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GRAMMY 2018 RECAP



The 60th annual Grammy Awards returned to New York City last night, taking over Madison Square Garden as the music community’s artists and creatives were recognized for their achievements over the past year. The night kicked off with a politically charged performance from Kendrick Lamar who took home five awards including those for Best Rap Performance, Best Rap/Sung Performance, Best Rap Song, Best Rap Album and Best Music Video. Lady Gaga took the spotlight following for a moving rendition of her singles “Joanne” and “Million Reasons.” Taking home honors in the Best New Artist category was Alessia Cara who also took the stage during the evening with fellow nominee Khalid and Logic.

Kendrick Lamar Alessia Cara Bruno Mars

Joined by Cardi B, Bruno Mars performed his track “Finesse” and saw his album 24K Magic and single “That’s What I Like” take home top honors on the evening including Record Of The Year, Album Of The Year, Song Of The Year, Best R&B Performance, Best R&B Song, Best R&B Album and Best Engineered Album (Non-Classical). Ed Sheeran snagged two wins for Best Pop Solo Performance (“Shape Of You”) and Best Pop Vocal Album (÷ [Divide]) while Portugal. The Man took home Best Pop Duo/Group Performance. Tony Bennett garnered his 20th Grammy Award win for Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album, 56 years after having won his first Grammy in 1962.

Ed Sheeran Tony Bennett

On the Rock music front, Best Rock Performance went to Leonard Cohen, Best Rock Song went to the Foo Fighters and Best Rock Album to The War On Drugs with The National taking honors for Best Alternative Music Album. Rounding out the R&B category alongside Mars were Childish Gambino and The Weeknd who took Best Traditional R&B Performance and Best Urban Contemporary Album respectively. Chris Stapleton took home three awards for Best Country Solo Performance, Best Country Song and Best Country Album, and joined the stage alongside Emmylou Harris in a moving tribute to Tom Petty with his song “Wildflowers.” Snagging Producer Of The Year (Non-Classical) again in 2018 was Greg Kurstin recognizing his work with artists such as the Foo Fighters, Beck, ZAYN, Kendrick Lamar, Halsey, Liam Gallagher and others.

Chris Stapleton & Emmylou Harris Miley Cyrus & Elton John

Among the other standout performances on the evening were those by Elton John and Miley Cyrus, performing the icon’s hit song “Tiny Dancer” as Elton prepares his final tour. Kesha took the stage for a powerful run of her song “Prayer” backed by a host of fellow women artists including Andra Day, Bebe Rexha, Camila Cabello, Cyndi Lauper, Julia Michaels and the Resistance Revival Chorus, and U2 live streamed their performance of “Get Out Of Your Own Way” from an outdoor stage with the Statue of Liberty as a backdrop. Among the other tributes across the evening were those from Gary Clark Jr. and Jon Batiste recognizing the work of Chuck Berry and Fats Domino, and a performance of Eric Clapton’s “Tears In Heaven” from the Brothers Osborne, Maren Morris and Eric Church recognizing those lost during the tragedies at Las Vegas’ Route 91 Harvest Festival and others. The Grammy stage also welcomed Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee who performed their break-out hit “Despacito” as well as moments from P!nk, Sam Smith, Sting and others.

For a full list of nominees and winners from this year’s Grammy Awards, click HERE.


COPYRIGHT ROYALTY BOARD RULES TO INCREASE STREAMING PAYMENTS BY NEARLY 50%



Last week, the Copyright Royalty Board (CRB) announced its ruling for the mechanical rates for songwriters from 2018 - 2022. The court’s decision, which marks the largest increase in CRB history, sees the overall percentage of revenue paid to songwriters increasing from 10.5% to 15.1% over the next five years. The decision comes as a result of a trial that took place between March and June of 2017 with NMPA and the Nashville Songwriters Association (NSAI), representing the interests of music publishers and songwriters against Google, Amazon, Apple, Spotify and Pandora.

The 15.1% of revenue will be split between the mechanical and performance royalties to publishers and songwriters with PRO’s negotiating fees based on a percentage of royalty revenue for public performance licensing to interactive services. The fee will be subtracted from the overall publishing royalty total with the remainder paid out as mechanical royalties. Previously, the split has landed at a near 50/50, with the PROs collectively receiving around 6%, however the new determination may alter the rate more in favor of mechanical royalties.

NMPA President & CEO David Israelite commented, “We are thrilled the CRB raised rates for songwriters by 43.8% - the biggest rate increase granted in CRB history. Crucially, the decision also allows songwriters to benefit from deals done by record labels in the free market. The ratio of what labels are paid by the services versus what publishers are paid has significantly improved, resulting in the most favorable balance in the history of the industry. While an effective ratio of 3.82 to 1 is still not a fair split that we might achieve in a free market, it is the best songwriters have ever had under the compulsory license. The court also decided in our favor regarding a late fee which will force digital music services to pay songwriters faster or be subject to a significant penalty. The bottom line is this is the best mechanical rate scenario for songwriters in U.S. history which is critically important as interactive streaming continues to dominate the market.”

Sony/ATV Music Publishing’s Chairman and CEO Martin Bandier said of the ruling, “As the leading music publisher, we believe that overall this is a very positive ruling by the CRB as it will deliver an unprecedented topline rate increase for songwriters and publishers over the next five years. While we are disappointed not to get the per-stream rate that we wanted, the planned rate increases go a long way to fairly compensate our songwriters for the essential contribution they make to streaming's success story.”


AEG PRESENTS OPENS FRENCH OFFICE



AEG’s live music division, AEG Presents, announced last week the launch of their first office in France. Bringing AEG Presents’ operations to the country builds on their success in the U.K. and marks a key expansion into one of Europe’s most important live music markets. Based in Paris, the team will be led by leading promotion executive, Arnaud Meersseman, who will report directly to AEG Presents London’s CEOs, Steve Homer and Toby Leighton-Pope.

Meersseman’s live music promotion career began in 2004 and since then he’s worked with some of the leading music promoters in France, staging shows for acts including Kendrick Lamar, Lana Del Ray, Major Lazer and A$AP Rocky. In 2016 he became Managing Director of the MIALA/Fimalac group. In leading AEG Presents France, Meersseman will be tasked with developing and growing a promotions business focused on the burgeoning French music scene, while also supporting AEG’s international roster of touring artists.

Steve Homer and Toby Leighton-Pope, joint CEO’s AEG Presents said, “The live music scene in France is incredibly vibrant and one we very much admire and it’s a real privilege to be able to set up our Paris office. In Arnaud we have a highly experienced leader and look forward to achieving great things together."

The launch of AEG Presents France comes following AEG’s significant investment in the Accors Hotel Arena in Paris, as well as the recent acquisition of the Rock En Seine festival (acquired jointly with French media investment group, LNEI).


GLOBAL NEWS UPDATES…



Universal Music Canada (UMC) has announced the promotion of Kristen Burke to Executive Vice President and General Manager for the company. The new role will see Burke leading UMC’s strategic teams across marketing, digital, commercial affairs, promotions, communications and creative while reporting to UMC’s President and CEO, Jeffrey Remedios. Having joined UMC in 2000 as an assistant in National Sales, Burke’s career within UMC has seen her rising through the company to Marketing Manager, Director of Marketing, Sr. Director of Brand Partnerships and most recently, Sr. VP of Marketing. Burke also serves as the Co-Chair of OperaNation on behalf of the Canadian Opera Company and their emerging artist development program.

The Recordings and Musical Editions Company (EGREM) and Sony/ATV Music Publishing have finalized a global licensing agreement, the largest-scale international agreement with a Cuban music publisher in history. The partnership seeks to expand the promotion and management of the EGREM catalog, Cuba’s leading music management company, and includes the long-term licensing of over 10,000 works across a diverse range of genres and legendary artists, both national and international. The new agreement follows a September 2015 deal between EGREM and Sony Music Entertainment for the international distribution of the company’s master recordings. Under the agreement are included an iconic collection of Cuban works including those by Sindo Garay, Ignacio Piñeiro, Carlos Puebla, JosÉ Antonio MÉndez, Adolfo Guzmán, Benny MorÉ, SenÉn Suarez, Lorenzo Hierrezuelo, Luis Marquetti, FÉlix Chapotín, JosÉ Luis CortÉs, CÉsar “Pupy” Pedroso, Juan Carlos Alfonso, Arnaldo Rodríguez, Ricardo Leyva and David Calzado.

CSM Management has launched with offices in Nashville and Los Angeles. The new firm is a partnership between veteran managers Craig Fruin (Lenny Kravitz, Jeff Lynne, ELO), Sheryl Louis (Stevie Nicks, Chris Isaak, co-manager Fleetwood Mac) and Mike Kobayashi (Def Leppard, Tesla). The three bring their collective experience under one banner including decades of work together with legendary manager, Howard Kaufman (Founder, HK Management).

Epic Records has tapped Ezekiel “Zeke” Lewis as EVP, A&R for the label. Lewis moves to Epic from Motown Records where he had spent the past six years, most recently as Sr. VP of A&R. He will be based in Los Angeles while reporting to Sylvia Rhone, Epic’s President. At Motown, Lewis looked after a roster that included Migos, Lil Yachty, T.I., Rich Homie Quan and producer Zaytoven, as well as Ne-Yo and Erykah Badu. In the late ‘90s, Lewis secured his first publishing deal with LaFace Records as a result of his work with girl group Choice. He went on to launch The Clutch, the songwriter/producer collective that created hits by Omarion, Ciara, Britney Spears and Timbaland as well as others. Lewis also has co-writing/co-producing credits on Justin Bieber’s “One Less Lonely Girl.”

Jens-Markus Wegener
As hinted in the A&R Worldwide newsletter many weeks ago, it’s official that widely-respected publishing executive, Jens-Markus Wegener has parted ways with Imagem Music after 5 years to reactivate his own publishing company, AMV Publishing, in 2018. Additionally, Wegener has also assumed a role as Sr. Consultant at Meisel Musikverlage, one of Germany’s leading publishers who represent the copyrights of acts such as Modern Talking, Boney M, Milli Vanilli, Trio (“Da Da Da”) and a number of German Schlager hits from the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s. At Meisel, Wegener will oversee the company’s sub-publishing, synch and signing activities globally. Meisel Music also owns the iconic Hansa Studios, which has hosted recordings from the likes of Depeche Mode, U2 and David Bowie.

Primary Wave Music Publishing has finalized a marketing and administration agreement with rock icon Alice Cooper. Under the agreement, Primary Wave will now represent the music publishing catalog of Alice Cooper which includes hits such as "School's Out," "I'm Eighteen," "No More Mr. Nice Guy," and "Poison." Primary Wave will also work with Alice to not only market his music, but also his name and likeness with Primary Wave's digital division handling all daily digital marketing activities. Cooper’s career spans over five decades having started in the late 1960s. The original Alice Cooper band released its debut album in 1969 but broke into the international music mainstream with the 1971 hit "I'm Eighteen," from their third studio album, Love It to Death, followed by the highly successful single "School's Out" in 1972. Cooper launched a lengthy and successful solo career with his 1975 concept album Welcome To My Nightmare which has continued into 2017 with Cooper releasing his Paranormal album, paired with a 100+ date worldwide tour. Outside of music, Cooper is an actor and, since 2004, a radio DJ with his internationally syndicated classic rock show, Nights with Alice Cooper.

Syco has welcomed creative executive Tom Overbury to their A&R team, led by Tyler Brown. Overbury had most recently been serving as a Sr. A&R Manager at Warner/Chappell UK. Having joined Warner/Chappell in 2014, Overbury signed publishing deals with HMLTD, Jonny Lattimer and Ina Wroldsen. Prior he was with BMG where he secured recording and publishing deals with artists You Me At Six and Deaf Havana.

Shuffles in the agency world continue as two more artists parted ways with CAA last week. Singer/songwriter and American Idol season 11 winner Phillip Phillips has moved to WME for exclusive worldwide representation across music, film, TV, books and endorsements, and four-time Grammy-winning artist, songwriter, actor and producer Lenny Kravitz has headed to UTA. At UTA, Kravitz’s team will be led by Chairman Jim Berkus as the agency seeks opportunities across music, touring, fine art and licensing, branding and endorsements.

Kieron Donoghue, the entrepreneur behind Topsify and Playlists.net, has rolled out his new "streaming-friendly" indie label, Humble Angel Records. Donoghue had most recently served as VP of Global Playlist Strategy and Curation at Warner Music. The new venture will capitalize on Donoghue’s experience in the beta launch of Spotify in 2008 and working in playlists and online marketing for the past decade. The label’s first release, London-based Mancunian pop singer/songwriter Jazz Mino’s cover of The Human League’s “Together In Electric Dream,” is available for stream and download now. Donoghue states that Humble Angel Records will seek to provide a better deal for artists in offering double the average of royalties from major labels as well as making payments to artists monthly as opposed to yearly with royalty percentage’s due, paid on an automatic monthly basis. Artists can submit music through an online form on the label’s website.

Warner/Chappell Music Spain has brought on Javier Dean to serve as A&R Director. Based in Madrid, Dean comes to Warner/Chappell from Sony/ATV Spain where he held the role of President of A&R. Across his career, he has worked with Spanish artists and songwriters such as Bebe, Carlos Baute, Dvicio, Lori Meyers and Russian Red. From 2006 to 2012, Dean was with EMI Publishing, initially in the role of Sr. A&R Creative, and eventually being named President of A&R, a role he maintained following the merger of EMI and Sony/ATV in 2012. At Sony/ATV Spain, Dean signed established and developing acts including Dellafuente, Dvicio and Taburete.

Michael Symonds has parted ways with Warner/Chappell Music Publishing from his most recent role on the Digital Business Development and Strategy team. Symonds had been with the Warner Music company for six years. The New York-based executive’s background includes stints with artist management firm Monalis360, Universal Music Publishing, Zomba Music Publishing and Island Def Jam Music Group.

In other Warner/Chappell news, the publisher has signed a global publishing deal with singer/songwriter Moss Kena. The artist first generated attention with a cover of Kendrick Lamar’s “These Walls,” which garnered support from BBC Radio 1, 1Xtra and Beats 1. Current releases from Moss Kena have resulted in 7 million streams with the debut single “Square One” from Moss’ upcoming EP release, Found In You 06, having been featured on Beats 1 as Zane Lowe’s “World Record.” Moss is signed to Ministry of Sound/Colt Club Records.

Copenhagen-based GL Music Entertainment A/S has announced that Publishing Director, Christian Fløe Svenningsen has become a partner in the company. GL Music’s CEO, Lasse Lindorff, says “We are very delighted to have Christian on the team. He’s a very hardworking and skilled employee. He has proven himself as a big asset for the company with his knowledge in the field of music publishing, as an A&R and the music industry in general. Christian is overseeing the publishing department, the catalogs we represent in Scandinavia and serving our songwriters and recording artists by generating global sync, placements and partnership opportunities together with the publishing team at GL Music Entertainment. We are proud to have Christian on the team and hope he will be a part of the GL family for many years ahead"

Universal Music Publishing Group’s (UMPG) Nashville office has announced a new global publishing agreement with Josh Hoge. Hoge’s credits including writing for a diverse group of artists and genres such as the Backstreet Boys and Jesse McCartney, as well as touring with Miranda Lambert as one half of Jukebox Mafia. Hoge’s work also led to honors as 2016’s SESAC Songwriter Of The Year. Alongside artist Kane Brown, Hoge co-wrote “Used to Love You Sober” and “Thunder in the Rain.”

Relentless Records has named Lloyd Murray as A&R Manager. Reporting to the label’s President, Shabs Jobanputra, Murray brings over a decade of music industry experience including time in A&R, brand partnerships, publishing and management. Murray will work closely with the Relentless roster that includes Not3s, Nadia Rose, Professor Green and Tom Walker. In 2014, Murray launched management company 88 Entertainment and since that time has garnered multiple major label, publishing and brand deals for artists and producers such as Crazy Cousinz, Wide Awake, Jay Weathers and Gina Kushka.

Mushroom People
Berlin-based indie music company, Heaven Shall Dance, has signed German EDM trio Mushroom People to their label as well as to publishing via We Publish Music. The signing comes on the heels of the band’s release of their new single “On The Road” via Kontor. You can check out the track’s visual HERE.

Music licensing platform Songtradr recently revealed it has raised $4 million as part of a Series A round of funding to continue the firm’s growth. The new investment, led by Richard White, CEO and Founder of Australia-based WiseTech Global, brings Songtradr’s total funding to $9 million. Since Songtradr’s launch, the platform’s catalog has grown to include over 140,000 artists from 150 countries.

Spirit Music Group has signed songwriter/artist Cameron Graves to an exclusive worldwide publishing agreement. Graves, a longtime collaborator of Kamasi Washington and member of the Los Angeles jazz collective West Coast Get Down, recently released his debut full-length Planetary Prince last year via Mack Avenue Records, with a new EP on the way. Having only recently released music as bandleader, Graves is already an accomplished songwriter and musician who has worked with some of the best jazz artists in the world, having contributed extensively to Washington’s breakthrough album The Epic. Graves’ Planetary Prince garnered attention from Rolling Stone as one of the “10 New Artists You Need to Know.” Graves’ credits in the hip hop genre include work with Dr. Dre, The Game and Kendrick Lamar, as well as three tracks for Barbershop 3: The Next Cut (Original Score Soundtrack). Graves has also collaborated with Jada Pinkett Smith which led to composing work for the film The Human Contract, as well as the television series Hawthorne, both directed by Pinkett Smith.

Brooklyn-headquartered indie label Partisan Records has announced the appointment of Bryant Kitching as its new Publicity Director. Kitching will report to Partisan Records Managing Director, Zena White. He comes to Partisan from a Sr. Account Executive position at PR firm Shore Fire Media and has previously overseen press campaigns for Bon Iver, Margo Price, Real Estate, Local Natives, First Aid Kit and King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard among others. Partisan Records is currently coordinating the ongoing international success of Cigarettes After Sex.


IN THE SPOTLIGHT: Mel Medalie, Ron Broitman, Briony Turner, Wendy Goldstein, Ron Perry, Kevin Williamson, Ellen Truley, Rachel Levy, Preston Rodie, Adam Holt, The Wallows and Jeff Fenster.


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. It’s the beginning of a new year and already there’s a plethora of slips, slides and fails! Click HERE to indulge in an early start of embarrassing moments from around the world.


A&R WORLDWIDE’S "ARTIST OF THE WEEK" – CHRIS LEAMY



After being misdiagnosed with a terminal disease three years ago, New York City-based singer-songwriter Chris Leamy developed a debilitating case of OCD. While struggling through his daily routines, Chris discovered a saving grace in a surprising group of people-the homeless community. He now spearheads a life-changing social movement called #heplaysforme, which is dedicated to humanizing the homeless population through the power of music. Seeing how small acts of kindness can change lives, the movement has garnered global attention with features on CNN, CBS This Morning, FOX, The New York Times, Chicago Tribune, Huffington Post and a number of other broadcast, print, online and social media outlets. Chris recently announced his first ever Heplaysforme Tour that runs this month through May, which will operate as a nonprofit effort, fundraising money that will be delegated to various, local organizations and projects to change lives in small, yet mighty ways. The tour will include stops in Atlanta, Nashville, Austin, Los Angeles, and Chicago with others to be announced soon. Chris has just released his new song “Great Mistakes,” which is a powerful, soul-driven rock anthem. Listen to the new track HERE and contact Wallace Morgan at wallacemorgan@moximanagement.com as Chris Leamy is available for sync, licensing and label opportunities.


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

The Rubens are a five-piece alt-rock outfit comprised of the three Margin brothers, Elliott, Zaac and Sam, as well as friends Scott Baldwin and William Zeglis. Their sophomore album, 2016’s Hoops, is now certified ARIA Gold, while their title track is now ARIA platinum-certified and was awarded No.1 on the Triple J Hottest 100 Chart. Following the success of Hoops, the band started selling out 5000 capacity rooms and headlining festivals in Australia.The Rubens have since returned with “Million Man,” the first track from their upcoming album. The story behind the song started five years ago at the Laneway Music Festival where the band befriended New York City rapper EL-P and his band, which include Run The Jewels producers/collaborators, brothers Wilder Zoby and Little Shalimar. In the beginning of 2017, both producers flew to the band’s newly created recording studio on the outskirts of Sydney and began working on new material, starting with “Million Man” as the first track they worked on in the studio together. The track has already accumulated over two million streams worldwide since its release at the tail end of 2017. In support of the forthcoming album, The Rubens will be touring worldwide with dates in Los Angeles, Boston, Philadelphia, London, Berlin and Paris and represented by Marc Geiger at WME. Watch the video for “Million Man” HERE and contact Greg Carey at greg@growyourselfup.com as The Rubens are available for record and publishing deals outside Aus/NZ (signed to Ivy League /Mushroom Group in Australia).


PASSPORT APPROVED™ PLAYLIST – 1/28/2018



“PASSPORT APPROVED” PLAYLIST FOR Sunday, January 28th, 2018: 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:

ALEX LAHEY - “I Haven’t Been Taking Care Of Myself” (Dead Oceans, Australia)
LONGFELLOW - “Plasticine” (Unsigned, UK)
WE INVENTED PARIS - “Spiderman” (Spectacular Spectacular, Switzerland)
THE SHERLOCKS - “Will You Be There” (Infectious, UK)
HUMAN BUOY - “Roses” (Unsigned, Australia)
ONR - “5 Years Time” (Capitol Records, UK)
LEONIDEN - “1990” (Euphorie, Germany)
NONONO - “Lost Song” (Warner Music, Sweden)
NOTHING BUT THIEVES - “Particles” (RCA, UK)
WRITTEN YEARS - “Lost In You Now” (Unsigned, Canada)
GRANDSON - “Blood // Water” (prim8music, Canada)
***GLOBAL DJ EXCHANGE W/ DJ DAN HEGARTY “RADIO RTE/2XM” DUBLIN, IRELAND - AINE CAHILL - “Red Hill Mining Town” ***
DEMOB HAPPY - “Be Your Man” (SO Recordings, UK)
PHOENIX O’NEILL - “Cruel World” (Unsigned, UK)
EDITORS - “Magazine" (PIAS, UK)
GREAT NEWS - “Never Get My Love” (Eget Selskap, Norway)
THE WOMBATS - “Lemon To A Knife Fight” (Kobalt, UK)
ZACH WOLF - “Dark” (Unsigned, N. America)
BETWEEN KINGS - “The Escape” (Unsigned, Australia)
SHY LUV - “Bloodsucker” (Black Butter, UK)
SMOKE RINGS - “Biology” (Unsigned, Australia)
THE RASMUS - “Wonderman” (Playground Music, Finland)
RUNABAY - “Too Soon (Reverie)” (Unsigned, Ireland)
THE VILE ASSEMBLY - “Last Century Man” (Vial Records, UK)
FOREST BLAKK - “Love Me” (DoOzy Records)
MADYX - “Jupiter” (Unsigned, N. America)
LIME CORDIALE - "Risky Love" (Chugg Music, Australia)
VITO - “Get it and Go” (End Of the Trail Records, UK)
IAMJJ - “Bloody Future” (Mermaid, Denmark)
VARGAS & LAGOLA - “Sun Is Shining” (Unsigned, Sweden)
BARNS COURTNEY - “Kicks” (Virgin, UK)

(Check out the Passport Approved Radio “Featured Artists” on the daily profile exclusively on AllAccess.com including The Rasmus, Champyons, We Invented Paris, Leoniden and The Sherlocks).