Executive Shuffles: Columbia, Syco, Republic, Sound Diplomacy, Words & Music…


Charles Garland has stepped down from his position as CEO of Syco Entertainment.  Syco’s Head of Digital and Interactive, Jill Johnson, also recently left the company.

Amanda Walk Dobbins has resigned from her position as Sr. Director of Alternative / Rock Promotion at Columbia, reports All Access.  She will head to Republic Records as VP of Alternative & Rock Promotion.

Sound Diplomacy has hired Danny Keir as Director of Artist and Label Services.  Keir most recently worked at Black Book Management.

Mary Kate Melnick has been hired by Words & Music as Director of Creative Licensing.  Melnick will grow a creative licensing department for the company.


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