CAPITOL MUSIC GROUP’S STEVE BARNETT ANNOUNCES RETIREMENT – JEFF VAUGHN & MICHELLE JUBELIRER TAPPED TO LEAD COMPANY
Capitol Music Group (CMG) Chairman and CEO, Steve Barnett, will retire on December 31st, 2020, wrapping up a 50–year career in the music business, including eight years leading CMG. Barnett announced his long–planned decision to the full company last week, in conjunction with Universal Music Group Chairman and CEO Sir Lucian Grainge. The two also jointly announced the promotion of Jeff Vaughn and Michelle Jubelirer to serve as CMG’s next leaders. Vaughn, currently President of Capitol Records, will become CMG Chairman and CEO, and current CMG COO Jubelirer will serve as CMG’s President and COO.
According to Steve Barnett, “This has been an incredible journey, and I’ve been tremendously fortunate to work with such amazing people along the way. I am indebted to Lucian for his unwavering belief in me and for his unreserved support for our efforts these entire eight years. To say that I will always be grateful to him is truly an understatement. Michelle was the first to join me at CMG and has been my partner in revitalizing the company and creating an environment where artists and our employees could thrive. From the moment Jeff joined us, I knew he’d quickly make his mark on Capitol, and I’m certain that he and Michelle are the perfect team to guide CMG into the future. My appreciation extends to Boyd Muir and my many friends at UMG who have been there for me and my team these past eight years. I thank you all.”
Sir Lucian Grainge said, “When we acquired EMI, Capitol was a gem that had lost its luster. Under Steve’s leadership, Capitol has been rebuilt into one of music’s greatest homes for artist and employee talent. It’s a fitting crown to Steve’s incredible five–decade career. To assure that Capitol’s next chapter is equally successful, we have appointed two gifted executives to lead the company. On behalf of the entire UMG family, I congratulate Jeff and Michelle on their well–deserved promotions and I especially want to thank Steve for making Capitol shine bright once again and wishing him a wonderful retirement with Nancy and the children.”
Barnett was named to his post by Grainge in 2012 after the latter, and UMG, acquired EMI Records earlier that year. The pair formulated a roadmap for the newly–minted Capitol Music Group that centered on a multi–label approach including Capitol Records, Motown Records, Astralwerks, Capitol Christian Music Group, Blue Note Records and Caroline, that became integral to the company’s revitalization. Barnett and Grainge quickly relocated the company’s headquarters from New York back to its historic Hollywood home, and completed a multi–year renovation of its iconic Capitol Tower and Capitol Studios.
Under Barnett’s leadership, CMG’s focus on artist development resulted in 32 breakout artists that have generated 93 million global and 60 million U.S. adjusted albums to date. During Barnett’s tenure, the company introduced the likes of Sam Smith, Halsey, Lewis Capaldi, NF, Niall Horan, Queen Naija, Troye Sivan, Hillsong United and Maggie Rogers to the cultural landscape, resulting in some of the most successful releases of this decade. Partnerships, such as Motown’s alliance with Quality Control Music, have also been key to CMG’s success.
The company’s independent distribution and label services arm, Caroline, offered artists and boutique labels the option of retaining their independence, while providing them the resources of a major label operation. This approach has led to successful partnerships with labels such as 10K Projects as well as others with artists and labels including Surf Mesa through CMG’s Astralwerks label, SHAED through Photo Finish, and independent band Judah & The Lion.
Barnett and CMG helped superstars such as Paul McCartney, Katy Perry and Beck achieve new career heights, while acquisitions of the complete music catalogs of McCartney, Bee Gees, Neil Diamond and ABBA continued the company’s reputation as a steward of popular music’s most important legacies.
WARNER CHAPPELL MUSIC NAMES MATTHIEU TESSIER TO SUCCEED CAROLINE MOLKO LEADING FRENCH OPERATIONS
Warner Chappell Music has revealed a leadership shift for its French business as Caroline Molko parts ways with the company after 18 years as the publisher’s Managing Director. Taking over for Molko is Matthieu Tessier, who most recently spent the past five years as Head of A&R for the company. The transition will happen over the coming months with Tessier officially taking over MD duties on January 5th. He will report to Guy Moot, Co–Chair and CEO of Warner Chappell Music.
Moot said, “This is a big moment for our French business. Caroline has done an incredible job over the last 18 years of building the company and developing our French songbook. I totally understand that she needs a well–deserved break, but I know we’ll be seeing more of her in the future. It’s fantastic that we’re able to promote Matthieu to succeed her – ensuring people can grow their lifelong careers here at Chappell is a key part of our business strategy. I know he’ll do a fine job for our brilliant French songwriters.”
Caroline Molko & Matthieu Tessier
Molko commented, “I’ve thoroughly enjoyed leading the amazing team at Warner Chappell France and working with our talented songwriters and their managers. I think we’ve played a real role in modernizing the publishing business and contributing to the diversity of the music scene in France. After working night and day for more than three decades in the industry, I’m looking to take a break before embarking on my next adventure. I’d like to wish Matthieu all the luck in the world as he steps into what’s one of the best jobs in the music business.”
Tessier added, “I’d like to thank Caroline who, every day for the last 13 years, enabled me to learn my profession. Her friendship, support and unfailing confidence have been amazing. Together, we’ve been able to support the career development of hugely talented songwriters, building a roster that shines with its richness and diversity. It’s an honour to succeed her, taking charge of an incredible catalogue and supervising a team at the cutting edge of music publishing. I’d also like to warmly thank Guy Moot and Carianne Marshall for giving me the opportunity to continue promoting our songwriters, contributing in the best possible way to the renown of their work in France and around the world.”
Having joined Warner Chappell in 2007 as Junior Artistic Director, Tessier became Head of A&R in 2016. With the support of Molko, he signed songwriters such as Angele, Aya Nakamura, Benjamin Clementine, Lilly Wood & The Prick, Julio Masidi and Parcels. He also worked alongside Molko to develop the careers of artists including Paul Ecole, Orelsan, Skread and MHD.
During Molko’s tenure as MD, she expanded Warner Chappell Music France’s catalog, bringing to the publisher repertoire from the likes of Christophe Mae, Oxmo Puccino, Renaud and Soprano.
A&R WORLDWIDE RETROSPECTIVE
On occasion, 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 extensive business and creative opportunities, and curated priceless networking events all over the world with its broad relationships; work that continues to this day!
ENJOYING AN INSIGHTFUL A&R CONVERSATION OVER DINNER PRE–COVID are (l–r) David Massey (President & CEO, Arista Records), Sat Bisla (President & Founder, A&R Worldwide) and Daniel Glass (President & Founder, Glassnote Entertainment Group).
David Massey, President & CEO, Arista Records and Daniel Glass, President & Founder, Glassnote Entertainment Group are two of the world’s most successful and respected senior music executives, record makers and A&R men with decades of experience between the two of them. Prior to their current positions, they’ve held influential high–level senior positions at a number of other global music companies. The incredible contributions both executives have made towards signing and breaking acts from around the world into the U.S. market and beyond is unprecedented, not to mention their selfless professional and philanthropic work.
Some of the artists David Massey has signed or worked with during his extensive career include the likes of Shakira, Franz Ferdinand, Oasis, The Wanted, Neon Trees, The Killers, Fall Out Boy, Good Charlotte, The Jonas Brothers, Taio Cruz, Duffy, Portishead, Sir Elton John, Mike Posner, Shawn Mendes, Avicii, Nick Jonas, Bishop Briggs and Anastacia to name but just a few. In addition, David Massey has also signed artists that A&R Worldwide supported early on when they were unsigned in the U.S. including French artist Soshy and Swedish acts Tove Lo and Smith & Thell.
During his long career Daniel Glass has signed and worked with many artists, including Billy Idol, Wilson Phillips, Sinéad O’Connor, Blur, Huey Lewis and the News, Goldfinger, Reel Big Fish, Erykah Badu, Baha Men, The Pretenders, Phoenix, Mumford & Sons, Two Door Cinema Club, Robert DeLong, Chvrches, Childish Gambino, Aurora, The Strumbellas, and Jade Bird among others. In addition, Daniel also signed A&R Worldwide supported acts The Temper Trap from Australia and the U.K.’s Daughter.
Sat Bisla, President & Founder, A&R Worldwide first met Daniel Glass when he was President & CEO SBK Records/EMI Records Group back in 1992, through a mutual friend Lisa Worden who was at the time doing radio promotions at SBK Records/EMI Records Group (Lisa’s now Alternative Rock Brand Manager, iHeartMedia & Program Director, ALT 98.7/Los Angeles) and Sat was Music Director at KKDJ “The Edge” Fresno, CA a commercial alternative radio station. Sat and Daniel have become good friends over the years with a strong mutual respect for one another and their respective families, as well as a continued passion for music and breaking acts.
Sat originally met David Massey back in 2003 when David was Executive Vice President of A&R for Sony Music and spearheading the company’s global A&R activities. Over the past 17 years, Sat and David have become close friends with a mutual respect and friendship that goes above and beyond just music. The two share a passion and love for their families, friends, music and other inspirational factors in their lives.
GLOBAL NEWS UPDATES…
Ending a more than 14–year tenure with the company, respected international executive Stu Bergen has revealed he is parting ways with Warner Music Group (WMG). Bergen will maintain his duties as CEO, International & Global Commercial Services, until January. Bergen has spent eight years looking after international operations for Warner guiding its global expansion, driven by the continued growth to the streaming arena. Bergen first came to WMG in 2006 as President of ILG (Independent Label Group), before heading to Warner Bros Records in 2010 as EVP and eventually becoming EVP, International & Head of Global Marketing in 2012. In helming WMG’ international operations, Bergen was behind the strategic acquisitions of Russia’s Gala Records and China’s Gold Typhoon, as well as more recently, Dutch label Spinnin’ Records. Other accomplishments for Bergen include leading WMG’s licensing deal with Tencent Music, and looking after the international integration of Parlophone Label Group following its acqusition by WMG, among others. According to Warner Music Group’s CEO, Recorded Music, Max Lousada, the transition of leadership for international and WEA will be revealed in due course.
Tencent Music Entertainment (TME) Group and peermusic have finalized an exclusive digital licensing agreement for the promotion and distribution of the peermusic catalog in China. peermusic’s catalog counts songs from artists such as Buddy Holly, The Rolling Stones, Rihanna, Beyoncé and Justin Bieber, among many others. peermusic’s catalog will now be accessible for users of TME’s streaming platform and other local digital offerings including QQ Music, Kugou Music, Kuwo Music and WeSing. Additional artists and producers included among the peermusic roster are Hamshore Tang, Lee Shih Shiong, Lee Wei Shiong, David Foster, Salaam Remi, Maxim from The Prodigy, Poo Bear and De la Ghetto, alongside a number of film/TV composers and sub–publishing collaborations with Concord, BMG, Big Deal and Anthem. peermusic has experienced significant growth since opening its first office in China in 2015. With the launch, they became the first global independent publisher to enter mainland China and are the first Western independent publishing company to directly sign Chinese writers under a joint venture.
Spotify is set to allow artists, record labels and rights holders the opportunity to influence autoplay and personalized radio recommendation services, whether it’s to promote new releases or older songs attached to a viral moment or campaign push. The new signal within Spotify’s algorithm for personalization will factor in depending on the situation and the listener but will reportedly not overpower other data points, such as time of day, listening history, or weather, which are included within the algorithm. Spotify commented in its blog post that its platform “drives 16 billion artist discoveries every month, meaning 16 billion times a month, fans listen to an artist they have never heard before on Spotify.” Following a testing period, the new tool will be made accessible to any artist or label with no budget or payment requirements. Royalty payments to rights holders will be made at a lower promotional royalty rate for any songs that are supported by the program, with royalty rates for songs coming from any other place, other than autoplay and Radio, will remain the same. The initiative does not guarantee placements or plays for any artist or label. In the event a prioritized song is reacting well with listeners, it will continue to be made available and if it doesn’t, visibility will be decreased.
EMI Records has appointed Kate Wyn Jones as Business Development Director. The new role begins immediately with Wyn Jones reporting to Rebecca Allen, President of EMI Records. The appointment by Allen is one of the first key ones she has made since taking the lead for the label. Wyn Jones will work with the EMI and Universal Music international teams, tasked with implementing innovative and creative strategies to further artist careers and executing campaigns that will build artists’ brands for the EMI roster globally. With more than 15 years of experience in communications, publishing and media agencies, Wyn Jones came to Universal Music in 2016 as Digital Strategy Director. She oversaw the in–house digital media agency, and has worked on campaigns for the likes of The Streets, Andrea Bocelli and Dermot Kennedy. Prior, Wyn Jones was Co–Head of Entertainment at the7stars. Other previous roles include those with Time Inc and Viacom/MTV, with a number of music industry clients such as Columbia Records and Ministry Of Sound.
As a result of the continued hit to the touring arena due to the pandemic, Live Nation posted Q3 revenue of $184 million, a sharp 95% decrease, year–upon–year. In the same quarter last year, Live Nation reached revenues of $3.77 billion. By divisions, the concerts sector fell $154.8 million with its ticketing arm, Ticketmaster, showing a loss of $19.8 million, with last year’s Q3 results for both showing profits of $3.17 billion and $388.5 million, respectively. Q2 revenue from the live event giant had also shown a steep fall of 98% year–upon–year. According to Live Nation’s President & CEO, Michael Rapino, demand remains high as 83% of fans are holding onto their tickets, and 95% of fans are prepared to make their way back to live music events as restrictions are removed. Additionally, Ticketmaster revealed last week the development of SmartEvent. The new collection of technology tools will support the safe return of fans to live events, offering event organisers the ability to adjust protocols to react to shifting capacity, distancing and other logistics.
Driift, the livestream platform co–founded by ATC Management’s Ric Salmon and Brian Message, has made its first moves internationally as they roll–out operations in Australia and New Zealand. Led by Perth–based promoter Paul “Sloanie” Sloan (Supersonic Enterprises/Billions Australia), Driift enters the market to deliver shows for Australian and New Zealand artists in well–known venues across both countries. The first shows will be revealed in the coming weeks. To–date, Driift has produced successful ticketed online events for acts such as Nick Cave, Biffy Clyro, Dermot Kennedy, Lianne La Havas, James Bay, Sleaford Mods and Laura Marling, with over 100,000 tickets sold worldwide to one–off performances. On Saturday, Driift presented Kylie Minogue streaming her immersive Infinite Disco, and Niall Horan performing live from London’s Royal Albert Hall. Global sales for the two acts’ shows crossed the 150,000 ticket threshold and marked the first time Driift had produced and broadcast two shows, simultaneously. To–date, Driift has partnered up with CAA, Dice, Universe/Ticketmaster, YouTube, Pulse Films and Jackshoot, in addition to a number of management firms.
Today Liam Gallagher revealed details for Down By The River Thames, a new virtual event set to be streamed globally on December 5th, exclusively through MelodyVR. According to official press release, Down By The River Thames will feature Gallagher and his full band broadcasting their set from a barge on the Thames. The performance is said to include “iconic songs, fan favorites and a few surprises, spanning both his all–conquering solo career and his legendary time with Oasis – some of which he hasn’t performed in years.” Down By The River Thames will air at 8PM local time on MelodyVR’s web player globally.
WME has announced the promotion of Dan Limerick to Chief Operating Officer for the agency. In his new role, Limerick will work closely with Lloyd Braun, President of Endeavor Client Group and WME’s Chairman, as well as Ari Greenburg, WME’s President, to oversee all divisions of the agency, its business priorities and strategic initiatives. Most recently, Limerick was named Head of Business Affairs for Endeavor Client Group. Alongside his new role, Limerick will maintain oversight of the business affairs operations of Endeavor Client Group. He originally came to WME in 2016, serving as Head of Television Business Affairs. Limerick has played a key role in a number of significant deals during his career, specifically in television. Prior to WME, he held the post of EVP and Head of Business Affairs for Warner Bros. Television, which he joined in 2002.
Sony Music U.K. has revealed a new JV with label WeAreBlk. Led by DJ Semtex, Director of Artist Development for Sony, the agreement sees WeAreBlk’s Founders. Anthony “Antz” Robb, Abdikarim “Abdi” Abdille and Aidan Glennon, to sign acts from the hip–hop, U.K. rap, drill, grime, afrobeat, afro swing and R&B genres. The collective will work with DJ Semtex, while reporting to Dipesh Parmar, President of Ministry of Sound.
Spirit Music Group has finalized a global publishing agreement with former Syco label executive, Anya Jones. Jones spent 12 years at Syco which culminated in her serving as Head of A&R. During her time in the label arena, Jones was behind the creative direction of acts such as Little Mix, Ella Henderson, Leona Lewis and Susan Boyle. She has since transitioned to songwriting full–time and has been working with a number of A–list collaborators in the U.S. including Timbaland and Marshmello, as well as TMS, Camille “Kamille” Purcell and Dan Smith of Bastille in the U.K. Having counted three co–writes on the 2018 Little Mix full–length, LM5, Jones has also recently had cuts placed with Tom Grennan, Bebe Rexha, Leona Lewis and Ali Gatie.
Warner Chappell Music has renewed its relationship with David Tao, the leading Chinese Mandopop and R&B artist. Tao’s output to–date includes seven studio albums, including his most recent, Hello Goodbye, which was released in 2013. Additional writer/producer credits for Tao include music for Chinese acts such as A–Mei and Jolin Tsai. Additionally, he is the Founder of the New Song Education program for young musicians. He has garnered six Golden Melody Awards and in 1997, placed himself as the first–ever debut act to receive nominations in five categories at the event. Tao is preparing to perform a charity concert in Taipei on November 27th to generate funds for disabled children and has a new album set for release next year.
TikTok is joining AIM’s Friend of AIM program to form a partnership that connects the social video platform with the AIM community. The Friend of AIM program provides for its members to connect with, support, and do business with the indie music sector in the U.K. Under the agreement, TikTok and AIM have already joined forces on a collection of masterclasses for AIM members and presented to AIM’s digital committee. The initiative will continue throughout the year with TikTok supporting AIM members with best practice resources and expertise as they further engage with the platform for promotion, A&R and artist discovery.
BDi Music has signed pop singer–songwriter AJ Wander to an exclusive worldwide publishing deal. A one–time member of English indie band Tors, Wander released his debut solo single, “Time Out,” globally last week. It’s the first in a series of tracks that will lead up to a debut EP planned for mid–2021, produced by Brad Mair (Dean Lewis, Jamie Cullum, Kygo). Wander is signed to Elevation for recording and management.
Shesaid.so has rolled–out the fourth edition of its Alternative Power 100 Music List which will recognize the resilience and ability to adapt of the music industry in the wake of the ongoing pandemic. Nominations from the community for women and gender minorities in the global music industry are currently open until November 22nd, with honorees set to be revealed December 1st. Supporting the Alternative Power Music List is Native Instruments.
The Canadian performance rights organization, SOCAN, released a 2019 report that stated their total collections increased from C$375 million to C$405.6 million (8.2% growth), pointing to a 37.6% increase in digital royalties. In contrast, their distribution fell 6% resulting from their adoption of new technology to process international and television income. In addition, domestic collections grew from C$296 to C$315.l million while international collections went from C$88.7 to C$90.5 million in 2019. It was also revealed that mechanical royalties totaled C$12 million, up from C$9 million last year. In 2016, SOCAN attempted to expand beyond performance rights collection which was not as successful as anticipated. Part of that strategy was to register an impairment charge of C$41.7 to its subsidiary, Dataclef, which has not influenced distribution. Dataclef includes its acquisitions of Audiam, Musicnet and SODRAC. SOCAN’s strategy moving forward includes the sale of Dataclef assets as well as plans to reduce overhead expense and invest resources into their new technology system for improved matching and processing capabilities.
B2B music streaming and technology specialist, Tuned Global, has tapped Andrew Stess for the newly created role of Head of Sales and Business Development for the USA. Stess will support the company’s growth in the U.S., while reporting to Spiro Arkoudis, Chief Revenue Officer. He will be based in San Francisco. Stess brings with him a broad network of contacts from his time advising on sales, business development, strategy and products for a range of companies across music, consumer electronics and tech, including Audiobridge, Dash Radio, LyricFind and Music Story. He has held CEO roles at AmpliFIND Music Services and MusicIP and was VP of Consumer Electronics at All Media Guide (AMG) and Director of Business Development at Gracenote. Tuned Global’s unique product offering has seen the company sign partnerships across the world, launching innovative executions and B2B services for the likes of Warner Music Group, Universal Music Group, ACX/UFC, Line Music Japan, Pizza Hut/UMGB Malaysia and Samsung Electronics, among others. The hiring of Stess follows the appointment of Mario Forsyth as Head of Business Development for Europe in June.
IN THE SPOTLIGHT: Steve Schnur, Charley Londoño, Randy Spendlove, Alexandra Patsavas, Mia Rodriguez, Sam Riback, Gabz Landman, George Ergatoudis, Ron Laffitte, Max Lousada, Greg Hammer, Mik Christensen and Maik Pallasch.
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. Politics can be unpredictable, sane, insane and down right crazy at times. Click HERE for a collection of jackass political activities from around the world…can’t they all just get along?
A&R WORLDWIDE’S "ARTIST OF THE WEEK"– MATTHEW MOLE
Johannesburg’s Matthew Mole is one of South Africa’s musical treasures. He released his independent EP You Did Well, Kid in 2011 and the following year he won the Converse Get Out Of The Garage Competition where he was awarded a gig at London’s legendary 100 Club and a recording session at the Converse studio in New York City. Also, in 2012 Matthew signed with Just Music and released his sophomore EP, Same Parts, Same Heart. The platinum–selling folk–electric musician released his debut album The Home We Built in 2013, becoming the first South African artist to debut at No.1 on iTunes (South Africa). He has since released a number of singles, albums and EPs including this year’s Honey, I’m Home EP, a three–song release of cover songs and Ghost Live (Universal Music), featuring live recordings of the songs included on 2019’s Ghost; the 11–song album featuring the singles “Let Me,” “Kilimanjaro” and “Keep It Together.” Another track from the Ghost album, “At The Corner,” is one of Matthew’s favorite songs that he has ever written. Listen to “At The Corner” HERE and contact firstname.lastname@example.org for all inquiries regarding Matthew Mole.
A&R WORLDWIDE’S "VIDEO OF THE WEEK" – DOTAN
Multi–Platinum–selling Dutch singer–songwriter Dotan has had an impressive career thus far. His debut album 7 Layers, released in 2014, which he wrote, produced and recorded in his living room, has resulted in a multi–platinum success and led to countless festival performances such as Pinkpop, Sziget, SXSW and Pukkelpop. Dotan has earned over 200 million streams to date, and this year enjoyed a No.1 airplay and No.1 Shazam single in multiple countries, as well as earning over four million Shazam’s to date. He’s accrued over 10 million YouTube views this year with help from the video for “No Words.” The single is part of his Numb EP, where the title track reached No.1 airplay across Europe in the summer and is still Top 100 Global Shazam today, more than 18 months after the original release. “No Words” also enjoyed success in Italy on the radio this summer as the follow–up single to “Numb.” The track was written in Los Angeles by Dotan with close collaborators Neil Ormandy and Martin Wave. Watch the video for “No Words” HERE which is followed by his brand new single “There Will Be A Way,” which was just released on Friday. Dotan remains independent, unsigned for both records and publishing globally. For inquiries on new local label partners in new territories or global conversations contact Matt Johnson at email@example.com.
PASSPORT APPROVED™ PLAYLIST – 11/8/2020
“PASSPORT APPROVED” PLAYLIST FOR Sunday, November 8th, 2020: The weekly import show. Heard on more than 50 radio stations on six continents weekly including: Flux FM Berlin, Germany; JioSaavn (worldwide); Radio Doble Nueve, Lima, Peru; WZRH–FM New Orleans, LA; 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); 96.2 ZFM The Netherlands; WAPS–FM “The Summit.FM” Akron–Canton, OH; WKTL–FM Youngstown, OH; 105.5FM XFM Nairobi, Kenya; PUK–FM Johannesburg, South Africa; Rock 96.5FM Zambia; 897 FM Bratislava, Slovakia; WITH “90.1FM” Ithaca, NY; UCFM 87.8FM Australian Capital Territory, Australia; WRUR 88.5FM Rochester, NY; WCRU–FM Hamilton, NY; KZND Anchorage, AK; KQCJ Quad Cities, IL; Allgauhit–FM Bavaria Germany; Indie Xfm Los Angeles and on The Independent FM (iHeartRadio) in the United States, as well as many others internationally.
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TWO YEAR VACATION – “Django” (Cloud Hills, Sweden)
GIANT ROOKS – “All We Are” (AR Entertainment, Germany)
MIA RODRIGUEZ – “Beautiful & Bittersweet” (City Pop, Australia)
SEA GIRLS – “All I Want To Hear You Say” (Polydor, UK)
ASAF AVIDAN – “900 Days” (Telmavar Records & Polydor/Universal, Germany)
THE RUBENS – “Time Of My Life” (Ivy League Records, Australia)
LAURAN HIBBERD – “Boy Bye” (Unsigned, Isle of Wight)
IAMJJ – “Different Kind Of Blues” (Unsigned, Denmark)
SAM AND SOUNDS – “Addicted To You” (Unsigned, UK)
GOLD MEMBER – “Chilli & Cocoa” (Sureshaker, Australia)
LOVEBREAKERS – “Horizons” (Little Rocket / Sabbath City, UK)
MATTHEW MOLE – “Keep It Together” (Universal Music, South Africa)
SAMSAYA – “Stereotype” (BMG, Scandinavia)
SAAHIL BHARGAVA – “Plug In Baby” (Unsigned, India)
HI FRISCO FT. CHARLOTTE SPIRAL – “Headspin” (SO Recordings, UK)
RICH BEESTON – “Coincidences” (Unsigned, Australia)
THE PALE WHITE – “Take Your Time” (Unsigned, UK)
ALFIE TEMPLEMAN – “Forever Isn’t Long Enough” (Chess Club / AWAL, UK)
MONOWHALES – “All Or Nothing” (TRUE Records, Canada)
OSCAR LANG – “Drinking Wine” (Dirty Hit, UK)
JAMES DEACON – “HERO aka Rich” (Bad Future, South Africa)
COACH PARTY – “Can’t Talk, Won’t” (Unsigned, Isle of Wight)
ADÉLAIDE – “Silent Hope” (Unsigned, Germany)
CATHOLIC GUILT – “A Boutique Affair” (Wiretap Records, Australia)
LEONIDEN – “L.O.V.E.” (Euphorie, Germany)
RED MOON – “Dreamer” (Decca, UK)
VISTAS – “Stranger” (Retrospect Records, Scotland)
AMY LILLEY – “Formidable” (Unsigned, South Africa)
LE JUNK – “Level 3” (Unsigned, UK)
WAITING FOR SMITH – “Lines of Love” (Four One Seven Records, UK)
TREE LINED STREETS – “No Friend Of Mine” (Unsigned, Ireland)
SYCCO – “Dribble” (Future Classic / Wilder, Australia)
(Check out the Passport Approved Radio “Featured Artists” on the daily profile exclusively on AllAccess.com including IAMJJ, Asaf Avidan, The K’s, The Rubens and Gold Member)