Apr 18, 2024 2 min read

⏩ One Liners: Willi Young, Taylor Swift, RCA + more

RCA hires Harri Davies; IMPALA webinar for Earth Day; warning over Taylor Swift ticket scams; Music Creator Remuneration Working Group meets; new music from Will Young, Pearl Jam, Fontaines DC, Joe Goddard, AG Cook, John Grant, King Hannah, Sevdaliza, Shelf Lives

⏩ One Liners: Willi Young, Taylor Swift, RCA + more


Sony Music has appointed Harri Davies as Head of A&R at RCA Records UK. She joins from Concord Music Publishing. “I’m honoured to step into this role, at a label with a rich history of musical innovation”, she says. “I look forward to working alongside the incredible RCA team and leveraging my experience to discover new artists together”.


IMPALA has announced a free webinar on how the music industry can help to tackle climate change to coincide with this year’s Earth Day. The session will take place at 3pm on 22 Apr. Contact [email protected] for more information. 


Lloyds Bank has issued an “urgent warning” over ticketing scams related to Taylor Swift’s upcoming UK shows. The bank says that more than 600 of its customers have lost money to scammers offering fake tickets, with its data indicating that Swifties have lost over £1 million in total. 


It was the first meeting of the UK government convened Music Creator Remuneration Working Group earlier today, which is bringing together music industry stakeholders to discuss how streaming money is shared out. The Council Of Music Makers has published the statement it delivered as part of that session. We will have a full report on that, and responses from other stakeholder groups, in tomorrow's CMU Daily.


Will Young has released new single ‘Falling Deep’. He’s also announced UK tour dates running for September and November. 
Pearl Jam have released new single ‘Wreckage’. The track arrives ahead of new album ‘Dark Matter’, which is out tomorrow. 
Fontaines DC will release new album ‘Romance’ on 23 Aug. First single ‘Starburster’ is out now. 
Joe Goddard has announced that he will release new solo album ‘Harmonics’ on 12 Jul. It will feature guest appearances from Jungle’s Tom McFarland, Alabaster DePlume, Ibibio Sound Machine and his Hot Chip bandmates Alexis Taylor and Al Doyle. Out now is new single ‘Moments Die’ featuring Barrie
AG Cook has released new single ‘Soulbreaker’
John Grant has released new single ‘The Child Catcher’. His new album ‘The Art Of The Lie’ is out on 14 Jun. 
King Hannah have released new single ‘Davey Says’, taken from new album ‘Big Swimmer’, which is out on 31 May.
Sevdaliza has released ‘Ride Or Die II’, the second part of her 2023 track ‘Ride Or Die’. Like the original, it features Villano Antillano and also adds rapper Tokischa to the mix. 
Shelf Lives have released new single ‘Uncle Fred’. They’ve also announced a headline show at the Moth Club in London on 23 Oct.
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