One Liners: Warner Music, CAA, Harry Styles, more
By Andy Malt and Chris Cooke | Published on Tuesday 18 April 2017
Other notable announcements and developments today…
• Warner Music in the US has announced two appointments in the business development team headed up by Ole Obermann, who joined the mini-major from Sony late last year. Michael Drexler, formerly with collecting society BMI, becomes VP Digital Strategy & Corporate Development, and Allan Coye, previously with Viacom, has been named VP Digital Strategy & Business Development.
• Sony/ATV has promoted Guy Henderson to the job of President International. Based in London, he will oversee the music publishing major’s operations outside the Americas and the UK. Which isn’t quite international, but who’s counting?
• Talent agency CAA has partnered with CMC Capital Partners in China to launch a new Chinese venture to be called CAA China. The deal also includes a small investment by CMC into CAA at large, and the chair of the Chinese firm will join the agency’s board of directors.
• That Harry Styles will release his debut album on 12 May. And to prove this is no hollow threat, he posted some album artwork and a tracklisting last week. If we all buy it maybe he’ll be able to afford a jumper.
• Royal Blood will release their second album, ‘How Did We Get So Dark?’, on 16 Jun. Here’s new single ‘Lights Out’.
• J-pop duo FEMM will play the Islington Academy on 23 Apr. Get tickets.