COLUMBIA RECORDS UK APPOINTS STACEY TANG & MANISH ARORA CO-MANAGING DIRECTORS
Last week, Columbia Records U.K. announced the appointment of Stacey Tang and Manish Arora to Co-Managing Directors for the label. In the new roles, both report directly to Ferdy Unger-Hamilton, President of Columbia Records U.K.
(l-r) Manish Arora, Ferdy Unger-Hamilton & Stacey Tang
Tang came to Columbia Records in 2012 and was promoted to General Manager in 2015. She has played a key role in the ongoing success of the iconic label in recent years working on global campaigns for artists such as Calvin Harris, Arcade Fire, Foo Fighters and Harry Styles. Additionally, Tang has been instrumental in the success of Rag’n’Bone Man, one of the U.K.’s biggest breakthrough acts in recent years.
Arora joins Columbia from Polydor, where he was Director of Promotion for five years and worked on campaigns for artists including Elbow, Ellie Goulding, Kendrick Lamar, Lana Del Rey, Lady Gaga and Years & Years. His career began in 2000 at Anglo Plugging where he set up the U.K. industry’s first online PR department. He transitioned to Virgin Records as national radio plugger and contributed to the early careers of artists such as Daft Punk, Kelis, The Kooks and N.E.R.D. Following a promotion to VP of Press and Promotions, he oversaw campaigns for artists including David Guetta, Emeli Sande, Katy Perry, Massive Attack and The Rolling Stones.
Unger-Hamilton said of the appointments, “I am delighted to have Stacey and Manish as the new driving force of Columbia. Their combined skills in marketing and promotion; their innate understanding of today’s market and their hunger for success, means there are no two people better equipped to help me and the whole team take the label into the future.”
FKP SCORPIO LAUNCHES NORWEGIAN OPERATIONS
Leading German-based concert promoter, FKP Scorpio has announced it will open a Norwegian office, based in Oslo, at the start of next year. The new operation, under the banner of FKP Scorpio Norge AS, will be led by Torgeir Gullaksen, who started Goldstar AS 12 years ago, as Executive Director.
In Norway, Goldstar AS has been organizing concerts with a number of successful global artists including Queens Of The Stone Age, Bon Iver, The xx, Radiohead, Biffy Clyro, Arcade Fire, Band of Horses, Sigur Ros, Arctic Monkeys and others. With the launch of FKP Scorpio’s Norwegian set-up, Goldstar AS will end its 12 year run, with its team joining the FKP Norge staff.
FKP Scorpio’s CEO Folkert Koopmans says, “Norway is a fantastic country with a very vivid live music scene. Since Torgeir and his team have been reliable partners for us over many years, it feels like the natural next step to establish FKP Scorpio Norge together. We share the belief that professionalism and trustworthiness build strong relationships - with artists, fans, managers, venues and everyone we work with.”
Founded in 1990, FKP Scorpio is one of the most successful live music companies in Europe. The launch of the new office in Norway marks FKP’s seventh European office alongside Austria, Sweden, the Netherlands, Denmark and Finland with main headquarters in Hamburg, Germany.
BECAUSE MUSIC & CAROLINE INTERNATIONAL REVEAL GLOBAL PARTNERSHIP TO EXPAND ARTIST AND LABEL SERVICES
Because Music, one of Europe’s leading independent music groups, and Caroline International, Universal Music Group’s independent label services and distribution company, recently announced a global multi-year agreement covering marketing, promotion and physical distribution, as well as the launch of Because Music’s first U.S. label office in Los Angeles. Starting next year, Because Music will distribute directly to digital platforms worldwide via their Merlin membership and partner with Caroline International for global marketing and promotional support, as well as worldwide physical distribution, with the exception of France, which will commence in 2019.
Under the strategic partnership, Because Music will work alongside Caroline International’s teams, led by Michael Roe and Jim Chancellor, in over 20 countries to build on its existing global operations. Additionally, the companies are working together on the development of a new independent label services system, utilizing best-in-class data analysis, digital video-based marketing and promotion capabilities, streaming strategy, consumer engagement, and other elements, to benefit a new generation of independent labels, entrepreneurs and artists.
Because Music Founder and Owner, Emmanuel de Buretel said, “This deal is a clear breakthrough; it opens a brand-new type of relationship between the indie community and the main major. I call it a ‘variable geometry deal’ as it combines complete freedom, agility, technology and world marketing coverage while respecting the independence of the artists and labels. More importantly in this new digital world, this partnership enables us to own and control all of our data and our digital pipeline for the first time. I am delighted that Lucian and Mike agreed to combine our respective strengths and invest significant resources to build something very special together. I look forward to working hand in hand with Caroline teams to create new ways of developing and breaking new talents everywhere. It will make Because artists more independent and better placed to enter the new world of music consumption.”
Sir Lucian Grainge, Chairman and CEO of Universal Music Group, said, “I have long admired Emmanuel’s sharp A&R instincts, his track record of breaking innovative artists and supporting music that moves culture. I’m thrilled that Caroline International will be working closely with Emmanuel and his talented team at Because Music to build upon the success they’ve already achieved by developing new creative and commercial opportunities, as well as launching Because Music’s first U.S. label.
KOBALT MUSIC FINALIZES STRATEGIC LICENSING AND DISTRIBUTION DEAL WITH NETEASE IN CHINA
Kobalt Music and NetEase announced today an agreement for the Chinese internet and music service company to license and distribute the Kobalt publishing and AWAL recording catalogs via its streaming platform, NetEase Cloud Music (NCM). Under the deal, NetEase will also be the sub-licensor of Kobalt and AWAL content in China and, AMRA, Kobalt’s wholly-owned global collection society, will work closely with NetEase to provide digital processing and reporting services for royalty earnings and maximize value for Kobalt clients. The partnership will also seek to drive increased creative collaboration, development of artists, and enforced copyright protection for Kobalt writers and artists while improving transparency for creators and offering access to new data, reporting, and sustainable pay models.
NetEase will represent over 600,000 songs and recordings from Kobalt’s publishing and master catalogs including those from Paul McCartney (MPL) and Max Martin (MXM), which features songs recorded by Taylor Swift, Adele and Katy Perry. Additionally, NetEase will have access to songs recorded by global acts such as Justin Bieber, Crowded House, Miles Davis, Fleetwood Mac, Flume, Foo Fighters, Gotye, Zayn Malik, Maroon 5, Stevie Nicks, Sinead O’Connor, Pet Shop Boys, Elvis Presley, Lionel Richie, Ed Sheeran, Skrillex and others. Also covered on the agreement are a number of well-known songs from Asian artists including A-Lin, Jolin Tsai, Wanting Qu, Jane Zhang and Bibi Zhou, as well as the catalogs of EKKO Music Rights, Big Bang, EXO, F(X), Girls’ Generation, Shinee and Super Junior.
“As we continue on our journey to help bring the music industry into the digital age, monetizing the huge Chinese music market has always been a priority for us,” said Founder & CEO of Kobalt Music, Willard Ahdritz. “This partnership reinforces not only our commitment but also creates a world of new collaborative opportunities for our artists and songwriters.”
NCM has reached 400 million users as it maintains its unprecedented growth trajectory in the Chinese market, relative to other music services. Having launched in 2013, a recent QuestMobile research study showed that the app’s year-on-year monthly active user growth rate was 44%, making it the fastest-growing music service among all of the music apps in China. The platform’s base is predominately high-quality users in China’s Tier 1 and Tier 2 cities, mainly 15-35 year olds. NCM’s users are also some of the most active socially and in generating playlists, with over 410 million playlists generated at a daily rate of 620,000, and saved songs in playlists being shared at a daily rate of 5 million. NCM also recently announced a strategic partnership with Asian music service KKBox to establish the world’s largest promotional platform for Chinese music, which will seek to identify local music and provide more diverse music content to users.
GLOBAL NEWS UPDATES…
BMG has tapped Pablo Rodríguez as Managing Director of BMG Spain and Portugal where he will seek to expand local repertoire in music publishing and recordings. Coming to BMG from Warner Music Spain’s A&R team, Rodríguez had also been lecturing as a professor at the University of Valencia in its Music Industry Masters program. The new role will see him reporting to Fred Casimir, BMG’s EVP Continental Europe, while leading a team of eight based in Madrid. Rodríguez’s music industry career began in 2006 with Sony/ATV as Synch and Marketing Manager for Spain and Portugal. He transitioned to Warner Music in 2010, joining recordings and publishing rights in a combined Synch department. He also worked as an International A&R Manager for Spain and Portugal and as a song plugger. Having been an A&R for recordings at Warner Music since 2013, Rodríguez has worked with local artists, including Latin Grammy winners Luz Casal, Bebe and Buika as well as Pablo Alborán, Vanesa Martín, Elefantes y Camela and others.
In other BMG news, the music company has finalized a new deal with Minder Music Founder, John Fogarty, to administer rights to his new venture, New Songs Administration (NSA). The deal with NSA comes two years following BMG’s acquisition of Minder from Fogarty and sees BMG representing an additional share in Mark Ronson’s “Uptown Funk,” the children’s classic “The Laughing Policeman,” and works recorded by Rod Stewart including “In A Broken Dream,” as well as numerous songs written or co-written by legendary U.S. songwriter, Aaron Schroeder. Schroeder songs have been recorded by artists such as Bobby Vee, Elvis Presley, Roy Orbison, Duane Eddy, Nat King Cole and Perry Como, and his titles feature on a number of current and upcoming releases. NSA represents the A. Schroeder Intl catalogue for various territories via its arrangement with Abby Schroeder.
Downtown has finalized a worldwide deal with U.K. musician and producer, Goldie.
Widely considered as one of the founders of the drum and bass genre, Goldie is one of the most iconic talents in the dance world. Made famous for his pioneering role in the 1990s U.K. rave scene as a producer, Goldie has also influenced the musical styles of Jungle and Breakbeat Hardcore. The new deal encompasses all of Goldie's catalogues, including 2017’s full-length, Journeyman, as well as Timeless. The agreement also covers the catalogues from Goldie's founded label, Metalheadz, as well as Goldie's future writing, including collaborations with Skepta.
Nominations for the 2018 Grammy Awards were unveiled last week. The 60th annual edition will return to New York City for the first time since 2003, taking place at Madison Square Garden on January 28th. For a full list of nominees, click HERE.
Stationhead, an app designed using Spotify's open API, has now integrated Apple Music into its platform. Stationhead allows users with premium accounts to make their playlists personalized radio stations while interacting with their station’s listeners as the dedicated DJ. Additionally, in allowing each playlist to be streamed simultaneously via each listener's respective service, each listener counts as an individual stream. According to TechCrunch, Stationhead’s platform also allows both services to work almost in tandem with one another. For instance, if a user is listening via Apple Music but the DJ is playing from Spotify, Stationhead will still play the song simultaneously for each listener, regardless of their service. Following its launch, the app generated significant attention from the music industry with investors and advisors including Troy Carter (Spotify), former Universal Music Group head of digital Rob Wells, Benji Rogers (Founder, PledgeMusic) and E Street Band guitarist Stevie Van Zandt.
Respected radio programming veteran Sharon Dastur has joined Republic Records as Sr. VP of Promotion, it was announced last week by EVP of Promotion, Gary Spangler, and Republic Group President, Charlie Walk. Dastur, who had most recently been with iHeartRadio as Sr. VP of Programming Integration, will lead promotion across all formats for Republic Records and its strategic partners. Prior to her role with iHeart, Dastur had served as the Program Director at Top 40 WHTZ (Z100) in New York, one of only five Program Directors in the station’s history.
Maverick continues to grow its artist management collective with the addition of Lee Anne Callahan-Longo who joins the team almost two years after parting ways with Beyoncé’s Parkwood Entertainment. Having worked with Beyoncé for ten years, Callahan-Longo’s relationship with the artist began at Columbia Records and saw her serving as EVP/GM for Parkwood while leading rollouts for campaigns including Beyoncé’s 2013 “visual” album, three world tours and a Super Bowl performance.
WME has added rock agent Buster Phillips to their Nashville-based team following the recent reveal that Scott Clayton and Matthew Morgan had also joined the agency to operate a rock division from the Nashville office. Phillips’ career has seen him work with acts such as Gov’t Mule, Iron & Wine, Third Eye Blind, The Wallflowers, Kathleen Edwards, Lori McKenna, Drew Holcomb and the Neighbors, Low Cut Connie, Savannah Conley, The Record Company, Devon Gilfillian, The War and Treaty, Amasa Hines and Marlon Williams as well as others. Prior to his transition to WME, Phillips was at CAA leading the college booking group, eventually becoming Co-Head of the agency’s festival booking group.
After holding out for three weeks, Taylor Swift’s sixth studio release, Reputation, made its way to streaming platforms on Friday including Spotify, Apple Music, Google Play, Tidal, Amazon Music Unlimited, Pandora Premium and other key services globally. Released only via physical and download formats, Reputation debuted at No.1 on the Billboard 200 chart with 1.238 million equivalent units, marking 2017’s biggest week album sales. Moving 1.216 million traditional album sales in week one also left Reputation with honors as the biggest sales frame for an album since 2015.
Kobalt has signed a multi-faceted worldwide publishing and recordings deal with U.K. band, The Wombats. The deal provides The Wombats digital and physical distribution, global marketing and campaign coordination, synch licensing and more, with the publishing signing also covering worldwide publishing administration for all future works. Formed in 2003, The Wombats’ debut album, A Guide To Love, Loss & Desperation, reached platinum status, featuring hits like “Moving to New York,” “Kill the Director,” and “Let’s Dance to Joy Division.” In 2011, the Wombats reached No.3 in the U.K. with their sophomore effort, This Modern Glitch, followed by 2015’s “comeback” album, Glitterbug. Glitterbug went to No.5 on the U.K. charts and marked the band’s first entry to the U.S. charts. The band’s forthcoming full-length, Beautiful People Will Ruin Your Life, is scheduled for release in February.
Leading Inverness, Scotland-based creative industries conference, XpoNorth has announced the dates for its 2018 edition as June 27th and 28th. Taking place at the Eden Court Theatre and Cinema the event will once again welcome a range of leading figures from across the global creative industries for a program of seminars, masterclasses, keynote interviews and training opportunities. The event will also once again feature showcases from great local and international talent as well as a range of film screenings, product showcases, receptions and special collaborations. For more information, visit www.xponorth.co.uk.
The Late Show With Stephen Colbert has brought on Giovanni Cianci as music producer for the CBS program. The new role will see Cianci tasked with booking and producing music segments while working alongside supervising producer, Emily Gertler, and the show's talent booking team. Cianci fills the role following the departure of Sheryl Zelikson who exited this summer after two decades with The Late Show. At the same time, CBS revealed it’s seeking a new music booker to discover talent, book established acts, and "bring big ideas for innovative ways to produce music for both broadcast and digital." Cianci comes to CBS with 15 years of experience in various aspects of talent management. He was most recently a Partner at Bassline Management, which looks after acts such as Andra Day, Wildling, Wild Wild Horses and Lily Meola. Prior, he served as a talent manager at Lookout Management and The Creed Company.
iHeartMedia has promoted veteran programmer John Ivey to the role of President of CHR Programming Strategy. The new position will see Ivey leading strategy of the company's contemporary hits radio (top 40) across more than 150 markets. With over four decades of radio programming experience, Ivey has been with iHeartMedia since 2001, most recently as Sr. VP of programming and CHR Brand Manager. Alongside his new role, Ivey will maintain his duties as Program Director of Los Angeles’ KIIS-FM as well as booking artists for flagship events the iHeartRadio Jingle Ball Tour and KIIS-FM’s Wango Tango.
Blue Raincoat Artists as acquired leading Berlin-based DJ and electronic music booking and management agency Spar-ks. Under the deal, Spar-ks Founder and CEO Katrin Schlotfeldt will join the Blue Raincoat team, bringing along the full Spar-ks roster including Sonja Moonear, Barac, Matthew Dear/Audion and Martin Buttrich. Blue Raincoat Artists already maintains a roster of electronic artists that includes The Belleville Three (consisting of techno pioneers Derrick May, Kevin Saunderson and Juan Atkins), as well as Kevin Saunderson as a solo artist and for his Inner City project. Led by manager Jamie Smithson, the electronic music division of Blue Raincoat Artists also includes the internationally renowned DJ/recording artist Francesca Lombardo, as well as Infinity Ink, Delano Smith and South London Ordnance.
It has been announced that widely influential U.S. magazine publisher, Time Inc., will be sold to Iowa-based Meredith Corporation for $2.8 billion. The consumer magazine publisher will pay $18.50 per share of the publicly traded Time Inc. Alongside its flagship Time magazine, Time Inc. owns and publishes Sports Illustrated, People, Southern Living, Food & Wine, InStyle and Essence, as well as others, with its U.K. subsidiary, Time Inc. U.K., home to titles including NME and Country Life.
2018 will see the Billboard Music Awards broadcasting on NBC following the finalization of a new multi-year agreement with the network and dick clark productions. Since launching in 1990, the awards have recognized artists who have made moves across the Billboard charts and have released music to significant commercial success. Criteria for finalists include album/song sales, radio airplay, streaming, touring and social engagement with fans.
Amsterdam-based Messenger bot startup I AM POP (or simply POP) has tapped Sam Taylor as its London-based Chief Commercial Officer. The appointment comes with the opening of a new office in East London, home to the company’s marketing and partnerships teams. Taylor’s new role will see him leading marketing, partnerships and commercial strategy for POP. With 15 years of experience in music and technology, Taylor comes to POP after nearly two years as U.K. Brand Manager for digital distributor TuneCore. The appointment marks the company’s growth into the U.K. market, targeting musicians, labels and other music businesses with its Facebook Messenger bot and fan messaging platform. POP’s technology is already used by artists such as Noel Gallagher and Armin van Buuren. The company raised seven figures earlier this year from private investors, and its team is currently based between The Netherlands, Portugal and the U.K.
The Women’s International Music Network (WiMN) has revealed the honorees for its 2018 She Rocks Awards. The awards, which recognize women who display leadership and stand-out in the music industry, is preparing for its sixth annual edition at the NAMM Show and will take place at the House of Blues Anaheim on January 26th. Among the 2018 recipients are included: Lisa Loeb - Platinum-selling singer/songwriter, touring artist, author, and philanthropist; Karla Redding-Andrews - Executive Director, The Otis Redding Foundation; Exene Cervenka, vocalist for iconic punk band, X; Amberly Crouse-Knox - Sr. Director of Creative & Business Development, BMG Production Music; Jean Millington Adamian, June Millington, Brie Darling, Alice de Buhr and Patti Quatro of the all-female American rock band, Fanny; Candace Stewart - Studio Manager, EastWest Studios; Dawn Birr - Channel Manager for the Americas, Sennheiser Business Solutions; Fabi Reyna - Founder/Editor, She Shreds Media; Vanessa Mering - Marketing Manager, HARMAN Professional; and Kristy Porter - Director of Merchandising, General Accessories & Media, Guitar Center; with additional honoree announcements to come. Previous award recipients include the likes of Colbie Caillat, Ronnie Spector, Sheila E, The Bangles, Shirley Manson, Esperanza Spalding, Chaka Khan, Jennifer Batten, Karmin, Orianthi, Dinah Gretsch, Craigie Zildjian and others. For more information, and to purchase tickets, visit www.sherocksawards.com and receive $10 off tickets before December 15th with code SAVE10.
The California Copyright Board (CCC) will host its holiday party dinner this evening as well as the first annual Apollo Awards at Catalina Bar & Grill. Receiving this year’s Apollo Awards are Kathy Spanberger, President of peermusic, and Jay Cooper, founder of the Los Angeles entertainment law practice at Greenberg Traurig. Additionally, the evening will include an annual silent auction event to raise money to fund the CCC’s John Braheny Scholarship Fund. For additional details, and to attend, click HERE.
Help Musicians UK (HMUK) has launched its new 24/7 mental health service, Music Minds Matter, open to anyone working in the music industry. Music Minds Matter brings together important support services such as advice, signposting, clinical pathways and professional therapeutic services, as well as counseling and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT). The service also provides access to the charity’s grant funding, with access available to advice on legal issues, debt and benefits. HMUK has provided help, support and opportunities to empower musicians at all stages of their lives for 96 years. In 2016, the HMUK Health & Welfare team experienced a 22% increase in requests for help from musicians across the U.K., and spent £1.9 million assisting these individuals.
As 2017 begins to wind down, the A&R Registry has recently released its newest edition. The updated version of the registry provides the most current contact information for executives and companies in the realm of major and indie label A&R teams following a busy fall. You can order your copy online at www.musicregistry.com or by contacting Ritch Esra at email@example.com.
IN THE SPOTLIGHT: Ben Mortimer, Ken Ogihara, Martin Dodd, Julie Horton, Gene Sandbloom, Brian Nielsen, Debra Delshad, Fiete Klatt, Leslie Fram, Pekka Ruuska, Teri Nelson Carpenter, Ron Fair, Rachel Levy and Michael Chugg.
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. Tis the season for intense holiday shoppers. Click HERE to experience some not so relaxing holiday shopping fun, no matter what side of the aisle you stand in!
A&R WORLDWIDE’S "ARTIST OF THE WEEK" – IRIS GOLD
Stunning singer-songwriter Iris Gold welcomes you into her world of ‘hippie hop’ - a colorful and infectious blend of retro hip-hop, soul and power pop with a generous sprinkle of flower power. Originally from London and raised in Copenhagen, Iris has lived a nomadic life surrounded by free thinkers growing up in hippy communes, 60s and 70s counterculture and elements that made her the unique and charismatic artist she is today. In her late teens, she discovered hip-hop, namely Pete Rock, Beastie Boys and De La Soul, becoming enamored with what to her was an entirely new musical dictionary. She has masterfully managed to merge these influences in her own music over time. Her resume is already very impressive, having already shared stages with Taylor Swift, Blur, Erasure, The Specials and Robbie Williams, whose tour came to a mind-blowing climax in Abu Dhabi where she got to perform in front of 25,000 spectators. She has worked with prominent producers such as Jake Goslin (Ed Sheeran), MNEK (Beyoncé), Fred Ball (Rihanna, Madonna) and Dimitri Tokovoi (Charli XCX, Placebo) just to name a few. She has also earned radio support, being endorsed by leading tastemakers Zane Lowe and Huw Stephens when they were both at BBC Radio 1 and being included on the 1Xtra playlist following early support from Mistajam and DJ Target. Iris has just released what she calls her ‘Rocky Balboa/Apollo Creed’ track with “All I Really Know” (listen HERE). According to Gold, the song is about picking yourself up after falling; no matter how many attempts it takes. She’s earning increasing plays on BBC Radio 1 after three weeks and now confirmed to play both Norway's by:Larm festival and Denmark's Roskilde Festival in 2018. Listen to the song here and contact Patrik Larsson at firstname.lastname@example.org for brand and general inquiries and John Jackson Cloud at email@example.com for licensing opportunities.
A&R WORLDWIDE’S "VIDEO OF THE WEEK" – EGOMUNK
In this current climate of social media, it’s nearly impossible for an artist to have any mystique, let alone remain completely anonymous, yet somehow UK’s Egomunk has accomplished just that. Egomunk creates music that pulls from a myriad of influences and defies classification, the enigmatic artist has cultivated a sound and style all their own. The latest release is the single “The Only Sin Is Religion,” which has been introduced to Alternative radio in the states, earning notable airplay at WSFS Miami, KXTE Las Vegas and KJEE Santa Barbara. The music video is quite a visual, with animation adaption by Ben Marlowe of original cinematography by Madeleine Farley, as directed by Egomunk. When creating the video, Marlowe stated “I tried to concentrate on the grit of the song, and create visuals that convey an idea of upheaval and expansion.” Experience the visual for “The Only Sin Is Religion” HERE and contact Diane Young at firstname.lastname@example.org as Egomunk is available for synch and brand opportunities.
PASSPORT APPROVED™ PLAYLIST – 12/3/2017
“PASSPORT APPROVED” PLAYLIST FOR Sunday, December 3rd, 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:
NOTHING BUT THIEVES - “Particles” (RCA, UK)
ALFRED HALL - “I Wanna Take You Away Now” (Waterfall, Norway)
BARNS COURTNEY - “Kicks” (Virgin, UK)
PHOENIX O’NEILL - “Cruel World” (Unsigned, UK)
LIME CORDIALE - “Risky Love” (Chugg Music, Australia)
THE MONTREALS - “Deadheads” (Unsigned, Australia)
GRANT - “Waterline” (Sony, Sweden)
YONAKA - “Bubblegum” (Asylum Records, UK)
SHY LUV - “Bloodsucker” (Black Butter, UK)
LEONIDEN - “Nevermind” (Wintrup, Germany)
CATHOLIC ACTION - “Black & White” (ModernSky, Scotland)
***GLOBAL DJ EXCHANGE W/ DJ MIKE WALSH “RADIO X” LONDON, ENGLAND - GINGERSNAPS - “Number Crunching” ***
LOU SCARRS - “Lapdog” (Unsigned, Australia)
WALLOWS - “Pulling Off Leaves” (Unsigned, N. America)
PICTURE THIS - “This Christmas” (Universal, Ireland)
THE RASMUS - “Silver Night” (Playground Music, Finland)
THE SHERLOCKS - “Live For The Moment” (Infectious, UK)
MADYX - “Jupiter” (Unsigned, N. America)
BLOODY KNEES - “Maybe It’s Easy” (Distiller, UK)
SUGARMEN - Local Freaks (ModernSky, UK)
RABYT - Heart Motion (Unsigned, N. America)
DONKEYBOY - “Kaleidoscope” (Unsigned, Norway)
OTHERKIN - “Yeah, I Know” (Rubyworks, Ireland)
SHAYNA LEIGH - “Candle” (Unsigned, N. America)
DEMOB HAPPY - “Dead Dreamers” (SO Recordings, UK)
UNDERGROUND AUTHORITY - “Sunday’s At The Park” (Unsigned, India)
COLE PHOENIX - “Back Back To Me” (Unsigned, Australia)
AVA LOVE - Chophouse (Unsigned, Scotland)
FAREWELL DEAR GHOST - “Hollywood Dreaming” (ink music, Austria)
THE LUKA STATE - “Bring This All Together” (Project Records, UK)
FOREST BLAKK - “Love Me” (DoOzy Records, Canada)
(Check out the Passport Approved Radio “Featured Artists” on the daily profile exclusively on AllAccess.com including Iris Gold, Lou Scarrs, Farewell Dear Ghost, George Glew and Grandson).