Capitol Music Group has hired Mitra Darab as Senior Vice President of Marketing. Darab will be in charge of marketing and digital for artists like Sam Smith, The Dream, and Five Seconds of Summer. Darab was previously Vice President of Marketing at Warner Bros. Records.
Heavy Duty Music Publishing has hired Kate Urcioli as Executive Producer. Urcioli was previously Sr. Music Producer at McGarryBowen. Heavy Duty’s Executive Creative Director is Ariel Rechtshaid.
There’s been a change to 7digital’s board. Mark Foster, CEO of Arts Alliance Ltd., has joined the board. Prior to Arts Alliance, Foster was Managing Director of Deezer UK and Ireland.
LyricFind has hired Robert Singerman as Vice President of International Publishing. Singerman has represented R.E.M, James Brown, The Gypsy Kings, and others.
Twitter has named Sunil Singhvi Director of Music. Singhvi announced the news on Twitter (of course), saying he will move to the US to start the new position in the fall. Singhvi is currently Head of Entertainment Partnerships at Twitter UK.
Facebook‘s Engineering Director, Lars Rasmussen, is leaving his position to co-found a music startup. Rasmussen says the new company is “a new and exciting way to compose and experience music“. The unnamed company’s other co-founder is Elomida Visviki.
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