Universal Music is expanding it’s music recorded-music operations in China.
The labels are Republic Records China, EMI China, PolyGram Records China, and Universal Music China. Each label will operate independently with its own artist rosters, A&R and marketing teams. The suits will report to UMGC chairman and CEO Sunny Chang.
“After 15 years of development in the local market, Universal Music is once again demonstrating its commitment to the Chinese creative community by becoming the first international major music company to launch multilabel operations here,” said Chang in a prepared statement.
“Under the new structure of four distinct labels, the star team at UMGC will be able to better support local musicians in a way that is more professional and comprehensive. With an innovative and pioneering spirit, UMGC will develop rising stars from the Chinese market and promote Chinese pop music so that it can be heard an audience around the world.”
18 year old artist Loi, also known as Leonie Greiner is making waves with the track Melody. The track could find on a home on Spotify’s Amazing Voices Playlist. The German based artist has a big voice that carried her into the final of The Voice Kids.
She does a fantastic job with the song Melody. Fans of Zoe Wees and Adele will enjoy. Speaking of Zoe Wees, check out Loi covering Control.
The Nashville based singer songwriter released her debut her EP Erase August in 2019 and was selected to play SXSW Festival. She performed at the Sundance Film Festival, and had song placements in the CW series All American.
Give the song a stream on KOAR’s Indie Invaders Playlist.
AEG Presents will now require proof of vaccination for entry into its owned clubs, theatres, and festivals.
AEG Presents operates New York’s Webster Hall and Brooklyn Steel, The Roxy and El Rey Theatre in Los Angeles, The Theatre at Resorts World Las Vegas, Firefly Music Festival, Day N Vegas, The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, and Coachella Music & Arts Festival.
“We realize that some people might look at this as a dramatic step, but it’s the right one. We also are aware that there might be some initial pushback, but I’m confident and hopeful that, at the end of the day, we will be on the right side of history and doing what’s best for artists, fans, and live event workers.”
Look out for Sofia Lainovic and the song I Will Not Bother Anymore. Fans of alternative, blues and indie rock will enjoy. She has the sultry rasp like Elle King. The track could fit nicely on Spotify’s New Noise and Indie Rock Club.
“There are people in your life that form you, that make you turn into the version of yourself you are today. I’ve been (emotionally) cheated on and lied to by a really important person. This song is for her. And also for everyone who ever treated another one badly” shares Sofia.