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GLOBAL MUSIC BUSINESS POWER PLAYERS JOIN
N. AMERICA’S MOST TRUSTED MUSIC BUSINESS EVENT



MUSEXPO 2017, taking place April 30th - May 3rd at the W Hotel in Hollywood, will bring together global music industry innovators and leaders for its 2017 program later this month. The event has continued to confirm some of the most inspiring minds from across the worldwide music and media landscape.

Sir Lucian Grainge Monte Lipman Avery Lipman Amani Duncan Andrew Kronfeld Craig Kallman

David Massey Jason Flom Jim Berk John Amato Mike Jbara Zach Katz

Influential music business executives including: Sir Lucian Grainge - Chairman & CEO, Universal Music Group; Monte Lipman & Avery Lipman - Co-Founders & Co-Executives, Republic Records; Amani Duncan - Sr. Vice President, Music, MTV; Andrew Kronfeld - Executive Vice President, Marketing, Universal Music Group; Craig Kallman - Chairman & CEO, Atlantic Records Group; David Massey - President & CEO, Island Records; Jason Flom - CEO, Lava Records & Lava Music Publishing; Jim Berk - CEO, PodcastOne; John Amato - President, The Hollywood Reporter-Billboard Media Group; Mark Sutherland - Editor, Music Week (UK); Mike Jbara - CEO, MQA; Ron Bension - President, House Of Blues Entertainment, Live Nation; Seymour Stein - Co-Founder, Sire Records and Vice President, Warner Bros. Records; Tim Ingham - Founder & Publisher, Music Business Worldwide; Zach Katz - President, Repertoire & Marketing, U.S., BMG; and many others are just a few of the massive names attending and participating at this year’s MUSEXPO in Los Angeles.

It’s an event anyone vested in the U.S. and global music business cannot afford to miss!

A&R Worldwide newsletter readers are eligible for a special discount to attend. Contact Tyler Polzin at tyler@anrworldwide.com to access the discount and attend this essential global music gathering!


MUSEXPO REVEALS FULL PROGRAM FOR ITS 2017 L.A. EDITION



MUSEXPO 2017 is fast approaching and as the event prepares for its 13th edition, taking place at the W Hotel Hollywood from April 30 - May 3, it has announced its full agenda. This year’s event has attracted leaders from all facets of the music and media industry through a program reboot that includes a unique approach to synchronization with a “Meet The Film Producers & Creatives” focus, brands engagement, and the new world of synch (within film, TV, on-demand, mobile, gaming, VR and more), as well as further, exclusive face-to-face opportunities with industry leaders from all aspects of the music-related business.

Also taking place at the Wednesday lunch event will be the 4th annual “International Music Industry Awards” presented in partnership with Pepsi along with co-hosts AllAccess.com, Live Nation and Times Music India. The awards will once again recognize the contributions of those executives from the global industry who have remained innovative and passionate about the continued health and positive evolution of our global music community. The awards will be preceded by the “Int’l Music Persons of the Year” award honoring Monte and Avery Lipman, Co-Founders & Co-Executives, Republic Records with special awards presentations from Sir Lucian Grainge, Chairman & CEO, Universal Music Group; the City of Los Angeles and Leron Gubler, President & CEO, Hollywood Chamber of Commerce.

To view the full MUSEXPO 2017 event program, click HERE.

For additional information or questions, and to register for MUSEXPO 2017 and the “Int’l Music Awards” VIP luncheon, visit www.musexpo.net or contact Tyler Polzin at tyler@anrworldwide.com.


INDIA’S LARGEST STREAMING SERVICE COO SPEAKS
ABOUT INDIA AND GLOBAL AMBITIONS



Prashan Agarwal
Gaana, one of India and South East Asia’s largest streaming services, which currently boasts over 50 million subscribers, makes no secret that it has global ambitions. Its COO Prashan Agarwal will be speaking exclusively in North America in a few weeks from now at MUSEXPO in Los Angeles and will unveil the company’s international aspirations.

A&R Worldwide newsletter readers get a sneak peek into the world’s fastest growing economy and one of its leading streaming services with global ambitions from its COO Prashan Agarwal.

What is your overall view on the Indian music landscape as it has evolved considerably in recent years?

The music landscape is undergoing rapid transformation from a delivery and consumptions perspective. India has bypassed digital song and album buying to leapfrog straight to online streaming - just like we almost hopped over 3G to embrace 4G. Explosion of smartphones and high-speed internet along with multiple streaming services are making music both available and accessible. India, being a young country, is showing higher propensity for everything digital and music is no different. Instant gratification is what they seek and music on fingertips is what they get. Movies continue to be a pre-dominant source of content and labels power the rich and thriving content ecosystem. What has not changed is the piracy. Concerted effort to block piracy is still missing despite multiple free services being available. Search engines and ISPs need to do more to curb this unabated menace that plagues the industry.

How has streaming impacted music and culture in India and Asia?

Music reflects culture and always has had a profound impact on any society since ages. Today’s times are no different. One important aspect is that it speeds up digital eco-system as entertainment is one of the first use cases for smartphones. It increases both affinity and adoption of digital, which in turn impact society and culture in diverse ways. Streaming music also creates massive opportunity for the personalization and social music ecosystem that Gaana is working on. Additionally, trends like EDM pickup faster and new hits spread quicker through users. This is, in part, aided by instant availability of all music as soon as it is released. Streaming is also making people more cognizant of quality of music as they experience HD music on their high-end devices. It is also giving access to unique content, like Rabindra Sangeet, on fingertips and thus enriching culture across the country.

What differentiates Gaana from other streaming platforms?

We are very focused on creating frictionless experiences in an Indian context where language and technology learning curve barriers exist. Gaana has an edge over other platforms both in content and features. We have Radio Mirchi - India’s leading FM radio channel, Gaana Specials - our programs with leading music personalities like Asha Bhonsle, Shankar Mahadevan and others, and curated playlists and radios powered by a seasoned editorial team with decades of experience. In terms of existing features, we offer day/night theme, a transliterated app experience in nine (9) Indian languages, scheduled downloads to help users make the most of their data, auto bit rate to optimize quality in low bandwidth situations, personalized content based on user’s listening experiences, and contextual notifications like yoga, devotional, and meditation playlists in the morning. We will continue to extend our advantage with the launch of a social product and an increasingly richer personalization powered by machine learning and audio fingerprinting. We also are at the leading edge of technologies by integrating with other platforms like Android Auto, Amazon Fire TV etc. and multiple others are in the works.

How does Gaana stay competitive against other regional and multi-national platforms?

Gaana stays ahead of the pack through strong focus on personalization, deploying cutting edge technologies to deliver a joyful experience, and relentless focus on cutting down friction for our users. Latest case in point is the Gaana Social, and voice command plus transliterated search we will be launching soon. Indian users are different, their music consumption habits are different, and their challenges are different. We have great understanding of Indian nuances at Gaana and we continue to invest strongly in content curation, product and technology to convert that knowledge into market leadership.

Common to the conversation of streaming is whether or not it’s benefitting artists financially. With a platform like Gaana, the visibility and audience reach is significant which carries its own value but has the service also provided an economic upside to artists and their teams?

In India, labels own the music content and they pay the artists for the performances. Visibility and audience definitely elevates the stardom of individual artists and it has multiple-trickle down benefits for both labels and artists. For instance, it could lead to higher ticket prices and full houses on tours and live performances.

Many streaming services have started to enter the world of rights ownership in return for providing immense audience/promotion to the value chain. Is this something Gaana has explored or will explore?

We work in close partnership with labels and will continue to do the same way. Our strengths are content curation, product, and technology. That’s what we compete and thrive on.

As part of Times Group, you have the backing/resources of a significant media outlet that has a very diverse portfolio of touch-points to consumers. Does this impact Gaana at all directly/indirectly and if so, how?

Our association with Radio Mirchi and strong editorial capabilities are because of TIL. We work closely with Times Internet’s central team and actively receive support in tech and other core capability areas. We also are partnering with other Times properties - both physical and digital - to propel Gaana’s growth trajectory. For instance, we recently launched the Gaana music widget on Times of India where we serve Gaana of the Day. This definitely helps us to be where our users are.

For the West, there has been a lot discussed about the enormous opportunity to delve into the burgeoning Indian music, entertainment, digital and mobile market. India is the world’s fastest growing economy, largest population of English speaking people, biggest group of Millennials. What are some of the key opportunities for creative and business minds to participate with the true opportunities in India and how can Gaana help?

Getting a billion people to stream music is truest opportunity right now. Additionally, Indian music is a hit - not just in India but worldwide and international music is more palatable to Indians. We have seen plenty of innovation on music consumption happen in the west. Some of those ideas can potentially be replicated in India to make music more exciting and relevant for the today’s young generation and digital natives coming into main consumption stream.

(You can learn more about Gaana and the overall India market during the special MUSEXPO Los Angeles - “Spotlight On India” on Tuesday, May 2nd at the W Hotel in Hollywood)


MUSEXPO 2017 WELCOMES LEADERS FROM THE INDIAN MUSIC & MEDIA INDUSTRY FOR A SPOTLIGHT FOCUS



MUSEXPO’s 2017 edition will also welcome a special focus on India as it has confirmed participation from some of the region’s most forward-thinking and innovative executives.

India continues to be one of the world’s fastest growing and viable economies and is poised for significant expansion in the music, digital, streaming, live, synch and artist sponsorship sectors in the coming years. India is also the largest English language speaking country on Earth, boasts the biggest population of millennials and is rapidly evolving into an important territory of future opportunities for the international music business. MUSEXPO delegates will get rare face-to-face time with some of India’s leading music-related companies vested in copyrights, live, mobile, digital, streaming, brand engagement, media and more, ats they share their insight on how Western music businesses can enhance their opportunities on one of the planet’s fastest developing markets of opportunity.

Anurag Rao Girish "Bobby" Talwar Jaideep Singh Mandar Thakur Prashan Agarwal

Paramdeep Singh Rishi Shah Shridhar Subramaniam Soham Mehta

Among the Indian executives and companies already confirmed to attend are included: Anurag Rao - Founder & CEO, Canvas Talent & Co-Founder & CEO, Farout Media; Girish “Bobby” Talwar - Co-Founder, OML & Director, Weirdass Comedy; Jaideep Singh - Managing Director, Volocity Media; Mandar Thakur - COO, Times Music India; Paramdeep Singh - Co-Founder & Executive Chairman, Saavn; Prashan Agarwal - COO, Gaana; Rishi Shah - Founder, Maharishi LLC; Shridar Subramaniam - President, Sony Music India & Middle East; Soham Mehta - Film Producer (Fatakra, Survivors, Awesome Asian Bad Guys); and many more to be announced!

For more information or questions, and to register for MUSEXPO 2017, visit www.musexpo.net or contact Tyler Polzin at tyler@anrworldwide.com.


MUSEXPO 2017 TUESDAY NIGHT EMERGING TALENT REVEALED

MUSEXPO 2017 continues to unveil its exceptional unsigned, or booking, publishing, synch and licensing friendly global showcasing talent for the events’ 13th edition. Among Tuesday, May 2nd’s acts are included: France’s Adam Naas; Dutch act Benny Sings; Sweden’s Bracelet; Scottish outfit Catholic Action; Australia’s Juliana; N. America’s Polaroid Summer; and Tamzene from Scotland.


These acts and more top emerging international and U.S. talent are set to arrive in Hollywood in Los Angeles from April 30-May 3 to the legendary S.I.R. Studios in Hollywood on Sunset Blvd. Most of the talent is available for signing, licensing, booking, legal representation and/or publishing.

Click HERE to get more information on the artists listed and all other MUSEXPO showcasing acts.


GLOBAL NEWS UPDATES…



Universal Music Group (UMG) has finalized a new worldwide recording agreement with seven-time GRAMMY Award-winner and two-time ACM Entertainer of the Year, Carrie Underwood. Underwood joins the UMG family via Capitol Records Nashville, one of four labels that form Universal Music Group Nashville.

BMG has signed a worldwide recording deal with multi-platinum rock act A Perfect Circle. The band is currently working on material for a new full-length album to be released via BMG as well as preparing for a string of spring tour dates. The new album will mark the band’s first release since 2004’s eMOTIVe. Formed in 1999, Perfect Circle started around principal members Billy Howerdel (Ashes Divide) and Maynard James Keenan (Tool, Puscifer) with a fluid band line-up for each album. A Perfect Circle’s current line-up is Howerdel, Keenan, James Iha (The Smashing Pumpkins), Jeff Friedl (Devo/The Beta Machine) and Matt McJunkins (Eagles of Death Metal/The Beta Machine).

Warner Music Group (WMG) has revealed its new vinyl-only record label offering, Run Out Groove. Run Out Groove will give fans the opportunity monthly to choose which of three records, composed of options previously unreleased, out of print or a brand new collection from the Warner Music vault, will be up for purchase via a limited run based on popular vote. The winning record will be made available for a 30-day pre-order period with the quantity to be pressed revealed at the closing of the pre-order window. The new label has already undergone a soft launch with its first release, MC5’s The Motor City Five, though its first fan-sourced offering was a new collection from Echo & The Bunnymen which was recorded in Sweden, It’s All Live Now. After the pre-order window closes, certain record releases may also be available at participating local retailers. Among the future releases up for vote right now are included Solomon Burke’s Best Of Atlantic Soul 1962-1965, Secret Machines' Now Here Is Nowhere and Golden Smog’s Down By The Old Mainstream.

Scooter Braun's SB Projects has announced a round of new hires and promotions at the firm. Joining SB Projects in the role of VP of Digital Content is Ben Sheehan who had most recently been on the executive team at Save The Day and prior to that with Funny or Die as Head of Talent/Executive Producer. The new role will see Sheehan heading in-house digital content creation. Sheehan had previously collaborated with SB Projects for Justin Bieber’s “Between Two Ferns” at Funny or Die, in addition to video projects with Carly Rae Jepsen, Lil Dicky and Martin Garrix. At the same time, SB Projects has promoted Chelsea Avery to Sr. VP A&R/Producer Manager; Jackie Augustus to Head of Digital Marketing; and Alex Berdoff to VP of Marketing.

Amazon has revealed that its UK-based Prime members now have exclusive access to ticket purchasing for luxury Amazon lounges, premium seating and pre-sales for concerts and shows available via Amazon Tickets. Among the venues with Amazon lounges already opened are included The O2, The SSE Arena and Wembley. Additionally, Prime members have premium packages available to them for summer festivals including performances from The Killers, Justin Bieber, Kings of Leon and others. Prime members also benefit from an exclusive 24 hour pre-sale window through Amazon Tickets for music, theatre and family concerts and shows across the UK.

Marshall Records has finalized a new distribution partnership with ADA, the independent sales, marketing and distribution arm owned by Warner Music Group. The new indie, which launched in June, recently added Welsh rock outfit The Dirty Youth to their roster.

The Fair Play Fair Pay Act has been re-introduced to U.S. Congress by a bipartisan group calling for terrestrial AM/FM radio stations to pay royalties on sound recordings. At present, these rights are only paid for by non-interactive streaming services such as Pandora and SiriusXM to record labels and performers via SoundExchange. The bill’s sponsors state that the act would put AM/FM radio and Internet and satellite platforms who already pay performance royalties on equal ground and see music creators receiving fair pay for AM/FM radio performances of their work for the first time. The act would also bring consistency to the platform, seeing fair pay for music performances across all forms of radio, no matter what technology is used, while ensuring that terrestrial royalties remain affordable, with a cap of $500 per year (and $100 per year for non-comms) for stations with less than $1 million in annual revenue and no royalties required for religious and incidental uses of music. The bill would also provide protection for songwriters and publishers, clearing defining that it cannot be used to decrease songwriting royalties and provide additional structure and efficiency to the process of royalty payments made to music producers.

Maribelle
Universal Music Publishing Australia has signed singer/songwriter/producer Maribelle to a global publishing deal. Maribelle’s Overtake EP received initial support from Triple J and commercial radio and featured collaborations with producers Djemba Djemba, Styalz Fuego and Nic Martin. She has done additional work with fellow Aussie producers Carmada and Young Franco. Alongside her artist career, the twenty-one year old also heads her own indie label, Crush Club, a home for emerging electronic talent. Last year Maribelle supported GoldLink and Kaytranada on their Australian tours and began 2017 with a performance at FOMO Festival alongside Metro Boomin, Desiigner, Peking Duk and Empire Of The Sun, as well as confirming a support slot with Illy on his national Two Degrees tour.

Bertelsmann has revealed a record-breaking operating result for 2016 with profits in the billions and posting its strongest organic revenue increase in four years. The strong figures reflect the global media, services and education firms moves to become a faster-growing, more digital, more international and more diversified company. Since 2012, Bertelsmann has invested over four billion euros into high-growth and digital businesses and has increased the revenue share contributed by high-growth businesses to 30% (2011: 20%). In the next few years, this will increase to 40%. For a full recap on Bertelsmann’s 2016 figures, click HERE.

F Block Music Publishing has announced the appointment of former Warner/Chappell A&R Ryan Farley to the newly-created role of Head of A&R. The role will see Farley taking the lead on the creative front for F Block’s growing roster. F Block was founded in 2007 by Hank Hughes and in 2015 finalized an admin agreement with Kobalt Music. Among the F Block roster are producers and singer/songwriters who have worked on Grammy-nominated and award-winning albums including Emeli Sande's Our Version Of Events and Sam Smith's In The Lonely Hour. At Warner/Chappell, Farley’s signings included Madeon (Lady Gaga), Starsmith (Ellie Goulding) and Wolf Gang.

Fontana North, the distribution arm of Cadence Music Group, has finalized a distribution deal with Vicktory Music Group for their upcoming compilation releases, focusing on dance and international genres, while capitalizing on brand partnerships with the likes of Z103.5 and MC Mario. Vicktory Music Group have secured upcoming compilation releases with Z103.5 for the spring and fall. To date, Z103.5 has sold over 500,000 compilations. Vicktory Music Group is led by Founder by Nick Nunes who has more than 16 years of major label experience within Canada at Universal Music and Sony Music. Nunes has managed several releases that have broken out of Canada to global success and has achieved a number of Gold, Platinum and Multi-Platinum projects with acts such as Jennifer Lopez, Enrique Igleisas, Maroon 5, Selena Gomez, Demi Lovato, LMFAO, Madonna, and brands such as MuchDance, Now!, Country Hits, American Idol, The Voice and others.

Dick Clark Productions has announced marketing exec Todd Waks as its new Sr. VP of Strategic Alliances. The new role will see Waks leading sponsorship and revenue engagement over the media company's shows such as the Billboard Music Awards, the American Music Awards and Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest. Waks had most recently served as CEO at Entertainment Alliances with additional past positions at Live Nation and Clear Channel.

Nashville’s Platinum Pen Publishing and Schedler Music have finalized a long-term deal. Platinum Pen is the publishing company of Grammy-nominated songwriter Billy Austin. Among the company’s roster are included Jennifer Wayne (John Wayne's Granddaughter), Naomi Cook, actress and singer Kaley Caperton and Hannah Mulholland from the emerging group Runaway June. Schedler Music has been working with Billy Austin for nearly two years with Austin joining various Schedler writing camps in Europe. Schedler Music's second Writing Camp in Nashville was co-organized and hosted by Platinum Pen Publishing and Omni Sound Studios and included artists from Broken Bow Records with some of the songs produced currently in consideration for U.S. album releases.

GL Music Entertainment has secured the rights to a number of leading global artists as it grows its footprint within the Danish and Scandinavian music industry in 2017. The company has signed on over 300,000 copyrights for the Nordics including hits by acts such as Justin Bieber, Kanye West, Afrojack, Lost Frequencies, Christina Aguilera, Johnny Cash and Elvis. Among the sub-publishing deals GL has signed are included those with Cloud9 (Holland), Schedler Music (Austria), 120 Publishing (Australia), CCS Rights Management (Canada), Sueco Music (Canada), A&G Songs (UK) and ROBA Music (Germany).


IN THE SPOTLIGHT: Mike Caren, Amarpal Singh, Mona Rübsamen, Martin Dodd, Mike Tunnicliffe, JT Griffith, Joe Cuello, Mollie Lehman, Bekki Newton, Sindee Levin, Sam Kling, Wendy Goldstein and Kevin Held.


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. This past weekend was the start of April, and yes, April Fools! Click HERE to get a dose of April Fools Day pranks from around the world.


A&R WORLDWIDE’S "ARTIST OF THE WEEK" - AMY SHARK



Described as the creatively complex girl next door, the Gold Coast born and bred Amy Shark has caused quite the stir with her single “Adore.” The track was added to triple j almost immediately after release, elevated to their high rotation and featured as the triple j Unearthed Artist of the Week. The song was a contender for the Top 20 APRA Song Of The Year and continues to grow; earning over four million streams on Spotify and landing in the ARIA Top 10 singles chart, which has earned the accreditation of Gold sales. “Adore,” produced by M-Phazes (Eminem, Meg Mac, Daniel Johns) and ARIA winning and Platinum record selling producer Cam Bluff (Hilltop Hoods), has earned high praise from radio, online music bloggers and fans. Amy is signed to Sony Music (AUS/NZ)/RCA (ROW) and managed by Unified Artist Management. For additional information on Amy, contact Rachael Tulloch at rach@weareunified.com and experience the single “Adore” HERE.


A&R WORLDWIDE’S "VIDEO OF THE WEEK" - NEONOMORA

Neonomora is an Indonesian singer, songwriter, artist and writer. Though born in Jakarta, Indonesia, she was raised in a variety of far-flung locales, including China, Australia and the United States. Neonomora’s sound is derived from a combination of genres, including folk, rock, soul, R&B and electronica and has received praise across media. Her self-titled debut EP, released in November 2013, was deemed Best Indonesian Album 2013 by Rolling Stone Indonesia, an accolade also accorded to her full-length 2014 follow-up, Seeds. She was also nominated as Breakthrough Artist of the Year by Indonesia’s NET TV in 2014, while Buzzfeed ran an article with the provocative headline, “Incredible Indonesian Band You Should Be Listening To.” In addition, Malaysia’s Juice magazine noted, “She’s really lighting up the Indonesian music scene,” with the Jakarta Globe adding, “Sounding very global-ready, Neonomora’s music bears little-to-no-resemblance to most Indonesian musicians out there.” Apple Music raved, “The Jakarta native might just be ushering in the next phase of electro-acoustic pop anthems: She’s prepped to fill stadiums, thanks to an electrifying stage presence.” Perhaps the top praise came from the Indonesian edition of Nylon magazine, which enthused, “Once her voice is heard by the world, Neonomora will shine brighter than the God of the Sun and the Goddess of the Moon.” Experience her brilliance with the “Be Still, My Soul” video HERE and contact Ryan Novianto at ryann@frisson.asia as Neonomora is available for publishing, label, booking, synch and brand opportunities.


PASSPORT APPROVED™ PLAYLIST - 4/02/2017



“PASSPORT APPROVED” PLAYLIST FOR Sunday, April 2nd, 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 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 as well as streaming on one of the world’s fastest growing streaming platforms, Saavn.

Listen to this two-hour show by clicking HERE:

SECRET COMPANY - “Alive” (SO Recordings, UK)
SKOTT - Glitter & Gloss (Chess Club, Sweden)
THE BEACH - “Bite My Tongue” (Unsigned, UK)
WE THE LION - “Found Love” (Unsigned, Peru)
CHRIS LEAMY - “American Man” (Unsigned, N. America)
THE BONGO CLUB - “Seventeen” (Unsigned, Sweden)
MOTIONS - “Back To Where I Begun” (Unsigned, Ireland)
CATHOLIC ACTION - “Rita Ora” (Luv Luv Luv Records, Scotland)
ANDREAS MOSS - “Red Dress” (Curb, Sweden)
THE PALE WHITE - “Reaction” (Ignition Records, UK)
THOMAS AZIER - “Gold” (Universal, Holland)
***GLOBAL DJ EXCHANGE W/ DJ VIC GALLOWAY “BBC RADIO SCOTLAND” - HONEYBLOOD - “Sea Hearts” ***
JULIANA BARILLARO - “Cry Wolf” (Unsigned, Australia)
RAT BOY - “Lovers Law” (Parlophone, UK) )
BLACK HONEY - “Hello Today” (Fox Five Records, UK)
RALE - “Sprinkle With Rust” (Unsigned, UK)
TALISCO - “A Kiss From LA” (Roy Music, France)
DED RABBIT - “How To Be A Man” (Unsigned, Scotland)
BRACELET - “Wild Heart” (Unsigned, Sweden)
CIRCA WAVES - “Fire That Burns” (Virgin EMI Records, UK)
LAUREN WALLER - “Secret Garden” (Unsigned, N. America)
MISS LI - “Aqualung” (Sony Music, Sweden)
VANT - “Do You Know Me” (Parlophone, UK)
TAMZENE - “Lullaby” (Unsigned, Scotland)
TEN TONNES - “Lucy” (Warner Bros. UK)
AMY SHARK - “Adore” (Unsigned, Australia)
PACESHIFTERS - “Draw A Blank” (Unsigned, Holland)
CLEAN CUT KID - “Leaving You Behind” (Babe Magnet Records/Polydor, UK)
THE DAY - “Grow” (Sinnbus, Germany)
SCHWARZ - “Change” (Spinnin’, Germany)
SHAKES - “Strange Tides” (Unsigned, New Zealand)
MIDDLE KIDS - “Never Start” (Mirror Music, Australia)

(Check out the Passport Approved Radio “Featured Artists” on the daily profile exclusively on AllAccess.com including Benny Sings, Catholic Action, Diana DeMuth, Clean Cut Kid and Two Year Vacation).