Executive Shuffles: C3S, NMPA, Capitol, Musicians on Call, Sony/ATV

The music industry has seen several changes and new appointments this week. In Germany, the Cultural Commons Collecting Society (C3S) has made an interesting shuffle by naming Max Gössler as the new managing director. Gössler, a musician and co-owner of the label Somadate Records, has been a regular member of C3S and was deeply involved in the organizational development of the European Cooperative Society.

Meanwhile, the National Music Publishers’ Association (NMPA) has appointed Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler to its SONGS (Supporting Our Next Generation of Songwriters) Foundation Board. David Israelite, the NMPA’s president and CEO, expressed his excitement over Tyler’s addition to the board, saying, “Considering his songwriting credentials, I am thrilled that he is joining the NMPA SONGS Foundation Board, where I know his insight and his heart for helping creators will be an incredible asset.” The SONGS board also includes Jewel, songwriter Kara DioGuardi, Razor & Tie founder Craig Balsam, Nashville Songwriters Association (NSAI) president Lee Thomas Miller, Reservoir Media Management founder Golnar Khosrowshahi, NMPA EVP & General Counsel Danielle Aguirre, and NMPA SVP of External Affairs, Charlotte Sellmyer.

Capitol Music Group (CMG), owned by Universal Music Group (UMG), has been undergoing a significant realignment of its staff, and the latest appointment is ex-Mighty Mighty Bosstones member and co-founder Nate Albert. Albert has been named EVP A&R for Capitol Records and will report to CMG president Ashley Newton and UMG EVP of Creative/Special Projects, Steve Barnett.

Katy Epley has been promoted to EVP of Musicians On Call, a non-profit organization based in Nashville that brings famous artists and their music to bedridden patients. Epley has been instrumental in growing the charter of the organization, and some of the ‘bedside greatest hits’ include Kelly Clarkson, Imagine Dragons, Charles Esten, Darius Rucker, Kelsea Ballerini, Brantley Gilbert, and Hunter Hayes.

In publishing land, Sony/ATV Music Publishing has re-upped Marty Bandier as chairman and CEO. Bandier has been at the helm of Sony/ATV since 2007 and has helped the organization grow into a formidable force in the music industry.

All these appointments signify that the music industry is continuously evolving, and the industry players need to adapt to the changing landscape. The appointments made this week reflect a diverse range of skill sets and backgrounds that will undoubtedly help the music industry move forward. The C3S’s appointment of Gössler, for instance, highlights the importance of having individuals with an in-depth understanding of the industry at the helm of organizations that aim to serve it. Similarly, Tyler’s appointment to the NMPA’s SONGS Foundation Board signifies the industry’s recognition of the need to support up-and-coming songwriters.

Epley’s promotion to EVP of Musicians On Call demonstrates the importance of the music industry’s role in serving the community. The organization’s goal of bringing music to bedridden patients is a testament to the healing power of music. Finally, Bandier’s re-appointment as chairman and CEO of Sony/ATV Music Publishing signifies the importance of having industry veterans with a wealth of experience at the helm of organizations.

In conclusion, the music industry’s continued evolution requires individuals with diverse skill sets and backgrounds to steer it in the right direction. The appointments made this week reflect the industry’s recognition of this fact and the need to adapt to the changing landscape. The music industry’s role in serving the community and supporting up-and-coming talent is crucial, and organizations that aim to serve it must have individuals with an in-depth understanding of the industry at their helm.

We’ll have more executive shuffles ahead; make sure to send changes to news@digitalmusicnews.com!  Written while listening to Finnish heavy metal group Tombstone

One Response

  1. Remi Swierczek

    Sony with Doug Morris and his bodies will soon become assisted living facility!
    No wonder music business has shrunk to $14B.

    UMG on suicide binge with old men at Sony following the suit is our near term future.