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Musical Chairs — Week 28 2021

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USADigital rights technology company Pex has hired Kirstine Stewart (pictured, below) as the company’s first Chief Revenue Officer. She joins Pex from the World Economic Forum, where she served as a Member of the Executive Committee as well as Head of the Shaping the Future of Media, Entertainment and Sport platform. She reports to Rasty Turek, Chief Executive Officer at Pex. “Kirstine’s expertise in the evolving media and content landscape will be invaluable to Pex as we work to address the ch...

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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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Influence Media Partners acquires the recording catalogue of Blake Shelton

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New York-based music and entertainment company Influence Media Partners has invested in the master recordings catalogue of country music singer and songwriter Blake Shelton.

Terms of the deal were not disclosed. The agreement covers all of his commercial releases from 2001 to 2019, during which he accumulated 27 No. 1 singles on Billboard's Country Airplay chart and released f 11 studio LP's, including a Christmas album, and two EPs.

The two parties have also created a joint venture, par...

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Sony Music Entertainment promotes Angela Lopes to SVP, Strategy and Investments

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Sony Music Entertainment (SME) has promoted Angela Lopes to Senior Vice President, Strategy and Investments. Based in New York, she reports to Kevin Kelleher, Chief Operating Officer and Dennis Kooker, President, Global Digital Business.

The company said the promotion was part of plans to combine its corporate and digital investments, M&A and strategic planning teams. Lopes served most recently as SME's Senior Vice President of Digital Strategy & Investments

Kelleher said, “A...

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Ralph W. Peer appointed Managing Director of peermusic’s Australian operations

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Ralph W. Peer has been named Managing Director of peermusic Australia. In his new role, he will be expanding his activities to oversee creative and administrative operations for the independent music company in the Australasia region.

peermusic said the appointment marks "an increased focus by the global publishing firm in the region." Based in Sydney, he reports jointly to Kathy Spanberger, peermusic’s President of the region, and to Bill Gorjance, peermusic’s worldwide Chief Financial Offi...

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