Noted: June 19 - June 27, 2014

June 19

Dick Clark Productions' Assaf Blecher will expand his role as vp programming and development to include oversight of Keshet DCP, the joint venture formed by Keshet International and DC Media, which is the parent company of Dick Clark Productions.

June 20

Ryan Gentles and his New York firm Wiz Kid Management have joined the management division of C3 Presents. Gentles' entire client roster, including The Strokes, Albert Hammond Jr. and School of Seven Bells, will also join C3.

Capitol Nashville publicist Fount Lynch welcomed the birth of baby girl Cordi Ki Lynch, with his wife Krystal. "She looks just like [her sister] Naomi," he shared. "We are over the moon."

Beau Benton was named vp publicity at Republic Records after a nine-year run at 42West.

Gina Sorial Hana joined Dick Clark Productions as the new director of communications after an eight-year stint at Rogers & Cowan.

At Cannes Lion International Festival, Scooter Braun (left) announced an alliance with his SB Projects and British advertising agency Bartle Bogle Hegarty to create The Creative Studio, a next-generation content studio led by Braun and BBH L.A. chief creative officer Pelle Sjoenell.

EDM conglomerate SFX Entertainment signed a five-year, $75 million international sponsorship deal with ticket reseller Viagogo, in which that company will be the authorized source for resale tickets for all of SFX's festivals and events.

June 21

Rapper Rick Ross was reportedly denied entry to Detroit's Hot 107.5 Summer Jamz, after a mob of protesters awaited his arrival at the Chene Park Amphitheater. There were allegations that the incident was connected to Detroit native Trick Trick, whose song "No Fly Zone" warns artists about coming into the city without permission.

June 23

Beka Tischker was named senior vp A&R for Dr. Luke's Kemosabe Records and senior vp publishing at Prescription Songs.

Wendy Goldstein was promoted from senior vp A&R to executive vp/head of urban A&R for Republic Records.

June 24

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis and manager Zach Quillen announced plans to bring onboard longtime booking agent Josh Dick of The Agency Group.

Frank Sinatra's first New Jersey driver's license was put on the auction block by Boston-based RR Auction with an initial minimum bid of $500. Issued in 1934 - with a typo - to Francis Sintra, the license was signed by the then-19-year-old, at the time 5 foot, 8 inches, 130 pounds. His blue eyes were also listed.

June 26

Indie-folk duo She & Him have split with longtime label Merge Records, who released their four previous albums, for a move to Columbia Records. The Sony label confirmed that a forthcoming album will be released this fall.

June 27

Dynamite Music, the new label founded by Mitch Davis (Clive's son) and Marco Liuzzo in partnership with Caroline and Capitol/Universal Music Group, announced Ryan Cabrera as its first signing. A new single will be released this summer; an EP and a full-length will follow later this year, says manager Nick Lippman.


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