Chris Stapleton and Warner Chappel Music Renew World Publishing Deal

Chris Stapleton has inked a renewal of his world publishing cope with Warner Chappell Music. He’s represented by his managers Coran Capshaw, Zach Peters, and Clay Hunt of Crimson Gentle Administration in addition to his lawyer Chip Petree.

Ben Vaughn, president and CEO of WCM Nashville, stated: “Chris Stapleton is a once-in-a-lifetime expertise.  The way in which he crafts lyrics set towards his rhythms makes you actually really feel the music. We consider his music will reside on for generations and we couldn’t be extra honored to proceed working with such a timeless songwriter and artist.”

In an announcement, Stapleton commented: “Ben Vaughn and the Warner Chappell Music group have been great companions to me and my music over the previous eight years. I stay up for our continued relationship.”

Stapleton is at present on the street for his “All-American Highway Present” tour, and he was not too long ago introduced as a headliner for Stagecoach 2023.

+ Audacy has partnered with the American Basis for Suicide Prevention to kick off their flagship program “I’m Listening.” The initiative will kick off with a particular broadcast that goals to assist increase consciousness and help for points referring to psychological well being.

The company included within the broadcast are Carrie Underwood, Ed Sheeran, Adele, Vice President Kamala Harris, Lizzo, Ricky Williams, Maren Morris, Charlie Puth and Stephen A. Smith, who will share private psychological well being tales. Plus, AFSP’s Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Christine Moutier, shall be becoming a member of Katie Neal, host of Audacy’s nationally syndicated present “Katie + Firm,” in studio for the occasion. The pair will reply to caller questions and tales with real-time recommendation.

Audacy will broadcast and stream its sixth annual “I’m Listening” particular, which is able to as soon as once more be co-hosted by Carson Daly and by Dr. Alfiee M. Breland-Noble (Dr. Alfiee), a psychologist, writer, scientist and founding father of psychological well being nonprofit, the AAKOMA Challenge. The 2-hour particular will air nationwide on Sept. 21 from 6-8 p.m. native time throughout greater than 230 Audacy stations and shall be reside streamed through its digital app and web site.

Moreover, Alanis Morrisette, Rubbish, Halsey, OneRepublic, Weezer and extra are set to play the “We Can Survive” live performance on the Hollywood Bowl on Oct. 22. Michael Martin, senior VP of programming and music initiatives for Audacy, stated: “With the ability to deliver folks collectively for ‘We Can Survive’ highlights the significance of music and the work that the American Basis for Suicide Prevention is doing to highlight the enormity of psychological well being points.”

In the event you or anybody you recognize is combating a psychological well being disaster, name or textual content 988, the Suicide and Disaster Lifeline. For extra details about the marketing campaign, please go to

+ The Nationwide Impartial Expertise Group (NITO) has made two new additions to its board of administrators in its first open elections.

Fielding Logan (Q Prime) and Jon Grau (This Is Administration), will fill two new managerial board seats, and term-expiring board members Tom Chauncey (Partisan Arts), Eric Dimenstein (Floor Management Touring), Wayne Forte (Entourage Expertise Associates), Bruce Houghton (Skyline Artists Company), Mark Lourie (Madison Home), Brad Madison (Mongrel Music), and Jack Randall (Kurland Company) had been re-elected to fill eight open at massive seats. All will serve two-year phrases.

They are going to be a part of present board members Paul Lohr (New Frontier Touring), Frank Riley (Excessive Highway Touring), Dave Shapiro (Sound Expertise Group), Stormy Shepherd (Go away House Reserving), Steve Schenck (TKO), Ami Spishock (Fort William Administration), Scott Sokol (Pinnacle), and Michel Vega (Magnus Media) on NITO’s new board of administrators. These remaining members will stand for re-election in 2023.

NITO was fashioned within the early days of the pandemic to characterize the pursuits of impartial reserving brokers and managers. The group was a key companion within the passage of the Shuttered Venue Working Grant, which supplied $2 billion in pandemic aid to impartial venues, promoters, brokers, and managers.

+ Reservoir Media, along with PopArabia, has acquired the Lebanese label and music writer, Voice of Beirut. This acquisition builds on Reservoir’s rising markets technique which goals to additional diversify the model’s music rights within the Center East and North Africa area.

Spek, PopArabia founder and Reservoir govt VP of worldwide and rising markets, stated: “The acquisition of Voice of Beirut deepens Reservoir and PopArabia’s presence within the Arab world. Not solely is it the most important Center East acquisition we have now achieved so far – by way of catalog dimension – however when seen in context with the opposite essential offers we’ve achieved this 12 months, it’s clear we’re firmly establishing ourselves as a significant participant within the Arabic music house.”

Reservoir Founder and CEO, Golnar Khosrowshahi, added, “Reservoir continues to exhibit its dedication to our technique of funding within the MENA area and rising markets. By way of our efforts with PopArabia and offers just like the acquisition of Voice of Beirut, we now characterize a rising breadth of variety in music from the Center East throughout types, eras, and rights sorts. We’re excited to share that music on a world scale, particularly as we proceed to see growing curiosity in regional music all over the world.”

+ The corporate previously generally known as Kobalt Neighbouring Rights has introduced its identify change to Kollective Neighbouring Rights (KNR). It is usually launching a brand new platform powered by world distribution and artist and label providers firm, The Orchard.

Leveraging The Orchard’s enhanced expertise, world attain, and infrastructure, KNR’s roster of shoppers will obtain a full vary of worldwide administration and efficiency royalty maximization providers, together with a brand new web site, superior expertise and buyer accounting, and a revamped consumer portal.

Shoppers additionally will achieve the help information and reporting must handle, assert and accumulate fee for his or her artist and/or label share of efficiency rights revenue. The brand new options are set to start rolling out on Oct. 4 and can proceed into 2023.

“Right this moment marks the beginning of a brand new period for KNR. We’re excited to construct on our relationship with The Orchard to unveil an upgraded custom-built system that may assist serve our world shoppers in enhanced, extra streamlined methods, whereas persevering with to supply best-in-class service,” stated Ann Tausis, KNR CEO. “There are nonetheless untapped markets in neighboring rights, and we’re trying ahead to using the worldwide footprint of The Orchard to provoke collections for our shoppers in extra territories. I’m very excited in regards to the rebrand and our new identification.”

Sony Music Leisure acquired KNR, together with AWAL, in Might 2021. KNR and AWAL are a part of a collection of artist and label providers choices from SME enhanced by the expertise and community of The Orchard.

+ HarbourView Fairness Companions, the choice asset administration firm based by Sherrese Clarke Soares, has acquired Huge Loud Mountain Music‘s writer share of choose songs from nation music duo Florida Georgia Line’s catalog.

HarbourView has been extraordinarily lively since launching simply 9 months in the past, buying almost 40 catalogs up to now. The agency’s numerous portfolio options 1000’s of titles spanning quite a few genres and a long time — most not too long ago, the corporate acquired the catalogs of Brad Paisley, Girl A, Hollywood Undead, Dre and Vidal, and Luis Fonsi.

In response to a press launch, HarborView strives to be “the usual for excellence and integrity in investing in belongings and firms pushed by premier mental property, with experience in and round esoteric asset lessons, together with in music, movie, TV, and sports activities.”

Alter, Kendrick & Baron, LLP served as authorized counsel to HarbourView on this transaction. Huge Loud Mountain Music was represented by Derek Crownover, Megan Pekar and John Rolfe of Loeb & Loeb LLP.

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Grammy-winning producer-songwriters Hit-Boy and James Fauntleroy have signed on as co-executive producers and the sonic artistic group for the “NFT supergroup” Kingship. Collectively, the pair will work with Arnell, Kingship’s “Mutant DJ and Producer,” to supervise the group’s music course and sound.

 “I’m all the time seeking to push issues ahead musically,” stated Hit-Boy, who has labored with Beyonce, Rihanna, Jay-Z, Kendrick Lamar, Kanye West and plenty of others, “and it is a nice alternative to do one thing new within the web3 house.” Fauntleroy, who’s collaborated with Beyonce, Rihanna, Drake, Nipsey Hussle and others, added, “It’s so thrilling to be part of one thing historic and impressive. As an enormous nerd, and music fanatic, I can’t wait to see what comes from the intersection of the web3 collectors/creatives and the leisure artistic group.”

 “I’m extremely grateful that Hit-Boy and James Fauntleroy, two of probably the most influential and inventive geniuses in your entire business, are coming collectively to develop the music and sound for Kingship,” stated Celine Joshua, head of 10:22PM, to which the group is signed.

 + Paris-based digital music firm Consider has named Béatrice Dumurgier as its COO, the corporate introduced Monday. In response to the announcement, on this newly created position she is going to “lead Consider’s end-to-end execution whereas being a core contributor of the Group’s world technique.” She was beforehand CEO of BNP Paribas Private Buyers, then COO of BlaBlaCar and senior advisor at BlackFin Capital Companions.

Consider founder-CEO Denis Ladegaillerie stated, “I’m thrilled to welcome Béatrice amongst our ranks as Consider’s new COO as I’m satisfied her experience in digital transformation and scaling up companies, in addition to her management is the right match to accompany Consider on this subsequent section of progress and guarantee our groups are absolutely outfitted to greatest help our artists and labels in alignment with our values of respect, equity and transparency.”

+ High quality Management’s QC Media Holdings firm has named Atlanta native Brandon Farmer a companion at its Stable Basis Administration. He started his profession working with Justin Bieber, then based B. Farmer Administration, the place he labored with Latto, Jeremiah, Kelly Rowland, Sevyn Streeter, and Rotimi.

“Brandon is an ideal match for Stable Basis. He fights for his shoppers and makes an actual affect on their careers, and that’s the kind of vitality we’re on the lookout for,” stated Stable Basis president Simone Mitchell.

+ iHeartMedia has named Uta Knablein as the corporate’s new chief product officer for iHeartRadio. She was beforehand iHeartMedia’s EVP of iHeartRadio’s flagship merchandise and consumer expertise; previous to becoming a member of the corporate in 2018, she held roles at Nickelodeon Digital, Outbrain, JPMorgan and CNBC. In her new position, Knablein will report on to Conal Byrne, CEO of iHeartMedia Digital Audio Group.

“At iHeartMedia, we’re dedicated to innovation and being on the forefront of this quick paced business,” stated Byrne. “Since becoming a member of the group, Uta has performed a vital position in elevating the consumer expertise by way of groundbreaking merchandise and options. Together with her a long time of expertise and shared values, there isn’t a doubt she is the appropriate chief for our product group. As we glance towards the longer term, we’re thrilled to have Uta’s depth of business information to maintain us on the leading edge.” 

+ Sixthman, which phases cruises and festivals for Kiss, Jon Bon Jovi and plenty of others, has named Kristine Marshall and Bryce Carr senior administrators of occasion improvement. Marshall will stay based mostly in New York and Carr in Los Angeles. Marshall beforehand was an agent at ICM Companions  and CAA; Carr held roles at, Fender Musical Devices and Bandsintown.

“Sixthman is in strategic progress mode, each within the variety of occasions we’re producing and throughout leisure verticals,” stated VP Jeff Cuellar. “Bringing Kristine Marshall and Bryce Carr to the Sixthman group is barely going to permit us to maintain creating new and extra immersive vacation spot occasions.”

+ Spirit Music Group has promoted Frank Rogers to chief artistic officer. On this world position, Rogers, a multi-platinum producer and songwriter along with his govt positions, will oversee the corporate’s artistic initiatives throughout all genres. He can even retain his title of CEO, Spirit Music Nashville.

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