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Pub Crawling
DOWN WITH THE WAVE
11/18/20

Primary Wave has acquired the publishing catalog and master royalty stream of multi-platinum rock band Disturbed.

The latest in the pubco’s steady stream of acquisitions, the multi-million-dollar deal encompasses the band’s compositions and masters across their career to date, including hits like “Indestructible,” “The Vengeful One” and “Stricken.”

Also included is Disturbed’s first U.S. platinum-certified hit, “Down with The Sickness,” as well as their 2015 cover of Simon & Garfunkel’s “Sound of Silence,” which has been streamed nearly a half billion times and landed the band a Grammy nom for Best Rock Performance in 2017.

The terms of the deal give Disturbed access to sync, digital, licensing, name-and-likeness and other marketing and publishing opportunities.

“Over the past twenty years, Disturbed’s genre-defining music has broken down barriers with their iconic sound, instantly-recognizable melodies and uncanny ability to reimagine songs with an aggressive swagger all their own,” states Robert Dippold, Partner & President, Digital Strategy for Primary Wave.

“We are thrilled to welcome them to our family and cannot wait to jump in and do what we do best – build upon their legacy and continue to position Disturbed as one of the premiere Hard Rock acts.”

UMPG INKS ELECTRIC FEEL ENTERTAINMENT, EXPANDS TO EUROPE
11/18/20


UMPG
has inked an exclusive, global publishing deal with Electric Feel Entertainment. Led by Lucas Teuchner and Alex Strehl, the agreement will expand Electric Feel into the European marketplace.

Launched in 2013 by Austin Rosen, Electric Feel Ent. is home to a roster of artists like Post Malone, Rich The Kid, Travis Scott, Louis Bell, Andrew Watt, Billy Walsh, Brian Lee, 24kGoldn and Iann Dior, among other brands and cultures.

“As Austin, Alex and Lucas continue to sign hit songwriters in Europe, the UMPG team looks forward to supporting and developing that talent around the world,” shared UMPG Chairman and CEO, Jody Gerson.

Electric Feel Europe is powered by the Teuchner-led label and management company Two Sides, Michael Stockum-led artist management and creative agency A Million Entertainment and supported by advertising agency DOJO. The first signings include German rap producers Minor2Go, Palazzo and Jumpa.

“We are thrilled to partner with such an impressive group of individuals at UMPG, Two Sides, A Million and DOJO to propel Electric Feel into the European marketplace and continue to expand our global footprint,” said Rosen.

Teuchner added, “Offering our writers and producers a fast lane into the international market and leaving our mark worldwide has been one of our goals from the beginning. One of our first collaborative projects – 24kGoldn’s No. 1 single “Mood” - has already proven the power of our joint forces.”

Pictured above prior to the quarantine woes are (l-r) Front— EFE Europe’s Philippe L’Estrange and Janine Villforth, A Million Ent. CEO Michi Stockum, UMPG Germany’s Diana Munoz, EFE Europe’s Regina Kuhn; Back—UMPG’s Thomas Vidovic, Strehl, Teuchner and UMPG Germany’s Patrick Pitz.

SONY/ATV AND BLEEDING FINGERS MUSIC LAUNCH SCHOLARSHIP
11/16/20

Sony/ATV and Bleeding Fingers Music have teamed up to launch a Screen Scoring Diversity Scholarship within the Screen Scoring Master’s Program at the USC’s Thornton School of Music. As part of Sony Music Group’s Social Justice Fund efforts, the scholarship encourages inclusivity and expands opportunities for Black composers throughout the film and scoring industry.

Covering the entire program cost, including tuition, housing and meals, equipment, moving costs, software purchases and more, the scholarship also provides an apprenticeship opportunity at Bleeding Fingers Music, which is home to program alumni Austin Hammonds, among other notable composers.

“We are proud to partner with Bleeding Fingers and USC Thornton to establish this scholarship as we work to break down barriers for Black composers. We look forward to bringing a wide range of new, creative voices to the film and scoring community, and throughout the music industry,” shared Sony/ATV Chairman and CEO Jon Platt.

“There are many barriers to becoming a composer, not least is the expense of studying at a top school. We want to break down this wall and find some truly gifted individuals that will become role models of the future,” added Hans Zimmer, who co-founded BFM alongside Steve Kofsky and Russell Emanuel.

To learn more about the program and apply, click here. The submission deadline for the 2021-22 academic year is 12/1/20.