Executive Shuffles: Kobalt Label Services, Shazam…

The latest comings & goings…

Kobalt has just named Diarmuid Quinn as President of Kobalt Label Services for North America.  Quinn, a longtime label exec, will report into Richard Sanders, Chairman of Kobalt Label Services and President of Kobalt Music Group.

Quinn, who will be focused on both internal staffing and artist acquisition, comes to the table with extensive label, management, and production experience.  “Kobalt is changing the music industry, and Diarmuid Quinn is the right person to help us execute our vision,” said Willard Ahdritz, Founder and CEO of Kobalt Music Group.

Elsewhere, Shazam has just plucked Kevin McGurn from Hulu, and ID’d him title of Chief Revenue Officer.  McGurn was a top advertising executive at Hulu.  (Separately, Shazam just released its iOS 7.0 upgrade.)

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2 Responses

  1. tune Hunter
    tune Hunter

    Mr. Hulu must urgently contact his counterpart at Gracenote, Soundhound and The Echo Nest.

    Simultaneous convertion to mandatory purchase only music stores is the only logical revenue oportunity for those great but lost piracy catalictic converters.

    Sorry guys time to grow up and tart to earn normal money – billion + dollar IPO will wait for each one of you!

    Time for Discovery Moment Monetization and 30 billion dolar muisic industry in just three years.

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