Summary of Wednesday’s music news: Halsey and HBO, Kylie Minogue’s new single and Steve Martin’s banjo

On Wednesday October 6, three big names announced three big news. Let’s take them one by one, okay?

Halsey, who released his latest LP, If I can’t have love I want power, in August, just announced a partnership with the streaming service HBO Max to release its new “album-film” on October 7th.

Written by Halsey and directed by Colin Tilley, the cinematic experience unfolds to the music of [the] again no. 1 album, If I can’t have love I want power, produced by Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross, ”the statement read. “HBO Max acquired the film after a limited theatrical release in IMAX theaters, which topped nearly $ 1 million at the box office after selling in more than 70 theaters around the world.”

Halsey will also appear on Saturday Night Live this weekend October 9.

The famous pop star, Kylie Minogue, is back today with a new single, “A Second To Midnight”, which she co-wrote and co-performed with Years & Years. The song is from Minogue’s upcoming LP, DISCO: Guest List Edition, which releases on November 12 and comes just after its 2020 release of DISCO, her eighth UK No. 1 album.

The expanded duo edition will also include appearances by Gloria Gaynor, Jessie Ware and Dua Lipa. Fans can pre-order here.

Today (October 6), legendary comedian and highly talented banjo player Steve Martin announced the two winners of his annual Steve Martin Banjo Award, which “recognizes excellence in the spectrum of banjo styles.”

This year’s winners are five-string banjo player Alan Munde and four-string player and Creole cultural expert Don Vappie.

“I am so proud to have my name on the new expanded Banjo Award, with its wider reach and broader considerations,” Martin said in a statement. “The banjo world is booming and our goal is to bring it together under one roof. “

At 6:30 p.m. ET on October 6, Martin will introduce fans to the two winners on the Deering Banjo Company live stream, Live deer.

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