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Sep 8, 2023
3 min read
Kobalt signs Jake Torrey; IMPALA appoints new board; Ronnie Gurr joins Seabass Vinyl; new releases from BTS’s V, Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion, Busted, Wargasm and Fred Durst, Overmono, Baby Queen, and Ellur; live dates from Ed Sheeran and Keane
Cobalt has signed songwriter and producer Jake Torrey to a worldwide publishing agreement. “Jake is an exceptional young talent”, says Jamie Kinelski, Head Of West Coast Creative. “Over the last few years through his tireless work ethic and stellar songwriting ability, he has become one of the leading writer/producers in Los Angeles. The entire Kobalt team is honoured to be working alongside Jake and his team as he enters this exciting new stage of his career”.
The pan-European organisation for the independent music sector, IMPALAhas elected its new board, on which Francesca Trainini of Italian national association PMI will sit as President, while Dario Draštata of Balkan association RUNDA is its new Chair.
Ronnie Gurr – who recently stood down as CEO of the Scottish Music Industry Association – has joined Scotland’s first vinyl pressing plant Seabass Vinyl as Industry Engagement Advisor. “Seabass Vinyl will be one of the greenest pressing plants in the world, with sustainability and efficiency built in from the start”, he says. “These core values and principles make the company a real pioneer and a welcome new addition to Scotland’s music businesses. I’m delighted to have been asked to come on board to assist at the very beginning of an incredibly exciting and innovative venture”.
GIGS & TOURS
Ed Sheeran will play two nights at the Royal Albert Hall on 18 and 19 Nov, performing his new album ‘Autumn Variations’ in its entirety with a full live band and string section. Tickets go on general sale on 15 Sep.
Keane have announced UK tour dates in May next year to mark the 20th anniversary of their debut album ‘Hopes & Fears’. Tickets go on general sale on 15 Sep.
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