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Verve Label Group promotes Jamie Krents and Dawn Olejar

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Jamie Krents has been named President of Verve, Verve Forecast Records, and Impulse!, three labels part of Verve Label Group, a division of Universal Music Group (UMG).

In addition, Dawn Olejar has been promoted to the role of Executive Vice President & General Manager, Verve Label Group. Krents has been with Verve since 2004.

Both Krents and Olejar are based in New York City and report to Dickon Stainer, President & CEO, Universal Classics & Jazz and Verve Label Group. Staine...

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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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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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The UK’s PPL distributed £14.7 million in international royalties in Q3 2022

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British neighbouring rights society PPL has paid £14.7 million (€16.86) as part of its Q3 2022 distribution of international revenue to more than 33,000 performers and recording rights holders, either as direct members of PPL or indirectly through other collective management organisations (CMOs).

PPL said the quarter’s total is made up of international revenues collected from 73 CMOs around the world, with "significant payments" from CMOs in Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, Netherl...

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