Jacob Collier Electric Car, Supergrass Replace Richard Ashcroft, Brent Smith Wasserman Music, National Lottery & Venue Trust

Jacob Collier Partners With Fiat To Launch New Electric Car

Fiat has partnered with musician Jacob Collier to produce a new, all-electric 500. Collier, an environmental advocate and Grammy award winner produced a unique version of Peggy Lee’s iconic track “I Love Being Here With You.” for the Fiat campaign. According to a statement, the song is a celebration of the “simple beauty of life”.

Supergrass Replace Richard Ashcroft As 2021 Tramlines Festival Headliners

Sheffield’s Tramlines Festival announced that Supergrass will be the new headliner for this month’s festival. The announcement comes after Richard Ashcroft pulled out of his appearance following its status as a test event for the UK government’s Events Research Program. Ashcroft said in a statement, “I had informed my agent months ago I wouldn’t be playing concerts with restrictions,”  Tramlines announced that they are “delighted to let you know that the amazing Supergrass are your new Sunday headliners!” 

We’ll talk more about this in the Music News Power Hour live on Clubhouse and on MusicIndustryCity.com at 12 p.m. Eastern.

In Musical Chairs…

Ex-WME Agent Brent Smith Joins Executive Team At Wasserman Music

Brent Smith, who left WME in October, has joined Wasserman Music, where he is named executive vice president and managing executive on July 6. Smith joins veteran agents Marty Diamond, Jonathan Levine, Jackie Nalpant, and others at the company. He joins a firm that was founded in April when Wasserman bought Paradigm Talent Agency’s North American music holdings.

National Lottery and Music Venue Trust partner on £1 million grassroots touring initiative

The National Lottery has teamed up with Music Venue Trust on a £1 million project to help revitalize the UK’s grassroots live music business as COVID limitations are finally lifted.

Artists such as Tom Jones, Rag N Bone Man, Mahalia, Sam Fender will perform in small venues across the UK as part of the National Lottery’s Revive Live Tour.

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.

Have a great day!

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