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KOBALT GETS A LITTLE LOUDER
12/13/17

Kobalt Music has signed a worldwide creative and publishing deal with Eric Church's Little Louder that will cover future works along with the entire back catalog. 

Formed by Arturo Buenahora and Eric Church, Little Louder's roster includes Casey Beathard, Luke Dick, Oscar Charles, Jeff Hyde, Haley GeorgiaRyan Tyndell and other talented writers.

Kobalt's creative team will be pitching songs for placements on various records and providing assistance on key sync projects, in addition to offering collaboration and co-write opportunities.

"Eric Church is more than a singer-songwriter, he is a force to be reckoned with in the music business," said Kobalt's Chief Creative Officer, Sas Metcalfe. "He is the type of musician that really transforms his energy and passion into the musical projects he creates. Little Louder is no different and we are excited to support the company's talented roster across the globe."

ALLEGRA WILLIS KNERR UPPED TO VP AT BMG
12/12/17

Allegra Willis Knerr is moving up to VP Film and TV Licensing at BMG; she was previously Senior Director of the department. 

Now responsible for overseeing day-to-day operations and direction of the newly restructured BMG U.S. Film & TV Licensing department, Knerr will continue to be responsible for driving output of the sync licensing team. She'll be reporting directly to Global EVP Licensing & Marketing Patrick Joest, and work alongside Alex Flores, who oversees U.S. Film & TV Marketing.

“With Allegra’s profound knowledge of both the Film & TV licensing business and the company’s catalog, she has been instrumental in constantly delivering on BMG’s commitment of being an exceptionally transparent and fair service provider to artist and sync clients alike," said Joest. "Over the last years she has played an invaluable part of building and growing the U.S. Film & TV Licensing team to what it is today and we are confident this success story is going to continue.”

ON HER MAJESTY'S SECRET SERVICE
12/12/17

Guy Moot and Team Sony/ATV U.K. celebrate inking songwriter Jamie Scott, who’s been responsible for hits by Major Lazer/Justin Bieber, One Direction, Rag’n’Bone Man, Niall Horan and others. Later, everyone popped by the London offices of the Secret Grammy Committee, where they were served tea and bickies while blindfolded. Seen wondering if Brexit will be negotiated in our lifetimes are (l-r) SATV’s Tim Major and David Ventura, manager Rick Wilson, Scott, Moot, attorney/Russells Music Department head Gavin Maude and SATV’s Peter Smith.