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Musical Chairs — Week 10 – 2021

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USAUS President Joe Biden has named Tim Wu, a Columbia University law professor, to the National Economic Council as a special assistant to the president for technology and competition policy. Wu is the author of the 2018 book 'The Curse of Bigness: Antitrust in the New Gilded Age', which takes a strong stance against the massive concentration in the tech sector.The New York Times said Wu's appointment "suggests that the administration plans to take on the size and influence of companies like Am...

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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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Ian Barter signs global music publishing agreement with Notting Hill Music

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British independent music publisher Notting Hill Music has signed producer and writer Ian Barter to a long-term worldwide music publishing deal.

Barter produced and co-wrote the upcoming Gabrielle album including the recent single 'A Place In Your Heart' as well as her brand new single 'Sorry'. Barter has worked in the past with Amy Winehouse, Paloma Faith & Dermot Kennedy amongst many others.

Notting Hill's Head of Creative Services, John Saunderson, said, “As soon as we heard Ian ...

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Warner Chappell Music signs The Red Clay Strays a global publishing agreement

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Country-rock band The Red Clay Strays have signed a global publishing deal with Warner Chappell Music (WCM).

With roots in Mobile, Alabama, The Red Clay Strays have been playing together since 2016. The band is comprised of lead singer Brandon Coleman, electric guitarist Zach Rishel, guitarist/vocalist Drew Nix, bassist Andrew Bishop, and drummer John Hall.

The band also includes its main songwriting partner and videographer Matthew Coleman, who commented: “We’re looking forward to part...

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Virgin Music Group names Cindy James General Manager for North America

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Virgin Music Group, Universal Music Group's services and distribution division for the independent sector, has promoted Cindy James to the position of General Manager of the company’s North American operations.

Based at Virgin Music Group’s global headquarters in Los Angeles, James most recently served as Senior Vice President and Head of Commercial Marketing for Virgin Music. She joined the company as Head of Commercial Marketing for Caroline in 2019, before Caroline was merged into Virgin...

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