Executive Shuffle: Songkick, A2IM , CMG, UMG, NPR, FMC…

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The latest executive moves across the music industry…

Songkick’s Matt Jones is now the sole CEO, as Ian Hogarth steps away to take on new role as Chairman. The news was announced via a blog post, titled ‘New Year, new roles‘ on Hogarth’s personal Soundboy blog.

A2IM, the American Association of Independent Music, has appointed Richard James Burgess as its new CEO. Burgess will guide A2IM’s growing membership as independent labels step into prominent leadership roles within the music industry.

Capitol Music Group (CMG), a division of Universal Music Group (UMG), announced that Ashley Newton has been named President of CMG and Executive Vice President of Creative/Special Projects for UMG.

NPR has stepped up NPR Music head Anya Grundmann to Vice President of Programming and Audience Development. Grundmann, joined NPR in 1994 and has overseen the development of NPR Music for eight years. She will report to Emma Carrasco, CMO and SVP of Audience Development, and Michael Oreskes, SVP of News and Editorial Director.

Future of Music Coalition (FMC) announced the addition of two new members to its Board of Directors: Jean Cook and Jason Burns.  Cook is a musician who formerly served FMC as Director of Programs, and Burns is a Music Manager based in Toronto.  Both join a governance team, one that will support FMC’s goal of creating a musical ecosystem where artists flourish and are compensated fairly and transparently for their work.

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  1. I'm Coming So Get Ready

    Down with the crew with much hate and real passion ! You don’t want to hear my manifesto , motherfucker ! When I drop on Wall Street it’s going to be high noon when I start pulling , shelling and dropping Uzi pellets inside crackers asses ! I’m gonna kill about five to siX hundred of those bitches before they even drop me. And then I’m going to be super alert–watching out for those sneaky ass NYPD , Ku Klux Klan communist snipers slipping from around the corner. I’m gonna snatch me a fucking hostage and use that bitch for a vest and then blow a window through his brain , use it for a sniper’s nest so I can murder another stink fucking cracker ! LX

    • Im Coming+So+Get+Ready

      Just make sure you sever at least one head for our very last copyright ; we going to get something for our efforts if it ain’t nothing but some homicide fame. And oh yeah , fuck the U.S. government. if it was not for them , we wouldn’t be in this stink nothing country at all !