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SONY/ATV REVEALS PROMOTIONS FOR MICHÉLE HAMELINK
& SARAH GABRIELLI WITHIN EUROPEAN A&R DIVISION




Sony/ATV Music Publishing’s European A&R department has announced the promotions of Michéle Hamelink to Sr. A&R, Europe and Sarah Gabrielli to U.K. and Europe A&R Manager.

Pictured (l–r) are Johnny Tennander, Michéle Hamelink, Sarah Gabrielli, Lasse Ewald & David Ventura
Sony/ATV’s European A&R team is led by David Ventura, President & Co–Managing Director of Sony/ATV’s U.K. division and Sr. VP International, and Johnny Tennander, Managing Director, Scandinavia & Sr. VP, A&R Europe. The European A&R team also counts Lasse Ewald as Head of European Song Pitching. Based in Amsterdam, Hamelink reports to Managing Director Niels Walboomers in Sony/ATV’s Benelux office, and Gabrielli, based in London, reports to Ventura.

Ventura stated, “Michéle and Sarah have grown into their roles at Sony/ATV over the last few years and their promotions are thoroughly deserved. Both are incredibly important to the future of our company, and Johnny and I have been fortunate to work closely with them in our unique European A&R set up. They embrace our songwriters, their drive is inspiring, and most importantly they live for music. International collaboration is at the center of what we do, and I look forward to watching them step up in their new responsibilities.”

Tennander commented, “I feel very excited about what we’re doing in International A&R at Sony/ATV, and this new set up for the European A&R team goes hand in hand with that. The promotions of Sarah and Michéle are key for the way forward and what we want to do with the European A&R team – they are both very passionate about music and A&R, and they are super driven. I feel very positive that they will lift our European and International A&R game to new heights.”

Hamelink joined the Sony/ATV team in 2012, transitioning to the European A&R team in 2015, where she held the position of Creative Manager and European A&R Scout. In 2017, she was promoted to Sr. Creative Manager within the European A&R team. With Sony/ATV, Hamelink has worked closely with songwriters and producers including a.o., Gia Koka, Yung Felix, Son Mieux and Jonas Kröper.

Gabrielli joined Sony/ATV in 2016 as an A&R assistant, and in 2019 was promoted to A&R Manager where she signed hit songwriters including beabadoobee, Jordan Rakei, DamexDame and Loryn. She has also been heavily involved with both the European and International A&R teams, where she has worked with songwriters such as Niska, Koda, Tim Suby and Kito, as well as others.

Also last week, Sony/ATV revealed the signing of a worldwide publishing deal with the Grammy–winning songwriter, producer and multi–instrumentalist, Ian Fitchuk. Fitchuk has written and produced with the likes of Maren Morris, Leon Bridges, Birdy, James Bay, Cam, Kesha, Brothers Osborne, Shania Twain, Shawn Mendes, Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros, Amy Grant, Jake Bugg, Buddy Miller, and others. Fitchuk also wrote several chart–topping songs on Kacey Musgrave’s 2018 album Golden Hour including “Slow Burn” and “Lonely Weekend.” Recently, Fitchuk’s songwriting and producing success has led him to compose for TV with his music featured in a Google advertisement. He’s also provided several songs for the hit ABC show, Nashville.


ICM PARTNERS FINALIZES DEAL TO ACQUIRE PRIMARY TALENT

     

A new deal has been finalized to see ICM Partners acquiring the U.K.’s Primary Talent International. Under the agreement, Primary Talent will maintain their operations under their current banner from their London headquarters. Primary Talent will continue to be led by its current management team and no agent changes are expected.

Celebrating its 30th year milestone this year, Primary Talent’s roster of over 900 music clients counts the likes of Alt–J, Daft Punk, Dave, Lana Del Rey, Noel Gallagher, Patti Smith, Phoenix, Stormzy, The 1975 and The Cure as well as others.

ICM Partners’ CEO, Chris Silbermann, commented, “We have great respect for Primary’s extraordinary artists, management team and agents and we enthusiastically welcome them all into our ICM Partners family. This deal greatly enhances our ability to serve our clients on a global scale, through added resources, support and even greater opportunities, which is our top priority. Primary is well known for being fiercely independent, which we love about them. We are honored that they believed we were the right partners to help take their clients and their agency to the next levels of success, while retaining their brand and management identity and philosophy.”

Added Rob Prinz, Co–Head of Worldwide Concerts for ICM Partners, “Primary has long been one of the premier independent music agencies in London, if not the world, that I’ve always admired. After years of trying to find ways to work together, I’m very excited to now have that opportunity. We think this is a great fit for all parties and look forward to beginning exploring ways to expand our business together on behalf of our clients.”

Primary Talent’s Peter Elliot said, “Primary Talent is a creative and forward–looking company, with an unrivalled reputation for working closely with our artists to maximize their full potential. We’re very proud of what Primary has achieved over the years and excited by what the partnership with the dynamic and progressive team at ICM will enable us all to do moving forward. Exciting times.”


SINGER/RAPPER/PRODUCER KOFI JOINS
RED BULL RECORDS ARTIST ROSTER



Red Bull Records has revealed singer/rapper/producer, Kofi, as the latest artist to join the label’s growing roster. Coinciding with last week’s announcement, the 22–year–old Toronto native released the fiery track “F.A.Y.,” marking the first single off Kofi’s upcoming Red Bull Records debut EP, The Story of My Life. The single was added to Spotify’s New Music Friday playlist in Canada as well as a number of other playlist across Spotify and Apple Music.

Kofi
“An immensely talented rapper, singer and producer, Kofi is an exciting new addition to our roster,” says Managing Director of Red Bull Records, Greg Hammer. “With an uncompromising sound and ambitious drive, Kofi’s unique blend of hip–hop and R&B have allowed him to build his own lane as an artist. We’re thrilled to be a part of the journey, helping Kofi to reach new heights of success.”

Senior VP of A&R, Kenny Salcido adds, “The A&R team and I could not be more thrilled to welcome Kofi to the growing Red Bull Records roster.”

Prior to signing with Red Bull Records, Kofi had released music independently under his own Jvngle Music Group imprint, including well–received tracks “Came Up” and “Wake Up.” Raised on his Ghanaian father’s gospel tapes, Kofi started experimenting with music early on, eventually forming his own signature fusion of rapped and sung vocals applied to a unique blend of trap, afropop and Toronto–inspired alternative R&B beats.

The Story of My Life EP is scheduled for release later this year. In addition to producing half of the autobiographical project, Kofi wrote, mixed and mastered the entire EP himself.


GLOBAL NEWS UPDATES…



Multiple media sources reported yesterday that Sir Lucian Grainge, Chairman & CEO, Universal Music Group has tested positive for coronavirus (COVID–19) and is currently at UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles receiving treatment. Variety had reported that Grainge had recently come in contact with a number of music and technology executives who were attending his 60th birthday party on February 29th at the Madison Club in La Quinta, CA. A&R Worldwide sends its sincerest best wishes for a full and speedy recovery to Sir Lucian Grainge, and everyone else affected by the coronavirus.

Global live entertainment companies Live Nation and AEG announced last week that they had teamed up with Creative Artists Agency (CAA), Paradigm, United Talent Agency (UTA) and William Morris Endeavor (WME) to create an international task force to ensure best practices to deal with the impact and best practices in face of the coronavirus pandemic. The task force’s first recommendation was to cancel all large–scale events through the end of March; however, that could include smaller venues and club shows and the timeline could be extended pending recommendations by local, state, federal and international governments. The task force commented in a joint statement last week, “The world’s leading forces in live entertainment have come together to form a global task force to drive strategic support and unified direction ensuring precautionary efforts and ongoing protocol are in the best interest of artists, fans, staff, and the global community.”

BMG has announced the launch of a new label under the banner of Renew Records to focus on a diverse range of artists and special projects centered in American–roots and Americana music. Based in LA, the label will be led by BMG EVP David Hirshland, an acknowledged expert in the genre. Renew Records joins BMG’s roster of U.S.–based labels which include Nashville’s Broken Bow Records, Stoney Creek Records and Wheelhouse Records, New York pop label S–Curve Records, Los Angeles’ rock label Rise Records and hip–hop label RBC Records, operating alongside the core BMG label. BMG’s presence in the American–roots and Americana music arenas includes representing many of the most notable artists and songwriters in the genre including Dave Alvin, Wilco, Calexico, Delta Spirit, Valerie June, Devendra Banhart, Larkin Poe, Nathaniel Rateliff, Amanda Shires, Hurray For The Riff Raff, alongside luminaries Johnny Cash, Buddy Holly, Woody Guthrie, Jim Croce, Hank Williams and Willie Dixon, as well as others.

Spotify Australia is currently seeking a new lead for its Australia and New Zealand operations with the departure of Managing Director, Karen Lawson, who had joined the streamer in June. Reasons for Lawson’s departure have not been revealed as she becomes the third executive to helm and exit Spotify’s Australasian presence since it rolled out in the region in 2012.

Leading esports and gaming entertainment collective, FaZe Clan, is bringing the global streaming community together for positive action during the current pandemic via a new initiative they’ve created called #FIGHT2FUND. FaZe Clan will lead the communities in an effort to raise funds for those affected by COVID–19 and contribute to preventing the spread of the coronavirus. The first #FIGHT2FUND is a Call of Duty: Warzone pro–am tournament which kicked off today featuring 16 teams of three in a tournament bracket that features a combination of gamers, streamers, athletes, music artists and celebrities. The winning team will choose a local charity or organization impacted by coronavirus to receive the prize, which will include 100% of sponsored and stream–donated proceeds, plus initial donations made by FaZe Clan, Softgiving and Call of Duty. FaZe Clan is producing and hosting a main channel overview of the tournament at www.fight2fund.org and twitch.tv/faze, while participants can also stream via their own channels. The anchor charity partners for the first #FIGHT2FUND will be CARE, the leading humanitarian and development organization that works around the globe to save lives, defeat poverty and achieve social justice, along with Feeding America and Best Friends Animal Society. FaZe Clan is also proud to be teaming up with Softgiving, which is not only donating a minimum of $50,000 to the cause, but also providing the fundraising platform for #FIGHT2FUND. Alongside the generous talent who are participating in #FIGHT2FUND, FaZe Clan counts the support of UMG Gaming, the premier esports company providing all logistics for the tournament and broadcasting, including casters from their Las Vegas studios. Both Call of Duty and Cut + Sew have also come on board as key partners for #FIGHT2FUND, with Cut + Sew helping secure talent and Call of Duty donating funds.

Arista Records has signed Indian singer/songwriter Armaan Malik with his first release set for March 20th as English–language single, “Control.” Born into a family of musicians including his father, composer Daboo Malik, Malik’s career began providing vocals to a number of well–known Bollywood films. Additionally, he lent his voice to the Hindi–dubbed version of the live–action reboot of Disney’s Aladdin as the film’s namesake character and providing the singing voice to Simba for The Lion King’s recent remake. With over 200 shows performed worldwide, Malik’s credits also include being the youngest Indian singer, at 23–years–old, to provide coaching duties for The Voice’s Indian edition.

Warner Records has tapped industry vetern, Stefan Max, to serve as Sr. VP of A&R for the label. Having joined Warner’s Roadrunner Records in 2010, Max has spent 10 years as a member of the WMG team, including as VP of A&R for Atlantic. Among Max’s signings are included acts such as Young the Giant while at Roadrunner, and Icona Pop, Vance Joy and Absofacto with Atlantic. Sub Urban, Max’s first signing at Warner, has seen their debut single release, “Cradles,” climbing Billboard’s Alternative Songs chart.

Amazon Music has announced the roll–out of a new mobile app to offer up better insights for artists and their teams of their performance on the service. Amazon Music For Artists makes its way to both iOS and Android and will include a companion website for support on the app, its features and insights on how to navigate the platform. Among the features included are new success metrics such as the Daily Voice Index, providing insight on an artist’s performance via Amazon Music with Alexa with data points such as voice requests by artist, album, song, and lyric; streaming data in near–real–time; a fan insights tab for an overview of an artist’s most engaged listeners; and a custom date filter for efficient reporting around releases. Additionally, as CD Baby is a verification launch partner for Amazon Music for Artists, artist’s making use of CD Baby for distribution have the opportunity for expedited access to join.

Primary Wave Music Publishing has finalized a multi–million–dollar, long–term strategic partnership with the award–winning, iconic composer, songwriter, record producer, and performer, Burt Bacharach. Bacharach’s songs have been recorded by some of the industry’s most well–known artists including Perry Como, Dionne Warwick, The Beatles, Steve Tyrell, The Shirelles, Tom Jones, Dusty Springfield, Keely Smith, Neil Diamond, Patti Labelle, Elvis Costello, Rod Stewart and others. The three–time Oscar winner’s partnership with Primary Wave will include access to the publisher’s marketing team, branding team, publicity department, and publishing infrastructure encompassing digital strategy, licensing, synch opportunities and film/TV production. Primary Wave will work with the Grammy–winner to market his name and likeness, in addition to managing all daily digital marketing activities. They will also administer and market the composer's songs, counting 48 top 10 hits, nine No.1 songs, and over 500 compositions. The deal also gives Primary Wave an option to acquire a partnership interest in the multi–faceted composer’s works.

Sir Elton John’s music and management firm, Rocket Music, is going through a significant restructuring including the departure of CEO Julian Wright. Wright departs to launch his own Rise Music management firm, a JV with Rocket. Rocket had grown in recent years and had at one point represented the likes of Ed Sheeran, Rag’N’Bone Man and Anne–Marie. As reported by Music Week, Rocket has parted ways with its working relationship with Black Fox Management, the firm founded by Polly Comber and Josh Tieku–Smith. Black Fox had joined with Rocket in 2017 and counts Rag’N’Bone Man under its representation. Stuart Camp, Ed Sheeran’s longtime manager, also took his management operations independent two years ago, having housed his Grumpy Old Management under Rocket’s umbrella for a decade. Jazz Sherman, manager for Anne–Marie, parted ways with Rocket in 2018 to launch a JV with UROK Management.

Concord Music Publishing announced today that the company has tapped Duff Berschback for the role of EVP, Legal & Business Affairs. Berschback comes to Concord after a 13–year stint with Sony/ATV Nashville, most recently as Sr. VP, Legal Affairs & Business Development. Based in Nashville and reporting to Larry Blake, Concord’s Chief Business Affairs Officer and General Counsel, Berschback was recruited to the company by Chief Publishing Executive, Jake Wisely. Berschback’s new role sees him taking on leadership and oversight of Concord’s legal and business affairs divisions globally in addition to outbound licensing and publishing litigation. Berschback will also support the creative, strategic and business development initiatives of Concord’s music publishing business and provide insight and industry leadership with respect to Concord’s legislative and judicial advocacy agenda.

Native Tongue has signed sibling duo, Lastlings. Self–taught musically, the Japanese/Australian pair has spent five years fine tuning their songwriting and production from their home in the hinterlands of Southern Queensland. Their incredible live show has seen them tour Australia and N. America with RÜFÜS DU SOL, as well as performances at Coachella’s DoLaB stage and Splendour In The Grass. The duo has been at work on their debut full–length and last week, unveiled a new single “Take My Hand,” released via RÜFÜS DU SOL’s label Rose Avenue, Astralwerks and Liberation Records.

Warner Chappell’s U.K. office has added Ministry Of Sound A&R executive Sam Lowe to their staff. Reporting to Warner Chappell U.K.’s Head of A&R, Amber Davis, Lowe assumes the role of Sr. International A&R Manager. Lowe had been on the A&R team at Ministry Of Sound for eight years and over the course of his career has signed, developed or worked with dance acts such as Amine Edge & Dance, Diplo, DJ Fresh, Duke Dumont, Format B, KDA, Marshmello, MJ Cole, MK, Oliver Dollar, Riton and TCTS. Additionally, his tenure at Ministry Of Sound saw him commission a significant portion of the label’s remix output.

Spirit Music Group has signed a publishing deal with record producer, songwriter, music publisher and multiple Grammy Award–winner, Christopher “Tricky” Stewart. In a career spanning more than three decades, Tricky Stewart has been the guiding force behind the sales of more than 50 million records. Stewart’ writer and producer credits include work on many chart topping R&B and pop singles and albums such as Rihanna’s “Umbrella;” Beyoncé’s “Single Ladies (Put a Ring On It)” and “4;” Justin Bieber’s “Baby;” Mariah Carey’s “Touch My Body” and “Obsessed;” Mary J. Blige’s “Just Fine;” Frank Ocean’s “Novacane;” The–Dream’s “Love/Hate” and “Love vs. Money;” Katy Perry’s “Teenage Dream;” Ciara’s “Ride;” Frank Ocean’s “Nostalgia, Ultra;” and the Britney Spears and Madonna collaboration “Me Against the Music.” Stewart is also the head of his own record label and studio, RZ3 Recordings, based in Atlanta. He previously served as President of A&R at Epic Records.

Kobalt has revealed promotions for Julie Hurwitz and Rob Christensen to Co–Heads of Synch and Brand Partnerships. The duo takes on oversight of Kobalt Music Publishing’s global synch team across the West Coast, Asia and Australia/New Zealand, with Hurwitz also taking the lead for the East Coast, European and Latin American operations. Prior to Kobalt, Hurwitz served as VP with Nettwerk Music Group. Christensen had previously held the role of Sr. VP, Synch Operations.

A&R Worldwide has learned that Ravi Krishnan, Chairman & Founder of Abler Advisory, has taken on a new role as Non–Executive Chairman with Vancouver–based South Asian festival, 5X. 5X Festival (inspired by both SXSW and Afropunk) is the largest South Asian youth event in Canada. It focuses on empowering young creatives, by providing them the required momentum to “crossover” to create global impact.

Tech–enabled production music startup Soundstripe has launched two new plan offerings built for the needs of larger businesses, including creative marketing agencies, higher education institutions, media companies, film production companies, and creative departments within companies. The Soundstripe Business Plan is optimized for companies with 50–500 employees that have a need for multi–seat accounts. It offers users the option to add multiple team members to a master account, share custom playlists, and also adds the ability to request curated on–demand playlists from a dedicated in–house music supervisor at Soundstripe. The plan also provides all the benefits of the Premium Plan including unlimited music licenses from Soundstripe’s growing catalog of songs with stem files and 35,000 sound effects, access to curated and data–driven playlists, the Soundstripe Adobe Premiere Pro plug–in, and access to pre–release music from Soundstripe’s team. Additionally, Soundstripe has rolled–out a new Custom Plan for corporations, product companies, and media companies, allowing them to speak with Soundstripe representatives to generate a plan around their specific needs. Alongside the Business Plan features, potential benefits that can be offered include dedicated catalog curators, custom music scoring, sub–licensing, indemnification, sonic branding and unlimited team member accounts.

Jaimie Hodgson, Director of A&R at Marathon Artists, is parting ways with the company to launch a new artist management company, Found Management, while exploring new ventures in the publishing and records spaces. Hodgson has been Director of A&R since the departure of Marathon Co–Founder and A&R, Philippe Ascoli, in 2016. Since joining Marathon Artists his signings have included Courtney Barnett, POND, Afro B, CocoRosie and Psychedelic Porn Crumpets. Hodgson also initiated and managed the creation of Marathon’s rap–orientated MOVES Recordings imprint with Ian McQuaid in 2017, with a roster counting Naira Marley and Skengdo X AM. Hodgson will continue to work on the House Anxiety label that he founded in 2008, which released the debut music from artists King Krule, Vagabon and Keyah/Blu.


IN THE SPOTLIGHT: CORONAVIRUS! Something we hope will be out of our lives and “out of the spotlight” soon!


JACKASS OF THE WEEK

Have you ever sent a text message you regretted, clicked on the wrong link, posted an inappropriate message or image on social media, accidentally replied “send all” on an E–mail, or made a total ass of yourself? Yes, we’ve all had a jackass moment at one time or another in our life. Yes, we’ve all had a jackass moment at one time or another in our life. This week, we bypass the jackass moments of humanity and share with you a compilation of good deeds by people. Click HERE to see the best of people in challenging times; we hope everyone can learn from this.


A&R WORLDWIDE’S "ARTIST OF THE WEEK"– THE ACES



Sisters Cristal and Alisa Ramirez (vocals/guitar and drums, respectively), McKenna Petty (bass) and Katie Henderson (lead guitar/vocals) are The Aces. Two years ago, they released their debut album, When My Heart Felt Volcanic, and since then, they’ve opened for 5 Seconds of Summer, COIN and X Ambassadors, headlined their own tour, and spent a countless number of hours documenting everything in–between. The indie rock/pop female quartet return with a brand–new single, “Daydream,” through Red Bull Records. Alternative radio has embraced the strong single early, with spins at KITS San Francisco, KYSR Los Angeles, WWDC Washington DC, KTCL Denver, KFRR Fresno, WSFS Miami, WWCD Columbus, Music Choice and Alt Nation on SiriusXM, in addition to adds on the New Music Friday playlist on Spotify and the ALT CTRL playlist on Apple Music. Listen to “Daydream” HERE and contact Kenny Salcido at kenny.salcido@redbullrecords.com for all A&R inquiries and Alex John at alex.john@redbullrecords.com for all press inquiries on behalf of The Aces.


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A&R WORLDWIDE’S "VIDEO OF THE WEEK" – TEMPLES

Returning with their third album, Hot Motion, Temples created a record that revels in beautiful contradiction. As with the band’s first two albums, 2014’s Sun Structures and 2017’s Volcano, the group recorded the album themselves in Northamptonshire. A glorious technicolor infuses much of the album, but there is a David Lynch–like undertone that adds a gravity to Hot Motion’s soaring moments. The band is very proud of the single “You’re Either On Something” lyrically, because they feel deeply connected with the words and even though it’s a forward–looking track, there are hints of nostalgia throughout the song. According to Temples frontman James Bagshaw, the visual for the single is a semi–surreal depiction of a night out. It’s about when the familiar becomes the unfamiliar, and fear replaces the fun. Eventually the feeling of fear goes away and the familiar seems comfortable again. Watch the video for “You’re Either On Something” HERE and contact Dan Potts at dan.potts@redlightmanagement.com for all inquiries on behalf of Temples.


PASSPORT APPROVED™ PLAYLIST – 3/15/2020



“PASSPORT APPROVED” PLAYLIST FOR Sunday, March 15th, 2020: The weekly import show. Heard on more than 60 radio stations on six continents weekly including: The World Famous KROQ 106.7FM Los Angeles, Radio Doble Nueve, Lima, Peru; KNRK–FM Portland OR; KNDD “The End” Seattle WA; WLKK “Alternative Buffalo” NY 107.7FM; WZRH–FM New Orleans; KBZT–FM 94.9FM San Diego CA; KKDO “94.7FM” Sacramento CA; KWSS “93.9FM” Phoenix AZ; KRML “102.1FM” Carmel CA, KFRR “New Rock 104.1FM” Fresno CA; Radio 1, Mumbai, India; WCNR Charlottesville, VA; KIWR “The River” Council Bluffs, IA; 2XM Ireland (national radio); WAPS–FM “The Summit.FM” Akron–Canton, OH; WKTL–FM Youngstown, 105.5FM XFM Nairobi, Kenya; PUK–FM Johannesburg, South Africa; KSKI–FM, Sun Valley/Twin Falls, ID; WITH “90.1FM” Ithaca, New York; UCFM 87.8FM Australian Capital Territory, Australia, WRUR 88.5FM Rochester New York; WCRU–FM Hamilton, NY and on The Independent FM (iHeartRadio) in the United States and many others. Also, on the worldwide web and twice–weekly segment on Flux FM Germany (Berlin, Brandenburg and Stuttgart) and Allgauhit–FM Bavaria Germany, as well as streaming on one of the world’s fastest growing streaming platforms, JioSaavn.

Listen to this two hour show by clicking HERE:

TRIBE FRIDAY – “Talk So Loud” (Unsigned, Sweden)
TEMPLES – “You’re Either On Something” (ATO Records, UK)
JAMES GILLESPIE – “Mad World” (AWAL, UK)
BONGLOARD – “I Want It Now” (Unsigned, Holland)
SOPHIE & THE GIANTS – “Runaway” (Unsigned, UK)
LUNA BAY – “All In (Feat. Vera Kebbe)” (Unsigned, UK)
BLANKS – “Bittersweet” (Unsigned, Holland)
LARKINS – “Hit And Run” (Good Soldier Songs, UK)
SEA GIRLS – “Ready For More” (Unsigned, UK)
MIA RODRIGUEZ – “Emotion” (City Pop Records, Australia)
STEREOTIDE – “Find Someone” (Unsigned, Germany)
THE PALE WHITE – “Swim For Your Life” (Unsigned, UK)
GOLD MEMBER – “Stay On” (Sureshaker, Australia)
THE MOVING STILLS – “Stick Around” (Unsigned, Australia)
LILY MOORE – “Better Than Me” (Virgin EMI, UK)
STATE LIGHTS – “Open Your Arms” (Unsigned, Ireland)
ÄTNA – “Made By Desire” (Humming Records, Germany)
DEVON – “I Don’t Want 2 B Ur Friend” (Universal, UK)
BENEE – “Find An Island” (Universal, New Zealand)
LONGFELLOW – “Gabrielle” (Unsigned, UK)
BRANDON JACKS & THE ARTIFACTS – “Modern Day Distractions” (Sureshaker, Australia)
THE VICES – “Sly Smiled Berlin Child” (Unsigned, Holland)
THE BONGO CLUB – “No Expectations” (The Bank, Sweden)
IVY FLINDT – “When You’re Not Around” (Unsigned, Germany)
MARSICANS – “Can I Stay Here Forever” (Killing Moon, UK)
SPACEY JANE – “Good For You” (Unsigned, Australia)
THE RUBENS – “Live In Life” (Ivy League Records, Australia)
KAKKMADDAFAKKA – “Baby” (Bergen Mafia Records/Bubbles Records, Norway)
FOREST BLAKK – “Put Your Hands Up” (Warner Music, Canada)
KYTES – “Go Out” (Frisbee Records,Germany)
THE VELVET HANDS – “This Feeling” (Jam X Records, UK)
WAITING FOR SMITH – “Trade It In” (Four One Seven Records, UK)
SLØTFACE – “Sink Or Swim” (Propeller Recordings, Norway)

(Check out the Passport Approved Radio “Featured Artists” on the daily profile exclusively on AllAccess.com including Alfie Arcuri, Keir Gibson, Lauren Waller, Kakkmaddafakka and James Gillespie)