Lil Yachty has launched Concrete Rekordz, a record label joint venture with Quality Control Music and HYBE. The label aims to expand the growth and success of Quality Control Music, which was acquired by HYBE America a year ago. Concrete Rekordz’s first release is a song and music video titled “Family Business” from the group Concrete Boys. The label will be home to Concrete Boys and is set to release their first compilation album, “It’s Us Volume 1” on April 5.

Natasha Kilibarda has been promoted to VP of marketing and creative strategy at Island Records. Kilibarda will continue leading campaigns for artists like Sabrina Carpenter, Chappell Roan, and Brittany Howard. Concord has appointed Stephanie Hudacek as president of Nashville-based label Rounder Records. Hudacek has a wealth of experience in the industry and has worked with artists like Kaitlin Butts, Joshua Ray Walker, and Aubrie Sellers. Avex USA has added Brennen Bryant as director of A&R and publishing, along with signing hip-hop/Jersey club producer DJ Smallz 732.

Virgin Music Group has partnered with 3AM Entertainment, the label founded by Jay Sean, Jeremy Skaller, and Jared Cotter. 3AM Entertainment will focus on artists from the South Asian diaspora, with their first project being a single called “Heartless” by Jay Sean featuring Ikky. Arista Records has promoted Kathryn Sullivan to VP of marketing, while Sphere Entertainment Co. has appointed Ned McNeilage as chief creative officer. Universal Music Publishing Group has appointed Adriana Ramos as managing director of UMPG Brazil.

Warner Chappell Music has signed a global publishing deal with Teddy Swims, and Universal Music Publishing Group has appointed Adriana Ramos as managing director of UMPG Brazil. Cinq Music has signed Lil Mosey and his label Love U Forever in a global distribution partnership. TBA Agency has announced several key promotions and new hires in its branding department. Nova, a curated creative freelance network and marketplace, has launched and is now available in the App Store. The National Music Publishers’ Association (NMPA) SONGS Foundation has unveiled a new board of directors with notable songwriters and industry executives.

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