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News June 7, 2017

Embassy Music signs george’s Tyrone Noonan, WMG announces new division Arts Music, and more

Embassy Music signs george’s Tyrone Noonan, WMG announces new division Arts Music, and more
Tyrone Noonan with Music Sales Managing Director, Jane English

Here’s all the music industry news you need to know today.

Embassy Music Publishing signs Tyrone Noonan to a worldwide music publishing deal. It was completed recently in the company’s New York office with Managing Director, Jane English and Creative Director, Denise Sharp. This will see Tyrone published worldwide by the Music Sales Group of affiliates. – via Facebook

Bozoma Saint John — an Apple executive who has played a prominent role in recent product launches — is leaving Apple to become chief brand officer at Uber. – via CNBC

Spotify has hired two former WPP executives to work closely with ad agencies and auto brands. – via AdWeek

Warner Music Group has announced the creation of a new division to be called Arts Music, which will will focus on signing, developing, and marketing artists and releases across a spectrum of genres, including classical, musical theatre, jazz, children’s music, film scores, and other fields generally outside the pop mainstream. – via RotD

Foxtel also launches new strategy and new logo: “Foxtel is for everyone” – via B&T

The Association of Independent Festivals (AIF) has partnered with several booking agencies to match emerging artists with their member festivals this season. – via RotD

Verizon is eyeing a possible $100m investment in Pandora Media if it fails to reach a deal this week for an outright sale to SiriusXM – via NYPost

Spotify said in a statement “Spotify hasn’t confirmed any definitive plans to go public. It remains an option for us.” – via Reuters

Apple Music hits 27m subscribers, up from 20m last December. – via Billboard

The London-based Time Out Group this week announced the acquisition of Print and Digital Publishing, the group’s Australian licensing partner. The partner runs Time Out in five cities in Australia. – via MediaWeek

Stephen Bryan, SoundCloud‘s exiting Chief Content Officer is headed to YouTube, multiple sources have confirmed. – via Hypebot

New “Confessions of a Twenty Something Train Wreck” podcasts coming soon on Nova podcast platform – via MediaWeek

Klub Koori celebrates 2017 NAIDOC week with all female line-up – via Klub Koori radio

Maggie Vail has been named the executive director of Cash Music, a non-profit organisation helping to build open source digital tools for musicians and labels. – via Billboard

This article originally appeared on The Industry Observer, which is now part of The Music Network.


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