7Horse “Man In Black” (Independent)
Alexandra Jackson Legacy & Alchemy (Independent)
Ar-Kaics “She’s Obsessed With Herself” (Independent)
Brett Newski “Ride” (Independent)
Delia Derbyshire Appreciation Society The Desert Beckons (Six Degrees)
English Beat “How Can You Stand There?” (Independent)
Ilhan Erashin’s Istanbul Sessions Solar Plexus (Independent)
Kinks The Kinks Are The Village Green Preservation Society (BMG)
Mark Knopfler “Good On You Son” (Blue Note/Capitol)
Mountain Man “Baby Where You Are” (Nonesuch)
Laura Jean Anderson “Thinkin Bout You” (B3SCI)
Lindsay Beaver “Too Cold To Cry” (Alligator)
Pollies “Transmissions” (This Is American Music)
Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band Poor Until Payday (Independent/Thirty Tigers)
Rosanne Cash “She Remembers Everything” (Blue Note/Capitol)
Stephen Winston Unresolved (Independent)
Will Hoge My American Dream (Independent/Thirty Tigers)
William Fitzsimmons “Second Hand Smoke” (Nettwerk)
Zoo Animal “Filthy Doubter” (Independent)
XRT Celebrates Chicago Gourmet 2018
WXRT/Chicagois partnering with the Illinois Restaurant Association and Bon Appetit to present Chicago Gourmet, September 28-30, with morning host Lin Brehmer joining the festivities. September in Millennium Park, celebrity chefs headline cooking demos, popular wine & mixology seminars serve up the coolest trends in a glass, and an awesome lineup of food, wine, spirits, and beer keeps the crowd rockin’ and rollin’. Special musically inspired culinary events offer guests unique experiences, while the classic Hamburger Hop on Friday night is a certified hit for a reason.
Elektra Staffs Up, Martin Named VP/Triple A
The newly formed Elektra Music Group has announced three key appointments in its promotion department ahead of the label group’s October 1 launch, appointing longstanding Roadrunner team member Jason Martin VP of Promotion/Triple A. The company also brings on Melanie Scull as Vice President of Promotion, focusing on Pop radio. Roadrunner Promotion will change its name to Elektra Promotion—with seasoned pro Myra Dehais serving as SVP of Promotion – West Coast/Alternative, and All three report to Elektra Music Group Co-President Mike Easterlin, who will lead the new company with Co-President Gregg Nadel.
“Radio remains a powerful and essential force in fan engagement, especially as we’re launching and building careers for artists across the Elektra Group roster,” said Easterlin and Nadel. “We’re so excited to have three of the most experienced and well-respected promo folks in the industry at the core of our promo team. We’re happy to welcome Melanie into the WMG family and congratulate Myra and Jason on their new gigs. It’s great to have them on board as we gear up for our official launch in a couple of weeks.”
Jason Martin, based in Nashville, joined the Roadrunner promotion team nearly two decades ago, initially serving as Denver regional rep, and most recently as national VP of Alternative & Pop promotion. He started his career at 91X/San Diego as a production assistant before working in promotion and marketing at Rhino Records and RCA.
Melanie Scull, based in New York, joins Elektra Music Group from RED Distribution, where she was VP of Pop Promotion. Melanie started her promotion career at Capitol Records, serving in regional positions in Dallas and LA before being upped to National Promotion Director for Top 40 projects. She has also worked at Republic and in2une Music.
Myra Dehais, based in San Diego, has been with Atlantic Records as part of the Roadrunner promotion team since 2012. Having previously worked at Epic, Warner Bros. Records, and RED, she brings a magnitude of multi-format experience to her new post. She first joined Atlantic in 1993 after several years in college and commercial radio.
In addition to these moves, Bill Millman will return to Boston from Chicago to take up the position of New England Midwest Regional Manager for Elektra Music Group.
Mumford & Sons Reveal Delta
Mumford & Sons have announced it will release its fourth studio album, titled Delta, on November 16 via Gentlemen of the Road/Glassnote Records. Delta was written collectively by the band, produced by Paul Epworth and recorded at London’s The Church Studios.
Lead single “Guiding Light” arrived at radio last week. The group performed the song on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on Monday, September 24. A 60-date worldwide arena tour will be announced on October 4, set to kick off later in 2018.
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