Music+Sport announces a new hire.
Veteran booking agent P-C Rae will serve as Artist Booker at Music+Sport. He’ll oversee and acquire talent for live music events at sporting venues.
Pitchfork announces a key appointment.
Starting October 15th, Puja Patel will serve as Editor-in-Chief at Pitchfork. She’ll oversee editorial content across all platforms and events. In the role, Patel replaces founder Ryan Schreiber.
Spotify loses yet another top executive.
Jackie Jantos, Spotify’s Vice President for Brand Creative, will exit the company. The marketing veteran had served at the company since 2013. Jantos previously served at Coca-Cola and Ogilvy & Mather. Alex Tanguay, Senior Global Brand Director, and Alex Bodman, Global Executive Creative Director, will assume her responsibilities.
The news of Jantos’ departure comes days after Spotify announced Seth Farbman, its Chief Marketing Officer, would leave the company.
iHeartMedia confirms a new appointment.
Maria Palmer will serve as Music Director for iHeartMedia Charlotte as well as On-Air Host for 106.5 The END, an Alternative Rock station in Charlotte. She joins the Charlotte market from Washington DC, where she started her radio career.
As Music Director, Palmer will assist with day-to-day operations of the station’s music programming. Responsibilities include managing relationships with record label partners and scheduling daily music logs. Palmer will also lead WEND’s social media accounts, regularly updating and engaging with listeners and users.
Sony/ATV loses its CEO.
As reported on DMN, Martin Bandier, Sony/ATV’s 11-year Chairman and CEO, will step down from the company in March 2019. Multiple reports suggest Jon Platt, CEO and Chairman at Warner/Chappell Music Publishing who will step down at the end of this year, will take over for Bandier.
ONErpm makes a key hire.
Music industry veteran Jason Jordan will serve as Managing Director of North America at ONErpm, a global distribution, label services, and rights management company. He’ll grow the company’s reach in the US and Canada.
Based in Brooklyn, Jordan will also oversee marketing, sales, A&R, business development, publishing, artist relations, and distribution. In addition, he’ll manage teams based out of Nashville, New York, Miami, Los Angeles, and San Francisco. Jordan has previously served at Urban Outfitters, Columbia Records, Hollywood Records, SynchTank, Imagem Music, and Republic Records.
Grammy Museum announces board shuffle.
Michael Sticka will serve as Executive Director at the Grammy Museum. He’ll oversee the organization’s strategic direction. Sticka will also oversee all aspects of operations, including curatorial, development, marketing, grants and awards, public and education programs, and more. He previously served as Controller and Senior Director of Finance and Administration.
Chief Operating Officer Rita George will continue overseeing day-to-day operations and management.
The Grammy Museum has named Scott Goldman as Artistic Director. He previously served as Vice President of the Grammy Foundation and the MusiCares Foundation.
Bob Santelli, the museum’s Founding Executive Director, will remain on the Grammy Museum board. He’ll focus on growing the organization’s footprint through programs, including traveling exhibits.
BMI poaches top executive from PRS for Music.
Longtime PRS for Music executive Karen Buse will serve as Managing Director of European Society Relations at Broadcast Music Inc (BMI). In the newly-created role, she’ll work with key European and global performing rights societies to maximize BMI International’s revenue, improve business practices, and identify growth opportunities. Based in London, Buse will report to Ann Sweeney, Senior Vice President of International and Global Policy.
Sony Music confirms two promotions.
Based in New York, Monica Cornia and Melissa Thomas will serve as Senior Vice President of International Marketing.
Cornia will serve as SVP at RCA Records. Thomas will serve as SVP at Columbia Records and Epic Records.
In the roles, both will develop and execute international marketing campaigns for artists. Cornia and Thomas will also enhance artists’ international marketing presence.
CTS Eventim confirms a slew of hires.
CTS Eventim, which operates as Ticketcorner in Switzerland, has revealed Pascal Zürcher serves as the company’s Chief Marketing Officer. He previously served at Ticketportal, which merged with Starticket.
In addition, Bernhard Keller serves as Chief Financial Officer at Ticketcorner. He’ll oversee the company’s legal and IT departments. Keller previously served as CFO at Acutronic, Swarovski, and Ifolor.
Urs Wyss, Ticketcorner’s former CMO, now serves as Chief Sales Officer. He takes over certain responsibilities from CEO Andreas Angehrn.
ATC Live adds new staff members.
Veteran booking agents Guillaume Brevers and Graham Clews have joined ATC Live, a London booking agency.
Brevers joins ATC from BFOS, his booking agency in Belgium. He also brings his client roster which includes A$AP Nast, Princess Nokia, and Boy Pablo.
Clews joins from his company, the Alexia Agency in Glasgow, and brings his roster to ATC Live.
Eps America announces a new hire.
Lee Bauman will serve as Managing Director of Eps America. He previously served at GM and 4Wall Entertainment.
Eps America has worked with multiple music festivals, including Coachella, and tours, including One Direction’s Where We Are North American tour.
iHeartMedia expands an executive’s responsibilities.
In addition to her current duties, Alissa Pollack, Executive Vice President of Global Music Marketing, has a new responsibility – creating music strategies. Per All Access, she’ll work closely with Brand Managers and the National Programming team to oversee and create custom data-focused roadmaps for artists, brands, and advertising partners. She’ll continue to lead artist relations for Premiere Works’ 5,000+ affiliates and iHeartRadio and its Podcast teams.
UTA’s Josh Roth passes away.
Josh Roth, the Head of Fine Arts at United Talent Agency, has passed away. He was 40. Roth had founded UTA’s Fine Arts department 3 years ago. He had previously served as the Chair of the Art Law department at Glaser Weil, a law firm.
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