Executive Shuffles: BMG, ole, Phantom Music, Soundrop, Lively…

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  • BMG has named Fred Casimir Executive Vice President of International Repertoire. He will be responsible for recordings released through BMG Artist Services and BMG’s catalog recordings, which includes Mute Records and Sanctuary Records.
  • Rights management company ole has named Jim Selby as their first SVP of Digital.  Selby was formerly CEO of Naxos.
  • Dave Shack is now Managing Director of Phantom Music Management Limited; this is a newly created position. Phantom Music is Iron Maiden’s management company.
  • Jørn Haanæs recently became CEO of Soundrop; Haanæs was formerly chief revenue officer and an executive at Warner Music. He replaces co-founder Inge Sandvik, the previous CEO.
  • And it’s a good time to be looking in Seattle.  Lively, a freshly-financed startup that distributes live performances, has hired six new executives:
    • Lee Marshall is the new COO.
    • Pete Moran is now VP of Global Sponsorships.
    • Brad David is VP of Channel Development.
    • Zach Varnell is now VP of Audio Engineering and Production.
    • Dan Horton is Senior VP of Product and Technical Operations.
    • Joshua Batchelder is now VP of Video Production.


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