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Ella Henderson drafts Richard “Biff” Stannard for debut album

30 Jan

Ella Henderson

Ella Henderson has snagged Richard “Biffco” Stannard for her upcoming debut album, which is due later this year via Syco Music / Sony Music Entertainment.

The legendary hitmaker is responsible for crafting tracks such as “Ritual” by Ellie Goulding [Universal Music Group / Polydor Records], “Change Your Life” by Little Mix [Sony Music Entertainment / RCA Records] and “Nobody Does It Better” by Pixie Lott [Universal Music Group / Mercury Records].

He also confirmed songwriting and production placements on the next albums by Gabrielle [Universal Music Group / Island Records], Mutya Keisha Siobhan [Universal Music Group / Polydor Records], Arlissa [Universal Music Group / Roc Nation / Island Records], Hurts [Sony Music Entertainment / RCA Records] and Jess Mills [Universal Music Group / Island Records].

Other musicians backing Henderson on the as-yet-untitled project are Francis “Eg” White (Pink, Natalie Imbruglia), Emeli Sande (Rihanna, Leona Lewis), Shahid “Naughty Boy” Khan (Alesha Dixon, Marlon Roudette), Iain “Sparx” James (One Direction, Professor Green), Fraser T. Smith (Ellie Goulding, Celine Dion), Autumn Rowe (Kelis, Pixie Lott) and TMS: Ben Kohn, Peter Kelleher & Tom Barnes (Ginny Blackmore, Jessie J).

Ginny Blackmore debuts new song ‘Bones’ online

26 Jan

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Ginny Blackmore has debuted a new song online.

“Bones” is slotted for inclusion on the singer/songwriter’s upcoming debut album, which will be released soon via Sony Music Entertainment / Epic Records.

Among the musicians backing Blackmore on the still-untitled project are Christopher “Tricky” Stewart (Melanie Amaro, Nicole Scherzinger), Aeon “Step” Manahan (Alexandra Burke, Busta Rhymes), Lucas Secon (Natasha Bedingfield, Alexandra Burke), Karen Poole (Janet Jackson, Olly Murs), Iain “Sparx” James (Craig David, Emeli Sande), Dapo Tormiro (Justin Bieber, Stacy Barthe) and Alan Nglish (Cee Lo Green, Taio Cruz).

As a songwriter, Ginny “Virginia” Blackmore has previously co-written tracks for other artists including “Sing for Me” by Christina Aguilera [Sony Music Entertainment / RCA Records], “Tell You” by Pixie Lott [Universal Music Group / Mercury Records] and “By the Rules” by Adam Lambert [Sony Music Entertainment / 19 Entertainment / RCA Records].

Ella Henderson teams up with Emeli Sande, Francis “Eg” White for debut album

22 Jan

Ella Henderson

British singer/songwriter Ella Henderson has teamed up with Emeli Sande and Francis “Eg” White for her upcoming as-yet-untitled debut album, which is due later this year via Syco Music / Sony Music Entertainment.

Scottish musician Emeli Sande has co-written tracks including “Brand New Me” by Alicia Keys [Sony Music Entertainment / RCA Records], “Trouble” by Leona Lewis [Simco Limited / Sony Music Entertainment] and “Half of Me” by Rihanna [Universal Music Group / Island Def Jam Recordings].

Meanwhile, Francis “Eg” White is responsible for helming singles including “Once” by Diana Vickers [Sony Music Entertainment / RCA Records], “Treading Water” by Alex Clare [Universal Music Group / Island Records] and “One Foot Wrong” by Pink [Sony Music Entertainment / Jive Records].

Other musicians backing Henderson on the new collection are Shahid “Naughty Boy” Khan (Alesha Dixon, Marlon Roudette), Iain “Sparx” James (Olly Murs, Craig David), Fraser T. Smith (Ellie Goulding, Nelly Furtado), Autumn Rowe (Cher Lloyd, Alexandra Burke) and TMS: Ben Kohn, Peter Kelleher & Tom Barnes (Jessie J, Little Mix).

Misha B schedules release date for debut album

8 Jan

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Misha B has scheduled the release date for her upcoming debut album.

The British singer/songwriter will release the still-untitled project in the United Kingdom on March 11 via Sony Music Entertainment / Relentless Records.

In addition to lead singles “Home Run” and “Do You Think of Me,” the new collection by Misha B is confirmed to boast productions from TMS: Peter Kelleher, Ben Kohn & Tom Barnes (Emeli Sane, Professor Green), Eshraque “Ishi” Mughal (Alexandra Burke, Cover Drive), Mich “Cutfather” Hansen (Kylie Minogue, Jordin Sparks), Shahid “Naughty Boy” Khan (Marlon Roudette, Alesha Dixon), Fraser T. Smith (Ellie Goulding, Tyler James), Uzoechi “MNEK” Emenike (Amelia Lily, Charli XCX), Mr. Hudson (Pixie Lott, Tyler James), Daniel “HyGrade” Traynor (Cheryl Cole, Dionne Bromfield) and Midi Mafia: Kevin Risto & Waynne Nugent (Fantasia Barrino, Cee Lo Green).

Songwriters include Sophie Stern (Conor Maynard, Britney Spears), Iain “Sparx” James (Little Mix, One Direction), Ayak Thiik (Tinchy Stryder, Kelly Rowland) and Michael “Mike Del Rio” Gonzalez (Skylar Grey, Christina Aguilera).

Mutya Keisha Siobhan team up with Shaznay Lewis on new song ‘Boys’

7 Jan

Mutya Keisha Siobhan have posted a new clip online.

“Boys” is slotted for inclusion on the British group’s upcoming album, which will be released later this year via Universal Music Group / Polydor Records.

Among the producers backing the trio on the still-untitled project are Future Cut: Darren Lewis & Tunde Babalola (Nicole Scherzinger, Melanie Fiona), Richard “Biff” Stannard (Lana Del Rey, Sophie Ellis Bextor), Shahid “Naughty Boy” Khan (Alesha Dixon, Marlon Roudette), Richard “X” Philips (Will Young, Kylie Minogue), William Orbit (Robbie Williams, Nadine Coyle), Lucas Secon (Tanya Lacey, Christina Aguilera), Uzoechi “MNEK” Emenike (Misha B, Amelia Lily), Cameron McVey (Neneh Cherry, Massive Attack), Cameron McVey (Neneh Cherry, Massive Attack), Dan “HyGrade” Traynor (Dionne Bromfield, Cheryl Cole) and TMS: Tom Barnes, Ben Kohn & Peter Kelleher (Jessie J, Tinchy Stryder).

Songwriters include Angela Hunte (Livvi Franc, Britney Spears), Iain “Sparx” James (Professor Green, One Direction), Autumn Rowe (Cher Lloyd, Alexandra Burke), Shaznay Lewis (Little Mix, Stooshe), Emeli Sande (Leona Lewis, Alicia Keys), Karen Poole (Lily Allen, Olly Murs) and Wayne Hector (Carrie Underwood, Nicki Minaj).

Misha B taps Sophie Stern for debut album

16 Dec

Misha BBritish singer/songwriter Misha B has teamed up with Sophie Stern for her upcoming as-yet-untitled debut album, which will be released in March 2013 via Sony Music Entertainment / Relentless Records.

Recent songwriting credits by Stern include “Can’t Say No” by Conor Maynard [EMI Music Group / Parlophone Records] and “Trip to Your Heart” by Britney Spears [Sony Music Entertainment / Jive Records].

She also confirmed placements on the next albums by Becky G [Sony Music Entertainment / RCA Records], Sabi [Warner Music Group / Atlantic Records] and The Veronicas [Warner Music Group / Sire Records].

Meanwhile, the new collection by Misha B will boast further songwriting contributions from Iain “Sparx” James (Little Mix, One Direction), Ayak Thiik (Tinchy Stryder, Kelly Rowland) and Michael “Mike Del Rio” Gonzalez (Skylar Grey, Christina Aguilera).

Producers include TMS: Peter Kelleher, Ben Kohn & Tom Barnes (Emeli Sane, Professor Green), Eshraque “Ishi” Mughal (Alexandra Burke, Cover Drive), Mich “Cutfather” Hansen (Kylie Minogue, Jordin Sparks), Shahid “Naughty Boy” Khan (Marlon Roudette, Alesha Dixon), Fraser T. Smith (Ellie Goulding, Tyler James), Uzoechi “MNEK” Emenike (Amelia Lily, Charli XCX), Mr. Hudson (Pixie Lott, Tyler James), Daniel “HyGrade” Traynor (Cheryl Cole, Dionne Bromfield) and Midi Mafia: Kevin Risto & Waynne Nugent (Fantasia Barrino, Cee Lo Green).

A*M*E drafts Rami Yacoub, Carl Falk for new song ‘Heartless’

7 Dec

A*M*E has debuted a new song online.

“Heartless” is slotted for inclusion on the British artist’s upcoming debut album, which will be released in early 2013 via Universal Music Group / Future Records.

The track was written by Aminata “A*M*E* Kabba and Ana Diaz along with Iain “Sparx” James, whose credits include “Wings” by Little Mix [Simco Limited / Sony Music Entertainment] and “Hand on Heart” by Olly Murs [Sony Music Entertainment / Syco Music / Epic Records].

Production credits were handled by Carl Falk and Rami Yacoub, who are also responsible for singles “Don’t Hold Your Breath” by Nicole Scherzinger [Universal Music Group / Interscope Records] and “Live While We’re Young” by One Direction [Sony Music Entertainment / Columbia Records].

[Listen] A*M*E – Heartless

Katy B announces new single ‘Just Got Paid’

4 Dec

Katy BKaty B has unveiled the title of her new single.

The British singer/songwriter – real name Kathleen Anne Brien – will release “Just Got Paid” as the lead single from her upcoming sophomore album, which is due in 2013 via Sony Music Entertainment / Columbia Records.

Among the producers backing Katy B on the still-untitled project are TMS: Tom “Froe” Barnes, Ben Kohn & Peter “Merf” Kelleher (Olly Murs, Professor Green), Fraser T. Smith (Rebecca Ferguson, Nelly Furtado), Guy Chambers (Robbie Williams, Kylie Minogue), Si Hulbert (Ed Sheeran, One Direction), Shahid “Naughty Boy” Khan (Alesha Dixon, Marlon Roudette) and Daniel “HyGrade” Traynon (Cheryl Cole, Wretch 32).

Songwriters include Autumn Rowe (Cher Lloyd, Dionne Bromfield), Emeli Sande (Leona Lewis, Alicia Keys), Iain “Sparx” James (Craig David, Little Mix), Tanya Lacey (Stooshe, Loick Essien), Erika Nuri (Fantasia Barrino, Christina Milian) and Camille Purcell (The Saturdays, Tinchy Stryder).

The new collection by Katy B serves as the follow-up to 2011’s “On a Mission.” That release debuted at number two on the UK Albums Chart. It also spawned six hit singles in the shape of “Katy on a Mission,” “Perfect Stranger,” “Lights On,” “Broken Record,” “Easy Please Me” and “Witches’ Brew.”

Olly Murs previews new album ‘Right Place, Right Time’

14 Nov

Olly Murs has previewed his upcoming third album online.

The singer/songwriter will release “Right Place, Right Time” on November 26 via Sony Music Entertainment / Syco Music / Epic Records.

Lead single “Troublemaker” – which features Flo Rida – was written by Olly Murs along with frequent collaborators Claude Kelly (Tamia Washington, Whitney Houston) and Steve Robson (Leona Lewis, Carrie Underwood).

“Right Place, Right Time” serves as the follow-up to 2011’s “In Case You Didn’t Know.” That release debuted at number one on the UK Albums Chart. It also delivered three hit singles in the shape of “Heart Skips a Beat,” “Dance With Me Tonight” and “Oh My Goodness.”

In addition to Claude Kelly and Steve Robson, the new collection by Olly Murs will boast further collaborations with Future Cut: Darren Lewis & Tunde Babalola (Ria Ritchie, Bruno Mars), Wayne Hector (Emma Bunton, Nicki Minaj), Charles “Chuck Harmony” Harmon (Fantasia Barrino, Toni Braxton), Ed Drewett (The Wanted, Dionne Bromfield), Jim Eliot (Kylie Minogue, Will Young), Lucas Secon (Christina Aguilera, Jordin Sparks), Carsten Mortensen (Tanya Lacey, The Saturdays), Julian Bunetta (Hilary Duff, Alexandra Burke), Steve Kipner (Victoria Beckham, Kelly Rowland), Andrew Frampton (Maria Lawson, Natasha Bedingfield), Iain “Sparx” James (Taio Cruz, Matt Cardle) and TMS: Peter Kelleher, Ben Kohn & Tom Barnes (Emeli Sande, Professor Green).

Little Mix preview upcoming debut album ‘DNA’

23 Oct

Little Mix have previewed their upcoming debut album online.

The British girl group – which consists of members Perrie Edwards, Jesy Nelson, Leigh-Anne Pinnock and Jade Thirlwall – will release “DNA” in the United Kingdom on November 19 via Simco Limited / Sony Music Entertainment.

Lead single “Wings” was helmed by songwriting and production trio TMS, who are also responsible for singles “Hand on Heart” by Olly Murs [Sony Music Entertainment / Epic Records], “Read All About It (Pt. III)” by Emeli Sande [EMI Music Group / Virgin Records] and “Do You Think of Me?” by Misha B [Sony Music Entertainment / Relentless Records].

Other producers backing Little Mix on “DNA” are Jarrad Rogers (Pixie Lott, Daniel Merriweather), Richard “Biff” Stannard (Lana Del Rey, Kylie Minogue), Steve Mac (Kelly Clarkson, Leona Lewis), Jon Levine (Fefe Dobson, Cher Lloyd), Thomas “Diplo” Pentz (Usher Raymond, Chris Brown) and James “Jim Beanz” Washington (Craig David, Justin Timberlake).

Songwriters include Autumn Rowe (Rachel Crow, Jermaine Paul), Erika Nuri (Brandy Norwood, Fantasia Barrino), Iain “Sparx” James (Taio Cruz, Matt Cardle), Priscilla Renea Hamilton (Alicia Keys, Melanie Fiona), Shaznay Lewis (Stooshe, Mutya Keisha Siobhan), Ina Wroldsen (Delta Goodrem, Sophie Ellis Bextor) and Wayne Hector (Carrie Underwood, Nicki Minaj).

[Preview] Little Mix – DNA @ iTunes