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News August 2016
Beyoncé and Eminem songwriter Mark Batson has been named Create Director of a series of advertising and branding projects for LALPINA Water, a bottled water brand owned by American Premium Water Corporation.

UK Publicity company Purple Entertainment which handles artists such as Adele and Sam Smith has promoted Anna Meacham to International Head of Entertainment & Music and Emma Philpott to International Head of Entertainment & Sports. Both will report to founder and CEO Carl Fysh.

Universal Music Group (UMG) has appointed Oana Ruxandra to a new position of SVP of of Digital Strategy and Partnerships effective the end of August. Formerly at Warner Music Group in New York, she will be based in Santa Monica and report to another former Warner executive, Michael Nash, Universal Music's EVP of Digital Strategy. Another exit from Warner Music to Universal is Samuel Arvidsson who moves from Warner Music Sweden to Universal Music Sweden as their new Commercial Director. Advidsson will report to Joakim Johansson, UMG Sweden's GM and Marketing Manager.

RCA Inspiration, now operating under Provident Music Group, a division of Sony Music Entertainment, has appointed Phil Thorton as SVP and General Manager for the label. RCA Inspiration has now shifted its base of operations to Nashville from New York.

Australian digital content distributor, Valleyarm Digital, has announced that former BMG, Warner Music Australia and ARIA executive Ed St John has joined the board of directors.

Chrysalis Records, just two months after being sold by Warner and relaunching as an independent label in June after being bought by Blue Raincoat Music, has signed a global distribution deal with Kobalt Label Services. The deal reunites the co-founder and original owner of Chrysalis, Chris Wright CBE, a partner and financial backer of Blue Raincoat, with the label.

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