Bastille’s new single “Distorted Light Beam” is out now. The song is the first taster from the band’s upcoming fourth album, which has yet to be named. Ryan Tedder and the band’s long-time collaborator Mark Crew co-wrote and co-produced the song. The multi-award-winning British band reflects how we are all changing and how we may change our realities.
Titus Andronicus Announce North American Tour to Celebrate 10th Anniversary of The Monitor
On the 15-city tour, which begins in November, the indie rockers will perform their 2010 breakthrough album in its entirety. Later this year, the band will reissue The Monitor on vinyl for the 10th anniversary. There will also be a limited quantity of pressings with the out-of-print embossed cover.
Tomorrowland Declares 2021 Festival Officially Canceled
Organizers of a big dance festival in Boom, Belgium, said they don’t want to “engage in a legal battle” over a permit denial by local politicians. Last Monday, local officials denied the festival a licence to hold the two-weekend event, which attracts up to 75,000 visitors every day. “We have no choice but to postpone Tomorrowland’s 16th edition until next year,” organizers declared.
We’ll talk more about this in the Music News Power Hour live on Clubhouse and on MusicIndustryCity.com at 12 p.m. Eastern.
Britney Spears Asks Judge To Free Her From Conservatorship
“I want to end this conservatorship without being evaluated,” Spears stated. The request comes with her first statements in open court during its 13-year existence. “I deserve to have a life,” she says of her father and the others who have influence over it. She claims she wants to marry her boyfriend, Sam Asghari, and have a child, but the conservator will not let it.
In Musical Chairs…
ERICKA COULTER JOINS WARNER RECORDS AS SVP OF A&R
She will report to Warner Music Group Co-Chairman & CEO Aaron Bay-Schuck. Coulter was most recently Epic Records’ VP of A&R. She is also the founder/creator of TheBasement Series, a live performance platform for rising signed and unsigned talent.
And in music tech news…
New Music Experience NFT Platform Atlanticus launches & drops Exclusive Paul Oakenfold ‘Magna Carta’ NFT
By utilizing the blockchain and NFT technology, Atlanticus offers the freedom for any artists in the world to share instantly their tracks, albums, DJ sets, videos, music experiences and any music related creation they may think of with their fans and other music lovers. It creates a way for artists to address their communities directly, and for music lovers to own rare, unique and exclusive creations, numbered and digitally signed on the blockchain.[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]And that concludes today’s update. For article links, see the show notes, or go to MusicIndustryCity.com and listen to the Music News Power Hour live in Clubhouse or on the website at 12 p.m. Eastern.
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