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One Liners: Kobalt, Ed Sheeran, Niall Horan, more

By and | Published on Friday 5 May 2017

Niall Horan

Other notable announcements and developments today…

• Kobalt has promoted former BMGer Laurent Hubert to the role of President, he having joined the firm last year. He replaces Richard Sanders who will depart Castle Kobalt next month. A number of other senior execs have also been promoted.

• BMG has promoted Daniel Lee to VP Creative of BMG Nashville. “This promotion is well-deserved”, says EVP of the Nashville office Kos Weaver.

• The production music division of Warner/Chappell in the US has announced the recruitment of Steve Swenson to the role of Director Of Licensing.

• VMS has announced two new appointments. The live firm is bringing in Isla Miskelly as Commercial Manager, and Sarah-Louise Jones as Promoters Assistant.

• Ed Sheeran has now released the video for novelty single ‘Galway Girl’. It made me want chips.

• Niall Horan of ‘being Niall Horan from One Direction’ fame has released a new single, ‘Slow Hands’.

• Fifi Rong is back with a new single, ‘The Same Road’. “There is a stark contrast between musically driven, upbeat energy and heavier lyrical content, reflecting my inner resistance of moving three steps forward and two steps back, and the determination to break through negative cycles”, she says of the song.

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