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By | Published on Tuesday 29 March 2022

Concert For Ukraine


Copyright hub ICE has recruited Govinda Fichtner as CTO. He joins from web hosting company IONOS. “With over fifteen years experience in building cloud-based solutions, I am really looking forward to applying this experience to create a very strong technology foundation for the future of ICE”, he says.

The music licensing platform for online creators, Lickd, has announced a number of recent hires including Jon Bowman, who moves over from Nintendo to become E-commerce Director; Roshni Patel – formerly of Universal Music, though most recently with Skin + Me – who becomes Finance Director; and marketing consultant Olly Lynch who becomes Marketing Director.

Music licensing and rights management platform Synchtank has appointed Janet Kirker as Chief Product Officer. “This is such a pivotal time for the entertainment industry, particularly when it comes to managing IP”, she says. “You must be smart and nimble, and Synchtank is both. I’m excited to help build upon the company’s reputation as the leading B2B SaaS solution for the music, media, and production entertainment sectors”.

Round Hill Music Nashville has appointed Mike Whelan to the position of Senior Vice President and General Manager. “Mike is a proven senior executive with a stellar track record of success”, says CEO Josh Gruss. “He is highly respected within the music industry and we are proud to have him on our team”.



Music collaboration and data app Session has announced the launch of new video podcast ‘In Session With…”, which will feature interviews with a variety of music industry figures, including promoter Harvey Goldsmith, singer-songwriter Laura White, session drummer Joe Lazarus, producer and songwriter Steph Marziano, and Abbey Road mastering engineer Christian Wright. Episode one is live now. Here’s a trailer.



Willow has released the video for ‘Purge’, featuring Siiickbrain. The song will hit audio streaming services on Friday.

Meg Myers has released new single ‘HTIS’, from her new album ‘Children Of Light II’, which is out on 6 May. “’HTIS’ was inspired by becoming more acquainted with my subconscious mind”, she says. “It’s about taking off the mask, exposing the insecurities and imperfections, and allowing it all to be OK”.



Anne-Marie and Paloma Faith have been added to the line-up of tonight’s Concert For Ukraine, which will air live on ITV and STV.

Roxy Music have announced that they will tour together for the first time in eleven years this autumn to mark their 50th anniversary. In the UK they will play Hydro in Glasgow on 10 Oct, the AO Arena in Manchester on 12 Oct and The O2 in London on 14 Oct.

The Gaslight Anthem have announced that they will tour the UK and Ireland in August this year, kicking off with a performance at Wembley Arena in London on 18 Aug.

The Pretty Reckless will tour the UK for the first time in five years this October and November, finishing at Brixton Academy on 5 Nov.

Chloe Moriondo has announced UK tour dates in August, kicking off at Heaven in London on 24 Aug. Her new EP, ‘Puppy Luv’, is out on 8 Apr. From it, this is ‘Sammy’.



The nominations have been announced for this year’s Music Producers Guild Awards, which take place on 9 Jun. Up for the big old Producer Of The Year prize are Dave Eringa, Inflo and Marta Salogni. Check all the shortlists here.

Check out our weekly Spotify playlist of new music featured in the CMU Daily – updated every Friday.

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