May 2, 2024 3 min read

⏩ One liners: John Lennon, Live Nation, Zayn + more

John Lennon, emeraldwave meditation app deals; AWL appointment; Beatportal editorial strategy; Live Nation Concert Week comes to UK; Zayn, Sailor Honeymoon live shows; new music from Barry Can’t Swim, The Waeve, Chilly Gonzales, Kneecap, Isabella Lovestory, Emmeline

⏩ One liners: John Lennon, Live Nation, Zayn + more


The John Lennon estate has partnered with meditation app Lumenate to release nine new mixes of the late Beatle’s 1973 song ‘Mind Games’ to coincide with Mental Health Awareness Month. "I think our ‘Mind Games’ project is fun, meaningful, and potentially mind-expanding”, says Sean Ono Lennon. “I really hope people enjoy the results as much as I have”.
Primary Wave’s ‘mindful soundscapes’ label emeraldwave by Green Hill has partnered with ‘sound wellness’ company Endel. Their first collaboration will be the release of a reworked version of David Arkenstone’s ‘Celtic Chillout’ album in the Endel app. “As AI is becoming more and more a part of the musical landscape, finding the right partnership for emeraldwave was crucial”, says Blake Davis, General Manager of Green Hill Productions. “Endel is a company that has invested countless hours into the genres and musical spaces that are important to the core of emeraldwave”.


AWAL has promoted Will Hunt to VP A&R. “I’m delighted to be stepping into this role”, he says. “AWAL is a cutting edge record company where there is opportunity to sign incredible talent and do artist development, which I love. I’m honoured to be able to contribute in my own way to its story and keep working with the special team here”.


Beatport has shifted the editorial strategy of its Beatportal website to allow DJs, producers, artists and labels to communicate directly with visitors to the site. “As we continue to evolve our voice with Beatportal, we need to give DJs, producers and artists the opportunity to speak directly with their audience”, says Beatport’s Chief Marketing Officer, Charles Morgan. “With this latest evolution, we continue to cement Beatportal’s reputation as the primary hub for our community for many years to come”.


Launched a decade ago in the US, Live Nation is expanding its annual Concert Week cut price ticket initiative to 20 more countries, including the UK. Running from 6-12 May, it will see tickets for artists including Air, Idles, Jungle, Shania Twain, Charli XCX, Glass Animals, Tiesto and more sold for £25. Find out more.


Morrissey has written to travel company TUI urging it to cut ties with marine parks that keep orcas and dolphins in captivity. This follows a similar move by Jet2holidays as a result of a campaign by PETA. “TUI now has the dubious distinction of being the last major travel provider in the UK to provide a financial lifeline to these watery little hellholes”, he says. “It’s time to call it quits”.


Zayn has announced that he will - somewhat unbelievably - play his first ever solo live show at the Shepherds Bush Empire in London on 17 May. The gig will coincide with the release of his new album ‘Room Under The Stairs’. Tickets will go on sale on 9 May to people who pre-order that album here.
Sailor Honeymoon will play London’s Sebright Arms on 14 May, celebrating the release last week of their eponymous debut EP. From it, this is latest single ‘Fxxk Urself’


Barry Can’t Swim has released new single ‘Kimbara’
The Waeve are back with new single ‘City Lights’. It’s the first track from their second album, which will arrive later this year. 
Chilly Gonzales has announced that he will release new album ‘Gonzo’ on 13 Sep. Out now is new single ‘Poem’. He is also set to play the Royal Albert Hall in London on 28 Oct. 
Kneecap have released new single ‘Love Making’. The track is taken from their upcoming debut album ‘Fine Art’, which is out on 14 Jun.
Isabella Lovestory is back with new single ‘Botoxxx’. She;s also revealed that she will be releasing her second album this autumn. 
Emmeline has released new single ‘LGIK’.
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