Vevo appoints Jon Gisby as head of Europe
Jon Gisby has been installed as Vevo’s new head of Europe, ahead of the departure of chief revenue officer Nic Jones. Gisby, who had been working in the role in a consulting capacity for Vevo, will be based in the firm’s London office. Gisby commented on his new role: “Vevo is at a crucial point in its journey to transform its content, product and business. Our European teams and partners are at the heart of Vevo’s global strategy; delivering the best content to millions of fans and working with some of the most exciting artists in the world. Driving these plans forward is a challenge I relish, and I’m excited to be joining the team.” Over the past 20 years, Gisby has served as a digital marketing executive for an array of broadcasters, rights holders and brands. Jones is returning to Australia, although he may continue to work for Vevo
Tidal to stream Bon Jovi performance ahead of new album release
The US star is performing his upcoming album This House Is Not For Sale in full on Broadway at the Barrymore Theatre the day before its release (October 21). This performance will be live streamed via Tidal, with the streaming service also offering subscribers access to exclusive content, such as backstage footage. Bon Jovi will also be performing the album in full at the London Palladium on October 10 and the Queen Elizabeth Theatre in Toronto ahead of its release.
Radio 1 and 1Xtra hiring two new editors
Radio 1 and 1Xtra has revealed that it is looking to fill two new editor positions to work across linear programming across both networks and on-demand services. The senior roles will play a central part in the creative and editorial direction of Radio 1 and Radio 1Xtra’s music strategy. News of the vacancies follows the launch of new ‘phone-first’ playlists across both networks. These were announced by Radio 1 and 1Xtra controller Ben Cooper at last month’s MUSEXPO Europe.
Music Week RADAR returns tonight
Music Week’s showcase RADAR returns to Under The Bridge in London tonight (Thursday, October 6) Urban punk duo Nova Twins (pictured) head an eclectic line-up also featuring pop duo Off Colour, singer-songwriter Matt Wills, diverse multi-instrumentalist Cameron Bloomfield, singer-songwriter Joy Crookes and urban influenced songwriter and producer Benjamin Joseph Edwards aka Miller Blue. Born as a collaboration between Music Week, ILUVLIVE and MusicConnex. RADAR is designed to shine a spotlight on the best unsigned and just-signed talent. A limited number of complimentary tickets are available to Music Week subscribers. For more information, please visit https://radaroct16.eventbrite.co.uk and use code MWVIP.
Unsigned Music Awards nominations revealed
A panel of more than 80 judges from across the music industry cast their votes last month, with an initial list of 4,000 applicants streamlined down to 15 categories of four or five acts each. The list (which can be seen here) features an array of emerging UK talent including Elle Exxe, AKS, Skies, Hunter & The Bear and Darby Ward. The ceremony will take place on October 27 at London’s Troxy and will be hosted by MTV presenter Laura Whitmore and Chris Stark from BBC Radio 1’s Scott Mills show. The show, sponsored by Liquiproof, will be televised and other official partners include Marshall Amps, UniLad and Locke Living. (Music Week)
Traxsource expands international music team
Download platform and dance music retailer Traxsource has made a number of key appointments to bolster its international music team. Steve Mill has been appointed as Deep House A&R manager, having previously served as A&R manager at Kerri Chandler’s Madhouse Records UK, while Ysanne Reid is appointed as the company’s marketing manager. Previous positions include marketing and A&R for Kerri Chandler's Madtech records and A&R for Skint Records. Meanwhile, Mimmo Falcone is appointed to the position of Afro House A&R manager and will be based in Italy. He is currently a DJ/producer and A&R label manager and is also the founder of MoBlack Records.