One Liners: Yaeji, Pet Shop Boys, Tate McRae + more
Universal Music Publishing and Concord Music new signings; Warner Music and ATC appointments; new music from Yaeji, Gruff Rhys, Porij, Pillow Queens and Revival Season; tour dates from Pet Shop Boys and Tate McRae
Universal Music Publishing has signed singer-songwriter Carin León to a global publishing deal. “I feel deeply honoured to embark on this creative journey alongside Universal Music Publishing Group”, he says. “This partnership marks a thrilling new chapter in my career, and I’m eagerly looking forward to expressing my passion and creativity through the art of music”.
Concord Music Publishing has announced two new signings, Victor Rådström of Swedish pop duo Neiked and Nashville songwriter-producer Aaron Eshuis. Rådström is “really happy”, while Eshuis is “THRILLED”.
Warner Music in the UK has appointed Alexandra Condon as VP Public Policy & Government Affairs. “This is a pivotal time for the music industry with many exciting challenges and opportunities in front of us”, she says. “It's never been more important to ensure policymakers understand our business and the need for a legal framework that enables us to keep investing in artists and songwriters”.
Artist management and booking agency group ATC has appointed Emma Stoker to its board as an Executive Director. “As a highly valued member of the team, we are delighted to appoint Emma to the board of ATC Group”, says CEO Adam Driscoll. “Her wealth of relevant sector experience and expertise will help strengthen the board at ATC as we continue to grow. Emma has been instrumental in the company’s [initial public offering] and ongoing business affairs and we look forward to continuing to work with her at this exciting time as we further develop the business”.
Yaeji has released new single ‘Easy Breezy’. She says the track “feels like a sequel that weaves a thread through my past releases - and my past selves”.
Gruff Rhys has released new single ‘Silver Lining (Lead Balloons)’. “Its about facing reality and not trying to overstate something that isn’t all that”, he says. “But it’s deadpan. I’m not being totally serious. At the end I’m singing ‘I left my dreams in a rental car’, which is quite a pathetic image, and then it’s followed by the last lines, ‘Live for now / and dream afar’”.
Porij have released new single ‘You Should Know Me’, taken from their upcoming debut album. It’s the “most balls to the walls tune on this record”, say the band. “This song sonically and lyrically is all about bravado. It explores the moments of anticipation before something could happen”.
Pillow Queens have released new single ‘Suffer’. "We wrote it in the depths of winter at our rehearsal studio in Dublin and the cold really penetrates the song”, say the band.
Pet Shop Boys have added new UK dates to their ‘Dreamworld: The Greatest Hits Live’ tour in June next year in Glasgow, Nottingham, Birmingham, Manchester and Belfast. Tickets go on general sale on Friday.
Tate McRae has announced UK and Ireland tour dates in April next year, including a show at London’s Hammersmith Apollo on 22 Apr. Her new album ‘Think Later’ is out on 8 Dec.
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