Apr 10, 2024 3 min read

⏩ One Liners: Glastonbury, Benga, TF Entertainment + more

UMG x TF Entertainment; RoEx hires Jason Reed; Music Canada streaming report; King Street Sounds relaunches; Benga cancels US shows; Glastonbury ticket resale dates; Crux AV music festival; new music from Noga Erez, Girl Ultra, Camera Obscura, Lemon Twigs, Dea Matrona, HighSchool, Douglas Dare, O

⏩ One Liners: Glastonbury, Benga, TF Entertainment + more


Universal Music has agreed a partnership with Chinese pop music company TF Entertainment which will see the major label handle global distribution for the firm. “We're THRILLED to embark on this partnership with TF Entertainment, paving the way for iconic C-pop groups like TFBOYS and Teens In Times to captivate audiences worldwide”, says Universal Music Greater China CEO Timothy Xu. “This alliance underscores our dedication to elevating Chinese pop music to global acclaim, both culturally and commercially. It also provides a unique opportunity to advance our superfan strategy, offering fans around the world access to distinctive cultural experiences”.


AI mixing and mastering startup RoEx has appointed Jason Reed to the newly created role of Head Of Growth And Operations. He joins from the Roundhouse Trust. “I'm excited to be joining RoEx to spearhead a new chapter of growth, working within a team that has profound expertise in audio engineering and machine learning research”, says Reed. “Intelligent audio production tools such as Automix can serve as collaborators to support and enrich musicians’ and producers’ creative processes”.


Music Canada has published a new report on the Canadian music streaming market, authored by economist Will Page - in particular looking at the popularity of homegrown artists on streaming platforms. The report will be used to inform Music Canada’s lobbying around the implementation of the Online Streaming Act in the country. “In a world where fans can listen to any artist, from any country in the world, and with nearly every recorded song at their fingertips, listeners are choosing Canadian music”, says Music Canada CEO Patrick Rogers. “Our regulatory framework should build on streaming’s ability to connect Canadian and indigenous artists with fans at home and abroad”. Download the report here


Armada Music has relaunched King Street Sounds following its recent acquisition of the dance music label. As well as a new visual identity, the refreshed label also offers a new package of remixes and a documentary on its history. 


British producer Benga has announced that he has had to pull out of planned tour dates with Skream in the US due to a “snag” with his visa. This includes a performance at this weekend’s Coachella festival. Skream will play the dates solo.


Glastonbury has announced the resale dates for the “very limited” number of returned tickets for this year’s festival. Ticket and coach travel bundles will go on sale on Thursday 18 Apr at 6pm, while general admission tickets will be resold on 21 Apr at 9am. More info here
Crux will host its first AV music festival at London’s Rich Mix this weekend. There will be performances from The Light Surgeons, AJA, Waterflower and Parallel Action, as well as panels, workshops and jam sessions. More info here.


Noga Erez has released her second new track of the year, ‘Vandalism’
Girl Ultra has put out new track ‘Rimel’, her first for Big Dada
‘Liberty Print’ is the latest single from Camera Obscura. It’s taken from upcoming album ‘Look To The East, Look To The West’, which is out on 3 May. 
The Lemon Twigs have shared new single ‘How Can I Love Her More?’ Their latest album ‘A Dream Is All We Know’ is out on 3 May. 
Dea Matrona have offered up ‘Every Night I Want You’, the third single from their debut album ‘For Your Sins’. That album’s out on 3 May. 
HighSchool have released new single ‘She Took You To Narnia’. Their second EP ‘Accelerator’ is out on 19 Apr. 
Ahead of the release of new album ‘Omni’ on 3 May, Douglas Dare has released its latest single ‘Three Roads’
O. have released new single ‘176’. Their debut album ‘WeirdOs’ is out on 21 Jun.
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