Oct 4, 2023 1 min read

One Liners: Concord, Reactional Music, Gary Kemp + more

Richard 'Biff' Stannard renews deal with Concord; new appointments at Reactional Music; MMF's updated 'Essentials Of Music Music Management'; and a BMI Icon Award for Gary Kemp

One Liners: Concord, Reactional Music, Gary Kemp + more


Richard 'Biff' Stannard has renewed his global publishing deal with Concord Music Publishing. The songwriter, who has worked with the likes of Kylie Minogue, 5 Seconds Of Summer, Ellie Goulding and the Spice Girls, says he's "THRILLED to be signed with the mighty Concord". Ant Hippsley at Stannard's management firm Milk & Honey also states that he's "THRILLED to see some of Biff's best co-written work to date out there". And Harri Davies at Concord adds: "Here's to another chapter of success together!"


Reactional Music – which describes its mission as “connecting music and games creatively and commercially” – has announced new appointments from both the music and gaming sectors. Former Spotify exec Jacob Deshayes becomes Chief Content Officer and former Take Two Interactive CEO Kelly Sumner joins the company’s board as Chair.


The Music Managers Forum has formally launched the updated version of its 'Essentials Of Music Music Management' book. The new edition includes extra insights on AI, Web3, manager/client agreements and the art of negotiation. Says MMF Chair Paul Craig: "I'm immensely proud of the MMF team for putting together such a helpful and comprehensive guide, and would like to thank everyone who contributed to its making. The 'Essentials Of Music Management' covers a lot of ground, but it's an incredibly useful resource for both upcoming and experienced managers. I certainly wish this book existed when I was starting out". You can buy a copy here.


Gary Kemp was presented with an Icon Award by US collecting society BMI at its London Awards earlier this week. Producer P2J was also presented with the BMI Impact Award, while the Song Of The Year prize was presented to Doja Cat and her co-writers on 'Woman': Aaron Horn, Jidenna and Linden Jay.
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