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HITS LIST: SIGNS OF A
WHOLE NEW DEAL
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Recalibrating for changing tastes. (1/15a)
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ACADEMY AND DUGAN
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A messy divorce nears its resolution. (1/15a)
RAINMAKERS
Bring your umbrella.
GRAMMYS: WHERE TO FROM HERE?
After the snubs, the show.
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MOVING THE NEEDLE
When vaccination schedules and touring schedules meet.
Pub Crawling
JAMIE JAMS WITH SONY/ATV
1/13/21

Pianist and singer/songwriter Jamie Cullum has signed a global publishing agreement with Sony/ATV.

It’s a homecoming for Cullum who signed his first publishing deal 18 years ago with EMI, now owned by Sony/ATV.

“Whilst I have had a long and interesting journey as a songwriter, I do feel like I’m entering a new phase in the body of work I’m creating, said Cullum, who has recorded mor than a half-dozen albums for Universal Music labels. “I know and respect the team at Sony/ATV and I’m excited to explore with them the possibilities of where we can use my songs not only within my own recorded output but also for other artists and in film, theatre, computer games and beyond.”

One of the U.K.’s top jazz artists/songwriters, known for crafting hit songs across genres and collaborating with prominent talent such as Paul McCartney, Pharrell Williams and Kendrick Lamar.

KT TUNSTALL CHERRY PICKS THE WAVE
1/12/21

Grammy and Mercury Prize-nominated singer/songwriter KT Tunstall has inked a publishing agreement with Primary Wave.

Under the deal, the pubco has also acquired a 50% share of all royalties from Tunstall’s catalog, including Grammy-nominated “Black Horse and the Cherry Tree” and Ivor Novello-winning “Suddenly I See” from her debut album Eye to the Telescope, as well as “Other Side of the World.”

Tunstall will also have access to the pubco’s entire marketing team and publishing infrastructure, which includes Film/TV and digital strategy teams, as well as their licensing and sync departments. 

“I have been a fan of KT from the moment I saw her first showcase at Virgin Records in 2005,” shared Primary Wave’s CEO & Founder, Larry Mestel. “KT is a rare songwriting talent who writes songs that move you with a story. We are honored to have her in the family.”

Tunstall added, “It is absolutely re-energizing in today’s challenging music landscape to connect creatively with Primary Wave and to discover our mutual joy for the craft of songwriting, and still hold it in greatest of respect.”

DEWAYNE ECTOR HEADS DOWNTOWN
1/7/21

Downtown Music Holdings has appointed Dewayne Ector to the newly created position of Chief Revenue Officer.

Ector will report to and work closely with Downtown’s Chief Commercial Officer, Tracy Maddux, and continue to be based in London.

In his new role, Ector will oversee the negotiation and maximization of revenue from digital licenses covering all rights types represented across Downtown’s business units.

The appointment follows his tenure leading Downtown-owned subsidiary Songtrust as Global Head of Partner Relations and Income Tracking. 

“Dewayne’s knowledge and command of the complicated global royalties landscape and his commitment to both clients and colleagues make him ideal for this important role," shared Downtown CEO Justin Kalifowitz

“I couldn’t be more honoured and humbled to be entrusted with the responsibility of ensuring the digital use of songs belonging to Downtown’s diverse and ever-increasing clientele across the entire group are properly valued,” added Ector.

During Ector’s time at Songtrust, the company expanded its direct affiliations to 60 different collection societies and rights organizations covering royalty collections in 216 different countries, roughly 90% of the globe, as well as increased royalty payments to clients.

Prior to joining Songtrust in early 2019, Ector served as Head of International for AMRA and spent eight years with PRS for Music in the U.K. With over 20 years of experience in the music industry, Ector began his career working as a producer and studio engineer.