Sep 14, 2023 2 min read

One Liners: Music Support, Sufjan Stevens, Dream Wife, Jorja Smith + more

Cooking Vinyl signs Rikke Normann; Round Hill acquires Rident; On Air and Triple Tigers appointments; Music Support partners with Christopher Meredith Foundation; new releases from Sufjan Stevens, Lol Tolhurst x Budgie x Jacknife Lee, Big Thief, Sega Bodega, Dream Wife and bby; Jorja Smith gig dates

One Liners: Music Support, Sufjan Stevens, Dream Wife, Jorja Smith + more


Cooking Vinyl Publishing has signed Rikke Normann - who performs as Rikke - to a worldwide administration deal. Says the publisher's Ryan Farley: “I’m delighted to bring Rikke into the Cooking Vinyl Publishing family. She is a fantastic storyteller as well as a fun and engaging live performer and I look forward to seeing her career develop further from here".
Round Hill Music has acquired Rident Royalties, a neighbouring rights agency that works with film/TV composers and production music. The purchase expands Round Hill’s neighbouring rights platform Sound Hill. “The combination of Rident and Sound Hill’s advanced repertoire, claims technology and deep expertise creates an unequalled service provider in this area of the market”, says Round Hill CEO Josh Gruss. “With this new addition to its stable, Round Hill will continue to apply its expertise to managing and maximising the value of our music catalogues”.


Live-streaming platform On Air has appointed Paul Cheetham as Talent & Event Booker, Brian Rucker as Business Development Manager and James Goodhall as Brand Partnerships Director.
Nashville-based country label Triple Tigers has appointed Kevin Herring and Annie Ortmeier as co-Presidents, following the departure of former President Norbert Nix. Herring moves up from his previous role of SVP Of Radio Promotion, while Ortmeier joins from Universal Music Nashville.


Music Support, which provides help and support to anyone working in music affected by mental ill-health and/or addiction, has announced a new partnership with the Christopher Meredith Foundation which will enable it to grow existing support schemes and develop new programmes. That will include a programme providing resources and support for the families and friends of those struggling with problematic drinking, drug use or other addictions.


Sufjan Stevens has released new single ‘Will Anybody Ever Love Me?’ His new album ‘Javelin’ is out on 6 Oct.
The Cure’s Lol Tolhurst, Souxie & The Banshees’ Budgie and producer Jacknife Lee have released new single ‘Ghosted At Home’, featuring Primal Scream’s Bobby Gillespie. The trio’s debut album ‘Los Angeles’ is out on 3 Nov.
Big Thief have released new single ‘Born For Loving You’.
Sega Bodega and Safety Trance have teamed up for new track ‘Arena!’ “I came round to hang at Luis flat in Barcelona one afternoon and we jammed, this one idea that we started became 'Arena!'”, says Sega Bodega. “I love his drums so much and his sense of rhythm, so to be able to work with him was such a gift!”
Dream Wife have released new single ‘Love You More’ - an outtake from recording sessions for their latest album ‘Social Lubrication. “‘Love You More’ is not your typical love song, but a love song to the self and choosing to love perfectly imperfect bodies”, say the band. “It has a gritty underbelly, dealing with self-acceptance, body dysmorphia, disaster capitalism, climate collapse and depression. From the micro to the macro, the song explores the relationship between the self and both the body and the earth as experiences of home, as a vessel for feeling”.
bby have released new single ‘Money Body’.


Jorja Smith has announced intimate shows in as yet unnamed venues in Birmingham, Manchester and London in November. Tickets go on general sale on 22 Sep. Her new album ‘Falling Or Flying’ is out on 29 Sep.
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