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Lion Babe, Olivia Rodrigo, Courtney Love, Marilyn Manson, UK Gov’t Publishes Results, Simon Johnson

Lion Babe share dazzling new single ‘Get Up’ featuring Trinidad James

Two months after announcing the release of their third album, the alt-R&B/soul duo’s new song is called ‘Get Up’ and features singer Jillian Hervey. It will be the follow-up to their 2019 album, ‘Cosmic Wind’, which spawned the singles ‘Western World’ featuring Wu-Tang Clan’s Raekwon.

Marilyn Manson will turn himself in to police following assault allegations

Manson has agreed to turn himself up to face accusations of an alleged assault he committed at one of his performances in 2019. Two Class A misdemeanor assault charges will cover a maximum of one year in prison and a possible fine of $2,000. A warrant was issued for Manson in May when it was reported that he assaulted a videographer while on tour.

‘No Substantial Outbreaks’: UK Government Publishes Events Research Programme Findings

The UK government’s Events Research Programme (ERP) found 28 instances of Covid-19 at various public events. Of these cases, 11 were determined to be infectious and 17 were discovered in the vicinity of an event or near where people gathered like a sports tournament for instance. One such case was with Circus nightclub which hosted roughly 7,000 guests over two nights while another example is The World Snooker Championship  which had 6 reported infections out of 10 thousand attendees during its 17 day span.

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

Courtney Love Accuses Olivia Rodrigo of Copying Hole Album Cover Concept for ‘Sour Prom’ Photos

Courtney Love has called out Olivia Rodrigo for “stealing an original idea” from her. The former Hole singer brought to light the similarities between the cover art of the band’s 1994 album, Live Through This, and Rodrigo’s new promotional images for her upcoming Sour Prom Concert Film. Both images show what appears to be an emotional prom queen who’s wearing a tiara.

In Musical Chairs…

SIMON JOHNSON NAMED MANAGING DIRECTOR OF STRATEGY, GROWTH AND ECOMMERCE AT UNIVERSAL MUSIC UK

Universal Music UK hired Johnson to oversee their whole eCommerce strategy. After six years in a variety of leadership roles in Europe, he joins Universal Music UK from Amazon. Recently, he handled the books/Kindle business throughout the UK, Germany, France, Italy, and Spain alongside Amazon subsidiary Book Depository.

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 weekend!

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