Executive Shuffles: CBS Radio, NPR, Sony Music Entertainment, UMG…

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The latest executive moves across the music industry…

CBS Radio recently announced Jeff Sottolano’s promotion from Director of Programming to Vice President of Programming. Jeff’s responsibilities have changed slightly, and he will now be contributing to research, developing performance strategies, and continuing to seek programming opportunities.

NPR (National Public Media) have looked into their digital-focused roles, and opted to appoint Jamie Kriegel as new Senior VP of National Spot Radio Sales.  Mitch Bindell will serve as the Director of National Spot Radio Sponsorship Sales.

Sony Music Entertainment President India & Middle East Shridhar Subramaniam was unanimously elected as the Chairman of Phonographic Performance Limited (PPL).

SONGS Music Publishing appointed David Gold to the newly-created position of Head of Business & Legal Affairs in its New York headquarters.

BBR Music Group elevated Jennifer Shaffer to National Director of Promotion for Wheelhouse Records, the label group’s newest imprint.

Columbia Records UK announced the arrival of two key members of their press and publicity team: Taponeswa Mavunga as Head of Publicity and Frazer Lawton as Senior Press Officer.

Napalm Records has bumped Thomas Caser from head of A&R to CEO.
Sha Money XL (real name Michael Clervoix) left his post as Executive VP Urban A&R at Epic Records to focus on his Teamwork Music production company.

UK’s Music Publishers Association appointed Jane Dyball as CEO of the MPA Group of Companies.  Dyball has been acting CEO since May, following the departure of Sarah Osborn.

Big Deal Music elevated Casey Robison to Partner/Senior VP, heading the company’s pop department.

In relation to artist management, citing  “ethical and moral disagreements,” Afrojack has parted with Montana Management after 3 years. The split apparently occured over  a month ago, but was unknown to the public as it was not announced.  The bigger news is that, Afrojack has now started his own company, one that is focused and tailored to ”standing by an artist and artist needs’.’

The above follows a major re-org within Universal Music Group – UMG recognized a need for reorganization of their international operations. Michael Nash now serves as Executive Vice President of digital strategy, overseeing UMG’s giant’s worldwide strategies.  Nash reports to UMG Chairman/CEO Lucian Grainge.  Michael Nash has also joined UMG’s newly formed executive management committee, designed to facilitate better international coordination.

Among other changes, Michele Anthony, UMG Exec VP, expands her oversight to UMG’s Canadian operations. Andrew Kronfeld has been promoted to Exec VP of marketing and will relocate from London to UMG’s Santa Monica headquarters.

Below is a list of UMG members of executive management committee, chaired by Grainge:

  • Michele Anthony, Executive Vice President, UMG
  •  Frank Briegmann, President & CEO, Central Europe & Deutsche Grammophon
  • Jody Gerson, Chairman and CEO of Universal Music Publishing Group
  • Jeffrey Harleston, General Counsel and Executive Vice President of Business & Legal Affairs, UMG
  • David Joseph, Chairman & CEO, Universal Music UK & Ireland
  • Andrew Kronfeld, Executive Vice President, Marketing, UMG
  • Boyd Muir, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, UMG
  • Michael Nash, Executive Vice President, Digital Strategy, UMG
  • Pascal Nègre, CEO of Universal Music France and President of Italy, Middle East and Africa
  • Will Tanous, Executive Vice President, Communications, UMG

One Response

  1. remi Swierczek

    UMG boys are in clouds, on top of this ladder, in heavenly juice, withdrawn from digital music compost catalyzed
    by Ek’s music killing DOPE.