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MUSEXPO 2018 TO WELCOME WIDELY RESPECTED MANAGERS AND LIVE EVENT EXECUTIVES TO LOS ANGELES PROGRAM



With its 20th global edition fast approaching, MUSEXPO 2018 is set to welcome some of the world’s most insightful and inspiring executives and companies to the W Hotel Hollywood from April 29th - May 2nd. The event will once again offer its delegates an in-depth analysis of the global music landscape from leading executives across all facets of the industry.

Joining various forums across the MUSEXPO 2018 programming are included a number of widely-respected and innovative talent managers and live entertainment leaders who will provide delegates with their insight on the evolution of artist management and the live sector.

Barry Dickins Colin Lester Greg Thompson Ian Montone Jeremy Gruber

Neil Warnock Tarsame Mittal Tom Windish Vijay Nair

Among the management and live executives joining this year’s insightful program are included: Barry Dickins - Co-Founder, International Talent Booking (UK); Jeremy Gruber - Head of Digital Marketing & Strategy, Friends At Work; Colin Lester - Founder, JEM Music (UK); Greg Thompson - President, Maverick; Ian Montone - Founder, Monotone, Inc.; Neil Warnock - Global Head of Touring, United Talent Agency; Tarsame Mittal - Founder, TM Talent Management (India); Tom Windish - Vice President, Paradigm Talent Agency; Vijay Nair - Founder, Only Much Louder (India); and many others!

For more information, a full speaker listing and schedule overview, and to register, visit www.musexpo.net or contact Tyler Polzin at tyler@anrworldwide.com.


MUSEXPO 2018 TUESDAY NIGHT EMERGING TALENT REVEALED

MUSEXPO 2018 continues to unveil its exceptional line-up of global showcasing talent seeking label, booking, publishing, synch and/or licensing opportunities at the events’ 20th global edition. Among Tuesday, May 1st’s acts are included: N. American artists Diane DeMuth, Lauren Waller and Zach Wolf; the U.K’s Longfellow; Speaker First from Indonesia; Wanthanee from Belgium; and the Czech Republic’s KARELLL.

These acts and more top emerging international and U.S. talent are set to arrive in Hollywood in Los Angeles from April 29th - May 1st to the legendary S.I.R. Studios in Hollywood on Sunset Blvd. Most of the talent is available for signing, licensing, booking, legal representation and/or publishing.


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

Longfellow is supported by PRS Foundation’s International Showcase Fund, which is run by PRS Foundation in partnership with Department of International Trade (DIT), British Underground, Arts Council England, The Musicians’ Union (MU), PPL, Creative Scotland, Wales Arts International and Wales Arts International in association with PledgeMusic.


SONY/ATV EXTENDS GLOBAL DEAL WITH PHARRELL WILLIAMS



Pictured (l-r) Sony/ATV President, Global Chief Marketing Officer Brian Monaco, Pharrell Williams and Sony/ATV Chairman and CEO Martin Bandier.
Sony/ATV Music Publishing has renewed its worldwide deal with the multi-Grammy-winning songwriter, artist and producer Pharrell Williams. The agreement brings the relationship between Sony/ATV and Williams into its third decade and covers worldwide No.1 hits such as “Happy,” “Get Lucky,” “Blurred Lines,” “Rock Your Body,” “Drop It Like It’s Hot,” “Hot In Herre,” “Money Maker” and “Havana,” as well as future compositions.

Sony/ATV Music Publishing Chairman and CEO Martin Bandier said, “Pharrell has been part of my extended music business family for two decades and his talent, creativity and songwriting abilities are only exceeded by his humanity. We are delighted and proud to continue to work with him and his team.”

With a career spanning two decades, Pharrell Williams has worked on a number of the biggest and most celebrated global hits including songs released under his own name, with his group N*E*R*D, and as a featured artist and songwriter/producer with some of the world’s leading acts.

With Chad Hugo, Williams formed The Neptunes, whose songwriting/production credits include hits such as Ol’ Dirty Bastard’s “Got Your Money,” Jay Z’s “I Just Wanna Love U (Give It 2 Me)” and Usher’s “U Don’t Have To Call,” as well as further success with artists like Britney Spears, ‘N Sync, Justin Timberlake, Nelly, Snoop Dogg, Gwen Stefani, and the Grammy-winning “Money Maker” (Ludacris).

Williams’ credits have continued to grow, working with the likes of Alicia Keys, Kendrick Lamar, Post Malone and Ed Sheeran as well as co-writing and featuring on Calvin Harris’ 2017 worldwide No.1 hit “Feels” and garnering another No.1 last year as the co-writer of Camila Cabello’s “Havana.” He also received a Golden Globe nomination for Best Original Score and two Grammy nominations for his work on the soundtrack to the movie, Hidden Figures.

2018 has already seen the release of Justin Timberlake’s full-length, Man Of The Woods, which features nine Pharrell songs and which debuted at No.1 on the Billboard 200 chart. N*E*R*D also scored their first ever Top 40 entry on the Hot 100 with the Rihanna-fronted “Lemon,” included on the group’s album No One Ever Really Dies, as well as co-writing Migos’ “Stir Fry,” which in February become a U.S. Top 10 hit.


A&R WORLDWIDE’S MULTI-COUNTRY TREK: LONDON ZURICH & INDIA



Last week, A&R Worldwide’s President & Founder Sat Bisla made his way through three time zones as he stopped off for visits in London, Zurich, Switzerland and Mumbai, India. The trip once again revealed the diversity of the global music market while at the same time proving that the world is indeed getting smaller as platforms evolve allowing everyone to connect and share without boundaries.

One thing that remains constant - we are all connected by the music, whether its local specialties or global breakthroughs, the passion for music remains the lifeblood of our industry!

Below is a pictorial overview of the recent trans-continental journey.

IN AMONGST THE “CLOUDS” IN ZURICH, SWITZERLAND: Enjoying a spirited conversation and dinner at the high-rise Clouds Restaurant (l-r) are Harvey Goldsmith (Founder, Harvey Goldsmith Presents), Sat Bisla (President & Founder, A&R Worldwide/MUSEXPO), Marc Allenspach, Flavian Graber (lead singer, We Invented Paris), Philipp Scholz (MD/A&R, Hndgmcht, Germany) and Matthias Siefert (Founder, Bizarre Management). ENJOYING THE M4MUSIC VIBES (l-r) are Yvonne Dünki (M4Music), Hanspeter Kuenzler (media journalist), Jean Zuber (Director, Swiss Music Export), Matthias Siefert, Sat Bisla and Vivian Vincent (Director, Vintess Innovation, France).

DISCUSSING THE WORLD OF MUSIC EXPERIENTIAL EVENTS (l-r) were Ueli Häfliger (Music Director, Flux FM Berlin, Germany), Rita Sa Rego (Director, Réseau Printemps, France), Andraz Kajzer (Music Booker, MENT, Slovenia), Ciara George-Lynch (Music Booker, Reeperbahn Festival, Germany) and Sat Bisla. SWITZERLAND’S BRIGHT NEW MUSICAL HOPE: A&R Worldwide’s Sat Bisla connects on the evolving Swiss story on the talented singer/songwriter Veronica Fusaro (center) and her manager Stefan Schurter (Founder, DD Music).

A MUSICAL TRIO IN MUMBAI, INDIA (l-r) with Vivek Paul (Founder, Gatsvy, India), Sovan Lal Saha (MD & Founder, Hindustan Records/InReco, India) and Sat Bisla. IT’S ALL ABOUT THE MUSIC IN ASIA with A&R Worldwide Founder Sat Bisla and his fellow musical entrepreneur, Tarsame Mittal (Founder, TM Talent Management).

FROM BOLLYWOOD TO HOLLYWOOD: Sharing their passion for music and film (-r) are Ramnarayan Ramaswamy (Sr. GM, Home Ent’t & Licensing, Yash Raj Films), Anand Gurnani (VP Digital, Yash Raj Films), Sat Bisla, Jason Ma (Operations Manager, SPOTLITE) and Link Lau (Business Development Director, SPOTLITE). DISCUSSING THE BURGEONING INDIAN MUSIC & ENT’T LANDSCAPE were Sat Bisla and GB Aayeer (CFO, Saregama, India).


GLOBAL NEWS UPDATES…



Astralwerks has named highly-regarded executive Toby Andrews as General Manager for the leading dance and electronic label, it was announced last week by Capitol Music Group (CMG) COO Michelle Jubelirer, to whom Andrews reports. In the new role, Andrews will be tasked with renewing the label’s strengths in the dance and electronic music genres and bringing an independent and international focus to the company. For the first time, Astralwerks will be based out of the Capitol Tower. Prior to his new role, Andrews was General Manager of International Marketing for Sony Music International, based in London, where he oversaw campaigns for Martin Garrix, Kygo and Jean-Michel Jarre among others. During Andrews’ tenure, Jean-Michel received his first Grammy nomination, and Kygo and Garrix sold over 30 million singles collectively. Andrews also previously ran the London office of PR firm Get In, where he led campaigns for clients such as Belgian festival Tomorrowland, Avicii (“Levels”), Martin Solveig (“Hello”) and Porter Robinson.

Warner Music Group (WMG) has made the acquisition of Sodatone, a tech start-up launched in 2016, which has since garnered a reputation as the world’s premier A&R insight tool. Combining streaming, social and touring data with the power of machine learning, Sodatone’s proprietary technology identifies unsigned talent by tracking early success predictors including the loyalty and engagement of a growing fan-base, and the viral potential of a track or demo. Sodatone also provides insight into audience reaction for releases from established artists and songwriters. The service offers A&Rs the ability to target specific territories as well as globally. Sodatone will continue to be led by its Founders, Arjun Bali and Jerry Zhang, who will report to Vinnie Freda, WMG’s Chief Data Officer, while working closely with WMG’s A&R executives across recorded music and music publishing operations.

Scooter Braun & David Maisel
Scooter Braun (Founder, SB Projects) and Marvel Studios’ Founding Chairman, David Maisel, have teamed up to launch Mythos Studios. Among the new entertainment studio’s multiple projects in development are included two based on Aspen Comics of which Mythos has a 50% stake having also gained rights to the intellectual property of the comic book company. Based in Los Angeles, Mythos also counts on its team SB Projects COO Scott Manson as well as a number of production and creative executives that includes Catherine Winder, who worked alongside Maisel on The Angry Birds Movie.

Apple Music has rolled-out a music video offering for subscribers to the streaming platform. Alongside exclusive ad-free music videos is included access to curated music video playlists and never-before-seen performances. Apple Music will also debut exclusive music videos from established and emerging artists moving forward. Among the exclusive video premieres last week were included “The Space Program” from A Tribe Called Quest, Beck’s “Colors,” Kylie Minogue’s “Stop Me From Falling,” Sabrina Carpenter and Jonas Blue’s “Alien,” and a live performance video from Yebba with “Evergreen.” Among the curated music video offerings will be playlists such as Today’s Video Hits, The A-List: Pop Videos and Classic Dance Moves with subscribers able to generate their own music video playlists, add favorites to their library and download for viewing offline.

Timothy Xu
Leading Chinese music group, Taihe Music Group (TMG), has tapped Timothy Xu as its new President and CEO. Xu will lead the company’s business operations and development, while supporting the execution of its long-term strategy. Xu brings to the role his extensive industry experience across recorded music, publishing, artist management, touring and cross-regional integration. Xu served as Chairman and CEO, Greater China, for Sony Music Entertainment from 2012 to 2016. From 1994 to 2002, he served as Chief Representative, EMI Music China and GM, EMI Music Publishing China, and is credited with re-establishing the Chinese presence for EMI Music. Xu also stands as the first PRC national to lead a major music label in China. TMG offers music services via its Baidu music player, Showstart app and LavaRadio, among others, with a portfolio of nine music labels and, with either full ownership or distribution deals, maintains one of the biggest Chinese music catalogs. Its distribution covers all platforms locally including online, mobile, film and TV. TMG also dominates China’s live music market with around 50% of the country’s market share.

Primary Wave Music Publishing announced today a worldwide administration deal with Van Heusen Music Corporation for its rights in the Jimmy Van Heusen catalog of music. Under the agreement, Primary Wave Music Publishing will now represent the music publishing catalog of the Emmy and Academy Award-winning composer, covering co-writes such as "My Kind of Town (Chicago)," "Come Fly With Me," and the Emmy Award-winning, "Love and Marriage." Van Heusen also wrote more songs recorded by his long-time friend Frank Sinatra than any other composer. He was elected as one of the original inductees into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1971. Jimmy’s career started at Tin Pan Alley and in 1939, produced his first big hit with "Darn That Dream," a song written for Benny Goodman. Over the course of the year, Jimmy went on to publish nearly 60 songs, most written with two lyricist partners. He joined with Johnny Burke and began writing songs for Paramount Pictures in 1940, continuing his collaborations with Burke until 1953. Van Heusen then partnered with Sammy Cahn with the pair collecting three Oscars and writing many songs for some of the most successful Frank Sinatra albums. Jimmy passed away in February of 1990.

Reservoir has signed British Ivor Novello and Grammy-nominated writer/producer Carla Marie Williams to a worldwide publishing deal. The deal includes works from Williams’ catalogue of hits as well as her debut all-female empowerment EP, All My Girls, which she wrote and co-produced and which celebrates and showcases female talent. Williams’ writing career began at Xenomania where she wrote for artists including Girls Aloud, The Saturdays and Alesha Dixon, garnering six U.K. Top 10 hits within two years. More recently, Williams co-wrote Naughty Boy’s Platinum-selling hit “Runnin’ (Lose It All)” featuring Beyoncé and Arrow Benjamin; Britney Spears’ “Private Show;” and Beyoncé’s “Freedom” featuring Kendrick Lamar. In 2015, Williams started her own writing/production collective, NewCrowd, collaborating with the likes of fellow Reservoir writer/producers Danja and Just Blaze, Jess Glynne, Sean Paul, Paloma Faith, Craig David, Becky G, Justine Skye and Kylie Minogue, among others. In 2016, Williams founded Girls I Rate, a female empowerment movement that champions women in the creative industries which seeks to encourage equality, education, and collaboration between women.

JP Evangelista has been promoted to Head of Content & Programming for Vevo. Having been with Vevo since its launch, Evangelista will have oversight of the music programming, original content, production, editorial, talent, events and label relations teams globally. While based in New York, he will work alongside artists, managers, major and independent labels to on-board and promote music videos, exclusive premieres, live events and other original programming. Prior to Vevo, Evangelista served in various roles for the eLabs and Global Digital Initiatives divisions of Universal Music Group. He was one of the members of the eLabs team selected to build out the Vevo platform for the launch of the company.

Bertelsmann revealed significant growth to music subsidiary BMG following a number of acquisitions and signings across its publishing and recorded-music business in 2017, while expanding its portfolio to include audiovisual content and continuing its expansion internationally. BMG’s revenues increased by 21.8% to €507 million marked by higher revenues across all market segments and regions, especially the recorded music division and the U.K., U.S. and Australian publishing business. Operating EBITDA also increased by 9.5% to €104 million driven by the recording business in the U.S. as well as publishing in the U.K. and U.S. BMG also developed a mobile app, myBMG, which gives artists and songwriters a 24/7 overview of their constantly updated royalty information.

In other BMG news, BMG Production Music (BMGPM) has announced key global label signings with two of the U.K.’s most influential, international tastemakers Ninja Tune Production Music and Dynamic Music. Launched in the U.K. in October 2017, Ninja Tune’s “for media” music library Ninja Tune Production Music, has finalized an exclusive worldwide (ex-U.K.) deal with BMGPM to represent their production music library featuring Ninja Tune artists such as Coldcut, Machinedrum, Mr Scruff, Amon Tobin Productions and Kid Koala as well as Ninja Tune published artists Maxim from The Prodigy, Alex Banks and Ital Tek. Additionally, U.K. underground label Dynamic Music has finalized an agreement with BMGPM to represent their music worldwide.

Vice Media has named Dominique Delport as Chief Revenue Officer and President, International. Delport joins Vice from his most recent role was as Global Managing Director of Havas, following the recent appointment of Nancy Dubuc as CEO, to whom he reports. James Rosenstock maintains his role as President of Viceland International and Chief Corporate Development Officer for the company. Dubuc assumes her role with Vice in the coming months from A+E Networks. Delport comes to Vice following a 17-year tenure with Havas and at Vivendi where he was Head of Content, as well as a board member.

Maverick has revealed the appointment of Meredith Gardner as Sr. VP of Digital for the firm, heading up Maverick's digital team and guiding digital marketing for Maverick’s roster. Based in Beverly Hills, Gardner reports to Maverick’s President, Greg Thompson. Gardner comes to Maverick from Capitol Music where she was most recently Sr. VP of Digital Marketing and Product working on digital marketing campaigns for Capitol acts such as Sam Smith, Beck, Disclosure, Troye Sivan, Niall Horan and Migos as well as Katy Perry on Teenage Dream, Prism and Witness. Gardner also had oversight of digital marketing for client rosters of labels Capitol Music Group labels Astralwerks, Blue Note, Harvest, Motown and Virgin. Gardner’s career at Capitol began in 2009 as a Coordinator in the digital division.

Indie publisher Concord Music will finalize a deal with ICE, the pan-European digital licensing body, for representation of its online rights. The move will see Concord’s rights removed from the independent publishers online licensing platform, IMPEL.

Sebastian Carlomagno, Partner and Managing Director of Move Concerts Argentina, has been promoted to COO, three years after the live music events firm’s launch. Phil Rodriguez, Move Concerts’ CEO comments that Carlomagno has played a key part in the opening of the Argentina-based office and leading its operations. Prior to Move Concerts Argentina, Carlomagno established his position in the territory’s entertainment industry. In 2000, he was named Commercial Director of Cie Entertainment (OCESA) and in 2007, President and Regional Director. Carlomagno will remain based in Buenos Aires with COO of Move Concerts Argentina, Marcela Pinelli, supporting day-to-day operations.

Kanye West
Billboard reported last week that Kanye West has split from longtime manager Izvor “Izzy” Zivkovic. In 2016, West had also added Scooter Braun to his management team with Braun reported to be assuming full management duties for West moving forward. Zivkovic had recently grown his Split Second Management roster to include Arcade Fire, Banks, Jack Garratt and Kevin Garrett.

SoundMachine has partnered with Napster to unveil a new premium music subscription services offering on-brand music experiences for businesses. Under the banner of Business Premium powered by Napster, the new service provides large and small businesses across the U.S., Canada and Spain access to hundreds of AI-generated and human-curated stations, alongside an offering that allows the creating of a custom station from an artist or song using Napster’s catalog. A hybrid of the scheduling and management features of SoundMachine and Napster’s catalog and music programming technology, users can upload and schedule promotional messages to play alongside music, program different types of music to coincide with different day-parts, mix complimentary genre stations for in-store audio and control music across multiple locations via a central account. Additional territories are reported to be added in the coming months.

Leading Indian music label and movie studio, T-Series, has reached the 40 million subscriber mark via its YouTube channel, maintaining its No.1 spot in the top 500 YouTube channels globally with over 34 billion views. T-Series’ audience includes users across India, the U.S., Canada, the U.K., mainland Europe, UAE, Pakistan, Bangladesh, ASEAN, Australia, New Zealand and others. In expanding its footprint across a number of digital platforms, T-Series now reaches over 1 billion consumers monthly. Having launched its YouTube channel 7 years ago, T-Series has used the platform to promote artists from a range of genres including Bollywood movies and independent artists.

Charlie Walk is parting ways with Republic Records following recent allegations of sexual misconduct. Walk, who had been serving as the label’s President, was recently put on leave pending an investigation into the claims that occurred during Walk’s tenures at Columbia, Epic and Republic.

Vans has teamed up with iconic hip-hop collective A Tribe Called Quest alongside Sony Music’s merchandising division, The Thread Shop, to roll-out a new line of sneakers representing the groups’ influence on pop culture since the early 90s. Among the collection are included Slip-On, UltraRange, Old Skool, Authentic, Sk8-Hi and Era with designs inspired by the group's cover art and lyricism across their career.

Cardi B
Breakout MC Cardi B has signed a new management deal with Quality Control as she prepares to announce the release of her highly-anticipated debut full length, Invasion of Privacy. Cardi will be looked after by the firm’s Kevin “Coach K” Lee and Pierre “Pee” Thomas. The artist joins a roster that includes Migos and Lil Yachty, the former counting Cardi’s fiancée, Offset, as one third of the group.

Deckstar and the James Grant Group (JGG) have appointed Kamla Pande as Head of Sales for the management firm, based out of its West Coast office. Pande assumes the newly-created role after two years overseeing custom content initiatives, multi-platform endorsements and product collaborations for the influencer division at JGG working with clients including Nicole Guerriero, CloeCouture and Cutepolish, as well as global brands P&G, L’OREAL and Coca-Cola. Pande’s role as Head of Sales will see her leading the group’s U.S. team across music, influencer and acting talent. Brendan Fitzgerald will maintain oversight of the group’s U.S. sports division as Head of Sales for JG Sports USA.

Misa Watanabe
The International Confederation of Music Publishers (ICMP) has revealed that Misa Watanabe will be the honoree of the 2018 ICMP Ralph Peer II Award for Outstanding Contribution to Global Music Publishing, selected from nominees submitted by ICMP member organizations in more than 70 countries. Misa is being recognized for her significant impact on music publishing in Japan, France and globally. A leading global publisher, in 1962 Misa, alongside her late husband Shin Watanabe, founded Watanabe Music Publishing, the first company in Japan to offer full copyright administration services for every music title registered in the country. Under her guidance, Watanabe Music Publishing played a key role in breaking Queen in Japan, overseeing the licensing of the groups music catalogue, as well as those of David Bowie and Deep Purple, with her company also adding the Les MisÚrables music catalogue. Additionally, she served as the popular music producer for Expo 70, the world’s fair exposition held in Osaka in 1970. As a result of her achievements, Misa has received numerous accolades across her career. She currently chairs the Watanabe Production Group and also serves as Director Emeritus of the Music Publishers Association of Japan (MPAJ). The ceremony honoring Misa Watanabe will take place on June 5th at an invitational gala dinner being held during Midem in Cannes.

The California Copyright Conference is preparing to convene on Tuesday, April 10th as it presents a panel titled “Latin Music Explosion In America: The Multi-Cultural Confluence.” The panel will feature Tomas Cookman - CEO, Nacional Records/Industria Works; Mary E. Nuñez - VP Music Licensing & Creative Services, Sony Music Entertainment Latin Iberia Region; and Michael Nieves - Owner & President, Sugaroo! Music. The session will be moderated by Charley Londoño: Attorney, Law Office of J. Charley Londoño. For more information and to secure your spot now, click HERE.

As it approaches its 10-year anniversary, the Association of Independent Festivals (AIF) will separate from its parent company, AIM, to become its own entity. The division of AIM was launched in 2008 and Co-Founded by Bestival’s Rob da Bank and Ben Turner, with help from former AIM Chief Executive, Alison Wenham. AIF’s current General Manager Paul Reed will serve as Chief Executive of the new company, supported by AIF Chair Jim Mawdsley, Vice Chair Goc O’Callaghan (ArcTanGent) and a board of directors that includes representatives from a number of festivals and companies. Additionally, Phoebe Rodwell joins AIF from the Music Managers Forum (MMF) as Membership and Project Coordinator. In the last decade, the AIF has grown from 12 to 65 members, with a collective audience of over 600,000. AIF has spearheaded a number of high profile campaigns on behalf of its members covering a range of critical issues. In 2014, the association launched its annual Festival Congress, a flagship event that today generates 450 festival industry delegates annually and will take place in Sheffield for the first time in 2018 following four sold out years in Cardiff.


IN THE SPOTLIGHT: Arnold Peter, Mamie Coleman, Saugato Bhowmik, Bob Roback, Jobst Neermann, George Ash, Sebastian Mair, Tak Furuichi, Manfred Zähringer, Justin Kalifowitz, Daniel Lieberberg and Caroline Elleray.


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. Easter is supposed to be a time of celebration, joyous times and providing the fun of Easter egg hunting for the kids. Click HERE to see some Easter moments that were most likely meant to be forgotten!


A&R WORLDWIDE’S "ARTIST OF THE WEEK" – EMME LENTINO



At only six years old, Emme Lentino was performing in her hometown of Salem, Oregon and was ready to travel across the U.S. to follow her passion in music and entertainment. Continuing to seek growth as an artist, Emme moved to New York City where she played Lucille Ball in a successful off-Broadway production. Emme found herself collaborating with DJ/producer Vasili Gavre, where they wrote, recorded and performed a song that was included in the Victoria Secret’s National BioFit advertisement campaign airing across all of the major networks in the U.S. Two years later they released the single “Do You Have A Girlfriend” (Clubstar Records), which went on to be remixed nearly 20 times by DJs all over the world. Emme then teamed up with Tina Schafer’s New York Songwriters Circle (Norah Jones, Rachel Platten). While in NYC, she also garnered significant national airplay on Sophie 103.7 and Gold Coast Radio with her band Emme & The Swedes for their single, “You’re Caught Up.” Emme’s new recordings evoke a deep personal and emotional musical journey that is authentic, as it is passionate and powerful. Emme will release her new music in the coming months. Listen to Emme’s new single “Oxygen” HERE which has earned early comparisons to Natalie Merchant, Lisa Loeb and 10,000 Maniacs and contact Michael Hanuman at pooloftalent@gmail.com as Emme is available for label, publishing, booking, synch and brand opportunities.


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

Portland, Oregon is the home of a number of successful artists, including Elliott Smith, The Decemberists, Everclear, Grammy Award winner Esperanza Spalding and Portugal. the Man, who had the biggest crossover hit of 2017 with “Feel It Still.” The Pacific Northwest will be able to add another name to that list soon with Zach Wolf. Zach is a dreamer who aims to bring his message of hope to his fans and continue to create music that brings life and freedom to people. His single “Dark” was created in what he calls a “beautifully difficult” writing session, and describes an incredibly painful season in his life. Where some may want to forget the pain and move on, Zach wanted to face the darkness the best way that he knew how; by writing about it and taking the darkest moments of his life to bring purpose and light to others. Zach’s musical vision draws inspiration from alternative, hip-hop and dark-pop melded into authentic and riveting cinematic-style overtures that can be heard in “Dark.” Watch the lyric video for “Dark” HERE, taken from his upcoming EP Endure and contact info@anrworldwide.com as Zach Wolf is available for label, publishing, booking, synch and brand opportunities.


PASSPORT APPROVED™ PLAYLIST – 4/1/2018



“PASSPORT APPROVED” PLAYLIST FOR Sunday, April 1st, 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 :

THE BONGO CLUB - “Tell Your Friends” (Motor Music, Sweden)
ISLAND - “Ride” (Frenchkiss, UK)
MARMOZETS - “Start Again” (Roadrunner Records, UK)
BLOW - “You Killed Me On The Moon” (Sony, France)
STATE LIGHTS - “Peace Will Come” (Unsigned, Ireland)
ONR - “American Gods” (Capitol, Scotland)
GIANT PARTY - “White Ink” (Label Fandango, UK)
ZACH WOLF - “Brother” (Unsigned, N. America)
LONGFELLOW - “Plasticine” (Unsigned, UK)
CATS ON TREES - “Keep On Dancing” (Tôt Ou Tard, France)
TOM GREGORY - “Losing Sleep” (Armada, Germany)
***GLOBAL DJ EXCHANGE W/ DJ VIC GALLOWAY “BBC RADIO SCOTLAND” - BAD MANEQUINS - “Double Denim” ***
DUETS & STUFF - “Hold On” (Unsigned, Sweden)
TOUTS - “Bomb Scare” (Hometown Records, Ireland)
DONKEYBOY - “It’ll Be Alright” (Warner Music Group, Norway)
THE PALE WHITE - “Loveless” (Illegal Cinema Records, UK)
outsideOUTSIDE - “Habits” (Mind of A Genius, N. America)
OROUNI - “The Sea Castle” (Feat. Emma Broughton) (Sauvage Records, France)
VERTICOLI - “Free Will” (Firestarter, Australia)
MADYX - “I Melt With You” (Unsigned, N. America)
SPEAKER FIRST - “Break My Soul” (Unsigned, Indonesia)
TORS - “Wilder Days” (Unsigned, UK)
THEODORE - “Towards (For What Is To Come)” (Unsigned, Greece)
VILE ASSEMBLY - “Last Century Man” (Vial Records, UK)
VARGAS & LAGOLA - “Roads” (Universal, Sweden)
FLING - “That’s Nice” (Dance To The Radio, UK)
HOCKEY DAD - “Homely Feeling” (Lab Records, Australia)
DED RABBIT - “Moonlight Horror” (Unsigned, Scotland)
PICTURE THIS - “This Morning” (Unsigned, Ireland)
THE SHERLOCKS - “Will You Be There” (Infectious, UK)
DANA REXX - “Last Man Standing” (Unsigned, Belgium)

(Check out the Passport Approved Radio “Featured Artists” on the daily profile exclusively on AllAccess.com including The Pale White, Tors, ONR, G Flip and Mugen).