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Joe Conyers joins private equity firm Warburg Pincus as Senior Advisor

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Former crypto.com and Downtown Music executive Joe Conyers III has become a Senior Advisor to private equity firm Warburg Pincus LLC within their Technology Group.

In his new role, Conyers will be specifically focusing "on new investment opportunities in music and entertainment companies."

"I’m excited to bring Warburg Pincus’ focus on growth, combined with its deep experience with high quality, differentiated businesses to the music and entertainment sectors that have experienced ...

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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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Paris Hilton’s 11:11 Media signs global distribution deal with WMG’s ADA

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Warner Music Group's distribution and services company for independent label and artist ADA has signed to a global distribution deal 11:11 Media, the media and consumer lifestyle company, founded and led by Paris Hilton.

As part of the deal, ADA will release on September 6 Hilton's sophomore album, 'Infinite Icon', executive produced by Sia, with the first single 'I’m Free', featuring Rina Sawayama, alreedy out.

“I’m thrilled to be working with my Warner Music family again,” sai...

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Universal Music Group’s Bravado makes significant leadership changes

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Universal Music Group’s (UMG’s) merchandise and brand management company Bravado, has made leadership appointments across all departments., in a move destined "to super serve Bravado’s roster of artists and brands and to continue to support the ever-growing company."

The new structure includes the hiring of Colin McIntosh as Chief Financial Officer as well as the promotions of Ashley Fogerty, who now oversees Business Affairs; Bill Ashton, who is now SVP of Commerce; Brian Schechter, who now...

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FUGA signs Record Makers and Potion Records to distribution and marketing deals

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Downtown-owned B2B distributor FUGA has signed two independent labels — France's Record Makers and Belgium's Potion Records — to global distribution and marketing agreements.

Potion Records was founded in 2014 by Belgian DJ and producer Stephen Fasano, a.k.a. The Magician. Record Makers, founded in 2000, specialises in electronic music with a roster including Sébastien Tellier, Kavinsky, and Dita Von Teese.

‘We are very proud to be the chosen distribution partner for some of the m...

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