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STRONG Q1 FOR UMG
DRIVES VIVENDI
The crown jewel sparkles. (4/16a)
COACHELLA VS. COUCHELLA: NO CONTEST
One weekend down, one to go. (4/15a)
BECK BRINGS "LIGHTNING" TO BEATS
The Tower of sync power. (4/15a)
NEW RELEASES: A BTS MAP (UPDATE)
K-Pop is a thing, it looks like. (4/16a)
CROSSCURRENTS: NEW FRONTIERS
The final chapter of the Black Music History overview (4/15a)
THE NEXT RECORDING ACADEMY HEAD IS...
(The envelope, please.)
THE WHOLE SPIEL ON BILLIE
We're handing out crowns.
THE FUTURE OF ROCK & ROLL IS...
Hang on, we just need to throw this TV out the window.
THERE'S PIZZA IN THE BACK
The pepperoni's all gone, though.
Pub Crawling
STOP THE PRESSES: PRESS UPPED TO W/C PREZ A&R
4/19/19

Warner/Chappell has announced the promotion of creative vet Ryan Press to President A&R, U.S.

Since joining W/C in 2009, Press has worked closely with an array of acclaimed songwriters and producers, including Rihanna, Rae Sremmurd, DJ Khaled, Lil Wayne, Lil Uzi Vert, Mike Elizondo, Ross Golan, Murda Beatz and Hitamka among others.

Based at the company's LA HQ, he will report to Co-Chairman/CEO Guy Moot and Co-Chairman/COO Carianne Marshall

His recent projects include pairing W/C's Swae Lee with Post Malone and Louis Bell for the #1 smash, "Sunflower." The pubco's current songwriting roster includes twenty one pilots, Justin Tranter, Ian Kirkpatrick, Katy Perry, Julia Michaels and Mike Dean, to name but a few. 

Prior to his promotion to Prexy, Press entered W/C as Senior Director, A&R, before being upped to VP A&R and then Co-Head A&R. Before W/C he worked in management and as a Creative Consultant at Notting Hill Music Publishing

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SUPERIOR GETS ITS FLIPPER ON, DIVES INTO POND
4/19/19

Superior Music Publishing is pretty freakin’ geeked to announce the signing of Bay Area punk icons Flipper and indie popsters Matt Pond PA. The iconoclasts of Flipper are currently on their 40th anniversary tour and still tearing it up; their relationship with Superior boss Mara Kuge goes back to her days at Bug. Her pubco is a JV with Modern Works that, in addition to its co-pub and admin deals, definitely has some sync mojo. Mara is expressing her excitement with an array of dolphin sounds.

KOBALT GETS LOUD
4/19/19

Canadian DJ duo Loud Luxury has inked a global pub deal with Kobalt Music today (4/22), including admin, creative services and synch for their entire catalogue and future works.

The pair, consisting of Andrew Fedyk and Joe Depace, formed in 2012 and are the faces behind the 2017 hit “Body,” which amassed over 650m+ streams to date and landed them on Armin Van Burren’s label Armada Music, as well as Tiesto’s AFTR:HRS through their collaboration with Ryan Shepard.

Dominique Keegan, Senior Creative Director, Kobalt says, “Loud Luxury’s music production, DJ sets and engaging personalities are a truly winning combination. I am so excited to working with them on forthcoming releases.” Fedyk adds, “We are thrilled to be working with a company that is a partner of so many artists we look up to, and ready to work together to create the next chapter of Loud Luxury.” 

Currently on a headlining tour in the U.S. with plans to hit Europe later this year, Loud Luxury is managed by Northside Artist Management and repped by Spin Artist Agency for North and South America, WME for Europe. For info and deets, click here