Parliament-Funkadelic Maestro George Clinton signs with Jampol

Jampol Artist Management struck a deal to manage the funk legend George Clinton and all of his projects, including his iconic bands Parliament and Funkadelic. According to the announcement, the partnership will allow JAM to oversee an array of new initiatives and setups, including re-releases, remixes, documentaries and other audiovisual content, books and stage productions, among other projects.

“Pay attention to our career from now on,” said Clinton, who is 80 but continues to perform. “We have the famous and dynamic Jeff Jampol and JAM Inc. as management. We were doing shit for ourselves, managing to survive. But with the JAM Inc team, we have the management to thrive! Now PFunk is stepping up a gear! “It’s time !”

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“George Clinton is nothing less than a revolutionary,” Jampol said. “What he has created transcends the realm of music; it has upset the culture and blurred the popular imagination. Who before P.Funk offered visions of black people flying spaceships, making monsters, partying under the ocean? Who but George and company could breathe political awareness into all those distant fantasies and still throw the biggest, craziest parties in the world? P.Funk changes people at the cellular level.

+ GMB expanded its relationship with the Estate of George Harrison to administer the Harrisongs catalog, comprising over 200 songs written with the Beatles, the Traveling Wilburys and for Harrison’s solo career. The agreement expands the relationship with Harrison’s legendary boutique music company, Dark Horse Records, with BMG being his worldwide partner for recorded music, music publishing and merchandise.

Harrisongs Limited, the music publishing entity created by Harrison, contains his nearly two dozen songs written with the Beatles, including the band’s most popular song on streaming services, “Here Comes The Sun”. The catalog also includes Harrison’s 12 studio albums of solo works as well as his songs from the two albums recorded by the Traveling Wilburys.

Dhani Harrison said: “I am delighted to announce that my father’s catalog of songs will join BMG/Dark Horse Records. We have had a long and successful partnership with BMG over the years and look forward to continuing to expand our relationship in the future. »

+ Hitmaker Louis Bell has partnered with Electric entertainment for a new editorial joint venture: electric bell. The new company’s first signing is a Grammy-nominated producer and songwriter Linden Jay, administered by Universal music publishing. Jay was recently nominated for a 2022 Grammy for Album of the Year for his work on Doja Cat‘s”planet sheon the songs “Woman” and “Alone”. He also worked with Joji (“Like You Do”), Duke Dumont, Flatbush Zombies, Lion Babe and many more. It continues to be directed by Nick Myers and Kevin Calame of Fast Friends.

To the signature, Linden Jay said, “It’s a privilege to be the first to sign for Louis and Electric Feel’s new joint venture! It’s my first publishing deal and I’ve been waiting a long time to find the right partner – Austin, Anthony and the whole EF team are doing well and when the opportunity to work closely with them and Louis was presented, it was obvious.

Austin RosenCEO/Founder of Electric Feel Entertainment, said, “Working with Louis growing his business has been remarkable. He is one of the most talented producers and writers I have had the pleasure of working with in my career and I look forward to building Electric Bell Post with him.

+ WMEThe music division of announced seven partner promotions and 17 agent promotions.

The seven agents promoted to associate are Cristina Baxter, Michael Coughlin, Ryan Jones, Richard Lom, Ben Schiffer, Peter Schwartz and Sam Wald. Baxter and Schiffer are based in Los Angeles, Coughlin and Jones are based in Nashville, Lom and Schwartz are based in New York, and Sam Wald is based in Sydney.

The 14 people promoted to the post of officer include Tor Breon, Joe Friel, Allie Galyon, Noah Guthman, Andy Mack, Jordan Meisles, Tim Meldman, Michael Montante, Fernando Montes, Rico Pedraza, Jessica Phillips, Jesse Robbins, Brett Schaffer, Grace Stern, Mary-Michael Teel, Austin Tobias and Ian Wilkerson.

“These promotions all reflect the future of the music industry, and we are so proud of the continued creativity that each of these individuals has shown, both internally and on behalf of our customers,” Lucy said. Dickins and Kirk Sommer, co-heads of WME. Music Department. “Their original thinking, their passion for artists and their commitment to excellence sets our group apart.”

+brandon”Lil Bibby“Dickson, the founder of A-level productionshas signed Sam Zelaya “Zzz” to the label.

A shout out from DJ Khaled and a viral TikTok post sent Zzz onto the tracks of Lil Bibby – who invited the 18-year-old to join his Instagram Live after a fan played one of his songs for the music director. Once connected with the budding artist, the Grade A founder loved what he heard and immediately sent Zzz to Los Angeles.

“It’s always great to sign a new rising and coming artist. Zzz makes music for his generation that speaks to his feelings and when I first listened to his track, I almost cried,” said Lil Bibby “I’m always looking for artists to sign that are unique and Zzz is perfect for grade A productions”

Since moving to the West Coast, Zzz has been in the studio with “Lemonade” producer Internet Money and attended several Grammy parties to introduce him to the industry. Zzz was also added to the Lyrical Lemonade Summer Smash Festival lineup. Festival headliners include Post Malone, Playboi Carti, Young Thug, Gunna and many more.

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the New York one Variant 92.3 (WYNL) will launch a new morning show with the host Elliot Segal from April 11. “Elliot In The Morning” is already playing on Audacy’s alternative rock stations KRBZ (Alt 96.5) in Kansas City and WRXL (Alt 102.1) in Richmond, Virginia. The show is syndicated from iHeartmedia Alternative WWDC (DC101) in Washington. Segal, who was inducted into the Radio Hall of Fame in 2021 and appeared in Nickelback’s “Rockstar” video, will take over the morning driving slot previously held by Cane & Corey, who were let go in December.

+ Warner Chappell Music and Music edition unknown signed a country singer Sophie Scott to a worldwide publishing agreement. In 2021 Scott signed with EMPIRE Nashville for recordings. Based in Nashville, she opened for the Jonas Brothers and Kelsea Ballerini and recently released singles “Sweetheart” and “Side Effects.”

Warner Chappell Music also announced that Jen (Stearns) Savitzky was named vice president of finance, North America. She will report to WCM’s Executive Vice President and Global CFO, David Woirhaye.

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+ In a movement that resembles a “Who’s the first?” routine, Shira Knishkowy joined Another management company, leaving Spotify after three years to join the company that oversees the careers of artists including Kurt Vile, Waxahatchee, Stephen Malkmus, Mary Timony, Snail Mail, Mdou Moctar and Horsegirl, as well as High on Fire, Protomartyr, Sheer Mag and d ‘others . Knishkowy’s artist-centric role at Spotify and his previous multi-year stints at Matador Records, Partisan Records and Big Hassle Media make him an ideal candidate for his new role as Artist Manager and Director of Digital and Creative Strategy.

Another co-founder, Rennie Jaffe, said: “I have the ultimate confidence that Shira will take the relationships, skills and, above all, the instincts she has developed over the past 10 years as a music publicist from forefront to quickly emerge as a world-class artist manager. . Shira has always been one of the strongest parts of the most successful album campaigns I’ve managed, and I’m thrilled that she now brings that strength to every campaign. we manage.”

+ In what was seen as a surprising move by much of the country music community, the singer Lauren Alaina announced on social media that she is parting ways with Mercury Recordsthe label she’s recorded for since placing second on “American Idol” as a teenager.

“I want to thank the staff at Mercury Records and UMG Nashville for all they have done for me over the past 11 years,” Alaina wrote. “They’ve been my label since the day I left the American Idol stage as a wide-eyed, enthusiastic 16-year-old. Now, at 27, I look back and see how much I changed and grew into the woman I am now. I made the difficult decision to spread my wings and close a very important chapter in my life. There are more exciting things happening in my career right now than never before, and I just can’t wait to see where it all leads. Lots more to share soon.

Far more than most top finishers on “Idol,” Alaina has remained in the limelight over the years. In February, she was inducted into the Grand Ole Opry, and Alaina is currently starring in the CBS reality series “Beyond The Edge.” As a main or featured artist, the singer had four No. 1 country singles – “Road Less Traveled” (2017), “What Ifs” (2018), “One Beer” (2020) and “Thinking ‘Bout You ” ( 2020). But his most recent single, 2021’s “Getting Over Him,” featuring Jon Pardi, peaked at No. 29 on Billboard’s country airplay chart.

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