Nancy Dubuc, CEO of VICE Media Group and former head of A+E Networks (pictured), has joined Warner Music Group‘s board of directors. She has been named chairperson of the Audit Committee and a member of the Executive Committee. Thomas H. Lee actions down from the board, which he joined in 2004 as a team of traders acquired the firm from Time Warner. Lee will keep the title of Director Emeritus.
Reported Len Blavatnik, founder and chairman of WMG father or mother company Entry Industries: “Nancy is an remarkable addition to the Board. Her knowledge in visible and electronic media, combined with her expertise of youth tradition and the amusement current market, make her nicely suited to assistance manual WMG’s advancement. I would also like to thank Tom for his quite a few yrs of valuable service on the Board, and I’m pleased that we’ll be capable to call on his experience in the long term.”
“Music now life in several distinctive varieties, across cultures, technologies, and media,” added Dubuc. “Warner’s dynamic, world-wide strategy to creative imagination and commerce, alongside with the highly effective price proposition it provides artists and songwriters, make it a certainly progressive and interesting corporation. I’m wanting forward to working with everybody on the Board to enable chart the several years ahead.”
+ CAA has signed critically-acclaimed British artist Stormzy for illustration in all locations throughout the world. In 2017, Stormzy’s debut album “Gang Symptoms & Prayer,” set a U.K. record for initially-7 days streams and released two profitable singles. His follow-up, 2019’s “Heavy Is the Head,” was nominated for a Mercury Prize in 2020. The agency will also symbolize Stormzy’s enterprise #Merky, which involves a publishing imprint, #MerkyBooks, and the Merky Foundation, a nonprofit which not too long ago donated £500,000 to fund instructional scholarships for pupils from disadvantaged backgrounds. Stormzy is managed by Tobe Onwuka.
+ Nicole George-Middleton has been appointed as government director of The ASCAP Foundation, reporting to ASCAP CEO Elizabeth Matthews. She replaces Colleen McDonough, who retired previously this month. George-Middleton will also continue to be on as ASCAP’s svp of membership, reporting to evp and chief imaginative officer John Titta. George-Middleton has been at ASCAP because 2008 and has oversight of the everyday operational management of ASCAP’s Rhythm & Soul and symphonic and live performance membership departments.
+ Atlanta centered nonprofit Project Go Darkish has partnered with the Black Music Action Coalition (BMAC), Spotify x As well as1 for Black Creatives, Polywork, Sincethe80s and more for its inaugural New music Market Pipeline (MIP) application, an 8-week compensated junior executive plan for professions throughout the songs market. MIP will incorporate a masterclass sequence, 6-week internship, and a panel and lecture sequence showcasing Black audio executives and professionals. Those people intrigued in applying can do so listed here.
+ Richard Foster has been promoted to vice president, marketing and advertising at Epic Information, it was announced by Dave Bell, govt VP and head of internet marketing, to whom Foster stories.
The New York-centered Foster, who joined the Sony Songs label in July 2019, is tasked with all electronic advertising initiatives which include podcasts, website style and information assessment, in addition to controlling promoting budgets and liaising with the resourceful workforce.
Reported Bell: “Rich’s limitless creative imagination and comprehension of both of those the artist and supporter perspective have been an speedy standout when he joined the business two years in the past. That guide to his shift from Electronic Advertising into Products Management, exactly where in each capacities he has assisted generate some of our greatest good results stories. His speedy ascension is a result of really hard perform, willpower and an unwavering eye on what moves the lifestyle and the current market.”
Foster had beforehand held positions at Warner Audio Group, Universal Motown Data, Ume/Verve and Combs Enterprises, the place he dealt with this sort of makes as Ciroc and Sean John.
+ Universal Tunes Team has declared the start of Virgin Music Label & Artist Providers in Brazil. In accordance to the announcement, the recently introduced division will concentrate on supporting the subsequent wave of Brazilian unbiased artist expertise, labels, influencers and entrepreneurs.
As component of this start, Virgin Music Label & Artist Expert services Brazil has also introduced that it has joined forces with Perform Demonstrate, Brazil’s best Sertanejo label, with the objective of growing the achieve of Brazilian songs tradition and Sertanejo songs close to the globe. The initially new signing underneath the partnership is the duo Henrique & Juliano, who convey their entire nine-year catalog to the label.
Virgin Music arrives in Brazil beneath the leadership of Miguel Cariello, who has been appointed Normal Supervisor, Virgin Music Label & Artist Services, Brazil efficient quickly. An professional industry government, Cariello has served as Content and GTS Director for Universal Music Brazil because 2017, after previously functioning as a electronic promoting manager, artist supervisor, and function producer.
Function Present founder/CEO Wander says, “I’m 100% confident that we are beginning a new cycle of main contributions to the Brazilian tunes environment, with the becoming a member of forces of Do the job Demonstrate and Virgin Music Brazil.” Cariello says, “I really feel humbled and grateful for the rely on and responsibility the organization has bestowed in me. My major goal is to retain the disruptive spirit that has always characterized this famous label and to broaden Virgin Music legacy with the aid of excellent artists and exceptional tunes.”
Paulo Lima, President of Common New music Brazil said: “There is no question that we are launching just one of the most incredible organization styles in the Brazilian audio industry. This game-shifting partnership will help establish new expressive milestones amongst artists and audiences.”
+ Switzerland-dependent MusicBird AG has acquired the tune catalog of songwriter/producer J.R. Rotem, which features hits by Rihanna (“SOS”), Sean Kingston (“Beautiful Girls”), Leona Lewis (“Better in Time”) and Jason Derulo (“Whatcha Say,” “In My Head”). This order marks the very first acquisition by MusicBird, a enterprise “seeking investments in quality new music copyrights on a all over the world foundation,” in accordance to the announcement. Even more particulars about the transaction have been not disclosed.
Rotem was represented in the MusicBird transaction by Granderson Des Rochers, LLP spearheading the acquisition on behalf of MusicBird was its head of new music, Sanji Tandan along with Kendall Minter of Taylor English Duma, LLP.
“This is the initial of quite a few planned acquisitions,” said MusicBird chairman Jonas Anker. “We’re honored that J.R. Rotem entrusted his incredible song assortment to us. It is a excellent way to kickstart our tunes enterprise.”
Rotem said, “Like just about every songwriter, my songs are a important element of me. So I am gratified that my music have located a nurturing house with MusicBird.”
+ Milo Pacheco has been named GM/head of promoting for S-Curve Records, which has been relaunched as a joint venture with Disney Tunes Team. He reports to S-Curve president and founder Steve Greenberg.
Pacheco was most not too long ago svp of advertising and marketing at S-Curve/BMG where he used nearly six several years leading campaigns for artists including AJR, Andy Grammer, Leslie Odom Jr., and We the Kings, amongst other folks. Pacheco has also held senior advertising positions at Columbia Information, Crush Management, and Island Data.
“Since 2013, Milo Pacheco has been integral to the success of the S-Curve label and its artists,” Greenberg stated. “His keen marketing abilities, put together with a deep expertise and enthusiasm for audio, have led him to a management position in almost everything we do. Milo understands artists and their groups, expertly encouraging them to actualize their imaginative vision and deliver their tunes to the general public.”