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Universal Music Group launches Mercury Classics Soundtrack & Score to support today’s leading score composers

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Universal Music Group's divisions Decca Records, Verve Label Group (VLG) and Globe Soundtrack & Score have joined forces to launch Mercury Classics Soundtrack & Score, a new boutique record label dedicated to soundtracks and scores.

UMG said the new unit will be positioned "at the vanguard of film and TV soundtrack creativity, worldwide," and will support today’s leading score composers and artists. It will operate with hubs in Los Angeles, New York and London, and will be backed by ...

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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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Warner Music Group promotes Erica Bellarosa to Head of Business Affairs and General Counsel for Atlantic Records

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Music attorney Erica Bellarosa has been promoted to Head of Business Affairs and General Counsel for Warner Music Group's imprint Atlantic Records.

In her new role, Bellarosa will head up the company’s Business & Legal Affairs and Contract Administration departments. Based at Atlantic’s New York headquarters, she reports to Atlantic Music Group Chairman & CEO Julie Greenwald and Atlantic Records Chairman & CEO Craig Kallman. Bellarosa joined Atlantic 18 years ago as Associate D...

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International Music Council, New Internet Media and SKAP launch the Fair Music Project for a new music streaming model

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The International Music Council (IMC) in partnership with New Internet Media and the Swedish Society of Songwriters, Composers and Authors (SKAP) have launched the Fair Music Project with the goal to "offer a concrete and improved compensation model" for music streaming.

To kickstart the process, the promoters of the initiative will organise a series of consultations, coordinated by SKAP, with all relevant stakeholders with the aim of "collecting feedback from all those who are part of the ...

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Downtown Music Publishing has signed Boombass and Étienne de Crécy to global music publishing agreements

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Downtown Music Publishing (DMP) has signed global music publishing agreements with two of the pioneers of the French touch — Boombass, a.k.a. Hubert Blanc Francard, the electronic music producer and one half of duo Cassius; and DJ and producer Étienne de Crécy.

DMP is entering into a worldwide administration deal with Blanc Francard, who will benefit from the company’s global administrative and sync services across his past and future catalogue. Boombass — together with Phillipe Zdar — co-p...

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