WMG ANNOUNCES KEY CHANGES TO WARNER BROS. RECORDS LEADERSHIP TEAM
Following recent speculation, it was formally announced last week that Warner Music Group (WMG) will transition leadership of Warner Bros. Records (WBR) to Aaron Bay-Schuck as Co-Chairman and CEO and Tom Corson as Co-Chairman and COO. The two executives, reporting to WMG’s now-CEO of Recorded Music Max Lousada, will head the label jointly with Corson running WBR’s operations and Bay-Schuck leading the label’s creative direction. Start dates for Corson and Bay-Schuck are yet to be confirmed with current Chairman and CEO, Cameron Strang, set to depart at the end of 2017.
Corson comes to WBR from RCA Music Group where he has been President and COO since 2011. He joined the company in 2000, having overseen operations for J, Arista and RCA. Bay-Schuck transitions from his role as President of A&R at Interscope Geffen A&M (IGA) where he has been overseeing A&R and creative development. Prior to IGA, Bay-Schuck had spent a 10-year stint with Atlantic Records, rising to Sr. VP of A&R for the label.
In making the announcement, Max Lousada said, “At WMG, we’re building a creative and entrepreneurial environment where artists can change culture and make music that matters. Tom and Aaron don’t just share our ambition; they both have it in their DNA. That’s why they’ll be such an inspiring duo at WBR, which is always strongest when it’s at its most daring and unexpected. At the cutting edge of a new generation of leaders, Aaron has impeccable taste and a rare ability to help distinctive artists grow into global superstars. Equally, Tom has a super-driven, imaginative approach to championing talent and mentoring executives, as well as a wealth of experience at both major and indie labels. They’re a dynamic combination that will bring in a fresh, new era at one of the greatest record labels of all time.”
Lousada added, “Cameron has guided WBR through a period of unprecedented change and has added to the label’s remarkable musical legacy. He will leave with our gratitude and utmost respect.”
Alongside the executive shifts, WMG also revealed the election of three new directors in Lousada, Jon Platt (Chairman and CEO, Warner Chappell Music) and Noreena Hertz. Lousada and Platt will expand their leadership roles as Board members, while international economist Hertz rejoins the Board, having previously served from 2014 to 2016. With these new additions, Cameron Strang will be leaving the Board following six years’ service.
CMG APPOINTS BRIAN NOLAN TO LEAD SEVENTEENFIFTY
Capitol Music Group (CMG) has tapped highly-regarded music industry executive Brian Nolan as Sr. VP of seventeenfifty, CMG’s in-house brand partnerships and sync licensing division. Based in Hollywood, California’s Capitol Records Tower and reporting to CMG COO Michelle Jubelirer, the new role will see Nolan leading the seventeenfifty team, expanding its role in generating revenue streams while breaking new and emerging artists and enhancing CMG's marketing efforts for its established acts.
According to Jubelirer, "Brian has such a broad-base of experience within the music industry, and he has clearly excelled in every position he's held. He knows the intricacies of artist development first-hand, and is so well-suited to integrating the role of seventeenfifty into our overall marketing efforts to build and enhance careers in ways that are consistent with the creative paths and images of our artists. We are thrilled that Brian has joined the CMG family."
Nolan comes to Capitol after 12 years at Columbia Records/Sony Music, most recently as Columbia's VP of International Marketing. In that role, he led the international marketing campaign for David Bowie's ★album, as well as campaigns for Depeche Mode, John Mayer and Russ among others. Prior, Nolan was VP of Sony Music's in-house Creative Agency, where he co-created Culinary Beats, a CITI-branded original series, and On The Road, which aired on The Travel Channel. He is also an Executive Producer of YouTube original series, Best.Cover.Ever, set to air this Fall.
Nolan’s credits in the branding/licensing arena include global advertising campaigns for Rachel Platten and Leon Bridges as well as a number of successful collaborative partnerships in the sports marketing space with artists such as Bruce Springsteen, AC/DC and Pharrell Williams, and brands such as ESPN, Turner Sports (MLB and NBA) and others. Nolan’s industry career began in the mail room at BMG in 2002 before a 6-year stint at Columbia in Rhythm Promotion, working with acts such as with J. Cole, Beyoncé, Adele, John Legend and Three 6 Mafia.
R.I.P. TOM PETTY
Early last week, iconic rock music veteran, Tom Petty passed away at the age of 66. Petty had been hospitalized after suffering cardiac arrest at his Malibu home. He was taken to UCLA Medical Center and died peacefully among his family, bandmates and friends.
Longtime manager for Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, Tony Dimitriades, said in a statement, "On behalf of the Tom Petty family we are devastated to announce the untimely death of our father, husband, brother, leader and friend Tom Petty.”
Along with his band, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, rose to prominence in the 70s producing a string of hits including “American Girl,” “Breakdown, ” “Listen To Her Heart,” and many others. Over his career, Petty also released music as a solo artist, including 1989’s Full Moon Fever which produced the hit song “Free Fallin’,” and with supergroup The Traveling Wilburys (George Harrison, Bob Dylan, Roy Orbison, Jeff Lynne) as well as with his first band, Mudcrutch. While Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers garnered a plethora of top 20 hits and Platinum-selling albums, it wasn’t until 2014 when Petty grabbed his first No.1 album with Hypnotic Eye.
Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers had recently wrapped up a 40th anniversary tour visiting 24 states for 53 shows, having performed often over the past four decades. They were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2002. Petty’s contributions to music and the artist community in America and around the world were significant and while his presence will be greatly missed, his music “won’t back down.”
GLOBAL NEWS UPDATES…
Following the recent leadership changes in the Warner Music Group (WMG) fold, it was revealed last week that Miles Leonard has decided to part ways with his role as Chairman for Warner front-line label, Parlophone Records. Leonard has been leading Parlophone since Warner’s acquisition of iconic British label from EMI in 2013. It’s been reported that potential successors include Mark Mitchell (GM, Atlantic Records UK) and Nick Burgess (Sr. VP of A&R, Virgin EMI). A report from Billboard shared that Leonard made his decision a few months ago and has remained directly involved for a smooth transition upon his departure.
BMG has promoted Sebastian Hentzschel to Chief Technology Officer where he will oversee the company’s global infrastructure, application development and data analytics. Hentzchel was previously Sr. VP Group Technology, and is the architect behind BMG’s integrated international technology platform, powering its music publishing and recorded music operations worldwide. Him and his team were most recently the driving force for the development of BMG’s MYBMG royalties app and portal. Hentzschel came to BMG from parent company Bertelsmann in June 2009. In addition to his CTO responsibilities, Hentzschel is now also responsible for royalty processing for BMG’s recordings business. He will continue to report to Maximilian Dressendoerfer, CFO, BMG.
A&R Worldwide has learned that veteran German music industry executive, Daniel Lieberberg, has parted ways with his role at Universal Music Germany. Lieberberg had most recently been serving as Sr. VP at the company, based in their Berlin headquarters. Lieberberg tells A&R Worldwide this his next moves will be revealed soon.
Kobalt Music has finalized a multi-faceted worldwide label services deal with The Kooks which will see Kobalt providing the U.K. rock outfit with digital and physical distribution, marketing and synch licensing among other services. The Kooks’ debut record, Inside In/Inside Out, reached five-times Platinum following its release in 2004. In 2006, the band garnered honors as the “Best U.K. & Ireland Act” at the MTV Europe Music Awards as well as a Brit Award nomination for their single “She Moves in Her Own Way.” Their sophomore full-length, Konk, was released in 2008 and debuted at No.1 on the U.K. Albums Chart. Having produced a compilation album entitled The Best Of…So Far this year, the band are currently touring and preparing the release of their fifth album.
Microsoft has announced plans to discontinue its Groove Music streaming offering as it reveals a new partnership with Spotify. As of December 31st, Groove Music passes will no longer be active with subscribers refunded pro-rata. Under the new partnership with Spotify, Groove Music users will have the ability to transition to Spotify and transfer their playlists to the new platform.
In other Spotify news, it has been announced that the streaming platform has brought on Adam Parness as Global Head of Publisher Licensing, commencing October 30th. The new role will see Parness taking the lead on Spotify’s relationships with the publishing community and partnerships with songwriters and publishers. Parness was previously with Pandora as Head of Publisher Licensing and Relations and prior to that with Amazon as Principal Content Acquisition Manager working on the roll-out of Prime Music.
Live Nation has made the acquisition of leading Salt Lake City, UT local promoter United Concerts. With a history spanning five decades, United Concerts produces nearly 170 events annually in Utah. Live Nation and United Concerts have already worked together, co-producing shows for a number of years. The agreement will see United Concert’s CEO, Jim McNeil, assuming the role of Live Nation’s President, U.S. Concerts - Salt Lake City, while reporting to Live Nation’s Co-President of N. America Concerts, Bob Roux.
A&R Worldwide has learned that Nashville-based veteran music executive, Kim Stephens, has joined the A&R team for Lava Records. Stephens’ career began in the New Orleans radio market before his transition to Atlantic Records as National Promotions Director, where he eventually rose to VP of A&R and Promotion, signing acts such as Matchbox 20 and Edwin McCain. After almost two decades at Atlantic, Stephens launched his own FORWARD Entertainment imprint and worked as a consultant to Capitol Records, Virgin and Lava. Stephens reports directly to Jason Flom, CEO, Lava Records & Lava Music Publishing.
EKKO Music Rights’ Dsign Music (Nermin Harambasic, Anne Judith Wik and Ronny Svendsen) and Justin Stein have garnered nominations for “Song of the Year” and “Record of the Year” at the upcoming 2017 Latin Grammy Awards as co-writers on Ricky Martin’s hit, “Vente Pa’Ca.” “Vente Pa’Ca” was pitched by EKKO Music Rights to Martin in 2016 and has to date reached more than 272 million streams on Spotify and over 1.2 billion YouTube views. Having reached multi-Platinum status in a number of countries, “Vente Pa’Ca” has already this year won SESAC’s “Latin Performance Award” and ASCAP’s “Pop Winning Song Award” with additional nominations for MTV’s Millennial Award” and “Best Party Anthem,” as well as Billboard Latin Awards’ “Latin Pop Songs Artist.”
Australia’s Laneway Festival has unveiled a new digital content platform which will feature Laneway acts via its video-centric offering. LNWY.CO was crafted by Melbourne’s Bolster digital and creative agency and is led by Darren Levin, formerly the Managing Director of Junkee.com. Though inspired by its namesake festival, LNWY.CO sits as its own property with contributions from an international team of writers focusing on Australasia and Asia.
Veteran European music publisher, Pelle Lidell, has been selected as this year’s Tampere Music Award recipient, being presented later this month at Finnish music event, Music & Media. Lidell has generated 300 million record sales and countless streams across his career, securing his position as a global hit-maker and leading figure in the Nordic music publishing industry. Most recently, Lidell co-founded and serves as President for EKKO Music Rights Europe with past roles including those at Air Chrysalis Music, Murlyn Songs, and as Universal Music Publishing UK’s European A&R Executive. His credits include hits with acts such as Christina Aguilera, Britney Spears, Madonna, Kylie Minogue, Celine Dion, Jennifer Lopez, Sugababes, Duffy, John Newman, Janet Jackson, Carrie Underwood, Ricky Martin, Kid Cudi, Galantis and others. Among his writer/producer signings are included Bloodshy, Avant, Anders Bagge & Arnthor Birgisson, Booker, Karen Poole, Herbie Crichlow, The Kennel and Dsign Music among others. Being deeply involved in the K-Pop genre, Lidell has delivered a number of hits to SM Entertainment’s roster of pop stars as well as others in the genre. Pelle will be joining an esteemed list of respected worldwide A&R’s, publishers and creative talent at MUSEXPO 2018 (April 29 - May 2) in Los Angeles for its annual day-long Global A&R Forum.
MelodyVR has added Roc Nation to its list of licensing partners to see the VR start-up creating and distributing content worldwide for Roc Nation artists. The deal, which covers both label and publishing rights, adds to MelodyVR’s agreements with all three majors and a number of independents.
It was announced today by the APRA Board of Directors that Dean Ormston will succeed Brett Cottle as the organization’s CEO when Cottle departs in June of next year. Ormston currently leads APRA AMCOS’ Member Services division with more than 20 years of experience with the organization in both member services and licensing areas. Under APRA’s mandate to manage the business operations of AMCOS, Ormston will also assume the role Chief Executive for the mechanical rights society. The announcement follows a record year for APRA AMCOS, generating $386.6 million in revenue (up 16% on previous financial year) with digital royalties counting for $110.3 million, an increase of $42.5 million. In preparing to take on the new role on July 1st, 2018, Ormston will maintain in his role as Head of APRA AMCOS’ Member Services Division.
Guns N’ Roses has topped the most recent weekly Hot Tours list having generated revenue of $53 million across the 15 stadium, N. American portion of their Not In This Lifetime…Tour. The U.S. and Canada dates came after seven weeks in Europe and prior to that, dates in Japan and across Asia. The European box office totals haven’t been finalized but the Asia and N. America dates together have topped $100 million in overall sales this year.
Artist manager Marnie Dunstan has informed A&R Worldwide that she’s relocated from London to Los Angeles. Dunstan looks after singer/songwriter/producers Mr. Hudson and David J. Andrew as well as the band Ned’s Atomic Dustbin.
Veteran music supervisor, John Houlihan, has joined FOX as Sr. VP of Music. Houlihan’s portfolio as an independent music supervisor includes credits such as the Austin Powers films, I Know What You Did Last Summer, Charlie’s Angels, Training Day, John Wick, Deadpool, Ice Age: Collision Course and many others.
Digital audio streaming platform Mixcloud has finalized a direct licensing agreement with Warner Music Group marking its first direct deal with a major label. Mixcloud offers a diverse range of serialized, long-form, and exclusive audio content including more than 12 million radio shows, DJ sets and Podcasts. Its proprietary Content ID system can identify individual tracks within long-form user generated audio, tracks usage data and currently pays out royalties to local collecting societies such as SoundExchange and the U.S. performing rights societies.
Polydor Records has tapped Jodie Cammidge as Promotions Director for the label. Having been with Universal Music UK for over ten years, Cammidge started in Polydor’s radio promotions division before heading to Virgin EMI for a nine-year-stint most recently holding the role of Director of National Radio. With Virgin EMI, Cammidge oversaw national radio campaigns for acts such as Florence & The Machine, Frank Ocean, Arcade Fire, The Stone Roses, Massive Attack, Beck, The Killers, Metallica, Ryan Adams, The Libertines and Black Sabbath as well as working on the teams behind the launches of acts James Bay, Jake Bugg and Blossoms. Prior to Universal, Cammidge was with V2 Records as Head of Radio where he oversaw campaigns for artists including Lethal Bizzle, Stereophonics, Paul Weller and Underworld.
Warner/Chappell Music (WCM) has signed multi-platinum selling songwriter Crispin Hunt to a worldwide deal. Hunt rose to fame as a founding member and vocalist for Sheffield-based alternative rock band, Longpigs. Hunt was also the principal songwriter for the band’s critically acclaimed debut album, The Sun Is Often Out. Since 2000 Hunt’s songwriting/production career has included work for a variety of artists including Ellie Goulding, Florence & the Machine, Lana Del Ray, JP Cooper and Jake Bugg among others. Following the split of Longpigs in 2000, Hunt also performed with Mayonnaise and Gramercy.
UK indie distributor, Proper Music Group, has signed a new global fulfilment deal for Southern Record Distributors’ (SRD) roster of indie labels. The deal will see Proper looking after SRD’s pick, pack and ship and warehousing for its label base, currently counting around 200 across multiple genres, including Light In The Attic, Kompakt, Daptone and Text as well as The Leaf Label, Tresor and Melodic. Since launching in 1987, SRD has become a widely-recognized distributor, providing a specialist and independent service to hundreds of shops, stores and online platforms.
Eros International, India’s leading global company in the Bollywood film entertainment industry, who co-produce, acquire and distribute Indian language films in multiple formats worldwide including theatrical, television syndication and digital platforms, are said to have finalized a worldwide agreement with Apple. Bollywood is the world’s largest film business with a massive music component in every movie and a growing synch business. A&R Worldwide will be unveiling some exciting ways to access Bollywood’s growing synch business exclusively at next year’s MUSEXPO in Los Angeles.
Amsterdam’s The Charm The Fury has joined the roster of London’s K2 Agency for representation in Europe and Asia. The Dutch heavy metal band joins K2’s roster that includes Metallica, Iron Maiden, Slayer, Alter Bridge, Mastodon and Gojira. Fronted by Caroline Westendorp, The Charm The Fury released an album six months ago via Nuclear Blast/Arising Empire and played more than 30 shows this summer across Europe’s festival circuit. They’ve also supported Marilyn Manson, Slayer and Papa Roach in various countries including Germany, Belgium and Italy. The band is confirming festivals for 2018 and is available for support opportunities throughout the spring. They will be represented by K2’s Sharon Richardson.
The Charm The Fury
Lucy Tallant, formerly part of the management team for acts such as Rita Ora, Iggy Azalea and BB Diamond, has launched XVII Music, a brand new label and artist development company. Backed by multi-million pound private investment, Tallant set-up XVII Music following her departure from FAE Artists. XVII Music’s roster of development artists already includes Fine Creatures, Goldsmoke, Kyra, Mantras and DJ duo Just Kiddin. Additionally, Japanese girl group Faky are the first J-Pop group to be signed to a U.K. label.
West One Music Group has launched a new record label, Little Assembly, seeking to provide artist’s with an alternative to long-term, exclusive record contracts through a release-by-release model for a specific single, EP, album or product. Little Assembly’s business operations will be led by West One’s Creative Director and President, Edwin Cox, with Adam LeBlanc serving as Head of A&R. Little Assembly will offer a full suite of promotional support to their artists, including marketing, publicity, and distribution as well as other label and publishing services such as sync licensing and inclusion on streaming platform playlists. West One Music Group has also established an LA office to serve as the major creative hub for Little Assembly. Among the artists releasing through Little Assembly are included Anna Lann, Adam Prince King, I, Us & We, Dana & The Wolf, No No Yeah Okay and Eric Sharp.
The California Copyright Conference (CCC) is preparing to convene tomorrow, Tuesday, October 10th as it presents a session titled “Thinking Outside the Box: Bolstering Revenue By Exploitation of Older Music Catalogs via Non-Traditional Means.” The panel will explore the legal perspective and challenges of exploiting older music catalogs (masters and publishing) through non-traditional licensing. The panel will be led by CCC President and respected attorney, J. Charley Londoño, Esq., and will feature: Joe Berman - Co-Founder, MediaHorse; Nick Guarino - VP, Film and TV Music, Universal Music Enterprises; Oscar Mazzola - VP of A&R, Film, TV and Advertising Sales, Music Sales Group; Susanne Savage - Sr. Director of A&R Adminstration and Label Operations, Rhino Entertainment Company; and Steve Stewart - Founder, Steve Stewart Entertainment. For more information and to secure your spot for the upcoming event, click HERE.
***Editor’s Note: A&R Worldwide would like to update editorial from last week’s announcement regarding Kevin Weaver’s recent promotion at Atlantic Records Group. Weaver’s new title is President, West Coast for Atlantic Records Group. Click HERE for the full updated editorial. A&R Worldwide congratulates our friend Kevin on his much deserved promotion.
IN THE SPOTLIGHT: Chris Williams, David Massey, Teresa LaBarbera Whites, Alex Patsavas, John Silva, Steve Strange, Jody Gerson, Colin Lester, Evan Lamberg, Jeremy Yohai, Leslie Fram, Melinda Newman and John Janick.
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. Escalators are meant to ease access, not create chaos! Click HERE to watch global escalator mishaps, slips, falls and pure jackass moments!
A&R WORLDWIDE’S "ARTIST OF THE WEEK" – THE PALE WHITE
Emerging Newcastle trio The Pale White are the chosen ones to propel rock music back to the forefront. Having supported Twin Atlantic on their May UK Tour, The Libertines, High Tyde and The Sherlocks in addition to performing at numerous festivals this summer including Glastonbury on the BBC Introducing stage, Kendal Calling, Barn On The Farm and Neighbourhood Festival, The Pale White is currently supporting The Amazons on a 10-date UK tour as the main support. Their self-titled four-song EP was recently released featuring their previous singles “Reaction” and “Turn It Around” and includes their new single “Downer.” The track was produced by John Martindale along with the band and has been described as a rousing, thunderous indie-rock song that goes straight to the jugular. Listen to “Downer” here and contact Tony Beard at email@example.com, as The Pale White is currently available for a U.S. signing.
A&R WORLDWIDE’S "VIDEO OF THE WEEK" – BARNS COURTNEY
Despite having only released a handful of singles, British born and U.S. raised musician Barns Courtney has already experienced the highs and lows that most artists could wish to encounter in a lifetime. His is a story of family, turmoil, bad record industry deals, homelessness, serendipitous meetings with movie moguls and sheer talent and hard work winning out against the odds. His song “Glitter & Gold” reached No.1 on the UK Spotify Viral Charts last year and his streaming stats continue to explode, currently earning over 75 million globally. He has performed on James Corden’s The Late Late Show, Conan O’Brien’s talk show Conan, earned rave reviews at SXSW and BBC Radio 1’s Big Weekend as well as support slots for the likes of Blur and The Libertines on tour. Barns' debut album The Attractions Of Youth (Virgin EMI) was just released and to celebrate, he unveiled the video for his singles “Kicks.” The clip documents a day of debauchery as Barns and his companions cause mayhem at the infamous Pink Motel in Los Angeles. Watch the video for “Kicks” HERE and contact Ronnie Traynor at Ronnie@variousartistsmanagement.com for available opportunities.
PASSPORT APPROVED™ PLAYLIST – 10/8/2017
“PASSPORT APPROVED” PLAYLIST FOR Sunday, October 8th, 2017: The weekly import show. Heard on over 70 radio stations on six continents weekly including: The World Famous KROQ 106.7FM Los Angeles, Radio Doble Nueve, Lima, Peru; KNRK-FM Portland OR; KNDD “The End” Seattle WA; KCJK-FM “Alternative x1051” Kansas City MO: MMM Modern Digital Australia in Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne, Adelaide; 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; KMAX Windsor/Ft. Collins, Colorado; WCNR Charlottesville, VA; KIWR “The River” Council Bluffs, IA; 2XM Ireland (national radio); WAPS-FM “The Summit.FM” Akron-Canton, OH; WKTL-FM Youngstown, 105.5FM XFM Nairobi, Kenya; OH; KVNV-FM Reno NV; PUK-FM Johannesburg, South Africa; East Radio-FM Shanghai, China; KAFA “97.7FM” Colorado Springs, CO; KVNV “NV89” Reno, NV; KSKI-FM, Sun Valley/Twin Falls, ID; WITH “90.1FM” Ithaca, New York; UCFM 87.8FM Australian Capital Territory, Australia, Triple M Digital Network (Australia), WRUR 88.5FM Rochester New York; WCRU-FM Hamilton, NY and on 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.
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THE SHERLOCKS - “Live For The Moment” (Infectious, UK)
THE RASMUS - “Silver Night” (Playground Music, Finland)
FOREST BLAKK - “Love Me” (Warner Music, Canada)
ALEX LAHEY - “Every Days The Weekend” (Dead Oceans, Australia)
OUTLYA - “Howl” (Closer Recordings/Virgin, UK)
MATTHEW MOLE - “Holding On” (Just Music, South Africa)
CATHOLIC ACTION - “Propaganda” (Modern Sky, Scotland)
BAKER GRACE - “Am I Talking To You” (Republic, N. America)
THE PALE WHITE - “Downer” (Unsigned, UK)
CARO EMERALD - “Never Ever” (Grandmono Records, Holland)
PUPPET REBELLION - “Slave” (Unsigned, UK)
***GLOBAL DJ EXCHANGE W/ DJ UELI HAFLIGER “FLUX FM” BERLIN, GERMANY - LEONIDEN - “Nevermind” ***
SCHOOL OF X - “Forever” (Unsigned, Denmark)
BRACELET - “Wild Heart” (Unsigned, Sweden)
CHRIS LEAMY - “Hold Ground” (Unsigned, N. America)
THE LUKA STATE - “Bring This All Together” (Project Records, UK)
FRED PAGE - “Another Last Time” (Unsigned, UK)
LONGFELLOW - “Brooklyn” (Unsigned, UK)
RAZZ - “Let It In, Let It Out” (Long Branch Records, Germany)
MADYX - “Jupiter” (Unsigned, N. America)
FAI BABA - “Can't Stop Loving You” (A Tree In A Field, Switzerland)
WALLOWS - “Pleaser” (Unsigned, N. America)
CALLUM BEATTIE - “Bonfires” (3Beat Records, UK)
THE MONTREALS - “Deadheads” (Unsigned, Australia)
LAURAN HIBBERD - “Old Head Young Shoulders” (Unsigned, Isle of Wight)
EVERYTHING EVERYTHING - “Desire” (RCA, UK)
TEN TONNES - “Silver Heat” (Warner Music, UK)
PACESHIFTERS - “Cut N Run” (Hassle Records, Holland)
LAUREN WALLER - “Down” (Unsigned, N. America)
GINGER SNAPS - “Number Crunching” (Killing Moon, UK)
YONAKA - “Wouldn’t Wanna Be Ya” (Asylum, UK)
TEN FE - “Twist Your Arm” (Some Kinda Love/[PIAS], UK)
(Check out the Passport Approved Radio “Featured Artists” on the daily profile exclusively on AllAccess.com including Barns Courtney, Catholic Action, Join The Riot, Thomas Azier and Wild Youth).