Executive Shuffles: Columbia, Sara Bareilles, NMPA, Cornerstone…

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The National Music Publishers’ Association has elected Chip McLean to their Board of Directors. McLean is Senior Vice President of Business Development & Business Affairs for Disney Music Group.

Stephen Ferrera, Senior VP of A&R at Columbia Records, has passed away. He passed on Monday, January 27th of lung cancer.

Sara Bareilles fired her manager Jordan Feldstein, potentially due to an ugly, food-and-water-throwing incident with Sharon Osbourne at Clive Davis’ annual Grammy shindig (Osbourne reportedly went nuclear after Feldstein made disparaging comments about the Osbourne clan).  Other Feldstein clients include Robin Thicke and Maroon 5.

Cornerstone Agency has two additions to their PR team:

  • Erica Mapa is now Senior Account Executive.  Mapa will support Cornerstone’s consumer PR division.
  • Becky Bayles is now PR Manager at Cornerstone’s London office.  Most recently, Bayles was an Account Executive at Formula PR.