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Tame Impala Frontman Kevin Parker Sells Entire Song Catalog, Including Work With Dua Lipa, Rihanna and Others, to Sony Music Publishing

Jem Aswad Executive Editor, Music Sony Music Publishing today announced it has acquired the catalog of Tame Impala singer/ songwriter/ producer Kevin Parker, who has also worked extensively with Dua Lipa, Rihanna, SZA, Kendrick Lamar Gorillaz and more. The deal, which expands the company’s 15-year partnership with Parker, encompasses his entire catalog of songs as well as future works. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

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Dua Lipa, Chris Martin, Nile Rodgers and more feature in first-look images of Disney+ series ‘Camden’
Disney+ has revealed new images for the upcoming documentary series Camden, which will feature the likes of Dua Lipa, Chris Martin, Mark Ronson, Boy George and more.Premiering on Disney+ exclusively in May, the docuseries, which is executive produced by Dua Lipa, will go behind the scenes with some of the world’s biggest music stars, revealing untold stories of how their lives and careers were shaped by Camden.The new images released today (April 26) feature Dua Lipa, Coldplay‘s Chris Martin, Little Simz, Nile Rodgers, Boy George and Yungblud. Also confirmed to feature in the series are Pete Doherty and Carl Barat of The Libertines, Mark Ronson, Questlove, Black Eyed Peas, Soul II Soul’s Jazzie B, Chuck D and Sister Bliss from Faithless.The upcoming series is produced by Lightbox, the production company founded by Academy-Award-winning producer Simon Chinn and Emmy-winning producer Jonathan Chinn in association with Day One Pictures, the production company co-founded by Amy Winehouse’s original manager Nick Shymansky and Radical22.Asif Kapadia is the series director, while the individual episodes will be directed by Toby Trackman, Yemi Bamiro and Sarah Lambert.Check out the first-look images of ‘Camden’ below.Camden is a four-part series and will premiere exclusively on Disney+ in May 2024.
Ryan Gosling and Emily Blunt draw line under Barbenheimer with Taylor Swift cover on SNL
Ryan Gosling and Emily Blunt have drawn a line under their Barbenheimer experiences by performing a duet of Taylor Swift’s ‘All Too Well’ on Saturday Night Live.Gosling, who played Ken in Barbie, was hosting the episode of SNL, and was joined in the opening monologue by Blunt, who played Kitty in Oppenheimer.The two, who are also co-starring in the new action comedy The Fall Guy, reflected on the difficulty in moving past such a huge phenomenon. “You know, when you play a character that hard, that long, just letting go feels like a breakup and for processing a breakup, there’s really only one thing that can help – the music of the great Taylor Swift,” said Gosling.With that, they launched into their adapted version of ‘All Too Well’, complete with choreographed backing dancers and scenery referencing both films.“I was just Ken, and now I’m just Ryan,” sang Gosling, with Blunt adding: “I used to be the alcoholic wife of a dude in a hat / Talking to Albert Einstein / Sipping a margarita / With some Christopher Nolan and a bag of vodkila”.See the sketch below:Gosling ended weeks of uncertainty by showing up at the Oscars last month and performing a showstopping version of ‘I’m Just Ken’, alongside Mark Ronson and Slash.Since then, Ronson has reflected on the legacy of the song, which he co-wrote and produced.
Ryan Gosling reveals why he originally shot down viral ‘I’m Just Ken’ performance at Oscars: ‘100 percent no’
“I’m Just Ken” at this year’s Oscars, but was persuaded to do so because of his daughters’ love for Barbie.The Canadian actor, who starred alongside Margot Robbie in the summer hit film, initially told the Academy he wasn’t interested in the live performance because anything could happen.“100 percent no,” Gosling said during his appearance Thursday night on the Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon.“There’s a lot of ways that could go wrong.”Gosling, 43, eventually agreed to put on the show, complete with backup dancers, musician Mark Ronson, and a surprise appearance by legendary “Guns N’ Roses” guitarist Slash.The performance has garnered hundreds of millions of views on social media, Spotify and Apple Music.Gosling earned an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor for his role in the Greta Gerwig film.The father of two later shared what his daughters thought when he brought them to the dress rehearsal for his now-viral performance.“Dad’s Ken-ning again,” Gosling joked. The Golden Globes winner shares the two girls with “The Place Beyond the Pines” co-star Eva Mendes.Gosling brought his daughters, 7 and 9 years old, to set to watch him play the Mattel doll-inspired character to give them context for what their father had been up to.“It was their interest in Barbie and their disinterest in Ken that sort of started all of this,” the Ken actor admitted.“It’s really been a team effort, and they were on the film and they came to set when I filmed the number,” Gosling said.
Mark Ronson says that ‘I’m Just Ken’ has helped “young boys emotionally”
Mark Ronson has said that the song he co-wrote for the Barbie Movie, ‘I’m Just Ken’, has helped young boys in an emotional way.The renowned producer – famed for his work with Amy Winehouse and the hit track ‘Uptown Funk’ – co-wrote the song for the soundtrack to the hit 2023 blockbuster, with leading man Ryan Gosling taking on the vocals as the character of Ken.Now, Ronson has explained how he thinks the song’s lyrics about Ken’s unrequited love for Barbie may have impacted people dealing with rejection in the real world.“I know I’ll sound like David Brent, but the song helped young boys,” he told The Times (via Music News) during a new interview, referring to the fictitious character played by Ricky Gervais.“My friend’s eight-year-old got broken up with and he said, ‘It’s OK, because Ken got broken up with by Barbie.’ The song tells boys that it’s OK to be runner-up,” he added.“The internet’s caused a level of isolation in boys and this idea of male camaraderie and sharing your feelings is a nice and unexpected thing to come out of it.”Last night, Ronson and Gosling took to the stage at the 2024 Oscars to perform the track live, following weeks of uncertainty about whether the two would perform it at the ceremony.Gosling took to the stage clad in an all-pink Barbie-inspired outfit while Ronson played the guitar. During the performance, Gosling’s cast mates Simu Liu, Ncuti Gatwa, Kingsley Ben-Adir and Scott Evans joined him to dance onstage.Guns N’ Roses guitarist Slash also took part in the rendition, ripping through a guitar solo with Wolfgang Van Halen.
Watch Jon Batiste perform ‘It Never Went Away’ at the 2024 Oscars
Jon Batiste performed his Oscar-nominated song ‘It Never Went Away’at the 2024 Oscars last night (March 10) – check out footage below.The song features in his 2023 Netflix documentary American Symphony, in which Batiste attempts to compose a symphony as his wife, writer Suleika Jaouad, undergoes cancer treatment.The track was up for Best Original Song against Barbie songs ‘I’m Just Ken’ by Ryan Gosling and ‘What Was I Made For?’ by Billie Eilish and Finneas, ‘Wahzhazhe (A Song For My People)’ by Osage Tribal Singers from Killers of the Flower Moon and Becky G’s ‘The Fire Inside’ from Flamin’ Hot.Eilish and brother Finneas’ ultimately won for ‘What Was I Made For?’, which they also performed at the ceremony.Check out Batiste’s moving performance of ‘It Never Went Away’ below.Jon Batiste performs "It Never Went Away" | #Oscars— Deadline Hollywood (@DEADLINE) March 11, 2024The Oscar nomination marked the artist’s second nod, after being recognised for 2021 for the Pixar movie Soul, going on to win Best Original Score alongside Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross.Upon releasing the song last year, Batiste described ‘It Never Went Away’ in a press statement as “a love that outlasts any condition of the physical world”, adding: “It probes the question of our mortality, while at the same time speaking to the enduring quality of our deepest callings and desires.