One Liners: BTS, Troye Sivan, Duran Duran, Emeli Sandé + more
BTS renew BigHit deal; FreshTracks appointments; New releases from Troye Sivan, Duran Duran, Emeli Sandé, Bleachers, Sleaford Mods, HAAi, Black Grape, Helmet, Chai, Chelsea Wolfe, Hilary Woods, Emma Anderson, and Rachael Lavelle; Live dates from Poppy; Debby Friday wins Polaris Music Prize
They may officially be on hiatus, but BTS have renewed their contract with their record label, Hybe’s BigHit Music. “The board of directors has completed on renewing the exclusive contracts of all seven members of BigHit Music's artist BTS”, the company said in a statement yesterday.
Production music company FreshTracks Music recently confirmed some new appointments at its newish UK division, with Tayo Kazzim as Head Of Sales, Josie Kiely as Senior Client Account Manager and Charley Dunlop as Client Account Manager. The appointments come alongside the launch of the firm’s Smart Search tech, which, we are told, is "revolutionising music search by harnessing the power of AI prompts and combatting the challenge of describing music when searching for a match for your media projects".
Troye Sivan has released new single ‘Got Me Started’. His new album ‘Something To Give Each Other’ will be out on 13 Oct.
Duran Duran have released new single ‘Black Moonlight’, taken from their halloween-themed new album ‘Danse Macabre’, which is out on 27 Oct. The track features Nile Rogers and the band’s former guitarist Andy Taylor.
Emeli Sandé has released new single ‘How Were We To Know’. Her new album of the same name is set for release on 17 Nov.
Jack Antonoff’s Bleachers have released new single ‘Modern Girl’. It’s their first release for new label Dirty Hit.
Sleaford Mods will release an EP of off-cuts from their latest album ‘UK Grim’ - titled ‘More UK Grim’ - on 20 Oct. Out now is new single ‘Big Pharma’.
HAAi will curate the next DJ-Kicks mix, which will include a new track from the producer herself, called ‘Ziggy’. The compilation is set for release on 10 Nov.
Black Grape have released new single ‘Pimp Wars’. They will release their new album ‘Orange Head’ on 19 Jan. “If you enjoyed the last album, wait till you hear this one”, says Shaun Ryder.
Helmet have released new single ‘Gun Fluf’. Their new album ‘Left’ is out on 10 Nov.
Chai have released new single ‘Game’, taken from their eponymous new album, which is out this Friday.
Chelsea Wolfe is back with new single ‘Dusk’ - her first under a new deal with Loma Vista Recordings.
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