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CMU’s One Liners: Sony/ATV, CAA, Nine Inch Nails, more

By | Published on Wednesday 19 July 2017


Other notable announcements and developments today…

• Sony/ATV has appointed Thomas Krottinger to the newly created LA-based role of Senior Manager, International A&R. He previously had an A&R role at Dr Luke’s Prescription Songs and Kemosabe Records.

• Universal Music has headhunted Sony Music exec Adam Granite for the London-based role of EVP Market Development. He will be tasked with maximising commercial opportunities across Europe and in key emerging markets.

• Music distribution and services firm INgrooves has hired David Lessoff – formerly with Capital Records – to be SVP Business & Legal Affairs, and former artist manager Dave Roberge as an SVP of the company’s label development team. In an extraordinary turn of events, INgrooves CEO Bob Roback is “THRILLED” about the new appointments.

• Talent agency CAA has appointed Mary Gu Shuhang to be CEO of its new China division, launched back in April via a JV with CMC Capital Partners. She joins the agency from Special Olympics International where she was President and MD for the east Asia region.

• Nine Inch Nails have shared another track from that previously reported new EP ‘Add Violence’. Following last week’s track ‘Less Than’, here is ‘This Isn’t The Place’. The EP will be unleashed on Friday.

• Friends vocalist Samantha Urbani has revealed more info about her debut EP release, which will be available on 18 Aug and is called ‘Policies Of Power’. Here is a newly released track that appears on it, ‘Hints & Implications’.

• A super deluxe edition of The Smiths’ ‘The Queen Is Dead’ album will be released in October with a second disc of demos and rarities. So that’ll be something else for Morrissey to moan about.

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

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