Jan 11, 2024 2 min read

⏩ One Liners: Four Tet, Merlin, Music Venue Trust + more

Reservoir and Believe deals; Merlin, Music Venue Trust and One Finnix Live appointments; new music from Four Tet, Bombay Bicycle Club, MGMT, Lynks, Gruff Rhys, Marika Hackman, Yasmin Hass, William Doyle, @ and Káryyn

⏩ One Liners: Four Tet, Merlin, Music Venue Trust + more


Reservoir Media and PopArabia have jointly signed Lebanese artist Nancy Ajram and her publishing company In2Musica. “I’m THRILLED that In2Musica and I will be partnering with global companies like Reservoir and PopArabia, which have a history of advocating for artists’ rights and taking them around the world”, she says. “We’re looking forward to reaching even more fans across the world with our music through this publishing partnership”.
Believe has formed a new partnership with Mahogany - the label offshoot of the Mahogany Sessions YouTube channel. “We are hugely excited to be working with the incredible team at Believe”, says Mahogany MD James Gaster. “Thanks to their international reach, infrastructure and market-leading tech this partnership allows us to level-up our ambitions as we expand our offering to unsigned and emerging artists on a global scale, and we look forward to spotlighting some of the world’s most exciting new talents through distribution and content collaborations”.


Merlin - the digital licensing agency for indie labels and distributors - has announced six new board members. They are: Golda Bitterli (Revelator), Jeffrey Chiang (Fluxus), Fer Isella (Limbo Music), Irina Lipczyk-Kolakovska (E-muzyka), Simon Wheeler (Beggars) and Megan Jasper (Sub Pop). Newly appointed board advisors are Jennifer Newman Sharpe (Exceleration) and Dorothee Imhoff (FUGA).
The Music Venue Trust has announced eight new patrons. They are: Jamie Webster, Hamish Hawk, Hannah White, Jeff Automatic, Reverend And The Makers, Noah & The Loners, Chroma and John Whittingdale MP.
Booking agency One Finnix Live has hired agent Bex Wedlake. Her roster includes Black Stone Cherry, GWAR, Haru Nemuri and The Subways. “This industry is based on human connection and innovation, qualities embraced and celebrated by the progressive team at One Fiinix Live”, she says. “In just three years they have built an agency that embodies expertise, professionalism and respect. I am THRILLED to be joining such an exciting and forward-thinking company and I look forward to immersing myself and my clients in a culture of inclusivity and elevation”.


Four Tet has released new track ‘Loved’, the first from an upcoming new album.
Bombay Bicycle Club have released new single ‘Fantasneeze’ featuring Matilda Mann. The track is taken from new EP ‘Fantasies’, which is out on 2 Feb. 
MGMT have released new single ‘Nothing To Declare’. Their new album ‘Loss Of Life’ is out on 23 Feb. 
Lynks has announced that they will release their debut album ‘Abomination’ on 12 Apr. Out now is new single ‘CPR’
Gruff Rhys has released new single ‘Bad Friend’. His new album ‘Sadness Sets Me Free’ is out on 26 Jan. 
Marika Hackman has released ‘The Yellow Mile’, the latest single from her new album ‘Big Sigh’, which is out tomorrow. 
Yasmin Hass has released new single ‘Maybe’, which was produced by The 1975’s Ross McDonald. 
William Doyle has shared ‘Now In Motion’ from his upcoming album ‘Springs Eternal’, which is out on 16 Feb. 
@ have shared new single ‘Webcrawler’. New EP ‘Are You There God? It’s Me, @’ is out tomorrow. 
Káryyn has released new single ‘Anthem For Those Who Know’. The track was co-produced by Hudson Mohawke.
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