UNIVERSAL MUSIC GROUP AND AEROSMITH
UNVEIL HISTORICAL STRATEGIC GLOBAL ALLIANCE
Aerosmith, the best-selling American hard rock band of all time, and Universal Music Group (UMG), announced today a new expansive worldwide alliance spanning the iconic group’s entire discography, merchandise and audio-video projects, that marks the beginning of a new era in the band’s celebrated and illustrious career.
For the first time, all of Aerosmith’s iconic recordings will be unified in one place ahead of the bands upcoming 50th Anniversary, through a new multifaceted partnership with UMG. In addition to supporting the band’s consolidated catalog, this partnership will also make use of unprecedented access to the storied “Vindaloo Vaults” and personal archives of band members Steven Tyler, Joe Perry, Tom Hamilton, Joey Kramer and Brad Whitford, who will actively help curate their collections of music, photos, video footage, artwork, journals, set lists and memorabilia. Future releases will offer fans access to never-before seen and heard content from the band.
Since Aerosmith’s founding 50 years ago, the group has gone on to sell more than 150 million albums around the world. The band has broken numerous boundaries, including becoming the first rock band with a massive commercially successful hip-hop collaboration with Run DMC on “Walk This Way” and the first hard rock band to appear during a Super Bowl halftime show with their 2001 performance, and in 1999, Aerosmith became the first band to have their own themed attraction at Disney World in Florida, and later Paris with the launch of the Rock ‘N’ Roller coaster starring Aerosmith.
Inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2001, Aerosmith is tied for the most RIAA album certifications by an American group with 25 Gold, 18 Platinum, 12 multi-Platinum and one diamond. As the band was founded in Boston in 1970, April 13 has been declared “Aerosmith Day” in Massachusetts by former Governor William Weld.
UMG will also be the home of future music projects, as well as work with the band to develop, produce and distribute new film, television and other audio-visual content projects celebrating Aerosmith’s history and significant cultural impact. The partnership expects to announce details of those new music and audio-visual projects shortly. UMG will work hand in hand with the band to continue to introduce Aerosmith and their rich musical legacy to new generations of fans around the world.
EMELI SANDÉ SIGNS WORLDWIDE DEAL
WITH CHRYSALIS RECORDS
Emeli Sandé has signed a global record deal with the iconic Chrysalis Records, as the label continues to grow its roster of artists since relaunching as a frontline label in February 2020.
Emeli’s debut album Our Version of Events spent ten weeks at No.1 on the U.K. album charts and became the best-selling U.K. album of 2012. Heaven which married her soaring vocal with gospel and breakbeat reached No. 2 in the U.K. singles chart. In 2016, she released Long Live the Angels, which reached No. 2 on the U.K. album chart and her last album Real Life release in 2019, went Top 10.
Pictured (L-R) are Tim Parry (Big Life Management), Jeremy Lascelles (CEO, Chrysalis Records), Emeli Sandé and Kat Kennedy (Big Life Management).
Emeli stated, “I am thrilled by my new partnership with the legendary Chrysalis Records! I have been inspired by many of the artists on their impressive catalogue. I’m very proud to now be a part of this legacy. The unreserved belief and respect they have shown to me and my music gives me great faith that this is the perfect home for my fourth album.”
Jeremy Lascelles, CEO Chrysalis Records added, “Emeli’s arrival on the music scene ten years ago felt like a breath of fresh air, and like many people I was blown away by her voice and musicality. What a thrill it is that she has chosen Chrysalis Records as the label to release her next record. I genuinely feel that she has come up with a body of work that is the best of her career so far. I can’t wait for the world to hear this great music.”
Sandé has collaborated with a huge range of artists including David Guetta, Rudimental, Ghetts, Giggs, Bugzy Malone, Chip, Labrinth and Naughty Boy. She received the Critics’ Choice Award in 2012 at the BRITS, and that same year she performed both at the Opening and Closing ceremonies at the London Olympics including the memorable version of the hymn Abide With Me. In 2013 she won two more Brits for “Best British Female Solo Artist” and “British Album of the Year.” She was again honoured in 2017 winning the BRIT Award for “Best British Female Solo Artist.”
CAPITOL MUSIC GROUP PROMOTES KIERAN THURGOOD
TO SR. VICE PRESIDENT GLOBAL MARKETING
Kieran Thurgood has been promoted to Sr. Vice President of Global Marketing for Capitol Music Group (CMG) and will be based out of the company’s iconic Capitol Tower in Hollywood. The announcement was made last week by Larry Mattera, General Manager & Executive Vice President, CMG to whom Thurgood reports.
In his elevated position, Thurgood will lead the label group’s international department, overseeing global marketing and promotion strategy for all artists spanning CMG’s portfolio of labels including Capitol, Blue Note, Capitol Christian Music Group and Virgin Music Label & Artist Services. Thurgood will also continue to oversee global strategy for Motown Records and Quality Control Music, whose roster of artists includes Lil Baby, Migos, Lil Yachty, City Girls, Ne-Yo, Erykah Badu, Bankroll Freddie and Tiana Major9. Prior to his promotion, Thurgood was Vice President of International Marketing for the label group, having held that position since 2017.
He joined CMG in 2013 as Director of International Marketing and has since overseen hugely successful global campaigns for Halsey, Katy Perry, Paul McCartney, Niall Horan, Calum Scott, Migos, Lil Baby, Troye Sivan, Maggie Rogers, Fletcher, Ne-Yo, Mary J. Blige, Banks, Alesso, Beck, Norah Jones, Avenged Sevenfold, NF and many others.
The highly regarded executive has also overseen global strategy for pop superstar Katy Perry since the release of her 2013 multi-Platinum album Prism, was instrumental in the doubling overseas sales of hip-hop powerhouse Migos over the last 18 months and credited with expanding the international footprint of Apple Music’s “Artist Of The Year,” Lil Baby.
Prior to joining CMG, Kieran spent ten years in London, holding various domestic and international marketing positions at Columbia Records U.K., Sony Music U.K. and Decca Records. While in the U.K., he worked on projects for numerous artists, including Bob Dylan, Foo Fighters, Kings Of Leon, Kesha, AC/DC, Michael Jackson, Andrea Bocelli, The Lumineers, Rod Stewart, Sting and Robert Plant.
GLOBAL NEWS UPDATES…
GOING INTO ORBIT: Sentric Music Group has signed William Orbit to an exclusive administration agreement. The iconic Orbit has sold 200 million recordings worldwide across his own catalogue of work, his production and songwriting career. He’s written and produced for superstar acts over the past three decades including Madonna, Blur, All Saints, No Doubt, P!nk, Robbie Williams, Katie Melua and Britney Spears. His discography of original works includes the 1999 studio album Pieces In A Modern Style, which peaked at No.2 in the U.K. Orbit has earned three GRAMMY Awards and four GRAMMY nominations, as well as being a Golden Globe nominee. He has won an Ivor Novello and multiple other music industry awards.The agreement with Sentric covers key works from Orbit’s catalogue as well as future works including a new album that will be released early next year.
IN THE STUDIO: Renowned Scottish singer, songwriter and producer David Sneddon who is managed by London, England-based 365 Artists continues to be an in-demand commodity as he jet-sets between the U.K., mainland Europe and Scandinavia. Sneddon is currently working on the new single from British band The Wanted as well as new music from multi-Platinum selling DJ, artist, songwriter and fellow Scotsman Calvin Harris. In addition, the talented creative is also collaborating with Kaleidoscope and a number of other acts. Sneddon’s impressive career has seen him work with the likes of Lana Del Rey, Hurts, Newton Faulkner, James Bay, Pixie Lott, Shane Filan, Sam Smith, Van Velzen, David Archuleta, Greyson Chance, Courteeners, The Vamps, Ollie Murs, Nicole Scherzinger and many others.
HAVING A ROTTEN DAY: John Lydon (aka Johnny Rotten) has lost his court battle with his former Sex Pistols bandmates over the use of the iconic punk group’s music in a new TV drama. Today, a British High Court judge ruled in favor of the Sex Pistols’ being included in a new six-part series based on a memoir written in 2016 by the band’s guitarist Steve Jones, which is being directed by well-known filmmaker Danny Boyle. Sex Pistols drummer Paul Cook and Steve Jones had sued Lydon in order to be able to use songs from the band’s catalogue for the new TV drama, which is being produced by Disney and will broadcast on the FX channel. Lydon had argued that the series, which is called “Pistol” portrays him in an “unflattering and hostile light.” The judge had ruled that a majority of the Sex Pistols bandmates can overrule any individual member’s veto on a licensing proposal.
UPTOWN AND DOWNTOWN: Justin Kalifowitz, who established Downtown Music Holdings and has served as the company’s CEO for 14 years is stepping down to the role of Executive Chairman at the end of the month. Kalifowitz will be proceeded by Andrew Bergman who previously oversaw Downtown’s M&A integrations and operations, which consisted of over 500 global employees. Bergman has been with Downtown for the past 14 years, where he consulted as legal counsel until formally joining the company in 2008. Kalifowitz will remain with Downtown and will lead its board on strategic development and future growth opportunities.
OVER THE MOON: Moonbug Entertainment, an award-winning global entertainment company behind some of the world’s most popular kids’ titles and Universal Music Group (UMG), have unveiled an exclusive global partnership. Under the terms of the agreement, UMG will provide worldwide distribution, publishing and licensing for the Moonbug Music label and its hugely popular kids and family music catalogs, including CoComelon, Little Baby Bum & Blippi, which currently generate more than 150 million monthly streams across Moonbug brands. The multi-year partnership will see the companies work closely together to reach new audiences globally, explore new opportunities to improve the accessibility of kids music for parents as well as infants, toddlers and other key learning phases through optimization of voice-activated technology and in-home devices, playlisting and other innovations. UMG will also work closely with Moonbug to maximize the impact of its catalog through sync and licensing for its hugely popular IP, through Universal Music Publishing (UMPG) worldwide.
TECHO-HOUSE MAJOR LABEL SIGNING: EMI Music Australia has signed the tech-house collective Choomba, which consists of cousins Tim and Christian Benson. The duo first garnered a name for themselves in 2019 with the release of their debut EP titled, Choomdoomskins, which racked-up chart success on the EDM distribution platform Beatport. Subsequently, the duo has also scored strong support on Triple J Australia with their singles “Say It” and “Lah Luh,” which also secured strong support across Australian community dance radio eco-systems. Mark Holland, General Manager / A&R, EMI Australia rates Choomba as one Australia’s most prominent up-and-coming electronic acts of the decade.
GETTING HIS A&R DEW PROCESS: Australian-based Dew Process Publishing has announced the signing of local 22-year-old producer and beatmaker Nuxe to an exclusive, global publishing agreement. Already sitting comfortably in the heart of the global lofi movement, Nuxe has been busy making a name for himself globally His collaborations with the
multi-Platinum-artist Powfu, SadBoyProlific, Snøw, Sarcastic Sounds and most recently Rxseboy have garnered him international attention. Nuxe’s affinity for rap production has also seen him producing for US’s Drex Carter and Henry AZ. Nuxe started out as a bedroom EDM producer but has quickly risen to broader international music heights.
UPWARD TRAJECTORY AT CONCORD: Kayle Kiener, Sr. Director, Artists Royalties, Concord has been promoted to Vice President, Music Royalties. Kiener is based at Concord’s Nashville offices where he will report to Jeff Van Driel, GM, Global Administration, Concord. Kiener cut his teeth in the music industry back in 2012 at Naxos of America in the global royalty department and worked his way to product manager of business intelligence. He then moved to senior management for Warner Music Group’s royalty department where increased their administrative efficiencies. Kiener says he looks forward to managing Concord’s vast catalogue and building off their team’s momentum.
ROYALTIES & COLLECTIONS: US-based Performing Rights Organization (PRO) SESAC has acquired a majority controlling stake in Audiam, which is an interactive streaming mechanical royalty collection agency owned by the Society of Composers, Authors and Music Publishers of Canada (SOCAN), which is a performance rights organization that represents the performing rights of more than 135,000 songwriters, composers and music publishers. Financial details of the acquisition were not unveiled; however, the deal is expected to have been quite significant given that Audiam has stated previously that it collected well over $120 million (USD) in the first four years since it first sold to SOCAN in 2016. Audiaum was founded by digital music trailblazer Jeff Price, who is also the founder of TuneCore. Price has spoken publicly about his displeasure of the transaction, stating that it eliminates competition for the Harry Fox Agency.
NEW SIGNING AT WARNER CHAPPELL: London, England-based female producer and creative CeeBeaats has inked a worldwide publishing deal with Warner Chappell Music with the support of Shani Gonzales, Managing Director, Warner Chappell Music UK & Head of Int’l A&R Warner Chappell Music, and Amber Davis, Head of A&R, Warner Chappell Music UK. The 18-year-old CeeBeaats is just one of a handful of female producers in the UK hip-hop scene and is quickly making a name for herself for her work with Miss La Familia, TSB, Digga D, AJ Tracey amongst others. CeeBeaats co-produced the single, “Woi” by Digga D, which has racked-up over 40 million streams on Spotify and more than 19 million views on YouTube. Last year, CeeBeaats was included in GUAP magazine as a 30 Under 30 Black Creatives & Professionals list and recently produced a song for the consumer brand Ellesse’s Spring/Summer ad campaign.
JOINING THE BOARD: Endeavor Group Holdings (EGH), which is the parent company of WME Entertainment, has announced the appointment of Jackie Reses, CEO, Post House Capital, and a veteran technology and media executive to its board. During her extensive career Reses has held high-profile positions including Executive Chair at Square (a financial services company), Chief Development Officer, Technology, Yahoo! and also served on the board of the Chinese multinational conglomerate Alibaba Group. Currently, Reses is Chair of the Economic Advisory Council of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, and on the board of Affirm Holdings, TaskUs, Pershing Square Tontine Holdings and ContextLogic. EGH currently has a board that includes Elon Musk, CEO, Tesla; Egon Durban, co-CEO, Silver Lake; Patrick Whitesell, Executive Chairman, Endeavor and a handful of others.
SIGNING AN ICON FROM BRAZIL: Brazilian GRAMMY award-winning singer/songwriter Gilberto Gil has signed a global publishing agreement with Sony Music Publishing. The two-time GRAMMY winner has an esteemed career that spans over 60 years, whereas he has sold millions of records worldwide. Gil is known for his influence of the 1960’s Tropicalia sound, which is a melting pot of many different styles from Brazil and around the world. He is not only a legendary artist, but a political and social activist dating back to the early 2000’s where he presided as Brazil’s Minister of Culture. Gil’s multi-faceted abilities from music to social issues is unrivaled, making him one of South America’s most influential talents.
GETTING MORE EXCELERATION: Exceleration Music, which is a partnership of global music industry leaders who invest in the future of independent music labels and artists has appointed Darin Soler as its Head of Global Marketing & Commercial Partnerships. Serving previously in senior roles at YouTube, Sony Music Entertainment and Apple, Soler will manage global awareness and engagement for artists, labels and DSPs. Soler will join additional Exceleration Music new hires which includes Donna Feeley, Head of Accounting and Business Administration (she’ll also lead the company’s administration and HR departments); Andy Kman, Head of Physical Operations, as well as Larissa Woss, Digital Operations Manager. Woss will work under Exceleration’s Head of Data Strategy & Digital Operations, Exceleration currently has strategic relationships with Alligator Records, Candid Records and the Ray Charles Foundation.
PASSING THE TORCH: Last week, Bernd Dopp, Chairman & CEO, Warner Music Central Europe, announced that effective October 1st, 2021, he would be passing on the leadership of the company to Co-Presidents Doreen Schimk, Managing Director, Media & Brands, and Fabian Drebes, Managing Director, International. Warner Music will be the first major label in Germany to be headed by a dual leadership. Dopp has enjoyed longstanding success at Warner Music Central Europe. This leadership transition is happening as the company celebrates its best ever year in terms of financial results, despite the headwinds of the pandemic. Bernd has been a hugely influential figure in the German music industry over the decades. He’s the longest serving member of the BVMI (German IFPI) board and known for his strong commitment to artists and rights holders. He also transformed Warner Music Central Europe’s business model, bringing it through the digital transition to become a huge success in today’s music market. His life’s work in the business remains unparalleled. Artists who garnered outstanding success in Germany with his support included Neil Young, Lou Reed, Tracy Chapman, Phil Collins, Madonna, Prince, Enya, Udo Lindenberg, Beatsteaks, Linkin Park, Janelle Monáe, Bruno Mars, Robin Schulz, Cardi B, Ed Sheeran and many others. He will continue to be involved with the company beyond October, acting as a senior consultant.
SAILING INTO NEW SEAS: Music of The Sea, one the world’s largest black-owned sync publishing catalogs, has announced a partnership with MTV Entertainment Group to provide its content creators access to thousands of songs from its catalog. Artists placed within MTV programming will receive revenue from upfront sync placement fees and backend royalties. Music of the Sea represents over 2500 artists and 200,000 songs and cues in its catalog, from genres across Soul, R&B, Hip Hop, Rock, Jazz, Pop, Country, to vintage music from the seventies. The company has a partnership with Music World Entertainment, who represent Chaka Khan, Kool & The Gang, Solange Knowles, Earth Wind & Fire, The O’Jays, Rick James and others. Its current roster includes Hip Hop legends Roxanne Shante, Big Daddy Kane, MC Lyte, Positive K, and Sadat X. The company is overseen by Eddie Caldwell, Founder & CEO, Music of The Sea.
TUNING IN TO HER CORE: Independent global digital music distributor TuneCore has announced the appointment of Sarah Wilson as Head of TuneCore UK, where she’ll also have additional oversight of Australasia (Australia, New Zealand) and Ireland. Sarah was previously VP International, Universal Music UK and worked at Sony Music Entertainment’s The Orchard in their artist services division. Prior to working for multinational organizations, Sarah had spent 13 years at leading independent music company Beggars Group in London. She’ll continue to be based in London and will report to Faryal Khan-Thompson, VP, International, TuneCore. During the past 12 months, TuneCore has expanded its operations from seven countries to 14 and now operates across four continents, as it aims to compete in the rapidly evolving and global music distribution eco-system.
A MEGA COMPOSER AWARD: The Marvin Hamlisch International Music Awards, which recognizes and enables the next generation of diverse music composition talent has announced its return in 2022. The 2021 virtual international awards attracted 500 applicants from more than 50 countries with celebrities Quincy Jones, Barbra Streisand, Johnny Mathis, Idina Menzel, Sir Howard Stringer, Maria Friedman, Lucie Arnaz and Melissa Manchester presenting the awards. The 2022 Marvin Hamlisch International Music Awards is now open for registration and has expanded its competition categories to enable musicians to apply within many genres. All composers from around the world are eligible to compete online now for the 2022 Marvin Hamlisch International Music Awards. Registration is open now through April 29, 2022 and all detailed information can be found HERE.
A&R WORLDWIDE — “EXPOSED”
Each week, A&R Worldwide’s newsletter goes back in time with memorable and defining moments in our 20+ year history. However, we’d also like to share your key and prolific images that have yet to be “exposed.” Click HERE to submit your photo to our team for potential exposure!
WARMING UP THE EVENING: Enjoying the music and vibes at MUSEXPO 2019 in Los Angeles were (L-R): Joe Arnold (Vice President, A&R Worldwide) with Chris Martin from Coldplay who made an appearance during the opening reception of the annual global music industry conference and showcase event.
IN THE SPOTLIGHT: Phil Quartararo, Adina Friedman, David Wolter, Aaron Rosenburg, Paresh Ghelani, Tim Ingham, Mark Sutherland, Bekki Newton, Deville Schober, Geoff Meall, Ryan Press, Tyler Bacon, Evelyn Sieber, Jim McKinnon, Daniel Glass, Julissa “Trophy” Bartholomew and Howard Benson.
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 lives. Humans can certainly be jackasses on a regular occasion; however, animals can also have their “moments” too. Click HERE for a selection of claw-biting and woof making jackass moments by dogs from around the world!
A&R WORLDWIDE’S "ARTIST OF THE WEEK"– VISTAS
Indie trio Vistas released their debut album Everything Changes In The End last year and it quickly made an impact; earning global airplay and praise from a number of influential online music outlets. This week the Scottish outfit unleash their sophomore album, What Were You Hoping To Find? (Believe). The collection of new songs delve deeper into the three-piece’s songwriting process, taking things into even bigger and new territories, while keeping the optimistic Vistas charm that has made them one of the UK’s most loved indie bands. The group will take their new material directly to the fans next month with live dates throughout the UK, including massive shows at London’s Heaven and two nights at Glasgow’s Barrowlands. Listen to their single “Dayglow” HERE
and contact Jamie Spencer at firstname.lastname@example.org for additional information on Vistas and all inquiries.
A&R WORLDWIDE’S "VIDEO OF THE WEEK" – TONY JUNIOR
One of the most recognizable artists in dance music today is Tony Junior. He has collaborated with Tiesto, Steve Aoki, Nervo, Kura and DVBBS, while releasing non-stop music through the world’s most respected labels, including as Spinnin, Dim Mik, Musical Freedom, Maxximize and Smash The House. Tony bas built up a large social media following, having over 90,000 subscribers on his YouTube page and earns thousands of likes and views on Instagram. In 2020, while touring wasn’t possible for most of the year, Tony continued to release singles such as “Fire It Up” which reached over 2 million Spotify streams. He started out 2021 with a tour of 11 sold-out shows in Omni Taipei and Alta Taichung on New Year’s Eve and released the single “Inception.” He recently collaborated with Worldwide Fresh and Rachel West for the single “Kruel.” The sexy dance and reggae-influenced track contains irresistible vocals with both radio and party appeal, which adds production by Avedon (Justin Timberlake, Chris Brown, Megan Thee Stallion) and hit collective Kris Kross Amsterdam (Connor Maynard, Cheatcodes, A Boogie wit da Hoodie). Watch the video for “Kruel” HERE as Tony Junior singlehandedly extends the summer with this track, and contact Bo de Raaff at Bo.deRaaff@ctm.nl for all inquiries.
PASSPORT APPROVED™ PLAYLIST – 8/22/2021
“PASSPORT APPROVED” PLAYLIST FOR Sunday, August 22nd, 2021: 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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PARIS YOUTH FOUNDATION – “Tired of Loving You’” (Unsigned, UK)
REST FOR THE WICKED – “Bones” (EMI, Australia)
FINN ASKEW – “Paranoia” (Polydor, UK)
SLIDE – “Hello Spirit” (Unsigned, Sweden)
YEP MAY YEP – “Beautiful Girl” (Unsigned, Thailand)
PAPER IDOL – “Seen This All Before” (Unsigned, N. America)
OSCAR LANG – “21st Century Hobby” (Dirty Hit, UK)
IAMJJ – “Different Kind Of Blues” Feat. BAKER GRACE (Mermaid Records, Denmark)
LOTTERY WINNERS – “Times Are Changing” (Modern Sky, UK)
SAHARA BECK – “Crave Me” (Unsigned, Australia)
FRYARS – “Moscow” Feat. RAE MORRIS (Fiction, UK)
DUDE SAFARI – “Big Worse” (Unsigned, UK)
ADÉLAIDE – “Paintings In The Sky” (Unsigned, France)
VILE ASSEMBLY – “Division Of Labour” (Unsigned, UK)
FRIEDBERG – “Yeah” (Marathon Artists, UK)
WAITING FOR SMITH – “Hopelessness of Love” (Four One Seven Records, UK)
STEREOTIDE – “Everybody Wants To Rule The World” (Unsigned, Germany)
TRIBE FRIDAY – “Drugs X Boys X Drugs” (Unsigned, Sweden)
MUKS – “Falling’” (Unsigned, India)
INHALER – “It Won’t Always Be Like This” (Polydor/UMG, Ireland)
WET LEG – “Chaise Lounge” (Domino, UK)
TIM SCHOU – “Mad Love” Feat. SOWFY (Iceberg Records, Denmark)
VISTAS – “Dayglow” (Unsigned, UK)
HOLYOAK – “Sit Tight” (Unsigned, Germany)
CASSIA – “Slow” (BMG, UK)
LEONIDEN – “Dice” (Euphorie/UMG, Germany)
ALLDAY – “Stolen Cars” (Teamtrick, Australia)
EMMI KING – “Time Flies” (Unsigned, Germany)
UNO MAS – “Glue” (Unsigned, UK)
DANNY BALDURSSON – “Tears” (Unsigned, Faroe Islands)
DED RABBIT – “All Fired Up” (Unsigned, Scotland)
DOTAN – “Mercy” (7 Layer, Holland)
7 DAYS IN ALASKA – “Hurts Like Bullets” (Gain/Fift Island/Sony Music, Norway)
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