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Musical chairs — Week 37, 2022

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Napster's Jon Vlassopoulos

Music streaming service Napster has hired Jon Vlassopoulos as CEO, in a move that coincides with the completion of a new funding round. At Napster, Vlassopulos is expected to lead the company’s efforts to grow its footprint, as well as leveraging Web3 technology to provide a better experience to users. Vlassopulos is the former Vice President and Global Head of Music at metaverse platform Roblox. He is credited with “building [Roblox]’s groundbreaking music ...

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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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Musical chairs — Week 46, 2022

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Reservoir's Rell Lafargue

NASDAQ-listed independent music company Reservoir Media has joined the board of ICMP, the global trade body representing the music publishing industry. Reservoir Media’s President and Chief Operating Officer Rell Lafargue will join the ICMP board, chaired by Universal Music Publishing‘s Jackie Alway. Reservoir was founded in 2007 and represents over 140,000 copyrights and 36,000 master recordings. “ICMP is delighted to welcome Reservoir President and COO R...

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Venice Music appoints Dani Oliva as Vice President of Legal and Business Affairs

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Venice Music, the music and technology company founded by Suzy Ryoo and Troy Carter, has named Dani Oliva as Vice President of Legal and Business Affairs.

In his new role at Venice, Oliva will lead Venice’s legal and business affairs strategy with regards to "negotiating deals with artists and their teams, as well as enabling strong commercial partnerships with streaming and social platforms."

“We are beyond proud to welcome Dani to Venice. With his legal expertise as well as the dis...

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Leftfield sign worldwide publishing agreement with Warner Chappell Music

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British electronic music act Leftfield, namely Neil Barnes and Adam Wren, have signed a worldwide publishing deal with Warner Chappell Music.

The publishing agreement covers Barnes’ share of Leftfield’s catalogue and future songwriting projects, including the band’s fourth album, 'This Is What We Do', out on 2 December on Virgin Records.

Barnes said: “I’m so excited about the release of This Is What We Do. It’s great to be back with new music and to be in partnership with Warner Chappell...

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