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MUSEXPO 2017 ADDS MORE LEADING INDUSTRY INNOVATORS TO LOS ANGELES PROGRAM



MUSEXPO 2017 is just under two months away and the event continues to attract industry leaders, innovators and influencers, as well as those seeking to enhance their business and creative opportunities and global music business network. MUSEXPO's 13th addition takes place at the W Hotel in Hollywood from April 30th - May 3rd.

MUSEXPO 2017 will deliver an evolved program for 2017, featuring a special focus on India, a unique approach to synchronization with a “Meet The Film Producers & Creatives” forum, digital/streaming, block-chain, VR, global A&R, publishing, marketing, monetizing new global music platforms and markets; discovery of global talent (MUSEXPO has been very lucrative for many labels, publishers, booking agents, brands, synch agents and promoters over the years to unearth incredible talent) and much more.

Alex da Kid Aton Ben-Horin Jaddan Comerford Jaideep Singh Jbeau Lewis

Joe Belliotti Mark Beaven Prashan Agarwal Rishi Shah Robin Jenssen

The event has already confirmed a number of highly influential and inspiring executives from various companies to participate at the event. Among last week’s additions to the speaker line-up are: Alex da Kid - Award-winning producer and Founder & CEO, KIDinaKORNER; Aton Ben-Horin - Global VP of A&R, Warner Music Group; Jaddan Comerford - Founder & CEO, Unified; Jaideep Singh - Managing Director APAC & Middle East, Volocity Media and Chairman APAC & Middle East Board, Ignition Creative; Jbeau Lewis - Agent, UTA; Joe Belliotti - Head of Global Music Marketing, Coca-Cola; Mark Beaven - Founder & Co-CEO, Advanced Alternative Media, Inc.; Prashan Agarwal - COO, Gaana; Rishi Shah - Founder, Maharishi LLC (RAVE India); Robin Jenssen - VP & General Manager, EKKO and many others to be unveiled soon.

A&R Worldwide readers are eligible for a 10% discount on registration which can be accessed by clicking HERE. For more information on MUSEXPO 2017, the event program, and discount hotel rates, visit www.musexpo.net or contact tyler@anrworldwide.com.


A&R WORLDWIDE EXCLUSIVE: VETERAN CREATIVE EXECUTIVES LAUNCH EKKO MUSIC RIGHTS



Pelle Lidell & Robin Jenssen
In cooperation with the Korean label SM Entertainment, and its recently-launched sister company, Culture Technology Group Asia (CTGA Co Ltd), Swedish music publishing veteran Pelle Lidell, alongside Norwegian business partner Robin Jenssen, have launched EKKO Music Rights Europe, a new independent music publishing company. Based in Stockholm, Sweden, EKKO will seek to be an active force within the global music publishing market. EKKO is the result of a long-standing idea from Korean leading music business executive Soo Man Lee who is also the Founder and Chairman of successful music entertainment firm, SM Entertainment Co.

In Sweden, EKKO will be led by business partners Lidell (President & Co-Founder) and Jenssen (VP/GM & Co-Founder) with Lidell overseeing the company’s daily operations. An office and recording studio will also be set-up in Los Angeles in cooperation with veteran producer/writer/executive, Dominique Rodriguez. In Seoul, EKKO Music Rights will be overseen by SM Entertainment’s Creative Chief and Head of A&R, Chris Lee (CEO) with music publishing veteran Johan Chung (GM) managing the Seoul office’s daily activities. Additional expansion for the company is expected in the near future.

EKKO MUSIC RIGHTS ADDS NEW 19-YEAR OLD SIGNING EFRAIM LEO TO ITS GROWING ROSTER: Pictured (l-r) are Robin Jenssen, VP & GM (EKKO Music Rights), Elaine Karlsson (manager), Efraim Leo and Pelle Lidell, President (EKKO Music Rights).
For most of 2016 Lidell and Jenssen have been behind the scenes on setting up the company’s strategies and future activities but during that time have also managed to place more than 300 songs for release globally resulting in 5 No.1 records to date. One of them including “Vente Pa’Ca,” Latin pop icon Ricky Martin’s hit single for Sony Music which has reached the No.1 spot in no less than 14 countries, as well as the No.1 spot on Billboard’s Latin Airplay, Latin Hot Songs and Tropical Airplay charts. The record has reached multi-platinum sales and garnered more than 140 million Spotify streams as well as over 650 million views on YouTube.

Additional signings include Dsign Music, the highly successful Norwegian songwriting/production team whose work has exceeded the 20 million mark in worldwide sales with more than 200 songs recorded and released. Dsign’s releases include 23 Billboard World Chart No.1’s as well as a number of other No.1’s and Top 5’s globally. Last month, EKKO also signed a worldwide sub-publishing/administration deal with Kobalt Music (ex-Japan and Korea).

Pelle Lidell tells A&R Worldwide, “In the noughties, during my time with Universal Music Publishing UK, I began to do great business with Soo Man Lee, Chris Lee and SM Entertainment’s brilliant A&R team. Since then we’ve strengthened our relationship through our ongoing collaborations. Their cutting-edge 2.0 approach have gob-smacked me numerous times and my writers and I have enjoyed endless hit records and multi-million sales thanks to SM Entertainment’s extraordinary work. So, when they asked me in the fall of 2015 if I was interested in teaming up with them to launch the European arm of a brand new music publishing company, I didn’t hesitate for a second. Furthermore, I’m delighted that my old friend and colleague Robin Jenssen is joining me on this journey - he’s by far one of the best music business entrepreneurs I’ve ever worked with. We complete each other with our different set of skills. We have also secured the services of an international A&R consultant with a truly impressive network and a history of hits. That person’s name will be revealed shortly. I realize that it’s still early days for us but I’m totally convinced that EKKO will reach the goals we’ve set up: to be a globally proactive, creative and writer/artist-friendly independent music publishing company that writers and artists would want to sign with. I have had the pleasure of working in both independent and major environments so we at EKKO will try our hardest to combine the best of these both worlds. With a worldwide deal in place with Kobalt Music, a music publishing company I’m a huge fan of, I truly believe we have all the tools to provide the best service possible to our writers.”


WARNER CHAPPELL EXPANDS GERMAN OPERATIONS



Warner/Chappell Music (WCM) announced last week its expanded German presence with the official opening of a new office in Berlin. The new location, primarily directing its efforts towards A&R, joins Warner/Chappell Music Germany’s headquarters in Hamburg and its existing office in Munich. The new office will also organize writing camps and serve as a liaison with broadcasters and other partners.

Berlin is home to a number of leading songwriters signed to WCM Germany including Abaz, David Garrett, Samon Kawamura, Roland “Roy” Knauf, Kontra K, Lindemann, Marteria and Nena. The Berlin office has already held its first songwriting camp which included WCM songwriters such as Sebastian Henzl, Julia Kroehnert and Ela Steinmetz working with the successful German pop duo Glasperlenspiel.

Lars Karlsson, Warner/Chappell Music’s Managing Director for Germany, Austria, Switzerland and the Nordics, said, “Berlin’s cosmopolitan culture, combined with its access to affordable living, continues to attract a new generation of inspired creatives. We’re excited to be opening a new office in a city with such a diverse, innovative songwriting scene. This expansion is part of our commitment to always provide best-in-class services to songwriters from Germany and around the world.”

Jon Platt, Warner/Chappell Music’s Chairman & CEO, said, “Germany is the third largest music market in the world, and Berlin is an artistically vibrant capital, so it’s great to have a dedicated team in three different cities, seeking out and nurturing talent across this dynamic country. It is our mission to help great songwriters thrive, wherever they are, and to that end, we are continually growing our global presence.”


RTÉ CHOICE MUSIC PRIZE PRESENT IRISH ALBUM AND SONG OF THE YEAR AWARDS



Last week’s RTÉ Choice Music Prize awards brought together the best of Irish talent to Dublin as it recognized the 2016 successes of its local talent. Receiving the RTÉ Choice Music Prize Irish Album of the Year for 2016 was Rusangano Family for their full length, Let The Dead Bury The Dead (self-released). The judging panel, composed of Irish music media professionals, chose the winning album based solely on the music, without accounting for sales or airplay as criteria.

Additionally, the RTÉ Choice Music Prize Irish Song of the Year went to buzzing Irish act Picture This for their song “Take My Hand.” The Song of the Year honors were decided by the public via the RTÉ and Choice Music Prize websites. Incidentally, Picture This garnered key support from A&R Worldwide early last year and recently signed with Jason Jordan, Sr. VP A&R at Republic Records in New York City.

In receiving their award, Rusangano Family received a €10,000 prize, which was provided by the Irish Music Rights Organisation (IMRO) and the Irish Recorded Music Association (IRMA), as well as a specially-commissioned award.

This year’s sold-out event at Vicar Street was hosted by RTÉ 2FM’s Eoghan McDermott and was broadcast live on the station on a specially extended Louise McSharry show.

The RTÉ Choice Music Prize is presented in Association with IMRO & IRMA with RAAP, Culture Ireland, The BAI and Golden Discs also official project partners.


GLOBAL NEWS UPDATES…



BMG has transitioned the distribution of 95,000 tracks and 8,000 albums from its catalog to ADA Worldwide. The move includes recordings by leading artists such as Black Sabbath, Motörhead, The Kinks, Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, Goldfrapp, Erasure, Fatboy Slim and Kylie Minogue among others. It is the latest step in a phased consolidation of BMG’s supply chain to retailers and digital services globally, with ADA, part of Warner Music Group, as BMG’s lead distribution partner. Among the catalogs included in the transition to ADA are Sanctuary, Mute, Chrysalis, Echo, Hawk/Air, Skint, Cavalcade, R2M/La Strada, Salsoul/West End/Bethlehem, PWL, Avenue and the works of Emerson, Lake & Palmer.

RCA Records has signed a recording contract with Stargate, the Norwegian songwriting/production duo composed of Tor Erik Hermansen and Mikkel Eriksen. The duo, whose work includes hits for Beyoncé (“Irreplaceable”), Rihanna (“Rude Boy,” “Don’t Stop The Music,” “Diamonds”) and Katy Perry (“Firework”) as well as others, released their debut on Friday with single "Waterfall," featuring P!nk and Sia. While details haven’t been revealed for additional music for release under the Stargate banner, the announcement stated that the group will "feature some of their favorite artists on their forthcoming music.”

Pandora's on-demand streaming offering, Pandora Premium, will become available to Pandora Plus subscribers this Wednesday with a free tier and access for new users available in the coming weeks. Following competitors Spotify and Apple Music, Pandora Premium carries a monthly fee of $9.99 for access to 40 million songs on-demand as well as offline listening and curated playlists from Pandora’s editorial team. The new offering will also make use of data collected via the Music Genome Project for playlist curation based on a single song. Among the additional features available are included a playlist built on tracks that have been given a thumbs up as well as a new "Now Playing" experience that sees signature album art colors transitioning by track. Premium will also aggregate all created radio stations into a master list of those tracks. As it seeks to convert its 81 million monthly users to the new on-demand offering, Pandora will target its paying Plus subscribers with a free six-month trial of Premium. Launching initially for mobile, Premium will roll-out to additional platforms, including desktop, in the coming months.

Ed Sheeran
Ed Sheeran’s third studio release, ÷ (Divide), is topping charts and breaking records worldwide. In its first week, ÷ made streaming history with the highest first week Spotify streams ever, nearing 375 million streams, and surpassing the previous record of 223 million streams set by The Weeknd last November with Starboy with tracks from ÷ taking five of the top 10 spots on the global Spotify chart this week. ÷ also topped the charts in Ed’s native UK, moving 672,000 units in its first week of sales and becoming the third highest week one sales of any album in the history of the Official Albums Chart behind only Adele’s 25 (2015) and OasisBe Here Now (1997). Globally, ÷ has topped iTunes charts in 97 countries and has been confirmed as No.1 in a number of territories. The album’s tracks currently hold nine of the Top 10 spots on the UK singles chart, the first time an artist has ever achieved this, with all 16 tracks from the album hitting Top 20 status, according to data from the UK Official Charts Company, also another precedent. Single “Shape Of You” has become the most spun track in the history of the U.S. Top 40, topped the iTunes charts in more than 100 countries and broken streaming records globally.

Madhuri Dixit
Bollywood superstar Madhuri Dixit who has tens of millions of fans worldwide, including almost 26 million followers on Facebook alone, will soon be unveiling her international musical endeavors. A&R Worldwide has been spearheading the A&R and creative initiatives for the superstar with a number of talented writer/producer/mixers from across the globe. A worldwide roll-out of Madhuri’s first-ever international single is imminent.

First Access Entertainment has tapped Oscar Scivier, former Ultra Records A&R Director, as the company’s new VP of A&R. Scivier’s new position will see him based between New York and Los Angeles while working with First Access’ existing roster to develop releases as well as signing new talent. Scivier had spent a five year stint with Ultra, working alongside Label Head Patrick Moxey and General Manager David Waxman to grow the pop and dance focused A&R division for the company. Scivier began his career with management firm Three Six Zero Group in London where he worked with electronic artist deadmau5 and played a key role in spearheading a major album campaign through Virgin Records for the producer’s fifth full-length. He transitioned to A&R, working at mau5trap, deadmau5’s label, as well as other dance music labels.

Play It Again Sam has finalized a worldwide licensing deal with Public Service Broadcasting. The group will release their, currently untitled, third album via Play It Again Sam and the [PIAS] global network this summer. Public Service Broadcasting first broke into the scene in 2012 with The War Room EP and lead single “Spitfire.” Their debut full-length, Inform - Educate - Entertain, which has now sold more than 60,000 copies globally, received widespread attention and was also nominated for a number of AIM awards. Their second album, The Race for Space, released in 2015, charted at No.11 in the UK album charts and has now sold more than 90,000 copies worldwide, achieving silver status in the UK. Last year, the band released The Race For Space / Remixes and Live At Brixton. All recorded work to date has been self-released through the band’s own label, Test Card Recordings.

IT’S A "WOODY WOOD PEKKA" WORLD: Connecting for some great creative and business conversation in Los Angeles last week are longtime friends Sat Bisla (President & Founder, A&R Worldwide) and Pekka Ruuska (Founder & CEO, Kaiku Entertainment).

Longtime Finnish A&R and creative executive Pekka Ruuska, who has been involved in the signing and/or A&Ring of acts such as Asa, The Crash, The Rasmus and others, was in Los Angeles last week. Pekka has been a busy “wood Pekka,” so to speak, during the past few years since leaving his senior A&R role at Warner Music Finland. Pekka formed his independent company Kaiku Entertainment a couple of years ago and is leading the vision as CEO & Founder for the Helsinki, Finland-based firm, which currently has a staff of eight. Pekka tells A&R Worldwide that his company, whilst based in Finland is embarking on various initiatives worldwide across multiple continents.

Accommodation company Airbnb has rolled out its new Music Experiences offering that brings users exclusive access to sold out shows and intimate live performances in 13 cities globally including, at its launch, London, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Barcelona, Nairobi, Cape Town, Detroit, Miami, Paris, Havana, Tokyo, Florence and Seoul. Music Experiences falls under Airbnb’s global Trips platform, which launched last fall and provides travelers with a collection of bookable local events and recommendations on popular tourist destinations. Sofar Sounds, a London-based live music brand, has partnered with Airbnb for the initiative presenting around 100 curated music-related experiences and live shows on the platform. Among the key offerings are included Motor City Rocks, a two-day-long reveal of Detroit’s music scene led by guitarist Kenny Olson (Kid Rock, Aerosmith, Metallica, Paul Rodgers); Grime Scout, a three-day trip into the underground music scene of London; and in Tokyo, an opportunity to go searching for vinyl as well as record your own soundtrack with a local producer. The launch party, which took place in East London, saw performance from British acts Emeli Sandé and Clean Cut Kid.

SESAC announced last week that it has signed the complete catalog of R.E.M. for performing rights representation in the U.S. Among the many hits from the alternative rock band, credited with pioneering the genre, are included “Losing My Religion,” “Everybody Hurts,” “Its the End of the World as We Know It,” “Shiny Happy People,” “The One I Love,” and others. Since forming in 1980, R.E.M. has recorded 15 albums, toured the world, won multiple GRAMMYs and sold over 85 million copies of studio albums worldwide. R.E.M. band members Bill Berry, Peter Buck, Mike Mills and Michael Stipe also have signed with SESAC for performing rights representation in the U.S. In 2007, the band’s first year of eligibility, R.E.M. was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Collide, a new live streaming platform, will be debuted at SXSW in Austin later this week. Collide will offer users a collection of both free and subscription access to content from a diverse collection of creators including chefs, fitness experts, physicians, athletes, celebrities and more. Collide allows content creators to control distribution, pricing, engagement and supply of their direct-to-consumer content including live streaming, video on demand, photo galleries, direct voice calling, texts and multimedia photo sharing. It also provides creators the ability to offer exclusive content via subscription, pay-per-minute, pay-per-view and ad sponsored events, as well accept donations and tips to complement free media offerings. Among the “Colliders” live streaming from Austin for the launch are included pro poker player Phil Helmuth, Dr. Paul Nassif, videogamer Julio Fuentes, spiritual teacher/author Marianne Williamson, and pro-surfer Anastasia Ashley.

Sony/ATV Music Publishing UK has announced the addition of Alastair Kinross to the role of Sr. A&R Manager. Kinross will report to Sony/ATV’s Head of UK A&R, David Ventura, while based in the company’s London office. Kinross’ appointment comes on the heels of Alex Sparks’ appointment to A&R Manager, as well as at a time when the company is experiencing a full year-long streak as publisher or co-publisher of the UK No.1 single. Kinross comes to Sony/ATV following a four-and-a-half year stint with BMG as A&R and Creative Manager in the UK and then, Director UK/U.S. Songwriter Relations in Los Angeles, which saw him spearheading all UK writing trips to the West Coast. Prior to BMG, Kinross held roles with Universal Music Group in the UK, including at Decca Records, and with Gary Barlow’s San Remo Publishing.

Paceshifters
Dutch alt-rock buzz act, Paceshifters, have joined the roster of respected booking agent Steve Zapp at ITB in the UK. The talented trio brought their electric live show to MUSEXPO 2015 which led to a great deal of interest from a number of major and major independent record labels, publishers, agents and promoters. The band has since hit the stage at a number of leading festivals including Eurosonic, Zwarte Cross and Pinkpop in their native Holland as well as Poland’s Woodstock Festival, Serbia’s Exit Festival and others. Paceshifters join Zapp’s roster alongside acts such as Biffy Clyro, Editors, Howling Bells, Ra Ra Riot, Rival Sons, Secret Company and many others.

YouTube expands its presence at this week’s SXSW music festival as it brings its own stage to Coppertank for three days of artist showcases from Wednesday to Friday. Among the acts performing are included James Hersey, Middle Kids, Rag’N’Bone Man, Rae Sremmurd, Solange, Ten Tonnes and others. Thursday and Friday will also see Sway taking over mornings at Coppertank with exclusive live broadcasts of his “Sway in the Morning” show airing live on Eminem’s SiriusXM channel from 7AM - 11:30AM (CT). The broadcasts will feature the latest music news as well as in-studio interviews and performances from YouTube showcase artists, hip-hop artists, celebrities and newsmakers. Other YouTube set-ups in Austin include their Artist Hub, and YouTube Corner which will feature an innovative storytelling activation, a Daydream VR Demo Space and a look into the scale and diversity of YouTube’s user and their passions.

New York Mayor, Bill de Blasio and Media and Entertainment Commissioner Julie Menin revealed last week results of the first-ever economic impact study of New York City’s music industry. Conducted by Boston Consulting Group, the study found that the sector supports nearly 60,000 jobs, accounts for $5 billion in wages, and generates $21 billion in total economic output for the city. The music industry also sits as the fastest growing sector of the local economy with music-related jobs and wages increasing at annual rates of 4% and 7% respectively. The growth is being driven by the mass music consumption segment consisting of major venues, large-scale performances, digital streaming, radio broadcasts and retailers. With jobs and wages in the segment growing at 5% and 12% respectively, it contributes almost 50% of all direct economic output. The study also revealed that New York City is a hub for digital music innovation and services with more than 70 digital music start-ups based in the city, twice as many as in either San Francisco or Los Angeles. New York City also boasts more live music ticket sales than any other city in the world at 5.4 million in 2015. For the full report findings click HERE.

Nick Jonas has joined the WME roster, transitioning from CAA, for representation across all areas. Since parting ways with the Jonas Brothers, the multi-instrumentalist has built his own success individually as an actor and solo artist. His self-titled 2014 full-length featured the double-platinum “Chains” and triple-platinum “Jealous,” with last year’s follow-up, Last Year Was Complicated, producing the platinum-charting “Close” with Tove Lo. As an actor, Jonas will be joining a cast including Dwayne Johnson, Kevin Hart and Jack Black for Sony’s Jumanji reboot. He also co-starred in the Sundance-premiered, Goat, and maintains a recurring role as a gay MMA fighter on the Audience Network’s Kingdom as well as having joined the cast of season one of Scream Queens. Jonas remains managed by Phil McIntyre.

The Association of Independent Music (AIM) has appointed a new, in-house Legal & Business Affairs Manager, Gee ‘Genia’ Davy. Davy comes to AIM from her previous position as Legal & Business Affair Manager at Cooking Vinyl and will report directly to Paul Pacifico, AIM’s CEO. Genia’s career in the music industry began as a booking agent prior to joining SSB Solicitors as a legal intern in 2008. She spent time as a paralegal before joining Cooking Vinyl in 2009, where she transitioned from Business Affairs Assistant to Legal & Business Affairs Manager.

ole has finalized an exclusive worldwide co-publishing and administration deal with urban music producer/songwriter Destyn Hill. A New Jersey native, Destyn began his career as a member of R&B group NJ5ive. Recognizing his ability as a songwriter, Destyn eventually became known as a high demand collaborator in New York. Shortly after NJ5ive disbanded in 2010, Destyn began working with fellow New Jersey native, and multi-platinum artist, Fetty Wap, landing a cut, “Whateva” on Fetty Wap’s debut album. Destyn continues to work with major label artists such as Kid Ink, Oskama, Sevyn Streeter, Monty, Wolf Tyla and Joe Thomas.


IN THE SPOTLIGHT: Ed Shapiro, Tom Sarig, Wendy Goldstein, Tom Mackay, Andrew Luftman, Pete Giberga, Saugato Bhowmik, Charlie Lycett, Vivek Sharma, Gary Mandel, Steve Zapp, Sonny Thakar, Patrik Larsson and Paul Menes.


JACKASS OF THE WEEK

Have you ever sent a personal IM to the wrong screen name, accidentally replied “send all” on an E-mail, or made a total ass of yourself? Yes, we’ve all had a jackass moment at one time or another in our life. We’re just a few days away from St. Patrick’s Day celebrations the world over. Click HERE to see what not to do when you’ve had one too many a pint of your favorite Irish brew this St. Patrick’s Day season!


A&R WORLDWIDE’S "ARTIST OF THE WEEK" - ANDREAS MOSS



Born and raised in Sweden, Andreas Moss barely had a chance to choose music; rather, he inherited the family business. His parents, like theirs before them, were traveling musicians—barely into his teens, Moss became a multi-faceted collaborator; a Swiss Army man of many talents, ghostwriting and directing music videos and short films for a growing community of artists. The 28-year old’s solo outings really channel the extremes of his homeland; hook-heavy music that reveals a muse born from a a certain darkness. His debut single, “Thinking About You,” instantly connected with people. He’s earned nearly 2 million global streams, over 270k monthly listeners on Spotify and the music video is quickly approaching 1 million views. Currently residing in Nashville, Andreas Moss is a dreamer, a poet, a singer and if “Thinking About You” is any indication of what’s to come from the upcoming Linnea (Curb) album, the sky's the limit. Listen to “Thinking About You” HERE and contact Jono Scarlet jono@mintmusic.co for publishing opportunities and John Butler jbutler@curb.com for additional inquiries.


A&R WORLDWIDE’S "VIDEO OF THE WEEK" - MS. WILLIAMS

She sings, she raps and her swag is undeniable. She has racked up over 80k fans on Facebook, nearly 20k on Instagram, and a whopping 13 million multi-platinum views. Ms. Williams is a force to be reckon with. A native from the Bay Area, Ms. Williams, born Jenae Williams, is the youngest of three siblings. The daughter of musicians, she was surrounded by rock, pop, jazz and hip hop, and influenced by artists ranging from Fleetwood Mac to 2Pac. At the age of 10 she started writing her own verses. Ms. Williams grew up a tomboy and idolized her older brothers Jason and Justin, who encouraged her creative pursuits. They would not allow her to enter their room until she wrote a verse and performed it from outside of the door. This frequent routine tightened her pen and entertaining skills. Ms. Williams moved to Los Angeles at the age of 17 after her brother died in a tragic car accident. Unable to reconcile this life event, she threw herself into music, the only outlet that she found motional healing. This young musician has an abundant load of fantastic energy, a great attitude and an outstanding voice. You can experience Ms. Williams in the NSFW video for “Fuck You Right Back” HERE. Contact Sanken Sandqvist sanken.sandqvist@bmg.com for licensing outside of Scandinavia, synch and brand opportunities.


PASSPORT APPROVED™ PLAYLIST - 3/12/2017



“PASSPORT APPROVED” PLAYLIST FOR Sunday, March 12th, 2017: The weekly import show. Heard on over 60 radio stations on six continents weekly including: The World Famous KROQ 106.7FM Los Angeles; WKQX-FM Chicago, Radio Doble Nueve, Lima, Peru; KNRK-FM Portland OR; KNDD “The End” Seattle WA; KCJK-FM “Alternative x1051” Kansas City MO: WLKK “Alternative Buffalo” NY 107.7FM; WZRH-FM New Orleans; KHTB Salt Lake City, UT; KBZT-FM 94.9FM San Diego CA; KKDO “94.7FM” Sacramento CA; KWSS “93.9FM” Phoenix AZ; KRML “102.1FM” Carmel CA, KFRR “New Rock 104.1FM” Fresno CA; “Fuzz 92.1FM” WFUZ Scranton, PA; KMAX Windsor/Ft. Collins, Colorado; Triple M Rock Digital Australia; (now with a “Passport Approved Daily” segment on KNRK Portland, KNDD Seattle WA, KRML CA and 99.1FM Radio Doble Nueve); WCNR Charlottesville, VA; KIWR “The River” Council Bluffs, IA; 2XM Ireland (national radio); WAPS-FM “The Summit.FM” Akron-Canton, OH; WKTL-FM Youngstown, OH; KRZQ-FM Reno NV; PUK-FM Johannesburg, South Africa; Spirit-FM, Helsinki, Finland; East Radio-FM Shanghai, China; KAFA “97.7FM” Colorado Springs, CO; KSKI-FM, Sun Valley/Twin Falls, ID; WITH “90.1FM” Ithaca, New York; UCFM 87.8FM Australian Capital Territory, Australia, WRUR 88.5FM Rochester New York; WCRU-FM Hamilton, NY and on www.indie1031.com and The Independent FM (iHeart Radio) in the United States and many others. Also, on the worldwide web and twice weekly segment on Flux FM Germany (Berlin, Brandenburg and Stuttgart) and Allgauhit-FM Bavaria Germany.

Listen to this two-hour show by clicking HERE:

SECRET COMPANY - “Alive” (SO Recordings, UK)
THE BONGO CLUB - “Seventeen” (Unsigned, Sweden)
SCHWARZ - “Change” (Spinnin’, Germany)
PACESHIFTERS - “Draw A Blank” (Unsigned, Holland)
TEN FE - “Twist Your Arm” (Some Kinda Love/[PIAS], UK)
THE PALE WHITE - “Reaction” (Ignition Records, UK)
TALISCO - “Stay” (Roy Music, France)
CATHOLIC ACTION - “Rita Ora” (Luv Luv Luv Records, Scotland)
CHRIS LEAMY - “American Man” (Unsigned, N. America)
WHITE KITE - “Swans” (LTDLTD Records, UK)
VANT - “Do You Know Me” (Parlophone, UK)
***GLOBAL DJ EXCHANGE W/ DJ UELI HAFLIGER “FLUX FM” BERLIN, GERMANY - AVEC - “Granny” ***
MOTIONS - “Back To Where I Begun” (Unsigned, Ireland)
SPEAKER FIRST - “The Anthem” (Unsigned, Indonesia)
ALLURI - “Evari Kosam” (Unsigned, India)
DARLING - “Bright Light Switch” (Faction Records, Ireland)
REDFACES - “Kerosene” (RCA, UK)
DED RABBIT - “How To Be A Man” (Unsigned, Scotland)
LILLY AMONG CLOUDS - “The Only One” ([PIAS], Germany)
TAXI VIOLENCE - “Fake It” (Taxi Violence Music, South Africa)
TEN TONNES - “Lucy” (Warner Bros. UK)
NAATIONS - “Kingdom” (Unsigned, Australia)
WHITE LIES - “Morning in L.A.” (BMG, UK)
BUFFALO SUNN - “Idle Man” (Unsigned, Ireland)
FAITALA - “Forty-One” (Tiny Records, UK)
LAUREN WALLER - “Secret Garden” (Unsigned, N. America)
THE BEACH - “Bite My Tongue” (Unsigned, UK)
MILKY CHANCE - “Cocoon” (Universal, Germany)
RAT BOY - “Lovers Law” (Parlophone, UK)
THE RESPONSE - “Holding Out For Something” (Unsigned, New Zealand)
DEAF HAVANA - “Sing” (SO Recordings, UK)
AFFAIRS - “Life Of Leisure” (Fierce Panda, UK)

(Check out the Passport Approved Radio “Featured Artists” on the daily profile exclusively on AllAccess.com including White Lies, Miss Li, Circa Waves, Middle Kids and Adam Naas).