BMG has promoted Tony Abner to Global General Counsel and EVP Business & Legal Affairs. Abner joined the company in 2018 as VP Business & Legal Affairs, becoming SVP Business & Legal Affairs in 2020.
Morrison Hotel Gallery – the music photography gallery with locations in New York and LA – has announced former Sony Music exec Adam Block as its new CEO. “I’m deeply honoured to be stepping into the role of CEO at Morrison Hotel Gallery, a beacon of artistry in the world of music photography”, he says. “I’ve long taken pleasure and pride in advocating for and championing artists across the spectrum of mediums. Focusing my energy on photographers just feels like a very natural extension of that work”. Former Concord CEO Scott Pascucci has also been announced as Executive Chairman.
Rights management software platform TCAT has appointed Harry Lawrence as Head Of Sales and Donna Kei joins as the new Head Of Marketing. Lawrence joins from Lickd, while Kei moves over from Netflix.
Ed Sheeran has announced that he will release new album ‘Autumn Variations’ – his second LP of 2023 – on 29 Sep. Like recent album ‘Subtract’, it was produced by The National’s Aaron Dessner. Sheeran says that the record was inspired by Elgar’s ‘Enigma Variations’. “Each of the four compositions were about a different one of his friends”, he says. “This is what inspired me to make this album. When I recorded ‘Subtract’ with Aaron Dessner, we clicked immediately. We wrote and recorded non-stop and this album was born out of that partnership. I feel he has captured the feeling of autumn so wonderfully in his sonics and I hope everyone loves it as much as I do”.
Selena Gomez has released new single ‘Single Soon’.
The Killers have released new single ‘Your Side Of Town’. “It’s got the ghosts of a lot of the synth music that inspired us over the years”, say the band. “And yet, somehow, feels completely our own”.