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BIG NIGHT FOR BANDIER, SONY/ATV AT BMI POP AWARDS
Downright iconic, actually. (5/15a)
ROLLING STONE'S YOUTUBE PROBLEM
Modern math. (5/21a)
PRIMARY WAVE LANDS WHITNEY HOUSTON
Holograms and musicals ahead. (5/20a)
SPOTIFY U.S. TOP 25: TYLER TAKEOVER
This one's got legs...four, to be exact. (5/21a)
BREVITY IS THE SEOUL OF WIT
The shit writes itself, but not in Korean. (5/15a)
THE DIVA PLAN
How pop stars from the pre-streaming era are finding a new groove.
RAINMAKERS RETURN
More of the folks who are making biz history now.
THE FUTURE OF ROCK & ROLL IS...
Hang on, we just need to throw this TV out the window.
AFTER COUNTRY TRAP
Is reggaeton death metal far behind?
Pub Crawling
PULSE POINTS
5/17/19

The ASCAP Pop Awards afforded much occasion for celebration by Team Pulse Music. The pubbery's writers earned four trophies (for “Havana,” “Girls Like You,” both co-penned by Starrah, G-Eazy’s “No Limit,” co-written by Earlly Mac and Foster the People’s “Sit Next to Me,” co-written by Josh Abraham, Oliver “Oligee” Goldstein and Johnnie Newman). Josh joined Scott Cutler, Maria Egan and his comrades for this sexy group shot. Later, a consortium of investors from the UAE bought the writers' share of the buffet table. Seen wishing we had a pulse are (l-r) Anne Preven, Steven Gringer, Derek Oxford, Ashley Saunders, Cutler, Lauren Bodin, Annie Aberle, Caitlin Lytle, Abraham, Ashley Calhoun, Cory Greenwell, Egan and ASCAP's Loretta Muñoz

"BREATH" CONTROL
5/16/19

Sony/ATV boss Jon Platt, savoring his Publisher of the Year win, joins pop-rock icon and honoree Sting at the BMI Pop Awards. SATV saw 28 of its writers honored over the course of the evening. Sting, meanwhile, was honored for the 15m radio plays earned by most-performed-ever song "Every Breath You Take," which, in fact, is played somewhere with every breath you take. Later, Cherry Cherry Boom Boom did a remix of this photograph. You can read more about the night at the story link below. Now, on to the massive group shot!


Seen (and sometimes obscured) flanking Platt after SATV was named Pubco of the Year for the fifth time in six years are (l-r) CFO Thomas Kelly, SVP Biz Dev John Pires, Prez/CEO Latin America and U.S. Latin Jorge Mejia, EVP Biz and Legal Peter Brodsky, Manager, A&R Danielle Middleton, Pres/Global Chief Marketing Officer Brian Monaco, SVP Global Human Resourcesx Elicia Felix-Hughey, Nashville chief Troy Tomlinson, Sr. Director, Creative Jennifer Drake, SVP/Co-Head West Coast Creative Jennifer Knoepfle, VP Creative Ian Holder, VP A&R Lou Al-Chamaa, SVP A&R/Head of East Coast A&R Rich Christina, SVP Biz & Legal Jonas Kant, Platt, SVP/Columbia Records Urban A&R Shawn Holiday, SVP A&R/Head of Research & Analytics Jacob Fain, BMI boss Mike O’Neill, SATV Co-Prez U.S. Danny Strick, Director A&R Nicholas Bral, VP Creative Tyler Childs, Sr. Manager, Int'l A&R Thomas Krottinger, SVP & Co-Head of West Coast Creative Amanda Hill, Managing Director, Scandinavia Johnny Tennander and BMI's Barbara Cane.

 

NEW HEADS AT SONY/ATV U.K.
5/16/19

This caption points out the obvious: The A&R guy, David Ventura is on the left, and the lawyer, Tim Major is on the right.

Jon Platt has unveiled his leadership team for Sony/ATV in the U.K., naming David Ventura and Tim Major co-Managing Directors, effective immediately, while promoting William Booth to EVP, Chief Operating Officer.

Ventura brings a background in A&R to the role, while Major adds legal expertise. The two take on the role of Guy Moot, who departed for Warner/Chappell in January.

“Our U.K. company is critical to the global success of Sony/ATV, so I am delighted to have two exceptionally experienced and talented executives leading it,” Platt said.

“David Ventura has a rare gift for A&R that brings out the best in our songwriters and builds enduring, successful careers. David’s abilities are complemented by Tim Major’s incisive legal skills and business acumen. I am confident that our U.K. team will deliver our strategy of making Sony/ATV the ultimate home for songwriters.”

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