Jun 5, 2024 3 min read

⏩ One Liners: Halsey, Diddy, PRS For Music + more

Jessica Vaughn, Maddie Kerr deals; PRS additional royalties; Volvic emerging artists competition; Diddy exits Revolt; SM Entertainment denies NCT rumours; Nia Archives tour dates; new releases from Halsey, Blur, Kaytranada; Jamie xx, To Love x SG Lewis, Confidence Man, Ela Minus, Deadletter, Eivør

⏩ One Liners: Halsey, Diddy, PRS For Music + more
Photo credits: Sigga Ella; Confidence Man; Jivi Emir; Pet Shops Boys; Alasdair McLellan


Peermusic has signed Jessica Vaughn to a worldwide publishing deal. “I have been in the music industry for over twenty years now, and I’ve never been more excited and confident that I have picked the right team”, she says. “While Peermusic is the largest global independent publisher in the world, their ability to be present with their creatives is their super power”.
Concord Music Publishing has signed Mercury vocalist Maddie Kerr to a worldwide publishing deal, covering her full catalogue and future works. “Working with the Concord team has been an incredible honour and one of my most treasured experiences”, she says. “They are all so excited about music and passionate about their people. I feel so seen and accounted for and am so excited to continue my work with them”.
PRS For Music has announced that its members will receive an extra £6 million in royalties after the UK song rights collecting society managed to reduce its administration rate on multi-territory online royalty collections from 10% to 8%. “I am delighted to announce that the reduction in multi-territory online licensing admin fees is a real tangible example of how we are constantly working on behalf of members to be competitive, and to get more money to them, more quickly”, says CEO Andrea Czapary Martin
Anne-Marie is fronting a Volvic campaign to find emerging artists to play The Birdcage Stage at this year’s BST Hyde Park festival in London. You have until 14 Jun to submit entries, with nine winners to be announced on 24 Jun. “Making it as an artist is hard, so I understand the impact this support can have on you when you’re starting out”, says Anne-Marie. “I love hearing new voices and talent so I couldn’t be more excited to begin the search with Volvic supporting the next generation of a music community that has made me so happy and given me so much”.


Diddy is now “completely separated and dissociated from” from the Revolt media company he founded, CEO Detavio Samuels has told The New York Times. The rapper stepped down as Chair last November after a number of sexual assault lawsuits were filed against him. He has now sold his entire stake in the business, with the company announcing that its employees are to become its largest shareholder group.
K-pop company SM Entertainment has denied claims that two members of one of its groups, NCT, used drugs and paid for sex while in Japan. The rumours, having originated in Japan, emerged on South Korean message boards yesterday and caused the company’s share price to fall by more than 8%. The agency said that the “sensational rumours” are “entirely false and constitute criminal acts that severely damage the artists' reputations”. It added that it plans to take legal action against the people who posted the claims. 


Nia Archives has announced UK and Ireland tour dates in October and November, including two nights at Brixton Academy in London on 6 and 8 Nov. 


Halsey has released new single ‘The End’. The track is taken from a new album inspired by their private battle with lupus
Blur will release live album ‘Live At Wembley Stadium’ on 26 Jul. It features songs from the band’s two shows at the venue last summer. A concert film will follow on 6 Sep. You can watch a teaser trailer here if you really want.
Kaytranada has released new single ‘Drip Sweat’ featuring Channel Tres. His new album ‘Timeless’ is out on Friday. 
Jamie xx has announced that he will release his second solo album ‘In Waves’ on 20 Sep. Out now is new single ‘Treat Each Other Right’
Tove Lo and SG Lewis have announced that they will release a collaborative EP called ‘Heat’ on 14 Jun. The pair also appear on Nelly Furtado’s new single ‘Love Bites’
Tove Lo and SG Lewis have announced that they will release a collaborative EP called ‘Heat’ on 14 Jun. The pair also appear on Nelly Furtado’s new single ‘Love Bites’
Confidence Man will release their third studio album ‘3AM (La La La)’ on 18 Oct. Out now is new single ‘I Can’t Lose You’
Ela Minus is back with new track ‘Combat’, her first solo release since her brilliant debut album ‘Acts Of Rebellion’ in 2020. 
Deadletter have shared new single ‘Mother’. Their debut album ‘Hysterical Strength’ is set for release on 13 Sep. They’ve also announced UK tour dates in November. 
Eivør has released new single ‘Upp Úr Øskuni’. Her new album ‘Enn’ is out on 14 Jun. 

Listen to all the new music we’ve covered this week in our Brand New On CMU playlist.

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