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Republic Records appoints Meg Harkins Senior Vice President of Marketing

Archives of the Republic named Meg harkins as senior vice president of marketing, co-president Jim Roppo announced Thursday. She is based at the company’s headquarters in New York.

Harkins started advice for the label in 2019, spearheading releases ranging from K-pop artists Twice, (G) I-dle and Tomorrow X Together to reggaeton icon Daddy Yankee and dance music titans Swedish House Mafia and more Again. She will continue to orchestrate the marketing strategy and lead campaigns for the aforementioned artists and more. Prior to Republic, she held executive positions at Roc Nation, Blue Note Records and Capitol Records.

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“Meg is the rare marketing manager whose passion for music and dynamism fit together perfectly,” said Roppo. “She brings an immense level of enthusiasm to every project, encouraging the same enthusiasm on the part of the whole team. She galvanized the label’s seamless and successful expansion into both K-pop and Latin. We are honored to officially welcome her to the Republic Records family.

Wednesday December 1

Creative artists agency announced Wednesday the promotion of two veteran agents in Nashville and Miami. Jeff krones will become co-director of CAA Nashville Music, while Bruno Del Granado is promoted to head of CAA’s global Latin music touring group.

“Today’s appointments of two extremely talented new leaders are a testament to the tremendous momentum the CAA is experiencing across our touring business,” said Rob Light, CAA Chief Music Officer, in a statement. “Jeff and Bruno’s instincts, tastes and individual experience have made them world-class agents, and we look forward to them broadening their impact for clients and CAA in their new leadership roles. ”

Krones clients include some of the biggest names in rock, country and other genres including Twenty One Pilots, Dan + Shay, Brett Young, Needtobreathe and NF. He joins three other co-directors of Nashville Music, Marc Dennis, Brian Manning and Darin Murphy, in the new role he takes on. “I am honored to join my fellow co-leaders in helping to build on our success in Nashville,” Krones said. “As a team, we are passionate about discovering, developing and serving a wide range of artists who touch on many different genres and cultures,” said Krones. “I am fortunate to have spent my entire career with CAA surrounded by the best agents, and I am delighted to have the opportunity to help shape our future. He started his career at CAA as an intern in 2004.

Maluma, Luis Fonsi, Gloria Estefan, Becky G, Danna Paola, Jen Carlos Canela and Isabela Moner are some of Miami-based Del Granado’s high profile Latin music clients. “As the reach and influence of Latin music continues to grow across the world, I am delighted to work alongside incredible artists who contribute to the success and cultural impact of music,” said Del Granado. “With the continued support of the entire CAA team, our Latin band will create even more opportunities to come. “ Del Granado came to CAA in 2013 from RM Entertainment Group, which he formed with Ricky Martin as a partner.

CAA’s Nashville branch represents top country stars like Maren Morris, Carrie Underwood and Willie Nelson as well as the aforementioned Dan + Shay, but also non-country artists like Harry Styles, Maroon 5 and Glass Animals.

+ The American Independent Music Association (A2IM) announced that Richard james burgesshe contract as chairman and chief executive officer was renewed for a third term. In the years since taking office in January 2016, A2IM has seen a 28% growth in membership; He will continue his advocacy, education and community work in the independent music industry, including continuing the fight for diversity and gender equality as well as equal pay policies.

The organization also announced the promotion of two veterinarians, Lisa Hresko to the general manager and Sheryl cohen at the head of strategic planning.

“Richard has proven to be a dynamic leader, expanding the reach of A2IM over the past few years,” said Zena White, Chairman of the A2IM Board of Directors and Managing Director of Partisan Records. “The team he leads is stronger than ever, having been able to grow its membership and execute meaningful community initiatives at a time when our community needs it most. “

+ iHeartMedia named John Ivey President of Contemporary Hits Radio (CHR) Content Development and Strategy, effective immediately. In his new role, Ivey will focus on the recruitment, training, deployment and career growth of talent across all iHeart CHR stations, working closely with Dennis Clark, Executive Vice President of Talent. He will continue to report to Director of Programming Tom Poleman.

“For over 20 years, John has been a key part of our thriving Los Angeles market and our CHR stations across the country,” said Poleman. “Now he will take on another full role within iHeart – a role that represents iHeart is a talent-driven company dedicated to building the skills, capabilities and drive of our personalities at the nationally recognized antenna. John’s extensive programming experience and credibility within the industry are perfect for leading and elevating this initiative.

+ Page 1 Management signed the production team ClickNPress (Kaleb “KQuick” Rollins and Marc “Fresh2Def” Soto), who have worked with J. Cole, Alessia Cara, Queen Naija and Dreamville, whose album “Revenge of the Dreamers III” was shortlisted for three 2020 Grammys. The company also represents artist Jawsh 685 as well as writer-producers Grammy Award-winning Joel Little (Taylor Swift, Imagine Dragons) and Mark Rankin (Adele, Iggy Pop) and Drew Pearson (Zac Brown Band, Kesha).

Page 1 Senior Managing Director Danielle Middleton said: “I have had the privilege of working with Marc and Kaleb in different capacities for years, we have grown together in this industry and formed a bond of respect and mutual understanding. I’m excited to continue this relationship with my new family at Page 1 and to show the world what these great creatives can do.

+ YM&U Group promoted Matt Colon To world president of music. According to the announcement, Colon will continue to directly oversee the US music division and expand his role in leading global strategy and integration across the globe, creating synergy between the UK and US music divisions. YM&U’s roster includes Common, Steve Aoki, blink-182, Travis Barker in the US and James Arthur, Gary Barlow, Years and Years and Jesy nelson UK.

Mary Bekhait, CEO of YM&U Group, said, “I am delighted that Matt has taken on the role of leading YM&U Music business globally. He has always been at the forefront of emerging cultural and technological trends, is a strategic and astute leader, and possesses good taste. Bringing together our music divisions will allow us to better serve our global customers and provide more opportunities for our colleagues.

Tuesday, November 30

+ Berklee College of Music created a scholarship named after a Grammy Award-winning engineer Al Schmitt. The fund was established by the school’s music production and engineering department and endowed with a $ 50,000 endowment donation from former Berklee faculty member Wayne Wadhams, who performed a key role in the construction of the department, from 1983. The Al Schmitt scholarship in engineering will be selected aid students majoring in music production and engineering.

The tuition-based scholarship will be awarded to a single student each year, starting in fall 2022.

Schmitt died in April at the age of 91. He’s known to have received more Grammy Awards for Engineering – 20, not counting his separate Latin Grammys and a National Trustees Award – than anyone in his field. In 2015, he became the first mixer engineer to receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Highlights from his discography included Steely Dan’s “Aja” and Ray Charles’ “Genius Loves Company”, marking just two of the 10 occasions he received a Grammy for Best Recording or Best Album (non-classical). Schmitt had 36 Grammy nominations in his career, according to the Recording Academy website. His last two Grammy wins, in 2012-13, came from working with Paul McCartney on his standards album, “Kisses on the Bottom” and his personal video sequel “Live Kisses”.

The more than 150 gold or platinum records that bore his name in the credits included recordings by Henry Mancini, Sam Cooke, Frank Sinatra, Natalie Cole, Neil Young, Bob Dylan, Miles Davis, Josh Groban, Elvis Presley and Michael Jackson .

“Al Schmitt would be very honored and delighted, along with his family, to make the scholarship available,” said his wife, Lisa Schmitt. “We can’t think of any better way to celebrate Al than to financially help those who frequent Berklee and want to follow in his footsteps.”

Added Rob Jaczko, President of Music Production and Engineering: “I can’t think of a more meaningful way for us to honor a man who defined every benchmark in the art of music production and performance. audio engineering. Al’s work embodied boundless musicality, mind-blowing technical ability and, most importantly, a sense of warmth, compassion and humanity. Berklee’s MP&E department is proud to award the Al Schmitt Engineering Scholarship to recognize and inspire the next generations of audio professionals.

+ Terrece walker joined SoundCloud as vice-president and head of communication. A former student of MTV and BET, she comes from Complex Networks where she was director of public relations.

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