Oct 18, 2023 3 min read

One Liners: Yungblud and Oli Sykes, Pinterest, Danny Brown + more

BMG’s Pinterest deal; Graham Nash and Joe Walsh sell catalogues; Exit Festival’s talent agency; Riffusion funding; Round Table hires Steve Ford; new releases from Yungblud and Oli Sykes, David Holmes, Danny Brown, Floating Points, BadBadNotGood, Kojaque, and Kassa Overall; Orbital and Mitski gigs

One Liners: Yungblud and Oli Sykes, Pinterest, Danny Brown + more


Graham Nash has sold a “range of assets” to Irving Azoff’s Iconic Artists Group. “I am THRILLED to welcome Graham Nash to the Iconic family, which now represents the works of all three of Crosby, Stills and Nash”, says Azoff. “Graham is not only an incredible talent and true gentleman but a longtime friend as well. Back when I struck out on my own and started my first management company, Graham visited my office and came up with the name, Front Line Management”.
Reservoir has announced a new global publishing deal with Joe Walsh of The Eagles. “It is such a pleasure to be partnered with a team who are hands on and personal and who have shown their passion for and dedication to my work”, he says. “I look forward to a great partnership and future with Reservoir”.
Exit Festival has launched a new talent and management agency in partnership with CAA, called Echosystem. Its first client is DJ and producer Lanna. “I am THRILLED watching my craziest dreams coming true one by one”, she says. “I still can’t fathom all the incredible things I’ve reached this year alone. Being represented by Exit and CAA is a quantum leap for me, and I am so ready for everything that’s coming next”.
AI music generation app Riffusion has secured $4 million in seed funding in a round led by Greycroft Partners, South Park Commons and Sky9. “We started Riffusion as a hobby project last year and were blown away by the creativity it unleashed with casual users and professional musicians”, says co-founder Seth Forsgren. “We see Riffusion as a new instrument - one that anyone can play. We all love music, but most of us just listen passively. Riffusion enables everyone to be an active participant in it”.


Round Table Management has hired Steve Ford as Head Of Artist Development. “I am so excited to be joining the Round Table team, as it enables me to continue to serve artists passionately while ushering in unparalleled opportunities for my roster”, he says.


Yungblud has teamed up with Bring Me The Horizon’s Oli Sykes for new track ‘Happier’. “I got really emotional when writing this”, says Yungblud. “I was craving another Yungblud song that would burn in my stomach, make me feel like it’s all gonna be OK, encourage me to fight back against old habits and try my best to realign myself to be better”.
David Holmes has released new single ‘Stop Apologising’. It is, he says, “an ode to the over-thinkers who waste so much time worrying about nothing rather than living their lives on their terms”. His new album ‘Blind On A Galloping Horse’ is out on 10 Nov.
Danny Brown has released new single ‘Tantor’. The rapper is set to play Village Underground in London on 4 Dec.
Floating Points has shared new single ‘Birth4000’.
BadBadNotGood and Charlotte Day Wilson have collaborated on new track ‘Sleeper’. “We were in the studio just messing around and the guys came up with the colourful instrumental while I freestyled the lyrics”, says Wilson. “The song portrays someone who chooses the path of least resistance and finds themselves in a lifeless, loveless relationship”.
Kojaque has released new single ‘Johnny McEnroe’, featuring Wiki. “I was in New York in May 2022 on my first US tour and had been trying to collaborate with Wiki for a while”, explains the rapper. “I was booked in to work with Tony Seltzer the day after my headline show, and right beforehand got a text to say Wiki was going to come through. It was a surreal experience cutting the track with two guys I’ve been a fan of for eight years. I’ll never forget it”.
Kassa Overall has released new single ‘2 Sentimental’. You’ll be able to catch him live in the UK next month, including a show at the London Jazz Festival on 17 Nov.


Orbital have announced UK and Ireland tour dates next year, at which they will perform their 1991 debut ‘The Green Album’ in full. “The way we perform is always free and full of improvisation in production and arrangements”, says the duo’s Paul Hartnoll. “This approach will give us a chance to take these fabulous old tracks, written by young versions of ourselves, and perform them with a modern sensibility”. Tickets go on general sale on Thursday.
Mitski has announced UK and Ireland tour dates next year, including three nights at the Hammersmith Apollo in London from 8-10 May. Tickets go on general sale on Friday.
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