One Liners: Zara Larsson, David Guetta, UK Music Video Awards + more
HarbourView acquires Christine McVie, Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo rights; new music from Zara Larsson, David Guetta, The Kid Laroi, Madness, Everything Everything, Mxmtoon, Spector, and LULU.; Chase & Status secret show; UK Music Video Awards winners; LIVE Awards nominees
HarbourView has acquired the share of Fleetwood Mac recording royalties that is controlled by the estate of Christine McVie. It has also acquired a share of Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo’s publishing and recording assets. “We are fortunate and blessed that the estate of Christine McVie and the iconic Pat and Neil chose to partner with our firm”, says HabourView founder Sherrese Clarke Soares. “We look forward to welcoming more and diverse repertoire into our catalogue. We take a long-term view on these assets and look to be the forever owner, partnering with the artists and estates to cement their legacy”.
Zara Larsson has announced that she will release new album ‘Venus’ on 9 Feb. Alongside the news, she’s put out new David Guetta-produced track ‘On My Love’.
Speaking of David Guetta, he has released new single ‘Big FU’ featuring Ayra Starr and Lil Durk.
The Kid Laroi has released new single ‘What Just Happened’. The track is taken from new album ‘The First Time’, which is out on 10 Nov.
Madness have released new single ‘Baby Burglar’. “The story behind ‘Baby Burglar’ is actually quite a funny one”, say the band. “It's about [saxophonist] Lee [Thomson] finding a midnight meddler loose in his house and how it reminded him of his younger self and all the shenanigans we used to get up to when we were whippersnappers”.
Everything Everything have announced that they will release new album ‘Mountainhead’ on 1 Mar. Out now is new single ‘Cold Reactor’, which frontman Jonathan Higgs says is “about striving for an advanced future and exponential growth at the cost of our own personal worlds and mental wellbeing. Lives lived through screens and isolation, leading to disconnected and emotionless reactions in the form of symbols”.
Spector have released new single ‘Driving Home For Halloween’. The title “isn’t just a terrible Chris Rea pun”, insists frontman Fred Macpherson. “It’s a song about life, death and love in the time of Find My Friends. If ‘Goosebumps’ books were romance novels this might be what they sound like. It’s for everyone whose life feels static even with the world turning on its axis at a thousand miles an hour”.
LULU. has released new single ‘Yesterdays’, featuring The Joy.
GIGS & TOURS
Chase & Status will play a gig at a secret London location on 9 Nov to mark the release of video game ‘Modern Warfare III’. To win tickets, you'll need to complete three missions. More info here.
The UK Music Video Awards took place last night, with Mette the big winner - her debut video for ‘Mama’s Eyes’ took three prizes, including Video Of The Year. See the full list of winners here.
The nominees for this year’s LIVE Awards have been announced and can be viewed in full here. “The strength of this year’s nominations is testament to the excellence delivered by individuals and companies, venues, festivals and events across the UK live music sector”, says LIVE CEO Jon Collins. “It is also an indicator of how quickly the LIVE Awards have established themselves as a must-win, must-attend event”. The ceremony takes place at London’s Troxy on 12 Dec.
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