The IFPI has named Lauri Rechardt Head of Licensing and Legal Policy. This position expands on the Head of Global Legal Policy role previously held by David Carson, who recently left the IFPI.
Warner Music Group has some switch-ups in their senior management. Eric Levin is now Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Levin succeeds Brian Roberts, who is now Executive Vice President of Corporate Strategy & Operations. Roberts’ new role is a newly created position.
Deezer has appointed Christian Harris Managing Director of the U.K. and Ireland. Harris replaces Mark Foster. Deezer also announced that they are partnering with Vodafone to expand to South Africa.
Glastonbury Head of Production Dick Tee has resigned after 14 years. Tee said: “I am extremely sad and disappointed that my concerns regarding the way certain elements of the festival are now being structured and managed are not being adequately considered and dealt with, and as such I have found myself in an untenable position regarding my continuing role…”
In other industry news…
Mark Bell of British electronic group LFO has died. The news was announced by his label, Warp Records. Bell was a frequent Björk collaborator and produced Depeche Mode’s Exciter album.
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