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Pub Crawling
UMG NASHVILLE UPS DAMON MOBERLY
10/30/20

UMG Nashville has upped Damon Moberly to SVP of Promotion for Mercury Nashville. Moberly has spent over two decades with the company, most recently serving as VP and Head of the Mercury Nashville radio promo team.

“I am so excited to announce Damon Moberly’s promotion to SVP of Promotion/ Mercury Nashville,” said EVP of Promotion at UMG Nashville, Royce Risser. “His leadership ability and relationship skills are second to none. He has been an integral part of Mercury now for 22 years and we are thrilled to have him with us for many more. Congrats Damon!”

Moberly added, “From the early days of Shania Twain to Chris Stapleton lighting the room on fire at the CMA awards, I have had the privilege of working alongside the most talented professionals and creators in the business. I am proud to continue this journey with the exceptional Mercury roster and my Universal Music Group family.” 

Mercury Nashville’s roster includes Lauren Alaina, Priscilla Block, Billy Currington, Travis Denning, Stapleton, Twain and Maddie & Tae.

JOHNNY GOLDSTEIN INKS WITH SONY/ATV
10/30/20


Sony/ATV
has inked Johnny Goldstein to a global co-publishing deal. The company has also partnered with Artist Publishing Group (APG) to provide creative services to Goldstein.

The multi-platinum music producer and songwriter is known for his notable collaborations, including working alongside will.i.am to produce the Black Eyed Peas’ eighth studio album, TRANSLATION. Having produced 12 out of 15 tracks, the album’s single “MAMACITA” f/Ozuna reached #1 on the Latin Airplay chart with over 500m streams.

“Johnny is a musical force of nature! His sound and instincts are truly versatile across genres, rhythms and continents,” shared Katie Welle, Sony/ATV SVP, Creative. APG CEO Mike Caren and APG A&R Josh Toll added, "His unparalleled creative vision, cross-genre appeal, consistency and relentless drive for success will place him at the forefront of the industry."

CEO of Plush Management and Global VP, A&R, Warner Music Group Aton Ben-Horin noted,This collaboration between Sony/ATV and APG is the first of its kind, and I am confident that this unique partnership will maximize the amount of creative opportunities for Johnny.”

“I’m so honored and excited to join the Sony/ATV and APG families. We are already working on some super exciting projects – and we are just getting started,” said Goldstein.

In addition to working on several upcoming projects, Goldstein has original compositions featured in global commercial campaigns for Samsung, LG, Honda, Citroën, American Express, Heinz and 7 Up.

Pictured above before playing celebratory game of Minesweeper are (l-r): Top RowAvi Dahan, Goldstein, Toll; Middle RowMiles Beard, Ben-Horin, Caren; Bottom Row—Emily Cameron and Welle

IT'S MAGIC: PW & NEWTON-JOHN
10/30/20

Primary Wave Music Publishing has struck a partnership with Olivia Newton-John that includes catalog of masters and publishing assets owned by the singer.

It includes her hits "Physical," "I Honestly Love You," "Please Mr. Please," and "Have You Never Been Mellow," as well as some of her songs from Grease and Xanadu, including "Hopelessly Devoted to You" and "Magic."

Newton-John and Primary Wave's executive team will work to expand her work to even wider audiences via the pubco’s marketing, branding, Broadway, Film/TV, and digital strategy teams, as well as their licensing and synch departments.

"I'm excited about this partnership with Primary Wave as it will not only help introduce my music to new generations but, it will also allow us to create wonderful projects and opportunities for my longtime fans to enjoy all over again in new ways—whilst also bringing new music to them at the same time," Newton-John said.