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Musical Chairs — Week 8 of 2021

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USAPrivate equity advisor Mona Sutphen (pictured, below) has been tapped to join the board of directors of music streaming service Spotify in April 2021. The appointment, subject to shareholder approval, was announced by Spotify co-founder and CEO Daniel Ek, who said she would bring "a new and highly valuable perspective to the Board as we focus on driving our strategy forward during this time of exceptional change around the world." Sutphen, who is currently a senior advisor at Chicago-based p...

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Emmanuel is a Washington, DC-based freelance journalist, blogger and media consultant, specialising in the entertainment business and cultural trends. He was the US editor for British music industry trade publication Music Week. Previously, he was the editor of Impact, a magazine for the music publishing community (2007-2009), the global editor of US trade publication Billboard (2003-2006), and the editor in chief of Billboard’s sister publication Music & Media (1997-2003).

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Warner Chappell Music signs Shirin David to a global music publishing agreement

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German female hip hop artist and songwriter Shirin David has signed a worldwide music publishing deal with Warner Chappell Music, the music publishing division of Warner Music Group.

The 27-year-old rapper, whose debut album 'Supersize', release on Juicy Money Records/UMG, topped the German charts in 2019, has scored five German No.1 singles. Her YouTube channel, launched in 2014, has attracted almost three million subscribers.

Shirin David said: “I’m excited to be working with ...

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Sofi Tukker extends global music publishing admin deal with Third Side Music

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Electro pop duo Sofi Tukker has extended its exclusive, worldwide music publishing administration deal with Canadian independent music publisher Third Side Music (TSM).

"Third Side are really like family to us. Signing with them has been one of the best decisions we've made in our career, so it was an easy decision to do it again!” said Sofi Tukker, a Florida-based duo consisting of Sophie Hawley-Weld and Tucker Halpern.

Their 2022 album 'Wet Tennis' has accumulated over 90 milli...

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peermusic UK and Max Music Publishing sign The Reytons to a global publishing deal

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peermusic UK has signed British indie band The Reytons to an exclusive, global music publishing deal via a joint venture with Max Music Publishing.

The deal was announced by Nigel Elderton, President, Europe & Managing Director, peermusic UK; Mike Sault, Head of A&R, peermusic UK; Dylan Myerscough-Harris, A&R Manager, peermusic UK; and Max Odell, CEO, Max Music Publishing.

“I am delighted to see a great independent band, on an indie label and published by an independent publi...

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