Executive Shuffle: Deezer, Red Distribution, NAB, Kobalt, UMG.

Executive Shuffle: Deezer, Red Distribution, NAB, Kobalt and UMG.

A list of executive shuffles across the music business…

Deezer hires Aurélien Hérault as Vice President, Product. Hérault, who is currently head of research and development, will take on the new role to help place personalization at the core of the streaming service.

Red Distribution hires Trina Tombrink as Vice President, Promotion and Artist Development.  Tombrink will be based in New York and will manage Triple A promotion for the company in North America.  Tombrink will report to Danny Buch, Senior Vice President, Promotion and Artist Development.

NAB (The National Association of Broadcasters) hires Ray Baum as Vice President, Government Relations.  Baum will report to Curtis LeGeyt, Executive Vice President, Government Relations.  The role will be effective March 31st.

Kobalt hires Jess Willoughby as General Manager, Nashville.  The role will be effective immediately, and Willoughby will report directly to Richard Sanders President, Kobalt.

UMG (Universal Music Group) hires Alexandra Lioutikoff as Executive Vice President, Latin Music.  Lioutikoff’s role will be based in Miami and she will be responsible for managing Universal Music Publishing Group’s U.S. Latin and Latin American operations.  Lioutikoff will report to Jody Gersen, UMPG CEO/Chairman, and Evan Lamberg, UMPG President, North America.



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