Quantcast
Advertisement
 Email

 First Name

 Last Name

 Company

 Country
CAPTCHA code
Captcha: (type the characters above)

ALICIA KEYS TO
HOST GRAMMYS
A first time for everything. (1/15a)
UNIVERSAL'S U.K. CLASS OF 2019
Newcomers to watch. (1/15a)
I.B. BAD ON MUSIC’S
BIGGEST FIGHT
Superstars, where are you? (1/16a)
 BRIT AWARDS:
ALL THE NOMINEES
George Ezra and Anne-Marie lead the way. (1/14a)
HE'S WHO: BRANCA NAMED WORLD’S TOP MUSIC LAWYER
The Marquis de Song. (1/16a)
THE NEW PUB WORLD
Serious musical chairs.
CURATING GRAMMY PERFORMANCES
The calculus of awards, ratings and moments.
THE FIRST BIG RELEASE OF 2019
...is not what you'd expect.
THE NEW SUPERSTARS
The old pop rules just don't apply.
Pub Crawling
SONY/ATV'S HOLIDAY CHEER
1/14/19

Shawn Holiday, the co-head of Urban Music at Columbia Records and an A&R exec at Sony/ATV, has been appointed to the newly created position Head of Urban Music at Sony/ATV.

Based in Los Angeles, he will report to Co-Presidents, U.S., Danny Strick and Rick Krim.

Sony/ATV Music Publishing Chairman and CEO Martin Bandier said, “this promotion is truly well-deserved and a valuable one for Sony/ATV. His creative instincts and people skills are amazing and he is well respected across the music industry.”

Holiday has been with Sony/ATV since 2011 as SVP, A&R/Creative. He has worked closely with Cardi B, French Montana and others; he signed Travis Scott ahead of the release of ASTROWORLD. He has had his Columbia job since 2013.

“The passion within this group when it comes to identifying talent is second to none,” Holiday said. “I’m honored to play a bigger leadership role in developing songwriters and artists who not only create hits but move the culture in powerful ways."

"Now if you'll excuse me," he added, "Rick Krim is trying to pass me a blunt the size of a Cohiba."

 

DOWNTOWN SIGNS PRODUCER CB MIX TO WORLDWIDE DEAL
1/11/19

Downtown Music Publishing has signed a worldwide publishing agreement with multi-Platinum songwriter, producer, engineer, instrumentalist, and composer Chris Barnett, professionally known as CB MIX, one of the creators behind Lil Pump and XXXTENTACION’s global hit “Arms Around You” featuring Maluma and Swae Lee

Barnett has built a catalog with some of the most culturally-defining artists of our era, including Chance The Rapper, Juice WRLD and Kanye West. In 2018—a year when hip-hop accounted for over 25% of all streamed music in the U.S.— Barnett contributed to songs that garnered nearly two billion of those plays.

Highlights include co-producing Wiz Khalifa’s “Hopeless Romantic” f/Swae Lee, Juice WRLD’s “Wasted” f/ Lil Uzi Vert, and the Top 10 Kanye West and Lil Pump single “I Love It” — alongside Lil Pump’s  “Esskeetit” and Pump and Desiigner’s “Overseas.” Barnett will also have significant contributions on Pump's upcoming album, Harverd Dropout, set to release in 2019.

“Chris Barnett’s incredible talents have rightfully positioned him at the forefront of popular music and culture,” said Downtown’s SVP and Head of A&R Andrew Gould. “Downtown is beyond grateful to Chris and Ben Sachs for choosing Downtown to be Chris' publishing partner.”

“This was a long and well thought-out process and the fit was right,” Barnett said of the signing. The producer has an extensive background in audio engineering, and operates his own recording studio based in downtown Chicago, Glass Tree Creative. 

 

BUT WHERE’S THE AVOCADO TOAST?
1/11/19

From HITS pub geek Simon Glickman: I recently visited the Silver Lake digs of Pulse Music Group and sat in on a music meeting that crystallized for me the vibrancy of both its writing roster and its company culture. The gaggle of mostly young, impossibly hip music aggregators in that room bobbed their heads in unison to track after mesmerizing track; in conversation they evinced what I would describe as a holistic understanding of art and commerce. It’s the kind of circus you want to run away and join, and gives context to Pulse’s 2018 Indie Pubco of the Year award from AIMP. Later, Scott Cutler, Josh Abraham, Maria Egan and the whole gregarious crew agreed to pose for a pic with me, which Scott explained to staff by claiming it was “bring a nerd to work day.”