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Mascot x Anathema
Mascot Label Group has signed alternative rock band Anathema. The band perform at The O2 Indigo venue on September 21 for Space Rocks, a festival of space exploration.
Mascot Label Group CEO Ed van Zijl said: “One of the great innovative British rock bands! Over the years they have been able to progress musically, artistically and naturally into the future as only the strong ones can. I am very excited to have the band now join the MLG family and taking the next step together with us.”
Post Malone has dropped new single Circles ahead of his third album, Hollywood’s Bleeding, which is released via Republic/Island on September 6.
The US rapper recently headlined Reading & Leeds Festival.
Famous Blue Raincoat
Reservoir has struck a deal to bring Blue Raincoat Music and its subsidiary Chrysalis Records into Reservoir’s portfolio of offerings. The deal includes master rights to Chrysalis Records’ catalogue of hits, including Sinead O’Connor’s Nothing Compares 2 U and Generation X’s Dancing With Myself.
Jeremy Lascelles and Robin Millar will maintain their positions running the Chrysalis Records label, as well as Blue Raincoat’s day-to-day business operations
Warner Chappell Music has signed Australian artist Tones and I. The publisher will administer new and existing compositions globally, excluding Australia and New Zealand.
“At Warner Chappell, we strive to foster a unique creative culture that nurtures and promotes brilliant original talents like Tones and I, who shares our passion for crafting meaningful songs that move audiences across the globe,” said Guy Moot, co-chair and CEO. “We’re honoured Tones and I chose us as her publisher and look forward to helping shape her blossoming career.”
Ronnie Wood – The Movie
Eagle Rock Films will premiere Ronnie Wood documentary Somebody Up There Likes Me at the London Film Festival next month.
Directed by Oscar-nominated filmmaker Mike Figgis, it features new interviews with Rolling Stones members Mick Jagger, Keith Richards and Charlie Watts, as well as Rod Stewart.