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Musical chairs — Week 35 2021

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Andreea Gleeson has been promoted to CEO of Believe-owned distribution company for independent artists TuneCore. The position of CEO was open since the departure of previous CEO Scott Ackerman in 2020. She reports to Paris-based Believe Founder and CEO Denis Ladegaillerie. Following Ackerman’s departure, Gleeson was promoted to Chief Revenue Officer and Matt Barrington to Chief Operating Officer. Barrington remains COO of TuneCore, but will also “expand his operational purview to encompa...

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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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PPL signs Ice Spice for the international collection of neighbouring rights

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British music neighbouring rights licensing company PPL has signed American rapper and songwriter Ice Spice for the collection of her international neighbouring rights royalties.

PPL will collect royalties Ice Spice's behalf for the use of her music on radio, TV and in public spaces around the world. PPL will benefit from PPL's dedicated team of over 200 people, proven data processing technology, and a network of over 110 agreements with collective management organisations (CMOs) internatio...

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Sony Music Publishing Nashville and Verse 2 Music renew global publishing agreement with Josh Hoge

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Sony Music Publishing Nashville and Verse 2 Music have renewed their global publishing deal with singer and songwriter Josh Hoge.

“I’m very thankful to be continuing this journey with Kent, Kane, Rusty and the SMP/Verse 2 family!" said Hoge. "I’ve always been a writer that’s loved when I’ve been able to be exactly who I am and create exactly the way I want, and Kent and team have always let me be myself, which I think that’s a big reason to our success together. It truly is and feels like a...

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Jensen Communications appointed Leo Lavoro as SVP, Publicity and Media Strategy

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Media, marketing and management firm Jensen Communications has appointed music industry veteran Leo Lavoro as SVP, Publicity and Media Strategy.

In his new role, Lavoro will provide "strategic direction for the company’s roster of clients in the areas of PR, marketing and brand building." He reports to Michael Jensen, President and Founder of Jensen Communications. “

I am incredibly thrilled and honored to announce Leo Lavoro as Senior Vice President of Jensen Communications,” said Je...

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