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After selling three catalogs to Hipgnosis, Geffen boss Neil Jacobson steps down, launches new venture

New company is called Crescent Drive Productions

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Sony Music UK doubles down on podcast strategy, as Adam Cardew steps up to VP role

“4th Floor Creative is uniquely positioned to create first-class podcasts and I can’t wait to see what we can achieve”

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Having spent $665m on songs, Hipgnosis now owns slices of Shape Of You and Uptown Funk

Fund says that it now co-owns over 11,000 songs

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Taylor Swift is blocking sync uses of her masters now they’re owned by Scooter Braun

Superstar’s re-record strategy becomes clear…

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Reservoir signs Sam Sumser, co-writer of Lizzo’s Juice

Nashville-based writer joins fast-growing rights company

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Def Leppard signs global administration deal with Sony/ATV

Band has sold more than 100 million albums worldwide

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Allen Kovac’s Better Noise signs global marketing and distribution deal with FUGA

Deal sees Better Noise fully integrate its marketing and distribution activities with FUGA

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Universal Music hires BBC exec Alice Webb as CEO of Eagle Rock Entertainment

Exec was previously Director of the BBC’s Children’s and Education department

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Multi-territory digital licensing hub in Africa shows signs of success ahead of potential ‘streaming boom’

Creation of hub was led by South Africa’s CAPASSO (Composers, Authors and Publishers Association)

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Indie distributor Redeye acquires Swedish distribution company Border Music

Early releases under the deal include Drive-By Truckers, Born Ruffians, James Hunter Six and others

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