Mathew Knowles and Tamra Simmons Launch Music World TV, Movie and Media

    Mathew Knowles and Tamra Simmons Launch Music World TV, Movie and Media

    Mathew Knowles and Emmy-nominated government producer Tamra Simmons (“Surviving R. Kelly” and “Casey Anthony: The place The Reality Lies”) have joined forces to launch a brand new media firm referred to as Music World TV, Movie & Media. Knowles will function CEO and Simmons as president, whereas executives Jasmine Murray and Krystal Rascoe be a part of as head of growth and enterprise liaison (respectively).

    “I can’t wait to see what this subsequent technology of ladies can accomplish,” stated Knowles, whose lengthy and storied profession as a music supervisor has included growing acts like Future’s Little one and daughters Solange and Beyoncé. “I’m excited for this new journey. I’ve all the time believed in giving again and what better reward are you able to give than the reward of information.”

    “I’m thrilled to companion with Mr. Knowles. We’ve got each achieved success within the business individually, and I’m excited to collaborate and obtain even better success collectively,” stated Simmons. “This partnership presents a singular alternative for us to dominate the TV and movie enterprise and achieve new heights of feat. Because the saying goes, ‘If you wish to go quick, go alone. If you wish to go far, go collectively.’ My workforce and I look ahead to going farther with Music World TV & Movie.”

    The workforce has already secured 15 scripted and unscripted initiatives at the moment in growth and plans to supply tales “that broaden the artistic neighborhood and captivate numerous audiences,” in keeping with a press launch. Knowles may also convey government producing expertise from his work on a number of hit soundtracks together with “Dreamgirls,” “Cadillac Data,” and “Combating Temptations.”

    Simmons is represented by Bobby Kenner and Ashley Harrison, CAA, and Knowles is represented by Lin Almanza-Vasquez, Music World Leisure.

    + Timbaland has joined the lineup for this 12 months’s ASCAP Expertise, the group’s first in-person occasion since 2019. The informational convention for aspiring songwriters and composers will host Timbaland as a keynote speaker on June 21 on the Avalon in Los Angeles.

    “King Stays King: Keynote Interview with Timbaland” will see the producer as the main target of an in-depth dialog concerning the sounds that impressed Timbaland on his strategy to the highest, and what evokes him to remain forward of the curve at the moment.

    The producer joins an already-stacked lineup of scheduled classes starting from “Social Listening: Constructing a Music Profession within the Social Media Age” to “Get Heard,” a dwell suggestions occasion the place early-career songwriters can have their songs evaluated by the established professionals. For extra data see Selection‘s announcement of the occasion right here.

    + Mother+Pop Music has signed Magdalena Bay, aka the synthpop duo comprised of Mica Tenenbaum and Matthew Lewin.

    “At M+P we’re all the time striving to work with uniquely gifted proficient artists…Magdalena Bay touches all of that,” stated Michael Goldstone, founder and co-owner of Mother+Pop. “Their artwork, music and dwell efficiency grabbed us from minute one. Now 18 months later we’re thrilled and lucky to have turn into their recorded music companion. We are able to’t wait to see what comes subsequent.”

    Magdalena Bay has opened for such artists as Charli XCX, Flume, and Porter Robinson, and is contemporary off their first headlining U.S. tour, acting at Coachella and making ready for one more first: taking part in Lollapalooza later this summer time.

    + Pink Bull Data has seen a rise of 20% within the label’s employees — most not too long ago with the addition of six new staffers throughout its A&R, artistic and advertising departments — rounding out its largest workforce thus far.

    “Coming off our most profitable 12 months thus far, we have been motivated to maintain the momentum going into 2023 and past. Already in Q1, we’ve launched chart-topping hits from Blxst and Beartooth, and introduced albums from Albert Hammond Jr, The Aces, and Flawes, with extra to come back,” shared Greg Hammer, the indie label’s managing director. “As our roster continues to evolve, it’s essential we mirror that progress internally by bringing contemporary and numerous views to the desk. I’m thrilled to welcome our six new workforce members who every convey an important ability set to the label, and above all, a shared imaginative and prescient in nurturing artist growth.”

    Becoming a member of the corporate this 12 months consists of Chris Goins, challenge director of selling; Rachael Hardway, director of digital advertising; Steph Jones, supervisor of worldwide digital accounts; Chukwudi Obi, director of publishing artistic; Cody Plumlee, senior challenge supervisor of artistic; and Kelsi Ring as director of publicity and communications.

    Tuesday, June 6

    On the heels of reaching the most important debut for an all-Spanish-language album by a feminine Latin artist, Karol G has signed a brand new take care of Interscope. The transfer sees her exit from Common Music Latino however reinforces a seven-year-long partnership with dad or mum firm Common Music Group.

    “Our partnership with Karol and her workforce dates again to the start of her profession, and it has been an exciting journey stuffed with unbelievable music,” stated Sir Lucian Grainge, chairman and chief government officer of UMG. “She is just probably the most thrilling artists in widespread music at the moment and we’re honored she has chosen to deepen her partnership with UMG for a lot of extra years to come back.”

    Karol is about to tour stadiums throughout the USA later this 12 months in assist of “Mañana Será Bonito,” the chart-topping LP that debuted on the prime of the Billboard 200. The set made a historic entrance on the listing as the primary all-Spanish-language report by a feminine artist to hit No. 1. All 4 of Karol’s studio albums have entered the charts, although “Mañana” was the Colombian singer-songwriter’s first to enter the highest 10 of the listing.

    “ ‘Mañana Será Bonito,’ marked a brand new period for me that got here with many unforgettable milestones,” Karol shared. “I’m repeatedly amazed on the assist my followers give me, which motivates me to ship the perfect of me, and I’m sure that this partnership with Interscope and their unbelievable workforce will assist us proceed constructing and making historical past. I’m thrilled to see what’s to come back.”

    “Karol G is indisputably probably the most highly effective, artistic and dynamic artists on this planet,” stated John Janick, chairman and CEO of Interscope Geffen A&M Data. “We’re thrilled to welcome her into the IGA household and look ahead to working along with her and her workforce on the subsequent part of her unbelievable profession.”

    Added Karol’s supervisor, Noah Assad, “John, Nir and the complete workforce at Interscope have constructed the one platform of its type which can allow Karol to serve her present fanbase whereas persevering with to develop her viewers around the globe. We’re excited to get began with everybody at Interscope.”

    Karol joins an inventory of worldwide and extremely acclaimed U.S. acts signed to the label together with Blackpink, Lana Del Rey, Woman Gaga, Kali Uchis, Selena Gomez and lots of extra.

    Interscope’s Govt Vice President Nir Seroussi, who oversees the corporate’s Miami operation, additionally feedback: “Karol is among the most proficient, pushed and astute artists with whom I’ve ever labored. She brings along with her a world-class workforce in Noah Assad, Jessica Giraldo and Raymond Acosta, and we look ahead to working with them to construct upon Karol’s international legacy as an artist.”

    Mathew Knowles and Tamra Simmons Launch Music World TV, Movie and Media

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    Pictured above (L-R): Sir Lucian Grainge, Chairman and Chief Govt Officer, Common Music Group; Karol G; John Janick, Chairman and Chief Govt Officer, Interscope Geffen A&M Data; Nir Seroussi, Govt Vice President, Interscope Data

    + Common Music Group Nashville has tapped Ami Brown as its new VP of worldwide advertising, main the worldwide technique, artistic connection and outreach for artists on the label group consisting of Capitol Data Nashville, EMI Data Nashville, MCA Nashville and Mercury Nashville.

    Brown joins the Nashville workforce from her submit as senior director of companion and label relations for UMG’s international advertising workforce. She started her journey with UMG as a school rep and has held a number of positions throughout 15-plus years with the corporate together with artist growth (Interscope Geffen A&M DreamWorks) and worldwide label relations (Disney Music Group and Roc Nation), amongst others.

    “Ami has been an integral a part of our Worldwide workforce for a number of years and we’re thrilled to now have her experience throughout our total roster,” says Lori Christian, UMGN government VP of selling. “By no means earlier than have we had extra artists impacting and touring internationally. With Ami’s management and her ardour for the music and the storytelling, there aren’t any boundaries for our artists.”

    + Common Music Group’s main merchandise and model administration firm, Bravado, at the moment declares the appointments of Alyssa Tobias as VP of head of artistic companies; Invoice Ashton as head of A&R; Keith Taperell as VP of worldwide model partnerships and vitality advertising; and Kim Youngberg as head of authorized.

    Tobias most not too long ago served because the senior VP of artistic at Reside Nation Merchandise. Now, based mostly in Los Angeles, she’s going to report back to Bravado’s common supervisor, Jesper Poulsen. Ashton’s newly created position will intention to determine and develop rising artists by means of merchandise and model administration. He was beforehand managing director for Songkick.

    Taperell additionally occupies the brand new title of VP of worldwide model partnerships and vitality advertising to execute campaigns throughout a number of classes and touchpoints with an emphasis on international trend, streetwear, and luxurious manufacturers. He joined Bravado in 2020 as UK VP of gross sales and retail, the place he has been spearheading Bravado’s artist and fan engagement.

    Youngberg shall be targeted on exterior enterprise growth whereas offering authorized management for the corporate’s international enterprise and was beforehand a companion on the Davis Agency. She was honored in Selection’s Energy of Girls listing in 2021.

    + Warner Chappell Music‘s Steve Butler has been named head of authorized and enterprise affairs for North America, overseeing the music writer’s U.S. (this consists of Nashville and U.S. Latin) and Canadian markets. Butler will proceed to report back to Peter Rosenthal, WCM’s government VP, international head of authorized and enterprise affairs.

    Butler has labored inside the WCM authorized and enterprise affairs workforce for greater than a decade, beginning as VP earlier than being promoted to senior VP. Throughout his time at WCM, he’s negotiated, closed, and managed offers with a spread of high-profile songwriters and artists throughout a number of genres, in addition to overseen acquisitions – together with the writer’s buy of David Bowie’s music catalog in early 2022.

    Mentioned Butler, “I like working throughout genres and attending to collaborate with our A&R groups right here within the U.S. and around the globe. Throughout my time at WCM, I’ve had the chance to work on offers with a spread of expertise, from Dan + Shay and Thomas Rhett to MAG and Marco Antonio Solís to Anderson .Paak and Kaleo to David Bowie. I look ahead to persevering with to companion with Man, Carianne, Peter, and the complete workforce so as to add much more distinctive songwriters to our roster.”

    + Les Twins, the duo {of professional} dancers and choreographers which might be at the moment on tour with Beyoncé, have teamed up with Youngsters Write Community (KWN) to lift consciousness about youth psychological well being by means of the KWN RISE for Psychological Well being Tour (RMH) with Les Twins.

    The tour, which mixes constructive psychology and dance, will make its debut within the U.S. in October on the Tempo Academy in Atlanta and can proceed to journey to varsities in key markets all through the 2023-2024 faculty 12 months. The KWN’s psychological well being program has been tailored into faculty curricula as it may be applied into any of the 4 artwork disciplines: writing, illustration, music, and now, with Les Twins, dance.

    The KWN has additionally employed Deloitte to scale its growing AI prototype so as to meet the demand of these trying to take part in this system. Deloitte’s Malik Deme, a worldwide funding and innovation incentives strategist, provides, “The embedded AI algorithm, TwinBot, will enhance cognitive efficiency and common well-being by mirroring the consumer’s greatest self, whereas offering structured and correct knowledge that educators, physicians and specialists can simply interpret to supply extra assist if wanted. This app may also permit speech-to-text recognition, motion evaluation and interpretation. This distinctive innovation will due to this fact amplify the influence that KWN has had prior to now, which will be demonstrated by the quite a few testimonies from colleges.”

    + For the primary time within the competition’s historical past, Rolling Loud has added two Latin artists Anuel AA and El Alfa to the Miami 2023 lineup. Historically an all-hip-hop occasion, Rolling Loud Miami welcomes the primary reggaeton and dembow artists to the lineup.

    The occasion, which shall be held on July 21-Twenty third at Arduous Rock Stadium, additionally options headliners A$AP Rocky, Travis Scott and Playboi Carti, plus 21 Savage, Lil Uzi Vert, Lil Durk, Ice Spice, Lil Yachty, Metropolis Women, Latto and lots of extra. The transfer comes simply because the competition has begun to broaden its multi-genre bookings with artists like PinkPantheress, Bryson Tiller, Turnstile, Foushée and YOVNGCHIMI, additionally becoming a member of the lineup.

    + ADA Worldwide, the unbiased label and artist companies arm of Warner Music Group, has partnered with unbiased report label Rostrum Data for a brand new deal that may see ADA cowl international distribution companies for Rostrum’s total label catalog and new releases.

    “Rostrum Data was based on a dedication to convey progressive, artist-first approaches to the music business,” stated Erika Montes, president of Rostrum Data. “20 years later, we’re excited to companion with the ADA workforce on a shared imaginative and prescient to deepen the assist and amplification of unbiased artists.”

    “Erika and the complete Rostrum workforce are trailblazers with a powerful monitor report of figuring out and growing a number of the greatest expertise throughout genres. Our intensive international community and collaborative method will assist broaden their attain, bringing Rostrum’s unbelievable artists and particular catalog to new and longtime followers around the globe,” added Cat Kreidich, president of ADA Worldwide. “We’re wanting ahead to working alongside a like-minded workforce of innovators to uplift a number of the greatest unbiased expertise.”