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THE ACMS: MOSTLY LIVE AND REALLY REAL
Moving in the right direction (9/18a)
2020 EIGHT-MONTH MARKETSHARE SCORECARD
Interscope #1 in latest power rankings (9/17a)
WASSERMAN SEALS THE DEAL
But what's behind door #2? (9/17a)
SURFACES LEVEL UP
Peaking at just the right time (9/18a)
NEAR TRUTHS: HERE'S THE DEAL (AND THE ROAD AHEAD)
This column pairs well with BBQ sauce. (9/15a)
GRAMMY TALK
We're full of it.
AFRICAN POP
Getting global with it.
IT'S PRETTY SMOKY
And this time it's not from our bong.
WHAT COMES AFTER TIKTOK?
Shorter videos! Weirder trends!
Critics' Choice
CAA SIGNS TOMOS ROBERTS
5/8/20

CAA has signed writer, performance artist and filmmaker Tomos Roberts. During his time at the University of Manchester, where he studied English Literature and Drama, the London-based 26-year-old co-founded Odds On Productions while working as a producer on the feature film HILDA, which has since become an official selection for both Moscow Film Festival and London’s Raindance Film Festival.

Roberts has since been writing his own feature film, BLAGGERS, and has launched Probably Tomfoolery as a platform to showcase his poetry online. Picking up on a stint of politically focused poems written during his time at university, Roberts has been performing live around London and creating online content alongside his poetry.  

With the  release his latest poem, “The Great Realisation,” it’s now been viewed 30m+ times across multiple platforms. Roberts is currently managed by Alex Wiseman and repped by his attorney Sebastian Davey at Russells Solicitors.

ARTISTS PAY RESPECTS TO KRAFTWERK'S FLORIAN SCHNEIDER
5/6/20

Online tributes have been posted around the globe for Florian Schneider, who co-founded the influential German band Kraftwerk with Ralf Hütter. He died Wednesday from cancer at the age of 73.

Kraftwerk issued its debut album in 1971 and after several lineup shifts, released a string if influential electronic albums such as Ralf und FlorianAutobahn and Trans-Europe Express in the mid-1970s.

Schneider, a flutist who also played violin, guitar and synthesizers, was key to the band’s forward-looking approach to technology and creating new sounds via electronic drums and their synth-vocal processor Robovox. Schneider appeared on 10 Kraftwerk albums, leaving the band in 2008 prior to a reunion tour.

Parlophone Records Co-Presidents Nick Burgess and Mark Mitchell said in a statement, “Florian Schneider was a pioneering figure in the history of modern music. It is no exaggeration to say that countless artists would not sound the way they do today if not for Florian’s revolutionary compositions and innovative musicianship. The band’s experimental courage and enormous influence crossed a myriad of genres, from electronic to dance to hip-hop.

“Consummate multi-media artists, Kraftwerk not only broke new musical ground, but created a unique and inspiring visual universe, from their album covers to their state-of-the-art stage productions. All of us at Parlophone and Warner Music Group are honored to be stewards of Kraftwerk’s incredible body of work, and we send our deepest condolences to Florian’s family, friends, and countless fans across the globe. He will be deeply missed.”

 

BLAST FROM BRIGHTMAN'S PAST TO BENEFIT COVID-19 CHARITIES
5/5/20

Sarah Brightman performed with the English National Orchestra at Royal Albert Hall in London in in September 1997. That performance, not commercially available, will be streamed on YouTube Saturday to raise funds for COVID-19 relief charities.

Brightman sang pieces by a wide range of composers—Puccini, Gershwin, Bernstein and Andrew Lloyd Webber, who backs her on piano while she sings his “Whistle Down the Wind.” Andrea Bocelli duets with Sarah on “Time to Say Goodbye”; Adam Clarke joins her for “Pie Jesu.”

“For many of us during lockdown these are reflective and introspective times, so I thought viewing a concert chosen from my performing past would be appropriate and bring you back to a special comforting moment in time,” Brightman said. “For me then, it was a pivotal period of transition, after which I experienced 20 years of an incredible life and career journey which I wasn’t expecting. Hopefully my performance of many hits and favorite pieces, along with special guests Andrea Bocelli and Andrew Lloyd Webber, will inspire many of you to contribute to one of these fine charities, who are both doing so much for people all over the world at this time.”

The full performance will premiere exclusively on Sarah's YouTube channel beginning 5/9 at noon PT/3pm ET and will be globally available for 72 hours.