Dec 13, 2023 2 min read

⏩ One Liners: Death Row, Scottish Music Industry Association, Fat White Family + more

Death Row, Warner Chappell and Secretly Distribution deals; Scottish Music Industry Association appointments; new music from Fat White Family and Still Corners; live dates from ZZ Top and Alvvays

⏩ One Liners: Death Row, Scottish Music Industry Association, Fat White Family + more

DEALS

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Death Row has partnered with Sony Music Publishing’s Extreme Music to launch new production music library Death Row Pro. “Extreme sets itself apart by striving for authenticity and when it comes to hip hop, there is nothing more authentic than Death Row. We are super excited to be bring the sonic horsepower of Death Row to music supervisors”, says Extreme Music CEO Russell Emanuel.
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Warner Chappell has signed Jay Versace to a worldwide publishing deal. “I’m beyond THRILLED to welcome Jay Versace to the Warner Chappell family”, says Senior Director of A&R Cate Wright. “With his innate instincts and unique approach, he’s quickly become a sought-after hitmaker. It’s no question that Jay is an incredible producer, but it’s his ability to connect with artists, form lasting relationships, and cultivate projects that has led to hits with the likes of SZA, Doja Cat and Summer Walker”.
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Secretly Distribution has signed a deal with Bella Figura - supporting its work on the David Gray catalogue, Danger Mouse’s 30th Century Records and Madlib’s Madlib Invazion. It has also renewed its deals with Captured Tracks, Rhymesayers Entertainment and Run for Cover.

APPOINTMENTS

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The Scottish Music Industry Association has named Jen Hunter as its new Chair, and announced that interim CEO Robert Kilpatrick has been appointed to the position permanently. “Having worked with Jen Hunter in various capacities over the years, I’ve been both impressed and inspired by what a strategic and dedicated cultural leader she is”, says Kilpatrick. “I’m also incredibly honoured to be taking on the CEO and Creative Director role on a permanent basis, and I’d like to thank the SMIA Company Board for their continued support”.

RELEASES

Fat White Family have released new single ‘Religion For One’. “Abject narcissism is our only real code of conduct anymore”, say the band. “Everything is thinly veiled self-interest. The post-modern post social media condition constitutes a complete death of outwardness. We are smothered by the infinite present. We have swapped art for the history of art. The game is up. The party’s over… no surrender!”
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Still Corners have released ‘Secret World’, taken from their new album ‘Dream Talk’, which is due out on 5 Apr. “Sometimes the thought of someone, wanting to know them, get into their world is dangerous”, says the band’s Tessa Murray of the track. “The real person doesn’t matter anymore, just the fantasy of them, which is totally wrong but feels right”.

GIGS & TOURS

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ZZ Top will play Wembley Arena in London on 11 Jul. “It’s been a while since we’ve been able to check in with our European fans, so it goes without saying that we’re excited about coming back this summer”, says the band’s Billy Gibbons. “We’re looking forward to a good time and that goes for both those in the audience and on stage”. Tickets go on sale on Friday.
Alvvays have announced UK tour dates in June next year, including a show at Troxy in London on 26 Jun. Tickets go on general sale on Friday.
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