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Warner Chappell Music partners with K-Pop powerhouse JYP Publishing for Seoul songwriting camp

Warner Chappell Music partners with K-Pop powerhouse JYP Publishing for Seoul songwriting camp

Warner Chappell Music UK (WCM) recently partnered with Seoul-based K-Pop powerhouse JYP Publishing to host a songwriting camp in the Korean capital. WCM selected five UK-signed songwriters to take part in the camp, including Ari Pensmith (Chris Brown, Lily Allen, Burna Boy), Bullysongs (Galantis, Sigala, Paloma Faith), Josh Record (Anne Marie, Dua Lipa and Little …

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‘It should be standard for songwriters to get a share of master rights.’

Jaime Zeluck Hindlin has had a busy year. Since launching Nonstop Management in 2018, she’s signed some of today’s top pop songwriters and producers, who have enjoyed success with co-writes on songs for Maroon 5, Lauv, Thomas Rhett and Katy Perry. Penned by Nonstop signings J Kash and Michael Pollack, ‘Memories’ by Maroon 5 recently …

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JAY-Z names Desiree Perez CEO of Roc Nation

Shawn “JAY-Z” Carter has named Desiree Perez as the CEO of Roc Nation. Perez has been COO of Roc Nation since 2009 and is a co-founder of the company. In her role, Perez will lead development and growth across all aspects of Roc Nation including music, management, all new business development, philanthropy, publishing, touring and …

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‘A&R gurus like in the old days? That’s not the way the world is going now.’

‘A&R gurus like in the old days? That’s not the way the world is going now.’

Paul-René Albertini’s summer job as a 12-year-old was a dream come true. Born in the South of France in the mid sixties, the Marathon Artists co-founder tells MBW that he was obsessed with music from a young age. Albertini knew someone who worked in the arts, with dancers and actors, in theatres. One summer, Albertini told …

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TikTok owner ByteDance makes another key music hire, bringing in Tracy Gardner to negotiate with labels

TikTok owner ByteDance makes another key music hire, bringing in Tracy Gardner to negotiate with labels

A few months ago, we told you for the first time that former Warner Music Group (WMG) executive Ole Obermann was headed to TikTok and parent company ByteDance to lead their global music team. The move was confirmed earlier this month, with Obermann having officially joined as Vice President, Global Head of Music. Today, we …

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TikTok parent ByteDance is trialing a Spotify rival called Resso in Indonesia & India (report)

TikTok parent company ByteDance has been trialing a music app called Resso in India and Indonesia for the past six months. As first reported by Bloomberg – citing data compiled by Sensor Tower – the app has seen 27,000 installs across iOS and Android so far. Bloomberg also reports that ByteDance, founded by software engineer …

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Spotify story becomes Netflix Original Series

Netflix has announced the untitled scripted series about Spotify, which it describes as ‘the Swedish start-up that shook the entire music industry.’ The limited series is inspired by the tell-all book Spotify Untold by authors Sven Carlsson and Jonas Leijonhufvud – both business reporters at Swedish Dagens Industri – and will be produced by Yellow …

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Indie distributor Redeye acquires Swedish distribution company Border Music

Redeye, the North Carolina-based North American independent distributor, has acquired Sweden-based music distribution company Border Music. The news was announced today at the company’s year-end Label Hang in North Carolina. Continuing to operate as Border Music with a warehouse in Göteborg, the deal allows Border access to Redeye’s worldwide digital and physical distribution, including joint …

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Multi-territory digital licensing hub in Africa shows signs of success ahead of potential ‘streaming boom’

CAPASSO (Composers, Authors and Publishers Association) has said that ‘streaming revenue across multiple territories in [in Africa], excluding South Africa, has had an increase of over 62% year on year’. The Johannesburg-based agency has in recent years led the creation of a centralized hub and digital licence for pan-African repertoire. The hub consists of 17 …

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