Dec 6, 2023 2 min read

⏩ One Liners: Danny L Harle, Sub Pop, Ethel Cain + more

Danny L Harle, Sub Pop Publishing and grentperez deals; AWAL and FKP Scorpio appointments; new music from The Libertines, Nnamdi and HighSchool; Ethel Cain announces London show

⏩ One Liners: Danny L Harle, Sub Pop, Ethel Cain + more


Universal Music Publishing has signed Danny L Harle to a new global publishing administration deal. “Danny is a rare talent who can work across genres, has great musical taste and has a phenomenal rapport with all the artists that work with him”, say co-heads of A&R David Gray and Jennifer Knoepfle. “We are so excited to be part of his continued growth as a producer and an artist”.
Sub Pop Publishing has joined digital licensing grouping IMPEL. The music publisher’s VP Gareth Smith says: “What we like about IMPEL is that it’s built for independent publishers. It has a proactive, global outlook, which reflects our own. Its thorough approach to every territory, regardless of size, is imperative”.
Reservoir and Mushroom Music have jointly signed singer-songwriter grentperez. “I am incredibly honoured to have signed with Reservoir and Mushroom”, he says. “I feel like we've entered a new chapter in my career, which can be nerve-wracking, but with these teams by my side, I feel confident for what's to come. I'm eager to get this ball rolling and write some exciting new stuff”.


Sony Music’s artist services business AWAL has promoted Paul Hitchman to COO. “I’m very proud of what we have achieved, but even more excited about what’s still to come and the opportunity to continue to grow AWAL globally”, he says. “I firmly believe that AWAL’s team is a match for any other in the business and that our roster of artists is the best of any music company in the world”.
Live music firm FKP Scorpio has appointed Inga Esseling and Ben Rodenberg as co-Directors of Touring. They officially start in their new joint post on 1 Jan. “Both have often proven that they can provide new impetus and meet the high demands of this industry”, says CEO Folkert Koopmans. “I am personally very pleased that many employees have been with us for such a long time and have the opportunity to develop further as a part of our team”.


The Libertines have released new single ‘Night Of The Hunter’. “I started writing a riff and it ended up sounding a bit like ‘Swan Lake’, and everyone went, ‘Yeah!’”, says Carl Barat. “Then we got Peter’s theremin player in, which took about a day to get in tune, then he played that sequence and it worked beautifully”.
Nnamdi has released new single ‘Going Crazy’. “The song is about finding inspiration in the madness”, he says. “Trying not to lose your mind when so many things feel out of control. It’s about embracing those heavy emotions and channeling them into something productive and positive”.
HighSchool have signed to [PIAS] and released new single ‘August 19’.


Ethel Cain will play the Roundhouse in London on 5 Jun next year. Tickets go on general sale on Friday.
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