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DOZENS OF NEW SPEAKERS UNVEILED FOR MUSEXPO 2023 "UNITED NATIONS OF MUSIC" IN BURBANK, CA DOZENS OF NEW SPEAKERS UNVEILED FOR MUSEXPO 2023
“UNITED NATIONS OF MUSIC” IN BURBANK, CA


MUSEXPO

MUSEXPO 2023 www.musexpo.net the highly regarded annual global music business conference and showcase event will return to the “Media Capital of The World,” Burbank, California from March 19th – 22nd. MUSEXPO joins a week-long series of events that includes the Global Synch & Brands Summit, A&R Summit, the esteemed A&R Worldwide gala dinner event, and more, as it brings together the international music community for key insights and discussions on the evolution of the worldwide music business.
The event has unveiled dozens of new speakers for its forthcoming “United Nations of Music” event from within the various touchpoints of the worldwide music business from A&R, music publishing, management, digital, streaming, radio, booking and live, distribution, marketing, technology, synchronization (film, TV, videogames, eSport, trailers, promos), performance rights and so much more.
Among the group of music, media, digital and entertainment industry minds confirmed to join MUSEXPO Creative Summit 2023 are: Adam Taylor, President & CEO, APM Music, Anita Chinkes-Ratner, Sr. Vice President & Head of Music & Licensing Strategy, Paramount; Big Boy, Host, Big Boy’s Neighborhood (Premiere Networks); Ashley Pimenta – GM & VP Marketing, Element1 Management; Charley Londoño – Founder, Counsel Plus, Co.; Clinton Sparks, Entrepreneur, Investor, DJ, Producer, Songwriter (Lady Gaga, Beyoncé, Rick Ross, Pitbull, Ludacris, Big Sean, 2 Chainz); Danica Bates, Sr. Director of Creative Music Strategy, Paramount; Danny Garcia, CEO, Playlister Club; Ellen K, Host Ellen K Radio Show, KOST 103.5 FM Los Angeles & Ellen K Weekend Show (iHeartMedia); Jonathan Lane, Founder & Music Supervisor, Clearly Music; Kara DioGuardi, Songwriter, Producer, Entrepreneur (Ashlee Simpson, Britney Spears, Carrie Underwood, Celine Dion, P!nk); Karl Kongkham, Managing Director, Warner Music Thailand; Katy Gavillet – Vice President, Creative Music, FOX Entertainment; Kenny Ochoa, Head of Music Curation & Creative Licensing, Snap Inc.; Livy Rodriguez-Behar, Music Supervisor, Dreamboat Music; Mamie Coleman, Executive Vice President & Head of FOX Entertainment Music; Mandar Thakur, COO, Times Music (India); Mark Chipello – Vice President / Head of A&R, Position Music; Mark Sutherland, Contributing Writer, Music Business Worldwide; Michael Frick, VP, Creative, MNRK Music Group; Nick Haussling – Music Supervisor, Walton Isaacson; Pamela Charbit, A&R Manager, Atlantic Records; Phil Quartararo, President & Chairman, The Hello Group; Ric Salmon, CEO, Driift & Director ATC Management; Rich Goldman, President & Founder, Riptide Music Group; Ritch Esra, Publisher, The Music Registry; Rochelle Holguin Cappello, Sr. Vice President, Creative Music Strategy, Paramount; Ron Fair, A&R Executive, producer, songwriter, composer & former Chairman, Geffen Records/President, A&M Records & CCO/Executive VP, Virgin Records; Ryan Kofman – Creative Director, Music, FOX Entertainment; Sabrina Del Priore, Sr. Vice President, Creative Music Strategy, Paramount; Sam Juneman, Sr. VP, Head of Marketing & Services, ADA; Sat Bisla, President & Founder, A&R Worldwide / MUSEXPO; Sydney Lopes, Head of Hip Hop / R&B, Artist Partnerships, Spotify; Tarsame Mittal, Founder, All About Music & TM Talent Management (India); Taylor Jones – CEO, The Hello Group; Thaddeus Rudd, Co-President / Mom + Pop Music and Toussaint Hunt, Director of Creative Music Strategy, Paramount; Tyler Bacon, President & CEO, Position Music; Tricia Holloway, Global Music Executive, Walt Disney Imagineering. Many more speakers will be unveiled in the coming weeks.

Clinton Sparks Danica Bates Danny Garcia Delmar Powell
Big Boy Clinton Sparks Danica Bates Danny Garcia Delmar Powell
Ellen K Kara DioGuardi Kenny Ochoa Livy Rodriguez-Behar Mamie Colemen
Ellen K Kara DioGuardi Kenny Ochoa Livy Rodriguez-Behar Mamie Coleman
Mandar Thakur Michael Frick Pamela Charbit Sabrina Del-Priore
Mandar Thakur Michael Frick Pamela Charbit Rochelle Holguin Capello Sabrina Del-Priore
Sam Juneman Sydney Lopes Tarsame Mittal Toussaint Hunt Tyler Bacon
Sam Juneman Sydney Lopes Tarsame Mittal Toussaint Hunt Tyler Bacon

Pete Ganbarg
Pete Ganbarg
In addition, the key music supervision and licensing group from Paramount TV will feature as part of a special synch session panel at MUSEXPO 2023, with multiple members of its team participating, for an exclusive deep dive into the dozens of film, TV and other synch projects they’re involved with. MUSEXPO delegates will also have an opportunity to present their music for upcoming synch projects that the global TV network is involved with.

MUSEXPO will also include the presentation of the coveted “MUSEXPO International Music Person of the Year” award during a special VIP Awards Gala Luncheon on Tuesday, March 21st. Next year, MUSEXPO has confirmed that it will present this honor to one of the most influential and respected minds in the global A&R community, Pete Ganbarg, President A&R, Atlantic Records & President ATCO.

MUSEXPO will also present its first-ever “International Media Person of the Year“ award to one of the most influential and respected executives in television, Mamie Coleman, Executive Vice President & Head of FOX Entertainment Music, during a special gala dinner that will take place on Wednesday, March 22nd in the “Media Capital of The World” – Burbank, CA, which is home to The Walt Disney Company, Marvel Studios, ABC TV, Activision, iHeartMedia, Warner Bros. Pictures, Cartoon Network, Nickelodeon, The CW Network, Legendary Films, Universal Pictures, ESPN, Insomniac Games and many others.
Joel Denver
Joel Denver
Joel Denver, President & Co-Founder AllAccess Music Group will also be honored by the US and international music community for his fifty years of service and support for the radio and music industry as he’ll receive the inaugural “Lifetime Achievement Award” during a special event with colleagues from the radio and record label community on Monday, March 20th, 2023.

To register to attend the event with the current A&R Worldwide discount, or for organization and group discounts contact Dusty Bisla at dusty@anrworldwide.com.

For more information on event sponsorship, showcase opportunities and event partnerships contact Sat Bisla at sat@anrworldwide.com.

Information on direct flights to the Burbank Airport and conference discount hotel room bookings within the Burbank, CA area is available at www.musexpo.net.



PICO CIBELLI NAMED PRESIDENT WARNER MUSIC ITALY PICO CIBELLI NAMED PRESIDENT WARNER MUSIC ITALY

Warner Music Italy

Pico Cibelli has been named as the new President of Warner Music Italy. He will be starting the role in the near future and reporting to Simon Robson, President, International, Recorded Music, Warner Music Group. He joins from Sony Music Italy, where he has spent more than a decade working in A&R, developing the company’s frontline domestic artists.
He will replace Marco Alboni, who is stepping down as Chairman and CEO of Warner Music Italy after more than nine years, and who previously led EMI Music Italy, which was acquired by Warner Music Group in 2013.
Pico Cibelli
Cibelli first joined the music industry in 1996, working as a Dance A&R and TV Marketing Product Manager at dance and house label Dig It International. He left Dig It International to join the independent distribution company Self Distribution, leveraging his skills across label management, TV and radio promotion across his roster. He joined Universal Music Italy in 2000 and worked as an A&R Executive there for more than 10 years, signing and working with the likes of Club Dogo, Eiffel65, Fabri Fibra, Francesco Renga, Gabry Ponte, Gianna Nannini, Lorenzo Jovanotti, Marracash, and many others.

In 2011, he moved to Sony Music Italy as an A&R Manager before moving up to A&R Director, and subsequently became Director of Local Frontline Repertoire a short time after. While at Sony Music, he discovered and developed artists including Ana Mena, Fedez, Geolier, Luche’, Måneskin, Marco Mengoni, Pinguini Tattici Nucleari, Rocco Hunt, Salmo, Shiva, Takagi e Ketra, Tedua, Thasup, among many more.

Warner Music Italy is home to a wide variety of artists including Achille Lauro, Annalisa, Capo Plaza, Fred De Palma, Ghali, Irama, Laura Pausini, Levante, Mr Rain and Rondodasosa.



TIZITA MAKURIA APPOINTED VICE PRESIDENT A&R AT PULSE MUSIC GROUP TIZITA MAKURIA APPOINTED VICE PRESIDENT A&R
AT PULSE MUSIC GROUP


Pulse Music Group

PULSE Music Group has appointed Tizita Makuria as Vice President, A&R. The announcement was made by co-CEO’s Scott Cutler and Josh Abraham and President, Ashley Calhoun last week.
Pictured (L-R) are Ashley Calhoun (President, PULSE Music Group), Tizita Makuria (VP, A&R, PUSLE Music Group) and Scott Cutler (co-CEO, PULSE Music Group).
Makuria was previously Senior Director of A&R at APG. During her time at APG, she worked as the A&R contact for songwriters Amy Allen (Harry Styles, Selena Gomez, Halsey, Camilla Cabello, Sam Smith) and Derrick Milano (Megan Thee Stallion, Justin Bieber, Pop Smoke, Cardi B, Nick Minaj) as well as A&R contact for Jason Derulo.

Makruia has signed deals with Bazzi, Sabrina Claudio, Rice N’ Peas, Sad Money, Khi Infinite, Childish Major, and more.

Makruia stated, “I’m very thankful to Scott, Josh, and Ashley for this opportunity. It is an honor to join PULSE Music Group and to be a part of this exceptional team and culture.”

In her new role at PULSE Music Group, Makuria will be responsible for signing and developing PULSE’s roster of artists, songwriters, and producers. She will be based at PULSE Music Group’s Los Angeles headquarters.



PRIMARY WAVE WELCOMES SONGWRITERS GEORGE MERRILL AND SHANNON RUBICAM PRIMARY WAVE WELCOMES SONGWRITERS
GEORGE MERRILL AND SHANNON RUBICAM

Primary Wave
Primary Wave Music has announced their partnership with the legendary and award-winning songwriters, Shannon Rubicam and George Merrill.
Shannon Rubicam & George Merrill
The duo began their partnership nearly 40 years ago when they formed the critically acclaimed band, Boy Meets Girl. In 1985 they would release their debut album, seeing incredible success with several singles including “Oh Girl.” It was that same year the pair would achieve their first No.1 hit as songwriters of the Whitney Houston smash “How Will I Know.” A few years later, they repeated their No.1 success with “I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Who Loves Me).” In 1988, the duo wrote “Waiting For A Star To Fall” which was originally meant for Houston, but the pair decided to record it on their own. The song reached the Top 5 on Billboard’s Hot 100 and shot to No.1 on the magazine’s Adult Contemporary chart.

Both Whitney Houston hits are included in this exciting new partnership which will see Primary Wave acquire Merrill and Rubicam’s interests in much of their publishing catalog, as well as writer’s share of income worldwide. Terms of the deal will also now give Merrill and Rubicam access to Primary Wave’s marketing and branding teams, as well as the publishing infrastructure which includes licensing and synch opportunities.

Read more HERE.



BOB WORKMAN NAMED SR. VP INTERNATIONAL & BRAND PARTNERSHIPS, WARNER MUSIC & GM, WMX UK BOB WORKMAN NAMED SR. VP INTERNATIONAL &
BRAND PARTNERSHIPS, WARNER MUSIC & GM, WMX UK


Warner Music Group UK

Warner Music has announced that Bob Workman has been promoted to the dual role of Sr. VP, International Brand Partnerships, Warner Music & General Manager, WMX UK. In his new position he will report into Maria Weaver, President, WMX, while working closely with Simon Robson, President, International, Recorded Music, Warner Music Group.
Bob Workman
Workman’s new international role will see him coordinate the work of existing local brand partnership teams outside the US and establish new centers of excellence in many of the emerging markets that Warner Music operates in.

Workman will work alongside Camille Hackney, Chief Partnerships Officer and Head of Global Brand Partnerships at Atlantic Records US, and Claudia Butzky, Executive VP, Brand Partnerships & Sync at Warner Records US. All three will continue to play a pivotal role in Warner Music’s Global Brand Partnerships Council.

The move will also see Warner Music’s UK Brand Partnerships team become part of the global WMX division, augmenting the existing WMX UK verticals with their expertise in artist and brand collaborations, whilst also bringing their creative team to deliver forward-thinking, authentic artist campaigns. Workman will retain his place on the Warner Music UK Senior Management Team, ensuring close alignment between WMX and the UK recorded music business.



GLOBAL NEWS UPDATES…


Kazuhiro Shimada
NEW COO NAMED AT WARNER MUSIC JAPAN

NEW COO NAMED AT WARNER MUSIC JAPAN: Warner Music has named Kazuhiro Shimada Chief Operating Officer of Warner Music Japan. In his new role, Kazuhiro will be based in Tokyo and report to Kaz Kobayashi, CEO of Warner Music Japan. He will be responsible for the company’s daily business operations, including leading key initiatives, as well as implementing organizational-wide strategies and policies. With over 15 years of experience in the music industry, digital and business development experience, Kazuhiro joins Warner Music from Amazon Music Japan where he most recently served as Director & General Manager. In his role at Amazon Music Japan, Kazuhiro was instrumental in devising high-impact initiatives that drove the company’s creative and financial growth. Previously, he was Corporate Executive of Universal Music Japan, and prior to that, Vice President, Strategy of MTV Networks Japan. Kazuhiro has also worked at GAGA Communications, and independent film acquisition, marketing and distribution company.

Ferdy Unger-Hamilton
FERDY UNGER-HAMILTON EXITS COLUMBIA

FERDY UNGER-HAMILTON EXITS COLUMBIA: Ferdy Unger-Hamilton has exited his role as President at Columbia Records UK after six years at the major label. Throughout his career at Columbia, Unger-Hamilton has seen success with his team with domestically-signed acts such as Rag ‘n’ Bone Man, Robbie Williams, Kasabian, and George Ezra. Before joining Columbia, Unger-Hamilton held the role of President of Polydor for seven years. While at Polydor, he worked with artists including Ellie Goulding, Lana Del Rey, The 1975, Take That, Haim, and more. Columbia has had the biggest UK album for the past 2 years with Harry Styles’ Harry’s House and Adele’s 30. Unger-Hamilton is exiting the label alongside Manish Arora, Columbia MD.

Amy Allen
AMY ALLEN INKS DEAL WITH WCM

AMY ALLEN INKS DEAL WITH WCM: Warner Chappell Music has signed a global admin deal with acclaimed singer/songwriter Amy Allen. A highly sought-after hitmaker, Allen has written top singles for Harry Styles (“Adore You,” “Matilda”), Halsey (“Without Me,” “Graveyard,” “Be Kind”), Selena Gomez (“Back to You”), and Lizzo (“If You Love Me”), to name a few. Notably, Allen just became one of the very first songwriters to be nominated for the newly established “Songwriter of the Year” category at the 65th Annual GRAMMY Awards, and she also received a nomination for “Album of the Year” (Special, Harry’s House).

Mike Kazidilius
YMU MUSIC NAMES HEAD OF RADIO

YMU MUSIC NAMES HEAD OF RADIO: Mike Kadziulis has been named Executive Manager & Head of Radio at YMU. Effective immediately, Kadziulis will be based between Los Angeles and Chicago and will report to Managing Director, US Music, Anthony Rodol. Kadziulis was previously and independent artist manager and ran his own management company, Mad Ones. He also spent time from 2015 to 2020 as a part of Chance the Rapper’s management team where he oversaw the radio campaign for Chance’s album, No Problem, which was No.1 on the Urban radio chart. In his new role with YMU, Kadziulis will help the team to elevate the careers of his own management clients as well as bring in strategic marketing & radio promotion experience to the company’s full roster.

International Songwriting Competition
ISC UNVEILS NEW OPPORTUNTY FOR SONGWRITERS

ISC UNVEILS NEW OPPORTUNTY FOR SONGWRITERS: For over 20 years, the International Songwriting Competition (ISC) has helped the careers of songwriters from around the globe including Tones and IVance JoyGregory PorterDean Lewis, PassengerGotyeIlleniumKehlani, and others. ISC is designed to nurture the musical talent of songwriters on all levels and promote excellence in the art of songwriting. With 24 categories (including Pop/Top 40, Folk/Singer-Songwriter, Country, Jazz, Lyrics Only, and more), songwriters and musicians of all genres, from anywhere in the world, are invited to participate. ISC provides an opportunity for more exposure and to have songs heard by some of the most influential decision-makers in the music industry. Judges for ISC 2022 include Mariah CareyColdplayGloria EstefanTom Waits and others. Additional judges include executives from Warner RecordsElektraRoc NationCapitolAtlanticMotownYouTubeAristaWord EntertainmentCumbancha, and more. ISC is currently accepting submissions for its “Love Songs & Social Causes” competition. The deadline for submissions is November 28, 2022 – more information HERE.

Marina
BMG FIRMS UP DEAL WITH QUEENIE RECORDS

BMG FIRMS UP DEAL WITH QUEENIE RECORDS: BMG has confirmed that Welsh alt-pop star Marina will release her sixth album through her own Queenie Records label via BMG. Marina revealed the news in a tweeted photo of her signing the contract. Within hours the tweet had been liked more than 20,000 times by Marina’s avid fanbase. Marina – previously known as Marina & The Diamonds – has released five studio albums, seven EPs, and 26 singles since her debut in 2009. Her second album Electra Heart reached No.1 in the UK and Ireland and her third album Froot charted at No.8 on the US Billboard 200. Her fifth album was released in 2021 supported by extensive touring in her own right in the UK, Europe, and the US, and included a support slot on Panic! At The Disco’s U.S. arena tour and a performance to a 90,000-strong festival crowd in Sao Paulo.

beatBread
BEATBREAD ADDS $100M TO FUND ARTIST ADVANCES

BEATBREAD ADDS $100M TO FUND ARTIST ADVANCESbeatBread, the music funding platform, has finalized a $100 million (USD) institutional funding agreement with Variant Investments, a $2.2B alternative asset fund with offices in Portland, New York and Chicago. The extended financial firepower will enable beatBread to offer multi-million dollar deals to some of the world’s biggest artists, while continuing to fund developing artists in earlier stages of their careers. Since launching in November 2020, beatBread has used its chordCash AI™ technology to make financial advances to more than 500 artists and labels across multiple genres, six continents, and a broad range of career stages. Advances offered through beatBread range from as little as $1,000 to more than $2 million per artist, with even larger advances through the beatBread investor network.  beatBread advances funds on existing catalog, as well as new and unreleased music, to provide growth capital for working artists. All advances are repaid from a share of an artist’s streaming and airplay revenues, over a period of the artist’s choosing.

Tom Webber
BUCKS MUSIC GROUP SIGNS GLASTONBURY DEMO WINNER

BUCKS MUSIC GROUP SIGNS GLASTONBURY DEMO WINNER: Glastonbury’s Best “Demo Of The Year” winner, Tom Webber, has signed an exclusive worldwide publishing deal with Bucks Music Group. Webber earned the “Demo Of The Year” title with his 4-track EP, Stop And Think About It, at this year’s Glastonbury Festival. In the past year, Webber has been a support act for Nick Lowe, Deacon Blue, and Richard Hawley. He also has played multiple venues and festivals including Isle of Wright Festival, Henley Festival, Cornbury, Readipop, and others. Webber joins Bucks’ catalog which includes works by David Bowie, The Rolling Stones, James Blunt, Beyonce, and more.

I.M
MONSTA X'S I.M SIGNS WITH SONY MUSIC KOREA

MONSTA X’S I.M SIGNS WITH SONY MUSIC KOREA: MONSTA X member I.M has signed to Sony Music Entertainment Korea as a solo artist globally. I.M will work as a solo artist while simultaneously remaining a member of MONSTA X. MONSTA X was formed in 2015 from a survival program by Starship Entertainment and Mnet called No.Mercy. I.M recently left Starship Entertainment while the other members of MONSTA X renewed their contracts with the South Korean agency. The announcement of the signing with Sony Music Korea follows I.M’s solo debut with his EP DUALITY and single album Loop which were released last year.

Masego
MASEGO INKS GLOBAL DEAL WITH DOWNTOWN

MASEGO INKS GLOBAL DEAL WITH DOWNTOWN: Downtown Music Services has signed GRAMMY-nominated artist Masego to a global music publishing administration deal. Masego is an artist, producer, and saxophonist who first caught mass attention with his song Tadow feat. Producer FKJ, receiving close to 500 million views on YouTube. His first album, Lady Lady, was released in 2018, and his third EP Studying Abroad was released in 2020 with label partners EQT and Capitol Records. The new agreement includes Masego’s existing catalog as well as future releases. Masego is set to release a new album in February 2023 following the release of his latest single, Say You Want Me, which dropped on November 4.

Udiscover Musica
UME LAUNCHES UDISCOVER MÚSICA

UME LAUNCHES UDISCOVER MÚSICA: Universal Music Enterprises (UMe), the global catalog division of Universal Music Group (UMG), has announced the launch of uDiscover Música – a Spanish-language destination for music fans of all ages to discover rising artists and explore stories from the greatest music catalog in the world. The new site builds upon the success of uDiscover Music, UMG’s consumer-facing music discovery, editorial, and eCommerce platform. Latin America is the fastest-growing market in global music consumption, and uDiscoverMusica.com will be on the front lines, working closely with UMG’s international teams, and particularly Universal Music Latin Entertainment (UMLE), to deliver the highest-quality storytelling that will not only explore the breadth of UMG’s catalog and labels, but will also focus on local markets, highlighting the best artists across Latin America, Spain, and beyond.

Zeon Richards
ROBOMAGIC NAMES NEW VICE PRESIDENT

ROBOMAGIC NAMES NEW VICE PRESIDENT: Zeon Richards has been appointed Vice President of Robomagic Live. Previously, Richards was Head of Partnerships at Pollen, the UK-based travel and experiences company. Prior to his role at Pollen, Richards served as Head of A&R at Ministry of Sound as well working for Polydor Records in the UK as an A&R consultant. Robomagic Live was founded in 2015 by former AEG President Rob Hallett. The company has produced events such as the Free Larry Hoover Benefit featuring Ye and Drake, Nile RodgersFOLD Festival, and the Essence Festival in South Africa. Robomagic Live was acquired by Outback Presents in February.

Scissor Sisters
WARNER CHAPPELL SIGN SCISSOR SISTERS

WARNER CHAPPELL SIGN SCISSOR SISTERS: Scissor Sisters have signed a new publishing deal with Warner Chappell Music. The group’s members include Jake Shears and Ana Matronic as vocalists, Scott ‘Babydaddy’ Hoffman as multi-instrumentalist, and Del Maquis as lead guitarist and bassist. The group rose to prominence in the early 2000s with hits that include “Laura,” “Comfortably Numb,” and “Take Your Mama.” In addition to this new deal, the group have appointed Fascination Management as their legacy managers.

Blue Raincoat,Chrysalis
NEW APPOINTMENTS AT BLUE RAINCOAT & CHRYSALIS

NEW APPOINTMENTS AT BLUE RAINCOAT & CHRYSALIS: Blue Raincoat Music and Chrysalis Records, which is part of the Reservoir group of companies, has announced the appointment of James Meadows to the position of Sr. Vice President of Marketing. James joins the company from his previous position as Head of Marketing at BMG and will report jointly to Chief Operating Officer Alison Wenham and Chief Executive Officer Jeremy Lascelles. The company has also announced the appointment of Rachel Forde and Aaron Skates to the positions of Campaign Marketing Manager and Catalogue Marketing Manager respectively.

Yachtley Crew
JIMMY BUFFETT’S MAILBOAT RECORDS NEW SIGNING

JIMMY BUFFETT’S MAILBOAT RECORDS NEW SIGNING: Harold Sulman, President of Los Angeles-based Mailboat Records, recently announced the signing of yacht rock superstars Yachtley Crew to the label. In addition, the group have just announced a set of monthly performances that begin the weekend of November 18th at Palms Casino Resort’s KAOS, with upcoming dates scheduled in December and February 2023. Yachtley Crew has spent the past few years selling out shows across the U.S., performing online during covid, and gathering a fan base of “Crewpies” that is unsurpassed. Having signed with legendary rock manager Andy Gould (Lionel Richie, Rob Zombie, Guns N’ Roses, Linkin Park, etc.), the band recently recorded their very first original song, “Sex On The Beach,” which was produced and mixed by Chris Lord-Alge (Stevie Nicks, Steven Tyler, Keith Urban, Bruce Springsteen).

David Nieman
INTERSCOPE GEFFEN A&M NAMES SR. VP SPORTS & GAMING

INTERSCOPE GEFFEN A&M NAMES SR. VP SPORTS & GAMING: Interscope Geffen A&M Records has announced the promotion of David Nieman to the position of Senior Vice President of Sports & Gaming at the label. In his new role, Nieman will continue to be the label’s chief liaison within the sports and gaming sectors. Over the last 8 years, Nieman has forged relationships with leaders in sports and gaming that have resulted in a number of impactful collaborations. IGA has had a partnership with ESPN college football for 8 out of the last 9 seasons to feature the label’s artists in broadcast and promotional spots. During Nieman’s tenure, additional sports and video game collaborations have been forged including with UFC, Barstool Sports, Bleacher Report, Epic Games, Ubisoft, 2K, Rockstar, EA and Nintendo.

Juanes
A FIRST OF ITS KIND

A FIRST OF ITS KIND: Juanes, the globally renowned Latin GRAMMY-winning artist becomes the first artist to offer an exclusive listening preview for his upcoming album in a Mercedes-Benz equipped with Dolby Atmos Music. During a recent event, Juanes himself presented his highly anticipated upcoming album in a Mercedes-Benz equipped with Dolby Atmos alongside key media members and trendsetters. This album, his 11th, is slated to release in 2023 and was mixed in Dolby Atmos and optimized for this ultimate in-car experience. Juanes, always being at the forefront of originality and innovation, showcased his inventive approaches to his musical and lyrical composition, bringing forth this first-of-its-kind listening experience and serving as an inspiring example of both genuine artistic vision and of the power that artists have in changing the world. Exclusively presented through the expansive audio lens of Dolby Atmos, guests experienced an immersive sound experience, like no other, that revealed details with unparalleled clarity and depth while simultaneously showcasing the full scope of Juanes’s vision in its truest and most authentic form. Read more HERE.



IN THE SPOTLIGHT: Scooter Braun, Paul Tollett, Sarah Stennett, Monte Lipman, John Janick, Jason Iley, Jeff Smith, Jody Gerson, Peter Edge, Jon Platt, Sir Lucian Grainge, Harvey Mason Jr., Irving Azoff, Eric Greenspan, Bob Lefsetz and Jo Charrington
IN THE SPOTLIGHT: Scooter Braun, Paul Tollett, Sarah Stennett, Monte Lipman, John Janick, Jason Iley, Jeff Smith, Jody Gerson, Peter Edge, Jon Platt, Sir Lucian Grainge, Harvey Mason Jr., Irving Azoff, Eric Greenspan, Bob Lefsetz and Jo Charrington.


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. Life can be fun, unpredictable and dangerous at times; however, it’s always a life worth living. Click HERE to witness some of life’s most unsuspecting moments, which are sure to make you take a deep breath and give pause to the unexpected!


A&R WORLDWIDE'S ARTIST OF THE WEEK - NOBLE A&R WORLDWIDE’S "ARTIST OF THE WEEK" – NOBLE

Noble

Pedro Fidalgo who goes by the artist name Noble, is firmly proving to be one of the most prominent music acts on Portuguese soil. With just two full-length albums under his belt, he has already earned success with his singles, including “Honey,” which quickly became a radio hit soon after its release and was featured as the opening theme for the Portuguese soap opera Amar Depois de Amar. He’s also had success with the single “Beautiful,” taken from his sophomore album Secrets, an ode to those who have helped him not only during the beginning of his career, but also during his journey to the top of the music charts in his native country, released earlier this year. With his latest effort, “Lost In You,” Noble ventures into the themes of love and desire, with a newfound sound based on danceable grooves and bolder rhythms which is a sound clash of pop meets The Strokes and Arctic Monkeys! The track is the first taste of new material he’s been working on and works as a recollection of memories from idyllic moments spent with a special someone, a love kindled time and again, and the wish for such ephemeral moments to become everlasting. Enjoy “Lost In You” HERE, and contact Rogério Saraiva at rogerio@metrosonicrecords.com, as Noble is available for label, booking, publishing and sync opportunities across the globe.


A&R WORLDWIDE'S VIDEO OF THE WEEK - EUT A&R WORLDWIDE’S "VIDEO OF THE WEEK" – EUT

EUT
Megan de Klerk, Emiel de Nennie, Tessa Raadman, David Hoogerheide and Juen Schütt are the alt-pop-infused Dutch outfit EUT. The Amsterdam-based quintet have earned millions of streams across their DSPs, and garnered humbling acclaim from the likes of CLASH, DIY and The Line Of Best Fit. EUT have been hard at work self-producing their forthcoming album Be My Reactor (V2) since the pandemic, which has some darker themes than their previous songs. The band worked with AdamAtomGreenspan (Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Arcade Fire, Bloc Party) to mix the album and help maximize their unique sound. Their latest single, “Step By Step” is filled with euphoric synth tones and sweeping melodies, the result of a number of musical influences ranging from Beck to Gorillaz and St. Vincent. Enjoy the visual for “Step By Step” HERE, and contact Jon Sutcliffe at jon@perfectsoundsforever.com for additional details on the band and available opportunities with EUT.


PASSPORT APPROVED™ PLAYLIST – 11/20/2022


“PASSPORT APPROVED” PLAYLIST FOR Sunday, November 20th, 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.

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DOLORES FOREVER – “Funeral” (Sweat Music, Sweden)
CIRCA WAVES – “Do You Wanna Talk” (Unsigned, UK)
SLOPES – “This Is Goodbye” (Sony, Norway)
TEENAGE DADS – “Teddy” (City Pop, Australia)
MONSTER FLORENCE – “Borstal” (Project Melody Music, UK)
LOUIS BERRY – “It’s Gonna Take Time” (Unsigned, UK)
SINGLE BY SUNDAY – “Reputation” (Unsigned, Scotland)
REST FOR THE WICKED – “Feel The Same Way” (EMI/UMG, Australia)
OLI FOX – “Half As Much” (AmperSounds, UK)
WILL LINLEY – “Kill All My Feelings” (BMG, South Africa)
SMITH & THELL – “I Feel It In The Wind” (Playground, Scandinavia)
RED RUM CLUB – “The River” (Modern Sky, UK)
APECS – “Baby Prophet (Unsigned, UK)
STEREOTIDE – “Touch The Sky” (Unsigned, Germany)
KAMRAD – “I Believe” (Sony Music, Germany)
BELDON HAIGH – “Money Back” (Unsigned, UK)
LOLA MARSH – “Satellite” (Polydor, France)
THE VELVET HANDS – “Telephone Love” (Jam X Recordings, UK)
THE AMAZONS – “How Will I Know” (Fiction/UMG, UK)
MADYX – “Trip Around The Sun” (Unsigned, N. America)
ECHO NORTHSTAR – “Someone Else” (Unsigned, Ireland)
CRAWLERS – “I Don’t Want It” (Polydor, UK)
IAMJJ – “Show Me Love” (Mermaid, Denmark)
PALE WAVES – “Clean” (Dirty Hit, UK)
THE HAUNTED YOUTH – “Teen Rebel (Mayday Records, Belgium)
DEAF HAVANA – “Going Clear” (SO Recordings, UK)
LIP FILLER – “Cool” (Unsigned, UK)
LAUREN WALLER – “Let Go” (Unsigned, N. America)
THE FEENS – “Eyes Open” (Digital Disto, UK)
MIA WRAY – “Evidence” (Ivy League/Liberation, Australia)
NOBLE – “Lost In You” (Metrosonic Records, Portugal)
CROCODYLUS – “YOU” (Sureshaker, Australia)
MASI MASI – “Moaner Lisa” (Shabby Road, UK)
RHETT REPKO – “Won’t Cry” (Unsigned, N. America)



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