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CHART STORY: WHAT A WEEKND
Sometimes art and commerce are totally in sync. (3/28a)
PND & RIHANNA COLLAB ON "BELIEVE IT"
Let's get the PARTY started. (3/26a)
MAYBE, JUST MAYBE: PART 3
Alternate title: Home Alone 3 (3/26a)
ICYMI: iHEART'S LIVING ROOM CONCERT
Live music on TV! (3/30a)
VIRTUAL CONCERT AND LIVESTREAM ROUNDUP (UPDATED DAILY)
Giving home entertainment new meaning (3/30a)
RUBBER GLOVES
Do you have to wear them to work?
MARCH MADNESS
Oh, that's a sports thing too? We just meant that we're losing our minds.
VIRAL MARKETING
How we talk about the Coronavirus.
BERNIE
Can he crash on your couch?
Pub Crawling
PRIMARY WAVE PARTNERS WITH BACHARACH
3/11/20

Primary Wave Music Publishing has entered into a long-term strategic partnership with award-winning composer, songwriter, record producer, and performer Burt Bacharach, an important composer of pop music in the 20th century.

His songs have been recorded by a who's who of artists including Perry ComoDionne WarwickThe BeatlesThe ShirellesTom JonesDusty SpringfieldNeil DiamondPatti LabelleElvis Costello and Rod Stewart. The three-time Oscar winner's partnership with Primary Wave will include access to the publisher's marketing and branding teams, publicity department, and publishing infrastructure which includes digital strategy, licensing, synch opportunities and film & TV production.

Primary Wave will work with the Grammy winner to market his name and likeness, in addition to managing all digital marketing activities. The publishing firm will administer and market the composer's more than 500 compositions, which include 48 top 10 hits and nine #1 songs.

The agreement includes many of the Songwriter Hall of Fame inductee's greatest hits written throughout his career, such as "I Say A Little Prayer," "They Long To Be Close To You," "Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head," "That's What Friends Are For," "Walk On By," "What The World Needs Now Is Love Sweet Love," "There's Always Something There To Remind Me," "On My Own," "Do You Know The Way To San Jose" and many others.

SONY/ATV EUROPE PROMOTES TWO
3/11/20

Sony/ATV's European A&R department has promoted Michèle Hamelink to Sr. A&R Europe, and Sarah Gabrielli to UK and Europe A&R Manager. These promotions advance the goals of Sony/ATV’s European A&R team, which include working across European borders, providing international opportunities, and supporting all European A&R departments in signing and developing songwriters.

Sony/ATV’s European A&R team is led by David Ventura, President & Co-MD of Sony/ATV’s UK division and SVP International, and Johnny Tennander, MD Scandinavia & SVP A&R Europe. The team also includes Lasse Ewald, who is Head of European Song Pitching in Stockholm. Hamelink is based in Amsterdam and directly reports to MD Niels Walboomers in the publisher's Benelux office, while Gabrielli is based in London and directly reports to Ventura.

Ventura stated, “Michèle and Sarah have grown into their roles at Sony/ATV and their promotions are thoroughly deserved. Both are incredibly important to the future of our company, and Johnny and I have been fortunate to work closely with them. They embrace our songwriters, their drive is inspiring, and most importantly they live for music.”

Tennander said, “The promotions of Sarah and Michèle are key for the way forward, and for what we want to do with the European A&R team. They are both very passionate about music and A&R, and they are super driven. I feel very positive that they will lift our European and International A&R game to new heights.”

“I’m thrilled to take on this new challenge. I’m thankful for the continued confidence David, Johnny and Niels have in me. I look forward to working more closely with both the European and International A&R teams, and with our incredible songwriters on an international level,” said Hamelink.

Gabrielli stated, “I am incredibly excited to join forces with David, Johnny, Michèle and Lasse as part of the European team. I am looking forward to working alongside all of our amazing European A&R teams to provide our songwriters with a best-in-class service!”

Hamelink began working at Sony/ATV in 2012, and has worked closely with songwriters and producers such as a.o., Gia Koka, Yung Felix, Son Mieux, and Jonas Kröper. Meanwhile, Gabrielli joined Sony/ATV in 2016 and has signed hit songwriters beabadoobee, Jordan Rakei, DamexDame and Loryn.

MILK & HONEY CHARTING 4 IN TOP 40
3/11/20

Milk & Honey is presently charting 4 records in the Top 40 at Pop radio.

Selena Gomez's "Rare," co-written and co-produced by Milk & Honey clients Sir Nolan and Simon Says, is #17. Demi Lovato's "I Love Me," co-written and co-produced by clients Oak Felder and Alex & Keith from The Orphanage, is #28. Trevor Daniel's "Falling," co-produced by client Charlie Handsome, is #21. And Noah Cyrus' "July," co-written by client Thief (aka Peter Harding), is #39, with more songs entering the chart momentarily.

Milk & Honey overlord Lucas Keller lit a Cohiba, gazed out upon his kingdom, and was pleased.