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BMG SIGNS WORLDWIDE RECORD DEAL WITH PERRY FARRELL



Perry Farrell
BMG has finalized an exclusive worldwide record deal with widely–recognized singer/songwriter and musician, Perry Farrell, as he prepares to release his upcoming new solo album Kind Heaven. The album paves the way for his immersive entertainment destination of the same name, set to open at The LINQ Promenade in Las Vegas next year. Scheduled for release in 2019, Kind Heaven marks the first solo album release from the former Jane’s Addiction and Porno For Pyros frontman since 2001.

Conceived by Farrell and produced by Tony Visconti, Kind Heaven features Taylor Hawkins (Foo Fighters), Mike Garson (David Bowie), Matt Chamberlain (Soundgarden), Chris Chaney (Jane’s Addiction), Tommy Lee (Mötley Crüe), Peter Distefano (Porno For Pyros), Dhani Harrison, Elliot Easton (The Cars), Joachim Garraud (David Guetta), and others. The album also includes orchestral scoring from Hollywood composer Harry Gregson Williams, duets with Etty Farrell, and a first–of–its–kind sound mix by IMN Creative to create an all new music experience for fans.

Farrell said, “Every concept I’ve ever had began with music as its bedrock. Jane's Addiction, Lollapalooza and now Kind Heaven. I am energized by my partnership with BMG and their commitment to my music, and to powering it with state of the art technology. Kind Heaven is mixed in Dolby Atmos, Binaurally, and, of course, in Stereo.”

Fred Casimir, EVP Global Recordings, BMG, said, “Perry Farrell has been a ground–breaking force in rock culture for three decades. With Lollapalooza he has been a pioneer in creating new music–based experiences. With Kind Heaven, Perry is now taking things on to another level and we are delighted to partner with him on this extraordinary album.”

Ahead of the album release, Farrell will mark his debut live performance with his new band and music at a special concert at the legendary Fillmore Auditorium in San Francisco on December 2nd, headlining The Festival of Lights benefit in support of the Bill Graham Memorial Foundation.


GILES MARTIN NAMED HEAD OF AUDIO & SOUND FOR UMG



Giles Martin
Universal Music Group (UMG) has announced that Grammy–winning producer, composer and arranger, Giles Martin, has been appointed to a newly–created global role as Head of Audio & Sound. The new role will see Martin leading UMG’s exploration and adoption of emerging audio formats and consumer technology. He will be based in UMG’s Abbey Road Studios in London. Martin will look at new audio technologies and potential partnerships with innovators in the field, seeking to bring audio fidelity to the heart of the music production process for UMG’s artists and record labels to experiment in the company’s leading spaces for composition and recording. These include UMG’s flagship studios, Abbey Road, and the iconic Capitol Studios in Los Angeles.

Martin’s new role with UMG comes following a long association with Abbey Road Studios, where he has worked extensively during his career as a creative leader. His studio recordings, stage shows, TV and film works have been critically acclaimed and commercially successful worldwide, and in 2007 he won two Grammy awards for the soundtrack LOVE, an album of remixed Beatles music co–produced with his late father, the legendary Sir George Martin.

Speaking about his new role Martin says, “The landscape of the way people listen to music has changed dramatically. This is an exciting time. New technology should ensure the artist can now connect directly with the listener and it’s our job as the music industry to make sure that connection is as clear and direct as possible. UMG artists have the best recording facilities in the world. We need to encourage artists to innovate and create great sounding music and to make sure this can be heard by everyone in the best way possible. It’s inspiring to be given the opportunity to work with an amazing team at UMG to push the boundaries of audio and sound for both the artist and the music lover.”

Additional film music work for Martin has included the award–winning Ron Howard Beatles documentary feature The Beatles: Eight Days A Week — The Touring Years, Martin Scorsese’s George Harrison: Living in the Material World, and the British action franchise Kingsman. This year he has been producing music for the forthcoming Sir Elton John biopic Rocketman. He's also produced tracks and served as executive producer on Sir Paul McCartney’s 2013 album NEW and has been the producer in charge of recent Beatles remix packages such as last year’s Emmy Award–winning, 50th anniversary release of Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band. Martin took his new Sgt Pepper mix into the immersive surround sound of the Dolby Atmos format, which he recreated a few months later with a new 30th anniversary mix of INXS’ album Kick.

Having played in bands and written jingles from an early age, Martin's production career began working with U.K. indie bands Kula Shaker, Monorail and My Life Story as well as others. In 2004, he produced Hayley Westenra’s multi–platinum album Pure, the U.K.’s fastest–selling classical album of all time. Across a broad range of projects co–produced with his father, Martin has also worked with Jeff Beck, Kate Bush, Elvis Costello, Joni Mitchell and Sting. He was recently announced as Executive Music Director for INXS and their label Petrol Records, and serves as the Sound Experience leader for SONOS.


STARGATE PUBLISHING CATALOG ACQUIRED BY SHAMROCK CAPITAL



Tor Hermansen & Mikkel Eriksen
Known for hits such as Katy Perry’s “Firework,” Rihanna’s “Diamonds,” Beyoncé’s “Irreplaceable,” and many others, the music publishing catalog of Stargate has been acquired by Shamrock Capital’s Entertainment IP Fund. Sources have revealed that Shamrock has purchased the writer’s share and co–publishing stake for two catalogs, those of Stargate’s songwriter/producer duo Tor Hermansen and Mikkel Eriksen.

Both catalogs are currently, and will remain, administered by Sony/ATV Music Publishing who owns the remaining stake of the catalog’s co–publishing. Additionally, more recent work from Stargate is not included in the deal. While details on the price paid for the catalog haven’t been revealed, sources shared that when the deal started being shopped, the asking price was upwards of $65 million with the catalog’s net publishers share reaching $4.6–$5.2 million annually.

"When you're starting out in your bedroom making music, you have no idea that 20 years later this can have true value," Stargate's Hermansen said in a statement. "We're excited and proud that Shamrock recognizes this value and believes in our music."

His songwriting partner, Eriksen, added, "Jason and Patrick at Shamrock know their numbers, but they're also music–lovers. We feel confident that our life's work is safe in their hands for years to come."

Shamrock Capital counts $1.9 billion in assets under management including additional media, entertainment and the communications investments such as its 75% stake in INgrooves. Additionally, it has acquired the master recordings catalog of dance label Om and a stake in the royalty income stream from the master recordings of Eminem that had previously been owned by Royalty Exchange.


BROKEN HANDS SIGN WITH ATLANTIC RECORDS



Broken Hands
Atlantic Records has announced the signing of British band Broken Hands. The group have already been making waves in the U.K. with support from the likes of BBC, NME, and The Independent. Just last week, they released two new tracks, “Friends House” and “Split In Two,” both of which are accompanied by performance videos streaming exclusively with FLOOD Magazine.

Produced by Julian Emery (Nothing But Thieves, Lower Than Atlantis) and mixed by Tom Dalgety (Royal Blood, Pixies, Ghost), the new tracks are available now at all DSPs and mark the first new music from Broken Hands since the release of their acclaimed 2015 full–length debut, Turbulence. Broken Hands is comprised of brothers Dale and Callum Norton as well as Jamie Darby, Thomas Ford, and David Hardstone who are currently at work on their Atlantic Records debut LP, expected for release in 2019.

Broken Hands’ former U.K. label GM, Adam Greenup from SO Recordings was introduced to Atlantic Records’ President of A&R Pete Ganbarg by A&R Worldwide several years ago.

The band has already shared stages with the likes of Blur, The Kills, Black Sabbath and the Rolling Stones, and are set to join Band of Skulls for a pair of U.K. shows this November. For more information visit www.brokenhandsband.com.


GLOBAL NEWS UPDATES…



Widely–successful entrepreneur Sir Richard Branson has revealed that his Virgin brand will make its way into the music festival space via Virgin Fest. The multi–experiential event is set to hit the U.S. in 2019 with the official press release commenting, “Virgin Fest will include a mixture of diverse music acts, cutting edge technological experiences, exclusive content, and a commitment to sustainability.” Details on date, location, line–up and ticket sales are forthcoming, with Virgin Fest promising special popups at each festival as well as cashless pay, upgrades, innovative VIP experiences and non–profit integrations. Events will also feature premium food and beverage vendors, eco–focused hydration stations, clean flushing toilets, premium lodging and transportation options, among other perks. Joining the Virgin Fest team are Co–Managing Directors, Jason Felts, who’s also CEO of Virgin Produced, and Bryan Gordon, Founder of the KAABOO music festival brand.

Ollie Hodge has been appointed as Director of A&R for Polydor Records as revealed by the label’s Co–Presidents Ben Mortimer and Tom March last week. Hodge comes to Polydor from Columbia Records where he had served as Sr. A&R Manager and played a key role in the signing/developing and breaking of artists such as George Ezra, The Vaccines, The Civil Wars, Madeon, Passion Pit, MGMT, The Gossip an Glasvegas. Having spent 12 years with Columbia, Hodge also worked with Rick Rubin in New York for a year. He started his career with Warner/Chappell as a talent scout and also had a stop at V2 Records before heading to Columbia.

Spotify revealed last week it has engaged digital distributor DistroKid to offer artists using Spotify For Artists for direct upload, the ability to get their music out to additional music platforms. At the same time Spotify stated in a blog post that they had “made a massive minority investment in DistroKid.” The news comes following last month’s announcement by Spotify that they would begin allowing artists owning their own copyrights, and with no label or distributor in place, to upload their content directly to the streaming platform.

In other Spotify news, the streamer revealed last week an update to its Premium mobile app for iOS and Android. The update sees the app simplifying navigation into three main pages under Home, Search, and Your Library with the Browse and Radio pages consolidated. The Home page delivers users suggested content based on their listening habits. Search has been revamped to highlight top genres from users including thumbnails for quick access to charts, new releases, radio and podcasts placed below. The updated Library page features top songs, artists, albums, playlists and more for users. Additionally, the updated app incorporates endless artist radio stations for limitless streaming of curated sets based around any musician and listeners’ tastes that are regularly updated and can be downloaded for play offline.

Sony Music Nashville has announced the promotion of Jim Catino to EVP, A&R for the company. Catino’s new role will see him continuing to sign and develop artists for Sony Music Nashville's labels in Arista Nashville, Columbia Nashville and RCA Nashville, while leading the A&R team. Catino had been serving as Sr. VP of A&R and before joining Sony, spent time with DreamWorks Music Publishing, Giant Records and MCA Music Publishing.

Downtown Music Publishing has signed a multi–territory administration deal with John Butler, the widely–recognized Australian indie musician, best known as the guitarist and lead vocalist for the award–winning group, John Butler Trio. The deal sees Downtown administering over 100 compositions from the band's catalog, including songs yet to be released. The announcement comes as the John Butler Trio recently released its seventh studio album, Home (2018). Home debuted at No.1 on the Australian ARIA Album Charts marking the group's sixth Top 10 album, and fourth No.1 album, following Sunrise Over Sea (2004), Grand National (2007), and April Uprising (2010). John Butler Trio is currently on tour in the U.K., with upcoming dates in Europe, the U.S., Canada, and Australia.

Warner Music Group has tapped Rocío Guerrero as VP, A&R and Cross–Cultural Strategy, Warner Music Latin America & Spain. Guerrero will report to Warner Music Latin America President, Iñigo Zabala while based in New York, splitting her time between NY and the Warner Music Latina office in Miami, FL. Guerrero will be tasked with exploring new artist development avenues across streaming services, as well as helping to identify emerging talent. She will also work to deliver creative collaborations for Warner Music’s artists on a global and local level. Guerrero had most recently been with Spotify as Head of Global Music Cultures, Shows & Editorial – Content, which saw her curating playlists and brands around local music, especially Latin American music. Guerrero joined Spotify in 2011, starting out in her native Spain before heading to Stockholm, Sweden, and eventually New York City. At Spotify, Guerrero curated some of the world’s most influential music channels and played a key role in the recent globalization of Latin music. She also launched the Global X initiative to promote culturally diverse music through a playlist that Spotify’s website describes as “The sound of a new era.”

Stacy Moscatelli has been named EVP of Brand Marketing for Superfly, the firm behind festivals such as Bonnaroo and Outside Lands. A 20–year veteran in the marketing arena, Moscatelli’s new role will see her leading consumer marketing for Superfly and its portfolio of properties, programs and clients. Moscatelli had most recently overseen global consumer marketing and branding for Vevo. Other past roles include those as VP of Marketing and Brand Strategy for Bedrocket Media as well as more than 13 years with Turner Broadcasting working across PR and marketing initially with Cartoon Network, before joining the team behind the Adult Swim launch.

Amsterdam–based live events company, ALDA, has entered a new partnership with Insomniac (Electric Daisy Carnival) as the latter has acquired 50% of the firm behind international dance music festivals, tours and events such as AMF, A State of Trance and New Horizons Festival. The new partnership sees both companies building their presence in Europe, Asia and the U.S. Under the acquisition, ALDA will maintain independent operations led by its Co–Founders, Allan Hardenberg and David Lewis.

Position Music’s President & CEO, Tyler Bacon, announced last week the signing of a publishing deal with Grammy Award–winning artist, Fantastic Negrito. The deal will see Position Music working closely with Fantastic Negrito and his partners at Blackball Universe and Cooking Vinyl to maximize opportunities for his catalog, as well as strategically partner on new music releases. In June, Fantastic Negrito released his critically–acclaimed new album Please Don’t Be Dead, the follow–up to his 2017 Grammy winning full–length, The Last Days Of Oakland. He’s received support from the New York Times, NPR and Associated Press as well as others, and has toured with Chris Cornell, Temple of the Dog and Sturgill Simpson. He’s currently preparing a European tour to kick–off next month.

APRA AMCOS, Australasia’s rights management society, has revealed another record year for 2017–2018 posting revenues of more than $400 million (AUS) for the first time ever, reaching $420.2 million (AUS). The growth marks an 8.7% increase over the previous period. From that total, $362.8 million (AUS) was distributed across the organizations songwriters, publishers and affiliated societies, which also saw a new record achieved. Consistent with most of the world, the 12 month period saw significant growth to the digital sector with revenue increasing almost 22% to $134.5 million (AUS) and streaming in particular jumping nearly 32% to $81.9 million (AUS). For the full “Year In Review” report, click HERE.

YouTube is simplifying the ticket purchasing process via a new partnership with Eventbrite. YouTube already features an “On Tour” section below official artist videos which shows the closest concert locations near a user with a link to buy with listings generated by partner Live Nation/Ticketmaster. In adding Eventbrite alongside its existing Ticketmaster partnership, YouTube says its “On Tour” feature now covers over 70% of the ticketing market in the U.S., and will continue to add additional venues and artists under other partnerships in the future as well as build the products footprint outside of the U.S.

In other YouTube news, the video service’s YouTube Music has finalized a new partnership with the Music Managers Forum (MMF), marking the first ever independent funding and professional development offering specifically for music managers. Under the banner of the Accelerator Programme For Music Managers (APMM), those individuals seeking to enter the music management arena full–time through their own company can receive 12 month grants reaching £15,000, as well as access to a year–long training/mentorship program, provided in partnership with CMU Insights and Music Ally. A partnership has also been set between APMM and the Scottish Music Industry Association to give access to managers based in Scotland.

APA has promoted Jules Urbanski to agent for the firm’s concerts division. Having come to APA in 2015, Urbanski started out in the mailroom before joining the Agent Training Program. He works closely with Jim Osborne, APA Partner and Co–Head of Talent, on a roster of crossover clients that includes T.I., Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson and Tyrese Gibson. Urbanski’s roster also counts Blac Rabbit, Mateo Arias (¿Téo?) and Kid Bloom.

The Orchard has tapped Sony Music Australia’s Tim Pithouse as Global Head of Artist and Label Services, a role he will commence November 1st. Pithouse, who had been serving as General Manager, International Marketing and Artist Development for Sony Australia, will be based in New York and oversee a global team at The Orchard while reporting to CEO, Brad Navin. Providing distribution and label services across more than 40 markets globally, The Orchard looks to Pithouse and his team to bring artists the services on a more personal level via more robust campaign management as well as additional radio promotion, PR, production and other services.

Having reportedly shuttered in 2013, media player Winamp is set to “reboot” as a service to aggregate users’ complete collection of digital music libraries, streaming services and podcasts into a central platform. Despite having appeared to close its doors after a 15 year run in 2013, Winamp has remained active since then, counting as many as 100,000 monthly users according to TechCrunch, with the primary audience outside of the U.S., and occasional app updates. Winamp was purchased by Radionomy in 2014 with the firm preparing to roll–out Winamp’s 6.0 edition. Specifics have not been given on which services Winamp will connect with or how, as of yet.

Upgraded, a blockchain ticketing solution, has been bought by Ticketmaster. Upgraded allows traditional tickets to be converted into secure interactive digital assets that employ blockchain technology to prevent fraudulent ticket sales and offer more control to event creators for ticket distribution. The solution can also be put into place without the need to upgrade or replace current access control equipment. Upgraded’s team and technology join the Ticketmaster portfolio of event products that counts Ticketmaster Presence, Verified Fan and Blink Identity.

In celebrating two years since the launch of its Japanese office, Merlin’s Chief Executive, Charles Caldas, is set to reveal a significant increase in distributions to Merlin’s Japan–based members during his upcoming keynote at the 15th Tokyo International Music Market (TIMM). Comparing revenues collected in January–June 2018 from the same time last year, the total distribution to Merlin’s Japanese indie record label members has grown by more than 200% year–on–year. A portion of the growth is driven by an increase in Merlin’s Japanese membership over the last 12 months, with the remainder accounted for by an increase in average payments to members of more than 70% during the same period. Having only recently started to see traction for online streaming, the world’s second largest music market is appearing to follow global trends with growth in the sector. Launched in 2016, Merlin’s Tokyo office is managed by Haji Taniguchi with additional full–time support from Kaoruko Hill who provides an international point of contact in the territory.

In other Merlin news, the organization has made three new staff hires, boosting its Member Services and Legal and Business Affairs teams. Joining Merlin’s London office is Emma Robinson as Member Services Manager, transitioning from her role as Sr. Account Manager at press agency Name PR. Also based in London, Poppy Waring is promoted from a general assistant role at Merlin to Member Services Assistant. Additionally, Bela Zecker joins Merlin’s New York office on October 29th to fill the newly–created role of Member Services & Operations Manager, Americas, focusing heavily on the Latin American markets. Zecker’s background includes stints at Ninja Tune and Really Happening Management. In her new role, Zecker will work with Merlin’s growing membership from the LATAM region as well as work to maximize the value of members’ participation in agreements across all Latin American markets. Merlin’s Legal and Business Affairs Team also welcomes Leeza Panayiotou as Manager, Legal and Business Affairs, based in London.

MTV’s The Real World will reboot via Facebook Watch, the social media platform’s new streaming offering. Having come off the air last year for its 32nd season, the Real World will return in spring of next year with pre–production already happening for three new seasons taking place in Mexico, Thailand and the U.S. Marking MTV’s first moves to collaborate with a streaming platform, the Real World’s new iteration via Facebook Watch will seek to incorporate new interactive elements for audiences such as the opportunity for viewers to vote on a housemate before the show’s official premiere.

Variety’s Music For Screens Summit is gearing up to take place in Hollywood on Tuesday, October 30th. The event will welcome a number of the entertainment industry’s leading creators and influencers who will delve into the intersection between music and visual media. The event has confirmed keynotes with Annie Lennox, Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross as well as additional panelists Kevin Weaver (President, West Coast, Atlantic Records); Linda Perry (Music Producer and Label Owner, We Are Hear Music); Marco Beltrami (Composer – A Quiet Place); Mike Knobloch (President, Film Music and Publishing, Universal Pictures); Pinar Toprak (Composer – Captain Marvel, Fortnite); Spring Aspers (Head of Music, Sony Pictures Entertainment); and Terence Blanchard (Composer – BlacKkKlansman). Attendees will also have access to an exclusive screening of Bohemian Rhapsody. A&R Worldwide readers are eligible for a special 20% discount on registration by clicking HERE. For more information, click HERE.

SESAC Holdings has announced the promotion of Kelli Turner to President and Chief Operating Officer. The role will see Turner with oversight of day–to–day operations for the music rights organization. She had previously served as VP of Operations, Corporate Development and Chief Financial Officer, and led the acquisition of the Harry Fox Agency in 2015 as well as last year’s sale of SESAC to Blackstone. Prior to SESAC, Turner held CFO roles with RSL Management Corporation and Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia Inc., as well as executive positions at Time Warner and New Line Cinema.

A study from Nielsen Music has revealed that the music industry is losing out on $2.65 billion each year from businesses using personal music services for their stores. Having been funded by Soundtrack Your Brand, a service that provides streaming to businesses, the study is being marked as the largest dive into the background music market to date with the survey group including around 5,000 small businesses across the U.S., U.K., Sweden, Spain, Italy, Germany and France. The survey reported that 88% of small businesses revealed they play music on a daily basis, or at least 4–5 days each week with 83% using personal services such as Spotify or Apple Music. Over half of the businesses in each market, and 71% of those surveyed in the U.S., also believed that their method of background music was legal. Based on the report’s findings, it’s estimated that 21.3 million businesses are employing consumer music services worldwide.

Las Vegas continues to add to its list of high–profile residencies with the return of Britney Spears who has confirmed she’s bringing her new Domination show to the Park MGM in February of next year.

SOCAN (Society of Composers, Authors and Music Publishers of Canada) has brought on Erica Grayson as Sr. A&R Executive for the organization. The new role sees the industry veteran based in SOCAN’s Culver City, CA offices with a focus on building initiatives to better serve SOCAN members in Los Angeles as well as further SOCAN’s visibility in the U.S. market. Grayson has spent the past several years as a consultant across A&R, publishing, film and TV, working with a number of companies such as Sony, A&M, OVO, Motown and Atlantic. In her role as VP of A&R at Interscope, she worked on projects by artists such as Mary J. Blige and songwriting duo Rock City.

Mondo.NYC 2018 recently brought together over 150 speakers across more than 50 sessions as well as 125+ performers. Mondo.NYC 2018 covered everything from music discovery to blockchain with industry leaders. The event has already confirmed its 2019 dates for October 15th – 18th. For more information, visit https://mondo.nyc/.


IN THE SPOTLIGHT: Josh Binder, Jason Iley, Patrik Larsson, Ty Stiklorius, Rochelle Holguin, Billy Mann, Bekki Newton, Dave Jordan, David Dollimore, Eric Greenspan, Kyle Hopkins, Tara Piper, Karl Anderson, Mandar Thakur, John Dexter and Michael Kushner.


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. Most of us need a lift once in a while, via a Taxi, ride– sharing or an app initiated pick–up. Click HERE for an overview of what you don’t want whilst need transportation help from one place to another!


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



Danish four–piece Go Go Berlin has the well–earned reputation as one of the most hardworking and fiercely intense live acts on the domestic music scene. The Alternative indie rock outfit has built a solid reputation over the years with relentless touring in Germany and Denmark, as well as the rest of mainland Europe, United States, india and China. After a hectic four years on the road, the time was right for the band to regroup and start exploring the art of creating music again. Go Go Berlin decided to spend the majority of the past two years writing and recording around the world, molding their new and enticing sound. With songs for the new EP finished, Go Go Berlin is now ready to get back into the spotlight and reveal their new sound to live audiences. A club–friendly, yet darker and more potent version of the band is here and evident with the new single “Here Comes The Darkness.” Listen to the brand new track HERE and contact Thomas Bredahl at thomas@heartbeatmanagement.dk, as the band is currently seeking label representation and for publishing inquiries, contact Per Lindholm at per@mrradar.com.


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

When four classmates at London’s prestigious Royal Academy of Music began noodling around together away from their formal class training, SUN SILVA was born. Members Oscar Gormley (vocals, guitar), Sam Becker (bass), Charlie Woof–Byrne (keys) and Jake Brown (drums) are all proficient piano and guitar players, while their various studies ranged from classical percussion to baroque bassoon. In 2017, SUN SILVA began recording with producer Adam Lunn (Rita Ora, One Direction) at the Wendyhouse Studios, the same studios that Adele, Sam Smith, Ellie Goulding, Lorde and many others have recorded. The first taste of their sound can be heard in the debut single “Blue Light,” which is musically influenced by the likes of Radiohead, Tame Impala and the latter work of The Maccabees. The track has been receiving strong support from BBC Radio 1 and BBC Introducing, and is featured in EA Sports FIFA 19, along with fantastic critical acclaim. The band recently supported the modern soul music collective, Jungle. SUN SILVA released their music video for “Blue Light” last week and have been quick to prove themselves as one of the most exciting and in–demands bands emerging from London. Watch the video HERE and contact Grant Frampton at info@sixwheelsmanagement.com as SUN SILVA are available for label, publishing, synch and branding opportunities.


PASSPORT APPROVED™ PLAYLIST – 10/21/2018



“PASSPORT APPROVED” PLAYLIST FOR Sunday, October 21st, 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:

GO GO BERLIN – “Here Comes The Darkness” (Heartbeat Music, Denmark)
THE DUNTS – “Witch Hunt” (Unsigned, Scotland)
JRAFFE – "California" (Unsigned, N. America)
BLACK HONEY – “Midnight” (Fox Five Records, UK)
HEY GERONIMO – “Runaway World” (Unsigned, Australia)
COYLE GIRELLI – “Where’s My Girl” (Unsigned, UK)
MELLOR – “Arms Length” (Unsigned, UK)
TIM SCHOU – “Run, Run, Run, Run, Run” (Iceberg Records, Denmark)
TROPHY EYES – “Friday Forever” (Hopeless Records, Australia)
KATE LOMAS – “Drink 2 U” (Unsigned, UK)
SEA GIRLS – “All I Want To Hear You Say” (Unsigned, UK)
MADYX – “Girl Boy” (Unsigned, N. America)
STATE LIGHTS – “Freedom” (Unsigned, Ireland)
TONICA – “California” (Unsigned, UK)
JONATHAN JEREMIAH – “Mountain” ([PIAS] Recordings, UK)
YONAKA – “Fired Up” (Atlantic Records, UK)
NESSI – “Shake Shake” (Styleheads Music, Germany)
TELEMAN – “Song For A Seagull” (Moshi Moshi, UK)
THOMAS AZIER – “Echoes” (Unsigned, Holland)
THE LIDS – “I’m So Bleak” (Unsigned, UK)
DAMIAN LYNN – “Feel The Heat” (MsBest/Phonag Records, Switzerland)
MOBY RICH – “Yoko Ono” (TAP Records, UK)
DOLLY & THE DINOSAUR – “Unofficial” (Unsigned, UK)
ALL MANKIND – “Dreamers” (Unsigned, Australia)
YOUTH KILLED IT – “Headbutt” (Rude Records, UK)
THE RESPONSE – “Practical” (Unsigned, New Zealand)
PYRO – “Regret Or Forget” (Unsigned, Scotland)
MOLINA FEAT. LATE VERLANE – “Hey Kids” (TAMBOURHINOCEROS, Denmark)
SEAN AND THE SINNERS – "Not Gonna Fall In Love" (Extreme Music/Sony, N. America)
EMME LENTINO – “Oxygen” (Unsigned, New Zealand)
THE NEW MADNESS – “Woman” (Crunchy Frog, Denmark)
VANDER + THE PEOPLE – “Victorious” (Unsigned, Australia)

(Check out the Passport Approved Radio “Featured Artists” on the daily profile exclusively on AllAccess.com including Darwin Deez, Molina, Nessi, Michel Young and Linn Koch–Emmery).