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NEW VENTURES: Warner Music Launches $650 Million Investment Platform With Equity Firm ProvidenceWarner Music Group has p...
12/11/2019
Warner Music Launches $650 Million Investment Platform With Equity Firm Providence

NEW VENTURES: Warner Music Launches $650 Million Investment Platform With Equity Firm Providence

Warner Music Group has partnered with private equity firm Providence to launch a new catalog investment platform called Tempo Music Investments. According to a press release, Tempo begins life with $650 million in equity and debt capacity — most of that coming from Providence.

“More than ever before, the long-lasting value of music is being recognized outside the music industry,” commented Stu Bergen, CEO, International and Global Commercial Services, WMG. “We’ll be devoted stewards of these amazing catalogs created by songwriters and recording artists across the globe, and WMG is very happy to be partnering with Providence in this pioneering venture.”

WMG will be handling administration for publishing and distribution for recorded music, while Influence Media Partners, a rights management company founded by Lylette Pizarro McLean and co-managed by music industry veteran Lynn Hazan, has been enlisted to manage the assets in the Tempo portfolio and explore further investment opportunities.

https://www.billboard.com/articles/business/8545860/warner-music-group-providence-tempo-music-investments

Warner Music Group has partnered with private equity firm Providence to launch a new catalog investment platform called Tempo Music Investments.

SOLD!: Sony Pictures Television Buys Children’s Animation Company Silvergate Media for $195 MillionSony Pictures Televis...
12/11/2019
Sony Pictures Television Buys Silvergate Media for $195 Million

SOLD!: Sony Pictures Television Buys Children’s Animation Company Silvergate Media for $195 Million

Sony Pictures Television (SPT) has acquired Silvergate Media, a company that focuses on developing, producing and licensing children’s animation, for $195 million.

The independent media company was owned by its own management team as well as Los Angeles-based investment firm Shamrock Capital. Silvergate, which has ownership in “Octonauts” and TV’s “Peter Rabbit,” has offices in New York and London.

Under the terms of the deal, SPT gets 100% of Silvergate Topco Limited, which includes a 49% interest in a joint venture with Beijing-based Wanda Group. Wanda technically holds the rights to “Octonauts.” Additionally, Sony Pictures Entertainment gets a minority stake in Silvergate BP Bidco Limited, which produces the “Peter Rabbit” television series.

https://www.thewrap.com/sony-pictures-television-buys-silvergate-media-for-195-million/

Sony Pictures Television has acquired Silvergate Media, a company that focuses on developing, producing and licensing children's animation, for $195 million

EXECUTIVE MOVES: Aya Kanai replaces Anne Fulenwider as Marie Claire’s new editor-in-chiefHearst taps new publishing dire...
12/11/2019
Aya Kanai replaces Anne Fulenwider as Marie Claire’s new editor-in-chief

EXECUTIVE MOVES: Aya Kanai replaces Anne Fulenwider as Marie Claire’s new editor-in-chief

Hearst taps new publishing director for Elle and Marie Claire
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Marie Claire editor-in-chief Anne Fulenwider is out after a seven-year run and is being replaced by Heart’s fashion chief.

Hearst execs searched inside and outside the company before deciding on Aya Kanai, sources said of the switch, which has been rumored to be coming for weeks.

Kanai has been fashion director of Hearst Magazines since 2016, overseeing coverage for Cosmopolitan, Women’s Health, Seventeen, Good Housekeeping and Woman’s Day. She’s also been involved in fashion coverage for digital sites for Harper’s Bazaar, Town & Country, Esquire and O, The Oprah Magazine.

https://nypost.com/2019/12/09/aya-kanai-replaces-anne-fulenwider-as-marie-claires-new-editor-in-chief/

Marie Claire editor-in-chief Anne Fulenwider is out after a seven-year run and is being replaced by Heart’s fashion chief. Hearst execs searched inside and outside the company before deciding on Ay…

CAREER OPPORTUNITY: VP, Concerts - Disney Music GroupBurbank, CAThe Music Business and Legal Affairs department of the D...
12/11/2019

CAREER OPPORTUNITY: VP, Concerts - Disney Music Group
Burbank, CA

The Music Business and Legal Affairs department of the Disney Music Group is seeking an exceptional music executive with a minimum of 12 years of experience in the music and/or concert licensing and production-related areas, with a strong business acumen, strategic vision and an ability to target operating income growth. The ideal candidate must have excellent communication, negotiation, drafting and analytical skills and must be able to make quick decisions, simultaneously understand the “business development,” “business affairs” and “legal affairs” perspectives in evaluating a particular course of action, and work comfortably and efficiently in a fast paced environment.

https://jobs.disneycareers.com/job/burbank/vp-concerts/391/14444027

SPORTS: NHL plans platform for whistleblowers of abuse, training programThe NHL will create a platform for whistleblower...
12/10/2019
NHL to launch whistleblower platform, training

SPORTS: NHL plans platform for whistleblowers of abuse, training program

The NHL will create a platform for whistleblowers and an annual training program on diversity and inclusion in response to recent abuse scandals in its coaching community, commissioner Gary Bettman announced at the league's board of governors meeting on Monday in Pebble Beach.

"Our message is unequivocal: We will not tolerate abusive behavior of any kind," he said.

The resignation of Calgary Flames coach Bill Peters, after two former players came forward with abuse allegations, was the catalyst for these new efforts. Former NHL player Akim Aliu alleged that Peters used racist language toward him when they were with the AHL Rockford Ice Hogs in 2009-10, and his story was corroborated by multiple teammates. Former Carolina Hurricanes defenseman Michal Jordan said that when Peters coached in Carolina, he kicked him and punched another unnamed player in the head. Hurricanes coach Rod Brind'Amour, an assistant under Peters, corroborated that incident.

https://www.espn.com/nhl/story/_/id/28262966/nhl-plans-platform-whistleblowers-abuse-training-program

NHL commissioner Gary Bettman announced at the league's board of governors meeting that the league plans to create a platform for whistleblowers and an annual training program in response to recent abuse scandals in its coaching community.

ARTS: San Francisco Opera Names First Female Music DirectorA man walks along Van Ness Avenue across the street from Loui...
12/10/2019
San Francisco Opera Names First Female Music Director

ARTS: San Francisco Opera Names First Female Music Director

A man walks along Van Ness Avenue across the street from Louise M. Davies Symphony Hall, left, and War Memorial Opera House in San Francisco.

The San Francisco Opera has named conductor Eun Sun Kim its new music director, ushering the first woman into the job in the company’s history.

The 39-year-old Kim will become the company’s music director designate effective immediately and take on the position permanently in August, conducting Beethoven’s “Fidelio” when the 2020-21 season opens, the company said Thursday.

“From my very first moments at San Francisco Opera, I felt this was home,” Kim said in a statement. She said she found “an unusual feeling of open collaboration” across the company and was honored to take on the new role.

https://www.billboard.com/articles/business/8545591/eun-sun-kimsan-francisco-opera-first-female-music-director

The San Francisco Opera has named conductor Eun Sun Kim its new music director, ushering the first woman into the job in the company’s history.

POP CULTURE: The Beatles are popping-up with a store in New YorkThe Beatles are getting on board the pop-up shop express...
12/10/2019
The Beatles are popping-up with a store in New York

POP CULTURE: The Beatles are popping-up with a store in New York

The Beatles are getting on board the pop-up shop express.

The Thread Shop, Sony Music Entertainment’s merchandising division, announced the opening of a Beatles holiday pop-up in New York’s SoHo neighborhood. The store, open from Dec. 11 through Dec. 22, will feature exclusive Beatles-themed gifts, including licensed clothing, accessories, toys and other branded products such as turntables. A Beatles pinball machine is also in the lineup.

The Beatles shop is about 1,200 sq. ft. and is filled with Instagrammable moments, with a façade wrapped in Beatles imagery, reported Women’s Wear Daily. The interior decor includes an Abbey Road floor decal leading shoppers from the entrance into the space. Three vignettes are themed from Beatles albums’ “Yellow Submarine,” “Sgt. Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band” and “The White Album.” The shop also features a Sixties lounge, a gift wrap station (called Help! with Beatles gift wrap), a drum set reflecting The Beatles’ first TV appearance, and an authentic U.K. phone booth, the report said.

https://chainstoreage.com/beatles-are-popping-store-new-york

The Beatles are getting on board the pop-up shop express.

EXECUTIVE MOVES: Academy of Country Music Names Damon Whiteside CEONearly seven months after Pete Fisher announced his r...
12/10/2019
Academy of Country Music Names Damon Whiteside CEO

EXECUTIVE MOVES: Academy of Country Music Names Damon Whiteside CEO

Nearly seven months after Pete Fisher announced his resignation as head of the Academy of Country Music, a new CEO has been announced. Damon Whiteside will exit his role as chief marketing officer of the Nashville-based Country Music Association to sign on for the top job at the L.A.-based ACM.

Whiteside will step in as CEO Jan. 6, assuming leadership from RAC Clark, who became executive interim director upon Fisher’s resignation May 20. Clark has produced the organization’s annual prime-time awards show since 1999.

Whiteside is only the third CEO the Academy of Country Music has had in its 55-year history.

“Damon joining the ACM is exactly what the Academy needs right now,” Clark said in a statement. “I’ve been part of the ACM Awards since 1979, and I can’t wait to pass along everything I can to Damon from my experience as an ACM board member, interim executive director and executive producer of the telecast.”

https://variety.com/2019/music/news/academy-of-country-music-damon-whiteside-ceo-1203429801/

Nearly seven months after Pete Fisher announced his resignation as head of the Academy of Country Music, a new CEO has been announced. Damon Whiteside will exit his role as chief marketing officer …

CAREER OPPORTUNITY: Vice President, Ticketing Strategy - Major League Baseball New York City, NYThe VP, Ticketing Strate...
12/10/2019
Opportunities | MLB Careers

CAREER OPPORTUNITY: Vice President, Ticketing Strategy - Major League Baseball
New York City, NY

The VP, Ticketing Strategy will sit in our Ticketing department, and be responsible for devising and executing strategies to drive ticket sales across all MLB Clubs. This is a highly visible role and involves heavy interaction with individual team clubs to support and complement current ticketing commerce strategies.

https://www.mlb.com/careers/opportunities?gh_jid=1967053

Job opportunities at Major League Baseball.

FESTIVALS: Palm Springs Film Fest: 'JoJo Rabbit,' Foreign-Language Oscar Candidates, Oliver Sacks Doc Join LineupThe 202...
12/10/2019
Home | Palm Springs International Film Festival

FESTIVALS: Palm Springs Film Fest: 'JoJo Rabbit,' Foreign-Language Oscar Candidates, Oliver Sacks Doc Join Lineup

The 2020 Palm Springs International Film Festival will open with the Italian comedy An Almost Ordinary Summer and screen 51 submissions for best international feature at the Oscars, among many other titles, the festival announced Tuesday.

The event, which will run from Jan. 3 to Jan. 12, 2020, will close with the Peter Cattaneo dramedy Military Wives, feature a special sidebar for Italian film and play host to authors whose books were adapted into the films Hustlers, JoJo Rabbit and Motherless Brooklyn (it will also screen those films). One hundred eighty-eight films in total will play across the festival, from 81 countries. The festival will include seven world premieres, six North American and 33 U.S. premieres.

"It’s an extraordinary pleasure to be sharing this year’s festival lineup with the world, my first as Artistic Director,” PSIFF Artistic Director Lili Rodriguez said in a statement of the lineup.

https://www.psfilmfest.org/

FASHION RETAIL: Lord & Taylor is plotting its comeback under new owner Le Tote, starting with a SoHo pop-up shopUnder it...
12/10/2019
Lord & Taylor is plotting its comeback under new owner Le Tote, starting with a SoHo pop-up shop

FASHION RETAIL: Lord & Taylor is plotting its comeback under new owner Le Tote, starting with a SoHo pop-up shop

Under its new owner, clothing rental company Le Tote, Lord & Taylor will have a pop-up shop in SoHo this holiday season.
Le Tote co-founder Brett Northart says his team’s goals include going after younger customers and introducing more people to the concept of renting clothes.

The Lord & Taylor brand is making its return to New York, after its iconic flagship store on Fifth Avenue went dark earlier this year, following more than a century in business.

Under its new owner, rental service Le Tote, Lord & Taylor will open a pop-up shop in the SoHo neighborhood of Manhattan, at 138 Wooster Street, from Dec. 11 through Christmas Eve. The shop, clocking in at about 2,400 square feet, is just a fraction of what used to be roughly 700,000 square feet of dresses, hand bags and shoes that Lord & Taylor operated on Fifth Avenue.

Le Tote completed its acquisition of Lord & Taylor from Hudson’s Bay for $100 million in cash earlier this year. Hudson’s Bay still owns the department store chain’s real estate, but Le Tote received three years of free rent for 38 locations, with five stores planned to shut.

https://www.cnbc.com/2019/12/09/lord-taylor-under-owner-le-tote-opens-soho-holiday-pop-up-shop.html

The Lord & Taylor brand is making its return to New York, after its iconic flagship store on Fifth Avenue went dark earlier this year, following more than a century in business.

#WINNING: #PayUpHollywood: Verve Talent and Literary Agency Gives Assistants 25-40% Pay RaiseVerve Talent and Literary A...
12/10/2019
#PayUpHollywood: Verve Talent and Literary Agency Gives Assistants 25-40% Pay Raise

#WINNING: #PayUpHollywood: Verve Talent and Literary Agency Gives Assistants 25-40% Pay Raise

Verve Talent and Literary Agency has given its assistants and mailroom staff a 25 to 40 percent raise in response to the #PayUpHollywood movement.

In an email sent to the company on Monday, the agency’s partners announced that the new hourly rates will be $17.50 for mailroom staff, $18.50 for assistants, and $20 for “experienced assistants.” The raises, which go into effect on Jan. 1, 2020, will impact at least 30 assistants and a pool of 10 mailroom/floater employees, a Verve spokesperson told The Wrap.

The changes come after an internal survey that the agency conducted last month in direct response to the #PayUpHollywood movement.

https://www.thewrap.com/payuphollywood-verve-talent-and-literary-agency-gives-assistants-25-40-percent-pay-raise/

The raises, which will impact at least 30 assistants, will go into effect on January 1, 2020

EXECUTIVE MOVES: Former WMG Digital Chief Ole Obermann Joins TikTok as Head of MusicFormer Warner Music Group executive ...
12/10/2019
Former WMG Digital Chief Ole Obermann Joins TikTok as Head of Music

EXECUTIVE MOVES: Former WMG Digital Chief Ole Obermann Joins TikTok as Head of Music

Former Warner Music Group executive Ole Obermann has set up shop at TikTok as the short-form video app's new vp, global head of music. Obermann, who announced his surprise exit as WMG's chief digital officer in June, started the role in October and is based in London.

Obermann revealed his new job via an update on his LinkedIn profile, as spotted by Music Business Worldwide. According to the profile's scant entry on his new gig, Obermann will "lead corporate development efforts" for TikTok and its Chinese parent company Bytedance's music initiatives.

When reached for comment, a TikTok representative confirmed Obermann joined the company this fall.

https://www.billboard.com/articles/business/tech/8545601/ole-obermann-tiktok-head-music-bytedance

Former Warner Music Group executive Ole Obermann has set up shop at TikTok as the short-form video app's new vp, global head of music.

NEW COMPANIES: Montreux Jazz Festival Launches International Media CompanyIan Gillan of Deep Purple performs at the 50th...
12/10/2019

NEW COMPANIES: Montreux Jazz Festival Launches International Media Company

Ian Gillan of Deep Purple performs at the 50th edition of the Montreux Jazz Festival in 2016 Ian Gillan of Deep Purple performs at the 50th edition of the Montreux Jazz Festival in 2016 It's iconic moments like these that the festival's organizers intend to exploit more effectively with Montreux Media Ventures

With the launch of the Montreux Media Ventures, the famous Swiss Jazz festival aims to address the changing model of the music festival industry and Montreux Jazz Festival itself.

The concrete aim of the new company is to tap into the festival's rich musical archive and produce immersive live content with cinematic production values: longform concerts, exclusive interviews, backstage footage – whatever the festival's creatives decide to do together with artists and their teams.

But Montreux Media Ventures will not only expand the festival’s content but also develop tailor-made music events and content for partners, brands and labels.

https://www.pollstar.com/article/montreux-jazz-festival-launches-international-media-company-142948

AGENCIES: Major Talent Agencies Step Up Global Expansion As WGA Standoff ContinuesThe television business is becoming in...
12/09/2019
Major Talent Agencies Step Up Global Expansion As WGA Standoff Continues

AGENCIES: Major Talent Agencies Step Up Global Expansion As WGA Standoff Continues

The television business is becoming increasingly global, fueled by the rapid expansion of the major streaming platforms. That also goes for the major Hollywood talent agencies.

Reps have always looked for opportunities beyond the U.S. But now, because of the increased demand for locally produced international content, they have stepped up their efforts. Also factoring into the acceleration is the ongoing impasse (and legal battle) between the Big 4 talent agencies and the Writers Guild of America which in April ordered its members to fire their agents if they hadn’t signed the guild’s new Code of Conduct.

With literary agents having more time on their hands and a need to develop new revenue streams to make up for writer commissions and packaging fees, agencies have sharpened their focus and doubled efforts in pursuing international opportunities over the past eight months.

https://deadline.com/2019/12/major-agencies-global-expansion-wga-standoff-continues-caa-wme-uta-icm-partners-1202802491/

The television business is becoming increasingly global, fueled by the rapid expansion of the major streaming platforms. That also goes for the major Hollywood talent agencies. Reps have always loo…

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