One Liners: Aldious, ASCAP, Imagem, more
By Andy Malt | Published on Thursday 16 March 2017
Other notable announcements and developments today…
• Japanese metal band Aldious have signed to JPU Records to release their first international album, ‘Radiant A’. “We seem to have a growing number of fans overseas”, says drummer Marina. “One Japanese TV show followed such a fan who came to Japan to see us live, that’s when we started to realise our music was reaching much further than we expected”. The album is out this Friday. From it, this is ‘Sweet Temptation’.
• US collecting society ASCAP has promoted Elizabeth Rodda to VP International Affairs. “Liz has proved herself”, says ASCAP CEO Elizabeth Matthews.
• Music publisher Imagem has announced artist manager Sara Lord as its new Global Head Of Creative Services. “I have worked with Imagem”, says Lord. “We’ll look at partnerships with brands”, adds Imagem UK CEO John Minch.
• Mark Goodier’s Wise Buddah company has announced Tim Hammond has its new Managing Director. “I’m very confident “, says Goodier. “I’m THRILLED”, adds Hammond.
• The Kinks’ Dave Davies and his son Russ have collaborated on their first album together, ‘Open Road’, which will be out on 31 Mar. From it, this is ‘Slow Down’.