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By Andy Malt | Published on Wednesday 15 March 2023

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Concord Music Publishing has actually signed Australian band Coterie to an around the world publishing offer. “There is a deep connection and understanding that flows through their songs”, says Jaime Gough, MD at Concord Music Publishing ANZ. “This is evident in their live performances, where the guys manage to extend this connection to their audience, leaving those lucky enough to attend with wide smiles and souls filled”.


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Warner Music’s CFO Eric Levin has actually revealed that he will retire from the business later on this year. “I love working with you, and being part of this extraordinary company that’s all about teamwork, passion and ingenuity”, he composed in a memo to staff. “But, after a transformative decade at WMG, culminating in an IPO and then a CEO transition, I’m ready to pass the baton to a new CFO”.

Indie label digital rights firm Merlin has actually revealed 7 promos. Ryan McWhinnie ends up being VP Business & Legal Affairs, Shrina Patel increases to Senior Director Of Business & Legal Affairs, Chris Tarbet goes up to Senior Director Of Commercial Partnerships, Chaida Kapfunde moves to Senior Director Of Business & Technology Solutions, Pavan Vasdev hops over to Director Of Strategy & Growth, Quentin Martins leapfrogs to Senior Manager Of Commercial Partnerships, and Grace Styles high dives to Senior Financial Assistant.

Universal Music Publishing has actually promoted Jonas Wikström to Managing Director of its Nordic operations. “Jonas has been a vital part of our company over the last 20 years and is best positioned to lead our Nordics’ operations to new heights”, says UMPG COO Marc Cimino. “Jody Gerson [CEO] and I are excited to watch him flourish as a leader of our teams there”.

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Warner Chappell has actually employed Africa Ng as President of its Asia Pacific operations. She signs up with from Meta, where she was Head Of Music Business Development, Asia Pacific. “As a passionate music enthusiast and advocate for diversity, I am excited to steward our talented and dedicated team to amplify the voices of the region’s songwriters, providing them with a platform to showcase their incredible talents”, she says.

United States gathering society BMI has actually promoted John Coletta to SVP & Managing Director International, going up from VP of International Legal & Business Affairs. “John is truly well positioned to take on this role”, says CEO Mike O’Neill. “As our lead international lawyer, he has been integral to multiple strategic initiatives for the company and has established strong and trusted relationships with our sister societies around the world”.



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Lana Del Rey has actually launched brand-new single ‘The Grants’. Her brand-new album ‘Did You Know That There’s A Tunnel Under Ocean Blvd’ is out next week.

Yusuf/Cat Stevens has actually revealed that he will launch brand-new album ‘King Of A Land’ on 16 Jun. Out now is brand-new single ‘Take The World Apart’.

Avenged Sevenfold have actually launched brand-new single ‘Nobody’. The track is drawn from brand-new album ‘Life Is But A Dream’, which is out on 2 Jun.

Everything But The Girl have actually launched brand-new single ‘Run A Red Light’. “I met a lot of characters during my years in clubland”, says the duo’s Ben Watt. “I wrote this song about the guy at the end of the night, who dreams his big moment is just around the corner. All the bravado and good intentions masking the vulnerability”.

A Winged Victory For The Sullen have actually launched brand-new single ‘All Our Friends Are Vampires’. They explain the track as a “melancholic instrumental Haiku for the entertainment industry”. They are set to play The Barbican in London on 13-14 May.

Alberta Cross has actually launched brand-new single ‘Morning Drum’, ahead of brand-new album ‘Sinking Ships’, which is out on 31 Mar. “‘Morning Drum’ came out of a long dark grey winter when I lived in Berlin”, says frontman Petter Ericson Stakee. “Six months with a huge grey lid on top of you. It’s tough not to be affected by it”.

The Toilet Bowl Cleaners (aka respected songwriter Matt Farley) have actually launched a book gathering lyrical highlights from their brochure of over 200 toilet-themed tunes. “The Toilet Bowl Cleaners can’t claim to have invented the poop song”, mentions the book’s intro. “Poop songs have been around for as long as people have been pooping. But it’s safe to say that they have gone further with the concept than was previously considered possible”. Buy ‘The Selected Works Of The Toilet Bowl Cleaners’ here.



Popcaan has actually revealed programs in Dublin, Glasgow and Bristol in May. Tickets go on basic sale on Friday.

Check out our weekly Spotify playlist of new music featured in the CMU Daily – upgraded every Friday.

FIND OUT MORE ABOUT: A Winged Victory For The Sullen | Africa Ng | Alberta Cross | Avenged Sevenfold | BMI | Cat Stevens | Chaida Kapfunde | Chris Tarbet | Concord Music | Coterie | Eric Levin | Everything But The Girl | Grace Styles | John Coletta | Jonas Wikström | Lana Del Rey | Matt Farley | Merlin | Pavan Vasdev | Popcaan | Quentin Martins | Ryan McWhinnie | Shrina Patel | The Toilet Bowl Cleaners | Universal Music Publishing | Warner Chappell | Warner Music

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