Nov 15, 2023 2 min read

One Liners: Dido, Basement Jaxx x 100 gecs, Lil Uzi Vert + more

Dido, Laufey and Tokimonsta deals; Kobalt and Sound Future appointments; new music from Basement Jaxx x 100 gecs, Danny Brown, Coco, and Chasity Belt, festival news from Lil Uzi Vert (or not)

One Liners: Dido, Basement Jaxx x 100 gecs, Lil Uzi Vert + more

DEALS

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Warner Chappell has signed Dido to a new publishing deal, covering her back catalogue and new material. “Warner Chappell have been there for me from the very beginning of my songwriting journey, well over 25 years ago”, she says. “They gave me my start and helped me create the songs that were the foundations of my first record and then over the years continued to be family. I’m excited for all the things we will create together now”.
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Laufey has extended her deal with Sony Music’s AWAL, following the successful release of her debut album ‘Bewitched’ in September. “AWAL’s steadfast commitment to my creative autonomy has been essential in providing me the space and freedom to create music on my own terms”, she says. “Their drive and progressive vision for the music industry runs through the company, and I’m over the moon to extend our partnership”.
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IDOL has signed a label services deal with Tokimonsta's Young Art Records. “As Young Art Records celebrates its tenth anniversary, we are pleased to announce our partnership with IDOL”, says label co-founder Lewis Kunstler. “This collaboration will empower our team, expand our reach, and enhance our presence on a global scale. We look forward to this new chapter as well as the opportunities it will bring to share our passion for music with an even wider audience”.

APPOINTMENTS

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Kobalt has promoted Melissa Emert-Hutner to SVP Creative. “I am deeply honoured to have the opportunity to be a member of this remarkable publishing company’s A&R team”, she says. “Kobalt's exceptional roster of the world's most talented music creators, its innovative technology and dedicated global creative team are truly unmatched”.
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US live music sustainability organisation the Sound Future Foundation has appointed Kelci Zile as Chief Development Officer. “Live events are a phenomenal testbed to demonstrate that sustainability can be as good for the Earth as it is for the bottom line”, she says. “We need solutions that meaningfully cut emissions and increase profit to come to market as soon as possible. I could not be more excited to bring my data and returns-driven lens to the Sound Future team as we leverage the power of live events to pave the way for mass adoption of these technologies”.

RELEASES

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XL Recordings has released 100 gecs’ remix of Basement’s Jaxx’s ‘Where’s Your Head At?’ with which they opened their Boiler Room set earlier this year. As well as being available digitally, it is also being released on twelve-inch, limited to 500 copies.
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Danny Brown has released new single ‘Jenn’s Terrific Vacation’. His new album ‘Quaranta’ is out this Friday and he will play Village Underground in London on 4 Dec.
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Coco have released new single ‘Do This Right’. Their new album ‘2’ is out on 1 Mar.
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Chastity Belt have announced that they will release new album ‘Live Laugh Love’ on 29 Mar. Out now is its first single ‘Hollow’. It’s “a classic Chazzy-style tune about feeling lost and stuck, waiting for something to change without necessarily taking action”, says the band’s Julia Shapiro.

GIGS & FESTIVALS

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Lil Uzi Vert has been announced as the headliner for next year's Rolling Loud festival in California. Although it’s apparently news to him. “I never said I was doing Rolling Loud, don’t understand why my name is on here”, he wrote in an Instagram story. The festival has not yet commented.
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