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Blake Shelton Sells a Catalog to Influence Media Partners

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Influencing media partners gain Blake SheltonMaster Recording Catalog, which includes all of his commercial releases from 2001 to 2019.

In the announcement, the company described the joint venture as a “pioneer deal” that was drawn up “to amplify its business and give Blake the right to share in a share of the profits made.” Warner Music Group will continue to oversee the distribution of the country singer’s catalog; Other terms were not disclosed.

Shelton said, “I can’t believe it’s been 20 years since my first album and song. Sometimes I still feel like the Oklahoma kid I was back then! While a lot has changed during that time, my passion for music hasn’t. I’m excited to work with Lylette, Rene, and the team at Influence Media support a lot from my catalog and to bring my songs to the next generation of country fans.”

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“Blake is one of the most iconic figures to have appeared in both country music and television in the past two decades,” said Lylette Pizarro, Founder and Managing Partner of Influence Media. “We are particularly proud of the fact that Blake will continue to be an active participant in its catalog going forward, and has a tailored joint venture that ensures that it remains an active participant in the profit.”

+ tik tok promote William Groger For the new World Music Programs team. In the new position, Gruger will work with a new team of TikTok employees to build “strategies designed to elevate and amplify major music trends and campaigns across all regional regions, as well as across ByteDance’s broader product suite,” he wrote on LinkedIn.

Prior to joining TikTok as Music Editor in 2019, where he led music editing and programming in North America, Gruger worked at Tidal as Director of Programming, and Twitter-owned video platform Vine as a music content strategist. He started his Billboard career in 2012 as a social media and streaming chart manager.

+ Second property recordsa new brand founded by A&R and entrepreneur Mel Carterhas entered into a global joint venture with Warner Records, which will provide marketing and distribution services to the label’s rising artist and record label.

Meanwhile, Carter will also serve as an advisor to the A&R team for Warner Records’ List of Artists. She will work alongside Steve Karlis, President of A&R, and Karen Kwak, Executive Vice President and President of A&R.

“Mel is one of the best minds in A&R in the business,” said Aaron Bay-Shock, CEO and co-chair of Warner Records. “He has already proven to be an invaluable resource for our team and 2rare is just the beginning of what is to come from the Second Estate. Tom [Corson] I am excited about this new partnership and being aligned with such a dynamic, forward-thinking force like Mel.”

“Throughout my career, I have been focused on spotting and defending young talent. Now with Second Estate, I can continue to do this on a larger scale,” Carter commented.

+ sony nashville music promote Nicole Marinac To Vice President of Marketing, Partnerships and New Ventures. In this senior position, Marinake will work closely with SMN’s regional promotion and artist development team to expand “the brand’s space specifically at a regional level,” as stated in the company’s press release. She will report to Jennifer Way, Senior Vice President of Marketing. Prior to joining Sony in 2017, Marinake worked for the Madison Square Garden Company.

“Nicole’s passion and dedication to our artists is her superpowers,” Way said. “Her expertise, innovative mindset, and winning personality are key reasons why Sony Music Nashville has developed invaluable relationships with key partners and thus brought about smart and engaging collaborations that perfectly suit our artists and their music.”

+ Capitol Music Group Boy band signed travis japanFrom the Japanese talent agency Johnny & Co. The band will make their world debut on October 28 with a worldwide release on Capitol Records.

Travis Japan was originally formed in 2017 by Travis Payne, choreographer for Michael Jackson, Johnny & Company, who reached out to Payne in hopes of forming a global group. Named after Pine, Travis Japan has been active since 2017 with its current group of seven members. The band appeared on “World of Dance” and season 17 of “America’s Got Talent” this year.

“Having worked together to achieve tremendous success in Japan in recent years, we are thrilled to expand our working relationship with Julie and the wonderful team at Johnny & Associates, and welcome Travis Japan to the Capitol Music Group & UMG family,” said Lucien. Grainge, Chairman and CEO of UMG.

+ secretly group hired Mark Xara As the new Managing Director of Radio. In his new role, Czara will be responsible for managing the North American radio division of the company’s Los Angeles office and overseeing campaigns across the Secretly Group’s four brand listings (Dead Oceans, Jagjaguwar, Saddest Factory Records and Secretly Canadian).

He joins secretly from Downtown Records, where his previous position was Senior Vice President. Prior to joining Downtown, Kazar also served as Vice President of Alternative Promotion for Universal Records for five years, where he was responsible for all alternative and rock radio marketing and promotions.

+ Anthony VolodkinFounder of Hype Machine And the future barhas joined falsely A platform that allows anyone in the world to build NFTs.

Volodkin will work with the team at Zora to create Future Tape, NFT’s first mobile music app (and website) that allows people to search, listen to and explore music across Web3 platforms. In this new role, Volodkin will focus on developing music for web3.

+ Japanese girls group SG5 sign WME For global representation, where the quintet will be represented by agents Ben Totis And the David Bradley.

Recently, SG5, operated by Japanese entertainment company LDH Japan Inc. and global management company Three Six Zero (Calvin Harris, Willow), that her upcoming album will be executive-produced by Grammy-winning songwriter and producer BloodPop (Lady Gaga, Justin Bieber), who will also serve as co-creative director.