Executive Shuffles: Nonesuch, Republic, APA, BPI, UMG, Island, Conde Nast, NMPA

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Nonesuch Records has now named David Bither as co-president, with the shift commencing January 1st.  David has played a significant role in developing the label’s roster and overall ‘art-house’ profile.  “David has been involved with the label for more than 30 years, and we are truly fortunate to have someone with his deep knowledge and experience take over the helm,” said Stephen Cooper, CEO of umbrella label Warner Music Group.   The Bither announcement closely follows the announced departure of Hurwitz from day-to-day operations.

Elsewhere, Republic Records has promoted Ben Adelson to SVP of A&R, a bump from his previous role as vice president of A&R.

APA has elevated music agent John Pantle to VP of its concerts department.

BPI’s Mike Batt will step down from his role as deputy chairman to focus on expanding his Dramatico Group business.


Universal Music Group has hired Eric Berman as executive VP, public affairs, which is a newly-created position.

Island Records has appointed Rani Hancock head of A&R.

Conde Nast Entertainment has hired Tatiana Gonzalez Rama as head of video data and growth.

National Music Publishers’ Association (NMPA) has appointed Erich Carey as VP & senior counsel for litigation.