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DAVID MASSEY TO DEPART ISLAND RECORDS IN JUNE



David Massey
Highly respected, British-born label veteran David Massey is set to step down from his role as President and CEO of Island Records at his contract’s expiration in June. Massey has led the Universal Music Group (UMG) label since February 2013 and it’s expected he will launch his own new label and music company, with funding already secured. Reports of Massey's potential departure and new set-up were first revealed by Hits and also reported in Billboard and Variety last week.

Upon assuming his current role in 2013, Massey came to Island Records when it was the combined Island Def Jam Music Group, and maintained his role when UMG positioned the label as a standalone operation in April 2014. The past five years have seen Massey guiding the careers of acts such as Shawn Mendes, Demi Lovato, Nick Jonas, Tove Lo and Mike Posner, among many others. Since the start of 2018 alone, Island has garnered No.1 albums with Fall Out Boy (Mania) and Bon Jovi (This House Is Not For Sale, released in 2016), as well as additional success with Mendes' hit single, "In My Blood.”

Massey’s career has included stops at Epic Records, where he rose to head up the label’s A&R team and was eventually appointed EVP of A&R for Sony Music Label Group U.S.; and Mercury Records, being named President of the label in 2007. He also launched in 2000, his own Daylight Records and has maintained the label.

Massey becomes the latest music executive to set up a new venture with former Epic CEO L.A. Reid, Sony Music Entertainment’s former Chairman Doug Morris and former Def Jam head, Steve Bartels, having all either rolled out new companies or secured funding for them in recent months.


CASSANDRA GRACEY NAMED PRESIDENT OF NEWLY-LAUNCHED 4TH FLOOR CREATIVE GROUP AT SONY MUSIC UK

   

Jason Iley & Cassandra Gracey
Cassandra Gracey has been announced as President of the newly-created, 4th Floor Creative Group at Sony Music U.K. In her new role, she reports directly to Jason Iley, Chairman and CEO of Sony Music U.K. & Ireland and heads the new department, overseeing all of the creative arenas including Brands, Sync, Insight, Creative and Digital, across Sony Music U.K.

Jason Iley said, “I’ve always wanted to work with Cassandra, who is a highly respected, dynamic executive and I’m delighted she has agreed to join the management team at Sony Music UK. Her huge personality, determination and creative vision are a huge asset to our company.”

Cassandra Gracey said, “I am grateful for the opportunity that Jason has given me to be leading a passionate, diverse and exciting team of people working within 4th Floor Creative. I am confident that our combined skills will contribute hugely to Sony’s ongoing success.”

The launch of the 4th Floor Creative Group brings Sony Music’s creative departments under one roof to exploit and maximize the ideas and concepts from across the company.

Gracey comes to Sony Music following over fifteen years working for Sarah Stennett’s First Access Entertainment, most recently as EVP of U.K. and Europe. Gracey’s career has seen her work closely with artists and producers such as Sugababes, Conor Maynard, Iggy Azalea, Rita Ora and Ellie Goulding.


BMG SIGNS EXCLUSIVE WORLDWIDE PUBLISHING DEAL WITH SIR RINGO STARR



Sir Ringo Starr
BMG has announced an exclusive worldwide publishing deal with Sir Ringo Starr. The agreement encompasses Starr’s iconic and timeless work with The Beatles, as well as a solo catalog spanning nearly five decades, and future compositions.

Included with the agreement’s over 150 titles are Starr’s songwriting contributions with The Beatles such as “What Goes On,” “Flying,” “Don’t Pass Me By,” “Octopus’s Garden,” “Dig It” and “Maggie Mae,” as well as Beatles rarities “Suzy Parker,” “Christmas Time (Is Here Again),” “12 Bar Original” and “Los Paranoias.” Starr’s significant solo catalogue also covers 19 studio albums.

Said Starr, "I love making music and the song writing process - and putting new music out there to play alongside the old. How great to be working with BMG who are excited to have my entire catalogue."

BMG US President, Repertoire & Marketing, Zach Katz said, “It is an understatement to say our entire team is overwhelmingly excited to welcome Ringo to the BMG family. From New York, Nashville, and Los Angeles to our offices around the world, we are all in, globally committed, and eager to show him what a multimedia music company can do, across the board, when you have the right creative tools to put your music to work.”

Among the multi-platinum Starr’s many honors are included nine Grammy Awards and two inductions into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, first as a Beatle and again as a solo artist. In September 2013, Ringo was awarded the prestigious French Medal of Honor, being appointed Commander of Arts & Letters in recognition of his musical and artistic contributions. The following year, The David Lynch Foundation honored him with a “Lifetime of Peace & Love Award.” Starr’s work as a philanthropist saw him recently honored with a knighthood by Queen Elizabeth II for services to music and his charity work.

Ringo will head back on the road across 2018 with a new iteration of his All Starr Band.


CARIANNE MARSHALL JOINS WARNER/CHAPPELL MUSIC AS COO



Carianne Marshall
It was announced last week by Warner Chappell Music’s Chairman and CEO, Jon Platt, that Carianne Marshall will join the publisher as COO. Marshall had most recently been Partner, Head of Creative Services, and Head of Creative Licensing at SONGS, the leading independent music publisher, working closely with songwriters such as Lorde, The Weeknd, Diplo and DJ Mustard, among others. Starting in June, Marshall will report to Platt while based at the company's Los Angeles headquarters.

“Everything we do revolves around our songwriters, and Carianne has epitomized that philosophy throughout her career - creating exceptional moments for songwriters, while helping build an indie publisher into a major global force,” said Jon Platt. “She’s passionate, dynamic, and forward-thinking; songwriters love her; and she has forged great relationships across the industry. As the latest addition to my senior management group, she will pioneer innovative opportunities for our songwriters and work with me to evolve the Warner/Chappell culture into the future. I’m pleased to welcome her to our world-class team.”

“I am thrilled to be joining Jon and his accomplished team at Warner/Chappell,” said Marshall. “It’s been a great privilege to empower songwriters, and I eagerly anticipate continuing to do so at a company with such a deep well of talent. Warner/Chappell has committed to developing its roster and people while creating a supportive environment for the global songwriting community, and I’m excited to help reinforce and build upon this legacy. I can think of no better place to be right now, and of no better person to learn from and collaborate with than Jon.”

Marshall joined SONGS as a Partner in 2006, helping build the company and developing a roster of more than 300 songwriters. She served as SONGS’ executive leader on the West Coast, consistently posting double-digit revenue growth while leading a creative licensing staff responsible for placing works by SONGS’ writers across film, TV, commercials, video games, and other visual media, and developing the non-top 40 roster. She has been named to Billboard’s prestigious Women in Music list for the past three years.

Marshall’s background also includes stints as Director of Motion Picture and Television Music for Universal Music Publishing Group, and time in the Film/Television Music division of DreamWorks Music Publishing from 2000-2003. Her music industry career began at Los Angeles-based VOX Productions, and in 1996, she joined Elektra Entertainment Group, working in Marketing & College Radio Promotion.


GLOBAL NEWS UPDATES…



Rolf Budde & Benjamin Budde
Highly-regarded veteran German music publishing executive and advocate, Prof. Dr. Rolf Budde, passed away last week in Berlin after a long illness at the age of 61. Budde had served as the German Music Publishers Association’s (DMV) President and Chairman since June 2014 and was also a board member for GEMA. Budde led his family business, the successful independent publisher Budde Music, alongside his son Benjamin. Budde Music celebrated 70 year’s last year and counts among its catalog iconic copyrights such as “Summer Wind,” made famous by Frank Sinatra; Alphaville’s “Forever Young,” sampled by Jay-Z; and Falco’s “Rock Me Amadeus.” Budde is survived by his wife Madeleine and four children. Prof. Dr. Rolf Budde was a longtime friend to A&R Worldwide; he will be sorely missed by many around the world. A&R Worldwide’s team sends its sincerest condolences to the entire Budde family.

Oliver Schusser has been promoted by Apple Music to take the helm of the company’s global operations as Head of Apple Music and International Content. The promotion comes as Apple Music crosses the 40 million paying subscriber’s threshold. Schusser’s new role will see him heading from London to California, sharing time between Apple’s headquarters in Cupertino and their Culver City offices as he oversees international teams across 38 offices. Schusser reports to Eddy Cue, Apple’s Sr. VP of Internet Software & Services, who hired Schusser in 2004. Since joining the Apple team, Schusser has headed up international content initiatives across the App Store, iTunes Movies and TV, iBooks, Apple Podcasts and more. His past experience includes time at Bertelsmann, Universal, Napstar and Vodaphone. With Schusser’s elevation, Apple marketing executive, Tracey Hannelly, steps up to oversee international services in 155 markets.

Cardi B
In other Apple Music news, last week’s debut full-length release from Cardi B, Invasion Of Privacy, set a new benchmark on the streaming service in passing 100 million streams globally after its first week. Marking a record for a female artist, Cardi B’s numbers more than doubled the first-week performance of Taylor Swift’s Reputation on the service however, Swift’s record didn’t make its way to streaming platforms until three weeks after its physical/download release. Invasion Of Privacy, released via Atlantic, is yet to have its physical release. The number’s also place Cardi B’s album as the No.5 most-streamed album ever on Apple Music.

Riptide Music Group (Riptide) has grown its creative team with the announcement of two significant new hires in Janine Kerr, former VP of FOX Sports Music as Creative Director, and Taylor Amazan, former Music Supervisor/Music Producer with Ant Farm, as Creative Manager for Trailers. Additionally, Richard Hellstern has been promoted to VP of Operations. The announcement was made last week by Riptide’s President Rich Goldman, and CEO Keatly Haldeman. The personnel expansion comes following a fall 2017 partnership with Mark Ross, who brought to Riptide a multi-million dollar investment to finance the business’ future growth. Over the past six months, Riptide has been using the new funding to expand operations and build its team as well as acquire additional music, and sign and develop new songwriters, producers, and recording artists.

BMG has appointed Courtney Allen and Rakiyah Marshall to the roles of Creative Director, based in Nashville. The two will be tasked with working across the diverse existing songwriter roster as well as signing and developing additional talent. Both report to BMG Nashville’s EVP, Kos Weaver. Marshall’s career started in New York with Republic Records’ radio promotion team having most recently served as Creative Director at Cornman Music, working alongside artists/writers including Brett James, Kip Moore, Caitlyn Smith, Steven Lee Olsen, Josh Miller and playing a key role in procuring the sessions that produced the Bebe Rexha and Florida Georgia Line single “Meant to Be.” Allen comes to BMG from Starstruck Entertainment, the management firm of Kelly Clarkson and Blake Shelton, as well as others, where she served as Creative Director of Publishing, working with developing artists across the management roster. She was previously a membership representative at NSAI mentoring and developing unsigned songwriters.

Leading indie music distribution and marketing service firm, Ingrooves, has unveiled its Trends Now offering, an algorithmic newsfeed of essential activity happening across a labels’ or artists’ music and fans. As a new product in Ingrooves’ proprietary technology platform, Central, Trends Now allows labels to identify and quickly react to potential marketing opportunities. The new offering acts as a companion to Ingrooves’ current trends and sales dashboards.

Full service digital firm WMA is set to roll-out operations in Australia this month with its new offices joining those in London, New York, Los Angeles and Nashville. Jess Mills will lead the Melbourne-based operations from her role as Head of Social, Pacific Region for WMA. Mills came to WMA in 2016 to set up the West Coast social team and lead campaigns for acts across the Interscope and Hollywood Records rosters. Her new role will see Mills and her teams working closely with WMA’s clients to develop social campaigns and content strategies. Having opened its doors in 2013, WMA is now home to more than 50 staff in its five offices with a roster of clients that includes Universal Music, Sony Music, Warner Music, Kobalt Music Group, Disney, Vevo, Bacardi and Adidas.

West One Music Group has grown its European footprint into the Nordic territory with the launch of a Stockholm-based office. Leading the global music production company’s Stockholm operations is Nick Leonard who has been appointed Creative Sales & Music Manager, The Nordics, Baltic States and U.K. Leonard came to West One Music Group in 2014 as Account Manager, most recently serving as Creative Sales Manager in the U.K. His past experience includes leading Ministry of Sound's global events team. Recent activity for West One Group includes sync placements for A Wrinkle In Time, Mr Robot and Black Mirror as well as the launch of a record label, Little Assembly, last year.

In Spotify news, the streaming platform announced it has acquired licensing service Loudr. Loudr was launched in 2013, providing products and services to more efficiently identify, track and pay royalties to publishers from content creators, aggregators and DSP’s. Spotify’s New York offices will bring on the Loudr team who will continue providing select services to its publishing/aggregator partners in addition to supporting Spotify’s initiative to provide a “more transparent and efficient music publishing industry for songwriters and rights holders.”

At the same time, Spotify revealed a new partnership with Hulu to offer a joint subscriber plan to its U.S. users. The offer had already quietly rolled-out last year under a student plan offering but now brings its $12.99 subscription to the general public. The announcement comes as rumors continue about Spotify’s pending launch of a branded smart speaker which is reported to be accompanied by the reveal of an upgrade to Spotify’s free service.

The European Music Managers Alliance (EMMA) launched last week as a pan-European organization including more than 800 music managers seeking to better protect artists' interests across licensing negotiations and public policy. EMMA joins music manager groups from the U.K., France, Sweden, Netherlands, Poland, Norway and Finland, working closely with Music Manager Forum Canada, the Association of Artist Managers Australia (AAM) and MMF New Zealand, who collectively host an additional 600 managers. The new organization will be chaired Keith Harris, a long-time member of Stevie Wonder's management team, with a focus towards securing fair remuneration for artists and transparent and clear licensing deals with digital services. EMMA will also serve to represent artists and their teams on European public policy, including current debates on taxation, collection society reform, Brexit and the European Union's updating of copyright and IP legislation, which will be announced soon, as well as provide information and resources via a "networked global community of music managers."

Jazz Spinder parts ways with his role at Creative Artists Agency (CAA) to bring his over two decades of industry expertise to Forward Motion Artists where he will assume the role of Partner and Director. With the U.K.-based company, Spinder will assume management responsibilities for Jamie Jones, Lee Burridge, Lee Foss, White Cliffs and Bedouin as well as Jones’ party series Paradise, Burridge’s All Day I Dream and Bedouin’s SAGA. Prior to CAA, Spinder was CEO of The Rebel Agency.

ole has expanded the management team of its ole label group to fully support its artists and upcoming releases as it grows its recording business. Among the appointments is Jennifer Essiembre, who returns to ole, now as Director. Essiembre first came to ole in 2011 eventually becoming Sr. Manager, Creative, joining ole’s Los Angeles offices in 2014. Also joining ole’s team is veteran marketing executive, Sylvia Lindae as Marketing Consultant where she’ll be tasked with developing and executing marketing plans for ole’s artists and label projects. Prior to ole, Sylvia was Sr. Director of Sales & Marketing/Commercial Affairs at Universal Music. Artist manager, label owner and music entrepreneur, Ivan Berry, also joins the team as an A&R Consultant, bringing over 30 years of experience to support the group’s efforts in securing management and agency for its developing artists, as well as providing general A&R intelligence.

FKP Scorpio Konzertproduktionen GmbH has divested its shares of Danish companies Tinderbox Entertainment ApS and Northside Entertainment ApS. Despite the company’s shareholders no longer collaborating on the Tinderbox and NorthSide festivals, they will continue to work together across the touring sector, as FKP Scorpio will remain a minority shareholder of Beatbox Entertainment ApS, which will continue to book acts for both festivals. The decision was mutual by all shareholders with FKP Scorpio’s CEO Folkert Koopmans commenting, “We would like to thank the Danish team for their good collaboration so far and are happy that we will continue to cooperate with Mads Sørensen and the rest of the Beatbox Entertainment ApS team.”

Capitol Music Group (CMG) has launched the Capitol Innovation Center (CIC) to bring together leaders from the music and technology industries, as well as the student community, to help foster future innovation in music. Based in the Capitol Tower, the CIC has launched with a collaborative workspace and songwriting studio where students, technologists, and content creators will work together. At the recent SXSW Music Hackathon, winning teams were chosen to spend a week in June with access to the CIC’s workspace, studio, and team of mentors. Additional participants in the CIC at launch include the UMG Accelerator Engagement Network and Abbey Road Red Incubator. The CIC will host a series of events, including Speaker Workshops and Hackathons, with its first Workshop - “The Future She Built,” a conversation on inclusion and change, in partnership with Select Management Group. The first CIC Hackathon will bring together software developers, producers, songwriters, and influencers in a challenge to incubate new music-related products, services, and content. On June 9, CIC will host A Women’s Immersive Recording Arts Summit, an all-day series of keynote speakers and production workshops held in partnership with Women’s Audio Mission (WAM).

GEMA, the German collection society, grew its revenue slightly over 2016, marking the second year running that the organization has surpassed one billion euros in revenue. 2017 saw revenues of €1.074 billion, just outpacing the €1.024 billion collected the year prior. The revenue growth was a result of increases from GEMA’s regional offices, radio and TV and online which countered the decrease in sound recordings. Also contributing to the growth of GEMA revenues was an additional special payment from the Zentralstelle für private Vervielfältigungsrechte (ZPÜ; Central Collection Agency for Private Copying Rights), an umbrella organization launched by GEMA alongside eight other collective management organizations across Germany. The payment is associated with an agreement made between the ZPÜ and the associations of the hardware industry in 2016 for products including smartphones, tablets and PCs.

Fiete Klatt, former Head of A&R for Vertigo/Capitol in Germany, officially started his new role as Director A&R for Epic Records last week. Klatt rejoins numerous executives who worked with him at Universal Music Group in Deutschland, that in the last six months have transitioned over to Sony Music Germany including Daniel Lieberberg, President, Continental Europe and Africa, Sony Music Entertainment; Sigi Schuller, VP Columbia GSA, Sony Music; and others. Klatt will be based out of the company’s Berlin offices.

Sat Bisla with Apple-iTunes’ Karl Anderson
Sat Bisla, President & Founder A&R Worldwide, caught up with his longtime friend Karl Anderson, Manager, Apple Music and iTunes Pan EMEA (Eastern Europe, Middle East, Africa) in Santa Monica, CA last week. The musical duo has shared a genuine love and passion for music for many years and discussed some of their favorite new emerging artists from around the world that are currently available on iTunes. Anderson, along with many other global music aficionados, connected with A&R Worldwide last week as they made their way through Los Angeles to the first weekend of the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival at the Empire Polo Club in Indio, California.

Veteran international ticketing executive, Tim Chambers, has joined the Board of Tixserve, a new B2B digital ticket fulfilment platform. Chambers’ live entertainment experience spans over 20 years and includes roles as VP European Development at Ticketmaster and Sr. VP International Corporate Development for Live Nation Entertainment, as well as founding TicketWeb in the U.K. Tixserve’s new B2B solution for ticketing platforms and retailers allows its business clients to securely transform the ticketing experience for fans in bypassing printing tickets at home or waiting for tickets to be mailed; regulating the exchange of tickets and prevent unauthorized resale; eliminating ticket fraud; reducing event ticket printing and distribution costs; and generating new revenue opportunities through bespoke, content-rich, interactive digital tickets delivered to smartphones. The tech company has secured €250,000 in funding from Enterprise Ireland as part of its High Potential Start-Up program, with private investors including Dr. Michael Smurfit, one of Ireland’s most successful and well-known businessmen.


IN THE SPOTLIGHT: Michael Chugg, Rollo Armstrong, Hiten Bharadia, Clotaire Buche, Tracy McKnight, Alexandra Greenberg, Gary Chen, Darcus Beese, Denis Handlin, Elodie Bensoussan, Jon Lieberberg and Baker Grace.


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. Life can be a *****, and it can also be a real pain in the you know what. Click HERE to check out some of those real what the **** jackass moments!


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



NOËP, pronounced “no-wep," is an electronic-pop act from Tallinn, whose singles have been picked up by Sony Sweden. The Estonian 27-year-old newcomer, aka singer-writer-producer Andres Kõpper has already created quite a buzz around both his home country and on an international scale. Since releasing his debut track “Movein 2015, NOËËP has caught the attention of music lovers and industry professionals alike, with the track amassing over 7.5 million plays on Spotify. His live shows are as attention-grabbing and emotive as the recorded music. NOËP has been described by Dancing Astronaut as “a delicate and infectious blend of stripped back electronica, bringing a weird but wonderful fusion of worlds to the table that speak for an exciting example of blending genres and bringing new energy into the electronic dance space. Sitting somewhere between Beirut and Chromeo, NOËP is an emotively charged musical force of the highest calibre,” while CLASH proclaims, “everything NOËP touches turns to gold.” NOËP will showcase at MUSEXPO in Los Angeles on Sunday, April 29th. Listen to “Move” HERE and contact Thea Lillepalu at thea@piecesof8music.com for all inquiries.


A&R WORLDWIDE’S "VIDEO OF THE WEEK" – LINN KOCH-EMMERY

Linn Koch-Emmery burst upon the indie rock scene in 2016 with her debut single “Come Back,” hailed by DIY Magazine as "rock that feels both euphoric and capable of destruction.” Since then her music has been picked up by blogs, magazines and radio, featured on major playlists all over the world. Alongside the release of her debut EP Boys, Koch-Emmery did her first UK shows and was featured on the line up for one of UKs finest festivals, Bestival, followed by her first European tour supporting Johnossi in the winter of 2017-2018. Her newest single “Wires,” released February 23rd, is the first of EP number two. Alongside the release of her second EP, Koch-Emmery is booked to play her first shows in Mexico at the prestigious Marvin Festival and her first ever U.S. show at MUSEXPO on Monday, April 30th in Los Angeles. Watch the music video for “Wires” HERE and contact Fredrik Andersson at records@welfaresounds.com for any inquiries regarding Linn Koch-Emmery.


PASSPORT APPROVED™ PLAYLIST – 4/15/2018



“PASSPORT APPROVED” PLAYLIST FOR Sunday, April 15th, 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:

TORS - “Wilder Days” (Unsigned, UK)
THE BONGO CLUB - “Tell Your Friends” (Motor Music, Sweden)
CHAMPYONS - “Oceans” (Embassy of Music, Germany)
MARMOZETS - “Start Again” (Roadrunner Records, UK)
DONKEYBOY - “It’ll Be Alright” (Warner Music Group, Norway)
THE MAGIC GANG - “Getting Along” (Warner Music, UK)
ZACH WOLF - “Brother” (Unsigned, N. America)
LONGFELLOW - “Plasticine” (Unsigned, UK)
TOM GREGORY - “Losing Sleep” (Armada, Germany)
EDITORS - “Magazine” (PIAS, UK)
POLAROID SUMMER - “Tides” (Unsigned, N. America)
***GLOBAL DJ EXCHANGE W/ DJ DAN HEGARTY “RADIO RTE/2XM” DUBLIN, IRELAND - HVMMINGBYRD- “Papillon” ***
BLOSSOMS - “I Can't Stand It” (Virgin EMI, UK)
CATHOLIC ACTION - “Black & White” (Modern Sky, Scotland) 3:30
LAUREN WALLER - “Sunshine” (Unsigned, N. America)
ONR - “American Gods” (Capitol, Scotland)
THE PALE WHITE - “Loveless” (Illegal Cinema Records, UK)
DUETS & STUFF - “Hold On” (Unsigned, Sweden)
VERTICOLI - “Free Will” (Firestarter, Australia)
STATE LIGHTS - “Peace Will Come” (Unsigned, Ireland)
MADYX - “I Melt With You” (Unsigned, N. America)
LIME CORDIALE - “Naturally” (Chugg Music, Australia)
GIANT PARTY - “White Ink” (Label Fandango, UK)
OROUNI - “The Sea Castle” (Feat. Emma Broughton) (Sauvage Records, France)
THEODORE - “Towards (For What Is To Come)” (Unsigned, Greece)
VILE ASSEMBLY - “Last Century Man” (Vial Records, UK)
BLOW - “You Killed Me On The Moon” (Sony, France)
SPEAKER FIRST - “Break My Soul” (Unsigned, Indonesia)
SHAYNA LEIGH - “Live Your Dash” (Unsigned, N. America)
HOCKEY DAD - “Homely Feeling” (Lab Records, Australia)
DANA REXX - “Last Man Standing” (Unsigned, Belgium)
DED RABBIT - “Moonlight Horror” (Unsigned, Scotland)

(Check out the Passport Approved Radio “Featured Artists” on the daily profile exclusively on AllAccess.com including Polaroid Summer, Donkeyboy, Emme Lentino, Jazz Morley and Linn Koch-Emmery).