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By and | Published on Wednesday 25 May 2022

Amanda Shires


PPL PRS Ltd – the joint public performance licensing venture operated by UK collecting societies PPL and PRS – has appointed Helen Sachdev as its new Chair. She replaces Theresa Robson-Capps. “I feel very privileged to take on this role”, says Sachdev. “PPL PRS Ltd plays such a critical part in enabling businesses to easily access wonderful music, whilst ensuring our very talented music creators and rights-holders are recognised and rewarded for providing it”.

Madelaine Napoleone has been appointed VP Marketing at Warner Music Canada. She joins from Universal Music Canada, where she was Senior Director Of Marketing. “I’m excited to be joining Warner Music Canada and being part of the next chapter of its evolution”, she says. “I want to support the brilliant marketing team and help them focus on creative ideas, long-term strategies and artist specific goals”.

Tanya Keogh has joined music and cultural PR agency Huxley as Strategy Director. “Huxley’s vision is uncompromising with impeccable taste on what hits culturally”, she says. “I am absolutely delighted to join this powerful team and share my cross-industry experience and strategic approach”.

Universal Music’s Island Records in the US has promoted Nick Barr to VP A&R And Creative Strategy. He was named General Manager of the label at the beginning of the year. “I’m not only humbled by this opportunity, but also extremely excited for my next chapter with Island Records”, he says. “I grew up on a lot of Island Records artists, many of which helped shape who I am and what music I listen to today”.

Artist management group Three Six Zero has appointed Tim Pithouse – previously with The Orchard – as its President Of Central Services, which will see him overseeing marketing, brand endorsement, streaming and creative activities, and a load of Web3 nonsense too.



Amanda Shires has released new single ‘Hawk For The Dove’. Her new album, ‘Take It Like a Man’, is out on 29 Jul.

Rico Nasty has released new single ‘Intrusive’.

Kelley Stoltz has released new single ‘We Grew So Far Apart’. His new album, ’The Stylist’, is out on 10 Jun. He’ll also be playing shows around the UK in June and July.



Deaf Havana have announced UK tour dates in November, including shows at the Manchester Academy and London Roundhouse. Tickets go on sale on Thursday.

Mallrat has announced headline UK dates in August and September, including shows at Heaven in London and King Tuts in Glasgow. Next week she begins a tour supporting Conan Gray.

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