Reggae legend Jimmy Cliff signs with ICM

Legendary reggae singer-songwriter jim cliff signed with ICM Partners for representation in all areas, the company announced on Wednesday. ICM plans to market the Rock and Roll Hall of Famer’s sequel to his classic 1972 film “The Harder They Come,” a documentary and memoir as well as his world tour, according to the announcement.

A native of Jamaica, holds the country’s highest honour, the Order of Merit, and along with Bob Marley is one of two Jamaican Rock and Roll Hall of Famers. He wrote songs such as ‘The Harder They Come’ – and starred in the movie of the same name – ‘Many Rivers to Cross’, ‘You Can Get It If You Really Want’ and ‘Beautiful People, Beautiful World’. Over the years his songs have been covered by the Rolling Stones, Bruce Springsteen, Elvis Costello and Annie Lennox; Bob Dylan called his song “Vietnam” “the greatest protest song ever written”.

In August 2021, Cliff released his latest single, “Human Touch,” and earlier this month performed at the Paul Simon Grammy Tribute in Los Angeles. It will release new material later this year.

+ Music recorded by Warner named mike shinodaco-founder of Linkin Park, as a Community Innovation Advisor. In this one-of-a-kind post, Shinoda, an early music tech adapter whose efforts have played a huge role in Linkin Park’s popularity and connection with its fan base, will work closely with the management teams and Warner Music’s business development team to help shape the company’s artist-centric approach to Web3.

Max Lousada, CEO of Warner Recorded Music, said: “At the core of our DNA at Warner, we start with the artist experience. A passionate creative who is deeply rooted in the rapidly changing world of Web3, Mike’s perspective here will be invaluable. As we continue to accelerate transactions and build our expertise across the company, we will together explore possibilities at the intersection of music and technology with thought and authenticity – for the benefit of our entire music community.

“There is no one-size-fits-all approach to Web3; each artist and community is unique,” ​​Shinoda added. “Warner has made solid first steps into this space, and I look forward to playing a part in exploring it further, helping artists create new opportunities and connecting with fans in unimaginable new ways.”

+ Based in Miami by Walter Kolm WK recordings announced three promotions: Pierina Jatem will assume the role of Director of Artist Strategy and Marketing, Anita Tillero as creative director and Kearie Reyes as Director of Sales and Digital Marketing, effective immediately.

Horacio Rodriguez, who assumed the role of CEO of WK Records last year, said in a statement: “Providing the best in class services to our artists and business partners is paramount to our business and I am confident that the experience and the leadership of Pierina, Kearie and Anita will be key to continuing to achieve our goals and moving our business forward.I am so grateful that these three talented professionals have chosen WK Records as their second home.

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Archives of the Republic named Danielle Award executive vice president, based at the label’s headquarters in New York. In this new role, Price will contribute to overall strategy, business development and brand expansion, while serving as part of the leadership team.

Most recently, Price was senior vice president of business and legal affairs at 10K Projects, where she led the business affairs of Trippie Redd, Iann Dior, Internet Money, Surfaces and others. She also served as interim Chief Operating Officer, overseeing day-to-day operations of the company with direct oversight of business and legal affairs, A&R administration, human resources and finance.

Previously, she ran LaPolt Law’s hip-hop music division, representing Nicki Minaj, 21 Savage, Megan Thee Stallion, Tinashe and others alongside the firm’s team; and began her career as an attorney in the legal affairs department of Warner Music Group.

Republic CEO and Co-Founder Monte Lipman said, “Danielle’s keen business acumen, creative vision and extensive legal background are proven ingredients for a brilliant executive. His fresh perspective and unique talents will be a tremendous addition to our team of extraordinary executives. »

+ Capitol Christian Music Group named Phil Thorton senior vice president, reporting to the company’s co-presidents – Brad O’Donnell and Hudson Plachy. Thorton will work from the group’s headquarters in Nashville.

In her newly created position, Thornton will handle new business development – ​​signing talent and managing media partnerships and tours on behalf of Capitol CMG artists.

According to O’Donnell and Plachy, “We are delighted to welcome Phil to the Capitol CMG team. He has an incredible track record for finding, developing and breaking into artists and an entrepreneurial approach that we know will benefit our entire roster.

Prior to joining Capitol CMG, Thornton was Senior Vice President/General Manager of RCA Inspiration – the Nashville-based gospel music label that operates under Sony Music’s Provident Music Group – a position he had held since 2016. Among his many projects under RCA – Thornton signed a deal with Mariah Carey to release “Fall In Love At Christmas” with Khalid and Kirk Franklin; he paired HER and Tauren Wells for the GRAMMY nominated “Hold Us Together (Hope Mix)” and collaborated with The Orchard to sign Tribl Records.

+ Host of the national iHeartRadio program – “The Bobby Bones Show” – Bobby Bones will receive his honorary doctorate from the University of Arkansas on May 14 at Bud Walton Arena.

Bones began his career as a teenager on central Arkansas’ station 105.9 KLAZ – an experience that germinated the Arkansas native’s devotion to his home state. Bones is a benefactor of the Razorback Foundation as a member of “Cardinal and White”, an organization that supports student-athlete scholarships. Additionally, he offers annual scholarships to selected students and provides shoes and uniforms for high school athletic programs in his hometown.

His TV series for National Geographic, “Breaking Bobby Bones,” is now streaming on Disney+. He was also the official in-house mentor for ABC’s “American Idol,” won Season 27 of ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars,” and is the host and executive producer of Circle Network’s “Opry.”

monday april 18

Stem received $20 million in funding, led by QED investors and supported by Block, Inc. — a technology and financial services company. Previous investors include Slow Ventures and Quality Control. According to the announcement, the investment will fund Stem’s launch of a range of tools to help artists, labels, songwriters, producers and managers calculate royalties and process payments.

“It’s silly that labels still send paper statements to artists multiple times a year,” Stem CEO Milana Lewis said in a statement. “We believe labels should have a dashboard that tells them how much they’ve invested and shows their artists and collaborators when they can expect to be paid. We brought that experience to life for our clients, and now we want to give everyone the experience they deserve.

QED Founding Partner Frank Rotman added, “Milana’s vision for the future of music payments promises to disrupt the status quo and empower artists, labels and creators of all sizes. . We are excited to have Stem join our portfolio of fintech innovators and offer our years of expertise to support the growth of fintech businesses,”

+ Fonovisa, Universal Music Latino and Sinaloan group Enigma Norteño have renewed their ten-year partnership, the companies announced. The quintet has collaborated with other artists in the industry, including Pancho Barraza, Régulo Caro and many others. Their song “El Flaquito” reached number five on the TikTok Mexico chart.

Antonio Silva, General Manager of Fonovisa Disa USA/Mexico, said: “We celebrate the confidence that Enigma Norteño has in this team, it is a group that any record company wants to have and they are honoring us by renewing their contract with Fonovisa. Enigma Norteño is a group that never ceases to surprise its audience and we are committed to working day after day on this project to continue growing together.

+ SiriusXM announced several new members of its brand and consumer marketing organization: Rolanda Gaines joined as VP of experiential and partnership marketing, Tatiana Holifield as Vice President of Digital Content and Audience Engagement, and Joe Hanna as Senior Director of Brand and Platform Partnerships. All three will report to SiriusXM’s senior vice president of brand and consumer marketing, Kimberly K. Wilson.

“After a groundbreaking year, we are at a pivotal moment here at SiriusXM and the caliber of talent we bring will surely help us expand our leadership position in the audio space,” Wilson said.