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One Liners: Liza Owen, High Time Records, Sony/ATV, more

By and | Published on Wednesday 11 July 2018

Liza Owen

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• Music rights firm Reservoir has signed Liza Owen to a worldwide publishing deal covering her work as a solo artist and her songwriting for others, including her recent collaboration with K-pop act BTS. She is “beyond excited” about it all.

• Independent label High Time Records – home of The Hunna and Coasts – has extended its alliance with Warner’s ADA label services division to cover the world, having worked together on UK distribution since 2015. High Time founder Carl Hitchborn is “delighted”. And why wouldn’t he be?

• Sony/ATV in the US has promoted both Danielle Middleton and Sam Reas to the role of Manager, A&R. I hate job titles with commas in them, but then, it’s not me who’s been promoted, so that’s all fine.

• Music distributor Proper has announced the launch of a new in-house press and promotions department to be led by long-time music PR and artist manager Jo Donnelly. The new department will absorb the firm’s existing classical and jazz PR unit and will offer press and promotion services for Proper’s own label and the labels it distributes.

• The Horrors have released the video for ‘Ghost’ from their 2017 album ‘V’. “We wanted a video that represented the song visually and encapsulated the ambiguity of the lyrics”, say the band. “We felt that [director duo] In/Out perfectly captured the tense feeling of the track and created one of our favourite videos to date”.

• Thrice have announced that they will release new album, ‘Palms’, on 14 Sep. They’ve also released the video for recent single ‘The Grey’.

• Ibeyi have released the video for ‘Transmission/Michaelion’, featuring Meshell Ndegeocello, taken from their ‘Ash’ album.

• Ahead of his XOYO show on 14 Aug, Wiki has shared the video for ‘List 15’, from his ‘No Mountains In Manhattan’ album.

• Patrick Watson has released new single, ‘Melody Noir’. He’ll play live at Hackney Arts Centre in London on 10 Dec.

• Warmduscher have released the video for ‘I Got Friends’. They’ve also announced that they will tour the UK in October and Ireland in November.

• Check out our weekly Spotify playlist of new music featured in the CMU Daily – updated every Friday.



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