Jun 6, 2024 3 min read

⏩ One Liners: Cash Money, Discogs, LA Sync Mission, Ice Spice + more

Cash Money, CMW, Discogs deals; BPI LA Sync Mission; Spotify music-only tier; Ronan Keating to leave Magic; Ador to sue over NewJeans rumours; Kurupt FM tenth anniversary show; new releases from Beabadoobee, Ice Spice, Poppy, Caribou, Floating Points, The Jesus Lizard, Illuminati Hotties, Suuns

⏩ One Liners: Cash Money, Discogs, LA Sync Mission, Ice Spice + more
Photo credits: Joshua Black Wilkins; Jules Moskovtchenko; Coughs; Cash Money Records


Cash Money Records has signed four Puerto Rican artists: Jeyyff, Valentín Jadiellee, Midnvght and El Blxnco. “By embracing these Latin artists, we embark on an exhilarating new chapter in our journey”, says co-CEO Ronald ‘Slim’ Williams. “We are dedicated to supporting them and to help them realise their potential while introducing them to current and new fans globally”.
Music conference and showcase festival Canadian Music Week ​has been acquired by Loft Entertainment and Oak View Group. This follows the announcement last week that founder Neill Dixon is to retire. “It has been an incredible journey to see Canadian Music Week grow from a small gathering of music lovers to one of the most influential music festivals and conferences in the world”, says Dixon. This year’s event is taking place in Toronto now with the festival side running until Saturday.
Discogs has acquired Stoat Labs’ Wantlister technology to improve its own wantlist feature. “The Discogs community deserves best-in-class solutions to meet their record-collecting needs, both those developed in-house and those acquired from equally passionate external sources”, says Discogs COO Lloyd Starr. “The acquisition and integration of Wantlister addresses immediate needs that our users have been asking about for years. It is just the latest example of our investment to modernise the Discogs platform for all users”.


Record industry trade group BPI has announced that its next LA Sync Mission will take place on 9-13 Sep. “The LA sync market continues to flourish so we are excited to be returning for our 20th year, enabling label and publishing executives to gain valuable insights into the most lucrative sync licensing market in the US”, says BPI Director Independent Member Services Chris Tams. “With a proven track record for UK songwriters and music companies, the mission provides a huge opportunity for UK music exports in the US’s booming media scene”. Apply to take part here


Spotify has now formally added a new music-only subscription tier in the UK, which it’s calling Basic Individual. It’ll cost you £10.99 a month, a pound less than Premium Individual, which includes fifteen hours of audiobook listening. This follows price increases in the US, which saw Premium go up a dollar to $11.99 a month, Duo go from $14.99 to $16.99, and Family from $16.99 to $19.99.


Ronan Keating has announced that he is stepping down as presenter of the Breakfast Show on Magic Radio at the end of July after seven years. He told listeners this morning that he will be “getting back to my music and touring”. It’s not a complete farewell though, Content Director, Rachel Mallender says that he will still “be popping up on the station” in the future. 


K-pop agency Ador has announced that it is “preparing for civil and criminal lawsuits, and other legal actions” against people who made “malicious comments” online about girl group NewJeans. Earlier this week, SM Entertainment said that it would take legal action against people posting “entirely false” rumours about two members of boy band NCT. 


Kurupt FM have announced a show at Brixton Academy in London on 28 Sep to mark the tenth anniversary of their BBC sitcom ‘People Just Do Nothing’. Tickets go on sale tomorrow. 


Beabadoobee has released new single ‘Coming Home’. Her new album ‘This Is How Tomorrow Moves’ is out on 6 Aug. 
Ice Spice has announced that she will release her debut album ‘Y2K!’ on 26 Jul. She will also play Wireless Festival in London on 12 Jul. 
Poppy has released new single ‘No Way Out’
Caribou is back with new single ‘Broke My Heart’. He’s also announced UK shows in February 2025, including three nights at the Roundhouse in London. Tickets on sale now. 
Floating Points has released new single ‘Del Oro’
The Jesus Lizard have announced that they will release their first album for two decades, titled ‘Rack’, on 13 Sep. Out now is first single ‘Hide & Seek’
Illuminati Hotties has announced that her new album ‘Power’ will be released on 23 Aug. Out now is its second single ‘Don’t’ featuring Cavetown. 
Suuns have released ‘The Breaks’, the title track from their new album, which is out on 6 Sep. They’ve also announced a London show at Studio 9294 on 12 Sep. 

Listen to all the new music we’ve covered this week in our Brand New On CMU playlist.

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