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ASYLUM RECORDS RELAUNCHES IN THE U.S.



Kenny Weagly
Warner Music Group (WMG) has relaunched its iconic Asylum Records label in the U.S. The label will be led by veteran WMG executive Kenny Weagly, most recently ADA Worldwide’s President of A&R and Label Services, who has been named Asylum U.S.’s President. Additionally, Grammy-winning producer Dante Ross has been named Sr. VP of A&R. Asylum is already well-known in the U.K. since relaunching in 2008 under Ben Cook (now President of Atlantic Records U.K.), with Ed Howard serving as A&R Director for the U.K. set-up. The U.K. and U.S. labels will remain as separate entities with Weagly reporting for the latter to Eliah Seton, Worldwide President of ADA.

“Asylum was founded with artistic freedom as its guiding principle,” said Weagly, “and the new Asylum expands on that ideal by believing in and supporting our artists’ visions for their music, as well as when and how they want to release it. Our mantra is nimbleness and flexibility the ability to tailor-make deals, from singles projects to multi-album careers for original artists across a spectrum of genres.”

Warner Music Group CEO, Recorded Music, Max Lousada, said, “We’re committed to encouraging entrepreneurship and nurturing diverse musical cultures within the WMG family. Asylum is one of the most revered brands in the music industry, and by relaunching it in the U.S. as a label that’s all about musical independence and flexibility, we are opening another avenue for fresh, innovative artistry to thrive.”

Asylum Records U.S. has already garnered an RIAA certified platinum hit with “Water,” the viral track from the label’s first signing, rapper Ugly God. Asylum’s roster has also expanded into the dance world with the release of the original solo debut “Dollars” from Crankdat. Additional deals include those with Grammy-winning producer Mike Dean (Kanye West, Travis Scott, Jay Z, Desiigner) for his next protégé Dice Soho; The Queen of Bounce, Big Freedia; Baltimore rap duo, Peso Da Mafia; and Staten Island MC, Shoneyin.


PATRICK MOXEY REVIVES PAYDAY RECORDS



25 years after its initial launch, Patrick Moxey, Founder of Ultra Music, has revealed the reboot of his Payday Records. Having opened its doors in 1992 the iconic hip-hop label’s roster included the likes of Gang Starr, Group Home, Jeru the Damaja, Showbiz & A.G. and others. At the label’s relaunch, Moxey has joined forces once again with DJ Premier for new single, "Our Streets" feat. A$AP Ferg, which was released last week. Payday joins the growing stable of legacy label’s being reinvigorated with Capitol Music Group bringing back Priority Records and, Warner Music Group, Asylum Records U.S. In addition to Premier, Payday has deals finalized with MC Pell, OJ Da Juiceman, Yung Fume and NYC collective Gloss Gang.

At its initial launch over two decades ago, Moxey’s Payday landed in the middle of New York's burgeoning hip-hop scene. DJ Premier was deeply involved as one of the go-to producers and, along with Gang Starr’s Guru, were key artists during the period. Payday also released Jay Z’s first-ever single in 1995 with "In My Lifetime," a year prior to the release of his debut album, Reasonable Doubt. Additional albums and singles released through Payday included those from WC and the MAAD Circle, O.C. and UTD, Mos Def's first hip-hop outfit, as well as others.

Moxey commented to Billboard, "Hip-hop has become a global language, and I think the new Payday is here to reflect that and to help bring a bunch of diverse and talented new artists to the world. Our first signings are from four different cities: New York, Atlanta, New Orleans and London. That reflects the fact that we have one computer in front of us and that computer knows no borders."

Operating as its own independent label, Payday will make use of Ultra's sales, marketing and promotions set-up as well as product management and A&R teams in New York and the U.K., and flexible artist deals. Leading Payday’s U.K.’s operations as Managing Director is Neale Easterby, CEO of Empire Artist Management, who had helped manage Gang Starr alongside Moxey.


SILVA SCREEN MUSIC GROUP CELEBRATES 30 YEARS IN LOS ANGELES



Last week, leading global soundtrack company, Silva Screen Music Group, celebrated its 30th anniversary milestone in Los Angeles. Silva Screen’s catalogue has been a part of some of the world’s most widely recognized films and television shows and the evening showcased a special performance of classic film and TV themes from a full, 22-piece orchestra at the historic Mack Sennett Studios.

The company’s founder, Reynold D’Silva, and his team welcomed a number of LA’s local industry including music supervisors, brands, ad agencies, film producers, directors and others. D’Silva and Silva Screen were also recognized for their three decades of work with a special honorarium that included presentations from A&R Worldwide’s President and Founder, Sat Bisla and Carlo Cavagna, Consul Head of Trade & Investment, Los Angeles from the British Consulate-General’s Department for International Trade and Kaylee Kiecker, EVP, Hollywood Chamber of Commerce.

Below is a pictorial review of last week’s anniversary celebration.

HONORING A GREAT 30 YEAR MILESTONE WITH SILVA SCREEN: Hundreds of executives from music, film, TV, brands, agencies and more attended the 30 year anniversary event for Silva Screen in Los Angeles last week. Reynold D’Silva (Founder & Chairman, Silva Screen Music Group) receives a special award from Carlo Cavagna, Consul - Head of Trade & Investment, Los Angeles, D.I.T., British Consulate-General. GETTING A SPECIAL PART OF HOLLYWOOD: Reynold D’Silva receives a very special “piece of Hollywood” from Kaylee Kiecker, Executive Vice President, Hollywood Chamber of Commerce.

PERFORMING A CLASSICAL SOUNDTRACK TO FAMOUS FILM & TV ANTHEMS: A special 22-piece orchestra performed some of the most famous film/TV themes and soundtracks to a very appreciative and supportive music industry crowd at Silva Screen’s special event. ENJOYING GREAT FOOD, COMPANY, DRINKS & MUSIC were hundreds of professionals from all sectors of the entertainment and music industry who connected over fine wines with pan-Indian catered food from Beverly Hills’ Spice Affair Indian Restaurant, all immersed in a wonderful atmosphere.

SHARING SOME GREAT “SILVA SCREEN” MOMENTS IN LOS ANGELES (l-r) are Carlo Cavagna (Consul - Head of Trade & Investment, Los Angeles, D.I.T., British Consulate-General), Adam Greenup (MD, SO Recordings), Keith Ferreira (Executive, Silva Screen, U.K.), Anurag Rao (Founder/CEO of Canvas Talent, Co-Founder/CEO of Farout Media, India) and Sat Bisla (President & Founder, A&R Worldwide & MUSEXPO). CELEBRATING 30 YEARS OF GREAT MUSIC & TEAMWORK (l-r) are the Silva Screen U.K. & U.S. team members Anikke Coleman, David Stoner, Rick Clark, Keith Ferreira, Reynold D’Silva, Doug Bussone and Adam Greenup.


GLOBAL NEWS UPDATES…



Warner Music’s leadership appointments continue as Karl Kongkham was announced last week as Managing Director of Warner Music Thailand. Kongkham reports to Calvin Wong, Warner Recorded Music’s President, South East Asia, Hong Kong and Korea. Most recently, Kongkham was with the Leo Burnett Group, an agency specializing in advertising, digital and social media, content and innovation, sales promotion, direct marketing and event management, where he served as business director of the company’s ARC Worldwide and MSLGROUP subsidiaries. Kongkham’s career began at ad agency J Walter Thompson in 2002 as an account executive, eventually rising to become a Brand Team Leader in the company’s Bangkok office. Among the clients Kongkham worked for were included Diageo, Ford, HSBC, Johnson & Johnson, Nokia, and Unilever. Since joining the Leo Burnett Group in 2015, Kongkham has led campaigns for clients such as Bangkok Life Assurance, P&G and Volvo.

SHARING SOME GOOD MUSICAL HABITS IN LOS ANGELES are (l-r) Sat Bisla (President & Founder, A&R Worldwide), Minna Fagerstedt (General Manager, One Seven Music Publishing) and Reynold D’Silva (Founder & Chairman, Silva Screen Music Group).
Former Warner/Chappell Music Scandinavia A&R/synch executive Minna Fagerstedt tells A&R Worldwide that she recently set-up her own independent music publishing company. Her new company, One Seven Music, is based in Stockholm, Sweden. Minna was instrumental in introducing Tove Lo and her unsigned demo single “Habits” to A&R Worldwide back in 2012, several years prior to her label signing. Minna has signed a number of writers, producers and artists to her new company and will be unveiling some more new signings in 2018.

Republic Records has tapped Kerri Mackar as Sr. VP of Brand Partnerships for the label. Mackar’s new role will see her working on partnerships between Republic’s artist roster and major brands as well as spearheading high-profile events and collaborating with Universal Music Group on further integrations. Mackar’s background includes over a decade of experience in the music/marketing arena starting at Billboard where she became Executive Director of Marketing. Most recently she has served as Head of Marketing at Rolling Stone since 2014 where she played a key role in managing partnerships with top brands as well as organizing events around the Super Bowl, SXSW, the Grammy Awards and others.

Native Tongue has finalized a sub-publishing agreement to represent Ultra Music Publishing in Australia and New Zealand. The independent music publishing company works with artists, songwriters and producers such as Neil Ormandy (James Arthur, Eric Prydz), Xavier Dotson (Drake, Future, Gucci Mane), Carlton Mays (Travis Scott, A$AP Rocky), Jenson Vaughan (Kygo, OMI, Madonna), Deorro, Era Istrefi and others. Widely-regarded in the electronic dance music community, Ultra has diversified its roster and achieved success in the pop, urban, dance and reggae genres as well and has placed its music into a number of film, TV, trailer, video game and other visual media projects. At the same time, Native Tongue has signed an agreement for Ultra Music Publishing to represent its catalogue in Colombia and Mexico.

Apple reported last week that its services division, counting iTunes, Apple Music and other software, had recorded quarterly revenue of $8.5 billion, an increase of 34% from the same time last year. Led by Sr. VP Eddy Cue, the focus on services is one aspect of Tim Cook's goal for 2016 of doubling its annual revenue in the division by 2020. Luca Maestri, Apple’s CFO, revealed on a call with investors that Apple Music is experiencing the highest user conversion rate to date from free trials to paid subscriptions, with subscriptions up 75% year-over-year. In September, Apple reported that its Music offering had hit 30 million subscribers.

Nashville-based Rounder Records has tapped attorney John Strohm as President for the label, replacing John Virant who has served as President since 1999. Virant, who has been with Rounder since 1992, will maintain a senior creative role with the label. The new role for Strohm will see him leading day-to-day operations for Rounder in Nashville while reporting to Tom Whalley, Chief Label Officer for Concord Music. In 2010, Concord purchased the 47-year Americana label which counts on its roster the likes of Steve Martin, Bela Fleck, Abigail Washburn, Chris Hillman, George Thorogood and Pokey LaFarge. Strohm joins Rounder having most recently served as Sr. Counsel for the music industry practice of law firm Loeb & Loeb where he helped in the development of acts including Bon Iver, Sturgill Simpson, Alabama Shakes, Dawes, Julien Baker and The Civil Wars. Strohm was also a co-founder of alternative rock outfit Blake Babies, who released their 2001 album, God Bless The Blake Babies, via Rounder’s Zoe imprint. Strohm also previously played drums and guitar with The Lemonheads.

U.K. supermarket chain, Sainsbury’s, has rolled out a vinyl offering via its own imprint through a partnership with Saint Etienne’s Bob Stanley. The first two releases were unveiled last week as vinyl-only compilations offered across 163 stores with additional titles set for release in 2018. The compilations, Coming into Los Angeles A Taste of West Coast and Hi Fidelity A Taste Of Stereo Sound, are released through Sainsbury’s Own Label imprint through partnerships with Warner Music’s Rhino and Universal Music respectively.

Nashville European Writer’s Night
For the third time, Schedler Music, along with Billy Austin (owner of OmniSound Studios and Platinum Pen Publishing), hosted a songwriter camp early last month in Nashville, TN. The camp brought together Schedler Music’s creative team and 10 songwriters from Germany, Austria, Switzerland, and the Netherlands, and American authors and artists to collaborate on new songs for both the American and European music markets. Among the European artists who participated were included Loren Nine, Chris Brenner and Thorsteinn Einarsson, with American artists Lewis Brice, Brandon Chase, Blessing Offer and Alissa Griffith. The five days of songwriting were capped off with a closing celebration, the Nashville-European Writer’s Night which presented some of the newly-created songs to a number of A&Rs, labels and song pluggers. The Nashville/European songwriting camp once again took place at OmniSound Studios and Platinum Pen Publishing. Early this year, Schedler Music finalized a closer cooperation with Platinum Pen Publishing and starting from this month, Schedler Music now has a permanent Writing Room based at Platinum Pen Publishing’s facilities. The Writing Room will seek to provide a platform for further creative collaborations between European and American songwriters and performers.

The California Copyright Board (The CCC) has announced that legendary music manager and entrepreneur Miles Copeland will be their keynote executive speaker at their forthcoming event on Tuesday, November 14th 2017 at the Sportsmen’s Lodge Events Center in Studio City, California. Miles will discuss his experiences managing the The Police; forming I.R.S Records (R.E.M., The Go-Go’s, Fine Young Cannibals, Berlin, General Public, etc.), as well as managing Sting through seven blockbuster albums; creating Copeland International Arts (“CIA”), which is comprised of a record company, music publishing company; and merchandise company and his successful touring packages (e.g. Generation Axe w/ Steve Vai). Miles has been one of the music industry’s most influential and entrepreneurial figures, and will discuss the changes in the music industry and how to evolve and adapt to such changes in today’s music business and not get stuck in the past. Tickets are still available for members and non-members. For further details log on to https://theccc.org.

AEG Facilities has announced Dana DuFine as the company's VP of Content Development which will see the concert industry veteran serving as the head content booker and programmer for AEG's network of facilities across N. America and globally. DuFine parted ways with MSG Entertainment (MSGE) in 2016 where she had been serving as Sr. VP/Head of West Coast Operations and booking Los Angeles venue the Forum, a primary competitor to AEG's Staples Center, as well as overseeing bookings for Madison Square Garden. Before MSG, DuFine was with Irving Azoff's Frontline management company looking after the likes of the Stone Temple Pilots and frontman Scott Weiland, as well as Everclear. Upon departing MSGE, DuFine spent time working with the recently relocated Los Angeles Rams.

Tidal has rolled out a new initiative to bring in-depth credits to millions of albums and tracks on the platform including composers, musicians, vocal breakdowns, mastering, production, mixing, label details and album artwork credits. The digital liner notes are available to Tidal subscribers across all platforms with the company stating that new information is being added daily. Additionally, select albums/songs will feature an added accompaniment called Live Credits. Live Credits will include a video, audio or written editorial piece that "takes fans inside a notable song, album or video, by interviewing those people responsible for its creation."

CTM Publishing has announced it now exclusively represents the catalog of iconic singer/songwriter Roy Orbison. Orbison is well-known for hit songs such as “Oh, Pretty Woman,” “You Got It” and “Only The Lonely.” Despite his unfortunate passing in 1988, Orbison's new album, A Love So Beautiful, was released worldwide last week. The album features Orbison’s biggest hits accompanied by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. Starting in April, Roy Orbison will tour throughout Europe using 3D projection technology to see his hologram backed by the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra, performing his greatest hits.

BBR Music Group has appointed Lynette Garbonola to the newly-created role of VP of International. The appointment comes as part of the label group’s move to expand its international outreach following its January acquisition by BMG. Garbonola joined BBR in 2010 and had most recently been serving as VP of Digital Media. Prior to BBR she spent 16 years with Warner Music Nashville where she helped launch their New Media/Digital Department, eventually becoming VP of New Media. At the same time, Chris Loss transitions to VP of Digital Strategy & Analytics, working closely with DSP’s, digital advertisers, and ADA Distribution. He had most recently served as VP of Promotion for Stoney Creek Records, which he joined in 2012. Loss’ career began in radio before becoming the Director of West Coast Promotion for Lyric Street in 2002. He was part of the team that launched The Valory Music Co. in 2007, serving as Director of National Promotion and later being named VP of Promotion. Both Garbonola and Loss will report to Jon Loba, EVP, BBR Music Group, with Loss working closely with VP of Marketing, JoJamie Hahr.

Columbia Records has finalized a multi-million dollar deal with hip-hop artist Remy Ma. Remy’s debut album, There’s Something About Remy, was released in 2006 via SRS Records, Universal Records and Terror Squad, and produced a number of singles including “Whateva” and “Conceited.” Following a six-year prison sentence, which saw Remy released in 2014, she put out a number of freestyles and generated attention in 2015 with the Grammy-nominated single, “All The Way Up,” a collaboration with Fat Joe. The same year also saw her joining the cast of reality TV’s Love & Hip-Hop New York on VH1. Reports stated that Remy had been approached with offers from several labels before opting to sign with Columbia.

Chrysalis Records continues to build on their diverse roster with the recent acquisition of five artists’ catalogues as part of the Warner Music/Impala/Merlin process. Covering musical genres from dance to country to world to classic rock and roll, the new acts include: rock and roll band The Swinging Blue Jeans, dance trio Dario G, iconic American artist Lucinda Williams, alt-rock outfit Grant Lee Buffalo, and master Malian kora player, Toumani Diabaté. Moving forward, Chrysalis will re-issue and re-package all of the artist’s work.

Las Vegas’ premier rock experience, Raiding The Rock Vault, is set to celebrate its 1,000th performance since launching in 2012 the last weekend in November at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas. The week-long celebration will feature encores for the first time, a grand prize giveaway and special performances by past and present band members. The show is giving fans the opportunity to vote for the encore songs online and be entered to win a number of prizes. Among the show’s lineup are included Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member Howard Leese (Heart), Dave Amato (REO Speedwagon), Hugh McDonald (Bon Jovi), Jay Schellen (Asia, Yes), Michael T. Ross (Lita Ford, Hardline), Andrew Freeman (The Offspring, Last in Line, Lynchmob), Robin McAuley (MSG, Survivor), Paul Shortino (Rough Cutt, Quiet Riot), Mark Boals (Dokken, Yngwie J. Malmsteen) and Cian Coey (Meat Loaf, We Will Rock You, Dweezil Zappa) playing classic hits from some of rock music’s most iconic acts.

Last week, BMI revealed a round of key executive promotions within its Creative team. BMI’s VP of Creative, Los Angeles, Barbara Cane, rises to the newly-created role of VP, Worldwide Creative and Advisor to the EVP of Creative & Licensing. Samantha Cox rises to VP, Creative, New York, and Tracie Verlinde to VP, Creative, Los Angeles. Mason Hunter has been elevated to Assistant VP, Creative, Nashville and Wardell Malloy to Assistant VP, Creative, Los Angeles.


IN THE SPOTLIGHT: Paul Kinder, John Butler, Richard Griffiths, Laurence Bell, Rachel Levy, Jeff Fenster, Mary Ramos, Paul Harris, Guy Chambers, Folkert Koopmans, Frank Takeshita and Gary Chen.


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 all have had an embarrassing moment or two in our life, right? But how often have we had one in public? Click HERE for some embarrassing jackass moments!


A&R WORLDWIDE’S "ARTIST OF THE WEEK" – COLE PHOENIX



Cole Phoenix is a singer, songwriter, scriptwriter, novelist, producer, actress and director born in Brisbane, Australia who creates music that encompasses elements of pop, soul, electronic and rock music. She has worked in feature films such as The Ruins alongside Shawn Ashmore and Jena Malone and Bright Flame, which is currently in development, which Cole wrote, produced and stars in. She was a semi-finalist in the 2013 International Songwriting Competition with her anti-bullying single “Cannibal” in the Electronica/Dance genre. Cole was nominated for Best New Top 40 Artist of the Year in 2015 at the New Music Awards (USA) alongside chart toppers Sam Smith, Iggy Azalea, Meghan Trainor and Charli XCX. Cole has recently been hard at work on her new EP, the follow up to her 2012 self-titled album and 2010’s Wild Love album. The first offering from the EP is “Back Back To Me,” a contemporary party song with cheek, mixed with old school sass and brass, which has been released today. Listen to the track HERE and contact Nicolas Jacobi at nj@noblenobull.com as Cole Phoenix is available for signing, publishing, licensing, booking, brand and synch opportunities.


A&R WORLDWIDE’S "VIDEO OF THE WEEK" – DONKEYBOY

Donkeyboy is a quartet that formed over a decade ago and have dominated the charts in their native Scandinavia on the strength of their catchy, pop-driven anthems. Founded in 2005 by frontman Kent Sandberg and his brother Cato, alongside Peter Michelsen and Thomas Drabløs, they have become one of the most successful pop groups in Scandinavia. Since their inception, they’ve earned 32 platinum awards; three Norwegian Grammy wins, 10 consecutive Top 5 singles, four No.1 singles in Norway and eight Top 10 singles across Scandinavia. Collectively, Donkeyboy boasts over 200 million streams in Norway alone, a sum approximately 40 times larger than the nation’s population of five million. Already a household name in their home country of Norway, the lads have set their sights on the U.S. with the release of their single “Kaleidoscope.” The track offers passionate vocals along with the perfect doses of synth and indie rock. When Donkeyboy recorded the song, they abandoned the digital plug-ins and did everything in analog, even using an old keyboard that was stored in an attic for nearly 30 years. Watch the Christian Bastiansen-directed and produced video for “Kaleidoscope” HERE and contact Richard Bishop at richard@deckstar.com and Ann Markwell at ann@deckstar.com as Donkeyboy is available for synch and branding opportunities.


PASSPORT APPROVED™ PLAYLIST – 11/5/2017



“PASSPORT APPROVED” PLAYLIST FOR Sunday, November 5th, 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; 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.

Listen to this two-hour show by clicking HERE:

THE SHERLOCKS “Live For The Moment” (Infectious, UK)
THE BONGO CLUB “Seventeen” (Unsigned, Sweden)
SCHWARZ “In Your Eyes” (Unsigned, Germany)
YONAKA “Bubblegum” (Asylum Records, UK)
FOREST BLAKK “Love Me” (DoOzy Records, Canada)
PRESS TO MECO “Here’s To Fatigue” (LAL Music, UK)
THE MONTREALS “Deadheads” (Unsigned, Australia)
THOMAS AZIER “Berlin” (Universal, Holland)
DED RABBIT “Pressure Pusher” (Unsigned, Scotland)
DONKEYBOY “Kaleidoscope” (Warner Music Group, Norway)
OUTLYA “Howl” (Closer Recordings/Virgin, UK)
***GLOBAL DJ EXCHANGE W/ DJ DAN HEGARTY “RADIO RTE/2XM” DUBLIN, IRELAND - REWS “Shine” ***
MADYX “Jupiter” (Unsigned, N. America)
THE LUKA STATE “Bring This All Together” (Project Records, UK)
SHAYNA LEIGH “Candle” (Unsigned, N. America)
TOUT VA BIEN “Queen Of Sheeba” (Parlophone, Belgium)
BARNS COURTNEY “Kicks” (Virgin, UK)
VARGAS & LAGOLA - "Sun Is Shining (Band Of Gold)" (Universal, Sweden)
ALEX LAHEY “Every Days The Weekend” (Dead Oceans, Australia)
LEONIDEN - "Nevermind” (Wintrup, Germany)
BAKER GRACE “Am I Talking To You” (Republic, N. America)
CATHOLIC ACTION “Black & White” (Modern Sky, Scotland)
DAN OWEN “Hideaway” (Atlantic, UK)
THE RASMUS “Silver Night” (Playground Music, Finland)
COLE PHOENIX “Back Back To Me” (Unsigned, Australia)
GINGER SNAPS “Number Crunching” (Killing Moon, UK)
SCHOOL OF X “Forever” (Unsigned, Denmark)
DEMOB HAPPY “Dead Dreamers” (SO Recordings, UK)
LAURAN HIBBERD “Old Head Young Shoulders” (Unsigned, Isle of Wight)
SOPHISTICATED DINGO “Head Talk” (Unsigned, Australia)
CARO EMERALD “Never Ever” (Grandmono Records, Holland)
WALLOWS “Pleaser” (Unsigned, N. America)

(Check out the Passport Approved Radio “Featured Artists” on the daily profile exclusively on AllAccess.com including Underground Authority, Donkeyboy, Dan Owen, Press To Meco and Otherkin).