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ROCK HALL NOMS:
SWEET LITTLE 16
Todd's on the ballot. (10/15a)
TRAVIS' "ROOM" EARNS SECOND-BIGGEST BOW OF THE YEAR
Great Scott! (10/16a)
HIPGNOSIS SNAGS TIMBALAND CATALOG
Hits galore (10/16a)
TOP 20: ANOTHER FIGHT FOR #1?
Unexpected drama (10/16a)
GRAMMY CHEW:
BEST NEW ARTIST
An uber-competitive category (10/16a)
RIHANNA PREPARES TO RULE THE ROOST
What shoes go with dancehall?
WHAT'S NEXT FOR R&B?
How certain projects connect at streaming.
THE K-POP LANDSCAPE
농담은 한국어에서 더 잘 작동합니다.
THE NEW GRAMMY POWER
Change is nigh.
Pub Crawling
SMACK UPS THREE
10/15/19

Pictured l to r: Sam Sarno, Carly Sater, Molly Bouchon

Nashville publishing, management and artist development company SMACK has staffed up, promoting Sam Sarno and hiring Carly Sater and Molly Bouchon. The company is led by award-winning songwriters/producers Shane McAnally and Josh Osborne.

SMACK Publishing, home to top songwriters, artists and producers, has promoted Sarno to Creative Coordinator. Sarno joined SMACK in 2018 as Catalog Manager. She will expand her role alongside CCO Robin Palmer and Senior Creative Director Lee Krabel, and can be reached at [email protected].

In conjunction with Sarno’s promotion, Sater has been brought on as Catalog Manager. She will assist the creative team and oversee SMACK’s catalog of chart-topping hits. Sater comes to SMACK from Nashville-based 1220 Entertainment where she was Public Relations Assistant, and can be reached at [email protected].

Rounding out the new hires is Bouchon, who has joined as Director of Digital. Bouchon will oversee artists as well as SMACK’s social strategy, and act as a liaison with digital partners. Bouchon was formerly at Universal Music Group where she served as Senior Manager on the Global Streaming Marketing team, and can be reached at [email protected].

Photo: Ford Fairchild

PAGNOTTAPALOOZA
10/10/19

Guy Moot, Carianne Marshall and Team Warner Chappell celebrate the signing of pop-rock producer/tunesmith extraordinaire Tim Pagnotta to a global admin deal by posing for this mega-photo. Pagnotta has worked with blink-182, Weezer, Walk the Moon, Elle King and more; he co-wrote Weezer's latest single, "End of the Game," now Top 10 at Alternative radio. Just after this pic was snapped, manager Jason Bernard's beard pitched a topline idea. Seen savoring the high-holiday vibe in Boyle Heights are (bottom, l-r) WCM President of U.S. A&R Ryan Press, SVP A&R Greg Sowders, Pagnotta, Sr. Director of A&R Marc Wilson, Born and Raised Entertainment's Bernard, Co-Chair/CEO Moot, Sr. Director of Urban A&R Brandra Ringo; (top, l-r) Sr. Director A&R Wallace Joseph, Co-Chair/COO Marshall and A&R Manager, Pop Samantha Sklar

TEDDY STAYS IN THE FAMILY
10/10/19

Big Deal Music Group and Family Affair Productions have extended their global publishing deal with Teddy Geiger. Geiger has been with the company since 2014.

Geiger’s partnership with Shawn Mendes has yielded “Stitches,” “Treat You Better,” “Mercy,” “There’s Nothing Holdin’ Me Back,” “In My Blood,” “Lost In Japan” and “If I Can’t Have You.” 

Geiger has also written songs for Maroon 5, Anne-Marie, Leon Bridges, Christina Aguilera, One Direction, P!nk and others.

 “I’m so grateful to have everyone at Big Deal & Family Affair as partners in my career,” Geiger said. “It’s been life-changing to work with a team who truly understand, and care about creativity and I’m beyond excited for this next chapter.”

Kenny MacPherson CEO of Big Deal Music Group commented:  “Five years ago, we formed a unique partnership with our friends at Family Affair to sign one of the most unique young voices in music, Teddy Geiger.  She has accomplished so much in such a small amount of time.  I can’t wait to see and hear what’s next.”