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By | Published on Tuesday 25 April 2023



Warner Music Singapore and Cross Ratio Entertainment have agreed a new worldwide distribution deal. “Cross Ratio Entertainment and our talented roster of artists are excited to be joining forces with Warner Music Singapore”, says the firm’s founder Dean Augustine. “It has always been our mission to grow and assist artists to break into the music industry in the region and across the world. We trust that through this collaboration, we can leverage on Warner Music’s strength, [and] regional and global expertise, to help us put the music of our homegrown artists on the map”.

Reach Music Publishing has acquired the recording and song rights in Judas Priest’s first two albums ‘Rocka Rolla’ and ‘Sad Wings Of Destiny’ from Gull Entertainments. “The acquisition of the masters and publishing for the albums ‘Rocka Rolla’ and ‘Sad Wings Of Destiny’ was a monumental opportunity for Reach Music, coming not long after Judas Priest’s induction into the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame”, says Reach Music boss Michael Closter.



Warner Music Latina has appointed Carlos ‘Charly’ Pérez as SVP Communications & Public Relations. “I’m very happy and grateful for this huge opportunity to become part of the Warner Music Latina team”, he says. “I’ll bring my experience to bear as we continue to evolve our company, enhancing our value proposition to artists, and positioning ourselves as a leader at the intersection of music and technology”.



The Featured Artists Coalition has announced a second year of the FAC Step Up Fund, supported by Amazon Music. Ten recipients will receive grants of £8000, as well as a year of FAC membership and other benefits. Artists or their managers can apply here from 9 May.

Youth Music has announced a new round of its NextGen Fun. Early-stage musicians and music creatives can apply for grants of up to £2,500. Apply here by 19 May.



Tom Dark has announced his departure from Warner Records after nineteen years to launch new media company Darkside Media, which will specialise in TV promotion and podcast production. “After nearly two decades in the Warner Music family, creating first-class TV and podcast campaigns, I’m looking forward to bringing my expertise to a whole new roster of artists and podcasters”, he says. “Our mission is to deliver must-see and must-hear moments that elevate artists and engage audiences”.



Yunè Pinku has released new single ‘Heartbeat’. New EP ‘Babylon IX’ is out on Friday.

The Used have released new single ‘Numb’, taken from new album ‘Toxic Positivity’, which is out on 19 May.



Raye has announced that she will perform at the Royal Albert Hall in London on 26 Sep, to record a live album. She will be backed by an orchestra and gospel choir for the occasion. Tickets go on sale tomorrow.

The Pigeon Detectives have announced UK tour dates in November. Tickets go on sale tomorrow. The band’s new album ‘TV Show’ is out on 7 Jul.

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