Executive Shuffles: Merlin, TourGigs, Peret…

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TourGigs has named filmmaker and photographer Danny Clinch as Creative Director.  Clinch is a three-time Grammy nominee and has filmed Bruce Springsteen, John Mayer, Pearl Jam, Tom Waits, Willie Nelson, Foo Fighters, and many more.

Ryan McWhinnie is Merlin‘s new Director of Legal and Business Affairs.  McWhinnie was previously at media law firm Harbottle & Lewis.

Elsewhere, the “father of the Catalan rumba” Peret has died as a result of lung cancer.  The Catalan rumba is described as being a mix of flamenco rumba, Cuban music, and rock and roll.  Peret had been working on two new albums, one in Catalonian and one in Spanish.


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