Jul 4, 2024 2 min read

⏩ One Liners: Quality Control, PPL Momentum Music Fund, London Grammar, Kesha + more

Third Side Music deal; Quality Control and OTM Music appointments; PPL Momentum Music Fund recipients; Elton John auction; Greatest Hits Radio Live; Tours from Pale Waves and London Grammar; New music from Lana Del Rey & Quavo, Kesha, Rosie Lowe and Human Interest

⏩ One Liners: Quality Control, PPL Momentum Music Fund, London Grammar, Kesha + more


Third Side Music has expanded its relationship with the estate of composer Galt MacDermot to include his compositions in the musical ‘Hair’. The publisher has represented MacDermot’s other works since 2013. The company’s CEO Patrick Curley says, “This is an extension of our decade-long relationship with the MacDermot family. We look forward to collaborating with the MacDermots in shining a new light on these iconic world-legacy songs, including ‘Let The Sunshine In’ and ‘Aquarius’”.


Record label Quality Control, owned by HYBE America since last year, has appointed Britney Davis, most recently with Universal’s Motown Records, as General Manager. She will oversee day-to-day operations alongside CEO Pierre ‘P’ Thomas and COO Kevin ‘Coach K’ Lee. They say of the new hire, “Her passion and dedication to artists align with the principles that are the foundation of QC. We’re incredibly excited she’s part of the team and couldn’t imagine a better person to serve as our General Manager”.
Music publisher OTM Music has announced a number of recent appointments, including Kate Sweetsur as Head Of A&R, Chi Chi Nwakodo as Senior Sync Creative and Ethan Mizen as A&R Manager, all based in the UK, plus Kristin Genovese as US Head Of Sync. “I could not be more delighted to welcome these additions to our growing team at OTM”, says CEO Alex Sheridan.


The PRS Foundation has announced the latest recipients of grants from the PPL Momentum Music Fund. They are Bel Cobain, Ciel, Colectiva, IAMDDB, Lizzie Berchie, Luke Rv and Lucia & The Best Boys. Says the Foundation’s Grants & Programmes Manager John Hendrickse, “Huge congratulations to all seven artists receiving our pioneering PPL Momentum Music Fund support to enable them to breakthrough to that next level in their careers - I’m very much looking forward to seeing the impact of the support”.


Elton John is auctioning off 200 items from his personal wardrobe on eBay, with the auction closing on 6 Jul. All proceeds will go to the Elton John AIDS Foundation. In a video promoting the sale, he says, “Now that my tour days are over, I’ve been pondering ways to make the world a little more fabulous. I’ve had a revelation. What if everyone could dress a little more like me?”


Bauer Media has announced a Greatest Hits Radio Live! event that will take place at Manchester’s Co-op Live arena on 24 Nov “celebrating the very best of the 70s, 80s and 90s”. The official announcement goes on, “You can expect an iconic line-up of artists, guaranteed to party like it’s 1999 - and of course 1989 and 1979 too!" Tickets are on sale now
Pale Waves have announced a UK tour for later this year which will follow the release of their fourth album ‘Smitten’ in September. The tour kicks off at The Waterfront in Norwich on 3 Oct and runs through to a show at HERE at Outernet in London on 17 Oct. 
London Grammar have announced a UK arena tour, concluding at The O2 in London on 14 Nov. Tickets for their tour go on sale next Friday. The trio’s new album ‘The Greatest Love’ is set for release on 13 Sep.


Lana Del Rey & Quavo have collaborated on new single ‘Tough’.
Kesha has released new single ‘JOYRIDE’.
Bashy has released new single ‘Being Poor Is Expensive’. His new album with the same title is out 11 Jul.
Rosie Lowe has released new single ‘In My Head’. Her new album ‘Lover, Other’ is out 16 Aug.
Human Interest have released new single ‘Better Press Repeat’.
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