Karol G, Teams with Interscope Records

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right after you succeed Biggest debut for an all-Spanish album by a female Latin artist, Carol G. You signed a new agreement with interscope. This move sees him leaving Universal Music Latino, but reinforcing a seven-year partnership with parent company Universal Music Group.

“Our partnership with Karol and her team stretches back to the beginning of her career and has been an exciting journey filled with incredible music,” said Sir Lucian Grainge, UMG president and CEO. “He is one of the most exciting artists in popular music today and we are honored that he has chosen to deepen his partnership with UMG for many more years to come.”

Karol later this year”tomorrow will be fine,” a chart-topping LP that debuted at the top of the Billboard 200. The set made a historic debut as the first all-Spanish recording to reach #1 by a female artist. All four of Karol’s studio albums topped the charts, but Colombian singer-songwriter “Mañana” was the first to hit the top 10.

“’Mañana Será Bonito’ marked a new era for me that came with many memorable milestones,” Karol said. “I am constantly amazed at the support my fans give me, which motivates me to do my best, and I am confident that this partnership with Interscope and their incredible team will help us continue to build and make history. I am excited to see what comes next.”

“Karol G is undoubtedly one of the most powerful, creative and dynamic artists in the world,” said John Janick, president and CEO of Interscope Geffen A&M Records. We are excited to welcome him into the IGA family and look forward to working with him and his team in the next phase of his incredible career.”

Karol’s manager, Noah Assad, added: “John, Nir and the entire team at Interscope have created the only platform of its kind that will enable Karol to serve its existing fan base while continuing to grow its audience around the world. We’re excited to start working with everyone at Interscope.”

Karol joins the roster of global and critically acclaimed US artists signed with the label, including Blackpink, Lana Del Rey, Lady Gaga, Kali Uchis, Selena Gomez and many more.

Nir Seroussi, Interscope’s vice president of the company’s Miami operation, comments: “Karol is one of the most talented, driven and intelligent artists I’ve ever worked with. He brings with him a world-class team of Noah Assad, Jessica Giraldo and Raymond Acosta, and we look forward to working with them to enhance Karol’s global legacy as an artist.”

Image above (LR): Sir Lucian Grainge, President and CEO of Universal Music Group; Karol G.; John Janick, President and CEO of Interscope Geffen A&M Records; Nir Seroussi, Vice President, Interscope Records

+ Universal Music Group Nashville you touched Amy Brown As the new VP of international marketing leading international strategy, creative connection and reach for artists in the label group that includes Capitol Records Nashville, EMI Records Nashville, MCA Nashville and Mercury Nashville.

Brown joined the Nashville team from his role as associate and senior director of corporate relations for UMG’s global marketing team. He began his journey at UMG as a university representative and has held various positions with the company for over 15 years, including artist development (Interscope Geffen A&M DreamWorks) and international label relations (Disney Music Group and Roc Nation).

“Ami has been an integral part of our International team for several years and we are now excited to have her expertise on our entire roster,” says Lori Christian, UMGN’s Vice President of Marketing. “Never before have so many of our artists toured internationally. With Ami’s leadership and passion for music and storytelling, there are no limits for our artists.”

+ Universal Music Group’s leading product and brand management company, bravadoannounces appointments today Alyssa Tobias as vice president of creative services; Bill Ashton As head of A&R; Keith Taperell as Vice President of global brand partnerships and energy marketing; And Kim Youngberg as head of law.

Tobias most recently served as senior VP of creativity at Live Nation Merchandise. Now, based in Los Angeles, he will report to Jesper Poulsen, chief executive of Bravado. Ashton’s newly created role will aim to identify and develop emerging artists through product and brand management. He was previously the general manager of Songkick.

Taperell also holds the title of new Vice President of global brand partnerships and energy marketing to drive campaigns across multiple categories and touchpoints with an emphasis on global fashion, streetwear and luxury brands. She joined Bravado in 2020 as vice president of UK sales and retail, where she led Bravado’s artist and fan engagement.

Youngberg will focus on external business development while providing legal leadership for the company’s global business and was previously a partner at Davis Firm. he is honored Variation‘S Women’s Power list in 2021.

+ Warner Chappell Music‘S Steve Butler appointed head of legal and commercial affairs for North America, overseeing the music publisher’s US (including Nashville and US Latin) and Canadian markets. Butler will continue to report to Peter Rosenthal, WCM’s executive vice president of legal and commercial affairs.

Butler worked on the WCM legal and business affairs team for over a decade, starting as Vice President before being promoted to Senior Vice President. During his time at WCM, he negotiated, closed and managed deals with a number of high-profile songwriters and artists in multiple genres, and also oversaw acquisitions, including the publisher’s acquisition of David Bowie’s music catalog in early 2022.

Butler said, “I love working across genres and collaborating with our A&R teams here, in the US and around the world. During my time at WCM, Dan + Shay and Thomas Rhett to MAG and Marco Antonio Solís, Anderson .Paak and Kaleo I look forward to continuing to partner with Guy, Carianne, Peter and the entire team to add even more outstanding songwriters to our roster.

+ Twins, Currently touring with Beyoncé, the duo of professional dancers and choreographers collaborated with the Kids Write Network (KWN) to raise awareness of youth mental health through the KWN RISE for Mental Health Tour (RMH) with Les Twins.

Combining positive psychology and dance, the tour will begin in the US at Pace Academy in Atlanta in October and will continue to travel to schools in key markets throughout the 2023-2024 school year. KWN’s mental health program has been adapted to the school curriculum as it can be applied to any of the four arts disciplines: writing, illustration, music, and now dance with Les Twins.

KWN has also hired Deloitte to scale its emerging AI prototype to meet demand from those who want to join the program. Malik Deme, a global investment and innovation incentive strategist at Deloitte, adds: “The embedded AI algorithm TwinBot will provide the structured and accurate data educators, physicians and professionals need, while reflecting the user’s best self to improve cognitive performance and overall well-being when needed. can easily interpret to provide additional support. This application will also allow speech-to-text recognition, motion analysis and interpretation. This unique innovation will therefore increase the influence that KWN has had in the past, which can be demonstrated by the large number of testimonies from schools.

+ For the first time in the history of the festival, roll out loud added two Latin artists anuel mm And alpha To the Miami 2023 squad. Traditionally a purely hip-hop event, Rolling Loud Miami invites the first reggaeton and dembow artists to the series.

The event, which will be held at the Hard Rock Stadium on July 21-23, will also include A$AP Rocky, Travis Scott and Playboi Carti, as well as 21 Savage, Lil Uzi Vert, Lil Durk, Ice Spice, Lil Yachty, City Girls. , Latto and much more. The move came as the festival began expanding its multi-genre bookings with the likes of Pink Pantheress, Bryson Tiller, Turnstile, Foushée, and YOVNGCHIMI joining the cast.

+ ADA WorldwidePartnered with independent label , the independent label and artist services arm of Warner Music Group Chair Records For a new deal that will see ADA cover Rostrum’s entire catalog of labels and global distribution services for new releases.

“Rostrum Records was founded on a commitment to bring innovative, artist-first approaches to the music industry,” said Erika Montes, president of Rostrum Records. “After 20 years, we are excited to partner with the ADA team in a shared vision to deepen and grow support for independent artists.”

“Erika and the entire Rostrum team are groundbreaking people with an impressive track record of identifying and developing some of the best talents across the genre. Our extensive global network and collaborative approach will help expand their reach by bringing Rostrum’s incredible artists and exclusive catalog to fans new and old around the world,” added Cat Kreidich, president of ADA Worldwide. “We look forward to working with a team of like-minded innovators to elevate some of the best independent talent.”

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