Jan 12, 2024 2 min read

⏩ One Liners: Lil Nas X, Marshmello x Venbee, Hipgnosis + more

Warner Chappell signs Kenya Grace; Sony Music Masterworks partners with Roast Productions; Hipgnosis non-executive board member out; Beatport and DistroKid appointments; new music from Lil Nas X, Marshmello x Venbee, Ride, Amanda Palmer, Shabazz Palaces, Logic1000, Tommy Cash x bbno$, and Pecq

⏩ One Liners: Lil Nas X, Marshmello x Venbee, Hipgnosis + more


Warner Chappell has signed Kenya Grace to a worldwide publishing administration agreement. “I’m delighted to be working with Warner Chappell Music”, she says. “Songwriting is the most important part of my creativity and I’m obsessed with great songs. The process of writing is my joy, art and, at times, therapy. There is so much I want to achieve as a writer and, with the Warner Chappell team behind me, I feel like I can achieve so much”.
Sony Music Masterworks has announced a new strategic partnership with live entertainment company Roast Productions. SMM President Mark Cavell says that Roast’s “creativity and expertise will further support our endeavours in securing and creating new quality and original live productions that will captivate and entertain audiences across the globe, and provide first-class content for our other partners to promote and market”.


The publicly listed Hipgnosis Songs Fund has announced that independent non-executive board member Sylvia Coleman has resigned and will step down immediately. She has been in the role since 2019. A former EMI exec, she now runs IP rights firm BPureSounds. 
Beatport has promoted Matt Gralen to President and Helen Sartory to Chief Revenue Officer. “Matt and Helen have proven themselves as trusted leaders through building out our product portfolio, supporting our diverse team and culture, and delivering profitable growth”, says CEO Robb McDaniels. 
Distributor DistroKid has announced that founder Philip Kaplan is to move out of his CEO role over to Chair of the company. Taking on the running of the firm will be Phil Bauer, who is being promoted to President. He has been Chief Operating Officer since 2018. 


Lil Nas X is back with new single ‘J Christ’
Marshmello and Venbee have released new collaborative track ‘No Man’s Land’
Ride have announced that they will release new album ‘Interplay’ on 29 Mar. Out today is first single ‘Peace Sign’
Amanda Palmer has released new EP ‘New Zealand Survival Songs’. Hammer those words into your streaming service of choice right now, if you like.
Shabazz Palaces will release new mini-album ‘Exotic Birds Of Prey’ on 29 Mar. Out now is new single ‘Angela’
Logic1000 has released new single ‘Every Lil’ featuring DJ Plead and MJ Nebreda
Tommy Cash and bbno$ have teamed up for new track ‘Tango’
Pecq have announced that they will release their debut EP ‘Red Moon, Rare Light’ in March. Out now is new single ‘Closer’
Listen to all the new music we’ve covered this week in our Brand New On CMU playlist - updated every Friday.
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