Who’s gettin’ paid? DMN brings you the latest music industry jobs, complete with hires, fires, promotions, retires, and even new deals.
Partisan Records has appointed Zena White (pictured above) to Managing Director. She will be the MD for both Partisan and its sister company, Knitting Factory Records. White will report to Partisan founder and President, Tim Putman. She joins the company following a five-year tenure at boutique label services specialists The Other Hand.
Universal Music Group has hired Tuhin Roy. In a newly-created position, Roy will become the Vice President of New Digital Business. Based out of UMG’s Santa Monica offices, Tuhin will report to Executive Vice President of Digital Strategy, Michael Nash.
Thierry Chassagne, President of Warner Music France was appointed Chevalier De L’Ordre National Du Merite, (Knight of France’s National Order of Merit). The President of the French Republic bestows the honorary title to individuals with distinguished military or civil achievements. The presentation was made by French music executive Bernard de Bosson. A number of artists surrounded Chassagne, including Jean-Louis Aubert, Dany Brilliant, and Serge Lama, among others.
Sony Music Entertainment executive Adam Granite will leave the label after twenty-one years. He joined the label in 1996 and served as President of Northern & Eastern Europe and Africa since 2011. Granite reported to Edgar Berger, Sony Music Entertainment International Chairman and CEO.
Sony Music Nashville has announced the promotion of Angie Magill to Senior Vice President of Legal & Business Affairs. She will continue handling contract negotiations and asset clearances. Magill will continue overseeing the A&R Administration and Release Planning & Production departments. She first joined the label ten years ago. Magill previously served as Vice President of Legal & Business Affairs.
Award-winning music supervisor PJ Bloom will join Warner Bros. Records as Senior Vice President of Film & Television Music and Soundtracks. Bloom famously worked as the music supervisor for the Glee TV franchise.
British country music singer and songwriter Fiona Culley has signed with William Morris Endeavor for worldwide representation. She has also partnered with in2une Music for radio promotion, and C2 Media Relations for PR representation.
Mountain Home Music Company has hired So Much Moore Media’s Martha Moore to handle publicity for an upcoming album. She will handle the publicity for Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver’s Life is a Story CD. Moore has previously handled projects for NewTown and Darin & Brooke Aldridge.
Lord & Thorn Music Publishing has signed Bobby McLamb as its frontrunner staff writer. He has written alongside Bernie Nelson, Ray Fulcher, Brent Stenzel, and Frank Myers. McLamb has also collaborated with Grassroots Revival, Sugar & Steel, and other artists.
First Access Entertainment announced an exclusive publishing deal with Warner/Chappell. Warner/Chappell will represent First Access Entertainment’s publishing roster for synchronization in film, TV, advertising, and media. Songwriters and artists Liam Bailey, Ray Djan and Ashton Foster (PKA Culture X Tones), Dwayne Alo, BB Diamond, Parri$ and Team Salut are included in this deal.
Sony Pictures Television co-presidents Jamie Erlicht and Zack Van Amburg have announced their departure. They will exit the independent studio in August. Apple has hired the two exiting Sony co-presidents. Erlicht and Van Amburg previously oversaw production on hits like Breaking Bad, The Crown, and The Black List.
Michael Ball and Alfie Boe have inked a triple-signing with Decca Records. The duo will work together on their new album, Together Again. The album reached double-platinum status in the UK with over 600,000 copies sold. Ball and Boe also signed individual deals with Decca Records. Separately, the pair also announced new UK outdoor arena tour dates.