Aug 11, 2023 3 min read

One Liners: Mette, Headie One, Temps, more

One Liners: Mette, Headie One, Temps, more

DEALS

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Sony Music labels Since 93 and RCA US have together signed Mette, with the deal formally announced alongside the release of new single ‘Van Gogh’. Says Glyn Aikins, co-President of Since 93 and RCA UK: “We are delighted to welcome Mette to the Since 93 family alongside RCA US. A multi-hyphenate artist and quadruple threat, Mette’s music showcases the depths of her unique artistry. A force to be reckoned with, Mette is an all round entertainer and is destined to become a global superstar – watch out!”
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Iconoclast has acquired the producer royalties of Giorgio Moroder and says it plans to work with the producer on developing his name, image and likeness rights. Says the company’s founder Olivier Chastan: “Working with my friend Giorgio is an incredible honour. More than 45 years after they were created, songs like ‘I Feel Love’ and ‘The Chase’ still seem like the soundtrack of the future”.
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Downtown Music has announced a deal with The Hoosiers which will see the band working with the firm’s publishing business on their songs and its FUGA distributor on their recordings. “We are THRILLED to partner with such forward-thinking teams at both Downtown Music Publishing and FUGA”, say the band’s management. “It felt like the right home for the band from the very start of our conversations”.

APPOINTMENTS

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Dance label Ultra Records has announced that LA-based A&R exec Alexander Vazelakis is returning to the business as Head Of A&R after a brief stint with Helix Records, the latest label venture from Ultra founder Patrick Moxey. Says Ultra Records President David Waxman: “Alex has a keen ear for talent and extensive industry expertise. We are excited to have him leading the A&R team in this new chapter of his career at Ultra and look forward to the contributions he will make to further elevate the artistry and success of our roster”.

MEDIA

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Radio Today has spotted that radio company Global has added a channel to its app using the Galaxy brand. At one point the dance music centric Galaxy radio station operated in multiple regions around the UK, but the brand was phased out in 2011 with its frequencies switched over to Capital FM. The Galaxy channel on the Global app seemingly popped up last month. It’s not clear if a bigger relaunch is planned or, Radio Today also notes, maybe the media firm is seeking to protect the Galaxy trademark, given you can lose trademarks if you fail to make use of them.

RELEASES

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Headie One has released new track ‘More Money More Problems’ which, we are told, is “the embodiment of Headie’s street-smart lyrics, recounting his journey from Tottenham to rap superstardom with shout outs for Biggie Smalls and Nipsey Hussle”.
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James Acaster has announced the release of a new Temps EP in September which is a companion to ‘Party Gator Purgatory’, the Temps album that was released back in May. The ‘After Party’ EP will be out via Bella Union on 8 Sep. From it, this is ‘firstbirthday’, featuring Nnamdi and Public Speaking.
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Florence + the Machine have released ‘Under Heaven Over Hell’, a 39 track compilation featuring songs from across the band’s career personally curated by Florence Welch.
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Regina Spektor has announced a re-pressing of her album ‘Soviet Kitsch’ to mark its 20th anniversary. It will be out on 3 Nov on lovely translucent yellow vinyl – pre-order here.
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Nas has released a video, directed by Kid A, for ‘Motion’, a track from his recent album ‘Magic 2’.
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