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Keith Harris receives IMPALA’s Outstanding Contribution Award

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British industry veteran Keith Harris has been awarded the Outstanding Contribution Award by independent music company's organisation IMPALA, in recognition of "his remarkable career in music and his work advocating for equity and change throughout the sector."

IMPALA Executive Chair Helen Smith commented: “This award honours Keith’s career, both as an incredibly successful music executive and as an advocate for equity. His work as advisor to IMPALA’s inclusion and diversity task force has 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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Bucks Music Group appoints Jen Moss as a Senior Sync executive in London

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British independent music publishing company Bucks Music Group has appointed Jen Moss as a Senior Sync executive. Based in London, she reports to Bucks’ Head of Sync Jonathan Tester.

Moss started her career in the sync department at Boosey & Hawkes before moving to Warner Music UK, where she set up an internal film music supervision department, At Bucks, she will be in charge of creative searches and licensing of the Bucks Music catalogue to film clients.

Commented Tester said: “W...

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BMG acquires the recording catalogue of German band Fools Garden

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BMG has acquired the catalogue of recordings from German pop-rock band Fools Garden. Terms of the transaction was not disclosed.

The agreement includes the sound recordings of all of the band’s albums released between 1991 and 2003 including 'Fool’s Garden' (1991), 'Once In A Blue Moon' (1993), 'Dish Of The Day' (1995), 'Go And Ask Peggy For The Principal Thing' (1997), 'For Sale' (2000) and '25 Miles To Kissimmee' (2003)

“I'm thrilled that Fools Garden and our catalogue are now part of t...

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Musical chairs — Week 45, 2022

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Disney's Bob Iger

The Board of The Walt Disney Co has sacked its Chief Executive Bob Chapek, who took over as Disney CEO in February 2020, and replaced him by his predecessor BobIger (pcitured, below), effective immediately. Iger, who led Disney for 15 years as CEO before retiring last year as Executive Chairman, has agreed to serve as CEO for two more years with, according to a statement from Disney, “a mandate from the Board to set the strategic direction fo...

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