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Music Deals — Week 27 2021

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Sony Music Publishing has signed a worldwide administration deal with Australian music company Alberts, which includes the complete song catalogues of band AC/DC ('Highway to Hell', 'Back in Black') and of songwriting and producing team Vanda, Young and Wright ('Friday on my Mind, 'Love is in the Air' and 'Standing in the Rain'). Sony Music said the "historic deal brings the band’s publishing and recording rights together under the Sony banner for the first time," as Sony Music's label Columbia...

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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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Penske Media Eldridge acquires TV producer Dick Clark Productions

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Penske Media Eldridge (PME) — a joint venture between Penske Media and investment fund Elridge — has finalised the acquisition of Dick Clark Productions (dcp), the live events and media producer.

As part of the deal, Adam Stotsky will be stepping down as President after a period of transition. Penske Media Eldridge said it will "assume full control" of dcp’s operations in the coming weeks. Elridge was the previous owner of dcp. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Founded in 1957, d...

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Stephanie McGuire named Senior A&R International at CTM Publishing

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Stephanie McGuire has been promoted to Senior A&R International at Dutch music publishing company CTM Publishing.

CTM said McGuire's promotion is the result "of the experience McGuire has gained over the past few years and successes that CTM Publishing has achieved partly because of her."

Based in Amsterdam, McGuire will continue to guide CTM's composers, authors, and producers. Within her new role she will focus on establishing more international collaborations and create new overs...

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Avex USA and Brandon Silverstein Publishing sign worldwide publishing deal with US producer Jasper Harris

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Avex USA and Brandon Silverstein Publishing (formerly S10 Publishing) have signed producer Jasper Harris to a worldwide publishing deal. The agreement will come into effect later this year.

“I am incredibly grateful to be joining the Avex and Silverstein publishing team," said Harris. "They’re such a strong and dynamic group, and their passion for my music combined with their global reach feels like the most natural combination as I enter the next phase of my career. We are so like-minded ...

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