Entertainment News: Astroworld Tragedy, Will.i.am Update, MPG Awards Recap

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On April 26, 2024, various developments in the music industry caught the spotlight. From deals to legal matters, label launches, appointments, awards, and new music releases, here’s a roundup of the latest buzz:

## Deals
– Talent agency **UTA** has signed **Will.i.am** for worldwide representation across all areas, as reported by Variety.
– **Concord Music Publishing** extended its agreement with producer **Jeremy Lutito** to launch a new joint venture called **Mezzanine**.

## Legal
– **Travis Scott**, **Apple**, and other entities lost their bid to be removed from the litigation concerning the 2021 **Astroworld** festival.

## Labels
– **Sony Music Germany** introduced a new electronic label called **noted. records**, overseen by Vice President Of A&R **Jean-Sebastien Permal**.

## Appointments
– **Rosa M Vizcaíno Gómez**, **Emily Stephenson**, **Claudia Mescoli**, **Cecilia Léon Rodrigo**, **Tatjana Bukvić**, and **Denise Andrikopoulou** joined the board of the **Independent Music Publishers International Forum**.

## Awards
– The **Music Producers Guild Awards** in London recognized **Catherine Marks** with the Producer Of The Year award for her work on the **Boygenius** album ‘The Record’.

## Releases
– **Twenty One Pilots** released the single **‘Backslide’**, with their new album **‘Clancy’** set to drop on May 24.
– **Tems** debuted with **‘Love Me Jeje’**, the lead single from her upcoming album **‘Born In The Wild’**, scheduled for release next month.
– **Salute** unveiled **‘Saving Flowers’** featuring **Rina Sawayama**, from his upcoming album **‘True Magic’** due on July 12.
– **Bright Light Bright Light** launched **‘Heartslap’** featuring **Mykal Kilgore**, and **Louis Cole** is gearing up for the release of his fifth album **‘Nothing’** on August 9.

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