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Oasis' silver lining
Oasis will mark the 25th anniversary of the release of Definitely Maybe with a reissue and digital campaign.
New picture disc and silver-coloured vinyl editions of the album – which originally came out on August 29, 1994 – will be released, while additional material from the era is set to be made available digitally throughout August.
DEAG feeds the Mewes
Deutsche Entertainment Aktiengesellschaft (DEAG) has acquired a 51% interest in management, booking and event company Mewes Entertainment.
Founder Jan Mewes will join DEAG as part of the deal, which was welcomed by CEO Prof Peter Schwenkow who declared: “Jan Mewes brings along very good and long-standing expertise in the area of pop and volksmusik. I look forward to working with him. With his broad network and our structural resources, we will create additional synergies for DEAG. The joint content will be merchandised via MyTicket so our ticketing business will also benefit from this investment.”
RCA say yes Sir to Top Dawg
Following their collaboration to release SZA’s 2017 multi-platinum album Ctrl, RCA has announced it will again partner with Top Dawg Entertainment.
This time the label will release Chasing Summer by R&B artist Sir, which will be preceded by single Hair Down on August 8.
Superstruct partners with Next Events
James Barton's Superstruct Entertainment has announced that it has entered into an investment and partnership agreement with Next Events, the owner and operator of Germany’s largest electronic music festival, Parookaville.
Vicente García inks worldwide publishing deal
Dominican singer-songwriter Vicente García has signed a worldwide deal with Warner Chappell Music.
The agreement covers all past and future work from the three-time Latin Grammy Award winner.
Mama Mia! Universal executive joins ABBA company
Universal Music Group's managing director of Universal Music Sweden and president of its Nordic region Per Sundin is to step down and go to work for ABBA.
The executive is to become CEO of the Pop House Group, the firm co-founded by Björn Ulvaeus in 2014 to create live events around the ABBA brand, which so far have included a museum devoted to the band in Stockholm and touring live event Mama Mia – The Party.