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    It's been a fairly active and as always interesting last couple of weeks in the A&R, Publishing, Film/TV/Video Game, and Studio Worlds. The main news has been the announcement that Warner Bros. Records has hired Robert Kraft to help reinvigorate Warner's film, television and video game soundtrack department. Kraft was formerly the President of Fox Music from 1994 to 2012 and has credited with music supervision for more than 300 films. The other big executive move was the appointment of Jon Platt as the new President, North America of Warner/Chappell Music. Platt will report to Warner/Chappell Music Chairman/CEO Cameron Strang and is expected to remain in Los Angeles.

Other industry moves include the exit of Sydney Entertainment Centre GM Steve Romer and the exit of Bertlesmann President Thomas Hesse. Bertlesmann released a statement saying that Hesse will step down December 31st "at his own request" with Chairman/CEO Thomas Rabe assuming Hesse's duties. Alliance Entertainment has been acquired by Super Dcreating the second largest U.S. wholesaler with revenues of approximately $900 Million and the Music Business Association has added Glenn Dicker, co-owner of Redeye Inc., andDave Zierler, President of INgrooves Music, to its Board of Directors. iTunes Radio has hired former Cumulus Media Executive VP-Sales Michael Pallad who is now overseeing ad sales for iTunes Radio internationally. Sony Music Entertainment India has signed a strategic license deal to sell its music catalogs in India, Sri Lanka and other SAARC countries to Warner Music Group. Warner Music Group has also announced the launch of Warner Music South Africa following a buyout of Gallo Records' share of the joint venture Warner Music Gallo AfricaTracy Fraser will continue as Managing Director, Warner Music South Africa. UK media and promotion executive Kevin McCabe is joining Universal Music as Director of Promotions and Artist Campaign Strategy at Caroline InternationalSony/ATV Music Publishing has announced the promotion of Jacob Fain as VP, A&R and Research.



Some upcoming events you should not miss: Several of the key music and programming decision-makers from some of the world’s most influential radio brands have confirmed their attendance and participation at the Worldwide Radio Summit in Hollywood, CA from April 2 – 4, 2014 (organized by AllAccess.com and A&R Worldwide). The event is a must attend for labels, publishers, managers, songwriters, artists and others vested in getting their music to the decision-makers and gatekeepers of the U.S. and worldwide radio community. ClickHERE before December 15th to take advantage of the early bird savings. The event will lead up to the highly respected independent global music, media and technology conferenceMUSEXPO, which celebrates its 10th year April 6 – 9, 2014. An exciting addition to this year's MUSEXPO is the Global Synch & Consumer Brands Summit returning for its 5th year to Los Angeles. Another event to put on your calendar is the first-ever Global Rock Summit in Hollywood, CA, April 4-5, 2014 at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel. Renowned UK-based rock festival booker and artist Manager Seven Webster, owner of 7pm Management and MUSEXPO Founder/President Sat Bisla have teamed up to launch this event. More information at www.globalrocksummit.com 
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Quick Music Notes:
Being a 'Music Executive' Isn't Enough Anymore (Op-Ed) http://bit.ly/1f78wDC
Jon Platt Named President, North America at Warner/Chappell Musichttp://bit.ly/1f78qf6
RIP - Jim Hall Dead: Jazz Guitar Master Dies At 83 http://bit.ly/1fjPwmd
Superstar Songwriter Claude Kelly Shares Production Tips http://bit.ly/194357U
Gigging, touring, and performance contract tips http://bit.ly/J2UAjt 
Kennedy Center Taps Chicago Symphony Exec as Next Presidenthttp://bit.ly/1gWIWCD
Indie Artists: The First Step Against Being Ripped Off Is to Become an Artist Entrepreneur http://bit.ly/1iT5msT
The 10 Do’s and Don’ts of Recording Your Music http://bit.ly/IMByxl
iTunes Radio Is Having Zero Impact on Paid Downloads... http://bit.ly/18j2z7t
Top 10 things to do (and not do) when playing an Industry Showcasehttp://bit.ly/18wVAFT
A Day To Remember Sell Almost 100K Albums Without Labelhttp://bit.ly/1iPJ9f5
Why All Three Big New Music Services Were Postponed to 2014http://bit.ly/18do61m