One Liner: Big Hit, Spotify, Tom Odell, more
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By Andy Malt | Posted on Friday, March 12, 2021
LABELS & PUBLISHERS
Blockbuster entertainment – best known for being the company behind BTS – is considering changing its name to HYBE Corporation. The rebranding has yet to be approved by shareholders, which is expected to happen at the end of the month.
DIGITAL & D2F SERVICES
Spotify is apparently asking some UK users about possible price increases. The streaming service has already increased certain prices in certain markets of course, particularly around its family package. Many in the music community have been pushing for such increases, noting that the standard subscription price of £ 9.99 has not changed since the service launched over a decade ago. The survey indicates that the price of a family plan is increasing by a whole five pounds, to £ 19.99 per month. The individual plan would increase by one pound to £ 10.99 per month.
In other Spotify news, the streaming service has launched a podcast on… Spotify! Although, in an effort not to sound too arrogant or to steal too many listeners from other podcasts on the platform, this has given it a name that sounds very boring. “Spotify: A Product Story” takes a look at the (revisionist?) History of the streaming platform and its development. So, if you want to know how Spotify invented the very first form of legitimate digital music, log on here.
Tom odell has announced that he will be releasing his new album, ‘Monsters’, on June 25. Today he released ‘Monster v1’ – the first of two versions of the title song. “In 2019 my anxiety got so strong that I had to stop making music for a while,” he explains. “There was a time when I felt like I couldn’t leave the house without having a panic attack. I wrote this song, ‘Monster’, about trying to overcome my struggles with these mental health issues. This first version is the song in its purest form, which I wanted you all to hear first because the lyrics mean so much to me ”.
Gwen Stefani released a new single ‘Slow Clap’.
Mike shinoda released the music video for her recent single “Happy Endings”, starring Upsahl and Iann Dior.
Pussy riot today released the music video for ‘Panic Attack’, the title track from their new EP.
Kele okereke released a new solo single ‘The Heart Of The Wave’. The song, he says, “started off rather distractedly. During the lockdown I spent a lot of time playing electric guitar in my bedroom and found that on some of the darker days the swirling guitar loops calmed me down. It was almost like some kind of therapy for me ”.
Absolutely everything have released a new single ‘Supernormal’. “[It’s] on supernormal stimuli; very exaggerated triggers that create a stronger reaction in us than evolution ever intended, ”says singer Jonathan Higgs. “Our animal brains can’t help but reach for the biggest, brightest, tastiest, sexiest, bloodiest and most intense experiences. I wanted to create an extremely overwhelming experience in this song and this video, it’s about being a slave to our instincts no matter how extreme they get ”.
CONCERTS AND VISITS
The chemical brothers were heralded as this year’s Friday night headliners Fields of cream Festival. The event will take place August 26-29. “Imagine dancing in a field with 70,000 of your best friends,” the duo said. “We can’t wait! Hold on to Creamfields 2021 ”.
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