Executive Shuffle: Universal Music Group, Warner/Chappell…

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The latest executive shuffles across the music industry…

Universal Music UK has hired Simon Barnabas as Managing Director of it’s compilations division. Barnabas has joined Universal after 16 years of working at Sony Music as a Marketing Director.

Universal Music Nashville has hired Mike Harris as Chief Operating Officer. Harris previously served as Executive Vice President and General Manager for over 3 years for Caroline – a division of Capitol Records.


Warner/Chappell has said farewell to Richard Manners after 17 years. Manners exited with immediate effect. Manners was the Managing Director of Warner/Chappell UK where he signed and worked with a large roster of artists and musicians, such as Radiohead, Muse and several others.

Pledge Music has hired Paula Woolatt as Head of Manufacturing and Fulfilment. Woolatt comes from Warner Music Group where she worked in a variety of roles. Her latest role was Head of Creative Production for the Atlantic, Parlophone, Warner Bros, Rhino and Global Catalogue. Woolatt’s new role will be based in London.

Also, for the latest jobs in the music industry, check out Digital Music News’ job board.

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