CTM NAMES BO DE RAAFF GENERAL MANAGER
Starting September 1st, Bo de Raaff will be taking the lead of the records division for CTM. Over the last 6 years, de Raaff has been working at Warner Music in the Netherlands, starting out as an Artist Liaison before becoming A&R Manager and eventually rising to Head of A&R Benelux, a role he’s held for the past two years.
Alongside its position as a leading independent music publisher, artist manager and TV producer, CTM will broaden the label activities through its division, CTM Music. Currently CTM Music’s operations consist of various Dutch artists such as Jan Smit, Candy Dulfer and Elske DeWall, along with a large master catalog of artists like Glennis Grace, Gino Vannelli, EliZe, Brace, Danny de Munk, Jim, and the largest master catalog in the Netherlands, CNR/Arcade, which was acquired earlier this year.
Bo de Raaff
De Raaff will be tasked with expanding CTM’s label activities. Among the signings and success stories he has played a key role in are those with acts such as Boef, Nick & Simon, Dopebwoy, 3J’s, Waylon, Glen Faria, Trijntje Oosterhuis and others.
Jitze de Raaff, MD, CTM Entertainment, comments, “I’m very happy that Bo is joining our team. During the past 6 years at Warner Music he had the chance to learn a lot, resulting in many successes. I’m sure Bo will be leading CTM Music fantastically and it is really great to start this adventure together with my brother.”
Bo de Raaff adds, “I experienced 6 wonderful years at Warner Music Holland, led by Martin Jesserun, where I was given trust and freedom to expand the local Warner division further, according to our mutual strategy. However, now it is time to pursue a new step in my career and I am very much looking forward to that. CTM is a wonderful company and I’m very proud to start leading their music division!”
FACET RECORDS NAMES KATE LABREL PRESIDENT – MARK TAYLOR PROMOTED TO SR. MANAGER FACET PUBLISHING &
BLACK DIAMOND ARTIST MANAGEMENT
Facet House, Facet Records and Facet Publishing Co–Founders Katie Vinten and Justin Tranter have announced the hiring of A&R veteran Kate LaBrel to Facet Records as President where she will facilitate the growth and expansion of the label and the development of its roster.
Tapping into a wealth of industry experience, LaBrel will spearhead A&R, marketing, and strategy for the company while working closely with talent such as YDE, Shea Diamond, Shawn Wasabi, Diana Gordon and others.
LaBrel started her career at New West Records, where she launched the label’s film and TV department, leading licensing for Ben Lee, Kris Kristofferson, Steve Earle, Dwight Yoakam, and others. She transitioned to Warner Chappell in 2011, where she inked a deal with Sasha Sloan and handled A&R for Bruno Mars, Brody Brown, Kate Nash and Rissi. 2013 saw her assume a dual role as Director of A&R at Warner Chappell and Warner Bros. Records (now Warner Records). At the latter, she signed Lukas Graham and fostered his rise into a three–time Grammy–nominated artist. Elevated to VP of A&R at Warner Bros. Records, she oversaw projects for Nico & Vinz and The Regrettes, in addition to devoting the bulk of 2017 and 2018 to launching Graham’s third record, 3 (The Purple Album), including the 18–times Platinum, “Love Someone.”
Additionally, Mark Taylor, who has been at Facet since its launch, has been named Sr. Manager at Facet Publishing and Vinten’s Black Diamond Artist Management. In the dual role, he’ll guide the careers of songwriters and producers including Caroline Pennell (Trevor Daniel x Selena Gomez, Zara Larsson) and Zach Skelton (Paul McCartney, Lil Nas X, Thomas Rhett, Jonas Brothers), as well as Jason Gill (Katy Perry, Bebe Rexha, Tove Lo), The Roommates (Dominic Fike, Selena Gomez), and others.
Taylor joined the A&R team at Warner Bros. Records in 2015 and became integral to day–to–day and creative coordination for multi–Platinum acts such as Dua Lipa, Bebe Rexha and Jason DeRulo. A year later, he transitioned to A&R at Warner Chappell where he first met Vinten and Tranter. At Warner Chappell, he sought out and signed acclaimed artist and songwriter Mitski and developed writers such as Jorgen Odegard (Imagine Dragons, P!nk, The Chainsmokers). He joined Facet in 2019 and BDAM, working with top writers such as Kennedi Lykken (Ariana Grande, Jonas Brothers). Shortly after he personally signed The Roommates, responsible for a majority of the tracks on Dominic Fike’s critically acclaimed What Could Possibly Go Wrong, and “Boyfriend” by Selena Gomez.
A&R WORLDWIDE RETROSPECTIVE
Each week, A&R Worldwide’s newsletter will see us digging back through some of our archives to revisit memorable and defining moments in A&R Worldwide’s 20+ year history. A&R Worldwide has helped the global music industry with discovering and signing world–conquering artists; many of whom have gone on to multi–Platinum international success, assisted companies, executives and artists with broad business and creative opportunities, and curated priceless networking events all over the world with its broad relationships; work that continues to this day!
An A&R Worldwide dinner at the London Hotel West Hollywood in 2010. Pictured (clockwise L–R) are: Reynold D’Silva (Founder/CEO, Silva Screen Group), Harvey Goldsmith (Founder, Harvey Goldsmith Presents), Michael Chugg (Founder & CEO, Chugg Entertainment), Sat Bisla (President & Founder, A&R Worldwide / MUSEXPO), Bob Lefsetz (Founder, The Lefsetz Letter), Nigel Lythgoe OBE (TV Host & Film Producer), Kevin Wall (Founder & CEO, PTK Capital) and Craig Kallman (Chairman & CEO, Atlantic Records Group).
The A&R Worldwide networking dinners were first launched back in 1998 in West Hollywood by its Founder Sat Bisla and former Nettwerk Records U.S. GM Dave Holmes (current worldwide manager Coldplay) with the goal to bring together like–minded creatives and executives who were innovators and entrepreneurs across all spectrums of the music, media and technology sectors from across the globe.
Over the past two decades, the A&R Worldwide dinners have brought thousands of companies and people together and generated countless new business opportunities. The dinners have been in held in Los Angeles, Nashville, New York City, London, Berlin, Helsinki, Stockholm, Warsaw, Mumbai, Shanghai, Beijing, Hong Kong, Seoul, Tokyo, Johannesburg, Moscow, Lisbon, Toronto, Sydney, Auckland, Barcelona, Dublin, Tel Aviv, Paris, Amsterdam and many other destinations around the world.
GLOBAL NEWS UPDATES…
Leading U.K. indie label, Dirty Hit, is expanding its global footprint to the U.S. and Asia Pacific with the launch of new offices in Los Angeles and Sydney, Australia. Taking the helm of the U.S.–based operations is Greg Carr as General Manager, USA, while Rachel Jones–Williams assumes the same role for the Asia Pacific region out of the new Australian headquarters. Founded in West London by Jamie Oborne in 2010, Dirty Hit’s roster counts acts such as The 1975, Wolf Alice, Beabadoobee, Rina Sawayama, The Japanese House, Pale Waves, No Rome, Oscar Lang, 404 Guild, AMA, Beaux, Benjamin Francis Leftwich, Boyband, Bryce Hase, Leo Bhanji, Lowertown, Blackstarkids, Pretty Sick, Kasai, Sipho and Viji. The label’s digital distribution is supported by Ingrooves Music Group.
Sony/ATV Music Publishing Nashville has signed Grammy–winning composer, producer, and songwriter Bernie Herms to a worldwide publishing deal. A native of Canada currently based in Nashville, Herms is known for his songwriting and production work with artists including Barbra Streisand, Josh Groban, David Foster, Idina Menzel, Kelly Clarkson, Andrea Bocelli, Selena Gomez, Casting Crowns, Brad Paisley, Steven Curtis Chapman, Amy Grant, Jeremy Camp, Matt Redman and others. Across his career, he has crafted thirty No.1 hits in the U.S. and a string of No.1s internationally, including Dove Award Song of the Year “East to West,” by Casting Crowns. Collectively, he has garnered eight Dove Awards and a Grammy for Best Contemporary Christian Music Performance/Song for “Thy Will,” the 14–week No.1 single by Hillary Scott. Recently, Herms has been working on Josh Groban’s new album Bridges, which follows the success of Groban’s album Stages, which he also produced. Additionally, he produced Streisand’s Grammy–nominated album Partners, which debuted at No.1, and Danny Gokey’s No.1 album, Rise.
A long–term partnership has been finalized between music video app Triller and JioSaavn which will see the latter integrating with Triller as they seek to expand and generate new users across both platforms. Initially, the global initiative will see users of JioSaavn having access to regularly updated exclusive video content. The new partnership comes as Triller has experienced significant growth in India following the ban of its competitor TikTok in the territory.
MelodyVR has revealed it is acquiring Rhapsody International, which operates as Napster, as it seeks to become the first music service to deliver both immersive live performances and music streaming. Initially, Napster and MelodyVR will maintain operations as independent businesses as the acquisition works towards “a one–of–a–kind, future platform of combined entertainment services.” Napster counts over three million users on four continents with a catalog of licensed tracks topping 90 million. In 2019, after nearly two decades as a legitimate service, the platform revealed it had reached 10.8 billion streams and $113 million in revenue.
Apple Music is relaunching its Kids and Family space with dozens of new, curated playlists and a revamped look and feel that includes all new artwork. Launched last week, the space includes a new Fun! series of playlists including Kids Fit Fun!, Playdate Fun!, ABC Fun! and others. Apple Music Kids and Family is also unveiling new playlists seeking to support children’s imaginations such as the new Pow! playlist full of superhero songs, and Princess Power encompassing princess songs with messages of empowerment from strong female characters. There’s also the country–centric Yeehaw, Ahoy Matey for pirate lovers, and others. As the global pandemic continues, Apple Music has seen a significant increase in time spent listening to Kids and Family content on the platform, growing more than 105% percent in just the past 4 weeks.
Spotify revealed last week the most–streamed songs globally of the summer, based on streams from June 1st – August 15th. Making the list’s top ten were “ROCKSTAR” by DaBaby feat. Roddy Ricch; “Blinding Lights” by The Weeknd; “Roses – Imanbek Remix” by SAINt JHN; “Savage Love (Laxed – Siren Beat)” by Jason Derulo and Jawsh 685; “Watermelon Sugar” by Harry Styles; “death bed (coffee for your head)” by Powfu, beabadoobee; “Rain On Me” by Lady Gaga feat. Ariana Grande; “Toosie Slide” by Drake; “Breaking Me” by Topic, A7S; and “Dance Monkey” by Tones And I.
In other Spotify news, the streamer has finalized a partnership with Riot Games as the exclusive audio service provider for its League of Legends title. Under the deal are included an original podcast series focusing on the multiplayer game, in addition to gaming–inspired music and playlists. The partnership will also deliver behind–the–scenes content, exploring the creation of the Worlds Anthem performed during the opening ceremonies of esports World Championship events. In 2018, League of Legends unveiled the virtual pop group K/DA, featuring characters from the game Ahri, Kai’Sa, Evelynn and Akali, whose debut release, “POP/STARS” topped the iTunes streaming chart. The track’s accompanying music video has generated more than 360 million YouTube views.
New research has revealed that the U.S.’s streaming numbers have reached 99 million streaming subscribers and 117 million users on ad–supported platforms with more than $10 billion generated in revenue for the broader music industry. A report commissioned by the Digital Media Association (DiMA) anticipates record highs for growth and revenue across the music industry across the next five years as streaming continues to grow. The Streaming Forward report, which was conducted by MIDiA Research, revealed that streaming accounts for $28.2 million daily, 80% of music industry revenue. The end of 2019 saw DSP subscriptions in the U.S. climbing nearly 20% year–upon–year to 87.2 million with 99 million authorised subscribers within those accounts. Streaming revenue in the U.S. accounts for 77.4% of total recorded music industry revenue, rising from 72% the year prior. Overall streaming revenues in the U.S. also climbed by 21% from 2018 to 2019, reaching $10.3 billion. The U.S. counted 71 million smart speaker users in 2019, marking a 4 times increase in just two years. In 2020’s Q2, 43% of smart speaker listeners consumed six hours of music on their devices weekly. Two–thirds of fans listen to music in the car each month, more than double the number listening at home on speakers, and far surpassing the 58% who listen to music regularly on their phones.
Songtrust has tapped Darren Briggs to serve in the newly created role of Global Head of Technology. Briggs will report to Molly Neuman, President of Songtrust, while taking on oversight of the company’s continued technology infrastructure expansion, leading development and innovation of the royalty collection and rights management platform. Briggs most recently served as President & Chief Product Officer of Songspace and, previously, served as VP of Data Strategy & Technology Innovation with BMI as well as Sony/ATV’s Head of Global Systems Development & Technology.
Spirit Music Group has finalized the acquisition of the back–publishing catalog for songwriter Kara DioGuardi. A Grammy–nominated creative, DioGuardi’s credits include more than 50 charting singles and 150 songs included on Platinum–selling albums with hits for acts such as P!nk, Kelly Clarkson and Carrie Underwood. Additional work includes songs with Katy Perry, Jonas Brothers, Celine Dion, Britney Spears, Christina Aguilera, Miley Cyrus, Demi Lovato, Santana and others. DioGuardi has garnered 21 BMI awards and spent two seasons as a judge with American Idol.
Warner Records recently completed the label’s revitalization of its Urban & Rhythmic Promotion Department under the leadership of EVP of Promotion, Mike Chester. Since joining the company nearly two years ago, Chester has overseen the growth of Warner’s entire promo team. Among Chester’s moves was the promotion earlier this year of Wilt Wallace to Sr. VP/Head of Urban Promotion, based in Atlanta. Additionally, late last year, Brannon Scales was hired as Sr. VP of Rhythm Promotion, based in Los Angeles. More recently, this month saw additions to the New York team with VP of Urban Promotion Ron Stewart, and VP of Rhythm Promotion & Lifestyle Leah Bekele. Additionally, Leroy Johnson was promoted this spring to Sr. Director of Urban Promotion, based in Chicago.
A new collection of special releases is set to be released from Secretly labels Dead Oceans, Jagjaguwar and Secretly Canadian under the banner of Friends Of. The new series of releases will feature non–Secretly roster artists who have entered the label group’s creative community as a result of the ongoing pandemic. Last week saw the release of Triathalon’s Sleep Cycle EP via Friends Of Dead Oceans with Friends Of Jagjaguwar unveiling the Pout EP from Ryan Hemsworth. Artists preparing releases under the new initiative also include Devendra Banhart & Noah Georgeson, Gia Margaret, Bongeziwe Mabandla, Madison McFerrin, Routine (Annie Truscott & Jay Som), Theophilus London, Kenneth Whalum, Wet, Julie Byrne & Trayer Tryon, as well as others.
After less than three months in the post, Kevin Mayer has left his role as CEO of TikTok as the platform has recently sued the U.S. government over President Trump’s executive order banning U.S. transactions with the company. Having also been serving as COO for TikTok’s parent company, ByteDance, Mayer previously had led the direct–to–consumer content division at Disney, overseeing the launch of Disney+. Following his exit, Vanessa Pappas assumes the role of interim U.S. GM. At the same time, it was revealed last week that Walmart has confirmed plans to join forces with Microsoft in its bid to acquire TikTok’s N. American, Australian and New Zealand operations.
In other TikTok news, the company has tapped Australian broadcast executive Ollie Wards as Director of Music for its Australian operations last week. Wards had been with Australia’s influential public youth network triple j for a decade, most recently as Content Director having started out producing the Tom & Alex Breakfast Show for the broadcaster.
Ingrooves Music Group has announced Chris Haaland as Country Manager for Ingrooves Norway as the music marketing and distribution firm continues to expand globally following recent entries into Brazil, Turkey and Japan. Haaland had most recently been leading the Nordic management team for The Orchard and also previously spent time with Warner Music in Oslo and London.
A&R Worldwide has learned that Riku Salomaa is parting ways with his role as Head of International for Music Finland. Commencing September 7th, Salomaa will take up a new position as Managing Director at music publishing company Nordic Music Partners, and production house The Fried Music, based in Helsinki. Salomaa had been with Music Finland for over eight years, having maintained his Head of International duties since 2016.
As the world continues to navigate the live entertainment arena amidst the ongoing pandemic, Denver has revealed a new initiative to deliver electronic music to its streets via The Acoma Street Project. Having launched this past week, the six–week limited pop–up event will deliver live–streamed DJ performances, an immersive 5,000 square–foot art–walk gallery, and dining options to attendees. Artists sets are being live–streamed to a 26–foot screen as performances take place off–site. The Acoma Street Project is requiring masks and social distancing with those attending led through the art–walk in set groups before heading back to their personal space for dinner and music.
Songtradr recently completed a series C funding round totaling $30 million with the company valued at $165 million. The global music rights and licensing company will use the investment to move forward its plans to expand globally as well as for product development and key acquisitions. According to Songtradr, its technologies seek to simplify and enhance the overall music licensing experience with the new funding set to support a continued refining of its data capabilities. Songtradr revealed that the subsequent transition to more digital business as a result of the coronavirus pandemic has benefited their platform. The company reported that the first half of 2020 showed revenue growth of 160% over the same time last year.
eMusic has announced a partnership with 7digital to see the DSP rolling out a new livestream offering, eMusicLive. According to eMusic, its new platform will help “better monetize online performances by providing the direct commercial opportunities of live gigs for artists, such as bundling ticketing, music sales, merchandise and collectibles, all within a single web–based platform,” as it seeks to differentiate itself from competitors. The offering will also provide opportunities for real–time VIP experiences, Q&A sessions and virtual rewards while providing an integrated, artist–specific storefront powered by 7digital to allow artists to sell music or promote releases. Artists have the option to embed streams from YouTube Live, Twitch or Instagram Live in addition to hosting performances directly via eMusicLive.
Endless Music’s Martijn Swier informs A&R Worldwide that the company has signed Örebro, Sweden’s Smash Into Pieces, to their management roster. The band joins artists such as Within Temptation and Bokassa as well as producers Daniel Gibson, JonathanHendrickx and Daniel Barkman. Having released four albums and 17 singles, which have generated more than 120 million streams and 700,000 monthly listeners on Spotify, and over 60 million YouTube views, Smash Into Pieces have become one of the fastest rising Scandinavian alternative rock bands to–date. Last week, they released a new full–length, Arcadia, accompanied by a video for their new single “Wake Up.” The band looks to hit the road again in 2021 for a round of summer festivals, after which they are set to be one of the supports for the Within Temptation/Evanescence European arena tour in September of next year.
IN THE SPOTLIGHT: Mandar Thakur, Rob Stringer, Thomas Scherer, Kathy Spanberger, Benjamin Budde, Maik Pallasch, Evan Bogart, Ben Mortimer, Jeff Vaughn, Katie White, Daniel Werner, Tom Windish, Rudy Chung, Kyle Hopkins, Ellen Healy, Paramdeep Singh, Andrew Gould and David Gray.
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. It seems like this was a “lazy summer” for many folks, but not for others! Click HERE for a smorgasbord of jackass moments from all four corners of the globe!
A&R WORLDWIDE’S "ARTIST OF THE WEEK"– GOLD MEMBER
Sydney’s very own Gold Member is known for their high energy live show. Musically, they create a blend of beat driven, freaky synths combined with soulful vocals. The trio is the lovechild of two producers and a singer–songwriter, who have been compared to the likes of Dominic Fike, Khalid and Cautious Clay. The self–proclaimed Alt–Pop cosmonauts recently released their single “Loose Change,” an anthemic track that unfolds across the top of their strong electronic base. The new song is about appreciating what’s important and is the follow–up to “Stay On,” their call to question on the treatment of first nations people in Australia. Listen to “Loose Change” by Gold Member HERE and contact Neal Hunt at firstname.lastname@example.org for all inquiries on the band.
A&R WORLDWIDE’S "VIDEO OF THE WEEK" – WAITING FOR SMITH
Harry Lloyd broke his back in the French Alps during avalanche training, spending a year in bed, where he learned how to play the guitar and formed the band Waiting For Smith (WFS). The name originated from the first drummer, Smith, who consistently failed to show up. As WFS wrote, recorded and released music, he received support from BBC Radio 1, 2 and 6 Music, TalkRadio, VibeFM, JackFM and BBC London, Oxford, Kent and Berkshire. and was featured on Communion Presents with Max Tappuni on Radio X, FluxFM Germany and Asia Pop 40. Additional WFS spins were tallied at U.S. Alternative stations such as KROQ Los Angeles, KNDD Seattle, KNRK Portland, KKDO Sacramento, KBZT San Diego, WLKK Buffalo and WZRH New Orleans. In September of 2019, his music was selected for the playlist at Caffé Nero, a chain of over 700 coffee shops around the world. Earlier this month, Harry released the music video for his latest single, “Lines of Love,” in hopes that the video will give the viewer the feeling that they are always supported, no matter what–when in times of feeling low, there’s always someone there for you. Regarding the lyrics of the song, Harry states “for me, that’s life–or my life for sure–in any tiny lyrical nutshell. It sways back and forth between unbridled joy and moments of great despair. But I guess I’d be a lousy songwriter if I didn’t feel anything.” Watch “Lines of Love” HERE and contact email@example.com as Waiting For Smith is currently seeking booking, publishing, synch and collaboration opportunities.
PASSPORT APPROVED™ PLAYLIST – 8/30/2020
“PASSPORT APPROVED” PLAYLIST FOR Sunday, August 30th, 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:
SEA GIRLS – “All I Want To Hear You Say” (Polydor, UK)
SYCCO – “Dribble” (Future Classic/Wilder Records, Australia)
THE HARA – “Tokyo Hit” (Sign Of The Times, UK)
AMY LILLEY – “Formidable” (Unsigned, South Africa)
GOLD MEMBER – “Loose Change” (Sureshaker, Australia)
LARKINS – “Are We Having Any Fun Yet?” (ayokay Remix) (Good Soldier, UK)
ROBERT GRACE – “Fake Fine” (Sony Music, Ireland)
TWO YEAR VACATION – “Getaway” (If Music Could Talk, Sweden)
CATHOLIC GUILT – “A Boutique Affair” (Wiretap Records, Australia)
GIZMO VARILLAS – “Born Again” (Muisica Records, Spain)
KODALINE – “Sometimes” (B-Unique/ Sony RCA, Ireland)
YARD ACT – “Fixer Upper” (Unsigned, UK)
ALFIE TEMPLEMAN – “Obvious Guy” (Chess Club, UK)
TWIN STRANGER – “Crushed” (Unsigned, Wales)
BLU DETIGER – “Figure It Out” (Unsigned, N. America)
HOCKEY DAD – “In This State” (Farmer & The Owl/BMG, Australia)
WAITING FOR SMITH – “Lines Of Love” (Four One Seven Records, UK)
SLIDE – “Hello Spirit” (If Music Could Talk, Sweden)
DRY CLEAN ONLY – “Lonely Love” (Unsigned, N. America)
BLANKS – “Dance Alone” (Unsigned, Holland)
THE SKINNER BROTHERS – “Away Days” (Blaggers Records, UK)
DEVON – “Belong 2 U” (Universal, UK)
STEREOTIDE – “Hope” (Unsigned, Germany)
GINA BROOKLYN – “No More Hiding” (Unsigned, N. America)
MELLAH – “Family Fun” (Columbia Records, UK)
SCHOOL OF X – “Forget Me On The Moon” (Tambourhinoceros, Denmark)
NUALA – “Split Down The Middle” (Unsigned, UK)
BLACK SATELLITE – “Void” (Unsigned, N. America)
VERONICA FUSARO – “Lie To Me” (Unsigned, Switzerland)
VISTAS – “Everything Changes In The End” (Unsigned, Scotland)
LAUREN WALLER – “Best Coast” (Ginge Binge LLC, N. America)
THE CAPOLLOS – “Electrify” (Unsigned, Scotland)
AJ HANS – “On My Own” (Unsigned, UK)
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