Overnight news from around the world: Friday, August 12

Overnight news from around the world: Friday, August 12

Zach Katz joins NMPA Board of Directors

Zach Katz, the recently appointed president of US repertoire and marketing for BMG, has joined the National Music Publishers’ Association’s Board of Directors. Katz takes over the seat previously occupied by BMG's former president of the US operations Laurent Hubert. “I’m honoured to join the respected music industry professionals as a member of the NMPA’s Board, an organisation that champions the rights of creative people with such unwavering commitment," commented Katz. "The NMPA and BMG share a similar mission -- to create a fair and transparent environment where the interests of publishers and songwriters are protected. I’m looking forward to the work we’ll do together for the advancement and benefit of music industry professionals.”

David Enthoven passes away

David Enthoven, the long-time manager of Robbie Williams, has passed away. Williams confirmed Enthoven's death last night, paying tribute to his manager of 20 years on Twitter, writing: “My Friend, Mentor and Hero passed away today. David Enthoven I love you RIP.” Williams had been working with the industry veteran since 1996, along with his business partner Tim Clark.

BMG US promotes Alex Flores

BMG US has named Alex Flores as its senior vice president of marketing, commercials, film and television. In her now role, Flores will oversee the firm’s marketing teams in New York and Los Angeles. Previously vice president, film and TV marketing, she will continue to be based in Los Angeles. Since joining BMG in March 2012, Flores has nurtured key relationships in the industry, developing opportunities for the firm’s roster of artists, while building a marketing team to provide best possible service to both BMG’s sync and artist clients.

New boutique festival coming to the midlands

ABC, the Magic Numbers, The Hoosiers, Toploader, Alcester’s Jack Blackman and Dodgy  are among the first run of acts to be confirmed to appear at the upcoming Camper Calling event – a new boutique festival set to take place at Ragley Hall over the August Bank Holiday weekend. Organisers hope to establish the event as the midlands’ “finest family-friendly boutique music festival”. The event will also feature 40 other live bands and tribute acts, a foraging walk, theatre, street food, campfire tales and an Aüguztfest German beer festival. The festival promises children’s entertainment with circus shows, hulahoop lessons, ukulele workshops and an adventure playground. The stately home’s lake will host a range of water sports activities, which will be free of charge to anyone camping at the event for the weekend. (Stratford Herald)

Message Is In The Music charity announces fundraising event

A host of internationally renowned musicians and artists will be heading to Gloucestershire on September 24th for a fundraising music and comedy event by the charity Message is in the Music. All profits from the show, which takes place at the Bacon Theatre in Cheltenham, will go towards local community projects within the Gloucestershire area. (MI Pro)




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