Swedish House Mafia’s Steve Angello Signs With PPL & More Music Deals – Billboard
Producer/DJ Steve Angello, member of electronic music supergroup Swedish House Mafia, has signed with BVG to administer its international neighboring rights collections.
virtual rapper FN Meka signed at Capitol Records. According to a press release, the “AR” artist has garnered over a billion views and 10 million followers on TikTok. Capitol recently released “Florida Water,” FN Meka’s single featuring Gunna and gaming streamer Cody “Clix” Conrod. The song was simultaneously made available to Clix fans through a partnership with Slip.Stream, allowing creators to use the music on YouTube and Twitch without monetization or deletion.
Global ASM in partnership with Honeycomb Strategies, consultant in sustainable development for the hospitality, sports and events sectors. As part of this compact, ASM will leverage Honeycomb’s experience and understanding of event-related sustainability best practices to make strategic decisions on major sustainability investments for its venues.
Cassie Petrey and Jade Heatersocial media management company Crowd Surfing launched an artist management division with Loren Gray, Trevi Moran, Catie TurnerCarter Rubin, Max and Harvey and The naughty boys on the list. The division’s most recent release was Moran’s single “Too Hot To Be This Hungover” on August 12.
The American Association of Independent Music (A2IM) in partnership with the copyright protection service Cosynde under an agreement that will give the A2IM label and publisher community the ability to automate copyright agreements and easily register those copyrights with the US Copyright Office. Cosynd will offer annual memberships at discounted rates to A2IM members, allowing them to create bespoke copyright agreements establishing ownership and outlining the important details needed to sell, license and perform an unlimited number of agreements on behalf of their artists. The agreements available on the platform include those covering work-to-hire, producer, and collaboration, as well as separate sheets. A2IM members will also be able to file copyright registrations in minutes for “80% less than the cost of similar services,” according to a press release.
Universal Production Music formed an exclusive music production joint venture with film composer Harry Gregson-Williams. The new label, baptized Tagged by: Harry Gregson Williams, features albums composed by Gregson-Williams and his team and is curated with label partner and fellow songwriter Tom Howe. The launch will feature mood-based album themes, “all with Gregson-Williams songwriting style and sound,” according to a press release.
The East Goes Globalthe Los Angeles-based, China-focused marketing team, which has worked with artists including The Backstreet Boys, John Legend and Kacey Musgraves, has closed its series seed, raising $1 million from investors including as FLETCHER, Ingrid Andress, Jessie J, Jessie Reyez and managers Alfredo Tirado, James Dai and Larry Rodolphe. With the funds, East Goes Global will expand its SaaS platform and hire more staff.
Live streaming and fan engagement platform Digital FanTracks acquired jazzed up, a tiered streaming subscription service for jazz, soul, and blues. Following the acquisition, FanTracks will “leverage and enhance Jazzy’s proprietary technology platform to deliver a deeper app-based experience for select communities,” starting with rock and jazz and expanding to others. vertical genres, according to a press release. Jazzed will launch globally with the enhanced platform in Q4 2022, with Vertical Rock launching in Q1 2023. The jazzed management and curation team, led by co-founders Jonathan Arendt (CEO), Frank Taubert (CTO) and Marcel Engh (CMO), will join FanTracks’ US operations following the acquisition.
Network Records signed Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness, who was brought to the label by the VP of A&R Samir Sadhu and senior vp A&R and strategy Tom Gates. The singer-songwriter-pianist has also signed with C3 Managementwhere it will be replaced by Morgane Young, Adam Smith and Ryan Carignan. Nettwerk released their new single “Stars” on Wednesday August 17.
Also signing at Network is a Portland-based producer and creator Oatmellowhose last single, “Community”, was released by the label on August 12 ahead of its full album.
Producer/songwriter TwanDaGod (NBA Youngboy, Rylo Rodriguez, JayDaYoungan) signed for Roc Nation. He should soon release new music under the Roc Nation label.
Clean bandwhich is part of Utopia Music, has signed an agreement with Mascot Label Group for sale and distribution. The deal covers the Mascot Label Group imprints, which include Mascot Records, Provogue, Music Theories Recordings and Cool Green Records.
Big Machine Label Group and Black noise! Recordings by emerging hip-hop artist Doobie. The labels released her single “Meditation” on August 12.
Sony Latin Music signed by 20-year-old emerging Colombian artist, José Domingo Zabaleta Villalobos, alias Jhosy. Hailing from Cartagena, Jhosy made waves with his viral hit single, “Aurora.”
Music funding platform beat Bread entered into white label agreements with 11 music distributors around the world: B Pure Tones, Catalog Masters, Find artists making empires, The future of the music offer, golden path music, KMG Distribution, The Music Federation, vital music, Crazy Solutions and Trade and exchange of digital music. All will use the company’s chordCashAI technology to provide artists with automated advancements while allowing them to choose their own terms and retain ownership of their music.
The voice Season 21 Finalist Jeremy Rosado signed a recording contract with Capitol Christian Music Group. He plans to release new songs later this year.
new floora music company that includes strategy, label and management divisions focused on jazz and its associated genres in the UK, has entered into partnerships with three organisations: the South African label Half hour mushroomwho will jointly release drummer Tumi Mogorosi’s album Group theory: black music; Bridge The Gap, which will jointly release the music of three emerging British jazz stars, Jackson Mathod, Raffy Bushman and James Copus; and Women in Jazz, which will work with New Soil to develop a label offering.
Rapper/producer Rocco signed with Grade A/Khalabo Music/Interscopewho released her single “She Knows” on August 12. He is set to release his first major label project this fall.
Gotee Records signed husband and wife duo Aguilar, consisting of Courtney Ramirez and Edgar Aguilar. Their first single on Gotee is “Jireh” in Spanish, while an EP is planned for the fall.