May 14, 2024 3 min read

⏩ One Liners: Ella Eyre, FKP Scorpio, Nilüfer Yanya + more

NetEase x Kakao; Warner Music, Blake Cottage Trust, ADA Asia appointments; FKP Scorpio expands; Co-op Live set to open tonight; Skiddle publishes mental health research findings; Nilüfer Yanya tour dates; new music from Ella Eyre, Helen Love, Dilettante

⏩ One Liners: Ella Eyre, FKP Scorpio, Nilüfer Yanya + more


Chinese streaming service NetEase Cloud Music has signed a licensing agreement with South Korean entertainment company Kakao to distribute its music in China. “We are excited to partner with Kakao Entertainment and share the passion for delivering exceptional music experiences to users”, says Vivian Wei, Vice President Of Copyrights at NetEase Cloud Music. “This partnership further solidifies NetEase Cloud Music’s position as a prominent platform for international music, particularly resonating with our vibrant music community”.


Warner Music has appointed Sarah Ismail as Managing Director of its artist and label services business ADA in Asia. “I am incredibly honoured to be given this opportunity and humbled by the trust placed in me”, she says. “I am committed to growing ADA’s presence across Asia. I’m most excited to explore and create compelling offerings to empower our independent artists and partners in their journey. ADA Asia is set to forge new partnerships and continue to champion diverse talents”.
Iron Maiden frontman Bruce Dickinson has become a patron of The Blake Cottage Trust. The charity is currently restoring the only remaining house owned by poet William Blake in Felpham, Sussex. “William Blake has given me so much over the years and I want to repay the debt by helping to restore the cottage”, says Dickinson. “Despite his impact on the world, there is no centre for Blake, nowhere people can visit to see the place where he actually lived and worked during a key part of his life. I want to change this”.
The Night Time Industries Association has announced a partnership with Bradford At Night, which sees its Managing Director Elizabeth Murphy appointed as the first NTIA Night Time Economy Ambassador for the city. “I am honoured to serve as the NTIA Night Time Economy Ambassador for Bradford”, she says. “I am committed to working closely with NTIA, in my role as Managing Director of Bradford At Night, and alongside other stakeholders to promote a safe, diverse, and flourishing night-time economy that benefits everyone in our community”.


Live entertainment firm FKP Scorpio has announced the expansion of its exhibition, family entertainment, comedy and spoken word and special projects business. This will be managed by the UK-based FKP Scorpio Entertainment, led by James Cassidy and Barry Campbell. “Under James and Barry’s fantastic leadership, our FKP Entertainment company has had an amazing start in this exciting new growth sector”, says FKP Scorpio CEO Folkert Koopman. “We are not only acquiring great partners and content but are delivering results which we aim to emulate in all our key European markets”.
Co-op Live in Manchester is set to open tonight with a headline performance from Elbow. The venue has attempted to put on its first show several times over recent weeks, with artists including Olivia Rodrigo, A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie, Take That, The Black Keys and Keane having to postpone, relocate or cancel performances. 


Ticketing company Skiddle has announced the early findings from a year long study into the mental health of UK music industry professionals. Over a third said that they felt financially insecure, while 28% said work-related stress had led to issues with substance misuse. 50% said that they experienced periods of poor mental health, while 30% said that they were unaware of avenues to access support tailored to the music industry. The research is supported by two such services - Music Minds Matter and Music Support


Nilüfer Yanya has announced UK tour dates in November and December, including a show at Here At Outernet on 3 Dec. Tickets go on sale on Friday. 


Ella Eyre has released new single ‘Ain’t No Love That Blind’
Helen Love have released new single ‘Stay With Me’
Dilettante has released new single ‘Fun’. Her new album ‘Life Of The Party’ is set for release on 11 Oct.
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