DEALSThe estate of Joey Ramone has sold a stake in its share of The Ramones’ songs catalogue to Primary Wave for $10 million, according to Billboard. “Joey Ramone was a total original – his songwriting style and voice are all undeniably unique and immediately recognisable still today”, says Primary Wave’s VP Business Affairs & Legal, Lexi Todd. “We’re THRILLED to have the opportunity to continue the legacy of Joey Ramone and [the] Ramones catalogue”.Ghostwriter Consultancy & Events has extended its partnership with Marble Factory to operate all live music events at the Bristol venue, which sits alongside the Motion night club. “With the addition of the Marble Factory within the Motion complex, the award‐winning independent venue renowned for electronic music has grown significantly after hosting an eclectic mix of over 80 live shows in the last eighteen months”, says Ghostwriter’s Commercial Director Carl Bathgate. “In order to remain competitive in such a strong territory we have revisited our offering and made significant investments coupled with operational improvements to further support our clients and their artists and keep the venue moving forwards”.————————————————–APPOINTMENTSMusic publisher Manners McDade has hired Laura Harrison as Music Services Manager.
She joins from Soho Music.Natalie Wade has joined UK record industry collecting society PPL as Director Of Music Industry Engagement.
She is the founder of education charity Small Green Shoots and The Cat’s Mother, a mentoring organisation for women entering the music and creative industries. “Having built and developed Small Green Shoots from scratch, this has been a huge decision for me personally”, she says of accepting her new job.Read more on completemusicupdate.com