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Cameron Crowe at Keynote Entertainment Law Initiative during Grammy week

In a scene he probably wouldn’t even have written in one of his films, the Oscar-winning writer, director and producer Cameron Crowe will be the keynote speaker at the Entertainment Law Initiativeduring Grammy Week in April. Crowe, of course, is the writer-director of the classic rock movie “Almost Famous,” as well as “Fast Times at Ridgemont High,” “Say Anything,” “Jerry Maguire,” and the music documentaries “Pearl Jam Twenty” and “L ‘Union.” As previously announced, the Entertainment Law Initiative’s 2022 Service Award will be presented at the event to Susan Genco, Co-Chair of the Azoff Company.

Additionally, the winner and runners-up of the Entertainment Law Initiative’s annual essay competition were chosen by ELI’s panel of attorneys, for which the top prize is a $10,000 scholarship and a $2 $500 for the top two finalists:

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USC Gould School of Law, Los Angeles
“Protecting the Artist: Licensing in an AI-Powered Music Market”

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Loyola Law School. Los Angeles
“Welcome to the Metaverse: Resolving Old World Licensing in a Whole New Universe”

Michael Harrigan, JD Candidate
Stetson University College of Law, Gulfport, Florida
“Beyond Reasonable Doubt: How Blockchain Technology Can Shift the DMCA Notification Burden Away From Copyright Holders”

+ Capitol Music Group named Rebecca “Dimplez” Ijeoma senior vice president of digital marketing and content development, company president Arjun Pulijal announced on Wednesday. She is based in Los Angeles and reports to Pulijal.

In his new role, Ijeoma will co-lead the company’s digital department with Nicholas Osborne, SVP of CMG. She comes to CMG after four years at the helm of her own eponymous marketing agency, which will continue under her former partner, John King; she was previously with CMG in 2017-18 and held positions at Yo! Raps Magazine and worked as a freelance writer and publicist.

CMG President and CEO Michelle Jubelirer and Pulijal said in a joint statement, “Dimplez is a culture builder and thought leader in the digital space, and she brings to CMG all the qualities that are synonymous with our new era: she is an artist-driven leader who is highly innovative, creative, resourceful and inspiring to all who have the pleasure of working with her.

+ Ultra Music Editingleading independent publisher founded in 2004 by Patrick Moxey, announces a strategic alliance with Warner Chappell Music. The deal will see Warner Chappell Music become Ultra’s UK sub-publisher and responsible for collecting the company’s digital revenue across the UK and the rest of Europe. Ultra will also explore new collaborations and opportunities for its extensive roster of writers and producers with those represented by Warner Chappell Music. Ultra’s 36,000 copyright catalog includes releases from Drake, Rihanna, Kanye West, Future, Kygo, Migos, Madonna, Diplo, the Weeknd and David Guetta, among others.

+ Jaime Rosenberg will join PR BB gun after 11 years at Warner Music Group, starting next week. She also moved to Austin, Texas.

Tuesday, March 1

city ​​of hopeone of the largest cancer research and treatment organizations in the United States, will honor Monte and Avery Lipman, founders of Republic Records (pictured above, RL) at her 2022 Spirit of Life gala in the fall. The prestigious award will be presented to them at a gala dinner – the first Spirit of Life gala since 2019.

According to the announcement, the Spirit of Life Award is City of Hope’s highest honor and is given to an esteemed community of industry leaders from around the world who have made a significant commitment to improving the lives of others through to the advancement of research and clinical innovation. and the provision of personalized and compassionate care. Past recipients of the music, film and entertainment industry group include Sylvia Rhone, Jon Platt, Mo Ostin, Clive Davis, Quincy Jones, Frances W. Preston, Shelli and Irving Azoff, Edgar Bronfman Jr., Doug Morris and Lucian Grainge. The Lipman brothers continue a 49-year tradition of supporting industry, which has collectively raised nearly $125 million for research.

“City of Hope remains one of the most important organizations in terms of diagnosis, treatment and care for those in need,” commented Monte Lipman. “Their groundbreaking research into cancer, diabetes and other life-threatening diseases continues to save many lives. To be recognized by City of Hope is an exceptional honor, and we are fully committed to raising even more awareness for this incredibly worthy cause.

“We have been amazed by the tireless work of City of Hope for many years,” adds Avery Lipman. “Evan and the board have been on a very important mission that has made the world a better place in the process. For us, this is one of the most important honors we can ever receive.

This announcement kicks off a year-long fundraising initiative for City of Hope that includes milestone events, such as the Taste of Hope dinner and wine auction and the Songs of Hope event. Hope.

+ Atlantic Records named Brian Dackowski to the newly created position of executive vice president of viral marketing and analytics, CEO Paul Sinclair and West Coast President Kevin Weaver announced Tuesday. Dackowski, who joined the label in 2004, will oversee a marketing analytics team as well as the video content team, and will join the marketing leadership team alongside our other department heads..

“Over the years Brian has been incredibly thoughtful about how we try new strategies, first in digital marketing and then in launching and building The Shop. our artist development incubator to launch many of our promising new artists, and more recently partnering with A&R and digital marketing to dramatically amplify the opportunities on our viral recordings across the various platforms,” Sinclair and Weaver said.

+ UK based marketing agency digital deviate promoted Steve Pascal to the general manager. Prior to joining Deviate in 2020, Pascual held positions at Crown Talent, the Orchard, Sony Red and Essential, and also lectured at the Berklee School of Music and owns the Silent Cult label. Deviate also promoted Rusty Alex to the Director of Digital Marketing and has hired Digital Marketing Managers Meg Parker, Manny O’Donnell and Tom Parker.

Along with new hires and promotions, Deviate, which was founded in 2017 by UK digital director Sammy Andrews, also announced that its premium advertising services are now available directly to artists and managers. Andrews said: “The music industry has fundamentally changed and it is essential that artists and managers have direct access to best in class advertising products globally with a team of experts to advise them. We’ve served global publicity for so many top 10 records in the past year and after each success we’ve had some interesting approaches from managers. While everyone has access to basic services, most do not have access to premium ad products or relationships directly outside of label and promoter media buys. Today, we are opening this service to the entire music business community.

+ 10,000 projects promoted Molly McLachlanone of the company’s first employees, serving as executive vice president of global marketing.

“From the day Molly took charge of international at 10K, we’ve seen an immediate positive effect on our artists’ success outside of the United States,” said Zach Friedman, co-president of 10K Projects. “She continues to evangelize our artists overseas in a powerful way and we are thrilled to be able to offer her this expanded role within the label.”

+ Primary wave music has acquired all rights to Regent Music Corporation and Jewel Music Publishing, which includes songs such as the surf classic “Pipeline”, works by jazz giants Lionel Hampton, Thelonious Monk and Django Reinhardt (including “Minor Swing”), and “Apache”, one of the most sampled songs hip hop. The companies were founded in the famous Brill Building by music publishing luminaries Gene Goodman and his late brother, Harry. Other Regent and Jewel hits include “More Today Than Yesterday” (written by Pat Upton and made famous by Spiral Starecase), songs by soul and R&B legend Jackie Wilson (including his debut hit, ” Lonely Teardrops”), the folk anthem “Abraham, Martin and John”, the pop hit “Silhouettes”, and “Do You Hear What I Hear” and “I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus”.

+ Music Wasserman has hired agents Matt Elam and Sahil Mehtaand promoted Stephanie Aristakesian, Zach Berkowitz, Alex Guaraldi, Daniel Lee, Leigh Millhauser and Jeff Molek to the agent. The agency also promoted Antonio Dell’Aglio to the tour director and Mohammad Shah to the tour manager.

Elamwho will be on Brent Smith’s team at Wasserman Music, joins after a decade at WME, where he represented D Smoke, Allen Stone and Hobo Johnson, among others, and signed Smith the Grammy nominee for Best New Artist Baby Keem. Mehta hails from Madison House, where he has developed a roster of mostly electronic music artists over the past three years.

“We are thrilled to have Matt Elam and Sahil Mehta join our team, and expect them to do great things here,” said Brent Smith, executive vice president and general manager of Wasserman Music. “They are both agents we know and respect, and they fit perfectly with our culture and ethos as an agency focused on artist discovery and long-term development.”

+ Based in South Carolina TrueScale Records enlisted ADA in the world for worldwide distribution. According to the announcement, the company, which was founded by Phillip Michael Gilchrist, “seeks to focus on the black creative experience and offer comprehensive artist development services as a centerpiece for young artists,” it says. .

“As we celebrate Black History Month in February and the significant contributions of entertainment and music legends to the civil rights movement, we are thrilled to have Phil and our roster of artists join the incredible teams of ADA and their vast footprint in the music market space,” said Steve G, Vice President of Business Development for ADA.

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