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By | Published on Tuesday 31 August 2021



Kobalt has announced the hiring of Cee Barrett as Director, Creative. “Kobalt has a strong track record of helping artists and songwriters grow early in their career and Cee’s experience and strong talent discovery ability make him a perfect complement to the global team as we strive to continuously enhance the support we give our clients”, says Chief Creative Officer Sas Metcalfe.

Sony Music’s RCA Records in the US has announced the appointment of Carolyn Williams to the newly created role of Executive Vice President. She will also continue to lead RCA’s diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives.

Universal Music Publishing Nashville has promoted Missy Roberts to Vice President, A&R. “Universal Music Publishing is home to the absolute best-in-class creators, leadership and culture”, she says. “Everything we do is designed to make sure songwriters are always first. None of us succeed or grow without belief. Universal Music’s belief in me is inspiring and humbling at the same time”.



Abba have joined TikTok and made their music available on the platform, ahead of that imminent release of some new tracks from the legendary group. There’s also an official Abba challenge to get the ball rolling. “Our community have already shown us with their own creations that this is the music they’ve been waiting for and we’re excited to see how Abba can inspire a new generation of fans, sparking yet another wave of music creativity with the hits that have defined pop for so long”, says Paul Hourican, TikTok’s Head Of Music Operations.



Kate NV has released new track ‘D D Don’t’ as part of the Adult Swim Singles Club. She is also set to release an instrumental version of her ‘Room For The Moon’ album on 24 Sep.

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