ is out this Friday.
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