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Stargate team joins EMI Publishing roster

EMI Music Publishing has reached a worldwide agreement with Stargate songwriter Mikkel Eriksen, who shares the credits for a string of hits by artists including Beyoncé, Rihanna, Ne-Yo, Mary J Blige and Mariah Carey.
Eriksen joins his Stargate partner Tor Erik Hermansen on the EMI Music Publishing songwriting roster. Hermansen has been represented by EMI since 1999, and this marks the first time that the Stargate songwriting partnership has been brought together under one music publishing house.
Hermansen and Eriksen will also continue with their joint venture partnership Stellar Songs, with EMI Music Publishing and the pair’s long-time managers Tim Blacksmith and Danny D.
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Sony BMG hitches Vodafone Live! leader

Sony BMG Music Entertainment UK has hired former Vodafone Director of Global Content Development, Graeme Ferguson, as the label’s Senior Vice President digital and strategic partnerships.
Ferguson joined Vodafone in August 2002 to lead the Content Development Team for Vodafone Global Products and Content Services. In his time he oversaw the launch of the Vodafone Live! portal, achieved several landmark sports deals and was also responsible for introducing other forms of rich-media content through Vodafone Live!, including full-track music from the majors, Europe’s first 3D games and the first-ever launch of made-for-mobile content developed with 20th Century Fox.
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