WARNER MUSIC FINALIZES DEAL WITH AUDIOMACK –
REFRESHES U.K. BRAND DIVISION
Warner Music has announced a new licensing agreement with artist–first music streaming platform Audiomack, making the record company’s catalog available on the service across Africa, Canada, and Jamaica for the first time. Audiomack, which counts over 16 million monthly active users, will also provide support for Warner Music’s A&R research activities across these territories. Among the key territories covered in this partnership are Canada, Ghana, Jamaica, Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa and Tanzania.
Alfonso Perez Soto, EVP, Eastern Europe, Middle East, and Africa, Warner Music, says, ”This deal is another important step in growing Warner Music’s presence in Africa. Under the new deal, not only will our teams benefit from a range of key A&R, marketing, and data commitments in Africa, but Audiomack will also help support our African artists’ international expansion into the US and western markets. Audiomack is incredibly popular and influential in global youth culture and in the process of breaking new artists worldwide, so I’m excited to see our African artists become part of the platform.”
Dave Macli, CEO of Audiomack, concludes, ”We’re delighted to bring the Warner Music catalog to Audiomack’s millions of listeners across Africa. Audiomack’s goal has always been to provide every artist worldwide with a no–cost platform to launch their careers and connect with new fans. As a result of this deal, African artists on Audiomack who decide to partner with Warner will remain on Audiomack and connected to their earliest supporters.”
Warner Music UK (WMUK) is giving a refresher to its brand partnerships operations with a rebrand to WMX. WMX will serve as the in–house brands team for WMUK, sourcing placements for artists on the rosters of the major’s labels, in addition to acting as a stand–alone creative agency. The new division seeks to connect brands with artists and act as a hub to deliver creative campaigns that resonate with music fans. The WMUK brand partnerships team was first launched in 2004 and since then has worked with brands such as Beats, Clark’s Originals, Levi’s Music Project and Sony Electronics, among others. WMX’s campaigns with Levi’s Music Project and Sony Electronics will continue with other projects currently in the works.
DIGITAL SECTOR RECAP
Spotify continues to build on its podcasting division with the acquisition of Megaphone, an ad and publishing platform in the podcast space. With the deal reported to be worth $235 million, it adds to Spotify’s podcasting portfolio which includes other recent acquisitions such as Gimlet Media. Spotify is setting up to roll–out its Streaming Ad Insertion offering to all podcast publishers on Megaphone marking its first availability to third parties. The technology will allow podcast publishers to provide valuable podcast audiences to advertisers based around confirmed ad impressions. Advertisers will have the ability to tap into Spotify’s Original & Exclusive podcasts, with scalable reach via the Megaphone Targeted Marketplace. Spotify also unveiled a rebranding of its Our Generation playlist with plans to incorporate artist takeovers from Beabadoobee and others. Targeting the Gen Z community, Our Generation rolled–out in 2019 seeking to spotlight new U.K. and Irish talent across all genres. Additionally, Spotify has partnered with music magazine, DIY, for an interview series in which artists will dive into why they chose the tracks to be featured.
Amazon Music revealed last week new Christmas content, counting exclusive Amazon Original Christmas songs from Justin Bieber, Jess Glynne, Mary J. Blige and Carrie Underwood. Alongside the new tracks, Amazon Music listeners have access to stream holiday content from Jamie Cullum, Lennon Stella, for KING & COUNTRY, Arkells, Vanessa Mai and José Feliciano, who is set to release a reimagining of his song “Feliz Navidad.” Amazon Music also announced more Amazon Original songs in the works from Amazon Music Breakthrough artist Kiana Ledé, Lele Pons and Jesse & Joy. Across the month of December, Amazon Music is also rolling–out a new episodic video series under its [Re]Discover initiative. The series will dig into the stories behind some of the season’s most well known songs. The new series will feature never–before–heard details around the works making use of archival footage, animations and interviews with the performers or close members of their circle. Amazon Music also recently announced details for Dolly Parton’s Comin’ Home for Christmas, an exclusive Christmas presentation featuring a performance and Q&A.
Tencent Music Entertainment (TME) Group revealed last week that it has crossed 50 million paying users for its Q3 figures, reaching 51.7 million users. The total marks an increase, year–upon–year, of 46.7% and growth of 4.6 million users in the three month period, it’s highest net increase since 2016. The report also revealed an increase to music subscription revenues of 55% year–upon–year to RMB 1.46 billion as well as growth to total revenues of 16.4%, reaching RMB 7.58 billion. Net profit reached RMB 1.13 billion. An increase was also seen to average revenue per paying user (ARPPU) for online music of 32%, year–on–year.
Sonos has rolled–out its own high–def subscription streaming platform to compliment its speaker portfolio. Sonos Radio HD launches as a more robust, ad–free version of the existing ad–supported radio offering. The new tier will deliver exclusives, genre stations, sleep/relaxation stations, and the ability to skip and repeat. The service is currently available to users in the U.S. and U.K. at $7.99/month following a one month trial, and will make its way to additional territories moving forward. A collaboration with Dolly Parton makes the first major announcement for the platform, launching the Songteller Radio station. Having rolled–out its in–house radio offering in April, Sonos brought together 60,000 stations from partners in the streaming arena such as iHeartRadio, NPR, Napster, TuneIn and Mixcloud, alongside 30 curated genre–based stations, as well as sports, news and local radio via the app. With five new countries added to the platform’s accessibility, it now reaches 16 territories.
Millions of tracks in MQA from Warner Music Group have made their way to Tidal’s Masters catalog including iconic albums from the likes of The Notorious B.I.G., Missy Elliott, LCD Soundsystem, Madonna and others. The partnership between Tidal and MQA guarantees the original sound recording available on Tidal Masters. Tidal has unveiled its Master Edition Artist Radio and Track Radio allowing users to listen to radio stations in the best available quality, containing Masters–only tracks.
PULSE REVEALS JV WITH MIKE DEAN & SIGNS APEX MARTIN
PULSE Music Group has signed a creative JV with Mike Dean, it was announced last week by Josh Abraham and Scott Cutler, Co–CEO’s of PULSE Music Group and Ashley Calhoun, Sr. VP/Head of Creative. The legendary hip–hop producer, who has been in–demand for the past four decades, has recorded and mixed songs for Kanye West, Jay–Z, 2Pac, Beyoncé, Nas, Travis Scott, 2 Chainz, Migos, Kid Cudi, Justin Bieber, Big Sean, Snoop Dogg, John Legend, A$AP Rocky, Madonna, The Weeknd, Young Thug, Christina Aguilera, Kendrick Lamar and others.
Pictured l–r: Front: Gary Marella, CEO, Mono Music Group and Apex Martin. Back: Shannon Choi, A&R Coordinator, PULSE Music Group; Ashley Calhoun, Sr. VP A&R, PULSE Music Group; Josh Abraham, Co–CEO, PULSE Music Group; Mike Dean; and Marisa Pizarro, Sr. VP A&R, Def Jam Recordings.
The first signing to Mike Dean’s JV with PULSE Music Group is Houston prodigy Apex Martin (Kanye West, Ty Dolla $ign, Future, PNB Rock). Apex is also the producer of Smokepurrp’s Deadstar 2. Abraham initially connected with Apex and introduced him to Ashley Calhoun and Shannon Choi (A&R, PULSE) and the deal took shape from there. Apex is managed by Gary Marella at Mono Music Group. PULSE Music’s deal with Apex Martin is a go–forward co–publishing deal.
“I’ve always been a big fan of Mike’s and couldn’t be happier that we finally have an opportunity to work together. I’ve been following Apex’s career for a couple of years and when Gary mentioned to me the idea of working together it made perfect sense that this was meant to be,” said Josh Abraham.
“So happy to start this joint venture with PULSE and Apex,” said Mike Dean. “I’m looking forward to working with the team to push Apex over the top. It’s going to be a fruitful relationship.”
GLOBAL NEWS UPDATES…
Global artist Beyoncé and fitness platform Peloton have finalized a multi–year partnership that encompasses music and pro–social initiatives. Beyoncé is Peloton’s most requested artist from a global user base that counts over 3.6 million members. The launch coincides with the Homecoming season in the U.S., a yearly celebration for students at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), with Beyoncé and Peloton having collaborated for a collection of themed workout experiences to help bring Homecoming to Peloton members through classes across multiple fitness categories. Additionally, the two are presenting two–year Peloton Digital memberships to students at 10 HBCUs, offering access to the complete fitness class library, via the Peloton App, which can be done with or without equipment. The new content is available through the Peloton App as well as with the Peloton Bike, Bike+ and Tread+.
German musician, composer, and producer Nils Frahm, and his long–time manager Felix Grimm, have signed an exclusive global label deal with BMG for their newly–launched production company Leiter. Leiter is the result of a decade of collaboration, joining Frahm and Grimm’s creative activities and experiences. In addition to developing and realizing their own music, Leiter will serve as a platform for new talent and artist collaborations. Leiter will retain full creative control over its output. Frahm and Grimm are currently working on several projects which will be announced and released in 2021. Leiter operates from its Berlin–Kreuzberg headquarters, as well as from its own recording studio located at Funkhaus Berlin, home to Frahm’s archive of instruments and recording equipment. Leiter Studio will share the passion and talent of Frahm’s music production team with rising and internationally acclaimed artists.
A&R Worldwide has learned Jacob Fain, who was until most recently Head of Research/Analytics at Sony/ATV Music, a position he held at the company for a number of years, has departed the publisher. Fain has taken on a new role as Sr. VP A&R/Head of Research & Analytics at Elektra Records and will be based in New York City.
Sony/ATV Music Publishing has promoted Veronica Vaccarezza to Sr. VP, Business Development, Latin America & U.S. Latin. Based in Sony/ATV’s Miami office, she reports directly to Sony/ATV President & CEO, Latin America & U.S. Latin, Jorge Mejia. In her new role, Vaccarezza will be tasked with driving growth through digital and strategic initiatives while working to foster and maintain relationships with regional stakeholders and societies and providing guidance and support in negotiations with key songwriters and clients. Vaccarezza’s industry career began in 1994 at EMI Music Publishing Argentina before she relocated to Miami in 1999 when EMI opened its Latin American regional office. Since then, Vaccarezza has held various roles within the company and has risen through the ranks. In 2011, she was promoted to VP, Strategic and Business Support for EMI Latin America, which represented both publishing and label operations in the region. After Sony’s acquisition of EMI, Vaccarezza joined Sony/ATV Latin America as VP of Business Development, where she worked to expand Sony/ATV’s Latin American presence and digital business.
In Sony/ATV signing news, the publisher has finalized a worldwide publishing administration agreement with songwriter and producer, Jason Evigan. Evigan is widely–known for crafting global hits with artists such as Maroon 5’s “Girls Like You” ft. Cardi B and “What Lovers Do” ft. SZA; Dan + Shay’s new single “I Should Probably Go To Bed;” and Ellie Goulding’s “Hate Me” ft. Juice WRLD. Evigan also co–wrote Dua Lipa’s single “Physical,” Kelly Clarkson’s Platinum single “Heartbeat Song,” and worked on RÜFÜS DU SOL’s critically acclaimed album Solace. As a producer, Evigan quickly rose to prominence with his production of Demi Lovato’s multi–Platinum single “Heart Attack” and Jason Derulo’s top charting, multi–Platinum single “Talk Dirty,” which became a No.1 international hit. He also produced the double–Platinum Nick Jonas single “Chains” and had multiple successes with David Guetta, including the No.1 U.K. singles “Lovers In The Sun” and “Dangerous.” Along with his chart success, Evigan’s music has made its way into several blockbuster films such as Suicide Squad, 50 Shades Darker and The Fate of the Furious. In addition to his career as a songwriter and producer, Evigan and his wife Victoria formed a music duo called Elephant Heart whose music has landed several notable placements.
Sony/ATV has also signed an agreement with SmartStudy, the global entertainment company behind the children’s brand, Pinkfong, to publish their entire catalog of children’s songs, including the globally successful pop culture hit, “Baby Shark.” “Baby Shark” became a breakout sensation after launching on YouTube in November 2015. The video has since garnered 7.1 billion views, becoming YouTube’s most–viewed video in history. The “Baby Shark” single also recorded a 20–week–streak on the Billboard Hot 100 and was recently RIAA Diamond–certified for selling over 11 million records. Due to its success, Pinkfong has expanded the Baby Shark brand into merchandise, games, live musical shows, and an upcoming Nickelodeon animated television series. Pinkfong counts more than 5,000 songs and stories within its library of children’s content, which can be accessed across various platforms including Apple’s App Store, Google Play, YouTube and Amazon Video.
Additionally, A&R Worldwide has learned that Epic Records recording artist, Charm La’Donna, has signed a music publishing deal with Sony/ATV. The deal was negotiated by respected attorney, Bernard Max Resnick, Esq., with Sony/ATV’s Melissa Yermes. Charm is managed by Manny Strawter of Born Leaders Entertainment. Charm was signed to Epic earlier this year by the label’s Chairwoman & CEO, Sylvia Rhone. In addition to her artist and songwriter career, Charm is a well–regarded choreographer. She was featured on the Netflix show Rhythm + Flow as one of the mentors.
Round Hill Music’s Royalty Fund has generated $282 million in its IPO, funds that will be used for a planned acquisitions of catalogs. The total raised fell short of the anticipated $375 million target. The Round Hill fund will seek investment in both songwriter’s copyrights and master rights.
Another acquisition has made its way to the Hipgnosis Songs portfolio as the company has taken on a 50% share in the catalog of Rick James. Hipgnosis’ share encompasses publishing interests, writers’ share, neighbouring rights (SoundExchange) and recorded masters (UMG) share of income in the catalog composed of 97 songs. Released in 1981, the late Grammy–winning songwriter/producer’s album Street Songs spent 78 weeks on the U.S. R&B chart, 20 weeks of which were in the No.1 spot. The full–length counted the global hit “Super Freak,” which has generated more than 100 million streams on Spotify and was sampled for MC Hammer’s No.1, “U Can’t Touch This.”
Following his most recent role as CEO of TikTok, Kevin Mayer has been named to a senior advisor role with Access Industries, the majority owner of Warner Music Group. Mayer had joined TikTok from Walt Disney Co. where he had spent over 20 years. With Access, Mayer will work across strategic media assets, sourcing new opportunities in the media, entertainment and telecom arenas encompassing streaming media, entertainment licensing ventures, and more.
Songwriter, producer, DJ and musician Kevin Fingier has become the latest addition to the Cosmos Music Publishing roster, marking the first Latin American signing for the company. Fingier is one of the Founders of the Buenos Aires Soul Club and has been promoting Northern Soul and Early Reggae in Argentina for over a decade. As a musician and producer, Fingier has worked with reggae legends such as Derrick Harriott, Pat Kelly, The Cimarons and soul singers such as Gerri Granger. After many years as a DJ and promoting the Soul and Mod culture in Argentina, Fingier transitioned his career to producing and recording vintage Soul, Funk, Mod Jazz and R&B records. In order to achieve this he started an in–house band called The Kevin Fingier Collective. In 2019, he released new work with his Argentinian band Los Aggrotones on Acid Jazz Records. Following this, Fingier brought the respected U.S. Northern Soul 60’s singer Gerri Granger out of retirement for the critically acclaimed release, Don’t Wanna Cry No More, which was widely embraced by the international Soul scene. Fingier is currently preparing to release more original music on his own label, now with the added support from Cosmos Music Publishing.
Roc Nation has added widely successful artist Christina Aguilera to their roster. Aguilera had been represented by Irving Azoff since 2000 following a lawsuit filed for breach of fiduciary duty against her previous manager, Steve Kurtz.
Young Poet Records, the indie label launched by acclaimed producer and songwriter Hugh Worskett, and A&R veteran Will Frank, has announced the completion of the first phase of its new fundraising round. The London–based label focuses on building long–term artist careers and counts Emma McGrath, Carmody, WOOZE and Conor Albert among its roster. Following a period of artist development and commercial success since its formation in 2018, Young Poet has attracted significant funding from a range of investors since lockdown began under the government supported SEIS and EIS Schemes and is looking to complete phase two of its fundraising strategy by the beginning of 2021. Young Poet Records, which has its own recording studio at The Dairy in Brixton, seeks to attract more established artists to the label now that enhanced infrastructure and resources are in place. The investment coincides with the formation of a new advisory group for the label including members Guy Garvey (lead singer of Elbow and BBC 6 Music Presenter); celebrated songwriter (and recent Ivor Novello recipient) Jamie Hartman; and Managing Director of M&C Saatchi, Tom Firth.
Believe Australia has announced a new global label distribution deal with emerging Sydney–based indie, Double Drummer Recordings. Originally launching in 2016 as a publishing and artist development house, Double Drummer quickly grew to encompass label services and boutique management. Led by a father/son team, Tim and Edward Prescott, the label has built a roster of Australian recording artists with a focus on outstanding singer/songwriters including popular Melbourne act Cousin Tony’s Brand New Firebird, rising Cairns star Greta Stanley, Sydney indie troubadour Dominic Breen, Brisbane indie–pop act Fresco Kyoto, and the cinematic electro–pop of Dust Of Us. Several new signings are forthcoming and will be announced shortly. The Believe relationship will enable Double Drummer to develop impactful local and international marketing campaigns, complemented by promotional support and a committed worldwide digital distribution team.
Gurrumul, the celebrated late Australian Indigenous artist, is set to have his complete works released as a result of a deal finalized between Decca Australia, Skinnyfish Music and Mark Grose, Managing Director of the Darwin–based label, as well as the label’s Creative Director and Gurrumul’s longtime music collaborator, Michael Hohnen. The releases will include limited edition colored vinyl, a boxed set of Gurrumul’s complete works, collaborations with vocal, electronic and instrumental artists, and an orchestral album. The chart–topping and award–winning artist was known as one of the greatest talents from Australia when he passed away at the age of 46 in 2017.
Sentric Music Group has signed Don Broco to an exclusive songwriting agreement that covers future works. The British rock band released their debut album, Priorities, in 2012, with follow–up, Automatic (2015), Top 10 hit in the U.K., peaking at No.6. Their latest LP, Technology (2018), made it to No.5. On top of the chart success for the three albums, the band have also played and sold out some of the country’s most iconic venues, including both London’s Alexandra Palace and Wembley Arena. They’ve also had live success in North America, selling out their debut U.S. headline tour in October 2019.
Music Venue Trust (MVT) has announced #savethe30, a new phase of its successful #saveourvenues campaign, which will be focused on securing the future of 30 venues who have been deemed ineligible to receive funding from the recent government backed Cultural Recovery Fund. This new “Traffic Light” campaign will highlight venues considered safe until March 31st (Green – 353 venues), those at risk of closure between now and March 31st without additional support (Amber – 273 venues) and those at imminent danger of permanent closure (Red – 30 venues). There are also a number of venues who have to date proved difficult to contact or have not responded. A range of targeted activity under the #saveourvenues banner has been announced, based around a combined effort by audiences, local communities, local councils and the creative community to prevent the permanent closure of these remaining venues. A new crowdfunding initiative powered by Crowdfunder has also launched for the 30 venues in most immediate need. As part of these crowdfunding efforts there will also be a new range of merchandise exclusively available to support this campaign and available for delivery by Christmas. Every item bought directly supports a venue, with MVT paying the costs of printing, packing and delivery. For more information on donating, click HERE.
As a result of the COVID–19 pandemic, Sound City Korea 2020 will go digital, broadcasting globally for free via the Guest House video platform and Facebook Live on November 27th. Sound City Korea is a leading program for musicians and industry professionals, based in England, with a view to creating opportunities in South Korea. Sound City is supported by Arts Council England and CAPLL Ltd. to run the program. With 2020 marking its 6th edition, the event’s first five years has supported 100 musicians and industry professionals to attend two leading Korean festivals, Zandari Festal and MUCON. Sound City is also working with FOCUS Wales this year, the annual showcase festival that has also had its own showcase of Welsh artists at Zandari Festa over the past five years and with the BPI and the U.K.’s Department of International Trade.
PR firm Shore Fire Media has added Jennifer Valentin as Sr. Account Executive. Valentin previously served as head of Publicity for independent record label VP Records. Valentin reports to Sr. VP Matt Hanks in Shore Fire’s Brooklyn office. At VP Records, Valentin led many notable publicity campaigns for acts such as Estelle, Busy Signal, Jah Cure, Beres Hammond, Christopher Martin, Romain Virgo and others. Prior to her three year tenure at VP, Valentin was the publicist for Al Jazeera America and International Business Times, which at the time included International Business Times, Newsweek Magazine, Fashion Times, Medical Daily, Latin Times and more.
IN THE SPOTLIGHT: Tamzene, Rachel Levy, Dougie Bruce, Mike Daley, Vikram Mehra, Marian Wolf, Wendy Goldstein, Nick Raphael, David Wolter, Mark Beaven, Lucy Dickins, Michael Taylor, Neil Warnock, Jason Flom, Reynold D’Silva and Jacqueline Saturn.
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. The holiday season is upon us and Thanksgiving in the U.S. is right around the corner. Click HERE for a fine collection of jackass moments that you can gobble up in a few mental bites!
A&R WORLDWIDE’S "ARTIST OF THE WEEK"– ANE BRUN
Songwriter, guitarist and vocalist Ane Brun began her career two decades ago and has since released a number of successful albums with two of them earning double Platinum status, one reaching Platinum status and two accruing Gold status, all in her Norway. In addition to her recording career, she also runs her own record label, Balloon Ranger Recordings. In 2016, her father had passed away and she was deeply affected and unable to use her songwriting as an outlet for quite some time. Last year, during a three–week cabin stay in the Norwegian mountains, she found that inspiration to write her new album After The Great Storm (Balloon Ranger Recordings), and the next record, How Beauty Holds The Hand Of Sorry, due later this month. Her latest single “Crumbs” is about people getting involved with someone who’s already in a relationship; we end up eating the crumbs of a potential relationship, leaving us emotionally starving. Listen to the brilliant track “Crumbs” by Ane Brun HERE and contact Mikael Gustavsson at firstname.lastname@example.org for all inquiries.
A&R WORLDWIDE’S "VIDEO OF THE WEEK" – MIA RODRIGUEZ
Mia Rodriguez, the 18–year–old bonafide TikTok star, is part of the new generation of pop stars who truly understands their audience. TikTok, Instagram and YouTube act as her playground and over several years, she has engaged fans from around the world with a combination of cover songs and short, sharp video clips which reflect her unique, occasionally dark humor and personal style. Her first studio recordings have made an impact this year, making way for an even bigger year in 2021. The songs reflect her ambition to make quirky, dark pop, and show off a melodic sensitivity and maturity that she has been quietly cultivating for years. Mia caught the attention of the teams at Chugg Music and City Pop Records, who signed Mia for management and recordings respectively. Her current single, “Beautiful & Bittersweet” has reached No.1 Most Played at triple j (Australia), as did her previous single, “Psycho.” Mia was also an Unearthed Artist of the Year Nominee this year on triple j and has earned an outstanding 2.6 million combined on her social connections. Her music has earned 6.5 million streams on Spotify, 7.2 million combined streams on YouTube, 1.2 million combined streams on SoundCloud and nearing 1 million combined plays at Apple Music. Discover this emerging superstar and enjoy her visual for “Beautiful & Bittersweet” HERE, and contact Andrew Stone at email@example.com for all inquiries.
PASSPORT APPROVED™ PLAYLIST – 11/15/2020
“PASSPORT APPROVED” PLAYLIST FOR Sunday, November 15th, 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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MELLAH – “Hitchin” (Columbia Records, UK)
MIA RODRIGUEZ – “Beautiful & Bittersweet” (City Pop, Australia)
GIANT ROOKS – “All We Are” (AR Entertainment, Germany)
CRYSTAL TIDES – “Courtney Love” (Unsigned, UK)
BOY DESTROY – “Warpaint” (Bud Fox, Sweden)
TWO YEAR VACATION – “Django” (Cloud Hills, Sweden)
COACH PARTY – “Can’t Talk, Won’t” (Unsigned, Isle of Wight)
TEMPESST – “Must Be A Dream” (Pony Recordings, UK)
SAM AND SOUNDS – “Addicted To You” (Unsigned, UK)
CRUCCHI GANG – “La La La io non ti amo non mi ami Aha Aha Aha” (Universal, Germany)
LAURAN HIBBERD – “Boy Bye” (Unsigned, Isle of Wight)
IAMJJ – “Different Kind Of Blues” (Unsigned, Denmark)
GOLD MEMBER – “Chilli & Cocoa” (Sureshaker, Australia)
HOCKEY DAD – “Germaphobe” (Farmer & The Owl / BMG, Australia)
RICH BEESTON – “Coincidences” (Unsigned, Australia)
TREE LINED STREETS – “No Friend Of Mine” (Unsigned, Ireland)
SEA GIRLS – “All I Want To Hear You Say” (Polydor, UK)
MATTHEW MOLE – “Keep It Together” (Universal Music, South Africa)
SAMSAYA – “Stereotype” (BMG, Scandinavia)
TOM LUMLEY & THE BRAVE LIAISON – “Better Than This” (Fort Records, UK)
ASAF AVIDAN – “900 Days” (Telmavar Records & Polydor/Universal, Germany)
THE PALE WHITE – “Take Your Time” (Unsigned, UK)
MONOWHALES – “All Or Nothing” (TRUE Records, Canada)
ADÉLAIDE – “Silent Hope” (Unsigned, Germany)
CATHOLIC GUILT – “A Boutique Affair” (Wiretap Records, Australia)
RED MOON – “Dreamer” (Decca, UK)
LOVEBREAKERS – “Horizons” (Little Rocket / Sabbath City, UK)
AMY LILLEY – “Formidable” (Unsigned, South Africa)
OSCAR LANG – “Drinking Wine” (Dirty Hit, UK)
SAAHIL BHARGAVA – “Plug In Baby” (Unsigned, India)
WAITING FOR SMITH – “Lines of Love” (Four One Seven Records, UK)
ESTATES – “Sleepless” (Some Great Records, UK)
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