UMcatalog section Universal Music Groupyou have been promoted Tim Plumley to the vice president of media and artist relations. It is located at the company’s Santa Monica headquarters and reports to Sujata Murthy, Vice President of media and artist relations.
“Tim is a key member of my communications team where he continues to develop innovative new ways to promote our artists and their projects across a wide variety of media outlets,” Murthy said. “Tim not only has the trust and respect of our managers and media members, but is seen as a true partner by our artists and management teams.”
Its cast at Ume includes Band/Robbie Robertson, Beach Boys, Ella Fitzgerald, Frank Zappa, George Harrison, Glen Campbell, Johnny Cash, John Coltrane, John Lennon, Louis Armstrong, Tom Petty, The Rolling Stones and others.
Prior to joining Ume in 2016, Plumley held public relations roles at New West Records, Shaker Maker PR, Ink Tank and Bridenthal & Associates.
+ Mel Carterjust started Second Estate Records named katie kay general manager and bye its head. Kay and Bellille will work together to spearhead the releases of rising Philadelphia rapper 2Rare and more, in partnership with Warner Records through Second Estate’s worldwide joint venture.
“Katie’s experience has given her a unique perspective on artist marketing and development, while Adise has a strong foundation in live music and entertainment,” said Steve Carless, president of Warner Records A&R. “Both are incredible additions to Mel Carter’s creative executive team. We look forward to what the Second Estate staff will achieve in 2023 and beyond.”
Kay and Bellille join the existing Second Estate team, which consists of chief operating officer Brittany Mortera; Fat Ricky, A&R; and Fame Combs, project manager.
Kay previously served as Vice President of Marketing at Cinematic Music Group, strategizing the releases of Flipp Dinero, Big Yavo, Cam’ron and more. Bellille founded New York-based nightlife hub Carefree Nation and operates hotspots such as Greenhouse NY, WIP (Work in Progress) and Kovo, in addition to the Oui Cocktail Lounge.
+ Songwriter and guitarist 1. Banton signed a global agreement with Sony Music Publishing. The Nigerian artist is best known for his work with Snelle, Maan and Emma Heesters, among others.
“We are excited about our collaboration with SMP Nigeria and the engagement with outstanding artist 1da Banton,” said Patrick Strauch and Marvin Lutz, managing director and A&R/creative manager, Sony Music Publishing Germany, respectively. “His passion for music and his unique voice drew us to him, and we are honored to support him on his journey to global success. This partnership represents our commitment to discovering and nurturing diverse talent from around the world, and we look forward to working with our colleagues at 1da Banton and Sony Music Publishing Nigeria to take their artistry even higher.”
Banton will release his EP “1da Shall Never End” next month, featuring producers 255, Rugged and Pimp. Banton first rose to fame with her debut single “Love Her Daily” in 2014.
+ paris hilton And Bruce Gersh‘S 11:11 Medium Hilton’s first main show, which will take place at the Fonda Theater in Los Angeles on June 7, kicks off its new music segment with the announcement of “Paris Hilton: Live in Concert.”
“My media company continues to expand and I’m very excited about the launch of 11:11 Media’s music division. “I’m in the studio to work on a brand new album that will start a new era in my music career,” Hilton said in a statement. “I am so excited for the fans to experience my first concert as a vocal artist and their guest performance will be legendary!”
Once the show Pride month kicks off, some of the ticket proceeds will go to GLAAD, an LGBTQ media advocacy organization. It marks the start of a series of events for the company that will include product launches and other surprises scheduled to take place by September.