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Scott Cutler and Josh Abraham, co-CEOs of PULSE Music Group, recently announced the promotion of Ashley Calhoun to President/Head of Creative, PULSE Music Group.
Pictured (L-R) are Scott Cutler (co-CEO, Pulse Music Group), Ashley Calhoun (President & Head of Creative, Pulse Music Group) and Josh Abraham (co-CEO, Pulse Music Group).
In her new role, Calhoun will be responsible for leading PULSE’s robust A&R team, signing and developing writers/producers, and overseeing the company’s creative strategy for new and established hitmakers spanning one of the hottest music publishing rosters in the industry. Based at the company’s Los Angeles headquarters, Calhoun reports jointly to Cutler and Abraham. Calhoun was previously Sr. Vice President/Head of Creative, PULSE Music Group.

Ashley Calhoun is a respected A&R executive who oversees a publishing roster of some of the biggest names in music. During her first week at PULSE Music Group, Calhoun made a quick impact by signing “Savage Remix” by GRAMMY winning hitmaker, Starrah (2018 ASCAP Pop Songwriter of the Year).

In March of this year, PULSE also announced a joint publishing venture with Starrah dubbed 3:02 Music Group. Starrah’s massive catalog of hits includes the No.1 charting songs Camila Cabello’s “Havana” featuring Young Thug; Maroon 5’s “Girls Like You” featuring Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion’s “Savage Remix” featuring Beyoncé .


Multi-platinum global pop star Zara Larsson has announced detailed plans for her own brand-new record label, Sommer House. Sommer House will be licensed through Epic in the U.S. and distributed by Sony Sweden for all forthcoming Zara Larsson releases.
In a unique agreement made with Ola Håkansson, CEO, TEN Music Group – who originally signed Zara – Larsson has also taken control of her entire recording catalog, which has been streamed over 9 billion times worldwide.
Having been signed to the Swedish independent since 2011, Zara’s relationship with TEN has resulted in one of her country’s most successful international exports – a story that continues in this new venture. Currently featuring on Alesso’s latest single “Words,” Zara Larsson has just dropped her Spotify singles cover of “Lay All Your Love On Me,” in a pulsing rework produced by Mark Ralph (Years & Years, Georgia).
Zara was also invited to attend the premiere of ABBA’s ‘Voyage’ residency at London’s Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, ahead of Larsson’s European tour this summer and brand-new music expected this autumn.


Wasserman Music has promoted five longtime London-based employees to Music Agents, which includes Laura Brown, Cecilia Chan, Suzie Melki, Lucy Putman and Holly Rowland. All five were previously bookers at the agency and represent the first promotions for the UK team since Wasserman’s acquisition of Paradigm Music UK’s live music business in April.
Laura Brown joined Coda (later Paradigm and now Wasserman Music) as a receptionist in 2013 and moved up to an agent assistant and became booker for partner James Whitting in 2018. She has worked with artists including Bakar, Ellie Goulding, Easy Life and KennyHoopla, among others. As a new agent, she has signed artists Lucy Deakin, Queen Millz, and Clarence & The Modern Life.

Cecilia Chan joined Primary Talent International as assistant to agent to Cris Hearn and followed him to Coda in 2015. She has signed artists including iamamiwhoami, Amy Wiles, Moon Boots, Shimza and BluePrint.

Suzie Melki joined Coda in 2015, and has worked with agent Adele Slater at Coda and Paradigm. Artists Melki has worked with during her career include Lady Gaga, Jessie J, Backstreet Boys, Girls Aloud, and Pendulum, and she continues to book The Prodigy, Rita Ora, Liam Payne, Take That, Gary Barlow and others. More recently, she has signed artists including Matt Corby, John Vincent III, Remme and Lip Critic.

Lucy Putman joined in 2007 after Coda’s Tom Schroeder invited her to join the agency, where she has worked with artists including Rudimental, Jamie xx, slowthai and Alan Walker. Putman has helped organize the Music Mudder, a music-inspired endurance event created by Wasserman Music UK agents to raise money for Nordoff Robbins, the UK’s largest independent music therapy charity; the event will return later this year.

Holly Rowland began her career as an apprentice at Coda before coming on board full-time as an assistant in 2016. As a new agent, Rowland has signed artists including David Kushner, Sophia Alexa and Rhys.


Capitol Records (a part of Capitol Music Group / CMG) has signed chart-topping DJ/producer ACRAZE in partnership with Thrive Music, the independent label founded by Ricardo Vinas. The move follows the release of ACRAZE’s global smash “Do It To It” through Thrive’s deal with Capitol Music Group’s Virgin Music label. “Do It To It” (ft. Cherish) has amassed over 8.4 billion combined global streams since its release last August.
Pictured (L-R): Ricardo Vinas (CEO/Founder, Thrive Music), Michelle Jubelirer (Chairman & CEO, CMG), Jeremy Vuernick (President of A&R, CMG), ACRAZE, Alex Akleh (Syndicate Management), Carlos Alcala (General Manager/VP of A&R, Thrive Music). Photo credit: Lester Cohen.
“It’s always been a dream of mine to have a team that has believed in me from the start,” said ACRAZE. “I’m glad I get to work with Capitol and Thrive to make my vision come to life. Having two powerhouse labels by my side is so motivating, can’t wait to show you guys what’s in store.”

ACRAZE gave “Do It To It” its live debut at a New Year’s show with Tchami – and woke up the next morning to over 500 DMs about the track. Soon he’d gained the support of such artists as Tiësto, DIPLO, DJ Snake, The Chainsmokers, Steve Aoki, Chris Lake, Zedd, Martin Garrix and others.

After its official release in August 2021, “Do It To It” (ft. Cherish) appeared on numerous playlists. The track took the No.1 spot on the US Dance Radio chart and No.16 at US Top 40 Radio, Shazam’s Global Dance tally and the UK’s Official Dance Singles Chart Top 40. Simultaneously, the track went viral on TikTok, with more than 3.3 million videos created using the official sound by users on the platform. Winner of the 2022 iHeartRadio Music Award for “Dance Song of the Year,” and also “Do It To It” has been tapped by Pepsi Wild Cherry for a major ad campaign.

ACRAZE will be touring North America and Europe this summer, playing a mixture of clubs and festivals, including Beyond Wonderland at the Gorge in Washington state and Tomorrowland 2022 in Belgium.

ACRAZE was originally signed by Carlos Alcala, General Manager/VP of A&R, Thrive Music, several years ago.


The globally renowned A&R Worldwide executive dinners have taken place on six continents since they first launched back in 1998 and have been held in dozens of countries including the U.S., Canada, India, New Zealand, China, Japan, Australia, France, Germany, South Africa, Portugal, Ireland, UAE, Scotland, Holland, Spain, Singapore, Russian Federation, South Korea, Sweden, Norway, Israel, Finland and many other countries. The gatherings brought together thousands of executives, creatives and influencers from music, media, technology and beyond, which has led to great new friendships, as well as unprecedented business opportunities.
Last week, Sat Bisla, President & Founder, A&R Worldwide joined a diverse group of executives from across the music and multimedia landscapes for an evening of great food, drinks and conversation at the German Gymnasium restaurant in London, England. In addition, to checking out a private A&R showcase with Scottish rockers Single By Sunday, as well as a quick stop in Canada and Portugal on the way.

GREAT AUDIO MINDS IN THE ROOM: Having a robust conversation about all things audio were (L-R): Sat Bisla (President & Founder, A&R Worldwide), Chris Price (Head of Music, BBC Radio 1 & 1Xtra), Dan Carter (Host, Rock Show, BBC Radio 1), and George Ergatoudis (Head of Apple Music, UK & Ireland).

IT’S ALL SMILES AFTER A GOOD MEAL: Enjoying some good smiles after a scrumptious meal are (L-R) Professor Jonathan Shalit OBE (Chairman InterTalent Rights Group & Chosen Music),Kendell Smith (Manager, Single By Sunday), and Sat Bisla.

CHEERS FROM LONDON: Pictured (L-R) are Korda Marshall (Founder, Infectious Records / Board Member, Mushroom Music Group), Dougie Bruce (Sr. Director A&R, Universal Music Publishing Group, UK), BBC Radio 1’s Chris Price and Apple Music’s George Ergatoudis.

SINGLE BY SUNDAY, MARRIED BY MONDAY?: Having some good musical laughs (L-R) were Josh Ladds (Single By Sunday), Ollie Hodge (Director of A&R, Polydor), Kendell Smith (Manager, Single By Sunday) and Nicole Eakins.

THREE’S COMPANY, FOUR’S A CROWD: Chumming it up (L-R) were Dougie Bruce, Reynold D’Silva (Chairman, Silva Screen Music Group) and Adam Greenup (Managing Director, SO Recordings).

DISCUSSING DIGITAL, LIVE AND A&R from (L-R) were Steve Zapp (Booking Agent, ITB), Andrea De Leon (Sr. A&R Manager UK & Europe, Audio Network) and digital marketing executive Alexander Sayed.

SHOW ME THE ENTRANCE: Running into his A&R friends at the Warner Music Group headquarters in London England was A&R Worldwide’s Sat Bisla (center) with Paul Samuels (VP, A&R, Atlantic & East West Records UK) and Rich Castillo (Director of A&R, Atlantic Records, UK).

STANDING TALL IN PORTO, PORTUGAL were (L-R) Rogerio Saraiva (Managing Director, Metrosonic Records), A&R Worldwide’s Sat Bisla and chart-topping Portuguese songwriter/artist Noble.


ADDING MORE CLIPS TO THEIR SONGS: Songclip, the world’s only patented music clip company, today announced a multi-year global strategic partnership with Universal Music Group (UMG), and global music publisher, Universal Music Publishing Group (UMPG). Songclip, creators of the patented Songclip API, will integrate music from UMG and UMPG’s unrivalled artist and songwriter roster “as a feature” in consumer applications and across global social platforms, managing and facilitating search, catalog and compliance, licensing, royalty payments and reporting. Music as a core feature drives consumer engagement and loyalty for apps and social platforms. Partnering with UMG and UMPG will enable Songclip to facilitate the integration of one of the most comprehensive global music catalogues as a dedicated feature across partners in the expanding App and social media marketplace. Songclip’s technology suite ensures that all music is properly accounted for and licensed. Read more HERE.

IT’S A DEAL - NO SPAIN, NO GAIN: Warner Chappell Music has unveiled the signing of a global music publishing deal with Spanish artist and songwriter Quevedo who is a rising Gran Canaria-based talent. To date, Quevedo has had numerous recent singles garner Top 30 chart positions in Spain, with a trio of songs reaching Gold and Platinum sales in the market. His biggest song to date, “Cayo La Noche RMX” captured the No.1 spot on the Spanish singles chart for 12 weeks. In addition, he’s teamed up recently with with Ed Sheeran to release a new 2Step remix. He is signed with Taste The Floor Records in Spain and was signed with the support of Javier “Chiki” Dean, A&R Director, Warner Chappell Music Spain. Outside of the Spanish market, Quevedo has had strong impact in the Latin American market by collaborating with well-known Argentinian act and Warner Chappell songwriter Duki, as well as with De La Ghetto on the song “Si Quieren Frontear,” which hit the No. 1 position on the Argentinian Spotify and YouTube singles charts.

BMG INKS BETTY WHO: Australian-American pop trailblazer Betty Who has signed a new global recordings agreement with BMG to release her forthcoming studio album later this fall. The album will be closely followed by a tour in early 2023. The iconic pop singer-songwriter is kicking off Pride month with her brand new single, “Blow Out My Candle,” an anthemic new track she calls “the start of a new era.” Betty Who, born Jessica Newham in Sydney, Australia, is a classically trained singer, dancer, and multi-instrumentalist who has experienced practically every dimension of pop-cultural visibility. Read the full story HERE.

DEF JAM AFRICA GOES GAAGA: Def Jam Africa (a division of Universal Music Group) has named producer, songwriter and artist Larry Gaaga as its new Vice President, A&R. In his new role, Gaaga will spearhead the company’s A&R division across English speaking markets on the continent and will report to Sipho Dlamini, CEO, Universal Music South Africa & Sub-Saharan Africa. Gaaga’s team will focus on identifying and signing African continent talent that “speak to and resonate with the defining culture and artistry of the Def Jam legacy,” according to the company. Gaaga started his career in 2010 after joining YSG Entertainment, and was eventually elevated to the role of General Manager. Besides being an executive he has also built a career as both a performer and a manager of the rapper Vector.

JOINING SO QUIETUSLY: London, England-based artist management firm Quietus Management in London has named UK executive Gemma Reilly-Hammond as its new Managing Director, in a move that the company says will “scale up its activities.” Reilly-Hammond currently serves as Vice President Marketing, New Recordings, BMG in London. The management company’s artist portfolio of clients includes Simple Minds, Chrissie Hynde and The Pretenders, Suede, Bill Wyman, Simply Red and others. Since joining BMG, she has helped steer the new recordings business with the company’s leading A&R executive Jamie Nelson, and delivered chart topping success for the company’s repertoire. Reilly-Hammond will take on her new role at Quietus Management on September 1, 2022.

NONAME COMES TO INTERSCOPE GEFFEN A&M RECORDS: Interscope Geffen A&M (IGA) has announced a partnership with NoName Recordings, the label founded by GRAMMY award-winning mixing engineer Derek “MixedByAli” Ali and his longtime business partner Dan Maynard. Under the new deal Derek and Dan will sign and develop talent in partnership with IGA. NoName Recordings was launched in the fall of last year with a single from Baltimore artist Malik Moses. The first release under the new deal was on June 8th with the single “Jealousy” from rapper/singer and Long Beach native Shady Blu, a track produced by yaboyNois, Distinkt beats & DJ Swish. MixedByAli has worked with acclaimed artists, and mixing tracks for Kendrick Lamar, Nipsey Hussle, Roddy Ricch, Mac Miller, SZA and many others. He has been nominated for six GRAMMY Awards and has won three for his work on Kendrick Lamar’s albums Damn. and To Pimp a Buttlerfly and for the 2019 “Record of the Year” single “This is America” by Childish Gambino. MixedByAli and Maynard have already built one successful venture together, EngineEars, a music tech platform that provides tools to audio engineers to improve their workflow and further build their businesses.

DECCA RECORDS SIGNS JUNG JAEIL: Decca Records has signed multi-award-winning South Korean composer, Jung Jaeil. Jung Jaeil composed the soundtracks for Parasite and Squid Games and has collaborated with Bong Joon-ho on the music for the 2017 Netflix film, Okja. He has also collaborated with some of the biggest names in K-pop and has written songs for artists such as yo Shin Park. The first project in this new partnership will be the international release of his choral-electronic album Psalms on June 9, in partnership with Universal Music Korea.

WARNER CHAPPELL GETS A NEW HARTBEAT: Warner Chappell Music (WCM) and actor Kevin Hart’s global multi-platform media company, HARTBEAT, has announced an exclusive music publishing partnership. Under the deal – a first of its kind for HARTBEAT – WCM will administer all of HARTBEAT’s music composition copyrights, covering future programming as well as past works from shows like Die Hart and Hart to Heart. WCM will also help build HARTBEAT’s music catalog across HARTBEAT Studios, HARTBEAT Media, and PULSE, in addition to providing creative support for a variety of music projects, and access to its songwriting talent and award-winning production music library. HARTBEAT Studios is behind the financing, development and production of film and TV content at the intersection of comedy and culture; while HARTBEAT Media connects consumers around the world through events, gaming, music publishing, Web3 initiatives, and an expansive distribution network. PULSE serves as HARTBEAT’s branded entertainment studio, and creative and cultural consultancy to top brands. HARTBEAT was represented in the deal by Bobby Francis / Brand Engine Media, Law Offices of Daryl D. Jones P.C. , and Ramo Law P.C.

TAKING FLIGHT WITH CONCORD: Concord Music Publishing has announced the signing of Nashville-based singer-songwriter Colton Venner. The worldwide publishing agreement, effective immediately, includes Venner’s full catalog and future works. This deal signifies Venner’s first publishing deal and Concord’s early investment into his promising career. Originally from Fort Worth, Texas, Venner draws musical inspiration from the likes of Chris Knight and legends like Johnny Cash. In addition to his songwriting career, Venner also releases music independently. His most recent EPs, Game Ball (2021) and Walk Through Fire (2020), call on nostalgia, perseverance, and finding beauty in the mundane moments in life. His breakout 2019 single “Honey Slow,” with over 1.5 million streams on Spotify alone, showcased his songwriting talents blending Country and Americana for an acoustic-guitar driven sound.

UMG EXPANDS INTO AFRICA: Universal Music Group has launched Virgin Music Label & Artist Services in Africa. With a focus on supporting the next wave of independent artists and labels from the region, the division launches with more than 15,000 titles in its catalog and over 50 label partners from 25 countries. The label partners include Kesi Publishing, Blue Diamond, Hope Music Group, Hitlab, Hiquest and Yaye Boye and includes releases from more than 100 of Africa’s leading artists including Youssou Ndour, Touré Kunda, Lokua Kanza, Magic System, Werrason, Innos B among others. Additionally, Virgin will make historical African music catalogs available digitally for the first time.

CHIEF KEEF UNVEILS BMG LABEL VENTURE: Multi-platinum rapper Chief Keef has announced the launch of his new label 43B (Forget Everybody) in partnership with RBC Records/BMG. Chief Keef’s long-time manager, Idris Dykes, will be acting as co-CEO and Sophie Kautz has been appointed head of A&R and marketing at the new label. Atlanta-based rapper, Lil Gnar, has been revealed by Chief Keef as the first signing to mark the launch of 43B. The label will offer distribution and marketing services for artists and producers, with a focus on those who are shifting music and culture.

JOINING THEIR PRIMARY TALENT: Primary Wave has announced that veteran music manager Robby Hoffman has joined its talent management division. Hoffman brings over 30 years of music industry and management experience to the company and will focus on expanding the company’s already impressive roster of management clients that includes Melissa Etheridge, Cypress Hill, CeeLo Green, Fantasia, Salt-N-Pepa, Aly & AJ, and others. Robby currently manages the Grammy-nominated rock band Extreme which has sold over 10 million records worldwide. The band has just completed a new record slated for a 2023 release. Robby and his clients will now have access to Primary Wave’s talent management infrastructure which includes an in-house press division, A&R/writer-producer relations team, branding division, digital strategy group, as well as our in-house film, television, video game, commercial advertising, and TV development team. Born and raised in New York, Robby Hoffman has over 30 years of experience in the music business. Read more HERE.

A PROPER LOGISTICS DEAL WITH NAXOS UK: Proper Music Group, part of the Utopia family, and Naxos UK, part of Naxos Music Group, a global classical music specialist, have unveiled a new logistics deal. Spanning across the UK and Ireland, the agreement will see Proper oversee storage, picking, packing, delivery, and cash collection for the UK subsidiary of the classical music giant, which boasts a large share of the UK classical music market. The deal, which commences September 1st will cover Naxos’ own labels, including Naxos, Capriccio, Dynamic, Ondine, Orfeo, SWR and Opus Arte, as well as leading independent labels like Hyperion, Chandos, BIS and CPO. The company says the deal also marks a step forward in terms of reducing emissions. Combining Naxos’ product with Proper’s deliveries means less music miles and packaging, reducing the carbon footprint and improving the retailer experience (this follows Proper’s deal with Bertus earlier this year, which will also lower emissions through fewer warehouses and less product movement).

SOUNDEXCHANGE UNVEILS NEW TOOLS: SoundExchange and Sound Credit have announced a new partnership to increase the accuracy and efficiency of SoundExchange’s monthly royalty distributions to registered creators. The partnership will provide more accurate data on who should be paid for sound recording royalties and follows the rollout of new digital tools and a new mobile app by SoundExchange earlier last week. SoundExchange will now be able to receive and store Sound Credit’s contributor information to provide greater accuracy in paying music creators by using the data as a reference when creating performer lineups. Knowing who is owed a royalty payment for a recording before it is even played can help streamline monthly distributions by increasing the accuracy and efficiency of royalty payments. Creators will still need to register directly with SoundExchange to receive royalty payments.

KOBALT INKS DEAL WITH DEM JOINTZ: Kobalt has signed multi-platinum and 3x GRAMMY award winning producer Dem Jointz to a worldwide publishing administration agreement, including global synch and creative services for his future songs. Dwayne Allen Abernathy Jr. , better known by his stage name Dem Jointz has produced tracks for numerous artists, including Kanye West, Chris Brown, Eminem, Rihanna, Anderson Paak, and more. Dem Jointz co-produced four tracks on Compton, the third and latest studio album by Dr. Dre, and several tracks on Janet Jackson’s Billboard 200 No.1 album Unbreakable. He has also worked extensively on the album Donda by Kanye West, providing production work or additional vocals on songs such as “Jail,” which won a 2022 Grammy for “Best Rap Song,” “Believe What I Say,” “Keep My Spirit Alive” among others. His work has earned him chart-topping success in the massive K-Pop scene with artists NCT 127, who sold 2.1 million units within the first week of releasing their Sticker album, and Exo, where his song “Obsession” was voted “K-Pop Song of the Year” by Billboard. He’s produced several No.1 multi-Platinum singles and albums in Korea and continues to have considerable success in the market.

IT’S AN OPENPLAY DELIVERY FEATURE: OpenPlay Inc., provider of the platform for asset and catalog management, has announced the rollout of their new Direct Delivery feature. Designed with the independent label community in mind, the new feature lets OpenPlay users who have secured their own licensing deals with DSPs, either directly or through a third party like Merlin, to deliver their music and metadata quickly and seamlessly to all major music services (DSPs) with the push of a button. The Direct Delivery feature enables fully validated deliveries from within the OpenPlay platform, where users’ assets and data are already stored. One click packages all of a release’s metadata and assets into the DDEX ERN format and delivers it to any number of major DSPs around the world for public listening for a flat fee. Users are responsible for managing their royalties based on their existing direct or third-party licensing deals with each DSP, as well as handling their own marketing and promotional efforts.

ACTIVIST EXPANDS INTO ASIA: Activist Artists Management has announced that the company is further expanding its focus on Asia and has appointed industry veteran Jonathan Heeter as Head of Asia for the firm. In his new role, Heeter will identify and maximize opportunities for Activist’s clients in Asia, in particular Greater China, where he has more than two decades of experience representing major labels, global artists, and iconic brands. Heeter, who is fluent in Mandarin after living in China for more than 20 years, has a deep knowledge of the Asian market from working in key leadership roles that leveraged multiple waves of digital innovation and disruption. Heeter’s music industry experience includes running the International Department at Warner Music China, where his department executed an owned-media marketing strategy by building a network of channels across China’s social ecosystem to strengthen the impact of Warner’s frontline marketing. Jonathan’s initial focus will be positioning Activist’s clients to benefit from the next wave of digital innovation in Asia, which he believes will be the blending of digitally native and offline experiences.

LIVE NATION GETS INTO EVERYTHING LEGENDARY: Live Nation has announced that it has made a strategic investment in Everything Legendary, a black-owned and operated business that is the nation’s fastest-growing plant-based meat company. Through their partnership, Everything Legendary will now be the featured plant-based burger at many of Live Nation’s venues and festivals across the United States, including all House of Blues restaurants. Live Nation will also become an equity partner in Everything Legendary, investing as part of the company’s recently closed $6 million (USD) Series A funding round in February. This summer, fans at select Live Nation festivals, amphitheaters, clubs, and theaters across the country can expect to see Everything Legendary’s plant-based burgers on the menu.

IN THE SPOTLIGHT: RIP Yasmin Lajoie, Ethiopia Habtemariam, Paul Harris, Tricia Holloway, Rebecca Allen, Tak Furuichi, Mary Rahmani, George Garner, Matt Riley, Jessica Ibgui, Paul Brown, Becky Sugden, Val Wolfe, Andy McQueen and Tim Ingham.


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. Sometimes you have to see it, to believe it! Click HERE to see moments caught on camera that defy comprehension and reality, albeit jackass moments or beyond.


Stereotide was founded in Nuremberg, Germany at the end of 2010, featuring members Stephan (lead vocals/guitar), Chris (guitar/backing vocals), Gabriel (bass/backing vocals), and Sébastien (drums). The quartet has earned nearly 10k global radio airplay spins, with support from the biggest German radio stations including Radio NRW, Bayern 3, NDR 2, SWR 3, Rockantenne, SR1 Europawelle, Radio Salü, Radio 7 and SAW Rockland Radio, as well as Belgian radio stations BRF and Welle 1 Austria. Their music has also earned airplay throughout the US, UK, Australia, Germany, South Africa, South America, India and has been included in a number of Spotify and Apple Music playlists. Their single “Someday,” stayed in the Top 100 of the official German Airplay Charts for three months, and even made it into the Top 10 in the Mainstream Airplay Charts. The four-piece collective has written and released one of their best songs to date titled “Touch The Sky.” The song is about positivity; it was made to make people dance and smile—to bring a spark of joy in their life. “Touch The Sky” was mixed by GRAMMY-award-winning mixer Mark Needham (Imagine Dragons, The Killers, Neon Trees) and has been musically described as Coldplay meets X Ambassadors. Discover the inspirational and uplifting song HERE, and contact info@anrworldwide.com, as Stereotide is available for signing, licensing, publishing and booking opportunities.


With her fourth EP And Her Kryptonite (Believe) due on the 17th, and her debut at the Glastonbury Festival on the 23rd, Queensland, Australia’s very own Sahara Beck has unleashed the visual to “Teenage Dirtbag.” Her dreamy take on the Wheatus single has become a fan favorite during her live shows and the visual is outstanding. Produced, mixed and recorded by Jay Bovino, Sahara respectfully pays homage to this classic, digging deep to reimagine and deliver a completely floaty, darkly angelic version, that shines a light on the true romantic nature of the track. Sahara and Jay originally filmed a DIY video for the song and uploaded it to YouTube in December 2019. The song caught fire online where Wheatus discovered it and retweeted the video on Twitter adding “This is how you do it!” The new visual, filmed by Jay, was done in one take at double speed, then slowed down to normal speed to get that slow motion feel. Watch the video for “Teenage Dirtbag” HERE and contact Rachael Dixon at rachael@secretsounds.com, as Sahara Beck is available for label signing, sync, booking, publishing and co-writing opportunities.


“PASSPORT APPROVED” PLAYLIST FOR Sunday, June 12th, 2022: The weekly import show. Heard on more than 50 radio stations on six continents weekly including: Flux FM Berlin, Germany; NINETYSIX Radio (Indonesia); JioSaavn (India); 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.

Listen to this two hour show by clicking HERE:

SEA GIRLS – “DNA” (Polydor, UK)
MATTY GREG – “As It Was” (Unsigned, N. America)
GOLDSKEYE & TIM SCHOU – “Go Hard” (Unsigned, New Zealand)
SINGLE BY SUNDAY – “Help” (Unsigned, Scotland)
ADELAIDE – “Moments” (Unsigned, Germany)
FLYCKT – “Jonny Boy” (Dumont Dumont, Sweden)
TRASHED – “Decay” (Unsigned, UK)
STEREOTIDE – “Touch The Sky” (Unsigned, Germany)
TRIBE FRIDAY – “Shut Me Up” (Unsigned, Sweden)
TELENOVA – “Why Do I Keep You” (BMG, Australia)
LUKE NOA – “Your Smile Should Have Been Mine” (Humming Records, Germany)
MODERNLOVE – “Islands” (Unsigned, Ireland)
RHETT REPKO – “Lover Won’t You Come Back?” (Unsigned. N. America)
SAHARA BECK – “Teenage Dirtbag” (Unsigned, Australia)
IAMJJ – “Fluffy White Clouds” (Mermaid Records, Denmark)
LAUREN WALLER – “Nothing But Life” (Unsigned, N. America)
SHOBSY – “Driven” (Unsigned, Ireland)
SOPHISTICATED DINGO – “Feeding Time” (Unsigned, Australia)
MADYX – “Young Love” (Unsigned, N. America)
THE ROYSTON CLUB – “The Backburner” (Modern Sky, UK)
DANNY BALDURSSON – “Nothing Matters” (Unsigned, Faroe Islands)
RUM JUNGLE – “Upbeat Lord” (Sureshaker, Australia)
INHALER – “My Honest Face” (Polydor/UMG, Ireland)
REST FOR THE WICKED – “Devils Delight” (EMI/UMG, Australia)
THE SHERLOCKS – “Plastic Heart” (Unsigned, UK)
PARK RD – “I Got You” (Unsigned, New Zealand)
DOLORES FOREVER – “Baby Teeth” (Sweat Music, Sweden)
SUNDARA KARMA – “Oblivion!” (Chess Club, UK)
COYLE GIRELLI – “Do You Wanna Dance?” (Unsigned, UK)
BAKER GRACE – “Pressure” (Unsigned, N. America)
DEAF HAVANA – “Kids” (SO Recordings, UK)
ALFIE ALCURI – “Overtime” (Unsigned, Australia)