Jun 20, 2024 2 min read

⏩ One Liners: Pixie Lott, Isle Of Wight Festival, Hackney Church + more

Hope publishing deal; A2IM brings IMPALA’s Carbon Calculator to the US; Hackney Church partners with Ticketmaster; Bauer to broadcast Isle Of Wight Festival, Power Up funding recipients announced; new releases from Pixie Lott, Self Esteem, One True Pairing

⏩ One Liners: Pixie Lott, Isle Of Wight Festival, Hackney Church + more


Wise Music Group has signed Hope to a publishing deal through its Bosworth Music subsidiary. “We are very much looking forward to working with Bosworth and the people at Wise Music Group”, say the band. “We have encountered individuality, quality and a love for detail, which connects us with our aim as a band to be constantly in pursuit of the new and unknown. From here on, we walk this path together, and welcome our future collaboration”.


American indie label trade group A2IM will make IMPALA’s Carbon Calculator available to US indie labels for free. The calculator, developed by pan-European group IMPALA, is being made available beyond Europe for the first time as part of a one year pilot programme supported by digital rights agency Merlin. “We are very excited that the US is the first territory in the internationalisation of IMPALA’s Carbon Calculator”, says A2IM CEO Richard Burgess. “Thanks to Merlin's support, our members will be able to shape the tool for the US market and play a key role in the expansion of its use”.


The 1800 capacity Hackney Church in East London has announced a new partnership with Ticketmaster. “Despite the ongoing economic challenges of running a venue of our size, we are looking ahead with confidence that we will be able continue to deliver high quality events and positively impact the local community in Hackney”, says Enterprise Director Thando Zulu. “We are proud to partner with Ticketmaster and their mission to support local venues. It is an exciting step on our continued journey of being a ‘cathedral of Creativity’”.


Bauer Media has announced a deal to broadcast coverage of the Isle Of Wight Festival across Absolute Radio, Greatest Hits Radio and Hits Radio. “The Isle Of Wight Festival is one of the year’s most anticipated live music events, and we are THRILLED to immerse our listeners in the experience, whether it be winning their way into the event or making them feel like they are there, as we bring their favourite artists to their radio, smart speaker and phone”, says Gary Stein, Director Of Audio for Bauer Media Audio UK.


PRS Foundation and Ben Wynter’s Power Up programme has announced the 40 black music creators and industry professionals who will receive funding this year. “As we move into our fourth year of Power Up, I am incredibly proud of the brilliant selection of Year Four participants”, says Wynter. “This initiative has been recognised Europe-wide as an award-winning programme, and the quantitative evidence of our Power Up Fellows successes across various sectors in the industry proves that when black talent is given an opportunity to succeed, it thrives”.


Pixie Lott has announced that she will release her fourth album ‘Encino’ on 27 Sep - her first LP for ten years. Out now is new single ‘Somebody’s Daughter’
Self Esteem has teamed up with Moonchild Sanelly for new single ‘Big Man’
One True Pairing - aka Tom Fleming formerly of Wild Beasts - has released new single ‘Be Strong’.
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